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Macalester grad's 'Jeopardy' streak comes to an end

13 Octobre 2017

Game shows have an uncanny ability to create modern folk heroes, and the latest was Austin Rogers of Jeopardy! fame.

The reign of the former St. Paul student, now a NY bartender, ended after 12 episodes and $411,000 in winnings. The eccentric nerd managed to dominate the show for 12 games straight before being defeated by a mere $51 by stay-at-home mom Scarlett Simms.

The 12-day winning streak for a charismatic "Jeopardy!" contestant came to a close on Thursday night. "He was fun to be with and slightly irreverent", "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said in a news release.

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Rogers' haul ranks fifth on the show's all-time non-tournament winning list- impressive but still far behind the $2.5 million Ken "So smart it took a supercomputer to beat him" Jennings won in 2004.

"I set myself a goal of two wins, and I exceeded that expectation".

"I don't really know (how I'll spend the money) other than I want to make sure that I'm all within tax law before doing anything stupid or frivolous", he said. "Or, like, Estonia. I've also wondered if a Steinway piano is a good investment", he says. He'll be back for the "Jeopardy!". He'll be back on "Jeopardy" on November 6 competing in the two-week tournament of champions.

Macalester grad's 'Jeopardy' streak comes to an end