Mattea Roach is a Canadian tutor who has been on the game show Jeopardy! since April 4, 2022, and has a 21-game winning streak. Roach is the most successful Canadian player on Jeopardy!, with a total of five regular season wins.
She has so far won $506,584 by accurately answering 93 percent of the buzzed-in questions. Roach qualified for her season’s Tournament of Champions thanks to her streak.
Roach attended Halifax’s Sacred Heart School and has family in both Halifax and Cape Breton. She spent the first six years of her childhood, as well as a portion of her youth, in Halifax.
During her Jeopardy! introductions, she keeps some traditions from Sacred Heart’s Catholic curriculum and prays the Hail Mary frequently.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in sexual diversity studies, political science, and women and gender studies from the University of Toronto. She now resides in Toronto and works as a tutor.
She has stated that Wheel of Fortune was her favorite game show growing up, but she also watched Jeopardy!
Roach has tattoos with lines from the Talking Heads and has met Bill Gates.
Who is Mattea Roach’s partner?
Roach declares herself to be a lesbian. Her partner is currently not known to the media. Roach is such a loving and intelligent person.
Mattea Roach Jeopardy! streak
So far, Roach has amassed a total of $506,584 from 21 games. Roach is the sixth highest earner on Jeopardy! during the regular season. She is the youngest contender to have won as much as she has, having earned as much as she has at the age of 23. “My student loan is paid off,” Roach declared after winning her first game and $32,001. She’s also qualified for the Tournament of Champions, which will take place this fall and pit her against some of the show’s most successful competitors.
For the first time since October 13, 2020, Roach was the only person on stage for Final Jeopardy! on April 20, 2022. Roach said she planned to compete against Amy Schneider, who had a 40-day winning streak that ended a few months before Roach entered the competition. Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio, and Jonathan Fisher have all had 10-game streaks this season.
Roach, the most successful Canadian, has expressed disappointment that former presenter and Canadian Alex Trebek is no longer hosting the game. Roach described her technique as follows: “You should only concentrate on the aspects of your life that you have control over. There will always be a level of uncertainty in every situation involving other people. You can’t plan for everything that could possibly go wrong.”
By the time Final Jeopardy! aired on April 27, 2022, Roach was in first place (her 17th appearance). Ben Hsia, her opponent, correctly answered the riddle after betting all of his money, tying him with Roach. Roach also got it right, betting only $1 of her profits and winning by $1.