Clinching another win on October 1, Matt Amodio has solidified his place amongst some of the best people to ever play the game. According to People magazine, Amodio now has a stunning 33 wins under his belt, and he has surpassed former “Jeopardy!” champion James Holzhauer. Only one other “Jeopardy!” champion stands in Amodio’s way of all-time greatness, and that’s Ken Jennings, who won an impressive 74 games in a row back in 2004.
“My name may be near Brad, Ken, and then James in the record book, but I’m just glad I’m not up near them with buzzers in their hands, because we know who the real GOATS still are,” a humble Amodio said in an interview following his October 1 win (via YouTube). “[Ken] always been the face of Jeopardy! to me, and so when I think of Jeopardy!, I think of him. To [be] right behind him is a surreal experience,” Amodio said. He also revealed that he’s watched Jennings on the show, and he took one thing in particular from him to help him out — his demeanor. Amodio praised Jennings’ “great stoic personality.”
Thus far, Amodio has won $1,267,801, but he says that the more he wins, the more pressure he feels to keep winning. Well, the pressure is on because it doesn’t look like Amodio will be saying goodbye to “Jeopardy!” anytime soon — and we’re totally here for it.