Squamish teacher ends 'Jeopardy!' run with 5 straight wins

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An arts and humanities instructor at Quest University in Squamish has won five consecutive Jeopardy! games in shows aired over the past week.

Andrew Haringer has taken home a total of US$98,599 for his quick and accurate answers during the five games. On Thursday night’s episode, his sixth game, he stumbled on some answers and was toppled by other contestants, ended his winning streak.

Earlier in the week, he avoided a close-call elimination by winning just one dollar more than the other contestants. According to the Squamish Chief, he was not able to identify the correct Disney princess in the Final Jeopardy round.

Haringer made a rebound the following night by betting all $13,200 of his earnings on the final round. When contestants were asked the location of the European Union’s Central Bank headquarters, he was the only contestant to correctly provide “Frankfurt, Germany” as the answer.

But there will be more opportunities for Haringer to cash in on Jeopardy! With five straight wins in the books, he will be returning to the show for the next Tournament of Champions.

Jeopardy! is now in its 31st season and one of the most syndicated television shows in the world. The record holder for the longest winning streak is Washington state resident Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in 2004 earning him US$2.52 million. Additional appearances on the show have given the computer scientist a total of US$3.196 million in cash prizes.

Interview with Andrew Haringer

Congrats to 5-day winner Andrew Haringer who joins the ranks of our season 31 Jeopardy! champs.

Posted by Jeopardy! on Friday, May 22, 2015

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