“Jeopardy” hero James Holzhauer and the woman who finally beat him, Emma Boettcher, have both signed on to the show’s 2019 “Tournament of Champions.” And no, Ken Jennings isn’t involved — he was not eligible, a “Jeopardy” spokeswoman told TheWrap.
This tournament only includes winners from Seasons 34 and 35. The 15 contestants will compete for a grand prize of $250,000 over a 10-day period from Nov. 4 – 15.
Holzhauer’s 32-game, $2,462,216 winning streak made him a household name this year — but it ended just shy of Jennings’ all-time winnings record of $2,520,700 when Boettcher stopped the trivia-machine in his tracks on June 3, just $58,484 away from the record.
Following the show’s airing, Holzhauer said, “I never really believed I could win 75 shows, but I definitely thought I had a great shot at Ken’s cash winnings record.” Now, he has one more chance to regain his former glory.
The complete contestant roster is as follows:
|Name||Hometown||Season||Total Winnings||Games Won|
|James Holzhauer||Las Vegas, Nev.||35||$2,462,216||32|
|Josh Hill||North Little Rock, Ark.||34||$163,721||7|
|Ryan Fenster||Seatac, Wash.||34||$156,497||7|
|Kyle Jones||Aurora, Colo.||35||$145,403||7|
|Rob Worman||Edina, Minn.||34||$133,900||6|
|Alan Dunn||Johns Creek, Ga.||35||$120,802||5|
|Steven Grade||Atlanta, Ga.||35||$115,501||5|
|Eric R. Backes||Round Rock, Texas||35||$105,602||4|
|Anneke Garcia||Salt Lake City, Utah||35||$104,497||4|
|Lindsey Shultz||Pittsburgh, Penn.||35||$101,002||4|
|Emma Boettcher||Chicago, Ill.||35||$97,002||3|
|Gilbert Collins||Princeton, N.J.||34||$84,201||5|
|Rachel Lindgren||Bend, Ore.||34||$75,999||5|
|Dhruv Gaur||Gainesville, Ga.||34||$100,000||College Champion|
|Francois Barcomb||New Paltz, N.Y.||35||$100,000||Teachers Champion|