=Answer: This bearded bartender from New York just won $65,600 in a single day on “Jeopardy!”
Question: Who is Austin Rogers, a guy the Internet is absolutely loving?
Rogers win on Monday doesn’t beat the all-time single day record on “Jeopardy” held by Roger Craig, a 33-year-old University of Delaware graduate student who back in September of 2010 won $77,000 in a single day. But it’s still an impressive way to continue a now 5-day winning streak that, so far, has earned him $188,700.
Rogers’ win, like in previous episodes, was punctuated by his flamboyant persona and almost arrogant confidence (a sampling of which you can see in the video above.) At one point in today’s episode, he wagered $15,700 during a Daily Double question, and he had racked up over $42,000 by the Final Jeopardy question. That behavior, along with his hipster fashion sensibilities, has endeared him to viewers, especially on Twitter, with some users comparing him to the frontman of an indie rock band, and others to a Wes Anderson character.
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This #Jeopardy contestant is definitely the love child of every male indie band lead singer. Ever. pic.twitter.com/PbsDlqNEDD
— apple crisp amy (@heyamyfaye) September 26, 2017
The best thing on TV today? Austin, the best contestant #Jeopardy has ever seen. Would love to see the unedited episode… pic.twitter.com/a35NGdRyPF
— Julie Bray (@the_julie_bray) September 26, 2017
A human being has never been prouder of themself. #Jeopardy pic.twitter.com/jOraUPvyR6
— 🇨🇦 Marshall Ferguson 🏈 (@TSN_Marsh) September 27, 2017
When you already know what you want and everyone is still looking at the menu…#jeopardy pic.twitter.com/5iRCmJG3rZ
— Lacey (@Lacinha) September 28, 2017
$65K?? Austin ain't going to back to bar-tend for a couple of years after he leaves #Jeopardy lol pic.twitter.com/winzGS4gN0
— JDegarson (@johndegarson) October 3, 2017
Austin is the best thing to happen to #Jeopardy in a while. Guy is a savage; hoping for a Ken Jennings type run here.
— Frank B (@fbenway) October 3, 2017
Even with $188,700, Rogers still has a way to go before he matches Jennings. The longest-running “Jeopardy!” contestant won 74 straight games and earned over $2.5 million during his championship.