‘JEOPARDY!’ ANNOUNCES 2019 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS ROSTER

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

JEOPARDY!’ ANNOUNCES 2019

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS ROSTER

 

Marquee Players “JEOPARDY! James” Holzhauer and Emma Boettcher

Among Field of 15 Returning For 10-Day Event Airing November 4-15

 

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (July 10, 2019) ­– JEOPARDY! has announced the roster of players invited to return for the highly-anticipated Tournament of Champions. The participants were revealed today in a special edition of the quiz show’s digital “Jeopardy! Insider” series. Among the 15 top competitors set to face off for the $250,000 grand prize are James Holzhauer, whose 32-game, $2,462,216 streak made him a household name earlier this year, and Emma Boettcher, the powerhouse who stopped the James juggernaut in its tracks.

 

To watch the replay, click here: JEOPARDY! Announces 2010 Tournament of Champions Roster

 

In addition to Holzhauer and Boettcher, the field consists of the players who won the most games since the last Tournament of Champions, as well as the most recent Teachers Tournament and College Championship winners. 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

JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show™, and host Alex Trebek will begin their 36th season on Monday, September 9th. With a weekly audience of 23 million viewers, JEOPARDY! is the top-rated quiz show on television, and has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2019 Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host. The show holds the Guinness World Records® title for the most Emmy® Awards won by a TV game show (35 Emmys); it is also the recipient of a 2011 Peabody Award. JEOPARDY! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp. For more information, please visit Jeopardy.com.

 

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Alison Shapiro Cooke

Director of Communications | JEOPARDY!

(310) 244-6514

alison_shapiro@spe.sony.com

 

Susie Eun

Publicity Manager | JEOPARDY!

(310) 244-6517

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