Mattea Roach said growing up with three brothers helped shape her competitive nature as she once again dominated in Jeopardy! On Tuesday night, she took her 11th consecutive win on the popular quiz show.
Roach, a 23-year-old originally from Halifax, took home an additional $17,281 bringing her total winnings to $244,882 USD.
By the end of the evening, she had answered 23 questions correctly and only two incorrectly, giving her a 92 percent success rate. Among the correctly answered questions were questions about the Bay of Fundy and the Titanic.
Roach didn’t get the last Jeopardy! ask well, but neither do her two opponents.
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Roach’s enthusiasm for competition didn’t come out of nowhere. During the interview portion of the show, she said she had three younger brothers, two of whom are twins.
She said growing up, they were very competitive with each other.
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“One of the twins once bet me — I was 14 and he was nine — he bet me he’d get his driver’s license before me, get a job before me and start dating before me,” she said.
“And the sad thing is he beat me two out of three. So now we’re going to see if he can get on Jeopardy! and maybe the best for me here.”
If that happened, her brother would have a hard time beating. Roach returns for her 12th game on Wednesday night.
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In an earlier interview with Global’s the morning showRoach said she signed up for the show online during the pandemic because she was “bored” and wanted to try it.
“The worst thing that happens is I don’t hear anything, and the best thing that happens is I may have been on the show, so there’s literally no downside to doing the test. Then I have the best possible result,” she said.
That best possible outcome – so far – has allowed her to pay off her student loans and have a chance to appear in a future Tournament of Champions game.
Roach graduated from Sacred Heart School in Halifax in 2015 and her family still lives in Halifax and Cape Breton. She now works as a tutor in Toronto.
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