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Rowan Ward, Nonbinary Contestant, Makes Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

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Nonbinary contestant Rowan Ward has claimed a spot in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions with a win in the Second Chance Tournament.The Tournament of Champions brings together all the top winners of the previous season.

This year, for the first time, Jeopardy! reserved two spots in the Tournament of Champions for winners of the Second Chance Tournament, televised over the past two weeks.

The competitors in the Second Chance Tournament were those who’d lost to “superchamps,” such as Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio, and Mattea Roach.

Ward had lost to Amodio, who amassed a 38-game winning streak in the 2021-2022 season.Ward, a Chicago-based sportswriter specializing in horse racing, won a semifinal game Wednesday in the Second Chance Tournament, advancing to a two-day final round against Monday and Tuesday’s semifinal winners, law student Jack Weller and interpreter Sadie Goldberger.

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