Did Lesbian Jeopardy! Champ Mattea Roach Make It Past Game 24?
Jeopardy!, but now it has come to an end.Roach, a lesbian and one of several stellar out contestants the show has had recently, saw her winning streak end in the episode that aired Friday. She lost by a single dollar to challenger Danielle Maurer.Maurer, a digital marketing manager from Peachtree Corners, Ga., finished in first place with $15,600 while Roach, a tutor from Toronto, came in second with $15,599.Roach was in the lead with $19,200 heading into Final Jeopardy!, wagered $3,601, and did not respond correctly, while Maurer, who had $11,400 going into the round, wagered $4,200 and did provide the correct response.The category was USA, and the clue was “These two mayors gave their names to a facility built on the site of an old racetrack owned by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler.” The correct response was “Who are William Hartsfield and Maynard Jackson?” Both were mayors of Atlanta, and the facility is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.But Roach’s run on Jeopardy! was a great one.