What's Next For Matt Amodio After His Jeopardy! Winning Streak?

On Monday, October 11, 2020, "Jeopardy!" contestant Matt Amodio's 38-game winning streak officially came to an end (via CNN). The Ohio native ended his impressive run with 1,299 correct clues and $1,518,601 in total earnings. Amodio ended his career-high in third place against actor Jonathan Fisher and statistical research assistant Jessica Stephens. Though Amodio's streak has come to an end, he maintains the second spot on the list of all-time consecutive wins behind Ken Jennings, who boasts 74 wins. In terms of his cash earnings, he is at No. 3 behind James Holzhauer and Jennings (via ABC).

Reflecting on his achievement, the 30-year-old said in a statement, "I always wanted to be a 'Jeopardy!' champion and I accomplished that. know going into every bar trivia game that I play that I'm going to come in with a little intimidation factor. But also, I just like the badge that it represents." The champion also revealed where fans can see him next.

Matt Amodio is ready for the next completion

After ending his "Jeopardy!" 38-game winning streak, Matt Amodio is slated to compete on the Tournament of Champions season, where he will face off against other top players (via People). Though he's well versed in many subjects, Amodio will have to work on his pop culture knowledge before stepping into the next competition. He told Vulture, "I did my best to be interested in the minutiae of the celebrity eye. I'm naturally a curious person, which helps, but I still went in very skeptical. This is gonna be miserable every second I spend on TMZ reading about these people. But as I learned more, I was able to appreciate the nuances of things and started asking questions."

Luckily, the next Tournament of Champions is expected to air in the fall of 2022, meaning Amodio has plenty of time to prepare (via Newsweek). As of right now, he's expected to compete in the two-week competition against eligible players Brian Chang, Courtney Shah, Zach Newkirk, and John Focht. While the competition will be tough, Amodio is certainly one to watch for.