Danger! Champion Troy Meyer stuns host Ken Jennings by capping his 4th milestone win with a brave final pull

Rising star of JEOPARDY!, Troy Meyer, won his fourth game on Tuesday for a cool total of $137,000 and quite a final win.

He bet heavily in the last round despite technically claiming the win, leaving host Ken Jennings almost speechless and fans with high hopes.

Troy Meyer has fans going wild as he wins his 4th runaway game


Troy Meyer has fans going wild as he wins his 4th runaway gamePhoto credit: ABC
But he wasn't satisfied, betting $7.2k to win a nice even $40k


But he wasn’t satisfied, betting $7.2k to win a nice even $40kPhoto credit: ABC
Host Ken Jennings remarked,


Host Ken Jennings remarked, “Wow!”Photo credit: ABC

The reigning champion was joined by Linda Napikoski, an ESL instructor from Phoenix, Arizona, and Joe Incollingo, a film and television publicist from Los Angeles, California.

Troy, a music executive from Tampa, Fla., has certainly already caught the attention of fans, but now he’s become one to watch.

Before tonight, three out of three wins were “breakaways”.

In other words, at Final Jeopardy he had such a big lead that he couldn’t be caught – after tonight he went four for four.

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Troy was one with the buzzer and had such a lead that even when rival Linda nearly doubled her score on a Daily Double, it just didn’t matter.

Troy also showed that he is one with Jeopardy! lore by referencing last year’s Tournament of Champions finalist Sam Buttrey and asking for a hint by declaring, “Bring it!”

At Final Jeopardy, Troy had $32,800, Linda $10,300 and Joe $7,400.


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Everyone was right about “Nabokov,” but Troy wanted a bigger win than his earlier ones.

Ken turned to him when it was time to reveal his answer and bet.

“He could have bet quite a bit, do we have an even bigger payout than that?” Ken asked.

“$7200 wow!” the host explained dazedly as Troy revealed a bet that was bigger than expected – or needed.

“Same $40,000!” the host, who knows something about winning, closed.

Troy was declared the winner with a huge total and looked so grateful.

He’s now the fifth contestant to qualify for next year’s Tournament of Champions, though viewers don’t think he’ll be going home to prepare anytime soon.

The others are fan favorite Ray Lalonde with 13 wins, former poker ace Cris Pannullo with 21 wins, five-day champion Luigi de Guzman, and four-day champion and priest David Sibley.


Fans on a Reddit thread were pumped as the ongoing champion seemed to gain momentum over time.

One viewer wrote: “Troy has been an absolute machine since day one and has been amazing to watch.”

Another claimed: “In terms of four day totals, Troy is ahead of everyone on the 10+ play list except for Amy [Schneider] and Jacob [Holzhauer]which is very good for him.”

“Troy is now getting bigger in the Final Jeopardy bet…” wrote a third.

A fourth agreed: “Anything over $130,000 in 4 games gets in some pretty high society.”

A fifth even expressed: “I really hope he tops Cris Pannullo. So far Troy is doing an excellent job! Keep it up Troy!”


Troy started competing last Thursday – Ken revealed he looked up close to tears during his emotional first win for the sweetest of reasons.

Troy’s mother recently passed away and they “shared a great love,” Jeopardy! together.

As Troy also briefly mentioned tonight and last night, his wife Genevieve was a contestant in 2009 and they met anonymously online while she was practicing for the competition.

Troy told The New York Times in her 2010 wedding announcement, “I was talking to friends and they thought I was absolutely crazy.”

They kept in touch while she prepared, but Troy didn’t know what she looked like until her episode aired.

Troy previously told the New York Times: “I thought she was 55 years old.”

They eventually met in person after she competed: “Within the first 24 hours, we just wanted to be together,” Genevieve told the New York Times. They now share a son, 10.

Troy – who some fans said looks like Bill Hader – is one of the best trivia players – or quizzers – in the US.

He is a four-time winner of the niche online invitation-only Learned League, a trivia club with over 25,000 members and Jeopardy!-like questions.

It’s no easy feat to “win the scarf,” the prize bestowed on the secret league champion, once, let alone four times.

Many dangers! Champs are or were secretly members, including host Ken, per The New Yorker — he’s had to resign for obvious reasons.

As a result, many fans have raved about him online ahead of his arrival, and he’s certainly starting to live up to the hype.

Meanwhile, Troy doesn’t have any social media accounts either – which is another sign he could be our next serious winner, as the show advises champions to keep a low profile or keep a profile.


Co-host Mayim Bialik, 47, is expected to return to the game show in late February.

With her Call Me Kat schedule running longer than expected, Mayim will start her hosting duties with a new teen tournament.

Fans will get more from Ken as he releases the new Jeopardy! Masters spinoff set to air in prime time in the spring.

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The 20-game, 10-episode special pits all players against each other in a round-robin with no elimination.

Troy Meyer won his 4th game for a straight $40,000 and was unstoppable


Troy Meyer won his 4th game for a straight $40,000 and was unstoppablePhoto credit: ABC
He will now be at the 2023 Tournament of Champions


He will now be at the 2023 Tournament of ChampionsCredit: Danger
Troy met his wife while she was training to become a contestant in 2009 — he's lived up to his hype as a trivia titan


Troy met his wife while she was training to become a contestant in 2009 — he’s lived up to his hype as a trivia titanPhoto credit: ABC/Danger!

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