When you watch Jeopardy, you probably have an idea of each contestant. They're extremely intelligent, put-together, and calm. This is serious business for them, unless you're watching the teen tournament.
But every once in a while, a contestant graces the Jeopardy podium who steals everyone's hearts. There was Ken Jennings, who many believe purposely answered a question wrong to end his 74-game winning streak. Jennings won $2.5 million, which is way more than an average contestant. There was also Susan Cole, who was totally shut down by Trebek when he called her a 'loser' for liking nerdcore hip-hop.
Now, there's Austin Rogers, a New York City bartender, who has racked up $306,900 in winnings over the course of 8 days. Not too shabby! Everyone is loving Rogers for his quirky attitude and his ridiculously cute mimes when he's introduced (and when he gets an answer right!)
"They're completely off the cuff," Rogers said of such moments. "While you're up there, before the camera pans over to you, you forget that, 'Oh no, I've got 11 seconds.' I forgot every single time."
"He's got hair; he's got chutzpah. He's got broad-based knowledge," Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek says.
Rogers has a pretty decent strategy on how to win, and it sounds solid.