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Westchester's Austin Rogers Advances To Finals Of 'Jeopardy!' Tournament

Austin Rogers advanced to the finals of the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions.
Austin Rogers advanced to the finals of the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions. Photo Credit: Sony Pictures

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Austin Rogers' run on "Jeopardy!" isn't over yet.

Rogers, a Pound Ridge native who graduated Fox Lane High School, who garnered national attention for his 12-game winning streak this fall, advanced to the finals of the show's Tournament of Champion.

In his first game on Nov. 8, Rogers lost a quarterfinals matchup to Alan Lin, with Lin beating him $19,610 to $16,000.

Despite the loss, Rogers earned a wild card to the semifinals, where on Monday, he defeated his two opponents and won $14,500.

Rogers was in first place after Single Jeopardy! and carried his lead over into Final Jeopardy! where he faced this clue:

A biography of this 19th century VP traces his family to a German town made famous in a folktale about children

Rogers correctly answered Hannibal Hamlin and beat the second place finisher by more than $4,000.

The "Jeopardy!" champion, had become a national sensation during his time on the show for his outfits, antics, and hatred of the band, Eagles.

For previous stories on Rogers, click here , here , here , here , here , here and here .

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