This Jeopardy champ is quirky and weird..to say the least

Austin Rogers may not stand out at a hipster watering hole in New York City, but as a Jeopardy! contestant, he's not exactly your run-of-the-mill contender. "He's got hair, he's got chutzpah, and broad-based knowledge," says show host Alex Trebek of Rogers in one video clip, which shows moments from the quirky 38-year-old bartender's recent winning streak. As of Thursday, he has emerged victorious eight shows in a row, with total winnings of $306,900, per WABC. The shaggy-haired Rogers regularly hams it up for the camera, makes risky bets, and breaks into "celebratory histrionics" whenever he guesses correctly, per NPR. It calls him perhaps "the best thing to happen to the game show since IBM's Watson trounced its human … opponents."

He's capturing so much attention online—where he updates what's been happening on the show via his own Twitter feed—that he's earned his own #AustinonJeopardy hashtag. 


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