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Streak Ends: Westchester Native Finally Loses On 'Jeopardy!'

Austin Rogers has been winning over America with his skills on "Jeopardy!".
Austin Rogers has been winning over America with his skills on "Jeopardy!". Photo Credit: Sony Pictures

Westchester's own Austin Rogers' prolific -- and historic -- run on "Jeopardy!" is over. 

The Pound Ridge native lost on Thursday night, $33,201 to $33,150 to Scarlett Sims, a stay-at-home mom from Tennessee, ending his winning streak at 12 games and $413,000 won.

Only four other contestants in the 53-year history of "Jeopard!" have ever won more  money than Rogers, host Alex Trebek said.

Rogers, a graduate of Fox Lane, got off to a rough start, losing all of his money on a Daily Double in "Single Jeopardy!" and finishing well behind Sims after round one. 

In "Double Jeopardy!" Rogers, who grew up on the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, rebounded, but entered "Final Jeopardy!" trailing Sims $21,200 to $16,200, where he had this clue: 

A 1947 FBI study chided this holiday film’s “attempt to discredit bankers…a common trick used by communists."

Rogers correctly answered: "It's A Wonderful Life," but his wager of $16,150 was not enough to unseat Sims, who wagered $12,001.

The "Jeopardy!" champion, has become a national sensation for his outfits, antics, and hatred of the band, Eagles.

Despite his loss, Rogers is scheduled to appear on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," at 11:34 p.m. on WNBC Channel 4. 

For previous stories about Rogers, click here, here, here, here, here, here.

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