Ellensburg Accountant Scares the Hell Out of Jeopardy! Champion
A cheery accountant at Central Washington University in Ellensburg is now the toast of the town after her dazzling performance on the TV game show Jeopardy! last night.
Tracy Pitzel gave us her first exclusive interview on the air this morning describing her exciting appearance on the popular show where she nearly knocked off current champion Matt Amodio. Amodio went into the match against Tracy riding a 23-game winning streak en route to amassing over $825,000 in prize money.
Pitzel told us that she gathered with friends and family at a tavern in Ellensburg to witness her performance and find out her fate. The crowd was so energized by her gameplay that it caused the entire establishment to have to pivot. She explains what happened in the bar in our chat with her below.
As with most game show contestants, Pitzel was sworn to secrecy as to how she fared. Was she able to stay mum despite bar patrons trying to bribe her with free drinks?
What did current Jeopardy champ Matt Amodio say to Tracy following their episode?
Tracy revealed to us exactly what Matt said to her after the show. She called it the "greatest compliment" of her life. You can hear what he said in our interview below.
What is Jeopardy! hostess Mayim Bialik like in person?
We asked Tracy what "Blossom" was like in person and how much the host interacted with her and the other contestants, if at all.
Tracy Pitzel of Ellensburg shines on Jeopardy!
Why does Tracy Pitzel wish she had watched "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" more than once in her childhood?
We asked Tracy in our exclusive interview (see: below) why she had a picture of 80's movie character Roger Rabbitt on her Facebook timeline. She told us why and exactly how confident she was going into Final Jeopardy!
Here is our exclusive interview with Tracy: