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Albuquerque teacher extends win streak to 12 on ‘Jeopardy!’

Albuquerque Academy teacher Jason Zuffranieri extended his streak to 12 wins on “Jeopardy!,” on Monday, Sept. 16. (Courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.)

Jason Zuffranieri is making history.

The Albuquerque Academy teacher has extended his win streak on “Jeopardy!” and return on Tuesday, Sept. 17, to the popular game show to take on two more contestants. The show airs on CBS — KRQE in New Mexico.

With the win on Monday night, Zuffranieri extends his win streak to 12. He is tied for sixth on the game show’s all-time consecutive wins list.

According to “Jeopardy!,” Austin Rogers and Seth Wilson also won 12 games each, in Season 34 and Season 33, respectively.

Only five contestants have ever won more than 12 games: Matt Jackson (13 games), David Madden (19 games), Julia Collins (20 games), James Holzhauer (32 games) and Ken Jennings (74 games).

With Monday’s $24,400 win, Zuffranieri has earned $356,643 in prize money; he is currently in seventh place on the all-time highest winnings (regular season, excluding tournament) list.

According to Albuquerque Academy’s website, he has taught mathematics at the school since 2013 and also coaches the school’s Science Bowl and Mathcounts teams.

Zuffranieri has three degrees in chemical engineering, mathematics, and statistics from Arizona State University.

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