Who is Rhone Talsma? Man who ended Amy Schneider winning streak. Schneider, who walked away with a grand total of $1,382,800, admitted after the game that she knew she was facing a formidable opponent in Talsma, as she said: “I had thought that Rhone was going to be tough going into it.
“I loved hanging out with him, we had great conversation before the taping, but I could tell that he was here to play and that he was going to be good.
“I still came very close to winning, but I did feel like maybe I was slipping a little bit. And once it was clear that he was fast on the buzzer, I knew it was going to be a battle all the way.”
Who is Rhone Talsma?
Talsma is a multimedia librarian at Chicago Ridge Library who, according to his LinkedIn page, completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Illinois’ DePaul University in 2015.
He then went on to earn a Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2018.
“I’m still in shock, I’m still overwhelmed!” Talsma said in an interview with the Jeopardy! team following his win.