July 08, 2023

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Matt Amodio, Amy Schneider, and Jason Zuffranieri join legends James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter for the Titan Throwdown at the Game Show Boot Camp.
The Game Show Boot Camp includes workshops and advanced training for those who want to learn from the best how to get on their favorite show and win. It’s happening in Las Vegas on August 5, 2023.  While the workshop is fully booked, audience tickets are still available for the Titan Thowdown competition that evening.
Matt Amodio was a finalist in the 2023 Jeopardy! Masters tournament.  He was getting his PhD in computer science from Yale University when he achieved the third-highest number of wins and dollars in Jeopardy! regular-season play during the summer and fall of 2021.  Known for his unconventional strategies and lawyer-like approach to the rules, he attributes much of his success at trivia to his ruthlessly logical way of thinking.  “Learning how to think about facts is far more valuable than learning any particular specific facts.  With the right intellectual framework and organization, the seemingly impossible becomes achievable.”
Amy Schneider won the 2022 Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, after a remarkable 40-game winning streak on Jeopardy! in 2021-22. It’s the second-longest streak ever in the show’s history, and her earnings are the fourth-highest among all regular-season totals. She is the winningest female Jeopardy! contestant of all time and a player in the 2023 Jeopardy! Masters. “One of the keys to my success on Jeopardy was the behind-the-scenes information I was able to get from former contestants,” says Amy. “Game Show Boot Camp is a great chance to get those tips that can make all the difference on game day.”
Math teacher and puzzle expert Jason Zuffranieri tried for 25 years to get onto Jeopardy! and finally made it in 2019, winning 19 games and over $500,000, and 2022 he became the first Titan Throwdown Champion at Game Show Boot Camp. He credits his preparation for taking what could have been merely a pleasant experience and turning it into a life-changing one.  “Everyone who makes it to the stage knows plenty of facts,” he says, “so the player who is most comfortable up there and knows what to expect will have the edge.”
Matt, Amy, and Jason will join James & Brad in activities with boot campers, including seminars, games, and panel Q&As, and will be featured in the Saturday night TITAN THROWDOWN, where the victorious camper from the training tournament will match wits with the experts in a game show-style contest.
The Titan Throwdown and Game Show Boot Camp will be held just off the Las Vegas Strip at the Hampton Inn Tropicana, 4975 Dean Martin Drive.
The Titan Throwdown and Game Show Boot Camp is a fundraiser for a very good cause: Project 150 (, a Las Vegas non-profit providing free support and services to homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students.
Links for tickets to attend the Titan Throwdown LIVE gameshow event, which includes meet & greet and autograph signing are available by texting TITAN23 to 76278 or directly at