Eric Ahasic is an American personality who is currently famously known for his Jeopardy appearance in the second week of June 2022. Upon his entry into the show, he ditched the 16-game winner personality Ryan Long, who managed to earn less than $300,000. Ryan Long could not even reach the summing amount of $300,000 and left the show with a heart-whelming note on Twitter, saying goodbye to everyone who helped him throughout the journey. Eric is now the new sensation of the internet after he won the two-day streak worth $40,000 making his competitors lose by a very less amount. Because of his short but impressive win streak, he was able to make his entry in the 2022 Tournament of Champions in Jeopardy!
Eric Ahasic was said to be born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1989, making him around 32 years old. Tom Ehasic is his father whereas Mary Ehasic Norberg is his mother. This is the first time that Eric has appeared on any game show like Jeopardy. On the stage of the show, Eric revealed that he always had the dream of appearing in the show for many years and now his dream was fulfilled.
Eric is a graduate of Minneapolis High School and done graduation with a bachelor’s degree. After coming on the stage of Jeopardy, Eric revealed that he is now happy with his dream coming true and is now excited to see or watch how Jeopardy unfolds for him. He also said that he spent half of his life applying for the Jeopardy competition and he was trying for his appearance on the show for around 15 years.
Eric Ahasic Career
There is very little detail available on the career of Eric Ahasic. According to the things he revealed on the stage of Jeopardy, he is a 32-year-old personality who is a meteorologist by profession. Immediately after finishing his studies, he started his journey and has been working in the position of meteorologist in the Chanhassen office of the National Weather Service since 2015.
Hustle to Enter the Jeopardy
Eric Ahasic said that he was brought up in Illinois and spent his whole life there only while applying for Jeopardy each passing year. He was brought up and used to spend his days watching the show and playing the trivia game at his Grandmother’s house. During his school days, he once competed at the Quiz Bowl and tried hard for Jeopardy back in 2004, when Ken Jennings was making his record-making winning streak of 74 consecutive games. For the last 15 years, he had been appearing for the tests to enter the show and although sometimes he used to pass the exams, he still could not pass the whole rounds of the quiz.
Back in March 2021, Eric gave his 15th attempt at the appearance of Jeopardy. He got selected for another round and was called for the audition in July. Later, he was informed that he could now appear for the show to play on national television. Eric said on the stage that in the making of Jeopardy everyone is involved- the contestants, coordinators, the cameraman, and the host- who all help to calm the environment or things and help people to have fun together. He will be seen playing in the Tournament of Champions tonight against Mattea Roach and Andrew He in the semifinals.
Eric Ahasic Biography
|Real Name||Eric Ahasic|
|Age (as of 2022)||32 Years|
|Residence||Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA|
|College||University of Nebraska|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 187 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 82 kg – in Pounds – 180 lbs|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Mother||Mary Ahasic (Norberg)|
|Marital Status||In Relationship|
|Who is his girlfriend/wife?||Kaylee Schmall|
Eric Ahasic Jeopardy Journey
Eric Ahasic played outstandingly on the show of 6th June 2022 and won by defeating the 16-day winning personality, Ryan Long. He brought the wave when he first defeated the long-runner Ryan Long, who could make a total amount of $299,401. Eric won the amount of $18,401 and later dominated the appearances of other contestants by winning a marvelous amount of $21,600, making a total two-day winning streak of $40,001. Eric said that he has been a fan of the show since his teen years and finally got the chance to appear for the show after trying hard for around 15 years.
As evident from his FB profile, Eric is currently in a healthy relationship with Kaylee Schmall who is from the same city. They have both been dating since 2018 as the pair shared quite a lot of pics of them visiting new places together in 2018 and they are still sharing photos to this date as well. As per the photo posted by Kaylee on her profile in January 2022, they were planning to marry so we can’t say for sure if they tied the knot or still planning to do so. However, if we get any solid evidence from reliable sources we will update this article so keep checking it daily.