A sophomore from Lexington, Kentucky...

Papa Chakravarthy

What happened when you found out you were going to be a contestant?
Um, well, first they told my parents, and I was caught in an ambush by the news station and I was pretty excited. But I don't think it's, um, fully sunk in yet. So I still don't feel as excited as I probably should.

Do you have a strategy?
I think I'll just play my game and hope I do well.

How did you prepare for today?
I just studied like I would for a normal tournament. And, um, I studied some categories that are specific to Jeopardy! that you don't see very often other places.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I--I like to play sports a lot, and I do quiz bowl and speech team and golf. That's about it.

If you could invent a perfect Jeopardy! category, what would it be?
Maybe THE NFL, or a golf category. I don't know.

What will you do with the money if you win big?
If I had my way, I'd spend it on a Porsche, but it'll probably end up going to college.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Um, I think I'll probably still be in school ten years from now. In college somewhere. But I don't know. Um... Probably medicine or law.

Is there anyone you'd like to say "Hi" to?
Um, I'd like to say "Hi" to Ms. Azeredo's B1 and Mr. Reed's B3.

2006 Teen Tournament champion: $75,000.

Papa appeared in the following 4 archived games:
#4940, aired 2006-02-17 Andrew Kreitz vs. Papa Chakravarthy vs. Matt Klein 2006 Teen Tournament final game 2.
#4939, aired 2006-02-16 Andrew Kreitz vs. Papa Chakravarthy vs. Matt Klein 2006 Teen Tournament final game 1.
#4938, aired 2006-02-15 David Hoffelmeyer vs. Papa Chakravarthy vs. Joseph Graumann 2006 Teen Tournament semifinal game 3.
#4934, aired 2006-02-09 Papa Chakravarthy vs. Allison Peña vs. Kenny Schlax 2006 Teen Tournament quarterfinal game 4.

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