A writer and professor from Austin, Texas...

Doug Dorst

What categories are you hoping for?
Well, I think if--I'm hoping for BASEBALL, HOCKEY, some of those... um... but I don't want to commit too much, because I know that, uh, they can take a category that you know well and find all the little seams in your knowledge. So... I'm not expecting. Not hoping. But, uh--but if BASEBALL came up, I wouldn't complain.

What do you think makes a great Jeopardy! player?
I think a great Jeopardy! player needs to be able to stay calm and, and ride out the tough spots. It's very much a game of rhythm, um, ups and downs, and you have to just keep your cool and keep playing.

Did you prepare differently for this Tournament versus for other Jeopardy! games?
Uh, not really. Actually, I just didn't get to prepare as much as I would have liked. Um... Uh, probably everybody feels that way. But, uh, real life has a way of intruding and making other demands.

What was your favorite aspect of playing Jeopardy!?
My favorite part of playing Jeopardy! is really the feeling of playing it. Um, it's... it's this incredible adrenal rush that, uh, that I think is hard to find elsewhere. At least I haven't found anything like it. So, I'm really happy to be back.

2006 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $5,000.
Season 22 3-time champion: $66,802 + $1,000.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: dougd

Doug appeared in the following archived game:
#4996, aired 2006-05-08 Doug Dorst vs. Kermin Fleming vs. Maria Wenglinsky 2006 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.
Doug previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Doug Dorst in the following 4 archived games:
#4987, aired 2006-04-25 Doug Dorst vs. Theo Caldwell vs. Gigi Gilman Doug Dorst game 4.
#4986, aired 2006-04-24 Doug Dorst vs. Greg Little vs. Jacqueline Lovell Doug Dorst game 3.
#4985, aired 2006-04-21 Doug Dorst vs. Sally Vaughn vs. Jimmie Bise Jr. Doug Dorst game 2.
#4984, aired 2006-04-20 Kathleen Larkey vs. Doug Dorst vs. Erika Engstrom Doug Dorst game 1. Portions of the Double Jeopardy! round...

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