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Ben Tritle

What was your previous experience on Jeopardy!?
I was a--I was a 5-time champion. I won $78,600 and a Jaguar. Very happy about that.

What color is the Jaguar you won?
Emerald green metallic, ahh. Very nice.

What's it like being on Jeopardy!?
I think I came off as a former Air Force officer who was, uh, stalking Alex and sat around with my cat all the time. And that's not quite true. So, other than that, uh, I was just really excited about the whole experience.

What is your game plan?
Uh, I did try to experiment with pinks and purples to try to distract the competition, but other than that, not really.

Your first appearance on Jeopardy!
Uh, the show--the show kind of validated, uh, all the time I spend watching game shows as a kid, and so it's kind of, uh--it kind of validates my parents as well, I think, that they--that I wasn't just wasting my time as a kid.

What will you do with the money?
Other than getting a video game system, I'm just gonna, maybe, throw it all on the floor and roll around in it for awhile, so...

2003 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $5,000.
Season 18 5-time champion: $78,600 + a Jaguar X-TYPE V6.

2000 Twenty One 1-time champion: $85,000.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: bttritle
JBoard user name: btritle

Ben appeared in the following archived game:
#4311, aired 2003-05-05 Brian Weikle vs. Ben Tritle vs. Kathy Cassity 2003 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.
Ben previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Ben Tritle in the following 5 archived games:
#4093, aired 2002-05-22 Ben Tritle vs. Liz Zoller vs. Robert Vinson Ben Tritle game 5.
#4092, aired 2002-05-21 Ben Tritle vs. Gaby McNicoll vs. David Burgess Ben Tritle game 4.
#4091, aired 2002-05-20 Ben Tritle vs. Julie Marcus vs. Andrew Marshall Ben Tritle game 3. (Sofia: Wish us bon voyage! The...
#4090, aired 2002-05-17 Ben Tritle vs. Melanie Evans vs. Trey Morris Ben Tritle game 2.
#4089, aired 2002-05-16 Ronnie O'Rourke vs. Ben Tritle vs. Allison Owens Ben Tritle game 1. First game in which runners-up are...

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