A graduate student from Fort Collins, Colorado...

Russ Schumacher

What categories are you hoping for?
I'm, uh, I study atmospheric science, so anything about the weather would be, uh, fine with me, otherwise, geography is strong, and sports, big sports fan.

Has your life changed since your appearance on Jeopardy!?
Um, it was nice, I achieved some financial freedom, I was able to pay off my car, down payment on a house, uh, so that's very exciting to be able to do those sorts of things.

How much money did you win last time?
Uh, about $65,000.

How did you prepare for the tournament?
Um, I tried to cover a wide range of things, so hopefully, uh, things that come up are the things I studied.

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2014 Battle of the Decades semifinalist: $25,000.
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
2004 Tournament of Champions winner (semifinalist by wildcard): $250,000.
Season 20 4-time champion: $64,800 + $1,000.

Russ's Jeopardy! page includes write-ups of his tournament experiences, details about his preparation, and web links. [Dead link]

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: rschumac12

Russ appeared in the following 4 archived games:
#4615, aired 2004-10-01 Arthur Gandolfi vs. Tom Walsh vs. Russ Schumacher 2004 Tournament of Champions final game 2.
#4614, aired 2004-09-30 Arthur Gandolfi vs. Tom Walsh vs. Russ Schumacher 2004 Tournament of Champions final game 1.
#4611, aired 2004-09-27 Russ Schumacher vs. Seth Alcorn vs. Vinita Kailasanath 2004 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.
#4609, aired 2004-09-23 Chris Miller vs. Tom Baker vs. Russ Schumacher 2004 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4.
Russ previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Russ Schumacher in the following 5 archived games:
#4399, aired 2003-10-23 Russ Schumacher vs. Mike Garabedian vs. Elana Rosen Russ Schumacher game 5.
#4398, aired 2003-10-22 Russ Schumacher vs. Dick Fernberg vs. Gina Ash Russ Schumacher game 4.
#4397, aired 2003-10-21 Russ Schumacher vs. David Burgoyne vs. Parker Morrison Russ Schumacher game 3.
#4396, aired 2003-10-20 Russ Schumacher vs. Lynne Bruschetti vs. Kevin Lamp Russ Schumacher game 2. (Sofia: Hello, tiny ant people! Stay...
#4395, aired 2003-10-17 Katie Durham vs. Russ Schumacher vs. Arlen Schweiger Russ Schumacher game 1.
Russ would later appear on Jeopardy! as Russ Schumacher in the following archived game:
#4735, aired 2005-03-18 Robert Slaven vs. Bill Pitassy vs. Russ Schumacher 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 28.

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