A sophomore from Lexington, Kentucky...

Stephen Fritz

How did you prepare for the show?
Well, I prepared by, um--I'm on the academic team, so I borrowed the buzzer equipment that we have and I played with that, and played along with Jeopardy! at home, and then I just read a bunch of books and lots of trivia, random stuff, just, uh, normal things like that.

What categories are you hoping to see?
Well, not one that's ever appeared, but the one that I would love to appear would be like, something with ENGLISH SOCCER or THE HISTORY OF NORWAY.

What are your favorite subjects in school?
My favorite subject would either be history or foreign languages. I--I really love both of 'em, especially the 19th century because you get such a sense of change in the world.

How did you find out you'd be on Jeopardy!?
Uh, I was sitting in my sixth-hour class, which is AP World History, and I was just kind of sitting there and my teacher--he's, he's kind of an interesting person--and he comes up and he says, "I have an announcement to make," and we're all thinking like, oh, he's gonna give us a pop quiz or something, and he's like, "Oh, Stephen Fritz is going to be on Jeopardy!" and so I just kind of sat there not really believing it for a couple of minutes, and then it kind of sank in on me that I was going to be on.

What advice did your friends and family give you?
Yeah, my friends and family told me to really--just to go out there, and have fun, really, and do your best, and try to win, but if you can't, have fun.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In ten years I probably see myself either in the Foreign Service or as a lawyer.

2007 Teen Tournament 2nd runner-up: $25,460.

15 at the time of the Teen Tournament.

Stephen appeared in the following 4 archived games:
#5170, aired 2007-02-16 Stephen Fritz vs. Ben Schenkel vs. David Walter 2007 Teen Tournament final game 2.
#5169, aired 2007-02-15 Stephen Fritz vs. Ben Schenkel vs. David Walter 2007 Teen Tournament final game 1.
#5168, aired 2007-02-14 Heidi Fogle vs. Frank Firke vs. Stephen Fritz 2007 Teen Tournament semifinal game 3.
#5162, aired 2007-02-06 Stephen Fritz vs. Jeffrey Gerlomes vs. Eliza Urban 2007 Teen Tournament quarterfinal game 2.

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