A college student originally from Newport News, Virginia...

Christian Haines

Have you spent your winnings yet?
Uh, I haven't spent all of my winnings just as of yet. Uh, most of it's still in savings and used some to pay for school. I went back to, uh, Dartmouth College after about five years out of school. And I'm--I originally said I was gonna spend half of it investing, give some to my church, and just blow the rest, and that's pretty much still gonna be what happens.

Is it true that you think watching TV helps you on Jeopardy!?
I always said that people get down on television, uh, and it's all a matter of what you're watching on television, as opposed to television itself. Television as a medium isn't bad. It--it--you can learn just as much from television--I was put in front of PBS when I was little, an just grew up watching TV, and even TV that people would consider "junk TV" you can still learn from.

What's your favorite part about competing on Jeopardy!?
It's... a culmination of a dream, really. It's, like, something I've wanted to do my whole life, and I've got a chance to do it now, and in some ways, when I was done, it was kind of like a let-down. It's like, "Okay, now what do I do with myself?"

Do people treat you differently now that you're a Jeopardy! champ?
It's not that they treat you differently, but, uh, it's definitely definitely you get looks in gas stations and, every once in a while, right when it aired I got noticed a lot, and it was interesting, and people would definitely want to quiz you and ask you questions, but, um, I've always wanted to be on Jeopardy!, so my good friends who had watched me play and stuff kinda knew that I was pretty good, so it didn't change that much...

2007 Tournament of champions semifinalist: $10,000 + the Jeopardy! DVD Home Game System.
Season 23 4-time champion: $105,000 + $2,000.

Christian appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#5332, aired 2007-11-13 Christian Haines vs. Celeste DiNucci vs. Jeff Spoeri 2007 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.
#5329, aired 2007-11-08 Christian Haines vs. Sara Terrell vs. Steve Unite 2007 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4.
Christian previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Christian Haines in the following 5 archived games:
#5122, aired 2006-12-12 Christian Haines vs. Lorraine Mariz vs. Perry Gentry Christian Haines game 5.
#5121, aired 2006-12-11 Christian Haines vs. John Gershkoff vs. Robin Pelkey Christian Haines game 4.
#5120, aired 2006-12-08 Christian Haines vs. Gilbert Mercado vs. Rebecca Bizonet Christian Haines game 3.
#5119, aired 2006-12-07 Christian Haines vs. Dan McMurray vs. Kate Harvey Christian Haines game 2.
#5118, aired 2006-12-06 Linda Flink vs. Christian Haines vs. Sean Gilsdorf Christian Haines game 1.

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