A grad student from San Diego, California...

Aaron Schroeder

My name is Aaron Schroeder and I'm from San Diego, California.

How did you celebrate your original run on Jeopardy!?
Um, well, with my winnings, first I ended up going on a cruise--went to the Mediterranean, Spain, Italy, Greece, um... the Aegean was gorgeous. And then, after that, I ended up buying a very large TV and a beautiful home theater system.

Has anyone recognized you from your Jeopardy! appearance?
Um, actually, I am a teaching assistant at University of California, San Diego, and a couple of my students have come up to me in discussion and said, "I know you from somewhere--were you on TV?" And then I explained Jeopardy!, and they are like, "Oh, my goodness!"--y'know--"You must be a really good TA"... and, I told them, of course, I am, y'know, I'm the best...

What is the most common question people ask you about being on Jeopardy!?
Um, the most common question I get when people find out that I've been on the show is they ask if Alex is a really nice guy, and I always tell them that "Yeah, he's a really great guy." [Nods]

Are you more or less nervous this time?
You know what? I'm a little more nervous this time around, because I think the first time I didn't let myself think y'know, I would--that I would win five times, win $127,000. But this time, I think, "Well, there's only fifteen people, I've got a good shot," and then that makes the butterflies come up a little bit. But, hopefully it'll turn out well.

Will playing Jeopardy! in Las Vegas affect your wagering?
You know, I think I am going to wager a little differently this time than I did last time. The stakes are a little bit higher!

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2009 Tournament of Champions second runner-up: $50,000.
Season 24 5-time champion: $127,902 + $2,000.

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Aaron appeared in the following 4 archived games:
#5657, aired 2009-03-24 Larissa Kelly vs. Aaron Schroeder vs. Dan Pawson 2009 Tournament of Champions final game 2. From Las Vegas.
#5656, aired 2009-03-23 Larissa Kelly vs. Aaron Schroeder vs. Dan Pawson 2009 Tournament of Champions final game 1. From Las Vegas.
#5655, aired 2009-03-20 Mark Wales vs. Aaron Schroeder vs. Ben Bishop 2009 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3. From Las Vegas.
#5651, aired 2009-03-16 Aaron Schroeder vs. Jim Stevens vs. Donna Vogel 2009 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4. From Las Vegas.
Aaron previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Aaron Schroeder in the following 6 archived games:
#5505, aired 2008-07-11 Aaron Schroeder vs. Joan Gardiner vs. Carolyn D'Aquila Aaron Schroeder game 6.
#5504, aired 2008-07-10 Aaron Schroeder vs. Joan Gardiner vs. Tom Pusateri Aaron Schroeder game 5.
#5503, aired 2008-07-09 Aaron Schroeder vs. Greg Bell vs. Liz Basile Aaron Schroeder game 4.
#5502, aired 2008-07-08 Aaron Schroeder vs. Fred Henn vs. Arianna Kelly Aaron Schroeder game 3.
#5501, aired 2008-07-07 Aaron Schroeder vs. Dave Ruddell vs. Kathy Maurer Aaron Schroeder game 2.
#5500, aired 2008-07-04 Darryl Tahirali vs. Aaron Schroeder vs. Heather Colby Aaron Schroeder game 1.

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