A student and waiter from Moscow, Idaho...

Mark Runsvold

What was your reaction when you were invited to the Tournament of Champions?
My reaction when I was invited was less surprise, but a great deal of pleasure.

Did you learn anything from your previous appearance that will help you this time?
Well, I kinda learned what it's like to actually be out here under the lights, so I've been through that, and anything that happens today is just icing on a cake, so...

Have you spent any of your previous winnings?
I didn't get my winnings so long ago, but, uh, I-I have some plans, maybe travel, and, uh... we'll see.

What do you think of the competition?
I-I'm scared of a lot of them. I've seen them all on TV. I watch the show religiously, but, y'know, I feel like any of us on our day has a shot.

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How do you feel about advancing to the next round?
I feel great. It's more than I could have expected. Justin was really fast, and he'll be there, too. So, I can only imagine how fast everybody else is going to be.

Was there a turning point for you?
[Scoffs] When I--when my answer was revealed, and Alex says it was--said it was right. I wasn't sure, and, uh, I was behind most of the game, so... [shrugs] Final Jeopardy!

What advice do you have for future Tournament of Champions contestants?
I tell contestants, if you're in--in the Tournament of Champions, to just have fun. I mean, really there's--everybody's good, and on their day, anybody can win, so...

What do you think of the competition?
I'm afraid of them all. [Laughs] So... I would like to just go through by myself, but I don't think that's going to happen.

2011 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $10,000.
Season 27 4-time champion: $153,800 + $1,000.

JBoard user name: markrunsvold

Mark appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#6245, aired 2011-11-11 Joon Pahk vs. Mark Runsvold vs. Roger Craig 2011 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.
#6242, aired 2011-11-08 Mark Runsvold vs. Justin Sausville vs. Christopher Short 2011 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 5.
Mark previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Mark Runsvold in the following 5 archived games:
#6199, aired 2011-07-21 Mark Runsvold vs. Samer Ismail vs. Brian McEntee Mark Runsvold game 5.
#6198, aired 2011-07-20 Mark Runsvold vs. Maria Boyland vs. Zac Youngblood Mark Runsvold game 4.
#6197, aired 2011-07-19 Mark Runsvold vs. Christine Janson vs. Tom Vaughan Mark Runsvold game 3.
#6196, aired 2011-07-18 Mark Runsvold vs. Karawan Meade vs. Jerry Hou Mark Runsvold game 2.
#6195, aired 2011-07-15 Kathleen Lee vs. Mark Runsvold vs. Aric Wu Mark Runsvold game 1.

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