A freshman at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo from Arroyo Grande, California...

Weston Mangin

Do you think your major will help when competing on Jeopardy!?
Uh, it might! We'll see. Uh, lots of science, technology questions, uh, might be good to go.

What is your dream Jeopardy! category?
My dream Jeopardy! category would probably be OBSCURE WORLD WAR II GENERALS.

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How does it feel to be a semifinalist?
It's a big relief, actually. Uh, I was kind of afraid that I would totally bomb my first round, but now, knowing that I'm going to be able to go on, takes some of the pressure off. You know, it's kind of a confirmation that I-I can do this.

Any shout outs to your friends and family back home?
Those of you at Cal Poly know that you're at the awesomest school ever, so... just keep on being Mustangs.

Anyone you'd like to thank?
I'd like to thank my family for, uh, allowing me to be the trivia hound that I am, um, and for helping make this possible, and I'd also like to thank, um, my teachers for allowing me to miss most of the first week of winter quarter to do this. So, yeah, thank you guys.

How did you prepare for the College Championship?
Going through old Jeopardy! shows, uh, watching the categories, just, uh, reading, and generally being myself, uh, trying to get as much information as possible in my head.

2012 College Championship semifinalist: $10,000.

19 at the time of the College Championship.

Weston appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#6308, aired 2012-02-08 Weston Mangin vs. Tyler Benedict vs. Monica Thieu 2012 College Championship semifinal game 1.
#6303, aired 2012-02-01 Weston Mangin vs. Charlie Rooney vs. Carrie Tian 2012 College Championship quarterfinal game 1.

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