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Bob Mesko

What categories are you hoping for?
The categories I guess I'm hoping for are, um, ARTS, GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, THEATER. Um... That would pretty much, uh, be good for me!

What do you plan to do with the money this time around?
Well, uh... Plans with the money are various. Um, I just got engaged, so, uh, um, my fiancée, who's also a Jeopardy! coach, I was, uh, motivating her, um, saying there'll, uh, be more karats the more she coaches me. So, um, there's going to be a ring purchase down the line. And, uh, after the wedding we're planning a dream honeymoon to New Zealand.

What was your favorite aspect of playing Jeopardy!?
My favorite aspect of playing Jeopardy! is, um, probably winning.

How did you prepare for this Tournament?
I guess I was lucky in preparing for the Tournament in that I had a great coach: Miss Natalie Cross from Lafayette, Louisiana, um, who, uh, quizzed me a lot, and, uh, played the shows with me, so I was, uh, I was very fortunate to have a lot of support there.

2006 Tournament of Champions wildcard semifinalist: $10,000.
Season 22 5-time champion: $68,599 + $2,000.

Last name pronounced like "MESS-ko".

Bob died at the age of 49 on 2012-11-16, after battling cancer, including two stem-cell transplants for both lymphoma and leukemia.

Bob appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#5001, aired 2006-05-15 Vik Vaz vs. Aaron Thompson vs. Bob Mesko 2006 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.
#4999, aired 2006-05-11 Michael Falk vs. David Madden vs. Bob Mesko 2006 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4.
Bob previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Bob Mesko in the following 3 archived games:
#4983, aired 2006-04-19 Bob Mesko vs. Kathleen Larkey vs. Rodney Waites Bob Mesko game 6.
#4982, aired 2006-04-18 Bob Mesko vs. Luis Sandoval vs. Melissa Garber Bob Mesko game 5.
#4981, aired 2006-04-17 Brian Lamb vs. Bob Mesko vs. Holly Owens Bob Mesko game 4-B.

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