A graduate student from Los Angeles, California...

Sam Ott

Do you feel nervous before the game?
Yeah, a little nervous. Just a little.

How did you prepare for the tournament?
I read lots of Trivial Pursuit cards.

How much money did you win last time?
Uh, $67,102.

What did you do with your winnings?
Um, I'm paying for graduate school.

What was the best part of your original Jeopardy! experience?
Probably the moment that I didn't think that I was going to win and then I actually won. Because--I can't remember his name, but he didn't get Final Jeopardy!--and he was kicking my butt throughout the whole game.

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2004 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $5,000.
Season 19/20 4-time champion: $67,102 + $1,000.

Sam appeared in the following archived game:
#4606, aired 2004-09-20 Arthur Gandolfi vs. Sam Ott vs. Keith Williams 2004 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.
Sam previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Sam Ott in the following 5 archived games:
#4369, aired 2003-09-11 Sam Ott vs. Alan Bjerga vs. Aimee deLaricheliere Sam Ott game 5.
#4368, aired 2003-09-10 Sam Ott vs. Kierre Daniels vs. Diane Wing Sam Ott game 4.
#4367, aired 2003-09-09 Sam Ott vs. Mary Laferriere vs. Matt McWha Sam Ott game 3.
#4366, aired 2003-09-08 Sam Ott vs. Nick Thurkettle vs. Sharon Fenick Sam Ott game 2. First game of Season 20. New...
#4365, aired 2003-07-18 George Dudley vs. Loren Duggan vs. Sam Ott Sam Ott game 1. Last game of Season 19.

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