from Portland, Oregon...

Rowan Spake

Hey, Portland, Oregon. I'm Rowan Spake, and be sure to watch me on Jeopardy!'s Back to School Week.

What happened when you found out you were going to be on the show?
Well, um, one day my dad came up to our house and he said that we were going to go out to get some--something to drink, like a coffee, or... something. And while we were up there, there was a knock on the door, and my mom told me to go and answer it. When I opened the door, there was a cameraman and a reporter there, and they were the ones who told me that I was going to be on Jeopardy!--and filmed that whole thing.

How did you prepare for the show?
Well, we tried to watch more Jeopardy! and practice ringing in on buzzer, but the more we tried to watch it, the harder it got, so, like, we tried to record it, but then couldn't find it on the tapes, so I've tried to practice, but it hasn't really worked out very well.

What are your favorite categories?
Mostly, MATH and SCIENCE are my favorite.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Um, well, I'd like to, um, do something that works with robotics, hopefully nanotechnology, which is working with micros--with molecule-sized machines.

"He's interested in nanotechnology and robotics to improve surgery. But getting famous in a friend's band would be great, too. From Portland, Oregon, say hello to..."

Rowan appeared in the following archived game:
#5074, aired 2006-10-05 Regina Merrill vs. Rowan Spake vs. Cary Williams 2006 Back to School Week game 4.

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