An entrepreneur from Bedford, Massachusetts...
June 8-14, 2001
2001 ToC semifinalist
Memories of the Jeopardy! experience:
After my first win, Sarah and I had dinner at a fancy Santa Monica restaurant, and the manager sent over a glass of champagne on the house (I think Cher was at one of the other tables, or maybe it was just the champagne). I remember friends from as far back as high school sending congratulations, which was especially nice. I enjoyed the entire process--the preparation, the games themselves, and the all-too-brief afterglow. That's what makes this opportunity such an unexpected pleasure.
Did you do anything interesting with the winnings?
I guess the money gave me more flexibility in planning and launching my start-up. I think I inherited the gene from my father that makes it impossible (or at the very least, difficult) to work for someone else, so the logical move was to find a way to work for myself. The Jeopardy! winnings were a helpful push in that direction.
Did being on the show have an affect on your life?
I don't think being on a game show has the power to change your life, but it does a great job of breaking the ice at cocktail parties.
"A 2001 5-time champion as a software designer, he has now gone out on his own as an entrepreneur. From Bedford, Massachusetts..."
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 winner: $35,600.
2001 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $5,000.
Season 17 5-time champion: $69,600 + a Chevrolet Suburban.
Jeopardy! Message Board user name: meckard
Mark died 2017-10-02 at the age of 60. [Obituary]
|Mark appeared in the following 2 archived games:|
#4758, aired 2005-04-20
Mark Eckard vs. Vinita Kailasanath vs. Brian Moore
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 2, game 6.
#4716, aired 2005-02-21
Kermin Fleming vs. Mark Eckard vs. Lance Johnson
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 9.
|Mark previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Mark Eckard in the following 2 archived games:|
#3948, aired 2001-10-31
Brad Rutter vs. Mark Eckard vs. Larry Cloud
2001 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.
#3941, aired 2001-10-22
Babu Srinivasan vs. Mark Eckard vs. Rick Knutsen
2001 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.
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