A freshman at MIT originally from Lexington, Kentucky...

John Zhang

Date of first appearance:
2003-02-06

Total winnings:
50,000 + silver Volkswagen Beetle

Records Held:
Teen Champion

Did being on Jeopardy! have any effect on your life?
Yes, I missed a question my first show, identifying the Baltimore Ravens as a football team based in Massachusetts. The unceasing teasing by my friends over this has traumatized me.

Did you do anything crazy with your winnings?
No, it was split about equally between MIT, Uncle Sam, and my rents.

Is there anything else you would like viewers to know about you?
I'm a horrible driver, especially when it comes to left turns.

"He won the 2003 Teen Tournament. Today he's a freshman at MIT. Originally from Lexington, Kentucky..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
2003 Teen Tournament winner: $50,000 + a silver 2003 Volkswagen Beetle.

The official UToC web site lists John Z as residing in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

John Z appeared in the following archived game:
#4734, aired 2005-03-17 John Zhang vs. Dan Katz vs. Brian Moore 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 27.
John Z previously appeared on Jeopardy! as John Zhang in the following 4 archived games:
#4255, aired 2003-02-14 Anthony Valente vs. John Zhang vs. Tyler Allard 2003 Teen Tournament final game 2. (Jimmy: Fasten your seatbelts,...
#4254, aired 2003-02-13 Anthony Valente vs. John Zhang vs. Tyler Allard 2003 Teen Tournament final game 1.
#4253, aired 2003-02-12 Ben Swartz vs. Stephanie Ehresman vs. John Zhang 2003 Teen Tournament semifinal game 3.
#4247, aired 2003-02-04 Susan Bellenot vs. Brittany McCants vs. John Zhang 2003 Teen Tournament quarterfinal game 2.

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