A graduate student from Ithaca, New York...

Andrew Hutchings

Date of First Appearance:
May 1998

Total Winnings:
$27,500 + a car

Do I have a nickname?
For years before and afterwards, I have been known as “RIF”--Random Information Frosh.

Records, Stats:
1998 College Champion. At the time, I had the largest personal audience in Jeopardy! history, with 86 friends and family in attendance. (Alex Trebek verified the record at the time.)

Anecdotes:
My friends in the audience lost their voices from yelling so much. For a few peaceful days, I was the only person who could talk.

A major airline used an episode of mine for transatlantic in-flight entertainment after I appeared. Thus I could claim to be an “international sensation.”

Did I do anything crazy with my winnings?
I always said I would buy a pinball machine, and I did the year I appeared on the show... It later broke, but it was fun while it lasted.

Anything else?
Jeopardy! was an amazing experience, not just for me, but for my friends, family, and everyone at my school. In fact, as a result of my appearance on the show we were able to set up a scholarship fund for incoming freshman.

"A senior when he won the 1998 College Championship, he's now a graduate student at Cornell University..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1999 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $2,500.
1998 College Championship winner: $25,000 + a Volvo S70 GLT sedan + a trophy.

Andrew appeared in the following archived game:
#4747, aired 2005-04-05 Lan Djang vs. Andrew Hutchings vs. Dave Willis 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 40.
Andrew previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Andrew Hutchings in the following archived game:
#3327, aired 1999-02-09 Dave Abbott vs. Lara Robillard vs. Andrew Hutchings 1999 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.

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