A high school junior from Silver Spring, Maryland...

Michael Braun

Date of first appearance:
January 26, 2005

Total winnings:
$75,000

Nickname:
“Houston Astrodome” has been the main nickname for me ever since I went on Jeopardy!

Records:
2005 Jeopardy Teen Champ

Anecdote:
My father was swarmed with e-mails of people sending in photographs of both the Houston Astrodome and Monticello... I also have been emailed and IM'd by many people in the ham radio community about my performance in the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament.

Winnings:
I have not spent any of my winnings. I am, however, considering spending a small amount on ham radio equipment.

Other:
I like computers and I am a ham radio operator (callsign K3LNT). I want to major in computer science at the University of Maryland or Carnegie-Mellon.

"He is the 2005 Teen Tournament champion. A high school junior from Silver Spring, Maryland..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
2005 Teen Tournament winner: $75,000 + a computer package.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: k3lnt

Michael appeared in the following archived game:
#4749, aired 2005-04-07 Lara Robillard vs. Michael Braun vs. Bill Dickenson 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 42.
Michael previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Michael Braun in the following 4 archived games:
#4707, aired 2005-02-08 Michael Braun vs. Wes Kovarik vs. Anne Shivers 2005 Teen Tournament final game 2.
#4706, aired 2005-02-07 Michael Braun vs. Wes Kovarik vs. Anne Shivers 2005 Teen Tournament final game 1.
#4704, aired 2005-02-03 Michael Braun vs. Peter Severson vs. Caitlin Cook 2005 Teen Tournament semifinal game 2.
#4698, aired 2005-01-26 Michael Braun vs. Vanamali Compton vs. Jimmy Li 2005 Teen Tournament quarterfinal game 1.

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