A high school math teacher from Fairview Park, Ohio...

Jim Stevens

My name's Jim Stevens, I'm from Fairview Park, Ohio.

How many shows did you win on your first run on Jeopardy!?
I won six shows in my first appearance.

Will playing Jeopardy! in Las Vegas affect your wagering?
Not at all. I'm resisting the temptation to give in to my gambler's urge, and instead I want to try to make rational decisions about how to handle the money aspect of it--try to give myself the best competitive advantage to move on.

How did you master the dreaded buzzer?
One of the tricks I learned from my father, who worked with the track team for years, was that they start and stop the stopwatch with their index finger, not with their thumb, and so that's the technique that I use. It's like this. I have a practice signaling device that I made at home out of a chalk holder that I got out of my classroom that I wrapped in painter's tape so that it has the right diameter, and so it's like that. [Demonstrates index-finger buzzing]

Place your bets and tune in!

2009 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $5,000.
Season 25 6-time champion: $140,600 + $2,000.

Jim appeared in the following archived game:
#5651, aired 2009-03-16 Aaron Schroeder vs. Jim Stevens vs. Donna Vogel 2009 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4. From Las Vegas.
Jim previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Jim Stevens in the following 7 archived games:
#5597, aired 2008-12-30 Jim Stevens vs. Scott Shive vs. Emily Branson Jim Stevens game 7.
#5596, aired 2008-12-29 Jim Stevens vs. Ed Rozmiarek vs. Laura Mitchell Jim Stevens game 6.
#5595, aired 2008-12-26 Jim Stevens vs. Cathy Flanagan vs. Mikey Stewart Jim Stevens game 5.
#5594, aired 2008-12-25 Jim Stevens vs. Lee Brooks vs. Deb DeGeorge Jim Stevens game 4.
#5593, aired 2008-12-24 Jim Stevens vs. Marmi Maramot vs. Helene Glass Jim Stevens game 3. Ask Alex #9: Charities.
#5592, aired 2008-12-23 Jim Stevens vs. Sam Johnston vs. Chet Perry Jim Stevens game 2.
#5591, aired 2008-12-22 Milt Hathaway vs. Jim Stevens vs. Kristin Schleicher Jim Stevens game 1.

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