An Air Force intelligence officer from Conway, Arkansas...

Joey Beachum

What was your reaction when you were invited to the Tournament of Champions?
I was relieved, because I get to play Jeopardy! one more time. It's been, uh, two years. I didn't get to make the first time, so, uh, to hear I got to go back and they decided to be nice and let me come back, that was great. So... that was awesome.

How did winning on Jeopardy! change your life?
I got to pay for a wedding, so that was nice. So, I got married. Uh, so that's the biggest change, and, um, my family members are a lot nicer to me now that, uh, now that I won, so, that was nice, too.

What are you asked most often when people find out that you're a Jeopardy! champ?
They asked me, uh, to always answer in the form of a question. So... and any time they ask me anything, and I tell them a normal answer, it's like, "Unh-unh! It must be in the form of a question." I'm like, "All right..." [Laughs]

What do you think of your competition?
[Shakes head] I'm--I'm--ugh. No. I'm scared. Scared. But, uh, it's going to be fun. They're... very, very intelligent people, so the fact that I'm in the same room, uh, raises my IQ far higher than it should be, so that's pretty good.

2010 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $5,000.
2008 College Championship winner: $100,000 + a trophy.

Joey was unable to participate in the 2009 Tournament of Champions because of his involvement in Air Force training exercises, so he was carried over to the 2010 Tournament of Champions.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: JBeachum

Joey appeared in the following archived game:
#5919, aired 2010-05-13 Joey Beachum vs. Justin Bernbach vs. Christine Valada 2010 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4.
Joey previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Joey Beachum in the following 4 archived games:
#5465, aired 2008-05-16 Joey Beachum vs. Andrew Chung vs. Danielle Zsenak 2008 College Championship final game 2. From the Kohl Center...
#5464, aired 2008-05-15 Joey Beachum vs. Andrew Chung vs. Danielle Zsenak 2008 College Championship final game 1. From the Kohl Center...
#5463, aired 2008-05-14 Joey Beachum vs. Suchita Shah vs. Vera Swain 2008 College Championship semifinal game 3. From the Kohl Center...
#5458, aired 2008-05-07 Joey Beachum vs. Andrew Chung vs. Dara Lind 2008 College Championship quarterfinal game 3. From the Kohl Center...

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