A water systems engineer from Seattle, Washington...

Russ Porter

Hey, Seattle. I'm Russ Porter. I'm gonna try to bring home some green to the Emerald City, on Jeopardy!

[2010-09-22 Winner's Circle interview]
How does it feel to be a Jeopardy! champion?
Hey, being a Jeopardy! champion is a, kind of like a--fulfilling a big dream for me. I've watched Jeopardy! ever since I was a little kid, and actually tried out once in the '90s and didn't make it, and now I've got the chance, and I'm glad I was able to, uh, take advantage of it.

Did you guess during Final Jeopardy!?
Uh, Final Jeopardy! came up, and the answer was "tartan", and I actually have some Scottish blood, and I do have a tartan, uh, scarf could be from the--the clan that I came from, so...

Any messages to the folks back home?
I'd like to thank my mom. She used to watch Jeopardy! with--you know, when it had Art Fleming as the host, and I remember her sitting there ironing in the--in the family room while Jeopardy! was on, and... So, I'd like to thank her.

Season 27 1-time champion: $20,001 + $2,000.

Russ appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#5984, aired 2010-09-23 Russ Porter vs. DJ Schepker vs. Kara Spak Kara Spak game 1.
#5983, aired 2010-09-22 Jelisa Castrodale vs. Destiny Lilly vs. Russ Porter

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