A Senate staff aide originally from Iowa City, Iowa...

Paul Nelson

What would it mean to you if you win the Tournament of Champions?
To win the Tournament of Champions, it'd be a privilege. The whole thing has been an incredible experience, and to come back, quite frankly, is just fantastic. Um, and anything beyond that is icing.

What's more important, the payday or the prestige?
The payday or the prestige? I wouldn't say either. Honestly, being here, on the stage, with Alex Trebek, with the audience, with everyone that's watching, that's--that's what the win is.

What advice do you have for people taking the Jeopardy! online test?
For the folks taking the online test? Take it. Just take it. Eh, a lot of people, I think, hesitate 'cause they think, "Oh, it's too hard. I could never do this." I'm here. You can do it.

2013 Tournament of champions semifinalist: $10,000.
Season 29 5-time champion: $54,900 + $2,000.

JBoard user name: PaulNelson2012

Paul appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#6550, aired 2013-02-22 Jason Keller vs. Keith Whitener vs. Paul Nelson 2013 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.
#6543, aired 2013-02-13 Stephanie Jass vs. Jason Shore vs. Paul Nelson 2013 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.
Paul previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Paul Nelson in the following 6 archived games:
#6485, aired 2012-11-23 Paul Nelson vs. Jake Ayres vs. Amanda Lanyon-Lesage Paul Nelson game 6.
#6484, aired 2012-11-22 Paul Nelson vs. Mona Hatfield vs. Joshua Bartlett Paul Nelson game 5.
#6483, aired 2012-11-21 Paul Nelson vs. Morgan Kruse vs. Dan Sims Paul Nelson game 4.
#6472, aired 2012-11-06 Paul Nelson vs. Jessica Lee vs. Colin Bodels Paul Nelson game 3.
#6471, aired 2012-11-05 Paul Nelson vs. Shari Dwoskin vs. Bobbi Hiltibidal Paul Nelson game 2.
#6470, aired 2012-11-02 Keith Whitener vs. Ariane Helou vs. Paul Nelson Keith Whitener game 8. Paul Nelson game 1.

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