A student from Half Moon Bay, California...

Cliff Galiher

How have you spent your winnings?
Well, um, most of my winnings went straight into savings. I'm planning on being a starving artist someday, so that'll come in handy. But I did get a nice new car and an enormous TV, um, all the better to watch Jeopardy! on.

Can you show us your buzzer technique?
Well it's kind of hard to mime, but generally I like to go like this [holds right fist up a bit and presses right thumb into it], and hope that it pays off.

What is your favorite part about playing Jeopardy!?
Um, I don't know, just the--playing the game is so much fun, y'know, getting to buzz in and use stuff that you never thought--knowledge that you never thought would come in handy.

Did you do anything special to prepare?
Um, no, I basically just tried to, um, watch the news, pay attention to things in the world. Um, you either know it or you don't, so, um, hopefully--hopefully things will go my way.

Did you use your Jeopardy! victory to impress people at college parties?
Yeah, um, I guess word preceded me: everybody knew I was the College Champion before, uh, I walked into the room. Um, but, yeah, it was nice to have the attention.

2007 Tournament of Champions 2nd runner-up (semifinalist by wildcard): $50,000 + the Jeopardy! DVD Home Game System.
2007 College Champion (semifinalist by wildcard): $100,000 + a trophy.

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Cliff appeared in the following 4 archived games:
#5335, aired 2007-11-16 Celeste DiNucci vs. Cliff Galiher vs. Doug Hicton 2007 Tournament of Champions final game 2.
#5334, aired 2007-11-15 Celeste DiNucci vs. Cliff Galiher vs. Doug Hicton 2007 Tournament of Champions final game 1.
#5333, aired 2007-11-14 Craig Westphal vs. Paul Glaser vs. Cliff Galiher 2007 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.
#5330, aired 2007-11-09 Cliff Galiher vs. Doug Hicton vs. Andrew Rostan 2007 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 5.
Cliff previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Cliff Galiher in the following 4 archived games:
#5230, aired 2007-05-11 Cliff Galiher vs. Christine Kennedy vs. Craig Boge 2007 College Championship final game 2. From the University of Southern California.
#5229, aired 2007-05-10 Cliff Galiher vs. Christine Kennedy vs. Craig Boge 2007 College Championship final game 1. From the University of Southern California.
#5226, aired 2007-05-07 Cliff Galiher vs. Alice Luo vs. Hayley Clatterbuck 2007 College Championship semifinal game 1. From the University of Southern California.
#5223, aired 2007-05-02 Cliff Galiher vs. Ashley Grand vs. Pete Troyan 2007 College Championship quarterfinal game 3. From the University of Southern California.

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