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Nick Yozamp

What was your reaction when you were invited to the Tournament of Champions?
Oh, just absolute--well, it wasn't shock, because I knew it was coming--but still it was so surreal to have been invited to the Tournament of Champions, and to be able to meet all of these people that I've seen on the show, and who are just really great Jeopardy! competitors.

What do you think of your competition?
I think that everyone here is very qualified to play the game and whoever ends up winning this thing will have definitely deserved it. I'm rooting for everyone.

Are you more or less nervous to play this time?
Ooh. I say I'm a little bit more nervous to play this time. I really had to study for this one, especially for all of the older movie categories, and just older categories that aren't streamlined, you know, for my--for my age group. [Laughs] But, uh, I'll just have fun nevertheless.

Could you show us your winning buzzer technique?
[Holds up right hand, repeatedly moves thumb up and down, not particularly rapidly] There's really no technique. [Chuckles]

2010 Tournament of Champions wildcard semifinalist: $10,000.
2010-A College Championship winner: $100,000 + a trophy.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: nsyozamp

Nick appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#5922, aired 2010-05-18 Liz Murphy vs. Nick Yozamp vs. Jason Zollinger 2010 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.
#5917, aired 2010-05-11 Terry Linwood vs. Stephen Weingarten vs. Nick Yozamp 2010 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.
Nick previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Nick Yozamp in the following 4 archived games:
#5855, aired 2010-02-12 Ryan Stoffers vs. Nick Yozamp vs. Surya Sabhapathy 2010-A College Championship final game 2.
#5854, aired 2010-02-11 Ryan Stoffers vs. Nick Yozamp vs. Surya Sabhapathy 2010-A College Championship final game 1.
#5851, aired 2010-02-08 James Hill III vs. Nick Yozamp vs. Samira Missaghi 2010-A College Championship semifinal game 1.
#5849, aired 2010-02-04 Dan D'Addario vs. Surya Sabhapathy vs. Nick Yozamp 2010-A College Championship quarterfinal game 4.

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