A junior at Washington University in St. Louis from Madison, Wisconsin...

Jayanth Iyengar

If you could invent a Jeopardy! category, what would it be?
Probably be anything related to geography: U.S. STATES, U.S. CITIES, anything like that.

Did you do anything special to prepare for today?
Just, uh, been kinda trying to find information about pop culture wherever I can online, and just kinda go over some basics, so...

What makes a great Jeopardy! player?
I think just kinda absorbing things from all over. Just listening and learning from different people and different experiences I think is really what's important.

Do you have a strategy?
Not really. I just want to do my best, and, I guess, think before I speak!

If you win the $100,000 what will you do with it?
Well, uh, obviously I want to put some of that, most of it towards my college education, but, um, I'd probably take a trip to India, because I've always wanted to travel around North India, so... visit the Taj Mahal, things like that.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Ten years from now? Well, I'd like to, uh, be in the finance operations of a corporation, hopefully one day become the CFO of a company.

Do you have anyone you'd like to say hi to?
Sure, I'd just like to say hello to my roommates, uh, Ruvvy and Henry, and my supervisor at work Judy, 'cause they've been real supportive of me being on Jeopardy!, so...

2005 College Championship 2nd runner-up: $25,000.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: Jiyen1213

Jayanth appeared in the following 4 archived games:
#4875, aired 2005-11-18 Jayanth Iyengar vs. Nico Martinez vs. Adam Pinson 2005 College Championship final game 2. From the RBC Center...
#4874, aired 2005-11-17 Jayanth Iyengar vs. Nico Martinez vs. Adam Pinson 2005 College Championship final game 1. From the RBC Center...
#4871, aired 2005-11-14 Amanda Walker vs. Jayanth Iyengar vs. Antonia Wang 2005 College Championship semifinal game 1. From the RBC Center...
#4867, aired 2005-11-08 Malisha Butts vs. Jayanth Iyengar vs. Alison Jenik 2005 College Championship quarterfinal game 2. From the RBC Center...

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