An attorney from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma...

Tom Cubbage

Date of First Appearance:
May 1989

Total winnings:
$26,600 in College Tournament (1989)
$100,000 in Tournament of Champions (1989)
$5,000 in Super Jeopardy! (1990)

Winner of 1st College Tournament; winner of Season 6 Tournament of Champions.

Favorite Anecdote:
After I won the ToC, a gardener in Springfield, Massachusetts mailed a sort of trophy to my apartment in Texas--an ENORMOUS GOURD, in which he had carved "Tom Cubbage, Jep Champ." It was a surprising and generous, but unfortunately perishable, tribute.

How Jeopardy! affected my life:
In most job interviews since 1989, I've spent more time talking about my Jeopardy! experience than about my legal education or experience. In applying for some highly-sought-after positions, like a clerkship with a federal appellate judge and a job at a prestigious Washington D.C. law firm, my Jeopardy! credentials made me stand out from the crowd and may have helped me land the jobs.

What I did with my winnings:
I spent some of the College Tournament winnings traveling Europe during the summer before law school. The Tournament of Champions allowed me to make a down payment on my first house just weeks after graduating from law school and getting married.

Other information:
I spent almost 10 years working in Washington, D.C. before returning to my native state of Oklahoma in 2003.

"He was the very first College Champion, and the only one to go on to win the Tournament of Champions. Today he is an attorney practicing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma..."

2014 Battle of the Decades semifinalist: $25,000.
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1990 Super Jeopardy! quarterfinalist: $5,000.
1989 Tournament of Champions winner (semifinalist by wildcard): $100,000.
1989 College Championship winner: $26,600.

Tom won $32,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on 2001-04-27.

JBoard user name: Peregrinus92

Tom appeared in the following archived game:
#4712, aired 2005-02-15 Frank Epstein vs. Bob Harris vs. Tom Cubbage 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 5.
Tom previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Tom Cubbage in the following archived game:
Super Jeopardy! #7, aired 1990-07-28 Tom Cubbage vs. Leah Greenwald vs. Lionel Goldbart vs. Roger Storm Super Jeopardy! quarterfinal game 6.
Tom would later appear on Jeopardy! as Tom Cubbage in the following 3 archived games:
#6837, aired 2014-05-13 Brad Rutter vs. Tom Cubbage vs. Leszek Pawlowicz Battle of the Decades semifinal game 2.
#6834, aired 2014-05-08 Tom Cubbage vs. Rachael Schwartz vs. Ken Jennings Battle of the Decades quarterfinal game 4.
#6770, aired 2014-02-07 Tom Cubbage vs. Jerome Vered vs. Bob Verini Battle of the Decades: The 1980s game 5.

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