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Sean Ryan

Has your popularity increased since your appearance on Jeopardy!?
I stopped answering my telephone for about two months after I first appeared on Jeopardy! to discourage people from calling.

How much money did you win last time?
A little over $123,000.

How did you react when you got the call to be back on the show?
Shock and elation. I was sort of looking forward to it, but I wasn't counting on it, because you can never know what was going to happen in the course of the season.

How did you prepare for the tournament?
I just kept doing what I was doing before: I just kept reading a lot--I rarely watch television, so I read constantly--newspapers, periodicals, just novels and stuff like that.

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2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Nifty Nine (players with byes into Round 2) member: $25,000.
2004 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $5,000.
Season 20 6-time champion: $123,797 + $2,000.

Sean was the first contestant to play 6 games and he was the first 6-time champion following the "sky's the limit" rule change effected with the start of Season 20 on September 8, 2003. His records were broken later in the same season by Tom Walsh and Ken Jennings.

Jeopardy! Message Board user names: SRyan31, RedSoxsincebirth

Sean appeared in the following archived game:
#4610, aired 2004-09-24 Sean Ryan vs. Anne Boyd vs. Jim Stalley 2004 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 5.
Sean previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Sean Ryan in the following 7 archived games:
#4394, aired 2003-10-16 Sean Ryan vs. Katie Durham vs. Jack Turner Sean Ryan game 7.
#4393, aired 2003-10-15 Sean Ryan vs. Dana Maher vs. Chris Fite Sean Ryan game 6. First 6-day champion.
#4392, aired 2003-10-14 Sean Ryan vs. David Kammerer vs. Bridget Kirk Sean Ryan game 5.
#4391, aired 2003-10-13 Sean Ryan vs. Emily Robin vs. Marc Carcanague Sean Ryan game 4.
#4390, aired 2003-10-10 Sean Ryan vs. Steve Altes vs. Melanie Cruanes Sean Ryan game 3.
#4389, aired 2003-10-09 Sean Ryan vs. Brian Brown vs. Linda Simplicio Sean Ryan game 2.
#4388, aired 2003-10-08 Jeremy Harmon vs. Cathy Strybel vs. Sean Ryan Sean Ryan game 1. (Sarah: The weatherman says there's snow...
Sean would later appear on Jeopardy! as Sean Ryan in the following archived game:
#4759, aired 2005-04-21 Leah Greenwald vs. Sean Ryan vs. Jerome Vered 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 2, game 7.

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