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Michael Rankins

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 winner: $41,601. Lost to Grace Veach along with Brian Weikle.
1998 Battle of the Bay Area Brains winner: $15,000 for Bay Area American Red Cross Disaster Relief + a prize package valued at $7,700.
1990 Super Jeopardy! quarterfinalist: $5,000.
1988 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $5,000.
Season 4 5-time champion: $52,098.

Won $5,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on 2016-12-05 and 2016-12-06.

Michael won $162,500 on The Chase with Daniel Donohue on 2021-01-28, facing James Holzhauer as their chaser.

Web site at swanshadow.com.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: SwanShadow

Michael appeared in the following archived game:
Super Jeopardy! #10, aired 1990-08-18 Bob Blake vs. Michael Rankins vs. Keith Bell vs. Peggi Malys Super Jeopardy! quarterfinal game 8.
Michael previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Michael Rankins in the following 2 archived games:
#966, aired 1988-11-14 Michael Rankins vs. Kate Waits vs. Mark Lowenthal 1988 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.
#963, aired 1988-11-09 Steven Popper vs. Michael Rankins vs. Peggy Kennedy 1988 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.
Michael would later appear on Jeopardy! as Michael Rankins in the following archived game:
Battle of the Bay Area Brains #1, aired 1998-05-03 Leslie Frates vs. Michael Rankins vs. Beverly Spurs 1998 Battle of the Bay Area Brains. From Zellerbach Auditorium...

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