A paramedic from Tucson, Arizona...

Craig Westphal

Do you have any plans for this round's winnings?
I--I don't really have any yet, 'cause this is, uh, this is not money that--that I can really see very clearly down the line. Uh, I'm sure that, uh, my wife will have plans for me. Uh, I'm sure she's--she'll have a list for me by the time I step out of here, if I do have any winnings to--to--to bring home.

Did you do anything different to prepare for this appearance on Jeopardy!?
Uh, no, no. I, uh... y'know, tried to study some of the areas that I was weak in, things like that, uh, but noth--noth--nothing really different...

How has your life changed since appearing on Jeopardy!?
It hasn't really changed that much, um... You know, I can always end an argument now with, um, "Who's the five-time Jeopardy! champ?" Things like that--"I can say two words for ya--Jeopardy! champ!"--so I can end pretty much any argument that way, but other than that it hasn't really changed that much.

Are you intimidated by the competition?
No, I mean, I think everybody is--is--is pretty good, I mean, they all, uh, uh, uh, all pretty good. I mean, I--I shudder to think about some of these young guys that seem to know so much more than--than me at their age, and I think back when I was that age that I didn't really know much of anything, so... Uh, they kinda scare me only because, uh, if they know this much now, I wonder how much more they've learned in the time since they've been on.

2007 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $10,000 + the Jeopardy! DVD Home Game System.
Season 22 5-time champion: $114,601 + $2,000.

Craig appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#5333, aired 2007-11-14 Craig Westphal vs. Paul Glaser vs. Cliff Galiher 2007 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.
#5327, aired 2007-11-06 Celeste DiNucci vs. Nick Swezey vs. Craig Westphal 2007 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.
Craig previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Craig Westphal in the following 6 archived games:
#5025, aired 2006-06-16 Craig Westphal vs. Gerald Bergen vs. Josh Kennedy Craig Westphal game 6.
#5024, aired 2006-06-15 Craig Westphal vs. Doug O'Brien vs. Maggie Parcells Craig Westphal game 5.
#5023, aired 2006-06-14 Craig Westphal vs. Danielle Kolker vs. Bob Puett Craig Westphal game 4.
#5022, aired 2006-06-13 Craig Westphal vs. Lisa Kushida vs. Don Tenney Craig Westphal game 3.
#5021, aired 2006-06-12 Craig Westphal vs. Matt Wauben vs. Bill Weylock Craig Westphal game 2.
#5020, aired 2006-06-09 Roberta Ellington vs. Thomas Talbot vs. Craig Westphal Craig Westphal game 1.

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