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Nick Swezey

What makes a great Jeopardy! contestant?
A great Jeopardy! contestant, y'know, has quick reflexes, they're smart (obviously), well-read, well-traveled, um... there's, uh... I think there's no set formula, I would say, judging from the people I've met who are the champions...

Did you do anything different to prepare for this appearance on Jeopardy!?
Yeah, I did a little bit. Y'know, I didn't--uh, I read a lot, and I worked out a lot more. I don't know, I sort of took it as, like, a holistic experience, where, y'know, sound mind, sound body-type deal. Figured I'd work out and listen to Huey Lewis and The News or something while I was doing that. Pick up some random facts along the way, if I could.

How did you react when you found out you would be in the tournament?
Oh, when I found out I was going to be in the Tournament of Champions, I was thrilled. Y'know, it was, uh, it was a thrill to win, uh, in the first place, one show, I came on with just thinking hey, you know what, if I finish in the black, y'know, and not--not even to win, but just to have some--some cash at the end, get the answer right. Uh, and then to win one, and win a few more, uh... y'know, it's, uh, it's really--this is--as great as it is, it's only icing on the cake. That--that was just such a wonderful experience.

Can you show us your buzzer technique?
Uh, it's just basically this... [taps right thumb into right fist repeatedly] I don't know, trying to, uh--I gave away my Nintendo a long time ago, I was pretty stupid, but, uh, that's, uh... that's my take...

2007 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $5,000 + the Jeopardy! DVD Home Game System.
Season 24 3-time champion: $76,202 + $2,000.

Last name pronounced like "SWEE-zee".

Nick appeared in the following archived game:
#5327, aired 2007-11-06 Celeste DiNucci vs. Nick Swezey vs. Craig Westphal 2007 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.
Nick previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Nick Swezey in the following 4 archived games:
#5319, aired 2007-10-25 Nick Swezey vs. Tracy Martinell Henry vs. Kevin Antonio Nick Swezey game 4.
#5318, aired 2007-10-24 Nick Swezey vs. Tope Charlton vs. Kelly Sherer Nick Swezey game 3.
#5317, aired 2007-10-23 Nick Swezey vs. Tim Lesle vs. Aaron Shapiro Nick Swezey game 2.
#5316, aired 2007-10-22 Shad Small vs. Lee Ann Farmer vs. Nick Swezey Nick Swezey game 1.

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