A senior from Escondido, California...

John Matthews

Hi, I'm John from the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament.

How long have you been watching Jeopardy!?
Um, I've been watching Jeopardy! ever since maybe third grade. Just fell in love with it back then.

How did you prepare for today's show?
Uh, to prepare for today's tournament, I read the World Almanac so many times I think I had it memorized.

How did you find out that you were going to be on Jeopardy!?
Um, I found out I was going to be on Jeopardy! when my dad told me I had a package, and I accidentally hung up on the USC admissions officer because I was so excited about that.

What is your favorite Jeopardy! category?
Um, my favorite Jeopardy category would have to be anything dealing with geography.

Do you have any career plans?
Ummm, as far as career plans, I'd like to get an MBA, and maybe become a CEO of a Fortune 500 company someday, something like that.

Would you like to say "Hi" to anybody?
Um, sure. Um, go Orange Glen and all my friends there, especially. And also my mom and my dad.

2003 Teen Tournament wildcard semifinalist: $5,000.

17 at the time of the Teen Tournament.

John appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#4251, aired 2003-02-10 John Matthews vs. Anthony Valente vs. Tara Karr 2003 Teen Tournament semifinal game 1.
#4246, aired 2003-02-03 Tyler Allard vs. Stephanie Ehresman vs. John Matthews 2003 Teen Tournament quarterfinal game 1.

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