A network administrator from Lancaster, Pennsylvania...

Brad Rutter

Hi, I'm Brad Rutter, and you're watching me on jeopardy.com.

How did you prepare for being a contestant?
I basically just watched the show a lot. There's no better way to prepare, I don't think, because you get a feel for what categories are going to come up. I also get to work on my speed, which I can do against the contestants on the show.

How long have you been watching Jeopardy!?
I've been watching Jeopardy! basically as long as I can remember. Um, [gap in the video, which is probably an anecdote about his family's TV set having been broken in the early '80s] but we replaced it right when the new show with Alex came on.


2020 Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time 2nd runner-up: $250,000.
2019 All-Star Games captain of winning Team Brad: a share of $1,000,000 split three ways with Larissa Kelly and David Madden.
2014 Battle of the Decades winner: $1,000,000.
2011 IBM Challenge 2nd runner-up: $100,000 + $100,000 to the Lancaster County Community Foundation.
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Nifty Nine (players with byes into Round 2) member, Elite Eighteen (Round 2 winners) member, Sweet Six (Round 3 winners) member, and winner: $2,115,000.
2002 Million Dollar Masters tournament winner: $1,000,000.
2001 Tournament of Champions winner: $100,000.
Season 17 5-time champion: $55,102.

Former host of InQuizitive with Brad Rutter. [Dead link]

Brad also appeared on Grand Slam in 2007. He began as the top seed in the tournament because of his holding the all-time game show winnings record. He made it to the quarterfinal round, in which he was eliminated from the tournament in his loss to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire $500,000 winner Ogi Ogas.

Brad shared a $600,000 prize with Ethan Brosowsky and his "pub quiz" team comprising Ethan, Brad, Alan Bailey, Jonathan Dinerstein, Adam Stein, and Rebecca Ward on Million Dollar Mind Game aired 2011-11-27. The players met each other at O'Brien's Irish Pub Quiz in Santa Monica, California. The players unanimously opted to end the game at the $600,000 level rather than proceed to the million dollar question and risk losing all their winnings.

Brad appeared as a chaser on The Chase in 2021.

Brad appeared in the following 4 archived games:
#3950, aired 2001-11-02 Tad Carithers vs. Brad Rutter vs. Rick Knutsen 2001 Tournament of Champions final game 2.
#3949, aired 2001-11-01 Tad Carithers vs. Brad Rutter vs. Rick Knutsen 2001 Tournament of Champions final game 1.
#3948, aired 2001-10-31 Brad Rutter vs. Mark Eckard vs. Larry Cloud 2001 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.
#3944, aired 2001-10-25 Doug Lach vs. Bob Fleenor vs. Brad Rutter 2001 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4. (Jimmy: ┬íHola! Soy...
Brad previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Brad Rutter in the following 5 archived games:
#3720, aired 2000-11-03 Brad Rutter vs. Jim Holton vs. Laurence Levy Brad Rutter game 5.
#3719, aired 2000-11-02 Brad Rutter vs. Tracey Marcus vs. Ron Labuguen Brad Rutter game 4.
#3718, aired 2000-11-01 Brad Rutter vs. Ann Marchand vs. Eric Moore Brad Rutter game 3.
#3717, aired 2000-10-31 Brad Rutter vs. Annette Wilkinson vs. Mike Dugan Brad Rutter game 2.
#3716, aired 2000-10-30 David Franklin vs. Regina Sutton vs. Brad Rutter Brad Rutter game 1.
Brad would later appear on Jeopardy! as Brad Rutter in the following 4 archived games:
#4087, aired 2002-05-14 Brad Rutter vs. Eric Newhouse vs. Bob Verini 2002 Million Dollar Masters final game 2.
#4086, aired 2002-05-13 Brad Rutter vs. Eric Newhouse vs. Bob Verini 2002 Million Dollar Masters final game 1.
#4084, aired 2002-05-09 Brad Rutter vs. Leslie Frates vs. India Cooper 2002 Million Dollar Masters semifinal game 2.
#4079, aired 2002-05-02 Claudia Perry vs. Brad Rutter vs. Kate Waits 2002 Million Dollar Masters quarterfinal game 2.

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