A senior from Rockville, Maryland...

Raynell Cooper

Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Hopefully in a job that gets me a lot of money, and a lot of fame, hopefully.

Any plans for you winning?
Oh, with my winnings, I'll, uh, put it toward tuition. Whatever's left over, hopefully it'll go to a nice car.

How did you prepare for the show?
I prepared by watching Justin Bieber, uh, music videos, and reading video game magazines and, uh, picking up on the pop culture stuff that I'm not as usually tuned into as I... would be.


What has this experience meant to you?
This experience has meant so much to me--meeting all these great people and winning this money, of course. It'll go far with, uh, college, vacations, cars--all sorts of--whatever I really want, I guess.

Could you show us your winning buzzer technique?
Oh, yeah, I have a--my buzzer stature was kind of a turn thing. I'd start here and then turn, turn. It was--it was odd, at first, and I didn't really--at--it doesn't make any sense, but it ended up working pretty well, I guess.

How did you feel going into the final game?
During the final game, I was like, "I need to play well in the--in Jeopardy! Round, Double Jeopardy!" I didn't do as well as I'd like, but, uh, getting that win at the end made it all--that made it all the more surprising in that way.

What advice do you have for future contestants?
Practice, uh, practice, practice. Study up on the stuff you might not even know. I've s--when I came here, I studied, y'know, video game magazines, and, uh, all--things like that--things I'm not usually, y'know, that into--and that'll help a lot.

How are you going to celebrate?
Uh, I don't know, um... just have fun. Just go out, have fun. Nothing--nothing too formal, I hope not.

What did you think of your competition?
You guys are great. You guys were all, like, so smart, and so awesome, and you're the coolest people, like, ever. So, yeah, it's great.

Congratulations to our winner and to all of the Teen Tournament contestants!

2011 Teen Tournament winner (semifinalist by wildcard): $75,000.

16 at the time of the Teen Tournament.

Raynell and partner Emily Hill appeared on The Chase on 2021-08-29 and were caught in the Final Chase by James Holzhauer.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: thesezipperblues

Raynell appeared in the following 4 archived games:
#6098, aired 2011-03-02 Raynell Cooper vs. Kailyn LaPorte vs. Raya Elias-Pushett 2011 Teen Tournament final game 2.
#6097, aired 2011-03-01 Raynell Cooper vs. Kailyn LaPorte vs. Raya Elias-Pushett 2011 Teen Tournament final game 1.
#6096, aired 2011-02-28 Nikhil Desai vs. Raynell Cooper vs. Kate Wadman 2011 Teen Tournament semifinal game 3.
#6093, aired 2011-02-23 Raynell Cooper vs. Erin Hart vs. Carlee Jensen 2011 Teen Tournament quarterfinal game 5.

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