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Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions participants

The following is a list of contestants and where they placed in the tournament. Non-winning finalists who won more than the minimum guarantees are indicated in parentheses.

Finalists Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
Art Fleming Era (1964–1975)[1]
First annual (1964)
Phyllis Gallo
John Murphy
Terry Thompson
Helen Beck
Rosemary Taubert
Pat McDermott
Madeline Von Koch
Sid Kramer
Ruth Lind
[No quarterfinals]
Second annual (1965)
Winner: Babs McClellan
Carolyn Benson
Bob Wilder
Lou Ehrlich
Pat Day
Doris Sullivan
Jim Cahill
Bob Law
Earle Codrington
[No quarterfinals]
Third annual (1966)
Winner: Burns Cameron[2] [No quarterfinals]
Fourth annual (1967)
Eleanor Endsley
Harry Murtha
Anne Fried
Frank Gray
Sheila Gabriel
Rosemary Marnell
Libby Dyer
Gail Berry
Howard August
[No quarterfinals]
Fifth annual (1968)
Winner: Red Gibson
John Miller
Shep Shepherd
Fran Fisk
Bill Martin
Penny Costigen
Marcia Bikalis
Judy Gex
Sally Hickman
[No quarterfinals]
Sixth annual (1969)
Winner: Jay Wolpert
Elliot Shteir
Nick Rorick
Elliot Baritz
Jane Gschwend
Ann Baker
Larry Schiller
Joan Nephew
John Gridley
Judy Rubin
Grant Willis
Jack Gurner
Mendy Snyder
Burt Sherman
Pat Dougiallo
Jay Hayes
Judy Reimer
Joan Lawrence
Seventh annual (1970)
Winner: Gene Cheatam
Eighth annual (1971)
Winner: Rock Johnson
Ninth annual (1972)
Winner: Ann Marie Sutton
Tenth annual (1973)
Winner: Paula Ogren
Eleventh annual (1974)
Winner: Denny Golden
Alex Trebek Era (1984–present)
Season 2 (November 11-November 22, 1985)
Winner: Jerry Frankel
1st runner-up: Bruce Fauman ($9,399)
2nd runner-up: Steve Rogitz ($5,100)
Ron Black
Paul Boymel (Season 1 biggest winner)
Liz Caccese
Larry Floyd
John Hannatt
Ric Moser
Elise Beraru
Michael Day
John Genova
Paul Crozier
Paula Tupper
Nathan Walpow
Season 3 (November 3-November 14, 1986)
Winner: Chuck Forrest (Season 2 biggest winner)
1st runner-up: Paul Rouffa
2nd runner-up: Marvin Shinkman
Beryl Arbit
Donald Burgo
Gary Giardina
Lionel Goldbart
Gary Palmer
Jay Rosenberg
Harvey Becker
Jared Eisenstat
Danny Green
Mark Leinwand
Eric Schoeck
Guy Tonti
Season 4 (November 9-November 20, 1987)
Winner: Bob Verini
1st runner-up: David Traini ($16,000)
2nd runner-up: Eugene Finerman ($11,600)
Eric Berman
Richard Cordray
Michael Galvin
Doug Molitor
John Ryan (Season 3 biggest winner)
Roger Storm
Keith Bell
Jonathan Fellows
Frank Hughes
John Podhoretz
Zeke Sevilla, Jr.
Keith Walker
Season 5 (November 7-November 18, 1988)
Winner: Mark Lowenthal
1st runner-up: Bruce Naegeli (Season 4 biggest winner) ($18,799)
2nd runner-up: Sandra Gore ($13,000)
Roy Holliday
Peggy Kennedy
Richard Perez-Pena
Steven Popper
Michael Rankins
Kathleen Waits
Michael Block
Barbara-Anne Eddy
Leah Greenwald
Stephen Lebowitz
Bruce Seymour
Ron Trigueiro
Season 6 (November 6-November 17, 1989)
Winner: Tom Cubbage (also won Season 5 College Championship)
1st runner-up: Rich Lerner ($15,500)
2nd runner-up: Brian Wangsgard (Season 5 biggest winner)
Bruce Cox
Mark McDermott
Peggi Malys
Eric Newhouse
Ouida Rellstab
Cigus Vanni
Cathy Boggs
Jeff Richmond
Joel Sacks
Chris Shea
Yael Sofaer
Jim Thompkins-McLean
Season 7 (November 5-November 16, 1990)
Winner: Bob Blake
1st runner-up: Larry McKnight
2nd runner-up: Steve Berman
Jeff Bandman
Andrew Bernknopf
Erik Larsen
Ofc. Frank Spangenberg (Season 6 biggest winner)
Eric Terzuolo
Jamie Weiss
Lisa Guay
Dan Katz
Richard Neale
George Soule
Michael Thayer
Elaine Zollner
Season 8 (November 4-November 15, 1991)
Winner: Jim Scott
1st runner-up: Steve Robin ($12,600)
2nd runner-up: Lou Pryor ($9,700)
Mark Born (Season 7 biggest winner)
Leslie Frates
Scott Gillispie
Jonathan Jacobs
Lois Kurowski
Mark Pestronk
Sara Cox
Tom Halpern
Bruce Ikawa
John LeDonne
Andrew Westney
Lynne Wexler
Season 9 (November 9-November 20, 1992)
Winner: Leszek Pawlowicz
1st runner-up: Bruce Simmons
2nd runner-up: Jerome Vered (Season 8 biggest winner)
India Cooper
Kirk Ditzler
Richard Kaplan
April McManus
Leonard Schmidt
Robert Slaven
Billy Baxter
Ofc. Frank Epstein
John Kelly, RET USAF
Steve Newman
Dave Willis
Phil Yellman
Season 10 (November 15-November 26, 1993)
Winner: Tom Nosek
1st runner-up: Bev Schwartzberg ($19,100)
2nd runner-up: Marilyn Kneeland ($11,500)
Dennis Donohue
Phoebe Juel
Jack Mahoney
Leslie Miller
Ed Schiffer (Season 9 biggest winner)
Walt Senterfitt
Debby Arnold
Al Lin
Linda Shepard
Diane Siegel
David Tiemann
Fraser Woodford
Season 11 (November 14-November 25, 1994)
Winner: Rachael Schwartz
1st runner-up: Jeff Stewart ($20,800)
2nd runner-up: David Hillinck
Kurt Bray
Steve Chernicoff
John Cuthbertson (Season 10 biggest winner)
Jean Grewe
Brian Moore
Bill Pitassy
Amy Fine
Fred Frank
Matt Morris
Tom Nichols
Bart Thomas
David Venderbush
Season 12 (November 13-November 24, 1995)
Winner: Ryan Holznagel[3]
1st runner-up: David Siegel (Season 11 biggest winner) ($24,600)
2nd runner-up: Isaac Segal ($16,600)
Bruce Borchardt
Jonathan Groff
Paul Thompson (Season 12 biggest winner)
Jim Vercolen
Gordon Wean
Matt Zielenski
Aaron Klein
Len Krisak
Ben Lyon
John McKeon
Jim Morgan
Linda Roberts
Season 13 (November 18-November 29, 1996)
Winner: Michael Dupee
1st runner-up: Bob Scarpone ($11,000)
2nd runner-up: Michael Daunt[4] ($8,200)
Bill Dickenson
Amanda Goad
Mary Hirschfield
Bill Sloan
Beverly Spurs
Shane Whitlock
Bernie Cullen
David Cuneo
Brad Plovan
David Sampugnaro
Lucien Schmidt
Barbara Walker
Season 14 (February 2-February 13, 1998)
Winner: Daniel F. Melia (Season 14 biggest winner)
1st runner-up: Kim Worth (Season 13 biggest winner)
2nd runner-up: Bob Harris
Sahir Islam
Lyn Payne
Claudia Perry
Fred Ramen
Peter Scott
Grace Veach
Craig Barker
Joshua Den Hartog
Paul Gutowski
Pam Mifflin
Arthur Phillips
Wes Ulm
Season 15 (February 8-February 19, 1999)
Winner: David Abbott
1st runner-up: J. J. Todor ($20,600)
2nd runner-up: Juliet Wiley
David Bagley (Season 15 biggest winner)
Dan Girard
Pat Healy
Lance Johnson
Andrew Maly
John Skelton
James Arey
Andrew Hutchings
Lara Robillard
Chris Ward
Carolyn White
Melizza Zygmunt
Season 16 (May 8-May 19, 2000); taped at the Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia
Winner: Robin Carroll[5]
1st runner-up: Jeremy Bate
2nd runner-up: Steve Fried
Mike Blumenfeld
Carolyn Cracraft
Terry Currin
Chacko George
Michael Rooney
Eddie Timanus
Jack Archey
Lee Lassiter
Darlene Lieblich
Helen Petroff
Melissa Sexstone
Janet Wong
Season 18 (October 22-November 2, 2001)
Winner: Brad Rutter
1st runner-up: Tad Carithers
2nd runner-up: Rick Knutsen
Larry Cloud
Lan Djang
Mark Eckard
Ryan Moore
Pam Mueller
Babu Srinivasan (Season 17 biggest winner)
Michael Arnone
Michelle Clum
Bob Fleenor
Andrew Garen
Kevin Keach
Doug Lach (Season 16 biggest winner)
Season 19 (May 5-May 16, 2003)
Winner: Mark Dawson
1st runner-up: Brian Weikle (Season 19 biggest winner) ($56,601)
2nd runner-up: Eric Floyd (Season 18 biggest winner)
Alan Bailey
Mark Brown
Jill Bunzendahl Chimka
Maxine Levaren
Trevor Norris
Travis Troyer
Kathy Cassity
Kyle Hale
Jackie Harrison
Mark Lee
Jason McCune
Ben Tritle
Season 21 (September 20-October 1, 2004)
Winner: Russ Schumacher
1st runner-up: Tom Walsh (Season 20 biggest winner)
2nd runner-up: Arthur Gandolfi
Seth Alcorn
Tom Baker
Anne Boyd
Vinita Kailasanath
Chris Miller
Steve Reynolds
John Beck
Samantha Ott
Scott Renzoni
Sean Ryan
Jim Stalley
Keith Williams
Season 21 Ultimate Tournament of Champions (February 9-May 25, 2005)
Winner: Brad Rutter
1st runner-up: Ken Jennings
2nd runner-up:Jerome Vered
Also see main article Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions
Season 22 (May 8-May 19, 2006)
Winner: Michael Falk
1st runner-up: Vik Vaz
2nd runner-up: Bill MacDonald
David Madden (Season 22 biggest winner)
Kevin Marshall
Bob Mesko
Jason Richards
Aaron Thompson
Maria Wenglinsky
Kerry Breitenbach
Doug Dorst
Kermin Fleming
Tom Kavanaugh
Nico Martinez
David Rozenson
Season 24 (November 5-November 16, 2007)
Winner: Celeste DiNucci
1st runner-up: Doug Hicton
2nd runner-up: Cliff Galiher
Paul Glaser
Christian Haines
Chris Mazurek
Susan Mitchell
Jeff Spoeri
Craig Westphal
Mehrun Etebari (Season 23 biggest winner)
Cathy Lanctot
Andrew Rostan
Nick Swezey
Sara Terrell
Steve Unite
Season 25 (March 11-March 24, 2009); taped at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada
Winner: Dan Pawson
1st runner-up: Larissa Kelly (Season 24 biggest winner)
2nd runner-up: Aaron Schroeder
Ben Bishop
Matt Kohlstedt
Cora Peck
Dave Simpson
Donna Vogel
Mark Wales
Carl Brandt
Deborah Fitzgerald
Lisa Klink
Tom Morris
Erik Nelson
Jim Stevens
Season 26 (May 10-May 21, 2010)
Winner: Vijay Balse
1st runner-up: Jason Zollinger (Season 26 biggest winner)
2nd runner-up: Stefan Goodreau
Dave Belote
Justin Bernbach (Season 25 biggest winner)
Terry Linwood
Liz Murphy
Andy Srinivasan
Nick Yozamp
Joey Beachum
Ryan Chaffee
Regina Robbins
Patrick Tucker
Christine Valada
Stephen Weingarten
  1. ^ Most episodes from the Art Fleming era of Jeopardy! do not survive, so there is no video record of these Tournament of Champions games; paper records indicating the players may be found in the NBC Master Books daily broadcast log, available on microfilm at the Library of Congress Motion Picture and Television Reading Room. A summary of those records may be found here. A listing of Jeopardy! Grand Champions, 1968–1974, may be found in Fabe, Maxene (1979). TV Game Shows. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company. p. 13. ISBN 0-385-13052-X. 
  2. ^ A Piece of "Jeopardy!" Trivia - Sony Pictures
  3. ^ Ryan Holznagel later represented the United States in the 1996 International Tournament, losing in the semifinals.
  4. ^ Michael Daunt represented Canada in the 1997 International Tournament in Sweden, and won.
  5. ^ Robin Carroll later represented the United States in the 2001 International Tournament in Las Vegas, and won.