She might be a concert violinist, he might be a stay-at-home dad. Apprentice chefs, physical therapists, bartenders, and public defenders. They come from all walks of life and from all across the country. All have one common goal. They want to add the title of "JEOPARDY! Champion" to their resumé.

When a contestant steps out onto the stage for the first time, they have no way of knowing what categories will appear or how fast the competition will be. Here you’ll find a list of those whose accomplishments surpassed their wildest expectations.

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