| Noted Subjects: |
Music, Literature, Visual Art
|Current Collegiate Team||University of Chicago (2013-)|
|Past Collegiate Teams||Yale (2008-2012), King's College London (2012-2013)|
|High School Team||N/A|
|Middle School Team||None|
John Lawrence was the President of Yale Student Academic Competitions from 2010-2012. He is known for his deep music knowledge, and he and Kevin Koai are widely regarded as the two strongest specialists in that subject. John was captain of the winning team at 2011 ACF Nationals and co-captain (with Matt Jackson) of the winning team at 2012 ACF Nationals. He had the second-highest number of powers in the field at 2011 Chicago Open while playing on the 2nd-place team with Matt Weiner, Matt Bollinger, and Gautam Kandlikar. He won the main event of the 2012 Chicago Open playing with Matt Bollinger, Eric Mukherjee, and Chris Ray, and the literature side event (WELD) playing with former Yale teammate Kevin Koai.
During the 2012-2013 season, John played for King's College London, whose quizbowl team he started. He tied for second playing IFT solo. He led the teams that won the VCU Closed scrimmage and the WIT mirror, putting up over 130 PPG in both cases. He tied for 14th at 2013 ACF Nationals while playing solo, and was the high scorer for the tournament with 91.25 PPG. He also led the team that came in second at the 2013 BSQC. He finished as the fifth-leading scorer en route to winning Chicago Open 2013 with Jeff Hoppes, Seth Teitler and Selene Koo.
He wrote and edited the music for 2009's THUNDER tournament. He has been lit and visual arts editor at several incarnations of BHSAT, Yale's house-written high school tournament. In fall 2011, John wrote much of, and oversaw all of, the Lit and Fine Arts for MAGNI. For ACF, John edited all arts for 2010 ACF Fall and 2012 ACF Regionals, and served as Lit and Arts editor for 2013 ACF Regionals. For PACE, he served as music editor for the 2013 PACE NSC.