John Lawrence

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John Lawrence
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 is the team captain of the University of Chicago, in which capacity he led the team to 4th-place finishes at the 2014 ICT and 2014 ACF Nationals. He is known for his deep music knowledge, and he and Kevin Koai are widely regarded as the two strongest specialists in that subject.

The Early Years

John Lawrence was the President of Yale Student Academic Competitions from 2010-2012, during which time he 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.

Writing and Editing

John's writing and editing credentials include: