St. John’s Wrestling entered the 2020 SPC Championships as the heavy favorite. The Mavericks were already back-to-back Prep State and State Duals champions, and were sending a program record of eight wrestlers to the Prep Nationals the following week. While they had won the previous four SPC championships, they could not just show up and win. They would need a total team effort against an improved field that had an advantage with a small number of teams.
The 2020 Winter SPC Championships culminated with the Mavericks taking home two championship and two runner-up trophies. Girls Swimming & Diving team won their third consecutive SPC title and Wrestling grabbed their fifth SPC championship in a row. Boys’ Swimming & Diving and Girls’ Soccer both finished runner-up. Boys' Soccer netted 5th place. Girls' Basketball finished 7th and Boys' Basketball ended up in 9th.
The Winter SPC Championships began on Thursday with the Girls Swimming & Diving team winning their third consecutive SPC title and the Boys finishing runner-up. Girls' Basketball defeated Trinity Valley 58-24, lost to Kinkaid 33-23 and play FWCD at 11 am on Saturday at ESD for 5th place. Boys' Basketball lost to Oakridge 71-69, defeated 47-43 ESD and play St. Andrew’s at 930 am on Saturday at Cistercian for 9th place. Boys' Soccer won in pk's over ESD, lost 2-0 against Cistercian and play host Greenhill at 11am on Saturday for 5th place. Girls' Soccer defeated Trinity Valley 3-1 and ESD 3-2 in overtime to advance to the SPC Championship game versus host Hockaday at 1 pm on Saturday. Wrestling begins on Saturday at 900 am at St. Mark's.
The Winter SPC Championships began on Thursday with the Swimming & Diving meet at the Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center. The Girls won their third consecutive SPC title and the Boys finished runner-up. In opening round games, Girls' Basketball defeated Trinity Valley 58-24 and play Kinkaid on Friday at 1100 am hosted by ESD. Boys' Basketball lost to Oakridge 71-69 and play ESD at 230 pm on Friday at Cistercian. Boys' Soccer won in pk's over ESD and play Cistercian at noon on Friday at Greenhill. Girls' Soccer starts off against Trinity Valley at noon on Friday hosted by Hockaday. Wrestling begins on Saturday at 9:00 a.m., hosted by St. Mark's.
St. John’s Wrestling won the 2020 Texas Prep State Wrestling Championship with a team score of 214.5 points, 65 points ahead of second-place Liberty Christian. The Mavericks won their first-ever Texas State title at the 2017 Texas State Prep championships and captured their second State Prep State title last season. Midway through today’s 2020 tournament, the Mavericks built an insurmountable lead. Mathematically, St. John’s would become the next Prep State champion before the finals began, but there was more at stake. The St. John's mat men placed six wrestlers in the regulation finals and four more in the consolation finals. In the end, they crowned one state champion and will be sending eight wrestlers to the Prep Nationals.
Girls' Swimming finished first and the boys' team took second for a combined overall first place at the 2020 HJPC Swimming Championships. St. John's has finished at the top in the combined girls' and boys' scores for five years in a row.
Congratulations to Sloan Davidson '22 and Kate Ainbinder '20 for being selected to the Max Field Hockey 2019 West/Mid-West All-Region First and Second teams respectively. Davidson was also garnered NFHCA All-Region and Third Team All-American honors. Kennedy Sholeen '20 also made the NFHCA All-Region team.
St. John’s School’s 200th championship was on the line at the 2020 Prep State Duals. For the record, St. John’s had won 178 SPC championships and 21 state titles in the history of the school. Girls’ and Boys’ Lacrosse and Wrestling accounted for all of the state titles. Wrestling was the 2019 State Duals champion and aimed for a second consecutive title. Leading up to the meet, practices in the mat room reached a heightened intensity, and every wrestler was ready and eager to get the big team win for the school.
Boys' Swimming & Diving finished first and the Girls' Swimming Diving took second for a combined team win at the Kyle Tilley Invitational. The Mavericks were one of 20 teams in attendance hosted by 6A high schools Flower Mound, Marcus, and Lewisville. This past weekend the Mavericks Girls' and Boys' teams both won the SPC South Zone meet held at the Alief Ness Natatorium. The Mavericks will return to Lewisville for the SPC Championships held on February 13.
A decade ago, after the 2010-2011 Boys’ Basketball team defeated Episcopal at home for their first SPC title since 1987, fans swarmed the team on Liu Court and spontaneously they started singing the Alma Mater. Since that time St. John’s teams have carried on this tradition for 26 seasons of 52 championships. The 2019-2020 school year has celebrated two titles so far: the 2019 SPC Field Hockey Championship, and recently, the 2020 Prep State Duals Wrestling Championship, bringing the total count to 200 titles (178 SPC, 22 State).