St. James Academy

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St. James Academy At a Glance
Member of SO since 2008
Best finish, regionals 2010,'11,'12,'15 1st place
Best finish, state 2010, 1st place
Best finish, nationals 2010,42nd place


Known by other teams in their competing state of Kansas as "The Death Triangle", The Thunder Olympiad team claimed 4 state titles in only their first 4 years of existence. In 2010 they received 1st Overall and earned a trip to Nationals, where they placed 42nd. However, in the next three seasons of 2011, 2012, and 2013, the Thunder took 1st in Small school but they took 2nd overall.

Tournament History
Tournament 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Southland (KS) 3 2 3 2 1 3
Greenhill (TX) 3 2 NA 3 NA NA
Whiting (IN) NA NA NA 5 NA 11 NA
Excelsior Springs (MO) NA NA NA 4 1 NA
Northland (MO) 2 1 1 1 5
Thunder (KS) 6 1 2 1 1 NA NA NA
Kapaun (KS) 1 1 1 1 NA NA NA
Lincoln East (NE) NA NA NA NA NA NA 5
Regionals 1 1 1 2 2 1 3
State (Division/Overall)1 3/9 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/2 3/3 3/3 3/4
Nationals NA 42 NA NA NA NA NA NA

1St. James was in the small school division until the 2013-2014 season, when they moved into the large school division.