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Vianney High Wins National Chess Championship

The St. John Vianney High School Chess Team won its second National Chess Championship in the K-12 Division in the recent Super-National Chess Tournament in Nashville, TN.

KIRKWOOD, MO (April 8, 2013) -  The St. John Vianney High School Chess Team won its second National Chess Championship in the K-12 Division in the recent Super-National Chess Tournament in Nashville, TN. The title was Vianney’s second, having won the 2011 Chess Championship as well.

Vianney was led by a team of Tim Ellebracht with 6 wins and 1 draw, Alex Moellering who went 5 wins, no losses and two draws. Jack Lyons with two wins, a draw and a loss, and Andrew Krekeler and Jordan Hoover posted four points each. The Varsity Chess Team is led by coaches Ed Baur and David Petersen.

The school’s JV team also had a great showing with a 7th place finish in a very competitive division. Matt Kleine, Dan Owensby, Nathan Mittenzwey, and Nick Kreitner headed their effort.

St. John Vianney High School is a Catholic, Marianist school serving boys in grades 9-12. The mission of Vianney High School is dedicated to forming young men for spiritual, academic and personal excellence. The school is located in Kirkwood, MO, and has an enrollment of about 650 young men. Vianney earned a Top 50 ranking among Catholic high schools in the nation for the quality of its academic program, as designated by the Cardinal Newman Society. Learn more about our Top 50 ranking at vianney.com/top50.

Learn more about Vianney by following us on Twitter @vianneygriffins or on our school web site at vianney.com.

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