Featured Photo: March 8, 2010

Today’s pho­to is the first in a se­ries from the 2010 NCAA Div. III Wrestling Na­tion­al Cham­pi­onships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 5 and 6, 2010. I was hired by Augs­burg Col­lege, Con­cor­dia Moor­head and St. Olaf Col­lege to shoot the event.

Here is the Augs­burg team lined up be­fore the night ses­sion of Day 1.

The Augs­burg Col­lege Wrestling team lis­tens to the Na­tion­al An­them be­fore Ses­sion II of the NCAA Div. III Wrestling Na­tion­al Cham­pi­onships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 5, 2010. Augs­burg won their 11th team ti­tle the next day.

From left to right: Andy Witzel, Jared Massey, Zach Moli­tor, Or­lan­do Ponce, Ja­son Adams, Tony Valek and Paul Bjork­strand. Not pic­tured: Josh Roberts, Mark Matzek.

Un­like most the the pho­tos I post here, I have edit­ed this one quite a bit with the burn and dodge brush­es, so no ed­i­to­r­i­al uses of this pho­to. Of course, I still have the RAW file. I did no­tice that the flag has been over­burned — es­pe­cial­ly in the web sized file — but that can be worked around, or bet­ter yet, the edit­ing can be re­done.

Tech specs:

Canon 30D + 17–85mm f/4–5.6 IS. f/40 at f/5.6. ISO 1600.

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