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Wrestling

Featured Photo: March 2, 2015

Augsburg's Chad Bartschenfeld (left) grapples with St. John's Evan Guffey in their 133 pound third-place match at the 2015 NCAA Div. III Wrestling West Regional at Augsburg College's Si Melby Hall on Feb. 28, 2015. Bartschenfeld won the match 6-0 to qualify for the National Championships on March 14-15.

Augsburg’s Chad Bartschenfeld (left) grapples with St. John’s Evan Guffey in their 133 pound third-place match at the 2015 NCAA Div. III Wrestling West Regional at Augsburg College’s Si Melby Hall on Feb. 28, 2015. Bartschenfeld won the match 6-0 to qualify for the National Championships on March 14-15.


Featured Photo: March 1, 2015

Concordia's Jacoby Bergeron (left) rolls through a scramble situation in his 141 pound first-place match at the 2015 NCAA Div. III Wrestling West Regional with Ben Henle (St. John's) on Feb. 28, 2015 at Augsburg College's Si Melby Hall. Bergeron prevailed 6-5.

Concordia’s Jacoby Bergeron (left) rolls through a scramble situation in his 141 pound first-place match at the 2015 NCAA Div. III Wrestling West Regional with Ben Henle (St. John’s) on Feb. 28, 2015 at Augsburg College’s Si Melby Hall. Bergeron prevailed 6-5.


Featured Photo: February 28, 2015

Sebastian Gardner (Concordia-Moorhead) ties up with Tyrell Martin (Augsburg) during their 174 pound first-place match at the 2015 NCAA Div. III Wrestling West Regional on Feb. 28, 2015 at Augsburg College's Si Melby Hall. Third-seeded Martin upset top-seeded Gardner 5-4 on a last-second takedown.

Sebastian Gardner (Concordia-Moorhead) ties up with Tyrell Martin (Augsburg) during their 174 pound first-place match at the 2015 NCAA Div. III Wrestling West Regional on Feb. 28, 2015 at Augsburg College’s Si Melby Hall. Third-seeded Martin upset top-seeded Gardner 5-4 on a last-second takedown.

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Featured Photo: September 25, 2014

Helen Maroulis recently finished third in the 55 kilogram weight class of the women’s free style division of the 2014 World Wrestling Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on September 10, 2014. She’s seen here competing at the NWCA National Duals for Simon Fraser University on January 11, 2014.

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2014 NCAA Div. III Wrestling Nationals Live Photo Stream


2014 Div. III Wrestling Nationals – Images by Caleb Williams


Featured Photo: January 31, 2014

Concordia Moorhead 184 pound wrestler Chris Harrison listens to head coach Matt Nagel during pre match preparation for a match with Wartburg College at the NWCA national dual.
Concordia Moorhead 184 pound wrestler Chris Harrison listens to head coach Matt Nagel during pre match preparation for a match with Wartburg College at the NWCA national dual.

Concordia Moorhead 184 pound wrestler Chris Harrison listens to head coach Matt Nagel during pre-match preparation for a dual with Wartburg College at the NWCA National Duals.

Tech Specs

Canon 1D MKIIn + Canon 85mm f/1.2 II
1/160 @ 1.4; ISO 640; f=85mm


Featured Photo: March 19, 2013

2013 125 pound All American Mike Fuenffiger of Augsburg has his hand raised after defeating Brockport State's Matthias Ellis II in the 7th Place Match at the 2013 Division III National Championship.

2013 125 pound All American Mike Fuenffinger of Augsburg has his hand raised after defeating Brockport State’s Matthias Ellis II 22-5 in the 7th Place Match at the Division III Wrestling National Championship on March 16 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


January 17, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS -- Members of the Augsburg College wrestling team gather at the end of a 38-3 victory over Minnesota State University Moorhead on January 17, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minn. Augsburg won the last nine of ten matches, including six with bonus points.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Members of the Augsburg College wrestling team gather at the end of a 38-3 victory over Minnesota State University Moorhead on January 17, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minn. Augsburg won the last nine of ten matches, including six with bonus points.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Members of the Augsburg College wrestling team gather at the end of a 38-3 victory over Minnesota State University Moorhead on January 17, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minn. Augsburg won the last nine of ten matches, including six with bonus points.

Another of my images from the night was used on Augsburg Athletics Website at: “Auggies dominate in 38-3 dual win.”


January 12, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS -- Members of the Minneapolis South High School varsity wrestling team gather around assistant coach Joe Morgan (kneeling) following a 52-28 dual meet loss to Waconia High School on January 12, 2012 at South.

I had a great opportunity to go to South High School and shoot some wrestling with Steve Kotvis (f/go photography). It was a blast.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Members of the Minneapolis South High School varsity wrestling team gather around assistant coach Joe Morgan (kneeling) following a 52-28  dual meet loss to Waconia High School on January 12, 2012 at South.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Members of the Minneapolis South High School varsity wrestling team gather around assistant coach Joe Morgan (kneeling) following a 52-28 dual meet loss to Waconia High School on January 12, 2012 at South.


2011 NCAA Div. III Wrestling National Chapionships: Session I highlights

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St. Johns wrestler Chad Henle fights off a reversal attempt by Wartburg's Tommy Mirocha in their 133-pound first round match at the 2011 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships in La Crosse, Wis. Henle defeated the eighth-seeded Mirocha 10-8 in overtime. Henle placed seventh while Mirocha placed fourth.


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Concordia's Daron Hohbein (bottom) prepares to start the third period against Dan Herr in their 133-pound first round match at the 2011 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships in La Crosse, Wis. Hohbein pinned Herr 1:41 into the period.


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St. Olaf's Ryan Timmerman (right) grapples with Wartburg's Matt Kelly in their 141-pound first round match at the 2011 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships in La Crosse, Wis. Timmerman defeated Kelly 4-3.


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St. Olaf's Ryan Timmerman (right) grapples with Wartburg's Matt Kelly in their 141-pound first round match at the 2011 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships in La Crosse, Wis. Timmerman defeated Kelly 4-3.


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St. Johns' Matt Baarson (right) grapples with Wartburg's Adam Weber in their 165-pound first round match at the 2011 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships in La Crosse, Wis. Baarson defeated Weber 4-3.


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Augsburg's Jared Massey (left) tries to free his leg from Buena Vista's Brian Broll 197-pound first round match at the 2011 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships in La Crosse, Wis. Massey won by an 8-0 major decision.


2011 Battle of the Burgs: Albert Lea vs. Coon Rapids

Before the annual Battle of the Burgs, where Augsburg College and Wartburg College square off on the mat, Augsburg hosted a high school dual meet between Albert Lea and Coon Rapids high schools. Albert Lea ran away with the match 41-16.

A first for me was strobing the match. I used four Photogenic 1250s in each corner of the mat. Each was set at half power.

Camera settings are generally: Canon 7D + Canon 70-200. f/125 at f/3.5. ISO 200.

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Featured Photo: March 16, 2010

Action between Paul Bjorkstrand (Augsburg) and Bebeto Yewah (Wisconsin-La Crosse) in the 133 pound final of the 2010 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 6. Yewah won the match 14-9. Augsburg won the team title for the 11th time in 20 years.

Tech Specs

Canon 30D + Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8. 1/320 at f/2.8; ISO 1600. This shot just happened to catch the light of another photographer’s flash.


Featured Photo: March 15, 2010

Augsburg assistant coach Brad Fisher (left) and head coach Mark Matzek watch the action between Paul Bjorkstrand (Augsburg) and Bebeto Yewah (Wisconsin-La Crosse), not pictured, in the 133 pound final of the 2010 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 6. Yewah won the match 14-9. Augsburg won the team title for the 11th time in 20 years.

Tech Specs

Canon 30D + Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8; 1/320 @ f/2.8; ISO 1600


Featured Photo: March 12, 2010

Today’s featured photo is of the 165 pound podium ceremony at the Division III National Championships.

Augsburg's Orlando Ponce looks serious after his second-place finish at the 2010 Division III Wrestling National Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 6, 2010. Also seen is Coe's Chris LeClere, who finished fourth. The seventh seeded Ponce defeated the third-seeded LeClere 11-9 in the semifinals. Ponce also defeated second-seeded Carrington Banks 3-2 in the quarterfinals.

Tech Specs

Canon 30D + Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8. 1/160 at f/4.5. ISO 1600.


Featured Photos: March 11, 2010

Another 2010 NCAA Div. III Wrestling National Championships image.

Zach Molitor wrestles for control with Ohio Northern's Kyle Kwiat in the 174-pound third-place match at the 2010 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships on March 6, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Molitor won the match 5-1, earning his second All-American honors in two years with the program.

Tech Specs:

Canon 30D + Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8; 1/250 at f/2.8; ISO 1600


Featured Photo: March 10, 2010

Another 2010 NCAA Div. III Wrestling National Championships image.

Student manager Kristina Nelson takes a picture of her fellow student managers (from left), Morriah Kovar, Karly Lungstrom, Claire Elizabeth, Jackie Fritz, Kori Osina and Sally Jane Wattrus at the 2010 NCAA Div. III Wrestling National Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 6, 2010


Featured Photo: March 9, 2010

Today’s featured photos is from the end of the 2010 NCAA Div. III Wrestling National Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 6, 2010 showing the Augsburg wrestling team, it’s coaches and student managers.

The Augsburg Wrestling Team after the 2010 NCAA Div. III Wrestling National Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 6, 2010


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.


2010 Great Lakes Regional Photos

Here are some images from the 2010 NCAA Great Lakes Regional for Div. III wrestling.

All images shot with Canon 30D + Sigma 70-200mm or Canon 17-85mm IS.

More information the tournament is available on the Augsburg Athletics site.


Featured Photo: February 21, 2010

Augsburg's Josh Roberts earns back points on defending national champion Jake Oster (Elmhurst) in the 125-pound finals match of the Great Lakes Regional wrestling tournament on Feb. 2o, 2010. The unranked Roberts defeated the third-ranked Oster by a 8-7 decision. Both wrestlers qualified for the national tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 5 and 6.


Six Decades of Dominance photos featured online

Just a few days after I posted the Augsburg Six Decades of Dominance and UNO dual meet photos, they have already been featured in several locations.

The Augsburg Athletics web site site has featured my work in three locations:

Also, d3wrestle.com has featured my work in their most recent Wrestler of the Week award for Jared Massey.


Augsburg celebrates Six Decades of Dominance

On January 22, 2010, the Augsburg College wrestling program celebrated “Six Decades of Dominance,” marking the sixtieth anniversary of the program’s founding in 1949 by Edor Nelson and Oliver Dahl. Before the scheduled meet with the University of Nebraska at Omaha — the number one team in Division II — the program held a short celebration with a presentation of the wrestling team’s history. Augsburg — the number one team in Division III — defeated UNO 18-12. After the meet, another gathering was held at Sgt. Preston’s bar, but I didn’t shoot that. (more…)


Featured Photo: January 23, 2010

No. 6 Austin Boehm (UNO) dec. Brad Baus (AUG) 13-6

Nebraska - Omaha wrestler Austin Boehm attempts a blackflip in an effort to escape from Augsburg wrestler Brad Baus in the 184 pound bout in a dual meet between UNO and Augsburg in Minneapolis, Minn. on January 22, 2010. Boehm, the sixth-ranked wrestler in Division II, defeated Baus 13-6, while Augsburg upset the Mavericks 18-12 in the battle of top-ranked teams in Division II and III.

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Augsburg story, featuring one of my photos.


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