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.

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.

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. Con­tin­ue read­ing “Augs­burg cel­e­brates Six Decades of Dom­i­nance”