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 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”