BJC Dual

Penn State wrestling always draws a sold out crowd to Rec Hall.  Today they brought a sold out crowd to the bigger and more intimidating Bryce Jordan Center to host Iowa.  The crowd was energized, and everyone leapt to their feet after big take downs moves.  It was a unique event to photograph which kept me on my toes as I had a different perspective on the mat than usual, and new possibilities for player fan interaction.  IowaPSUwrestle05 IowaPSUwrestle12 IowaPSUwrestle14 IowaPSUwrestle19 IowaPSUwrestle20 IowaPSUwrestle23 IowaPSUwrestle24 IowaPSUwrestle26 IowaPSUwrestle27

PIAA State Wrestling

Today I traveled to Hershey for the first day of PIAA State wrestling.  After covering wrestling all season I was ready for the 8 mats that cover the Hershey Giant Center’s floor for the first round.  This year we didn’t have as many wrestlers for me to keep track of and I’ve learned the ropes of the tournament after my three day stay there last year.

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OSU at PSU wrestling

After yesterday’s basketball game in Rec Hall the court floor was lifted, the nets were taken down and a wrestling mat was placed in the center of an enthusiastic crowd. Penn State, ranked #2, hosted #6 ranked Ohio State for a Big Ten dual.

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