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Wrestling

Wrestling may not be in the Olympics by the end of the decade but in Northern Illinois, it will be just as popular as ever. I got my first taste of wrestling in high school. I was dragged in by a good friend that helped start our school’s team. As a new team, we weren’t very good. Wrestling in the 189-pound weight class, I was especially bad. You’d think that some of my opponents wrestled cattle. They were solid muscle. […]

My old basketball injury

With my pathetic jump shot, I never thought I’d have an “old basketball injury.” Little did I know that mine would come with a camera in my hands. It was March 10 and I was in Peoria at the Civic Center covering the third place game between Rockford Lutheran and Seaton Academy.¬†Adrenaline¬†was high. I, along with the players and fans, was excited to be there. State tournaments usually have more strict rules about where photographers can be. I imagine this […]