Winners and Losers at State

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

The thrill of victory the agony of defeat. It all happens on the mat at the Pepsi Center once a year. These photos are the follow up to the previous post about State Wrestling. First up is Tony Peña.

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

Tony celebrating his win with his grandfather Tony Parse. It was a nice moment but I was looking for something different. We ran a similar photo last year. On to Travis Himmelman.

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

I’m glad that these are going to run in two different papers because they are really similar. Funny thing is that they were both at the same team last year. As a matter of fact the photo we ran last year of Tony Peña was him hugging Barry Himmelman. On to Cory Wittwer who was defeated on the first day.

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

The lighting and color at the Pepsi Center is pretty bad. I’m not sure how those guys from the Post do it at Nuggets games. I used a fill flash on just about every shot this year because the dark mats soak up so much of the light and add an awful color cast. Oh well, had fun this year and got to hang out with a lot of the guys and girls I went to school with.

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