With sports being one of my passions, below is a selection of some of my favorite images working as a sports photographer.
Cadott's Brady Spaeth does a backflip shortly after beating Marshall's Dylan Horstmeyer during their division three 170-pound championship match at the 2020 WIAA state tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc. Spaeth would win by fall in 2:49.
UMD goaltender Kenny Reiter (right) and Wade Bergman (left) watch a puck Reiter deflected sail over the head of Notre Dame's David Gerths Thursday evening during an NCAA semifinal hockey game at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Hermantown's Hannah Buchite could barely watch Cloquet's Hannah Roy as she toed the line during a shootout in the Region 7A sectional final at Public Schools Stadium in Duluth, Minn. Roy's shot sailed over the net, which sent the Lumberjacks to the state tournament.
Portrait of a wrestler for the Sparta Spartan wrestling team.
Portrait of a St. Scholastica baseball player for Saints Athletics.
The College of St. Scholastica's Kelsey Kehtel celebrates a goal during the 2011 season.
Duluth Denfeld's Jimmy Waller puts the Hunters up 13-0 against Hermantown at Public Schools Stadium in Duluth, Minn.
Duluth Central's Vince Ohaju consoles Duluth East's Dyami Starks in the closing seconds of Central's sectional final win at Duluth Denfeld High School.
A foggy men's soccer game at the College of St. Scholastica.
Members of the Hermantown boys hockey team celebrate their state championship over Marshall at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Benilde-St. Margaret's students react after the Red Knights' Grant Besse scored his fourth goal of the game against Hill-Murray during the Minnesota Class AA championship game at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Dirt and determination mix along the homestretch of the final race of the day at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif.
Rebecca Dussault (right) of Gunnison, CO edges Holly Brooks (left) of Anchorage, AK by less than a second for the women's Freestyle title of the 2009 American Berkebeiner in Hayward, Wisc.
The Wisconsin student section celebrates the start of the fourth quarter during a football game against Western Illinois Saturday, September 9th, 2006 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisc.
A path through the woods leads Eric Wilkie of Webster, Wisc. to his entry point at Stony Point into Lake Superior Monday, February 11th, 2013 near Duluth, Minn.
After being no-hit for 6 and 2/3 innings, Sparta found their bats and overcame a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2. Here, Sparta's Emily Berenz scores the winning run while Viroqua's Ashley Miller shows her disappointment.
The 2004 Big Ten Men's Basketball Player of the Year Devin Harris converts a layup against the Michigan
Wolverines at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc. The Badgers would defeat the Wolverines 74-63.
Wyatt Zappa, a mite two for the Portman Hockey Club, waits around during a break in action Friday, January 29, 2016 during the Glen Avon jamboree in Duluth, Minn.
Lee Peyton of Edinburgh, United Kingdom winces as Sabine Couteau, a nurse from Grenoble, France, lances the toenail on the big toe of his left foot so fluid could drain from a blister beneath the toenail. A few minutes later, Couteau did the same for the big toe on Peyton's right foot. Petyon was recovering and resting at a cabin serving as the check-in point at the Melgeorge's resort near Elephant Lake about ten miles north of Orr, Minn.
Cornell/Gilman's Corey Hodowanic (red singlet) defeated Random Lake's Justin Mudlaff 4-3 in double overtime for the 119-pound division three state title at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc.
Duluth East's Erik Johnson (left) complains about the movement of Grand Rapids' Pat Richie (right) during the homestretch of the boys 1600 meter run during the Section 7AA Track and Field Championships in Grand Rapids, Minn. After the race was finished, Ritchie was disqualified and lost his place at state.
The College of St. Scholastica's Andrea Beatt (right) celebrates her game-winning goal against the University of Minnesota-Morris with teammate Kaylee Benson (left) Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at Saints Field in Duluth, Minn.
Duluth East's Mike Castle (#32) scored the first touchdown of the game on the pass from teammate Matt Kilpo (not pictured) during the Greyhounds' Section 7AAAA semifinal game against Duluth Central at Public Schools Stadium in Duluth, Minn.
Minnesota Duluth's Vicky Braegelmann (center, jumping) celebrates a point to put her team up 15-14 in the fifth match while teammates Kari Wolford (left) and Katie Gangelhoff (#1, right) celebrate with her during their match against Concordia University at Romano Gymnasium in Duluth, Minn.
Wisconsin Men's Basketball coach Bo Ryan can't believe a call during a close game against the Michigan
Wolverines January 24, 2004 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc. Wisconsin would win the game 74-63.
Holmen's Noah Risch celebrates his quarterfinal victory during the 2014 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament in Madison, Wisc.
The shadow of 10-year old Faith Brandt shows she is about to hand off a medal to a finisher of the 2007 Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minn.
Jake Horton (on ice, 16) celebrates his second period goal with Tyler Ellegard (top, 40) that put the Red Knights up 7-0 against Lakeville South during the Minnesota Class AA semifinal at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Duluth East's Sean Mayberry rests his head on coach Chuck Tolo's shoulder after East lost to Duluth Central in the sectional finals at Duluth Denfeld High School.
Nyjer Morgan reacts after Josh Wilson's catch in the stands was ruled an out ending an 11-1 Brewers victory against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisc.
Jonathan Sisley soars over a drop Saturday, April 26, 2014 during the Lester River Race in Duluth, Minn.
Mite One Hockey Jamboree in Duluth, Minn. Portman vs. Congdon.
Marshfield's Brad Dolezal celebrates his 145-pound state title Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc.
Nyjer Morgan gets into it during the singing of "God Bless America" during the Brewers 11-1 victory against the Twins on Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisc.
The College of St. Scholastica men's soccer team celebrates their UMAC tournament championship in 2016.
Marshall's Mickey Huska collides with Duluth East's Joe Nelson during the first half of a game between the Hilltoppers and Greyhounds at Marshall High School in Duluth, Minn.
USA men's curling team member John Shuster is welcomed and cheered on by hundreds of curling fans under a canopy of curling brooms Tuesday, February 27, 2018 during a public recognition program for Twin Ports Olympians at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center in Duluth, Minn.
Ryan Braun celebrates his two-run home run that the Milwaukee Brewers up 3-2 against the Chicago Cubs in the final game of the year Sunday, September 28, 2008 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisc. The homer propelled the Brewers to their first playoff birth in 26 years.
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