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I finished the final days of my winter break shooting a few of my brother’s wrestling meets and tournaments before heading back to school on the 9th. Here is an overview of the weekend.
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 marked the start of a weekend of wrestling that ended Tyler’s previously perfect season. Thursday was a home meet at Thornwood High school in South Holland, Ill., against Lincoln Way West. The match ended with Tyler getting the pin with a 1 minute and 3 seconds left on the clock extending his record to 12-0.
Friday marked his first loss against Bradley-Bourbonnais. Tyler wrestled up during the meet going from his usual weight class of 126 to 132. The match ended 5-6 putting his record at 12-1.
Saturday was a double elimination tournament hosted by Bradley-Bourbonnais. Tyler lost his first match to a pin in the first period.
Losing the first match put him in the wrestle back bracket with a chance to take fifth place. In the next match he won with a pin.
Tyler eventually took sixth place loosing his final match in the tournament with a record at the end of the meet of 13-3.
Since things have been a little slow while I’m finishing up what is left of my winter break I realized I never posted the first video I worked on. This was from the spring of last year during Eastern’s Greek Week. The fraternities and sororities host different competitions around campus with the goal of getting points. One of these competitions is tugs, a massive game of tug-of-war. Campus Pond is turned into a muddy battleground for a few days to see who will emerge as the tugging champions. I went and covered the Delta Zeta sorority.
On another note, my second video on Andre “Maneco” Leite will be up this weekend. It will focus more on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
This is the first of five Thornwood high school wrestling meets of my winter break. My brother Tyler, the one in the yellow and blue head gear that is currently falling off, won the match against a Stagg high school wrestler. Tyler was able to get the pin in the second round. The win moved his record to 10-0 for the season. Since Eastern doesn’t have a wrestling team it’s nice to shoot a different sport over break. Over the course of my time off from school I’m going to try to get a little more creative when it comes to shooting wrestling. Hopefully there will be a few more dynamic photos in the future.