I often photograph wrestling tournaments– I first started photographing wrestling in between my own wrestling matches, while a member of the University of Calgary varsity wrestling team. Plagued with injuries, I had lots of time to photograph especially when I wasn’t competing. My teammates have often praised my wrestling photographs, noting that because I understand the sport, I understand what moves look good. Typically I’m able to predict a certain action and am ready to photograph it. However, sometimes my camera picks up things that aren’t as expected… the moment when a wrestler gets elbowed in the face, an awkward expression, or interesting body position. The following photos were taken in January of the Nordhagen Classic Tournament. I decided to pick a few photos and name/re-name the moves a la Monique! What do you think? Do you have a better name? Are you inspired to join the sport of wrestling?!