Brian O'MahoneyFor the Chicago Tribune Media Group
Kareem ElgazzarThe Cincinnati Enquirer
Steven M. FalkPhiladelphia Inquirer
This was a competitive category which precipitated considerable debate between the judges. First place shows isolated, peak action in a sport that is difficult to cover. Second place shows a good sense of mind by the photographer while the action was approaching. Third place rose above the others with peak action helped by different facial expressions on each defender.
Judges: Caroline E. Couig/Freelance Photo Editor, Bradley E. Clift/Freelance