Leah KlafczynskiThe Columbus Dispatch
Danny MillerThe Flint Journal
Matt DetrichIndianapolis Star
First place is a wonderful image that captures the spirit of competition very nicely with great emotion on both ends. There's a nice feel to this image. Great moment with nice control of the environment in framing. Second is a stunning portrait with great use of light and color to capture the essence of the athlete. Third show a photographer who is looking beyond the obvious and pushing the boundaries of good photojournalism. The alternate is a wonderful action image with great prowess.
Judges: Sung Park/University of Oregon, Torsten Kjellstrand/University of Oregon, Dan Morrison/University of Oregon