Garrison McCualey of Comanche celebrates after winning the Class 3A 160-pound match in the state wrestling tournament at State Fair Arena, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
If you’ve followed Alternate Crop at all, you’re aware that a healthy portion of our assignments are from sports events. We’re always looking for sports action pictures during these assignments, but getting storytelling images doesn’t stop just because we’re at a game or a match. A player’s reactions in those moments after a game can be even more important than a photo of him driving the lane.
Bryan Terry photographed the state high school wrestling championships last weekend. The pictures that stand out are the ones taken in the moment that the wrestlers become state champions. You can see the hours of training and the intensity of the tournament in Garrison McCualey’s face and body language as he celebrates his win. Meanwhile, Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant celebrate an exciting and exhausting win over the Thunder. OU’s Carlee Roethlisberger comforts teammate Danielle Robinson after Robinson’s last second shot doesn’t fall and the Sooners lose to the Baylor Bears. In all these cases, whether the pictures were used in the newspaper or not, it’s the players’ reactions to the game that tells the story.
Oklahoma's Danielle Robinson reacts while teammate Carlee Roethlisberger tries to help her up following their women's college basketball game against Baylor at Lloyd Noble Center on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. The Sooners lost to Baylor 82-81. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Lakers' Pau Gasol (16) and Kobe Bryant (24) celebrate the Lakers' win as Oklahoma City's Nick Collison (4) and Thabo Sefolosha (2) walk off the court during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Oklahoma City Arena.Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Conner Cline of Blackwell celebrates on top of Gunner Laffoon of Tuttle during the Class 4A 112-poind match in the state wrestling tournament at State Fair Arena, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Click these links to see photo galleries from Thunder against Lakers, high school wrestling, or OU women against Baylor.