I have recently completed shooting a number of championship events at the high school and collegiate level, mostly basketball and wrestling. One of the fun parts of shooting these events is to see the the faces of the winners.
The image above ranks as one of my recent favorites. The victorious wrestler went from almost being pinned to flipping his opponent and winning in a matter of seconds. Both wrestlers were in disbelief.
High school teams playing at the state tournament almost always celebrate a win, even in the early rounds of play. Playing in front of big crowds in large venues often brings the best out of team celebrations.
As you can see from the gallery below, I am a sucker for game ending shots of the bench celebrating as the clock winds down to zero. Click on the images to scroll through the gallery.