06
Feb

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Was fortunate enough to shoot my ninth career Super Bowl this weekend in Houston where the world witnessed the most incredible and improbably comeback in Super Bowl history. Continue on to see all my favorite photos from Super Bowl LI

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02
May
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Terry McMillen explodes an engine on fire during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
In the first pair of cars down the track on the final day of the NHRA Spring Nationals, top fuel dragster driver Terry McMillen experienced one of the biggest explosions in the last couple decades in his Amalie Motor Oil sponsored dragster. Continue on to see the entire sequence frame by frame…

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30
Apr
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1600iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Sidnei Frigo crashes during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Frigo was alert and transported via helicopter to a local hospital. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1600iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Sidnei Frigo crashes during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Frigo was alert and transported via helicopter to a local hospital. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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09
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks at the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he celebrates after defeating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual
Was fortunate enough to photograph my eighth career Super Bowl this weekend near San Francisco between the offensive powerhouse Carolina Panthers led by MVP Cam Newton against the stout defense of the Peyton Manning led Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.  Continue on to see my favorite images from the big game!

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01
May
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Overall view as Floyd Mayweather (left) stares at Manny Pacquiao during weigh-ins for the upcoming boxing fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Overall view as Floyd Mayweather (left) stares at Manny Pacquiao during weigh-ins for the upcoming boxing fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

After all the hype and speculation of whether the Mayweather vs Pacquiao would ever happen, it was awesome to stroll into the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino for weigh ins for the fight many people are already calling the “Fight of the Century”  Continue on to see all the sights of the sold out weigh ins.

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05
Jul
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm with 1.4 converter (280mm), 5000iso, f4.5, 1/1250th, Manual United States goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) and defender Matt Besler (5) react after a second Belgium goal in overtime during the round of sixteen match in the 2014 World Cup at Arena Fonte Nova.

With USA defying the odds by advancing out of the proverbial “Group of Death”, soccer fever began to take over the United States prior to their round of 16 matchup against Belgium. “I believe that we will win” became a chant heard at bars all around the country, including some in Brazil. Lets get to the game that ended with a heartbroken nation.

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05
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) leaps over Denver Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme (84) as he returns the opening kick of the second half for a touchdown.

Under much warmer temps than we all expected, Super Bowl 48 was played Sunday night near New York City between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. There are always many different opinions on the direction a game will go but I can assure you that nobody expected what we ended up getting. Continue on to see the game from my view on the field…

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27
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe

A few weeks ago I did a portrait shoot with Desert Ridge High School shortstop Riley Unroe at his school on a 110 degree day. You probably haven’t heard of this kid yet… but you soon will!

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18
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 6400iso, f4, 1/320th, Manual Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner sits in front of her locker in the teams locker room at the US Airways Center.

A few weeks ago I received a call from one of my editors checking my availability for a day in the life shoot with WNBA rookie sensation Brittney Griner. Now I don’t follow womens basketball at all but I certainly knew who Brittney Griner was and her potential to be the LeBron James of the WNBA. Thankfully my schedule was open so I was able to book the gig.

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