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More photos from the VISA Gymnastics Championships

I am a photojournalist at heart.  It has always been one of my favorite types of photography.  I did it for 2 years in high school and 2 years in college on newspaper and yearbook staff.  I have had a photo of school bus accident printed in the Dallas Morning News.  It was my experience of capturing the event as a photojournalist that I used at my first wedding I photographed 27 years ago.  Recently the big thing has been photojournalistic weddings but I never knew there was any other way to photograph a wedding.

I was doing the photos for the background of the Universal Sports green screen event we did on Saturday when they asked me to send some of the photos for their website.  I was pretty excited… then when I was able to shoot the men’s and women’s finals I was REALLY excited.  I have photographed almost every sport but this was my first time to photograph gymnastics so I enjoyed the challenge.  Enjoy the photos.

While standing in the spotlight, Samantha Peszek awaits her green flag to perform her floor routine

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On the left, women’s all around champion Bridget Sloan of Sharps takes her turn on the vault at the 2009 Visa Championships. Brandon Wynn of The Ohio State University dismounts the rings at the 2009 Visa Gymnastics Championships.  He tied for third with 15.450 points.

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On the left, Alex Buscaglia of Stanford performs on the high bar.  He would finish in 3rd with 15.400 points. On the right, Kytra Hunter from Hill’s performs on the uneven bars.

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Coach Kurt Golder of the University of Michigan watches Chris Cameron on the pummel horse at the 2009 Visa Cahmpionships in Dallas.

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On the left, Ivana Hong from WOGA performs on the balance beam at the 2009 Visa Championships.  She won the event with a score of 30.350. On the right, floor exercise and all around gold medalist Bridget Sloan from Sharps performs her floor routine at the 2009 Visa Championship at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

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Glen Ishino of Cal Berkley, practices on the pommel horse for Friday’s mens final.  He placed 3rd in the pommel with a total of 15.250.

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Jonathon Horton of Cypress Acade performs on the parallel bars and the pommel and scores enough points to win the Men’s Gold medal at the 2009 Visa Championships in Dallas.

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  • Nina Barabash - It was so fun to see all these photos of the gymnasts … and I must say the photos were great. It must have been soooo much fun to be there in person, taking photos and watching them perform.

  • Chris Simmons - Good Job all around on the photos. That was a really good experience for me.

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