I had the unexpected opportunity to travel with the North Carolina Tar Heels wrestling team to the 2019 Southeast Open Wrestling Tournament in Roanoke, Virginia this weekend. My original plan was to only do action photos and not any behind-the-scenes photos. This was mostly owing to me having not worked with this team before and only knowing two of the wrestlers personally. Covering a team behind the scenes takes a bit of trust and time. I ended up being in a better place than I thought, thanks in large part to how welcoming the team was, from the coaches to the athletes.
Normally if I’m putting together a photo package of a team, I’ll have a few days or even weeks of content. The photos below are only from a one-day event, but I came out with some decent photos.
I also came out with new relationships and met some great people. A solid weekend overall.
Beyond the photos below, you can view all the action photos here.