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This week’s USA Wrestling Photo Contest: 10 more great shots sent in by wrestling families

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | April 03, 2020, 1:47 p.m. (ET)

Website homepage photo of Braden Hodgins sent by Katherine Hodgins

Every issue of USA Wrestler, the official magazine of USA Wrestling, there is a photo contest of wrestling images sent in by our member wrestling families. In most editions, three nice photos are published for the wrestling community to enjoy.

Photos are sent in all year, and many are not chosen for the magazine, but are some pretty sweet wrestling images. During this time away from the mat, we are receiving even more pictures as families have some time to look at their photos and send them in.

For the second straight week, we will post 10 of these on so more people can check them out. All of these photos will also be considered for the next edition of USA Wrestler.

USA Wrestler is seeking your best wrestling photography for publication in a future issue of the magazine, or to be posted on or on USA Wrestling’s Instagram account. USA Wrestling reserves the right to publish all materials submitted for the Photo Contest with no restrictions! E-mail photos to:

Here is our newest batch of pictures for you to enjoy

Action photo from a match for the Cornwall High School varsity wrestling team. Submitted by Melanie Paquin.

Grace Pauls of New York nails a headlock at the 2020 NY Section IX championships. Photo by Michelle Fenner, sent in by Jacquelynn Vance-Pauls, Esq.

Joshua Rodriguez, competing in the Basin Brawl, at 63 pounds in the 10U division. Photo sent in by Brandon Saucillo.

Sebastian Concepcion, 7, from Pistol Wrestling, competing in a tournament in Las Vegas. Photo sent in by Teddy Concepcion.

Braden Hodgins, 7, from the Gladiator Wrestling Academy of Slidell, La., competing. Photo send in by Katherine Hodgins.

Ava Fritz, competing for Team Washington at 106 pounds at the Turf War Duals in Pocatello, Idaho. Photo by Alisha Orton, sent in by Rochelle Fritz.

Brantley Davis, 8, of the Benton Wrestling Club, works a power half in the 64-pound weight class. Photo sent in by Brandy Davis.

Shelton Chastain, a sophomore at Mustang High School who competes at 106 and 113 pounds, powers an opponent to the mat. Photo sent in by Debbie Chastain.

June Patnode of the Lionheart Wrestling Club, scores on a leg lace in a freestyle match. Photo sent in by Cherie Patnode.

Elijah Hedges of the Heritage Hill Wrestling Club, competing in the 80-pound weight class at the Southern Indiana Elementary Wrestling Conference event, where he placed second. Photo by Greg Carter, sent in by Sierra Hedges.