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This week’s USA Wrestling Photo Contest: Check out 10 wrestling images sent by member-families

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | May 04, 2020, 4:02 p.m. (ET)

Website homepage photo of Jacob Heiden sent in by Mindy Heiden.

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 sixth straight week, we have post 10 of these on so more people can check them out. All of these photos will also be considered for USA Wrestler now or in the future. If we keep getting pictures during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will keep trying to do this story weekly. Got anything you like? Please send them along!!!

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 are 10 photos that USA Wrestling has received from people all around the nation. Thank you.

Tristan Rucker of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., goes for the fall. Photo by Rachel Springstead, sent in by Meghan Rucker

Competition portrait of Jacob Heiden of Stratford High School in Wisconsin sent in by Mindy Heiden.

Sterling McLaughlin, a senior at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., picks up his head coach while celebrating taking first place at the NH Meet of Champions for the third time. Photo sent in by Sable McLaughlin.

Action from the first Girls Sub-State Tournament in Kansas sent in by Amber Rozell.

Torben Sommer, 8, of the Anacortes Hawkeyes Wrestling Club in Anacortes, Wash. works for a takedown at the Washington state tournament in the U8 division. Photo by Stephanie Ball. Submitted by Rodney Bickley

Alex Burley, an 11th grader at Orange County High School in Virginia, scored a takedown in the 195-pound weight class. Photo sent in by Julie Burley.

Emma Grimes, 9, who trains at X-Calibur in Kingston Pa., waits for the referee to call the pin in her first freestyle match in a national competition. Photo sent in by Nick Grimes

James Riviera of C. Milton Wright wrestling makes a big mat return in a match against Conestoga. Photo sent in by Logan Dvorak

Sophomore Ryan Payne competes at 138 pounds for Rock Ridge High School of Ashburn, Va.. Photo sent in by his grandmother Mary Anne Pruden.

A boy and his belt!! Lorenzo Caponigri, a 6-year-old, 38-pounder out of Chicago, smiles for the camera. Photo sent in by Mike Caponigri

Check out all the photo contests in recent weeks

April 28 Photo Contest

April 17 Photo Contest

April 10 Photo Contest

April 3 Photo Contest

March 27 Photo Contest