I’ve been waiting all winter to cover my first NCAA Tournament!
Ever since receiving an email from my assignment editor at Getty Images asking me to cover the second and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament, I’ve been looking forward to shooting the passion, emotion, and great action that one of the biggest events in sports, brings every year.
This year it came to my neck of the woods in Pittsburgh. Duquesne University hosted the tournament at Consol Energy Center (home of the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team). It was a pretty cool transformation, both on the court and behind the scenes, for a venue that is typically an ice covered hockey rink.
I can’t say enough to the crew who helped make the three days spent at the arena go so smoothly. First off, it was a pleasure working with Greg Shamus, an amazing, veteran photographer. Secondly, Joe Sargent, Pittsburgh Penguins photographer, was a big help in showing me around the venue he knows so well and offering a hand in setting up my overhead remote the day before round two began.
And last but not least, but probably the most important part of our team were our editors, Chris Chambers and Justin Heiman, as well as our runner, Abby Kraftowitz. Without them, our pictures would not have made it to the masses as efficiently and as successfully!
Even though our site did not include any major upsets, there were still plenty of great moments to go around! After six games, here are some of my favorite images from my two days covering the NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh. Enjoy!