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|| Contest Winners: 2001

Sports Shooter 2001 Contest Winners
Here are the winners from the fourth annual Sports Shooter Photo Contest. Winners were awarded prizes thanks to the generous donations from the following: Ronal Taniwaki of Nikon; Amy Kawadler of Canon; Jody Grober of Roberts Distributors; Jeff Snyder of Penn Camera; Larry Nolan of Versa-Flex; Lightware; the Fujifilm Commercial Imaging Division; Lowepro; Lexar Media; LPA Designs; Rich Clarkson & Associates and Kinesis Gear.

This year's contest was judged on March 6, 2002 by Wally Skalij of the Los Angeles Times, Peter Read Miller of Sports Illustrated, Robert Hanashiro of USA Today, Rick Rickman of Newsport, Ronal Taniwaki of Nikon Professional Services and freelancer Brad Mangin. Special thanks to Nikon for hosting the judging in their Torrance, CA office.

The contest judging was sponsored by Samy's Camera and Versa-Flex.

Best Action: First Place
MARK J. TERRILL, Associated Press
Los Angeles Kings' Adam Deadmarsh, left, reacts to his overtime goal to beat the Detroit Red Wings and take the series as Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood lies on the ice in their Western Conference playoff game, Monday night, April 23, 2001, in Los Angeles. In the background is Kings' Jozef Stumpel. The Kings won 3-2.
Awarded: Canon G2 digital camera, donated by Canon.

Best Action: Second Place
JOHN DUNN , The Sporting News
New York Yankees' Chuck Knoblauch (11) leaps into the arms of teammate Derek Jeter, center, after scoring the game-winning run on a single by Alfonso Soriano in the 12th inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 5 of the World Series on November 1, 2001. The victory was the Yankees second come-from-behind win in two nights and gave them a 3-2 lead in the best of seven series.
Awarded: Lightware GripIt Pack and GripStrip Starter Kit donated by Lightware.

Best Action: Third Place
DAVID AHNTHOLZ , The State Journal-Register
Scott Lee of the South Carolina high school rodeo team reaches back to grab his steer during the morning steer wrestling competition of the National High School Finals Rodeo in Springfield, Ill. on July 29, 2001. Lee overshot the steer when it slowed unexpectedly.
Awarded: Kinesis Long Lens Case donated by Kinesis.

Best Action / No College - No Pro: First Place
THOMAS BOYD, The Eugene Register-Guard
Sheldon High School's Jarvis Tanquaray, left, nearly catches a pass against Willamette High School's Jeff Wheeler in a tight contest that was eventually won by the Sheldon Irish on October 19, 2001.
Awarded: MultiMax radio remotes donated by LPA Designs.

Best Action / No College - No Pro: Second Place
MARC PISCOTTY, The Rocky Mountain News
Italian luger Armin Zoeggeler becomes a part of the scenery as he makes his way down the track during a World Cup Luge event at the Utah Olympic Park on Feb. 10th, 2001. Zoeggeler finished first at the event, which was a test event for the 2002 Winter Olympics that will be held at the venue.
Awarded: Microtech 256 flash card, Microtech firewire card reader and 3 memory storage cases donated by Penn Camera.

Best Action / No College - No Pro: Third Place
CHRIS FAYTOK, The Star Ledger
Kenny Waymac, of Kissimmee, FL tries not to lose his shorts during the "Buff Bowl," a nude flag football game at the Lake Como Resort, a nudist community in Lutz, FL on January 27, 2001, the day before the Super Bowl in Tampa.
Awarded: Microtech 128 meg card and Microtech firewire card reader donated by Penn Camera.

Best Action / No Ball: First Place
Abe Teter gets some big air during the half-pipe competition at the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix in Mammoth Lakes, California on February 8, 2001.
Awarded: Lowepro Roller III case donated by Lowepro.

Best Action / No Ball: Second Place
SOL NEELMAN, The Oregonian
Suzy Favor Hamilton celebrates while crossing the finish line ahead of the field in the 1,500 meters at the Prefontaine Classic track & field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene. on May 27, 2001. The previous year, she stumbled at the finish line and finished a close second in the same event. Of her win she said "This was the toughest race of my career."
Awarded: Versa-Flex MU1417.06 Case donated by Versa-Flex.

Best Action / No Ball: Third Place
BRIAN PETERSON, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Vikings special teams smothered Saints kick returner #26 Fred McAfee early in the 3rd quarter on January 6, 2001. Vikings Chris Walsh got credit for the stop.
Awarded: Lexar flash card and 2 card wallets donated Roberts Distributors.

Judges Awards
MAX WHITTAKER, Appeal-Democrat
Sutter High players pass an inspirational poem as they leave their locker room to take the field in Sutter, CA on October 26, 2001.
Awarded: Fujifilm Gift Pack donated by Fujifilm Commercial Imaging Division.

AMY SANCETTA, Associated Press
Gail Devers of the United States catches her breath after running in the women's 100-meter hurdles semi-finals at the World Track and Field Championships in Edmonton, Alberta on Friday, Aug. 10, 2001.
Awarded: Fujifilm Gift Pack donated by Fujifilm Commercial Imaging Division.

DELLY CARR, Sportshoot
Part of the 1000 swimmers starting their day of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run that makes the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on October 6, 2001.
Awarded: Fujifilm Gift Pack donated by Fujifilm Commercial Imaging Division.

NICK LAHAM, Allsport
Geelong fowards collide while contesting the ball during the AFL round 13 match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats held at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia on July 1, 2001.
Awarded: Fujifilm Gift Pack donated by Fujifilm Commercial Imaging Division.

Newly named to the WAC All-Defensive team, Tiffany Simon is ready to take the Bulldogs all the way to the NCAA Tournament. Simon, a Detroit native, finished last season 12th in scoring on November 28, 2001.
Awarded: Fujifilm Gift Pack donated by Fujifilm Commercial Imaging Division.
2001 Winners, Continued...

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