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|| Contest Winners: 2006

Sports Shooter 2006 Contest Winners
The 9th Annual Sports Shooter Contest was judged on April 7, 2007.

The judging panel of Wally Skalij (Los Angeles Times), Myung Chun (Los Angeles Times), Matt A. Brown (Los Angeles freelance photographer), Sean Haffey (San Diego Union-Tribune), Jack Gruber (USA TODAY) and Robert Hanashiro (USA TODAY) spent an evening at Sports Shooter Academy IV working to decide the winners in the contest.

The entire judging was open to spectators at Sports Shooter Academy IV in Southern California.

The contest was made possible by donations from Robert Distributors, Versa-Flex and Samy's Camera.

Picture of the Year 2006
Matt Goins, Lexington Herald-Leader
Lexington, KY - 4/28/2006: Jockey Julien Leparoux tries to hold on to his reins as he is catapulted over the head of his mount, Sanibel Storm, after the filly hit the rail while leading the sixth race in her career debut at Keeneland Race Course on April 28, 2006. The horse and rider were uninjured.

Sports Action: First Place
Ron Jenkins, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A bat slips from the grasp of Indians player Kelly Shoppach (not pictured) and flies into the crowd, striking a fan during Sunday's Rangers game in Arlington. The Cleveland Indians played the Texas Rangers at Ameriquest Field in Arlington, Texas Sunday September 3, 2006.

Sports Action: Second Place
Brian Peterson, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis, MN 10/30/2006 Minnesota Vikings -vs- New England Patriots - A beer bottle flies past the heads of Patriots #84 Benjamin Watson as he celebrates with teammate #85 Doug Gabriel after scoring on a 9 yard catch in the endzone from Quarterback Tom Brady. The drunken fan was found and escorted out of the Metrodome.

Sports Action: Third Place
Bryan Crowe
Ontario, Ca - 10/16/2006; Danny Garcia left, applies a vicious left jab to Derek Andrews in the third round. Andrews went on to win a unanimous decision in the 6 round contest.

Sports Action: Award of Excellence
Bruce Ely, The Oregonian
Tyler Graham slides safely into home past UNCs' Benji Johnson as Oregon State takes the lead in the final game of the College World Series Championship series at Rosenblatt Stadium on June 26, 2006.

No College - No Pro: First Place
Chris Detrick, Salt Lake Tribune
Park City, UT- 2/04/06: Mushers compete in the 11th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race in Park City, Utah. "This is it. this is the grand finish. This is my last professional race," said Charlie Boulding, top, who placed 11th overall. "So, if I'm back next year you can call me a liar."

No College - No Pro: Second Place
Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise
Chaparral High catcher Mark Duchesne holds onto the ball after tagging out leaping Vista Murrieta High's TS Read who tried to score from thirdbase on a shallow pop-fly ball to rightfield in the 9th inning of the game in Temecula, CA.

No College - No Pro: Third Place
Mark J. Rebilas
Dec 31, 2006; Deer Valley, AZ, USA; Go kart racer Ryan Amigliore is ejected from his kart after crashing into the wall during the final race of the 2006 Holiday Classic at AKA Speedway in Deer Valley, AZ. Amigliore was unhurt in the incident.

No College - No Pro: Award of Excellence
Eric Hylden, Grand Forks Herald
Minnepolis, MN-11/24/06: Stephen-Argyle's (MN) Kyle Pietruszewski carries teammate Kolby Gruhot's prosthetic leg off the field for repairs after it detached during a play in the second half of their Minnesota Class A championship game at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, November 24, 2006.

Sports Feature: First Place
Sascha Fromm, Thueringer Allgemeine
Hovhannes Sargsyan (ARM), Helio Freitas ((BRA), Alen Abramovic (CRO), Danny Silva (POR), Valts Eiduks (LAT), from left, at the finish line after competing in the Mens Cross Country Skiing 15km Interval Start Final of the 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Games on February 17, 2006 in Pragelato Plan, Italy.

Sports Feature: Second Place
Darryl Dyck, Edmonton Sun
Edmonton, AB - 6/17/2006: Celebrating fans cast shadows on the ice as Carolina Hurricanes' goalie Cam Ward takes a drink of water after Edmonton Oilers' Fernando Pisani (not pictured) scored the team's first goal of the game during the second period of play in game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday June 17, 2006. The Oilers won the game 4-0 to force game seven.

Sports Feature: Third Place
Chris Detrick, Salt Lake Tribune
Jackson Hole, WY- 1/29/06: Musher Katie Davis works to get her racing dogs out of the truck before the start of the 11th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. Twenty-two mushers from around the world competed in the 9-day competition that started in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and ended in Park City, Utah.

Sports Feature: Award of Excellence
Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune
Pragelato, Italy- 2/20/2006: On a foggy night in Pragelato, Austria's Andreas Widhoelzl sails down the hill during the 1st round of the 2006 Winter Olympics Men's Long Hill Team Ski Jumping Competition. Widhoelzl and his Austrian teammates would go on to capture the gold medal.

Best Student Sports Photograph: First Place
Dustin Snipes, Eastern Washington University
James Graham, a horse Jockey, smiles after winning a race on opening day at Churchill downs in Louisville KY. Jockeys earn around 8 percent of the overall profit from a single win.

Best Student Sports Photograph: Second Place
Sam Adams, Brooks Institute of Photography
Oxnard, CA - 02/28/06: Meghan Corso of Agoura Hills reacts as a team mate scores the second goal for them during their CIF-SS championship game against the Santa Barbara Dons on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, Calif.

Best Student Sports Photograph: Third Place
Marcus Yam, Buffalo News
Drivers participate in the World's Largest Demolition Derby at the Erie County State Fair also known as Americas Fair in Hamburg, NY on August 20 2006 despite weather condition wrapping up the end of the state fair, with a 'bang.'

Best Student Sports Photograph: Award of Excellence
Josh Birnbaum, The Daily Illini
Champaign, IL - 10/1/2006: Illinois' Ella Masar is kicked in the face by Penn State's Heather Tomko during the game at Illinois Soccer Stadium in Champaign, Ill., on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006. Tomko recieved a personal foul for the kick, but Masar was not hurt. During the game, Masar scored two goals, helping No. 15 Illinois defeat No. 9 Penn State, 3-2.

Best Sports Picture Story: First Place
John Galayda, Connecticut Post
"A Cowboy From Connecticut"

Best Sports Picture Story: Second Place
Kyle Green, The Roanoke Times
"Ultimate Fight Story"

Best Sports Picture Story: Third Place
Maisie Crow, Patuxent Publishing Company
"A Hectic Pace"

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