Wrestling Theater

Over the past year, in my work for Varsity Views, I have covered many high school sports; baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, hockey and track.  Last night was my first opportunity to cover a wrestling match.  For the most part, it’s a fairly easy sport to cover.  Everything happens in a very confined space instead of lots of running around.  The junior varsity match was held under normal lighting conditions for the gym, which is fluorescent lights.  Not my favorite lighting, but it can be compensated for.  However, the varsity match was very different.  All the gym lights were turned off and the wrestling mat was lit with spotlights focused on the center of the mat.  It gave the match a feeling that I would describe as part sport, part dance and part theater.



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