Heading into the two-day juggernaut of an event that is Mat Classic XXVII (Also known as Washington state’s high school wrestling state championship), it is important to have a plan for storytelling.
Of course a surprise champion or team can throw a wrench in something, but there’s also the chance that a pre-planned project comes together perfectly. that is what happened this year.
Heading into the event, prep editor Scott Spruill and myself talked about doing a story and video following three girl wrestlers from Grandview High School. Two of them were defending champs, the third ranked No. 1 in the state in her weight class.
Imagine what it would be like if all three won a title we thought. How great of a story and long form video would that make?
Needless to say, everything came together in what is my favorite shoot to date.