About  MatShots  





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Hello, my name is Mike Smith and I built this website, MatShots, as a way to cover and promote wrestling, wrestling athletes, and their efforts.

 Images on this website are to support sports media coverage for regional newsprint, school publications, sports information websites, and specialized sports publications.

As a staff photographer for Anderson Publications, Canistota, SD,  I cover numerous sporting events in the South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska areas.

I also shoot regularly for WrestlingUSA magazine, which includes local, state, regional, and national competitions.

In 2009, I was awarded the WrestlingUSA Photographer of the year.  Click here to read article.

My photos have been used in WrestlingUSA, Amateur Wrestling News, Sports Illustrated, dozens of regional newspapers, and many high school and college sports information sites.

All the website work is done by myself,  nothing fancy, just quality action photos.

With over 22 years of sports photography experience, I strive to catch the action and emotion of the event I am covering.

By using the latest Canon digital equipment you are insured to receive an image that is of the highest quality.

One of the most enjoyable things to come out of MatShots has been the chance to get to know the athletes and their families.

 I thank you for your interest in MatShots and feel free to contact me at mshome@goldenwest.net