Benjamin Reed (University of Missouri)
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'Wooh! I'm so pumped right now, look at that!' exclaims Matt Ramsey, center, backstage at the 2007 Kentucky State and Bluegrass Classic. Bodybuilders prepare to look their best as they lift weights, apply tanner and examine themselves in the mirror prior to appearing before judges.
Sliver of Light
A sliver of light illuminates Robert Becker as he leads his cross country team through the running trails on the school's campus. Becker and the University of Southern Indiana are expected to be the most dominant team in their division this year.
The Southern Illinois Miners's Willie Keene, front, and Brian Logan practice during warm up for an evening game at Bosse Field in Evansville, Ind. June 7, 2007, before taking on the Evansville Otters. The Miners fell 7-2.
Ben Askren remains the first and only University of Missouri wrestler to win two NCAA titles. Utilizing strength and form, Askren currently holds the longest winning streak in the country at 87 wins.
Kurt Kissenger sails over the finish line to receive the checkered flag and a win as Eric Lindenschmidt, right, scans the track with a caution flag in case of accidents at the Vanderburgh County Fair.
Walk to First
Washington Wild Things batter Chris Sidick is hit by a pitch from the Evansville Otters' Jake Haggerty in their game at Bosse Field. Sidick was subsequently awarded first base. The Otters, who lost 3-0, saw their four game winning streak end.
Tyler Mathis cuts accross the face of a wave at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, CA. The reputation of Steamer Lane has grabbed international attention as one of the world's hottest locations for high-performance surfing.
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