2013 World Youth Climbing Championships
Augut 18, 2013, Central Saanich, BC - The USA's John Brosler celebrates his Bronze Medal win in the Junior Speed Climbing Competition at the 2013 World Youth Climbing Championships at The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich, British Columbia.
WHY I CHOSE THIS PHOTO: Far too often in the world of sports, those that don't finish first are disappointed or consider themselves losers. This young man just won the BRONZE medal in his age division and his reaction was one of the most joyous of anyone at the entire competition, including those that won gold and silver. I was fortunate enough to capture it and it is one of my favourite "cheer" photos of the year.