The art of celebration. Here is an example of showmanship and sportsmanship at its finest. Same wrestler, two different styles of emotional outcome from winning wrestling matches. The first: the match Bubba Jenkins won to get him into the championship match. Here, you see a Lebron James style celebration. The second: winning the national title. In the second frame you see true, raw emotion as he leaps into his coach's arms. Both have their place in sports photography. I am not saying they don't. I just find it truly intriguing, the difference between cocky and truly inspirational.
Arizona State 157-pounder Bubba Jenkins throws his hands up to the sky in a "Lebron James" style celebration after winning the semifinal match against Northwestern's Jason Welch on Friday night at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Penn. Jenkins won 8-5, advancing to the championship Saturday night.
Arizona State 157-pounder Bubba Jenkins smiles as he leaps in to the arms of Head Coach Shawn Charles after pinning Penn State's David Taylor in 4 minutes, 16 seconds Saturday night at Wells Fargo Center during the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Philadelphia. "I played outside a lot on the swing sets and metal bars and played basketball. I didn't have too many toys and too many machines because I always broke them, always messed them up," Jenkins said. "Anytime my mom was buying machines for me, something electrical, something that was supposed to work or do something, I always found ways to break it. And that's a machine out there. That was the Penn State kid. That was the phenomena toy, I suppose, and I found ways to break it and disassemble it."