the 2015 big 12 outdoor track and field championship

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K-State’s Joslyn Barnes competes in the heptathlon 100 meter hurdles during the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 15, 2015.

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K-State’s Adam Deterding competes in the decathlon long jump during the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 15, 2015.

Texas’ Johannes Hock competes in the decathlon shot put during the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 15, 2015.

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K-State’s Adam Deterding competes in the decathlon 400 meter run during the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 15, 2015.

Baylor’s Chase Hood competes in the men’s pole vault during the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 15, 2015.

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K-State’s Ivan Hartung hugs his coach after the preliminaries of the men’s javelin during the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 15, 2015.

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K-State’s Christoff Bryan competes in the men’s high jump during the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 16, 2015.

Baylor’s Cion Hicks competes in the women’s shot put during the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 16, 2015.

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K-State’s Kimberly Williamson takes a selfie after winning the women’s high jump during the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 17, 2015.

Kansas’ Michael Stigler competes in the men’s 400 hurdles during the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 17, 2015.

I shot the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Ames, Iowa on May 15-17, 2015. The University of Texas’ women and men won the team titles.

-scott weaver

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krav maga: 1st brown belt

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Patty shows off her bruises and new brown belt from months of hard work.

Patty and I joined a martial arts studio in the summer of 2013 to learn Krav Maga, an Israeli military self-defense system that mixes techniques from boxing, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, and wrestling. Although Krav Maga students try to avoid confrontation, we are taught skills to finish a fight quickly with vicious attacks to the most vulnerable parts of the body including the face, throat, ribs and groin.

For our brown belt test this semester, we had to perform different ground defenses including a standing arm bar and triangle choke. We also had to demonstrate several kickboxing combinations of punches, elbows, body blows and knees.

This belt test was the toughest one yet, much more demanding than our green belt test. Our instructors pushed us through a three hour class that completely exhausted us. Then, before we could catch our breath, they ran us through a conditioning workout of push-ups, sit-ups, burpees and mountain climbers.

We passed our test on March 28. Now, we’re working towards our 2nd brown belts.

-scott weaver

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line drive by

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Arkansas State’s Joe Schrimpf dives for a line drive from K-State’s Alex Bee at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on May 3, 2015.

-scott weaver

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the 2015 big 12 men’s golf championship

Oklahoma's Luke Kwon hits a tee shot on April 27, 2015.

Oklahoma’s Luke Kwon hits a tee shot on April 27, 2015.

Kansas' Daniel Hudson studies a putt on April 28, 2015.

Kansas’ Daniel Hudson studies a putt on April 28, 2015.

K-State's Matt Green marks his ball on April 28, 2015.

K-State’s Matt Green marks his ball on April 28, 2015.

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Oklahoma’s Michael Gellerman hits a tee shot on April 28, 2015.

Baylor's Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen prepares to tee off on April 28, 2015.

Baylor’s Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen prepares to tee off on April 29, 2015.

Oklahoma State's Kristoffer Ventura hits a tee shot on April 28, 2015.

Oklahoma State’s Kristoffer Ventura hits a tee shot on April 29, 2015.

Baylor's Filippo Zucchetti watches his tee shot on April 28, 2015.

Baylor’s Filippo Zucchetti watches his tee shot on April 29, 2015.

Oklahoma State's Zachary Olsen putts on April 28, 2015.

Oklahoma State’s Zachary Olsen putts on April 29, 2015.

Texas' Scottie Scheffler loses the grip on his driver on April 28, 2015.

Texas’ Scottie Scheffler loses the grip on his driver on April 29, 2015.

TCU's Andrew Presley blasts from a bunker on April 28, 2015.

TCU’s Andrew Presley blasts from a bunker on April 29, 2015.

I photographed the Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 27-29, 2015. Texas won their third championship.

-scott weaver

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a photo shoot at Treanor architects

Dave Livingood, Principal, Science & Technology

Dave Livingood, Principal, Science & Technology

Jennifer Kulseth, Laboratory Planner, Science & Technology

Jennifer Kulseth, Laboratory Planner, Science & Technology

Jared Bertels, Designer, Student Life

Jared Bertels, Designer, Student Life

Jacob Laha, Project Architect, Student Life

Jacob Laha, Project Architect, Student Life

Mark Fairbanks, Project Manager, Student Life

Mark Fairbanks, Project Manager, Student Life

Recently, I shot portraits of several principals, architects and project managers at Treanor Architects in Lawrence, Kansas for some of their new marketing materials.

Treanor Architects has a beautiful, two-story building with lots of exposed glass, steel and wood, so we decided to use different locations around it for the backdrops of the portraits. The building was a Buick dealership before Treanor renovated it into their 18,000-square-foot, LEED Gold sustainable office in 2012.

-scott weaver

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the 2015 kansas relays

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K-State’s Adam Deterding competes in the decathlon long jump on April 16, 2015.

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K-State’s Sarah Kolmer competes in the heptathlon shot put on April 16, 2015.

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K-State’s Adam Deterding competes in the decathlon high jump on April 16, 2015.

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K-State’s Adam Deterding competes in the decathlon pole vault on April 16, 2015.

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K-State’s Tia’ Gamble competes in the 400 meter hurdles on April 17, 2015.

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K-State’s Tommy Brady strips off his shirt in the pole vault on April 17, 2015.

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K-State’s Akela Jones decorates her face before the long jump on April 17, 2015.

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K-State’s Ifeanyi Otuonye and Kaneil Harrison compete in the 4×100 meter relay.

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K-State’s Ivan Hartung competes in the javelin on April 17, 2015.

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K-State’s Zack Bryan competes in the 5000 meter run on April 17, 2015.

People always ask me the same question, “What is your favorite sport to shoot?”

I enjoy shooting most sports including football, basketball, baseball, equestrian, golf, rowing, soccer, tennis and volleyball, but nothing beats track and field for me.

Track and field provides me more opportunities to be creative than other sports. Facial expressions aren’t hidden inside helmets and bodies aren’t covered by pads. It’s challenging to capture an athlete at full sprint or at the peak of their jump. Additionally, there are so many graphic elements during the events that make unique images such as the repetition of the hurdles or the lane lines on the track.

I shot the 88th annual Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas on April 15-17, 2015. The Kansas Jayhawks men and women won the team titles.

-scott weaver

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tcu vs k-state baseball

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K-State’s Carter Yagi runs down TCU’s Dane Steinhagen at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 10, 2015. K-State defeated TCU 14-4.

-scott weaver

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nebraska vs k-state baseball

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K-State’s Carter Yagi dives into first base against Nebraska’s Scott Schreiber. 

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K-State’s Tyler Wolfe dives for a ground ball against Nebraska.

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Nebraska’s Scott Schreiber fields a ground ball against K-State.

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K-State’s Jackson Douglas tries to tag Nebraska’s Tanner Lubach.

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Nebraska’s Jake Schleppenbach wins the game against K-State’s Tyler Moore.

I shot K-State’s baseball game against Nebraska at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 7, 2015. Nebraska defeated K-State 5-4 in ten innings.

-scott weaver

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breaking the chains

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“Your chains will never fall until you do” is a lyric from the song, “Keep Your Eyes Open” by Christian band NEEDTOBREATHE, off their 2011 album, The Reckoning.

“Your chains” are shackles of sin and Jesus Christ will free you if you repent to Him.

The song lyric always makes me think of Jesus’ words: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

This Easter, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9 (NIV)

-scott weaver

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the vanier football complex topping out ceremony

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The Vanier Football Complex in Manhattan, Kansas on March 26, 2015.

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Construction workers watch the topping out ceremony on March 26, 2015.

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K-State’s head coach Bill Snyder signs the top beam on March 26, 2015.

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Construction workers attach the final beams on March 26, 2015.

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Construction workers attach the final beams on March 26, 2015.

K-State Athletics held a topping out ceremony for the new Vanier Football Complex at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on March 26, 2015.

The event signaled the completion of the structural steel frame of the building. Now, construction crews can begin work on the interior and the exterior finishes.

The facility will be 132,000 square feet of space for student-athletes and coaches.

A strength and conditioning center will feature new exercise equipment and a plyometric ramp in addition to new sports medicine and hydrotherapy pools.

A team theater, a centrally located locker room, lounge spaces and meeting rooms will be added to the new facility. The entire top floor will be dedicated to the football program including a private balcony outside of the coaches’ offices.

K-State’s student-athletes can study in the new Academic Learning Center.

The new Vanier Complex will improve the game day experience for fans seated in the north end zone with better sightlines and direct stadium access. A four-story atrium will offer a memorable first impression and be accessible from all levels.

The facility was designed by Populous and built by Mortenson and GE Johnson Construction. It cost $65 million and will be completed before the 2015-16 season.

-scott weaver

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