August 6, 2008
After weighing in at the Women's College Freestyle Nationals at Oklahoma City University, Missouri Valley College wrestlers, from left, Britney Sevy, Shamaine Danner, Norine Cruz, Rachel Pike, Samantha Fee and Jennifer Germany finally get to indulge themselves with snacks and fluids.
Missouri Valley College's Amberlee Ebert and Oklahoma City University's Ashley Sword struggle during the 67-kilogram final at the Women's College Freestyle Nationals at Oklahoma City University. Ebert won their final match of the season, when the two faced each other five times.
From left, Missouri Valley College wrestlers Samantha Fee, Samantha Schuman, Emily Rinehart, Amberlee Ebert and Courtney Martell unwind after eating at a Vietnamese restaurant after a dual against Oklahoma City University. The team was excited about eating pho, a Vietnamese beef noodle soup, after a full day of wrestling.
Missouri Valley College's Amberlee Ebert tries to escape out of a hold of Oklahoma City University's Ashley Sword during their final match of the season. The two wrestlers faced five times during the season.
Missouri Valley College wrestler Samantha Fee weighs in at the Women's College Freestyle Nationals on March 14, 2008, at Oklahoma City University while an official writes "59" (her weight in kilograms) on her arm. Fee was depleted after having to lose three pounds the morning before weigh-in.
From left, Missouri Valley College assistant coach Clarissa Calibuso, head coach Carl Murphree and wrestlers Tanya Miyasaki and Samantha Schuman watch nervously as Valley's Amberlee Ebert takes on Oklahoma City University's Ashley Sword in their 67-kilogram final at the Women's College Freestyle Nationals. Ebert won in the final seconds of the third period on March 15, 2008, at Oklahoma City University.
Bundled up on the exercise bike, Missouri Valley College wrestler Samantha Fee tries to lose three pounds before the weigh-in for the Women's College Freestyle Nationals at Oklahoma City University. Fee wore a plastic top and pants underneath her sweat suit to drain out all the fluids in her body.
Proud and teary-eyed, Bob Ebert hugs his daughter, Missouri Valley College's Amberlee Ebert, after she defeated Oklahoma City University's Ashley Sword in the 67-kilogram final at the Women's College Freestyle Nationals at Oklahoma City University.
Missouri gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, R-Mo., is greeted by supporters as he makes his way to the stage to give his victory speech Tuesday in Columbia.
August 5, 2008
Jeff Harris, right, greets Judy and Jim Elliott at the primary election watch party Tuesday night. Harris lost his bid for the Democratic attorney general nomination.
Supporters of Kenny Hulshof mingle as the Hulshof campaign crew announces that the incoming vote tally looks promising for the candidate Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Executive Suites in Columbia.
Election judge Michael Lombardo explains the electronic voting machine to June Hurdle before she casts her vote at Woodcrest Chapel on Tuesday afternoon.
Judy Baker, Democratic candidate for Ninth District representative to the U.S. Congress., celebrates with her daughter, Lauren, at her watch party at HuHot Mongolian Grill on Tuesday.
Democratic candidate for Boone County Southern District commissioner Sid Sullivan talks with his Web designer, Erica Brewer (not pictured), during a watch party at his house on Tuesday. Sullivan lost his bid for the nomination to Karen Miller. She won 6,111 votes, or 70.6 percent of the ballots cast, to Sullivan's 2,544 votes, or 29.4 percent.
Democratic candidate for assessor Barbara Bishop, left, talks with Judy Hubbard at Bishop's watch party at Boone County Southern District commissioner candidate Sid Sullivan's house. Bishop and Sullivan became friends during their campaigns. "That's the best part about this, and I think Sid will agree, you meet some great people," Bishop said.
Democratic candidate for the Missouri House’s 25th District Sean Spence greets Mark Buhrmester, left, the executive director of the Boone County Democratic Party, at Spence's watch party at Houlihan's on Tuesday. Buhrmester said he is not taking sides in the races between Democrats.
Blaine Luetkemeyer, a candidate for U.S. representative for Missouri's Ninth District of Congress, holds his granddaughter, Riley Hammond, at an election watch party on Tuesday.
Assessor candidate Tom Schauwecker talks to supporter Joe Cady at Shiloh Bar and Grill. Supporters gathered for a watch party Tuesday night.
Bob Pund, left, a candidate for state representative for the 25th District, talks to Stephen Rooke, 21, of Denver, during Pund's watch party at Billiards on Broadway in downtown Columbia on Tuesday night.
Mary Still, a candidate for Missouri state representative in the 25th District, talks to Frieda McKee of Columbia during Still's election watch party Tuesday night in Columbia.