Back in September, I had the honor to be one of the in-house photographers for Team USA Awards, through MAG Marketing (for behind the scenes shots)! It was such an exciting opportunity for me, as I had just watched (in awe) how Katie Ledecky broke multiple world records and lapped her competitors during the summer Olympics. I watched how the US gymnastics team surmounted all the seemingly humanly-impossible routines. There were countless of sports in which our athletes excelled, and that summer, I felt extra proud to be an American. Once again, America was number 1 for the summer Olympics.
At the event, I acted professional and calm on the outside, but was fan-boying on the inside. I got to meet and talk to some of my heroes. I was surprised at how down-to-earth and funny they were, and left the event feeling inspired. I hope you enjoy the following selection of pictures from the event--see who you can recognize (sadly, Michael Phelps and Carmelo Anthony did not attend the event)!
Yes, that is my hand in the picture, and yes, the medal was really heavy!