Archive for the 'Running' Category

13
Sep

NCAA FOOTBALL: first 3 games of the Season

(Photo by Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

(Photo by Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

USC quarterback Matt Barkley #7 is hit by Virginia linebacker Darnell Carter #57 and Virginia defensive end Matt Conrath #94 during the NCAA football game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA.

(Photo by Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

(Photo by Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

Fresno State Bulldogs cornerback J.B. Dock #29 Cincinnati Bearcats cornerback Pat Lambert #13 celebrates during the NCAA football game between the Cincinnati Bearcat and the Fresno State Bulldogs at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, CA.

269100902_156_Eastern_Washington_at_Nevada_Blog

(Photo by Ric Tapia / TapiaPhoto)

Nevada Wolf Pack tight end Virgil Green #85 during the NCAA football game between the Eastern Washington Eagles and the Nevada Wolfpack at Mackay Stadium in Reno, NV.

3 Games in 3 Cities, CLICK ON THE LINK FOR MORE PHOTOS!

Continue reading ‘NCAA FOOTBALL: first 3 games of the Season’

06
Jun

Portrait Session: Gabriel Chavarria 10 May 27

(Photo by Ric Tapia / TapiaPhoto)

(Photo by Ric Tapia / TapiaPhoto)

Gabriel Chavarria has played for the Irvine Pateadores and with notable clubs wanting him to play for them like the San Diego Nomads. He played 2 seasons for club LAFC and a season at PCC college. He was a major factor in 2008 and was apart of the schools best soccer team in its history. Gabriel tried out for LA galaxy making it to the final round. He has traveled overseas in Honduras to play for 1st division team Marathon.

CLICK ON THE LINK FOR MORE PHOTOS

Continue reading ‘Portrait Session: Gabriel Chavarria 10 May 27′

30
Dec

NCAA FOOTBALL: COLLEGE BOWL GAMES 2009

(Photo by Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

(Photo by Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

23 December 2009: Kyle Whittingham the head coach of the the Utah Utes gets a “Gatorade” bath during the Poinsettia Bowl NCAA football game between the Utah Utes and the Cal Golden Bears at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA.

(Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

(Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

22 December 2009: Max Hall (15) and BYU’s head coach Bronco Mendenhall celebrate their win during the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA game between the Oregon State Beavers and the BYU Cougars at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV.

3 bowl games in 5 days. My trip lasted a little longer than that starting December 20th as I traveled to Las Vegas for the first bowl game of the year. I stayed with my Aunt Teri and Uncle Michael and also spent some times at the Craps Tables at varies Casinos. After my short vacation it was off to photograph the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl. It was very cold and windy with the winds between 25-35 MPH and gusting over 55 MPH. The above photo is from the celebration after BYU beat Oregon 44-20.

The next morning I left for San Diego to photograph the Poinsettia Bowl. A little warmer and a lot less windy. Great game as Utah beat Cal 37-27. I went on the Utah’s bench with less than 2 minutes left in the game and was able to photograph the coach getting drenched with “Gatorade” (Its Powerade in Utah’s case). After the game I drove up to LA to shower and sleep in my own bed. I spent less than 12hrs there because I needed to catch my flight to Sacramento.

It was Christmas Eve and my Grandmother’s Birthday. I was excited to see all of my family there in Sac Town. Christmas was spent with family as it should be. The next day was the Emerald Bowl in San Fransisco. I drove to SF and it was pouring, cold and did I mention RAINING. Time to bring out the rain gear. It’s only the 3rd time I have had to done so since I live in Sunny Southern California. The Emerald Bowl featured Boston College and USC. I have photographed USC about a half dozen times so I focused a little more on Boston College. I made the Raining and at times snowing drive back to Reno as I got in around 2am. I am going to be back in LA tomorrow and working on New Years Day again.

All in all I travel over 2000 miles and had a great time doing it. Thanks to all my family and friends for a great 2009 and I cant wait to see what 2010 has in store for me.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE PHOTOS
Continue reading ‘NCAA FOOTBALL: COLLEGE BOWL GAMES 2009′

15
Dec

NCAA Football: Arizona at USC 09 Dec 05

(Photo by Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

(Photo by Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

Head coach Mike Stoops and Mike Turner (2) during the NCAA game between the Arizona Wildcats and the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA.

CLICK ON THE LINK FOR MORE PHOTOS

Continue reading ‘NCAA Football: Arizona at USC 09 Dec 05′

09
Nov

NCAA Football: Oregon State at USC 09 Oct 24

269091024133_Oregon_St_at_USC_Blog

(Photo by Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

Allen Bradford (21) dives for the endzone during the NCAA game between the Oregon State Beavers and the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA.

CLICK ON THE LINK FOR MORE PHOTOS
Continue reading ‘NCAA Football: Oregon State at USC 09 Oct 24′

29
Sep

NCAA Football: Washington St at USC 09 Sep 26

(Photo by Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

(Photo by Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

USC QB Matt Barkey (7) finishes a hand-off during the NCAA game between the Washington State Cougars and the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA.

CLICK ON THE LINK FOR MORE PHOTOS

Continue reading ‘NCAA Football: Washington St at USC 09 Sep 26′

06
Sep

NCAA Football: SJSU at USC 09 Sept 05

(Photo by Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

(Photo by Ric Tapia / Icon SMI)

Trojan’s QB Matt Barkley (7) celebrates after beat San Jose State 56-3 during the NCAA game between the San Jose State Spartans and the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA.

CLICK ON THE LINK FOR MORE PHOTOS
Continue reading ‘NCAA Football: SJSU at USC 09 Sept 05′

30
Aug

Portrait Session: Sultan Blackwell 09 Aug 25

(Photo by Ric Tapia / TapiaPhoto)

(Photo by Ric Tapia / TapiaPhoto)

Sultan Blackwell, a runner and overall fitness person runs up stadium bleachers on August 25 in Los Angeles, CA.

CLICK ON THE LINK FOR MORE PHOTOS
Continue reading ‘Portrait Session: Sultan Blackwell 09 Aug 25′




Categories