I am so thrilled that my image of a handball player in Venice Beach, California is a first place winner in Photo District News' 2015 The Shot sports photography contest. The image appears in PDN's online gallery and in the February 2015 issue of the magazine. The athlete's name is Protius, and he's been playing three-wall handball for 20 years. I am so very grateful to him for allowing me to photograph him. An enormous Thank You to PDN and the judges of The Shot contest - Brad Smith of Sports Illustrated, Amy Silverman of Outside, photographer and editor Chelsea Pomales, and Chris Stackhouse of the NFL - for this wonderful opportunity in my photography journey. And congratulations to the 13 other winners who produced such amazing work. I am honored to share this with all of you.