National Wrestling Media Association
Professional Affiliations: National Wrestling Media Association
Publications: Dozens of cover photographs and hundreds of interior placements in USA Wrestler, WIN Magazine, and others, in addition to thousands of website placements, social media, etc. Weekly feature on TrackWrestling.com with portraits and biographies of selected individuals across the sport, from athletes and coaches to media members and professional staff.
Areas of Interest: Wrestling as a vehicle for youth development, personal advancement, and international diplomacy.
Brief wrestling biography: Justin Hoch is a freelance photographer who lives in New York City. He wrestled at Binghamton University, serving two years as captain. He worked at Beat the Streets New York, serving as the Director of Operations & Advancement before pursuing photography full-time. Since then, he has documented wrestling across the world, from California and Iowa to Senegal and Iran. That work has been honored with National Wrestling Media Association Photographer of the Year and WIN Magazine Journalist of the Year awards. His wrestling images have been exhibited in art shows in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Waterloo, IA at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. Outside of wrestling, he also photographs political subjects, covers events, and makes portraits, among other things. For more, visit jhoch.com.