As soon as I walked into the dimly-lit gym at Casper’s Kelly Walsh High School and saw the spotlight hanging over the mat, my night was made. One essay came to mind: Preston Gannaway’s “Under the Light” from her time at the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. It was a simple essay, but beautifully photographed and showed a different way of seeing high school wrestling than you are used to seeing in an average daily newspaper sports report. When you’re presented with light like that, you just have to use exactly what it gives you: form, shape, definition, shadow and highlight. Such a simple, direct, and lone source of light forces (or allows) you to go back to the basics. It acts as a simultaneous source of comfort and challenge.