SI’s “Best Sports Pictures of 2008” features Sports Workshop Faculty Alumni

Sports Illustrated’s annual “Best Sports Pictures of 2008″ issue is out, dominated by the pictures of Heinz Kleutmeier, Damian Strohmeyer and John Biever, all faculty members from Sports Photography Workshops over the years.

This year also features a picture by Rich Clarkson from the National High School Finals Rodeo, an amazing and embarrassing moment in which the rider was caught with his pants down. Travis Weeks from Baton Rouge, Louisiana went bare-bottom as he placed ninth in bareback riding on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the 2008 National High School Finals Rodeo in Farmington, New Mexico.

“Kids in the National High School Rodeo Finals do the darndest things,” Clarkson said. “But this wasn’t a moment that was planned. Particularly since the Finals are sponsored by Wrangler jeans.”

To take a look at all of the ‘best pictures’, click here.


Heinz Kluetmeier/SI

John Biever/SI

Damian Strohmeyer/SI

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