Ron Lutz II ~ Photographer

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My CotM Sketchbook - Spring of 2018

A Living Diorama

10 years, 3 months, 27 days later and I am officially back in the exhibits game. Monday I report in at 9AM to get my Cave of Mounds staff shirt. I just bought blue outdoor pants on my way home from my first meeting with them a few hours ago. On Tuesday of last week I heard about an opportunity there. After careful thought I then presented my portfolio and an idea to the staff. It worked. I'm hired! It's a new beginning for me. I am so thrilled to be working with passionate folks who are obviously so invested in preserving and presenting a National Landmark! I have this giant, LIVING diorama to get to know and work on. On top is an ancient Oak Savannah to save. Underneath is a cavern whose depths I've only seen from the tourists' perspective. I am going to bet that I won't sleep tonight...

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  • 2019-05-15T07:45:19.451-05:00

    Wisconsin for the Win!!
    I'm very proud to announce that it was a most successful trip to the 2019 National Golden Gloves - Tournament of Champions. I traveled South to Chattanooga with a band of skilled and dedicated warriors. Our leader on this raid for the win was legendary prairie pugilist Andrea Nelson. For months I have spent time both photographing and training under this amazing Coach. Her craftsmanship at honing the best from athlete Briana Hendricks Che has been a thing to behold. her team fielded five boxers in all. Three of them made it the Semi-finals and one made it to the Finals, which she soundly and skillfully won. It was a display of precise boxing technique combined with athletic physical prowess. Not only was it a personal win for them both but it was also a Victory set within a much larger historical context. This win's significance goes way beyond the confines of the ring.

    2019 National Golden Gloves - Tournament of Champions

    So many Firsts. The First National win for Wisconsin in 12 years. The First female boxer to win from Wisconsin. The First female Head Coach & franchise President. The First year of this newly re-minted Wisconsin Golden Gloves franchise. The First win for the new franchise. My First time being invited up onto the apron.

    2019 National Golden Gloves - Tournament of Champions

    I'm telling you! I think I'm dreaming. I must be. As to how I got THE shot.

    2019 National Golden Gloves - Tournament of Champions

    After days of just shooting the team's bouts from UNDER the ropes I was approached by the parenting Golden Gloves of America organization. It was Friday Night and I was working my butt off covering our boxers when I was invited to cover more of the main event the next night. I was offered to not only get onto the apron of the ring, but up onto the main judges stage. It's like I too had my bouts, made it through the qualifiers, killed it during the Semi's, and then took the Championship at the end. I got the shot I needed. I'm so fortunate to have been folded into such am amazing band of warriors.

Ron Lutz II

Based in Mount Horeb, WI I offer professional photography services for the greater Madison area. Weddings, athletics & sports, commercial, product, as well as architectural imaging are my specialty.
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