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June 27, 2024 – I’m soft-launching a new endeavor that I’ve been researching and building for several months: The JHoch Journal. This Substack site & newsletter will allow me to have more options over how I share my work than has been possible through the various social media platforms we all use. I’m hoping it will help me find more sustainability and a better connection with an audience, and I’m excited to expand my output, including more writing. If you happen to see this, consider subscribing. Everything is free to view right now, but there are options for financially supporting the publication. Eventually I will introduce a paywall for certain content, but that’s down the road. I’ve been working on fleshing it out and will be updating it regularly as we head into the Paris Olympics. Please let me know if you have any critiques or suggestions.

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June 17, 2024 – Just found out I’ve been selected to be on the Black Team at the Eddie Adams Workshop XXXVII. Since I was part of the virtual workshop in 2020, this will be my first time attending in person. I’m very excited to help out on the farm!

March 30, 2023 – I’ve been accredited with one of the two credentials given to United States photojournalists to cover wrestling at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Should be a fun time!

Interviews

April 22, 2022 – Becoming/Unstuck with Jessica Sojorne Libere.

A pretty big departure from the other podcasts I’ve been on. We talked a lot more about my motivations behind the work I pursue and more of my personal backstory. In doing so, I discuss why I think wrestling is so important and why I have devoted so much of my life to that work. Jess is a long-time friend, going back to college, and she’s an excellent interviewer. I really like the way she hears things and follows up. I highly recommend checking out the other episodes on her website which you can find after clicking through to this episode.

April 14, 2021 – The Money Round with Cornell Robinson & Jake Hill.

February 5, 2021 – The Absent Minded Justin Hoch! I make a second appearance on Stupid Points with David & MA and we cover a lot of ground in another marathon podcast.

October 24, 2020 – A Shot in the Dark on The Entrepreneurial Web with Jeremiah Fox.

July 8, 2020 – Some like it HOCH: A Justin Hoch Story on Stupid Points with David & M.A. in Brooklyn, NY.

August 24, 2019 – Justin Hoch in the House on Spey’s Stupid Podcast with Andrew Spey (Flowrestling) in Austin, TX.

April 26, 2019 – Interview by Kyle Klingman (Trackwrestling) of Tamyra Mensah-Stock with her Fire Inside portrait at the US Open in Las Vegas, NV.

August 1, 2018 – Interview by Andy Hamilton (Trackwrestling) at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa.

June 9, 2016 – Interview by Gary Abbott (USA Wrestling) at the Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Covers

Tear Sheets

Artist Talks

January 26, 2017 – For the exhibition Matches at La Maison d’Art in New York, NY

Feature Articles

July 3, 2020 – Guest blog post in the series Six Feet Apart (Katherine Shai’s website LuchaFit)

Six Feet Apart Blog Title Card

May 22, 2020 – Justin Hoch has ‘The Fire Inside’ by Kyle Klingman (Trackwrestling)

September 26, 2019 – Strength of Spirit by Diana Bean (Binghamton University Magazine)

May 23, 2019 – 2019 WIN Journalist of the Year Justin Hoch looks for more than fire inside wrestlers by Mike Finn (WIN Magazine)

Selected Editorial Publications

June 30, 2020 – Wrestling with COVID: How Rumble on the Rooftop’s safety failures could guide future events by Caryn Ward (Intermat)

June 29, 2020 – A Failure in Leadership and Four Other Takeaways from the “Rumble on the Rooftop” by Earl Smith (The Open Mat)

April 17, 2019 – Curtain Call: ‘August Rush’ and other previews, openings for April 19-25 by Mary Houlihan (Chicago Sun-Times)

April 15, 2019 – Check Out Sexy Rehearsal Photos From August Rush: The Musical (TheaterMania)

April 15, 2019 – Go Inside Rehearsals for New Musical August Rush by Nathan Skethway (Playbill)

April 15, 2019 – Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the World Premiere of AUGUST RUSH by BWW News Desk (Broadway World)

April 8, 2019 – ‘August Rush,’ Paramount’s first world premiere Broadway series show, to open April 24 by Randall G. Mielke (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon News)

April 23, 2018 – Wrestling in Paris by Andrew Kay (The Point Magazine)

April 18, 2018 – Bill O’Reilly must be having a terrible vacation by Christopher Zara (Fast Company)

February 18, 2017 – Despite Tense Political Backdrop, American Wrestlers Welcomed for World Cup (NBC Nightly News)

November 23, 2010 – PHOTO FLASH: Bob Balaban, Josh Hamilton and More Join Wallace Shawn in a Reading of His Works by Dan Bacalzo (TheaterMania)

Fire Inside Friday

A once-regular feature on Trackwrestling.com

September 5, 2020 – Jason Bryant

August 15, 2020 – Julia Salata

August 8, 2020 – Yianni Diakomihalis

August 1, 2020 – B.J. Futrell

July 25, 2020 – Nyasa Bakker

July 17, 2020 – Alexandria Glaude

July 10, 2020 – Gabriel Townsell

July 3, 2020 – Nanea Estrella

June 26, 2020 – Kyven Gadson

Press Releases

June 6, 2022 – Selection for Off The Clock 2022 by American Photographic Artists – Los Angeles

Something different. A still life image I made during the Eddie Adams Workshop was selected for the official curated exhibition and catalog of the APA-LA Off the Clock collection.

October 9-11, 2020 – Participated in the Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIII on Team Orange:

Editor: Graham Morrison – Global Managing Editor for Bloomberg’s Visual Media Team
Team Leader: Erika Larsen – Multidisciplinary Storyteller and National Geographic Fellow
Producer: Tamara Beckwith – Staff Photographer NY Post
Editor: Angus Oborn – Freelance Motion Director of Photography

July 15, 2020 – Selected to participate in this year’s Eddie Adams Workshop, EAW XXXIII.

Screenshot of Eddie Adams Workshop website Congratulating the class of the XXXIII Virtual Eddie Adams Workshop.

May 23, 2019 – WIN names Coach of the Year, Impact, Schalles/Junior Schalles, Journalist & Recruiting honors by Mike Finn (WIN Magazine)

November 12, 2018 – 50 Years of Binghamton Wrestling (Binghamton University Sports Information)

March 29, 2017 – National Wrestling Media Association announces annual wrestling journalism awards (National Wrestling Media Association)