The Latest

February 22, 2022 – WIN Magazine Bout at the Ballpark Cover

December 6, 2021 – The Fire Inside Project –

I have created a new website and permanent digital home for this body of work I began in 2015. I’m really excited to have a place for it to live and this launch is the culmination of years of planning and months of work. It will continue growing and evolving as I flesh it out, but it feels really good to have it live to the public for the first time.
Screen capture of the Fire Inside Project homepage


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.



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

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

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)