Ross Dettman has served as the Wolves’ team photographer for all 25 seasons.
A renowned sports photographer, Dettman’s career began during his time as a student at the University of Illinois-Chicago. While pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, Dettman was a student photographer and covered the UIC Flames hockey team.
Dettman has had the privilege of shooting a variety of major sporting events – most multiple times – including the Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup Final, NCAA Frozen Four, NCAA Final Four, NCAA Women’s Final Four, ALCS, NLCS, Calder Cup Final, Turner Cup Final, NHL All-Star Game, MLB All-Star Game and has provided images for more than 40 spreads in ESPN The Magazine.
His portfolio also boasts a Sports Emmy he earned while working for ESPN on a visual piece entitled “No Love Lost” and an ESPY for his work on the Outside the Lines piece “A Man Obsessed.”
One of Dettman’s more recent ESPN projects is “From Tree to Tipoff” that showcases the start-to-finish creation of the floor for the 2017 NCAA Final Four.
Aside from sports, Dettman shoots a multitude of subjects including landscapes and urban culture. He also continues to invest in the latest, cutting-edge technology and experiment with techniques to provide the highest quality, most unique images possible.