Matt Gade


Matt, a native of Fremont, Neb., and a Midland Lutheran College alum, is the staff photographer for the Mitchell Republic. He's a two-time Sports Photographer of the Year for Pictures of the Year International, a former Great Plains Journalism Photographer of the Year and a finalist for several year, A Best of Photojournalism Runner-up Small Market Photographer of the Year and a finalist Sports Photographer of the Year. In 2020 he was awarded the Knight Fellowshipfrom Ohio University where he obtained his master's in Visual Communication Management in the spring of 2021.

Nicknamed the “Polar Bear,” Hutmacher was able to merge his passions of football and the outdoors by taking his teammates on a pheasant hunt in Kennebec.