Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Top Shot: Season 3 and A Giveaway for You!
Being a marksman is not all about firearms, gunpowder and bullets. Did you know that Top Shot: Season 2 winner, Chris Reed, is an avid archer? Yeah, I was surprised to hear that, too. I honestly didn't know that until this past Spring when talking to an archery instructor from Edinboro, PA. Come to find out, there are a few contestants with archery in their blood. It seems there's more to the History Channel than just, well, history! 

Top Shot: Season 3 is less than a week away, so are you ready to see some rad competition involving firearms and other weaponry? It airs on History Tuesday, August 9th at 10/9c and you can watch the trailer with the new cast below where I’ve also included a brief summary of the program.




SHOW INFO: HISTORY’s hit competition show is back with a gauntlet of all new extreme challenges and eager marksmen ready for a shot at greatness.  16 competitors chosen from across the country vie for the $100,000 prize and the title of TOP SHOT.  A national revolver champion, two homeland security agents, a former Navy SEAL, firearms instructors, a restaurant owner and a camp director must demonstrate their skill using the most diverse weapons, from state-of-the-art firearms to rocks.  This season also stars some of the biggest weapons ever featured on TOP SHOT such as the Gatling and Hotchkiss Mountain Guns.  Colby Donaldson returns as host for the competition that takes a page from history.

The 14 marksmen and two markswomen were carefully selected from thousands of applicants to participate in this season of TOP SHOT. The contestants include a national revolver champion, two homeland security agents (who also happen to be close friends), a former Navy SEAL, two cops, a nurse and several firearms instructors. Two of the contestants, a restaurant owner and Christian camp director, are self-taught.

The shooters will have to display mastery of weapons from all eras of human history, from the most primitive (rocks) to the most sophisticated tactical firearms. Contestants will employ some of the biggest munitions ever featured on TOP SHOT, including the Gatling gun, the Hotchkiss mountain gun and the CornerShot. In addition, they must endure extreme physical tests to stay in the game. High-speed HD cameras capture the skillful execution of each test in extreme slow-motion.

The premiere of season three begins with a gauntlet of extreme challenges. 16 marksmen immediately pair off and duel with one of the world’s biggest handguns. Teams are then divided into winners and losers before facing off in a surprise military challenge. In the elimination challenge, two competitors get the ride of their life on a horse-drawn stagecoach as they shoot to stay in the competition.

Now it's time for a giveaway. I have some Top Shot swag to give away and here's what you need to win some great prizes!
(Answer the following question:  

What are the names of the Top Shot: Season 3 contestants that are archers?

Go to History for the answers. Then come back and leave a comment on this post with your answers along with a valid email address for each entry you complete. *Hint-Hint* - You must get all four of them to win, so read carefully! This is how I will contact the winner(s). If you put multiple items in a comment it is only counted as one entry.) 


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  1. This is an awesome show. Awesome contest by the way!

    Billy Rodgers
    Drew Shprintz
    Dustin Ellermann
    Mark Schneider

  2. The four archers are Joe Serafini, Jay Lim, Chris Reed, and Travis Marsh.
    Email #

  3. If season 3 is anything like 1 & 2 it's gonna be
    great! best reason to watch tv in the summer period............

    1 chris collins
    2 derw shprntz
    3 dustin ellermann
    4 mark schneider
    give away winner! Jon @