Shooting Straight with Chris Cheng

Shooting Straight with Chris Cheng

Many of us remember Chris Cheng from the History Channel’s long-since-canceled show “Top Shot.” The show ran for five seasons, between 2010 and 2013, and featured two teams of competitors who had to use an unknown array of rifles, handguns and shotguns on various targets as they ran through shooting stations. One by one, the lowest-scoring marksmen were eliminated. Cheng was a fan. In fact, he thought he’d like to be on “Top Shot.” So he applied. The thing was, Cheng wasn’t much of a shot at the time. He owned a few guns and did compete a little, but he says, “I wasn’t very good.” He was then a full-time employee at Google. Also, even if he was chosen, he wouldn’t find that out until just a month before the competition, so he decided to spend every free minute in the five months he had until then learning the fundamentals of shooting. Chris Cheng spent every spare moment before his “Top Shot” appearance learning and preparing himself mentally. His calm focus on shooting fundamentals won the day. “I spent about 25 hours a week reading about shooting, watching shooting videos and spending time with instructors,” said Cheng. When he said this during a video interview for A1F.com, I laughed and said, “So you were a Google geek who decided to find a smart way to beat seasoned competitors. And then you went and did it!” He winced when I said “Google geek,” but agreed it was true. Instead […]

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