Top Shot - Season 1 Episodes
Top Shot - Season 1
The first season of the History Channel television series Top Shot commenced airing on June 6, 2010, and concluded on August 15, 2010. The season contained ten episodes, and was filmed over a period of 33 days in the spring in Santa Clarita, California. The winner of the season was British marksman Iain Harrison.
Iain Harrison later appeared as a coach in Seasons 2, 3, and 4; J.J. Racaza appeared as a coach in Season 2; Kelly Bachand appeared as a coach in Season 4; and Blake Miguez appeared as a coach in Season 2.
Chris Cerino, Peter Palma, Kelly Bachand, Adam Benson, and Blake Miguez returned for Top Shot: All-Stars. Miguez finished in 15th, Bachand finished in 9th, Benson finished in 7th, and Palma finished in 6th, while Cerino was the season's runner-up. According to Colby Donaldson's Twitter, J.J Racaza became a father during filming and was unable to come out for the show.
“The Long Shot”
Sixteen skilled shooters arrive from around the country to live together, put their marksmanship skills to the test, and compete for the $100,000 prize and title of Top Shot. Divided into two teams, they face off in an obstacle course incorporating unfamiliar rifles from different eras. After a surprising mistake, two unlikely competitors compete in a long-distance sniper challenge that sends the first contestant home. Actor and adventurer Colby Donaldson hosts.
“Zipline of Fire”
This week, contestants' pistol skills are put to the test with the slide-action Beretta, the weapon that replaced the iconic revolver. Teams go "down the tubes" in a challenge that forces them to rank their own accuracy. Two competitors then face off in a surprise zipline challenge to determine who gets eliminated. Colby Donaldson hosts.
Contestants compete with the legendary longbow. A breakout performance gives one team immunity, while two competitors from the losing team face off on the William Tell challenge in which they'll have to hit a series of apples with a crossbow.
“Friend or Foe?”
There are 13 contestants left and a critical skill is put to the test: the split-second judgment that determines whether you hit a friend or foe. Meanwhile, rising tension begins to threaten the strength of the teams.
“The Good, the Rat and the Ugly”
Using muzzle-loading weapons from the revolutionary era, contestants compete in an old-fashioned frontier face off. Meanwhile, a heated conflict in one team erupts and plays out in the elimination challenge.
“Wild, Wild West”
The Wild West is the inspiration for challenges that not only test competitors' accuracy, but also their speed and strategy. In the first challenge, targets fly in an extreme shooting gallery. Halfway through the competition, a rule change forces contestants to start evaluating their own teammates.
“Trick Shot Showdown”
Ever since the 1880s, Buffalo Bill's exhibitions have made trick shooting a big business. Ten contestants face off at legendary trick shots that include shooting backwards with a mirror, hammering nails into a board with bullets, and throwing multiple targets into the air then shooting them.
“The Razor's Edge”
Contestants compete with throwing knives and slingshots. Before guns, these were the weapons that defined the skills of a true marksman. In addition to the elimination challenge, another contestant suddenly goes home.
“The Shortest Fuse”
The teams dissolve, as everyone competes for him or herself, and three people are ultimately sent home. In the first of two surprise challenges, everyone has to shoot a lit fuse sending the shortest fuse home. Only four will remain to compete in the final episode.
In the season finale, the final four contestants compete to determine the winner of the $100,000 prize and the title of Top Shot. In one of the challenges, for the first time, competitors will get to call the shots, challenge each other, and name their weapon and target. In the final challenge, two will face off in the most difficult challenge of the entire competition.