William Bethards

FBI Law Enforcement Specialist

Top Shot Season Five Cast Member

A former Marine and ex-Virginia state trooper with national and state three-gun championships under his belt, William Bethards now serves as a firearms instructor for the FBI. This sharpshooter also works as a real estate agent, is a deacon in his church and rebuilds classic Corvettes on the side.

William spent 11 years on the Marine Corps Shooting Team, which he also coached. In 1994 he won the coveted Gold Lauchheimer Trophy, awarded each year to the top rifle and pistol shooter in the entire corps.

He is currently the FBI shooting team national record holder in three-gun. In what little spare time he has left, William shoots Olympic-style compound bows. In Season 4, the Henry Rifle sealed his fate in the “Not Just the Bull’s Eye” challenge. After finishing Top Shot, William competed in the 2012 Camp Perry National Pistol Championship, where his team finished third.

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