Athena Lee

Top Shot, Athena

Age: 32
Hometown: Katy, TX
Occupation: Oil company contractor

“Who doesn’t want to see a short, Asian chick kick butt?” On the pro circuit, kicking butt is exactly what Athena’s done. After winning two world IPSC Championship titles on the Philippine Ladies Team–and getting increasingly frustrated with the restrictions on professional shooters there–Athena emigrated to the U.S., where in 2008, she helped win a world title for the American women’s team. In addition to competing, she was also a firearms instructor in Houston where she is passionate about opening people’s minds about the sport of shooting–and who can be good at it. “It’s a good feeling to be competing with a bunch of guys who are bigger than I am.”


  • 2002 and 2003 World Speed Shooting Open Women’s Champion
  • 1999 and 2008 IPSC World Shoot Open Women’s Champion
  • 2001 and 2007 Australasian Open Women’s Champion
  • 2002 and 2007 USPSA National Open Women’s Champion