Keith Gibson

Top Shot, Keith

Age: 28
Hometown: Ghent, NY
Occupation: Grass-Fed Cattle Farmer

This farmer is no stranger to competition. When Keith Gibson was a 19-year-old National Guard combat medic, he bested 400 competitors in a rifle competition. In 2008, his passion for hand-carving wooden bows landed him on the cover of Primitive Archer magazine. The 28-year-old cattle farmer grew up hunting and attended a Junior Olympic shooting camp. He then joined the Army, where he qualified as expert and won the Basic Rifle Marksmanship Award after competing against every man in his battalion. Today, Keith teaches private pistol classes on his farm and recently took up IDPA shooting after qualifying as expert in just five days. In preparation for his time on Top Shot, Keith has been throwing knives and tomahawks and shooting from unstable platforms. Regarding his competition, Keith says, “I think that the other competitors might view me as not quite up to their level because I don’t have any specific discipline. And I hope they do. I’ll prove ‘em wrong. We’ll go in and see who walks out.”