Michael Marelli

Top Shot, Michael

Age: 28
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Occupation: Court Officer

This self-proclaimed class clown from Long Island was once a highly ranked junior marksman. After receiving initial instruction from his grandfather, a national shotgun champion, Michael Marelli went on to win several state titles in trap and skeet. He also won two bronze medals in the Junior World Skeet Championships. After completing his police academy training, Michael became a New York State court officer. Though proud of his former glory, he sees Top Shot as his chance to prove that his days as a shooting champ aren’t over. “I’ve seen seasons 1 and 2 of Top Shot, and as I’m watching I’m thinking, ‘I can do that,’” he says. “I’m better than these people.”