Tim started shooting early - on his 4th birthday, parents Mark and Becky gave him a Red Ryder BB gun. That BB gun, and many an empty soda can were the tools he used to sharpen his skills with iron sights. That simple beginning proved valuable as he grew into not only one of the top junior competitive shooters, but is now one of the top adult competitive shooters in the world.
Tim's humble demeanor doesn't shout "I'm the one to beat", but at many matches, his performance is the bar to which others compare themselves.
While a young competitor, Tim and his brother Sean dabbled in air rifle and small-bore rifle courtesy of the Centreville, VA Izaak Walton League. Junior camps and events led by experienced competitors played a role in Tim and his brothers really diving into competitive shooting. This wasn’t a stretch, considering their parents’ background in competition and marksmanship.
Tim is a 4x Bianchi Cup Junior national champion, and helped his younger brother Sean keep the title in the family for five years straight as Tim aged out of Junior Division. He was the 2018 NRA Action Pistol Junior World Champion, and has earned a spot on the official USA team representing at the 2020 NRA Action pistol world shoot in Australia.
Pistol is one of Tim’s strong points, as he is a USPSA Grand Master. Only 1-2% of shooters ever achieve this classification...and he is near the top of those. He has also earned a podium finish at the 2019 USPSA PCC Nationals. (Pistol Caliber Carbine Nationals) But his well-rounded experience with firearms showed big when at 20, he became the youngest competitor to earn the title of NRA World Shooting Champion, where many disciplines and shooting platforms are rolled into one event to test overall marksmanship skills.
Tim has been a member of 4 IPSC World Shoot teams representing the USA. In those events, he helped earn two Silver and one Bronze IPSC Team medals. He has been the top-placing USA competitor at each of the two IPSC Rifle World Shoots.
Tim's impressive shooting bio for the last 10 years and 132 matches contains:
- 33 high Junior awards
- 21 3-Gun Tac Ops/Open wins
- 18 overall match wins
Tim's skill with firearms and dedication to excel at several different disciplines and events has made him a name to watch in the shooting sports, no matter what he is competing at.