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Alex Charvat
 Personal information



Conifer, CO[1]



 Competition information

Season Three
Season Five



Episode eliminated

"Wheel of Fire"

"My name is Alex Charvat, and I'm a structural engineer."
―Alex Charvat[src]

Alex Charvat was a contestant of Top Shot that participated in Season Three and Season Five.

During Season Three, he was originally a member of the Blue Team, but after making it to the final seven, joined the Green Team. Alex was eliminated during Week Eleven, after losing an Elimination Challenge against Mike Hughes.

Alex was brought back for Season Five, but was eliminated during Week Six after losing an Elimination Challenge against Peter Palma and Brian Zins.

Personal life[]

"I like to shoot because I like the mechanics of it. It's like a big puzzle."
―Alex Charvat[src]

Alex is a structural engineer and outdoorsman residing in the woods of Conifer, Colorado. Being an engineer, it is easy for Alex to adapt to any weapon system. His passion for shooting has led to Alex naming his oldest daughter after Annie Oakley (after the famed shooter). Because he does not have cable, he had never seen an episode of Top Shot, but is confident that his background with the Reserve Officers' Training Corps and hunting have prepared himself for the competition.

Top Shot: Season 3[]

Week One[]

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Alex shooting against Mark Schneider.

Alex arrived for Top Shot along with the other fifteen contestants. Here, Colby Donaldson, the host of the competition, stated that each of the contestants' placement would be determined by a Preliminary Challenge. In pairs, contestants would shoot head-to-head using the Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum at three targets. The one that could hit all of their targets before the other would be victorious and join the Blue Team, while the loser would become a member of the Red Team.

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Alex with the Blue Team uniform

After five pairs had already competed, Colby called Alex and fellow outdoorsman, Mark Schneider to shoot. Mark was able to hit the first target just moments before Alex did. They both hit the second target simultaneously. Alex was able to hit the last target just moments before Mark, resulting in his victory and spot on the Blue Team. After the last two pairs went, Colby allowed the contestants to head to the house they would be living in during their stay in the competition. However, the members of Red Team arrived first, claiming all of the bottom bunks of the bed, giving the members of Blue Team a limited choice on where to sleep.

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Alex using the OBR.

The following day, the contestants headed to the Shooting Range to participate in the first Team Challenge. Here, they noticed a number of platforms set up with targets in the distance. After all the contestants got situated, Colby announced that for the challenge, two contestants at a time would get onto the four platforms for their team and destroy a target each with the Larue Tactical OBR. Then Colby stated that to get onto the platforms, the contestants would not climb the ladders built onto them, but climb a sixteen foot pole that would have to be carried to each of the platforms. Before the contestants participated in the challenge, both teams decided on the shooting order. The Blue Team assigned Alex and Mike Hughes to the last platform. At this station, when Mike and Alex had finished climbing onto the platform, the former lifted the OBR, only to be informed by Alex that he forgot to load it. After loading the weapon, Mike was able to destroy his target on his second shot, handing the weapon over to Alex. He was able to hit his target on the fourth shot, just before the last shooter for Red Team, Chris Collins, had a chance to shoot, resulting in Blue Team's victory.

When the contestants returned to the house, the Red Team held a team meeting while the Blue Team went to the kitchen, where Dustin Ellermann read encouraging verses from the bible. He then concluded by stating that, when he read these verses, he thought, "sucks to be Red", which was humorous to many of the Blue Team members.

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Alex with the Green Team uniform

Week Two[]

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Top Shot: Season 5[]

In 2013, it was announced that Alex would be a contestant in Season Five, Top Shot All-Stars.

Week One[]

In the episode Best of the Best, Alex competed and managed to remain safe. He was not sent to the Proving Ground.

Week Two[]

In the episode Tricks of the Trade, Alex was chosen to split a bullet on an axe head. With a score of 2 out of 3, Alex won against Blake Miguez and Brian Zins. He was not sent to the Proving Ground.

Week Three[]

In Week Three, Alex competed against Brian Zins in a speed shooting contest with the Sig Sauer P229. He lost and was sent to the Proving Ground, where he shot the closest to the bullseye.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alex Charvat. (2011). The History Channel website. Retrieved 5:55, July 19, 2011, from .
  2. Note: This is a user-made calculation.
  3. Top Shot: Behind the Bullet

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