May 11, 1973
Environmental Business Project Manager
Travis Marsh is a former U.S. Marine from Weatherford, Texas. He was also a 10-time National Junior Champ and member of the U.S. Shooting Team. The night before Olympic tryouts, Travis broke his arm in a bar fight losing the chance for a gold medal. Despite that, Travis has continued to compete winning eight state championships with running game targets. He is also an avid hunter and currently works as an Environmental Business Project Manager.
Travis and the fifteen other contestants chosen for Season Two were immediately given a challenge by Top Shot's host, Colby Donaldson upon reaching the shooting range. In a randomly selected order, the contestants would go up to the firing line and attempt to shoot as close to the bullseye of a target as possible using a Sharps rifle. The two individuals who fired the most accurate shots were given the opportunity to pick their team. When Travis was up to shoot the Sharps, his shot hit a bit lower than the bullseye, but his shot wasn't any closer to the center of the target than a few other contestants' shots. In the end, Jay Lim and Chris Reed managed to pull off the most accurate shots, giving both men the right to pick their team members.
Once the Preliminary Challenge had ended, the contestants arrived at the house, settling in and determining where they would sleep. Jay Lim instantly began interviewing a few of the other contestants, including Travis, to help determine who we would pick for his team. The following day, the contestants returned to the shooting range where the captains would pick the shooters for their teams. Individuals chosen by Jay became part of the Blue Team, and people chosen by Chris Reed joined the Red Team. Jay picked Travis to be one of the Blue Team's members, along with Chris Tilley, Daryl Parker, Ashley Spurlin, Jermaine Finks, Kyle Frasure, and Maggie Reese. Those chosen by Chris Reed were George Reinas, Joe Serafini, Brian Zins, John Guida, Eric Anderson, Jamie Franks, and Athena Lee.
Shortly after the team jerseys were handed out, Colby explained the rules of the competition, stating that the contestants would attend Team Challenges every few days, and that two selected members of the losing team of said challenge would be eligible to be eliminated through an Elimination Challenge, with the loser being sent home. After Colby was finished, the first Team Challenge began. At the shooting range, eight billiard balls were set on wooden posts with striped balls before them, and eight platforms bearing the number of a certain ball were laid a few yards from the balls. The teams would shoot one-at-a-time, and the contestants of each team would take turns shooting at the firing line in a sequential order. Once here, they would have one shot using the .45 Colt 1911 to attempt hitting a ball, and regardless of whether they missed or not, they would run back to the back of their team's lineup. Whichever team managed to hit all eight targets in ascending order in the quickest amount of time would be victorious. After the Red Team had finished the challenge, the Blue Team determined their lineup, choosing Travis as their last shooter. Once the Blue Team began shooting, many members, including Travis, were unable to hit their first target. Travis missed again while trying to hit the 5-ball for his team, and then again for the 6-ball, 7-ball, and 8-ball, and was unable to hit any targets for his team. Once the Blue Team finished, Colby announced the times for each team; the Red Team managed to finish the course in 12 minutes and 26 seconds, and the it took the Blue Team a much longer time of 23 minutes and 15 seconds, resulting in their defeat.
According to Behind the Bullet, Travis started a junior shooting program in his community.