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William Bethards from "Top Shot All-Stars" is one of the contestants in Season 5 of the History Channel reality competition series. He previously competed in Season 4. He is an FBI law enforcement specialist from Fredericksburg, Virginia.

William Bethards has done so much in his life that it's hard to keep track. A former Marine and ex-Virginia state trooper with national and state 3-gun championships under his belt, he now serves as a firearms instructor for the FBI. This smiling sharpshooter
William Bethards in "Top Shot 4"
William Bethards Top Shot 4
also works as a real estate agent, serves as a deacon in his church and rebuilds classic Corvettes on the side. William spent 11 years on the Marine Corps Shooting Team, where he also coached. In 1994 he won the coveted Gold Lauchheimer Trophy, awarded each year to the top rifle and pistol shooter in the entire Corps. He is currently the FBI shooting team national record holder in 3-gun. To top it all off, he also shoots Olympic-style compound bows — but he just does it for fun in what little spare time he has.

In season 4, the Henry Rifle sealed his fate in the "Not Just the Bull's Eye" challenge. After finishing "Top Shot," William has competed in the 2012 Camp Perry National Pistol Championship where his team finished 3rd.

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Where does William Bethards live? Find out here.

Age: ∼51 years old
Current Residence: Fredericksburg, VA

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