Wednesday , June 12 2024

We Are Fresno: Fast-draw world champion

It’s the main event in every western, but one Fresno man is bringing fast draw to life. He’s won several championships and now he’s a world champion shooter.

If you blink, you’ll miss it. It’s the moment Fresno man, Bob Meyers, became a Cowboy Fast Draw World Champion.

“I’m still in awe,” Meyers said. Meyers, who goes by alias Marshal Cooper, saw his first fast draw at age seventeen. “I was amazed, I go, ‘This is really cool, this is something I would love to do.'”

Seven years ago he found a coach online and picked up fast draw fulltime.

“I put the gun on my hip the first time, and that was it, I was done. I was shooting every weekend.” Today Meyers has won ten championships back-to-back nationals and this October Worlds. He practices in his home using only a laser he made to help his aim. No bullets.

“Safety, safety first, fun second, competition third,” meyers said. He’s going to try for worlds again next year, but says he wants to teach others about the sport he loves. “Watching them light up and do well, God that’s worth more than winning a championship to me.”

And all it takes is click-point-and shoot.

Megan Rupe reporting.

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