Todd Bender's Individual Career Achievements


National Skeet Shooting Association Open World Championships 

Year Event Score
1980 Champion of Champions 100x100
1987 20 Gauge Champion 100x100
1989 28 Gauge Champion 100x100
1989 12 Gauge Champion 250x250
1990 12 Gauge Champion 250x250
1991 Champion of Champions 100x100
1991 Doubles Champion 100x100
1991 HOA Champion 550x550
1991 650 HAA Champion 650x650
1993 12 Gauge Champion 250x250
1996 20 Gauge Champion 100x100
1998 HOA Champion 549x550
2003 Doubles Champion 100x100
2003 Doubles Champion 100x100
2006 28 Gauge Champion 100x100
2007 .410 Champion 100x100
2008 .410 Champion 100x100
2008 HOA Co-Champion 550x550
2009 HOA Champion 550x550
2009 HOA Champion 649x650
2011 20 Gauge Champion 100x100
2012 Doubles Champion 100x100
2013 550 HAA Champion 549x550
2014 20 Gauge Champion 100x100

 


Major Tournament High-Over-All Championships 

World Championships 1991, 1998, 2008, 2009
The Masters 1998, 2002
U.S. Open 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Great Eastern 1985, 1991, 1992, 1994
Canadian Open 1998
English Open (UK) 2004
Australian Nationals 2008
New Zealand Nationals 2011
   

 


All-American Team Selections

Year Team Year Team
1978 Junior Captain 1994 Men's First Team
1980 Men's First Team 1995 Men's First Team
1981 Men's First Team 1996 Men's Captain
1982 Men's Honorable Mention 1997 Men's Co-Captain
1983 Men's First Team 1998 Men's First Team
1984 Men's First Team 1999 Men's First Team
1985 Men's First Team 2000 Men's First Team
1986 Men's First Team 2001 Men's Co-Captain
1987 Men's First Team 2002 Men's First Team
1988 Men's Captain 2003 Men's Co-Captain
1990 Men's First Team 2005 Men's First Team
1991 Men's First Team 2006 Men's First Team
1992 Men's Captain 2007 Men's First Team
1993 Men's First Team 2008 Men's First Team
2009 Men's First Team 2010 Men's First Team
2011 Men's First Team 2012 Men's First Team
2013 Men's First Team 2014 Men's First Team
2015 Men's First Team 2016 Men's First Team

 


U.S. Shooting Team International Competition

1979 Member U.S. Team World Championships Montecatini, Italy Junior Team
1981 Member U.S. Team World Championships Tucuman, Argentina Junior Team - Gold Medal
1981 Member U.S. Team Championship of the Americas Sao Paulo, Brazil Junior Team - Gold Medal
1981 Member U.S. Team Championship of the Americas Sao Paulo, Brazil Junior Individual - Silver Medal

 


National Open High Average Leader

Year Event Broke/Shot Average
1984 .410 891x900 .990
1986 12 Gauge 1548x1550 .9987
1987 20 Gauge 1200x1200 1.000**
1987 High Over All 4920x4950 .9939
1988 .410 1584x1600 .9900
1989 28 Gauge 1793x1800 .9961
1990 HOA 6515x6550 .9946
1991 .410 1386x1400 .9900
1991 28 Gauge 1399x1400 .9993
1991 20 Gauge 1399x1400 .9993
1991 12 Gauge 1550x1550 1.000**
1991 High Over All 5734x5750 .9972*
1992 20 Gauge 1399x1400 .9993
1994 28 Gauge 1598x1600 .9988
1997 High Over All 5727x5750 .9956
1997 Doubles 1293x1300 .9947
2000 20 Gauge 1600x1600 1.000***
2004 28 Gauge 1597x1600 .9981
2005 Doubles 995x1000 .9950
2006 28 Gauge 1496x1500 .9973
2007 28 Gauge 1198x1200 .9983
2007 Doubles 996x1000 .9960
2009 High Over All 4773x4800 .9943
2009 12 Gauge 997x1000 .9970
2009 .410 1140x1150 .9913
2010 .410 1039x1050 .9895
2011 Doubles 697x700 .9957
2013 Doubles 692x700 .9886

* Established new world record 

** Tied existing world record 

*** First shooter to record 3 perfect seasons 

 


Perfect Scores

Year Tournament Year Tournament
1980 Shrimp Bowl 400x400 1992 Eastern 400x400
1983 North South 400x400 1994 Bluegrass 400x400
1985 Bluegrass 400x400 1994 Great Eastern 400x400
1986 Motor State 400x400 1996 Zone 4 400x400
1986 Gateway 400x400 1996 Pan Am 300x300
1986 Motor State 400x400 1997 North South 400x400
1986 Miss. Valley 500x500* 1997 Heritage Open 400x400
1987 North Star 400x400 1997 Zone 4 400x400
1987 Great Eastern 400x400 2000 Blue Goose 400x400
1989 Lobster 400x400 2000 Pan Am 400x400
1989 Seneca 400x400 2000 Georgia State 500x500
1990 Great Eastern 400x400 2001 Zone 4 400x400
1990 Zone VI 400x400 2002 Masters 400x400
1991 Classic 400x400 2004 Western Open 400x400
1991 G. Pacific 400x400 2005 Hillbilly Open 500x500
1991 U.S. Open 400x400 2005 Zone 4 500x500
1991 World 750x750 ** *** 2006 Pan Am 400x400
2007 World 650x650 2007 Mid America
2008 World 550x550 2009 World 550x550******
2013 Stockton 400x400 2014 U.S. Open 400x400
2015 U.S. Open 400x400*****    

* Established New World Record - First shooter to record three back-to-back 400×400’s, and first shooter to break 500×500 (400×400 including 100×100 Doubles) 

** Only shooter to shoot three back-to-back perfect scores twice, 400×400, 400×400, 550×550 

*** First shooter to break perfect score, 750×750, in all Championship events at the World Championships, 1991 

****Only shooter to shoot three 550x550s back-to-back at the World Championships 

*****Current Leader in career 400×400’s, 40, highest individual total in history of the sport 

 


Collegiate Record - Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

1982 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration 

1982 Trinity University, Senior Male Athlete of the Year 

 


ACU-I National Collegiate Shooting Championships 

1979 Men’s National Collegiate Champion 

1980 Men’s National Collegiate Champion 

1981 Men’s National Collegiate Champion 

 


Coaching Credentials 

1978-1982 Assistant Coach, Physical Education, Trinity University 

1985-Present Bender Shima Shooting Clinics, worldwide shooting instruction 

1994 Named first Master Instructor, for the National Skeet Shooting Association 

1998 Named Honorary Fellow, of the Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors, United Kingdom 

 


Awards 

1977 Remington Arms Co. D. Lee Braun Scholarship 

1999 Inducted into the National Skeet Shooting Association’s Hall of Fame 

1999 Inducted into the Trinity University Athletic Hall of Fame, First Class 

2015 Inducted into the Mental Management Hall of Fame, First Class