Todd Bender was named the first Master Instructor for the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA), has been trained by the UK’s Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) and is an Honorary Fellow in England’s Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors (ICSI). His teaching methods have taken him around the world and created a number of like world champions, and is recognized as the leading authority in shotgun shooting instruction. Todd helped develop skeet shooting’s Wounded Warrior Day, an event for active duty soldiers recovering from injuries sustained in action, and is the current Moving Target Shotgun Coach for the Elite Teams of the US Navy SEALs. For 20 years, his series of best selling DVDs have set the standard for instructional shooting videos within the industry.
In competition, Todd has maintained a position on top of the National Skeet Shooting Association for three decades. Over the years he has compiled 24 NSSA World Championships and been named to a record 35 consecutive Men’s First All-American Teams. He is the first shooter to record three back-to-back 400x400s in 1987, and the only shooter to do it twice, 400×400, 400×400, and 550×550, in 1991. Todd is also the only shooter to record three consecutive back-to-back 550x550s at the World Championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In Overseas competition, Todd won the Over-All Championships at the Canadian Open (1998), the English Open (UK) (2003), the Australian Nationals (2008), and most recently the New Zealand Nationals (2011). Todd was inducted into the National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame (1999), and in the same year was inducted into the first class of Trinity University’s Athletic Hall of Fame.