Chris Cheng

  • History Channel's Top Shot Season 4 Champion
  • Professional Marksman for Bass Pro Shops
  • Author, Shoot to Win

Chris Cheng is History Channel's Top Shot Season 4 Champion. Along with the $100,000 grand prize, Chris won a pro marksmanship contract with the show sponsor, Bass Pro Shops, and the title of, "Top Shot."

 
  

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Biography

Cheng worked for Google, Inc. from 2007-2012 in many capacities, primarily in technical support for Google Apps, as well as a product lead in Google.org's Google for Nonprofits Program. Chris served on the GoogleEDU leadership faculty where he trained teams and individuals on interpersonal communication and the fundamentals of leadership. 

In 2011, Cheng decided to try something wacky and audition for History Channel's Top Shot Season 4 shooting competition, having not one shooting award to his name, nor any formal shooting instruction. Cheng is History Channel's Top Shot Season 4 Champion -- he beat 17 professional marksmen and won a $100,000 cash prize, the title of "Top Shot," and a pro marksman contract with Bass Pro Shops. 

He left Google in June 2012 to pursue his professional marksman contract full time.

He tours across the country interacting with customers and fellow shooters; shooting in 3-gun and USPSA competitions, and works with the National Rifle Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the California Rifle & Pistol Association on promoting the shooting sports and protecting our Second Amendment rights. Cheng is a Lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, and a media member for the National Shooting Sports Foundation as well as the Professional Outdoor Media Association.

Cheng is a Technology Contributor for RECOIL magazine, one of the most awesome gun magazines out there. He is also a Staff Writer for The Firearm Blog where he writes about firearms and gear for one of the largest gun blogs. 

Cheng was on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Opera BRAVO! Club from 2010-2012. He is also a volunteer baritone singer for the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. He played double bass from ages 13–22 in both orchestras and jazz bands.

He is a co-founder of Home for a Home, a nonprofit organization which collects donations from real estate brokers to build homes for those in need.

Cheng is three time participant in the AIDS LifeCycle bike ride:  a seven-day, 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. He has raised almost $20,000 in support of eradicating HIV/AIDS. 

Cheng enjoys snowboarding, foodie culture, poker, and traveling.