Chris Tilley (marksman)
|Born||Michael Christopher Tilley
May 6, 1985
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
|Residence||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Occupation||Firearms retailer and instructor|
|Known for||Professional shooter, USPSA Grand Master|
Michael Christopher "Chris" Tilley (born May 6, 1985 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is a professional shooter and USPSA Grand Master. He is also known for competing in the second season of History Channel's marksmen competition Top Shot.
Tilley was born on May 6, 1985 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He showed interest in firearms since a very young age. When he was eleven years old, his father built an indoor shooting range in Raleigh, North Carolina. A year later, Chris started shooting IPSC and IDPA.
Tilley mentions one of the first employees of his father, an ex-Marine named Cazz, as one of his biggest influences. Tilley says that Cazz took him to his first IPSC match. Tilley became a USPSA Grand Master before he was sixteen, becoming one of the youngest Grand Masters.
In 2002 and 2005, Tilley won the World Junior Champion title. In 2003, he won the Point Series Champion, among other titles. He has won over 50 major matches and two National Championships (2006 and 2008). Tilley currently works at his family shooting range as a retailer and instructor.
In 2011, Tilley appeared in the second season of History Channel's marksmen competition Top Shot. During the first half of the competition, Tilley competed as part of the Blue Team. His team ended up winning two challenges during his tenure, and Chris was nominated for elimination once. He was eliminated during the sixth week of the competition.