Zavalla's Ellermann loses individual matchup, but survives another week

Photo courtesy of Dustin Ellermann.
Photo courtesy of Dustin Ellermann.

Zavalla native Dustin Ellermann did well enough for his team to avoid elimination and survived Episode Four of Top Shot, a nationally televised marksmanship competition.

Ellermann's blue team selected him to compete in the final leg of the competition with a Remington 1875, the spot with the most points on the line.

Because Ellermann's team had built a big enough lead before his turn, he only needed to hit four of six of his targets for his team to win. He hit five. But his opponent, Cliff Walsh, a revolver specialist, hit his six targets first.

Episode Five of Top Shot will be shown Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 9 p.m. on The History Channel.