Zavalla native Dustin Ellermann did not win his leg of a rock-throwing challenge and his team lost the overall challenge, but he survived another week anyway on a national cable show competition.
Ellermann's blue team nominated two other players on his team for elimination, guaranteeing he would stick around for another episode of "Top Shot."
Episode 5 was the first week that did not involve guns. The players exhibited their marksmanship with axes, knives and rocks. Ellermann competed in a rock-throwing competition against a player from the red team, but lost that competition, 5-1. His team lost the overall competition to the red team, 8-3.
In the team meeting after the competition, Ellermann offered to go into the elimination round. However, his teammates told him he had shown his value to the team and should stay.