Ellermann conquers 'Top Shot'

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

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Zavalla resident Dustin Ellermann finished the third season of "Top Shot" much the same way he started it, dominating his opponent to capture the title and $100,000.

After two previous knockout rounds to advance to the final contest against Mike Hughes, Ellermann left his competitor in the dust, winning a gauntlet of seven different marksmanship challenges. Ellermann finished his seventh before Hughes could even finish his second.

On Tuesday night's episode, Ellermann had a surprise, as his wife, Brittany, and his hunting buddy showed up to root him on.

Ellermann found time to give a smile and thumbs up to his wife before he fired his rounds on the final challenge to win.

In the first competition of the show, Ellermann lost his first round of the pistol challenge to Gary Quesenberry, putting him against Chris Collins in the elimination round. Ellermann easily beat Collins to advance.

Quesenberry lost the second contest in a three-way trick shot competition, setting up the final showdown.

Ellermann viewed the episode Tuesday night with hundreds of fans at Lufkin First Assembly of God Church.