What is it like to be a world champion?  How much focus and dedication goes into performing at that level.  Could you do it?  Could you do it knowing this might be the last time you were able to go to a world championship?

Most competitive shooters in action pistol or USPSA (if you live in the US) know my guest as one of the best production division (that’s the somewhat stock guns) shooters.  Ben Stoeger has won 6 national championships (five of them back to back) but never took first on the world stage..until this year.  Ben achieved that goal but the win meant more to him.  Earlier this year he was diagnosed with cancer and had an operation to remove it.  Knowing that if it spread or reappeared he would never have the opportunity to get the world champion title.  Going into the World Shoot in France this year, Ben secretly kept that feeling to himself but he was under an extreme amount of pressure. 

In this episode three takeaways from Ben are 1) what is it like to compete under enormous pressure?  2)  Why getting a sponsorship doesn’t mean free stuff and 3) training in the environment where you’ll be competing will give you an edge over other competitors.

Ben has a reputation as a bad boy in USPSA but after knowing him and what he’s been through he comes across as a knowledgeable instructor and champion.

I’m very pleased to bring you my interview with Ben Stoeger… 

Links mentioned in the podcast:

Ben’s Website for classes.    http://www.benstoeger.com/

Ben’s Store.    http://benstoegerproshop.com/

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