Keith Sanderson

SandersonDate of Birth: 2/2/1975

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Event: Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol

Keith Sanderson started shooting in 1996 in Marine Corps matches. He spent eight years in the Marine Corps and eight years in the U.S. Army and was the Chief Marksmanship Instructor for Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Keith won an unprecedented three medals (one gold, one silver and one bronze) in three World Cups in 2009.

In addition to his outstanding competition history, Keith is a ten-time World Medal winner. Keith holds the high honor of a Triple Distinguished Athlete, and has over 30 ISSF World Cup Top Ten Finishes. 

Nominated to his fourth Olympic Team, Keith will represent Team USA at Tokyo202One. 

Theory of Everything (... And Pistol Shooting)


Olympic Experience

  • 2016 Olympic Games, 10th Place
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 14th Place
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 5th Place

Competition Highlights

  • 2019 National Championships, Gold Medalist
  • 2019 Camp Perry National Pistol Champion, Gold Medalist
  • 2017 World Cup India Final, Gold Medalist
  • 2016 World Cup Rio, Silver Medalist
  • 2015 World Cup Munich, Silver Medalist
  • 2015 World Cup Gabala, Sixth Place
  • 2015 World Cup USA, Sixth Place
  • 2015 Camp Perry National Pistol Champion, Gold Medalist
  • 2014 World Cup USA, Gold Medalist
  • 2014 CAT Games Guadalajara, Silver Medalist
  • 2014 World Cup Munich, Fourth Place
  • 2014 World Cup Maribor, Fifth Place
  • 2013 World Cup USA, Bronze Medalist 
  • 2013 World Cup Granada, Sixth Place
  • 2013 National Championships, Silver Medalist
  • 2011 World Cup Final Wroclaw, Bronze Medalist
  • 2011 World Cup Changwon, Silver Medalist
  • 2010 World Championship, Team Bronze Medal
  • 2010 World Cup Sydney, 7th Place
  • 2009 USA Shooting Male Athlete of the Year
  • 2009 World Cup Beijing, Gold Medalist
  • 2009 World Cup Changwon, Silver Medalist
  • 2009 World Cup Munich, Bronze Medalist
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, 1st Place
  • 2007 Pan American Games Silver Medalist
  • 2007 World Cup Munich, Bronze Medalist
  • 2005 CISM Military Rapid Fire World Champion
  • 2005 National Championship, Gold Medalist (Free and Rapid)
  • 2005 Championships of the Americas, Bronze Medalist (Free)
  • 2004 National Championship, Gold Medalist