Keith Sanderson

Date of Birth:

Event: Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.


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. He also won a Gold Medal in 2017 at World Cup Final in India. 

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

ISSF Athlete Page

Theory of Everything (... And Pistol Shooting)


Olympic Experience

  • 202One Olmpic Team Member
  • 2016 Olympic Games, 10th Place
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 14th Place
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 5th Place

Competition Highlights

  • 2019 Camp Perry National Pistol Champion
  • 2017 World Cup India Final, Gold Medalist
  • 2016 World Cup Rio, Silver Medalist
  • 2015 World Cup Munich, Silver Medalist
  • 2015 Camp Perry National Pistol Champion
  • 2014 World Cup USA, Gold Medalist
  • 2011 World Cup Final Wroclaw, Bronze Medalist
  • 2011 World Cup Changwon, Silver Medalist
  • 2010 World Championship, Team Bronze Medal
  • 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
  • 2007 World Cup Munich, Bronze Medalist
  • 2005 CISM Military Rapid Fire World Champion
  • 2005 Free Pistol National Champion 
  • 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019 Rapid Fire National Champion