By Lars Dalseide | January 7 2013 09:15

Winning four title in five years is Border Patrol's Robert Vadasz

Robert Vadasz at NRA National Police Shooting Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico Fairfax, Virginia - In four out of the last five years, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Vadasz has departed from the Albuquerque International Airport to his home in Florida as a National Champion. This was one of those years.

Every year, during the third week of September, Law Enforcement Officers from around the globe come to the Shooting Range Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico for NRA's National Police Shooting Championship. It is there that Vadasz lays claim to those National Championship titles. There that he fights his way through hundreds of top marksmen. Local, state, federal ... they all came again to push him off the mountain top. And this year, only he succeeded.

After finishing first in the Open Class 3000 Pistol Championship, Vadasz powered through the remaining competitions to win the 2012 Grand Aggregate title by a whopping 16 points.

That's why Robert Vadasz is #4 on my best of 2012 list.


Robert Vadasz: NRA's 2012 National Police Shooting Champ

Albuquerque, New Mexico - When it comes to the National Police Shooting Championships, there has never been a more successful Border Partol Agent then Robert Vadasz. And it's difficult to believe that an Agent has ever reached these heights with such a cool demeanor. Probably something to do with his performance earlier in the season.

"This year I've shot some of my best scores ever," said Vadasz. "I broke the 3,000 aggregate that Clay Tippet held. That was a five down on a 3,000 aggregate. I got a five down but did better in Xs. And Bianchi Cup was good too. It taught me some lessons about no matter how bad you start doesn't mean that that's how you're going to finish.

"It was a trying match."

Trying can be good. Being pushed. Being tested. Developing the wherewithal to take home the title.


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Border Patrol's Robert Vadasz shooting Distinguished Semi-Auto at the 50th NRA National Police Shooting Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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