Keith Sanderson

Rapid Fire Pistol

Date of birth:



Monumnet, Colorado

Olympic Experience:

  • 2024 Paris Olympic Games: Men's Rapid Fire Pistol qualified
  • 2016 Rio Olympic Games
  • 2012 London Olympic Games
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 5th Place


Keith Sanderson started shooting in 1996 in Marine Corps matches. He spent eight years in the Marine Corps and eight years in the US 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, holds the high honor of a Triple Distinguished Athlete (joining his Olympic Teammate, Nick Mowrer in this rare feat) and has over 30 ISSF World Cup Top Ten Finishes. He also won a Gold Medal in 2017 at ISSF World Cup Final in New Delhi.

Competition Highlights:

  • 2024 CAT Games: U.S. Olympic quota earned in Men's Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 2022 Pistol National Championships, Gold, Men's 25M Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 2019 Camp Perry National Pistol Champion
  • 2017 World Cup India Final, Gold Medalist
  • 2016 World Cup Rio, 10th
  • 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
  • 2012 London Olympic Games, 14th
  • 2011 World Cup Changwon, Silver Medalist
  • 2010 World Championship, Team Bronze Medal
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 5th 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
  • 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