The second season of the History Channel television series Top Shot, titled Top Shot Reloaded commenced airing on February 8, 2011, concluded on April 26, 2011. The season contained twelve episodes, was filmed over a period of 35 days in the fall of 2010 in Santa Clarita, California; the winner of the season was American Chris Reed. Chris Reed appeared as a coach in Seasons 3 and 4. Brian Zins, Joe Serafini, Jamie Franks returned for Top Shot: All-Stars. Franks finished in 10th, Serafini finished in 8th, Zins finished in 4th. According to Colby Donaldson's Twitter, George Reinas was invited to compete as well; the player's team won the team challenge. The player won the individual challenge; the player's team lost the challenge. The player voluntarily withdrew from the competition; the player won the $100,000 grand prize. The player came in second. No practice sessions were held for the preliminary and team challenges; the trainer for the elimination challenge was a. 44 Magnum expert. The trainer for the team challenge was Steve Gilcreast, SWAT firearms trainer and Ranger School graduate.
The trainer for the elimination challenge was machine gun expert. The trainer for both challenges was Navy SEALs instructor and former sniper. Before the start of the team challenge, John withdrew from the competition, citing injuries to both legs. Since this decision left the Blue Team with one extra player, they were allowed to decide for themselves who would be benched; the trainer for both challenges was a compound bow expert. The trainers for both challenges were Simon "J. J." Racaza and Blake Miguez, two contestants from Season 1. The trainer for both challenges was primitive weapons expert; the trainer for the team challenge was firearms instructor. The trainer for the elimination challenge was national/world pistol champion; the trainer for both challenges was Spencer Hoglund, historical weapons expert and four-time national champion speed shooter. The teams were dissolved in this episode. All players received green shirts and began to compete directly against one another for the rest of the season.
After the individual challenge, all players voted on the nomination range. The top two vote-getters competed in an elimination challenge as in earlier episodes; the trainer for both challenges was Ryan Cleckner, former Army Ranger Sniper from 1st Ranger Bn/75th Ranger Regiment and sniper instructor. The trainer for both challenges was Iain Harrison, the winner of Season 1; the trainer for the individual challenge was practical shooting expert. The trainer for the elimination challenge was shotgun world champion. No practice sessions were held in this episode; the five individual players eliminated prior to the final challenge returned to watch it. Premiering after the final episode, Top Shot Behind the Bullet, was a one-hour documentary involving behind-the-scene interviews and footage taken before and after the season two competition. At the end of the episode, the show profiled each of post-competition. Travis Marsh is starting a junior shooting program in his community. Athena Lee will compete on the Women's Open Team in Greece.
John Guida is competing locally. Jermaine Finks is still working for Homeland Security. Maggie Reese will be competing at the World Shoot in Greece. Eric Anderson continues to compete in mounted shooting. Chris Tilley is competing in world championships. Kyle Frasure has been shooting with Jay. Daryl Parker just published his first novel. Jay Lim is still a golf instructor, he hopes to be an NRA certified pistol instructor soon. Ashley Spurlin is in Afghanistan. Jamie Franks has just returned from a deployment in Afghanistan. Joe Serafini is back working construction and competing in archery tournaments. George Reinas is finishing his Air Force service and is a guest instructor at CPEC. Brian Zins is going into production with his own line of ammunition. Chris Reed is hoping to teach more people about marksmanship, he plans on investing his winnings for his kids' education
Jing Yanguang, courtesy name Hangchuan, was a general and official of the Chinese Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period state Later Jin. He was instrumental in the enthronement of Later Jin's second emperor Shi Chonggui, therefore became a powerful chancellor early in Shi Chonggui's reign. Under his advocacy, Shi Chonggui turned away from the peaceful, submissive relationship that Later Jin had with its northern neighbor Liao, became confrontational against Liao; the adversarial relationship continued after Jing's removal as chancellor, such that Later Jin was destroyed by a Liao invasion. Emperor Taizong took Jing captive, intending to deliver him to Liao proper, but Jing committed suicide. Jing Yanguang was born during the reign of Emperor Zhaozong of Tang, his family was from Shan Prefecture, but all, said about his family in traditional sources is that his father Jing Jian was a capable archer and trained Jing Yanguang to be one as well. During the time of Tang's successor state Later Liang, Zhu Youhui the Prince of Shao, a nephew to Later Liang's founding emperor Zhu Quanzhong, served as the military governor of Zhenguo Circuit.
He took Jing to be an officer under him. After Zhu Youhui was accused of plotting a rebellion and was put under house arrest, Jing fled to avoid arrest, he served under Yin Hao, who commanded the army at Hua Prefecture. Yin was impressed with him sufficiently to recommend him to be transferred to the Later Liang imperial guard corps at Bian Prefecture. Jing served under the prominent general Wang Yanzhang in resisting the army of Li Cunxu, the prince of Later Liang's archrival Jin. After Li Cunxu claimed the title of emperor of a new state of Later Tang and launched a surprise attack into Later Liang territory, Wang made a futile attempt to try to stop him at Zhongdu. Wang's army was crushed, Wang was captured and executed after refusing to surrender. Jing suffered several serious wounds during this battle, was captured by the Later Tang army and taken by them to Daliang, which fell to Li Cunxu. After Later Liang's fall, Jing Yanguang returned to serve in the army at Bian. In 927, by which time Li Cunxu's adoptive brother Li Siyuan was emperor, Li Siyuan decided to visit Bian.
Then-military governor of Xuanwu, Zhu Shouyin, believed that Li Siyuan was intending to act against him, but was defeated, he committed suicide. Many of Zhu's officers, including Jing, were set to be executed; these executions were set to be carried out by Li Siyuan's son-in-law Shi Jingtang. When Shi saw Jing, however, he took pity on Jing, secretly released him and told him to flee. After Shi became the military governor of Hedong Circuit, Jing came to serve under him as a "guest general"; when Shi rebelled against then-emperor Li Congke in 936, Li Congke sent the general Zhang Jingda to siege Hedong's capital Taiyuan. Jing participated in the city's defense and had much accomplishment during the siege, during which Zhang but was never able to, capture the city. Subsequently, Emperor Taizong of Later Tang's northern rival Khitan Empire came to Shi's rescue and defeated Zhang, he declared Shi the emperor of China. Shi Jingtang commissioned Jing Yanguang as the commander of his infantry, he was given the honorary titles of acting Situ and military prefect of Guo Prefecture.
He was given the honorary titles of acting Taibao and military governor of Ningjiang Circuit. In 939, Jing was sent out of then-capital Daliang to serve as the military governor of Yicheng Circuit. In 940, he was transferred to Baoyi Circuit. In 941, he was recalled to serve as the disciplinary officer for the imperial guards, he was made the military governor of Heyang Circuit. In 942, Shi Jingtang fell deathly ill, he entrusted his young son Shi Chongrui to the senior chancellor Feng Dao, intending that Feng support Shi Chongrui in succeeding to the throne. However, after Shi Jingtang died shortly after, Feng discussed the matter with Jing, they decided that as the realm was troubled at the time, the state needed an older emperor, they thus supported Shi Jingtang's biological nephew and adoptive son Shi Chonggui the Prince of Qi as emperor. It was said that Jing Yanguang considered Shi Chonggui's ascension to the throne to be his doing, used that to become involved in the key decisions in Shi's administration.
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