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MEET THE FINALIST: The Original Champ

Aug. 18, 2009

MEET THE FINALIST: The Original Champ

By: Field & Stream Editor

Scot Marcin, 35 - Cottontown, Tenn.

It’s hard to think there has been a champion of the Total Outdoorsman Challenge not named Paul Thompson, but Marcin won the TOC in 2005. Last year Thompson just edged Marcin for first place overall.

“The first one, we had no idea what was going to happen,” Marcin says. “Every year it grows expectation-wise. You know some of the competition and some of the skills, but they’re always changing. I think it makes it more challenging, and that’s what it’s all about.”

From the beginning, the shooting events have always been a strong point for Marcin, a regional director for Delta Waterfowl in Tennessee. His weaknesses in the past have been the flyfishing and archery events, but of course he’s been working on them for this year’s competition.

Most of Marcin’s outdoor experience growing up came from his father and grandfather, but he says he gets his competitive drive from his mother, Patricia. The combination of all family members taught him what the outdoors is all about: “It’s called hunting and fishing, it’s not killing and catching,” Marcin says. “It’s watching the sun rise and the world wake up.”

- Lance Madden

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Go Tennessee!

"Most of Marcin’s outdoor experience growing up came from his father and grandfather, but he says he gets his competitive drive from his mother, Patricia. The combination of all family members taught him what the outdoors is all about:" “It’s called hunting and fishing, it’s not killing and catching,”Marcin says,It's watching the sun rise and the world wake up.”

Lance,it sounds as if you have a wonderful heritage,with your familial ties that bond,the knowledge and wisdom of generations past,that have undergone the rigors of memorable events,that can only be passed down through time,intimacy,trial and error,obstacle after obstacle,the tried and true school of the spirit.

I have one word for you ...REPEAT!

Have fun and be blessed!

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Go Tennessee!

"Most of Marcin’s outdoor experience growing up came from his father and grandfather, but he says he gets his competitive drive from his mother, Patricia. The combination of all family members taught him what the outdoors is all about:" “It’s called hunting and fishing, it’s not killing and catching,”Marcin says,It's watching the sun rise and the world wake up.”

Lance,it sounds as if you have a wonderful heritage,with your familial ties that bond,the knowledge and wisdom of generations past,that have undergone the rigors of memorable events,that can only be passed down through time,intimacy,trial and error,obstacle after obstacle,the tried and true school of the spirit.

I have one word for you ...REPEAT!

Have fun and be blessed!

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