RPG Podcast #024 | The Life of a Marksman w/ Stetson Bardfield

Welcome to the Robert Patton Global Podcast. Join SHEATH Underwear CEO, Robert Patton, as he sits down with talented, impassioned and determined individuals from all walks of life for a melding of the minds. This series' primary focus is to map out a systemic approach to peak human performance by exploring the fundamental attributes of motivation, creativity, optimization and well-being as crucial tools in the strife for success.

On this episode, Robert sits down with Olympic marksman, Stetson Bardfield, to discuss training in marksmanship at the Olympic center, hunting, maintaining a positive mindset and much more. 

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-Show Notes-

1:19- Stetson Bardfield is an Olympic  Marksman currently living at the Colorado Springs Olympic & Paralympic Training Center. Patton compares the UFC Performance Institute to the Center.

5:02- Bardfield has learned wrestling through his shooting spotter and regularly weight lifts to stay positive and become stronger despite his limited mobility.

7:59- Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita is the condition Bardfield was born with, where his body fused joints together in the womb.

10:54- One of Bardfield’s favorite things to do is spend time with people, others feel that he is very approachable and friendly.

12:10- Hunting and fishing are also some of his main passions, with recently bagging one Elk and a couple Antelopes.

15:36- The discussion of “You are what you eat” is reviewed deeply.

17:57- May 2021 is when Bardfield competes again in Lima, Peru, last year he won Gold. The projectile during competition is a .177 caliber pellet, during practice he will shoot a minimum of 80 shots, sometimes maxing out at 300 shots.

24:19- Aside from training, Bardfield has worked as a tour guide at the Olympic Training Center.

26:44- “There’s so much more that unities us, than divides us.” (Patton)

29:30- In terms of self expression, Bardfield has recently released a song called “Oceanside” under his artist name, Catalyst. The track talks about the chaotic relationship with his mother, ultimately with him having to say goodbye to her.

37:37- Bardfield’s latest song showcases his willingness to talk about the reality of depression and ways we can help others who are suffering.

41:04- “You’re only as good as your last performance.” (Patton) Bardfield compares golfing and shooting in terms of concentration.

44:49- Bardfield has robotic prosthetics that help him walk, in the past, he had very limited equipment that made the experience very unpleasant.

48:50- The art of catalyzing is something that Bardfield embodies.

49:35- Patton’s favorite speakers are Napoleon Hill & Bob Proctor.

52:51- “We need something that pushes us to that next level.” (Bardfield)

54:30- Bardfield has done an ice bath twice and is not a huge fan, there is an ice bath and hot tub right next to each other at the Olympic Training Center.

57:02- Patton swears by ice baths to reduce inflammation and has stopped taking pain medication.


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