Mario currently lives in Northern California with his family. He is also owner of Vita Productions, Inc., which is
a family owned film and video production company. His production work has taken him around the world to locations, such as,
Italy, Greece, Brazil and Africa. Some of the productions include Late night with Conan O’Brien, ESPN, NFL (21 of the
last 23 Superbowls), NBA, MLB, E!, HBO…Travel Channel
He is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast. Hunting, fishing,
hiking… if its outdoors he does it. He hunted primarily with rifles and handguns and even loaded his own ammunition
until the early 90’s when he began shooting archery seriously. It wasn’t until his first archery elk hunt that
he knew he was addicted.
Long ago, he was given two pieces of advice: Only work with people you enjoy being
around and respect. And, work is only work when you don’t enjoy it. If it’s a passion, it’s not work. He
made a commitment to follow that advice.
In 1991, he was able to combine his work and his passion. He worked
on his first hunting shows, “Charlie West’s Outdoor Gazette and Back Country. Later, he worked with Jeff and Sherol
Engel from Engel’s Outdoor Experience as well as a few others. Currently TNT has co-produced their own show with M2D
Camo called “M2D Camo’s Living the Dream”
C. Dahl II lives in Half Moon Bay, CA.. He has five children and a loving wife of 25 years. Over the years he has started
and built several businesses. While many of them were successful, none of them were fulfilling. His escape was archery. Bill’s
father was a lifelong archer. Early on Bill was taught to shoot with a longbow, recurve and then later a compound bow. He
was raised target shooting and didn’t hunt until later in life. He enjoys hunting deer, pig, elk and turkey. If he’s
not in the woods he is either watching his kids sporting events or fishing the many streams of the high sierras.
Belle Schmidt-TNT Archery Prostaff/Co-host-Lethal Injection
Belle grew up a tomboy on her grandparents farm in Rio, Wisconsin. She
learned to hunt at an early age by tagging along with her grandpa and her cousins in the Wisconsin woods. She has fond memories
of sitting in a ground blind with grandpa sipping hot chocolate and eating candy bars. She doesnn''t recall seeing many animals,
but cherishes the quality time she spent with him.
Belle graduated highschool in 2007. She then attended UW-Stevens Point. After several
years at school, she wasn't sure what career path she was interested in. So she returned home to pursue her passion, hunting.
She'd always rifle hunted, but preferred bow hunting. She loves the challenge. Her addiction and dedication have led her to
TNT Archery, where she co-hosts Lethal Injection. She travels the country representing TNT at Sportsman shows and archery
competitions. She has enjoyed the hunting, traveling and meeting the many great people on this journey. "I am honored
to work with the people I do and to be able to represent the outdoor industry. I plan to continue running with this dream
and see where it lands me."
was born into a family of Hunters & raised in Northern California, where he currently lives with his wife & hunting
I have had the
privilege of owning the GREATEST LAB to ever have her own T.V. Show. The show was called, "Ducks with Billy
& Buck". It ran for 2 years on the OLN Channel. Her name was, Hightest Haileys Comet, "Hailey "
for short. The producers didn't think "Ducks with Billy and Hailey sounded Macho enough, so she used her T.V. Name, "Buck".
Hailey made Billy Gianquinto, her CO-HOST, look good with ALL her great retrieves ! I even had the privilege of being
a Duck Guide in the San Francisco Bay on the premier episode. I also guided Jeff Engel for Canvas Back ducks in the San Francisco
Bay, on Engel's Outdoor Experience T.V. Show on "The Outdoor" Channel. It was during the filming of, "Ducks
with Billy & Buck", that I met Mario. We hit it off and soon became great Bow hunting friends. In 2007, I had the
privilege to film the prototype KILLING it's first turkey, well that's when I got really excited and just had to get that
Bow ! I have been blessed to have put over 20 Deer as well as Elk, Bear, Pigs, and Turkey in my
freezer. That doesn't make me Chuck Adams, it's just that I've shot a few Bows over the years, and was happy with a consistent
group of a softball at 30 yards. Within 10-15 minutes of adjustments on the sights and draw length on my REVOLUTION BOW,
Mario had me CONSISTENTLY drilling GOLF BALL size groups out to 30 yards !!!! The REVOLUTION Bow took me from
AAA Baseball to the PROS!! The Revolution Bow is by far the most FORGIVING, EASIEST TO PULL, SMOOTHEST SHOOTING BOW,
I'VE EVER SHOT !! I'm so excited to join the TNT Archery Pro staff. All I can tell you is, pull our Bow back, the first words
out of your mouth will be, "WOW" ! So start hitting at what your shooting at by joining the
"The REVOLUTION " by TNT Archery ! Always remember, "Pick a Hair". And
to carry on our hunting heritage by taking a youngster to the woods and passing on your LOVE and APPRECIATION for Gods'
great outdoors!! Hope to meet you in the woods this season. Good Hunting, Rodger B. Aka; Big-5
|Prostaffer Rodger Benadom
Ryan Perigo, Prostaff
United States Army Reserves
state rep.for passing on The Tradition Support Group
Owner of Back 40 Taxidermy.
"I have been hunting and loving the outdoors ever since I could get out on my
own, starting with a bb gun when I was 8, and have grown from there. I started bow hunting with my grandfather, sitting in
the stand with him. He gave me his old compound when I was 13 or 14, and I practiced with it all summer long. When fall came
that year, I fought long and hard with buck fever before I finally arrowed my first deer. I was hooked! These days, I not
only spend my time in the tree looking for monster whitetails but have found a new addiction as well Bowfishing. Bowfishing for me started off as just something to do waiting for
the 3D tournaments and next deer season to start. Now it’s a full on addiction just like looking for whitetails.
With tournaments lasting 20 and 12 hours all over the nation, too hiking miles down the river. For me TNT is the bow to use
on all playing fields, accurate, smoothness, lightweight, and compact. I’ve had the privilege of owning and shooting
every bow out there. To me there isn’t another bow out there that can compare to the versility of the TNT revolution.
I help host a lot of events and seminars for kids, youth and clubs, for me to have a bow that can be switched out in
a matter of seconds to accommodate the different draw weights and lengths of people is very important. If I Didn’t shoot
TNT’s bows I would literally have to have a whole bow shop just to support what I need to do for these events and the
abuse that my bows go through bowfishing is like no other.”
RSO/Instructor at Michigan State University's Demmer Shooting Sports, Education And Training Center
I’ve been bow hunting since I was 12 years old. Over the years I’ve had many brand name bows,
but never quite found what I was looking for until this year at the ATA show in Indianapolis. I saw these guys walking around
with this sweet looking bow. At first I thought it was a kids bow. I actually thought to myself “man I wish they had
those out when I was a kid instead of the canoe I’d been shooting.” Came to find out it wasn’t a kid’s
bow. They didn’t have a lefty, so I shot one of the right-handed models they had. The bow felt very good even shooting
with the wrong hand. My first arrow was in the spot and the second arrow took the vane off the first arrow. I was very impressed.
I am glad to part of archery’s biggest revolution , the TNT Revolution.
Frank was born in Duesseldorf, Germany which is where he currently
resides with his wife. "When I was a boy of 6 or 7 years I started chasing birds and rabbits with a slingshot or selfmade
hazel bush bow and arrow around the woods of my hometown." He has been an avid bowhunter which has taken him to Namibia and France several times." In 2009, I got acquainted with the TNT Archery Revolution bow and for sure
this bow is a revolution and can make archery very addictive. Especially when travelling abroad by air with limited luggage
space for all the bowhunting stuff. This tiny powerhouse is a big hit."
|Prostaffer Frank Berbuir of Germany
Derek R Schaffer-TNT Prostaff / Owner Archery Custom Extremes
Derek was born and raised in Northern California, but spent his childhood in the woods. His father and grandfather had him
in the mountains with them, chasing deer and catching fish, from the age of six. At the age of twelve, Derek was carrying
his own gun and hunting along side them, building a life time of memories. While in high school, he bought his first bow and
arrow set and self taught his way into a life of archery. With the help of some great friends, he got the opportunity to shoot
for several archery manufacturers and did so for over ten years. Soon, he began competing in tournaments all over the state,
both locally and at the state level.
Hunting, however, has always been his passion and this passion has lead
him to locations throughout the US, as well as Canada and Africa. A precision manufacturer by trade, it wasn’t long
before he was tinkering with archery products. This led to the start of Archery Custom Extremes, a company that adds a little
“aftermarket attitude” to your gear. None of his past, current or future adventures would be possible without
the support of his loving wife and daughters.
“Good friends a loving family and doing what you love…That’s
what life is all about”.