Top Douchebag – Adam Benson

Since there is going to be at least one more season of the reality TV series Top Shot on the History Channel, I have decided I will award this illustrious title once per season:

The Top Douchebag award is basically for displaying excellence in the field of douchebaggery. Some may say that I  jumped the gun on this award seeing as Top Shot is only 5 episodes in…. well to that I say “My award my rules”.  If you have seen episode 5 you’ll probably agree that Adam set the douchebag bar pretty high.  If someone steps their game up and out douches him I wouldn’t hesitate revoke Adam’s title and give it to a more deserving contestant.

If you didn’t already dislike Adam Benson enough, he is quoted saying “I am the last great American Hero” not only in his Biography on the Top Shot website, but those exact words also come straight from the douches mouth in the original promo video.



Lloyd July 14, 2010 at 08:49 pm

your award couldn’t be given to a bigger douchebag. and i thought that before i heard him call himself “the last great american hero.” what douchiness. and putting down caleb for being in the coastguard. plus calling him a rat, when adam sports that ratface, polluting everybody’s view.


Eric R. Shelton July 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Wait… believe it or not Adam can walk on the air? I think your award is probably accurately given already, and since he won the elimination challenge with Caleb I’ve no further interest in watching a show that could excise the drama to either run in half the time or double the shooty goodness.


Rob Reed July 14, 2010 at 10:40 pm

LOL! The ad running underneath the post is for “Summer’s Eve.”


Admin (Mike) July 20, 2010 at 01:45 am

hahahha that’s awesome


Adam July 15, 2010 at 01:39 am

I’m going to now have to change my name so as not to be affiliated with this dipstick. Great, I just love Gov’t paperwork.


S.F.C July 15, 2010 at 06:30 am

“Captain Furious”, ” last great American Hero”. – I’m pretty sure that 99% of the world’s population knows you don’t give yourself nick-names, unless you’re an award-winning douche nozzle like Adam as you so succinctly put it. Send him up north and we’ll freeze that trap shut.


Evan July 15, 2010 at 08:16 am

He truly is a douchebag in every sense of the word. He’s the type of person it’s just easier to avoid rather than try to deal or work with. Absolutely the type I would not want to share the shooting range with.


RuffRidr July 15, 2010 at 08:47 am

Ya, this is also the same douchebag who supposedly “dotted the i” (ie. he missed the target) when voting for Ian last week. Your award to him is well deserved.


Trent July 15, 2010 at 09:13 am

In whose world is “plotting to backstab teammates” a lesser offense than “telling teammates someone is trying to backstab them?”

Adam’s, that’s who.

As someone posted over at Caleb’s blog, some people will go to amazing lengths to avoid admitting they were wrong. Adam epitomizes that statement, and showed he has no honor and no intestinal fortitude to admit his mistake when caught. Whiny baby.


George February 11, 2015 at 05:49 pm

Perfectly said.


stomp13 July 15, 2010 at 09:36 am

I think the show is gay. I had hopes but as soon as I saw the show is just another lose scripted “reality TV” show, I banned it from my house hold.
Add it to the list of banned TV shows:
Anything “real wives”
Anything with more than 2 children
Anything with “little people” in it
Anything doing with N.J.
Pawn shops
Anything with rappers looking for love.

BUT, I love Tool Academy!


meffjult August 3, 2011 at 06:57 pm

is that because you are a tool


Uncle Sam November 13, 2011 at 08:06 am

I bet you clamor as loudly as the rest of us do for your freedoms from the gov’t, while at the same time running your own house like a dictatorship. I picture you saying things like “my house, my rules”, but when our gov’t says the same thing, you fly off the handle and cry foul. You remind me of someone. Oh yeah, Adam from season 1.


SPC Fish July 15, 2010 at 10:02 am

i love how he said that in the marines you wouldnt rat. and thats not how people work in the marines. but backstabbing your teammates and working to weaken your team for your own good is how they do it in the marine corp?

caleb was way more respectable and followed military values much better, even if he was just a puddle jumper.

and i like how caleb said the show is called Top Shot, and how if you scam everybody else out and win, you still arent the best.

my favorite by far is JJ Racaza. what a cool guy and a hell of a shooter to back it up


Grimm01 July 25, 2010 at 04:09 pm

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As a former Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer and Special Forces Alpha Team Leader I can tell you the only weasel is Adam. He would not last a minute in my platoon or team. Caleb did the right thing. He did not ask to participate in Adam’s scam and I thought he made it clear that he did not agree with it. Adam acted like a child who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar.

Concerning the reference to aggressive competition and athletes and coaches behavior. That is just further proof that we should not look to these people for role models. They are just a bunch of over paid babies.

What is really disappointing is that mister British Army officer and the other conspirator did not shut Adam down from the beginning. Shows a lack of intestinal fortitude on their part.

How anyone on the blue team could have voted for anyone but Adam is beyond me. I do not understand how they could stand there and let the real rat fink call the one person on their team that demonstrated any integrity a rat fink is amazing. ]]

He says it for me


Paul August 15, 2010 at 02:49 pm

Grimm, I agree that Adam was wrong and I believe in my Marine Corps he would have no place. With that said Caleb failed in one regard. He never should have opened his mouth about what Adam was planning until after the competition. It only caused problems. Caleb could have addressed the problem after the competition and in all likely hood put Adam in the hot seat.

No one will ever know but, I am glad Adam is now off the show!


Mad Man July 15, 2010 at 10:54 am

I’m ashamed that this douche was once a Marine. I was sorry to see Caleb get the short end of the stick, especially as he didn’t even try to defend his actions and let them speak for him.

I won’t watch Top Shots again. That episode and this idiot made me sick.


Robert July 15, 2010 at 10:58 am

Notice this is the SECOND intense personal conflict on the show. I’ve forgotten the first guy who got crossways with the young rifle shooter and lost in head to head elimination challenge. The two incidents are parallel. Neither guy could get past their personal anger. Both got extremely personal. Both were against younger, physically smaller contestants. One lost and one won.

I think there is more drama coming.


mike w. July 15, 2010 at 11:06 am

“The last great American Hero”….. Douchebag indeed!


Lee Tauntaun July 15, 2010 at 11:15 am

I’ve worked with a number of backstabbing douchebgs. Adam’s reaction to getting called out on being a backstabbing douche reminded me of them. I think his reaction was fairly typical of lifetime douches. When called on being a lowlife, you start to deflect, long and loud.

I’m sure Marines everywhere who saw him invoke the Marines in his defense were ticked off, not to mention Coasties for his comments bout them.


Admin (Mike) July 20, 2010 at 01:50 am

Adam’s reaction to getting called out on being a backstabbing douche reminded me of them.

Yea, I was thinking the same thing… it was textbook douchebaggery.


Ted N(not the Nuge) July 15, 2010 at 01:02 pm

Haven’t seen the show yet, but just on looks alone, first impression says that guy is a douche.


B Woodman July 15, 2010 at 01:04 pm

I watched two episodes.
“Survivor with weapons”.
And I HATE Survivor.
Never again.


nate July 15, 2010 at 03:52 pm



bryce July 15, 2010 at 05:29 pm

I watched one show thought the whole thing was kind of douche-y lost interest
but this guy Adam sounds like he deserves the award
and he will make toward the end cause networks love douchbags like this guy (good for ratings)


Admin (Mike) July 20, 2010 at 01:55 am

Yea i’m sure the network would love to have him on as possible. I don’t know how much they could do in this type of show though where the competitors vote on who gets eliminated. At least on survivor they can plant immunity idols and other auxiliary items like that.


Dan July 15, 2010 at 05:34 pm

Man, I tried watching this show and had to turn that shit off after the first 5 minutes. It was the douchiest show I’ve ever seen. They couldn’t even make a damn show about marksmanship without turning it into some reality bullshit show. A show about dude’s shooting, shouldn’t have that much drama and that many douchbags in it. Yeah that guy is a douche, last american hero my ass. come on, they potentially had a good show. Basically Jersey Shore with guns. I don’t care about how you guys “feel” or whatever, enough talkin, just shoot the damn things. so annoying


Adam Benson July 15, 2010 at 07:33 pm

C’mon guys!!! Your all being a bunch of rat finks!! Please rat finks…i am going to win Top Shot…I am the last American Hero!!!!


Adam Benson "Last Great American Hero" "Bam-Bam" September 16, 2011 at 03:08 pm

Who’s this Adam Benson guy!? He’s trying to backstab me and take my name! What a rat fink! Doesn’t he know I’m the last great american hero, and that is not plural. There can only be one hero, but there are lots of rat finks.

Maybe I did give myself nick names, but they’re so cool no one else could have come up with them.


Adam Benson "Last Great American Hero" Best and toughest Marine ever" July 2, 2012 at 08:27 pm

What is with these copy cats? I am Adam, and I’d like to thank everybody reading to know that I loved saying Rat Fink twelve times in that one sentence. I AM the Last great american hero. I’m even better than Ashley Spurlin. Bronze star so what, I got 6th place!!!! I’ll be back for all stars!! SUCK IT TREBEK!!!!


Mike July 15, 2010 at 08:18 pm

I am so glad that I’m not the only one who was thinking this!


Raph84 July 15, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I seriously want something very bad to happen to that dude….very very bad.


Grayson July 16, 2010 at 11:59 am

I would not call this being a douchebag.

Genuine douchebags serve a useful purpose. Namely, the facillitation of feminine hygiene.

Elbow sucking bigmouthed rectally crusted fuck slime, however, has a nice ring to it…..

Seriously? If this bloody damned fool ever showed up at my local range, the range safety officer would be kicking him out in minutes.
Enough said.


Borepatch July 17, 2010 at 06:30 am

This is simply outstanding.


Bima July 17, 2010 at 10:28 am

just saw the episode.. what a total douchefag !! hope he gets eliminated pretty soon..


Russell July 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I look forward to passing him up if he has a flat tire in the desert. Jackass!


Yough 61 July 18, 2010 at 08:27 pm

That sad part is that I know Adam in “real” life and that was not an act he conducts himself this way in real life as well. he is a hell of an IPSC shooter, but lets everyone know it


Willy July 19, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Sad that this D-Bag was ever a Marine!


Shadow83 July 25, 2010 at 02:16 pm

Adam is nothing but a politician. He wants to succwde by political maneuvering rather than his skill and merit. He is not good enough to win so he is trying to eliminate the competition using other means than his skill. Adam’s stunt was right up there with Tanya Harding’s. Maybe he should have dug up some dirt on Caleb’s family and aired it?!?! If it were not for his selfishness the blue team would have won the long rifle competition, he did nothing but sew negativity. Caleb has more integrity in his little tow than Adam has in his whole life. Even his side kicks Ian and Chris saw this in the end. He kept going on about Caleb to try to convince himself more than everyone else that he was right, but he knows that he is a loser. I pity anyone who must deal with him in life where there is something to risk.
I don’t think that Adam is a real competitor, he has just enough skill for the show’s producers to put him in to start this Big Brother crap and be the comic relief.


Steve July 27, 2010 at 06:38 pm

Adam is the only thing that keeps the show interesting you bunch of women.
It’s TV, don’t you get it? So go on and continue to occupy your time by writing about female hygiene.
Maybe you women could learn from each other.


Bob July 31, 2010 at 09:10 pm

Hey Adam, is that you writing under a false identity??


Garrett August 1, 2010 at 05:11 pm

Agree with Bob.


Matthew K July 2, 2012 at 08:31 pm

Agree with Garrett.


lezley zen July 29, 2010 at 10:21 pm

i can’t stand this show.


aldent July 31, 2010 at 08:55 pm

Adam is a cockbite, backstabbing asshole. And the only guys worried about being ratted out are the ones doing something they shouldn’t be doing. What a dickhead.


Mary August 1, 2010 at 12:20 am

I have never commented on any website before but just had to vent. I am watching a Top Shot marathon today – the first time I’ve seen the show. Adam is a big baby. I don’t get the whole “Caleb is a rat fink” fit that he’s pitching. How does Adam figure that Caleb had some allegiance to him above what Caleb had to Blake and JJ? Blake made all the right arguments after the fact and most of those involved seemed to understand what they had done wrong and that Caleb’s crime was certainly not any more heinous than what they had done. Adam acts like he’s clueless to anything he might have done wrong – what a manipulator. Or maybe he really doesn’t know – sad.


Garrett August 1, 2010 at 05:10 pm

What an idiot. As people before me said, since when is it bad to warn others of a plan to weaken the team for a select group, so Ad-douche can then turn on the people he tricked. His head should have been under Caleb’s guillotine. I also thought Caleb was far more chivalrous in his actions of apologizing, but not stooping to Adam’s level when he went into his hissy fit of randomly saying things along the line of ” I hate Caleb” and “Rat-Fink in the house”.
Who the heck says rat fink? And who says it that much? He is a complete douche and I hope he reads the stuff on this page. The only thing he did was weaken the blue team. Lastly, that last shootout is a pretty hard thing to do. I know. I tried.


Ed August 5, 2010 at 12:12 am

Adam got caught with his pants down and then acted the fool. Caleb did nothing wrong. Adam has no class and gives Marines a bad name. Since by brother was a Marine, I can’t forgive him for that. :-) He absolutely deserves your Douchebg Award. Adam has also been “carried” in some of the events, like the knife throwing, and does not deserve to be called Top Shot. I hope he loses since there are so many more deserving marksmen.


homegirl21 August 9, 2010 at 09:33 am

I was soooooooooooooooo happy when Adam lost on the next to the last show. He is the worse example of a U.S. Marine with his “Rat” whine song and dance. The more he said rat the more his face looked more and more like a rat. He way over-stayed his welcome on Top Shot!


nunyabiz August 14, 2010 at 06:20 pm

Just was watching (for the third time), the episode where Mr. Douche-bag made his presence known and decided to blog about my perceptions of it. Hope it entertains. Can’t agree with everyone in the U.S. more about this piece of dung … I was considerably aggravated by douche-bag’s outburst and actions as everyone else was before me. One thing I kept noticing was the title that douche-bag, obviously kept making the producers tag to his interviews, as “architectural engineer”. What a crock! I have worked for general contractor corporations and have seen this abuse of title to reflect their own perceptions of their relative skills … such as calling themselves “engineers” when they have neither the education, capacity, or experience to become a LICENSED ENGINEER (i.e. structural, civil, etc.). Just another example of Cpt. Douche-bag’s overinflated ego.

As a former five-year US Army vet, I have to agree with and reiterate those before me that were sickened by his behaviour. My brother is a career Corps officer and he also agrees with all of these sentiments … keep ’em coming people, carry on!! Bravo.


Buzz December 20, 2010 at 09:36 pm

He actually has a five-year professional degree in Architectural Engineering from PSU. His degree is one of the most sought after in the construction industry since PSU was one of the first schools to bridge the gap between architects and engineers and is noted for having the strongest program AND grads.

Two things about Adam will never be in dispute. The guy can shoot exceptionally well. Secondly, he has both a hot degree and builds buildings better than he shoots.

Your conjecture about the rest is your opinion, but I state these as facts as I have known him for 20 years.


topshotfoos March 8, 2011 at 10:06 am

i like your attitude – adams a great shot. Maybe he overreacted a tiny little bit – but i think hes a great guy. People common – the last american hero was obviously a joke


meffjult August 3, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Great degree or not he is still a douchebag, could you imagine this guy as your boss? Actually, maybe it would be alright, all the workers could conspire against him because he is better at his trade and he would appreciate the backstabbing!!!


Rydog August 15, 2010 at 02:25 am

Adams always running his claptrap. His obsession with size seems to be a cover up for a milimeter Peter. He’s a bully on tv and a slave bitch at work and at home. The only thing he’s shooting now are loads of man pudding solo style in the mens locker room.


NijimaSan August 15, 2010 at 01:35 pm

I watched a Top Shot marathon yesterday and I was appalled by the behavior of Adam Benson.

So many things bothered me about his actions/behavior:

1) The near pathological way he wouldn’t just admit he was making a strategy that got revealed by someone with a deeper moral skill set.
2) His slamming of the Coast Guard, a fellow military branch, when compared to his beloved Marines.
3) The way he defended his behavior as part of an overall Marine Code, thereby involving the Marines in his sociopathy.
4) His constant use of the phrase of the “rat-fink” (especially when he literally spelled it out of te pool table with cards) made him look like a spoiled, petulant child that got his hand slapped when he got caught in the cookie jar, then whining about the fact that he is being made to look like the “bad guy”.

I’m honored to see that many people saw the same Adam Benson I did. This man makes me ashamed that he is representative of the Marines and the Armed Forces.

Caleb, you are a class act. Although you lost the battle at the end of the episode, you surely win the war against this poor excuse of a man.


WTF August 18, 2010 at 01:24 pm

I agree, tricorder readings indicate “Douchebag.” And his use of the term rat fink, fink, etc. is very revealing. This is not the language of a Marine, this is the language of an inmate. Makes me wonder where this prison bitch has been.

Good riddance, asshole.


boyd olsen November 7, 2010 at 08:51 pm

Douch Bag? If this is summing up a *%#@ coward and wining bitch, then yes. Why isn’t he man enough to admit the reason for his animosity toward Caleb. Caleb wasn’t wiling to go along with his cospiracy to oust the competors who he knew were supperior. He felt betrayed when Caleb gave these better men a heads up. I wish Caleb would have kicked his sissy ass and teach this bullly a lesson. Adam kept making reference to Calebs size, interseting. too big a coward to engage someone his own size. Yep, TOP DOUCH BAG sums it nicely


meffjult August 3, 2011 at 06:54 pm

What a cunt adam is, he tried to be a rat fink himself when he tried to make a plan to get teammates out of the game that threaten him. Hooray for Caleb for showing integrity, I actually punched my screen when that cunt faced bitch adam was on it.


meffjult August 4, 2011 at 01:00 am

Watching this on netflix so I know I am behind the times, but so glad this taint licker got booted off


Abner Solano August 17, 2011 at 12:28 am

Agree guys, Adam is a moron. I was amazing seeing him get mad after his plan came to the light. That’s what happens when snakes get made..they freak out. Wait …I think rats freak out when you turn the lights right?


Truthdog August 28, 2011 at 05:01 am

Adam is such a unrelenting piece of poser trash. Making fun of someone’s height repeatedly and plotting against his own teammates makes him the top douchebag.

This guy is a waste and an insult to all Marines.


Truthdog August 28, 2011 at 05:13 am

Adam Benson makes me embarrassed to be an American. This guy is a weasel of the lowest order. Marines need to code red his saggy ass.


Al_Bestose September 14, 2011 at 10:18 pm

“Retired SEAL’s Lt. Jake Zweig, recently spoke about his short, tumultuous stay in the SEALs. “It was like being the only Black in a Harley-Davidson gang, as out of place as you can be. It was horrendous.””


Adam February 3, 2012 at 11:20 am

you Adams are all impostors! I am the real ADAM! that RAT FINK!


JM February 4, 2012 at 09:51 am

I just caught the “rat fink” episode on Netflix. It’s interesting that Mr Benson knows he’s often regarded as a bad guy. Why doesn’t he realize it’s his unscrupulous behavior that makes him the bad guy?

As I watch the rest of the season I am hopeful the remainder of his team can as Ian put it “cull the weak” and remove this fellow from what otherwise seems to be an excellent group.


C Schalk February 21, 2012 at 04:09 am

I was hoping to find something like this. This dude drives me nuts, I would have loved to been in that house with him.


Brendan September 16, 2012 at 02:27 pm

No just no he is not a bad person or a douchebag stop hatin b*tches


Doug Faulty November 29, 2012 at 10:55 pm

One of the many indicators someone may be a douchebag is the use of terms such as “stop hatin b*tches”, or even just use of the word “b*tches” in almost any context.

Adam was a huge douchebag.


Adam Benson??? February 1, 2015 at 12:43 am

Adam Benson is a total douchebag… he tries to backstab others then when he gets called out he tries to flip it.. what a douchebag… ACT YOUR AGE ADAM


Maeve Silva September 8, 2015 at 05:06 am

AB (can’t waste typing its name out). I hope I run into him run day, to tell him to his face, that he has given the MARINES a tarnished rep. The Marines have produced many great men and women but AB isn’t in that illustrious group. This guy is a rectal instrument, a douchebag is too good for it.


Nate June 15, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Just watching series. What a piece of shit Adam is. Coward. Selfish. Weak. Rat he says? Trying to ignore his own cowardly selfish plan to blame someone for being honest and team based. What a piece of shit.


NavyRetired September 18, 2021 at 05:30 am

How did this “Marine” ever avoid a dishonorable discharge? Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice prohibits military personnel from uttering statements or taking other actions with the intent to promote disloyalty or disaffection among their unit. His actions in Series One were a mini-series for Benedict Arnold. He was willing to sacrifice others in his unit to benefit himself financially. This was not less than an attempted “fragging” and a terrible flashback to the worst form of any “soldier’s” televised behavior since Vietnam. No honor here! And, he does this while labelling Gabriel without acknowledging his own label . . . “TRAITOR” to the Blue Team.


Johnny P May 20, 2022 at 01:07 pm

I can’t believe this message board is still out there. Reruns of Top Shot showed up on my streaming service. Now that this show is 10 years old, I’m reminded of how much I hated Adam the first time around. He was self-righteous and hypocritical all throughout his entire narrative. I wish he would have lost that elimination challenge



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