"Words can’t really express how honored and excited I am for the opportunity to join such a great team. Becoming a Shot! Ambassador is truly a dream come true. Having a quality affordable dart was very important to me. Shot! did not disappoint and they were able manufactured my dart to the exact specifications of my design. This quality affordable dart is the perfect dart for me. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!......Rick Espinoza


How Long playing darts:

My first experience with darts came back in the early 90’s when my brother Donnie took me down to the local lounge. I became addicted after my first game of 301 and truly fascinated by the game of cricket. A couple friends and I formed our first team just a couple years later and I’ve now been playing leagues and tournaments for over 18 years. I would like to give a special thanks to my brother Donnie for introducing me to such an awesome game and changing my life in such a great way.


Career Highlights:  

  • 2015 NDA Master's B 501 2nd
  • 2015 NDA Master's B Cricket 3rd
  • 2015 Minnesota State Steel 501 3rd
  • 2014 IDF World Cup (Shanghai) Team USA
  • 2013 IDF World Cup (Shanghai) Team USA
  • 2011 IDF World Cup (Shanghai) Team USA Champion
  • 2011 NDA Team Dart - Team USA Champions
  • 2011 Dartmania - Doubles Cricket Champion (Jeff Paulsen)
  • 2011 Dartmania - 501 Singles Champion
  • 2011 Asia Dart Association (Taiwan) Team USA Member
  • 2010 NDA Team Dart - Master's Triples Champion

(Wendy Espinoza & Chuck Shaner)

  • 2010 Bullshooter Asia (Japan) - Team USA Member
  • 2009 Bullshooter Europe (Holland) - Triples Champion

(Wendy Espinoza & Ray Carver)

  • 2009 Bullshooter Europe (Holland) - Team USA Member
  • 2009 NDA Team Dart - Master's Team Cricket 3rd

(Chuck Shaner, Scott Ferrian & Charlie Hillukka)

  • 2009 NDA Team Dart - Master's Doubles 501 DIDO 3rd (Chuck Shaner)
  • 2009 Bullshooter Asia (Hong Kong) - Team USA Member
  • 2008 NDA Team Dart - Master's Doubles Cricket 4th (Chuck Shaner)
  • 2008 NDA Team Dart - Master's Doubles 501 DIDO Champions (Chuck Shaner)
  • 2008 NDA Team Dart - Master's Triples 4th
  • (Wendy Espinoza & Chuck Shaner)
  • 2007 NDA Team Dart - Master's B Singles 501 DIDO Champion
  • 2007 NDA Team Dart - Master's Team 501 DIDO 2nd
  • (Randy Van Deursen, Glen Gage & Manny Jiminez)
  • 2007 NDA Team Dart - Master's Triples Champion

(Wendy Wermerskirchen & Manny Jimenez)


Other points of interest:

In my “spare” time I enjoy working in my shop where I have two metal lathes and I machine custom darts. I love to cook, especially steaks and Mexican food. I’ve recently even started brewing my own beer at home. Every great steak deserves a good beer along side it! Last year I finally purchased my dream truck, a 1971 Chevrolet Cheyenne C10 which I love to cruise around in during the summer.

I have a beautiful wife Wendy who is a very accomplished dart player and  I have two children, a son Casey and Kaiya.