Meet Our Top Guns

Go Shooting was formed in 1999 by two of the most well-known clay target shooters in the world: Russell Mark, Olympic Gold Medallist and ‘Best in History in Olympic Double Trap’, and Lauryn Mark, triple-Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and dual Olympian. Together, the couple have created Australia’s best clay shooting company, offering not only an understanding of the sport but a memorable experience that everyone can participate in. Russell and Lauryn also offer Coaching sessions for all levels of shooters in a variety of disciplines. Russell rounds off the services provided with his renowned “After Dinner Speaking”.


Russell Mark

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Quick Stats:

Olympian: 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2012

Major Sponsors: Beretta, RC Ammunition (Italy)

Minor Sponsor: Bolle` Safety

Email: russell@goshooting.com.au

Major International Results

  • 1991 World Cup Champion Los Angeles, USA
  • 1992 World Cup Champion Lonato Italy
  • 1994 World Cup Final Champion Munich Germany
  • 1994 World Champion Milan Italy
  • 1996 Olympic Champion Atlanta USA
  • 1997 World Champion Lima Peru
  • 1998 World Team Champion Barcelona Spain
  • 1999 World Cup Champion Lima Peru
  • 1999 World Team Champion Tampere Finland
  • 2000 World Cup Champion Sydney Australia
  • 2000 Olympic Silver Sydney
  • 2003 World Cup Champion Perth Australia
  • 2006 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, Melbourne Australia
  • 2008 Olympic 5th Place Beijing China

Russell Mark was one of Australia’s four Individual Gold Medallists at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, putting him in the company of Kieran Perkins, Susie O’Neill, and fellow Clay Target Shooter, Michael Diamond. Competing in his third Olympic Games, Russell won the Gold Medal in the Double Trap Competition. The Double Trap Competitor has less than a second to hit two clay targets, 10 centimetres in diameter, flying away from the shooter at 100 kilometres per hour. Russell won his Gold Medal by an incredible six targets from his nearest rival.

Russell’s career has included thirty-nine open Australian Championships, his first as a 16-year-old Junior. With his win in Atlanta, he became the first Shotgun Shooter in the history of the sport to win all four of the World’s Major Individual Titles: The World Cup, The World Cup Final, The World Championship, and The Olympic Games. In October 1992, in Tamworth (NSW), Russell set an all-time Australian Record for the most Clay Targets hit in succession without missing. Over the two-day Trap Shooting Competition, he hit an incredible 1,177 targets in a row.

In 1996, the Sportsmen’s Association of Australia voted Russell Mark their Sportsperson of the Year. In 1997, he was honoured with the Order of Australia Medal for Services to Sport going on to win the World Championship in Peru as well as the World Record that same year. Russell is now one of the world’s leading shotgun coaches and has coached Clay Target Shooting across the globe and even to a fellow competitor, The Prince of Brunei.

In 2009, Russell Mark was named by the International Shooting Sports Federation as the greatest ever Double Trap competitor and was named as one of the top 10 greatest marksmen of all time.
Russell competed in 6 Olympic Games (only equestrian competitor Andrew Hoy went to 7) and retired from competitive shooting in 2014.

In 2016, Russell worked as a commentator for Channel 7 at the Rio Olympic Games. In 2019, Russell was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame becoming the only the second shotgun shooter in its history to do so. The other was Donald Mackintosh.

Today, he is married to fellow Olympian and triple Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, Lauryn Mark and owns and operates two hotels in his native Hoppers Crossing, in Victoria.


Lauryn Mark

Quick Stats:

Olympian: 2004, 2012

Sponsor: Beretta

Minor Sponsor: Bolle` Safety

Email: lauryn@goshooting.com.au

Major International Results:

  • 1998 World Cup Grand Prix Women’s Bronze Medal – USA
  • 1999 Australian Grand Prix Women’s Champion – Brisbane
  • 1999 United States National Open Women’s Champion
  • 1999 Australian National Open Women’s Champion
  • 2000 Australian Grand Prix Women’s Champion – Brisbane
  • 2000 World Cup Finalist – Sydney
  • 2000 World Cup Finalist – Italy
  • 2000 World Cup Finalist – Cyprus
  • 2001 Australian Grand Prix Open Champion – Brisbane
  • 2001 World Cup Finalist – Seoul
  • 2001 World Cup Finalist – Qatar
  • 2001 Australian National Open Women’s Champion
  • 2002 Australian National Open Women’s Champion
  • 2002 World Cup Grand Prix Champion – Sydney
  • 2002 Commonwealth Games Pairs Champion – Manchester
  • 2002 Commonwealth Games Champion – Manchester
  • 2003 Australian National Women’s Champion
  • 2003 World Cup Finalist – Perth
  • 2003 World Cup Finalist – Granada
  • 2003 World Cup Final Silver Medal – Rome
  • 2004 Australian National Women’s Champion
  • 2005 Commonwealth Shooting Federation Champion – Melbourne
  • 2006 Australian National Women’s Champion
  • 2006 Commonwealth Games Pairs Champion – Melbourne
  • 2006 Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist – Melbourne
  • 2008 Australian National Women’s Champion
  • 2009 Australian National Women’s Champion
  • 2010 Australian National Women’s Champion
  • 2011 Australian National Women’s Champion
  • 2012 Australian National Women’s Champion
  • 2013 Australian National Women’s Champion
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In 1999, Lauryn Mark made history by becoming the youngest competitor ever to win the United States Open Women’s Skeet Championship. This win underlined the enormous potential she had shown since first competing as an eleven-year-old in her native California in the United States. Her National Championship also caught the attention of the world’s largest firearm manufacturer, Italian Company Beretta, signing this modern-day “Annie Oakley” to a long-term contract.

Lauryn’s first international competition for the United States was in 1997 at the World Championships in Peru. She went on to compete with distinction, around the world.

Lauryn completed her shooting career for the USA in 2002 and went on to pursue her goals on the Australian team. The 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester was Lauryn’s first real test competing for her newly adopted country. She came through with flying colours winning both the Team and Individual Gold Medals. In the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, she neared duplicating her performance four years earlier but after a sudden-death shoot-off for four positions she managed to secure an Individual Silver Medal and a Gold Medal in the Teams event. Her return from the Athens Olympics with a respectable fourth-place finish was only one target short of what was needed to shoot-off for the Olympic Silver and Bronze Medal, which only spurred her on to the London 2012 Olympics, after the birth of her two children in 2005 and 2007.

Business and family have taken precedence since the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She now enjoys coaching other athletes in the pursuit of their shooting goals.


Our Staff

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Cameron Kivinen
  • Won the Junior Oceania Championships as a 15-year-old
  • 1st at the 2019 National Championships Open, category Sporting
  • 1st at the 2019 National Championships Open, category Compak
  • Currently ranked 8th in Fitasc World Rankings
  • Represented Australia numerous times making the last three Open Teams as a 21-year-old
charlie hudson
Charlie Hudson
  • Set a new Junior Women’s record at the 2019 Oceania Games
  • Junior Mixed Team Finalist at World Championships, South Korea 2018
  • Women’s Bronze Medal, 2019 National Championships Open
  • Represented Australia at the Sydney JWC, Germany JWC, and Korea WC in 2018
Daniel Hicks

Daniel started shooting as a sporting clays shooter in the junior ranks in the UK. After a break and resettling in Australia, you will often find Daniel shooting on the Skeet layout at our Werribee venue. Since joining the Go Shooting team in 2019, he is one of our most enthusiastic instructors with a huge and engaging personality.

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Debbie Young
  • Accredited Competition Coach (Level 2)
  • Commonwealth Night Skeet Champion 2009
  • Queensland State Skeet Doubles Champion 2010
  • Qualified for Queensland State Ladies teams in all 4 disciplines: DTL, Skeet (10), Olympic Trap, & Sporting
  • Multiple Queensland State Ladies titles in 3 disciplines.
Laetisha Scanlan
Laetisha Scanlan
  • Triple Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist
  • Dual World Cup Gold Medallist
  • Dual Olympian
  • World ranking of number 2 in 2019
Michelle Boase
Michelle Boase

Started shooting in 2008 in Kalgoorlie, WA. Western Australia Representative in the State Ladies Team from 2010 to 2014. In 2015 moved from WA to Victoria to follow her dream of shooting. Since being in Victoria Michelle has been in the South East Zone Ladies Team in 2015 and in 2016 she placed 4th in the Australian Ladies Mackintosh Team. She is still in training for the next chapter in her shooting career.

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Adam Scott

Returning to shooting in 2015 Adam within a few months went straight to AA Grade Shooting. Taking out many titles along the way. You can find Adam shooting at Clubs all over the country. When asked what some of his shooting highlights are he said:

  • Taking out the Go Shooting X-Mas shoot the first year as a Go Shooting Instructor against some of the best shooters in the country.
  • Having the opportunity to introduce new people to the sport and coach alongside some amazing people at Go Shooting,
  • Meeting and competing in general against high level shooters always makes him smile and enjoy the sport.

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