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BRYDON Scottie
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age36
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting competitively in 2015. "I had just started shooting shotgun and it was the only discipline that had the potential of being in the Paralympics. There's rifle and pistol in it but I'd like to represent Australia in shotgun if I can."
Why this sport?
He used to practise clay shooting as a hobby prior to his accident. "It was something I always wanted to do. I had been a bit of a fan at the farm, shooting clays with my friends and family. It was something I never took on because of racing and other sports that I was doing. And then after my accident I thought, 'Why don't I give it a go'. I tried wheelchair basketball but, living in Cobar at the time, it wasn't easy finding enough teammates. I knew from cricket that my hand-eye coordination was pretty good, and I'd always liked the idea of shooting."
Club / Team
Majura Park Gun Club: Canberra, ACT, AUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Riding dirt bikes, fishing, playing sports. (Facebook profile, 17 Jun 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coach Greg Harris. (Shooting Australia Facebook page, 20 Oct 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If I put my mind to anything then nothing will stop me." (Facebook profile, 27 Oct 2017)
Awards and honours
He was Australia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2019 World Championships in Sydney, NSW, Australia. (paralympic.org, 19 Feb 2021; Mark Farrow Facebook profile, 11 Oct 2019)

He was named 2018 High Performance Para Shooter of the Year by Shooting Australia. (shootingaustralia.org, 01 Jan 2019)
Other sports
He has played lawn bowls at junior international level. (cobarweekly.com.au, 28 Jun 2016)
Milestones
In October 2018 he became the first world champion in the PT1 - mixed trap SG-S event after claiming gold at the inaugural World Shooting Para Sport Trap Championships in Lonato, Italy. (paralympic.org, 08 Oct 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 27 Jun 2022)
Impairment
In 2011 while riding a motorcycle he collided with a railway frame footing. He was thrown over the handlebars and landed head-first on the ground, resulting in quadriplegia. (dailyliberal.com.au, 20 Jul 2016; cobarweekly.com.au, 28 Jun 2016)
Other information
AMBASSADOR
In 2020 he was appointed an ambassador of the Sporting Shooters' Association of Australia [SSAA]. (Sporting Shooters' Association of Australia Facebook page, 01 Jun 2021, 23 Aug 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 PT1 - Trap SG-S 36
6 2019 PT1 - Trap SG-S 11
World Cup (Lonato)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2017 PT1 - Trap SG-S 95
2 2018 PT1 - Trap SG-S 32
1 2018 PT1 - Trap SG-S 37
3 2019 PT1 - Trap SG-S 26
32 2022 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 626.2
38 2022 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 596.3
13 2022 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 622.7
16 2022 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 594.9