Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
Category: Sports Hall of Fame
Sport: Pistol Shooter
The sport of pistol shooting in the Shepparton area takes place at a shooting range at the Pine Lodge Recreation Reserve.
A new shooter arrived at that range to join the Shepparton club in 1994. His name was Bruce Quick who had moved to Shepparton from Wagga to set up a Nuclear medicine facility.
The pistol Club was delighted to welcome Bruce as a new member, as he had won a Gold and Bronze medal in pistol shooting at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland New Zealand.
As Bruce settled into his new business he continued to participate in pistol shooting with spectacular results. He competed in Rapid Fire, Centre Fire and Standard Fire pistol events. His Commonwealth Games success continued and he is one of only six athletes to have competed in six Commonwealth Games. Adding to his New Zealand success he competed in Kuala Lumpur in 1998, Manchester in 2002, Melbourne in 2006, New Delhi in 2010 and Glasgow in 2014. His medal tally from the six Commonwealth Games totals 14. (1 Gold, 9 silver and 4 Bronze).
Bruce went on to gain Olympic selection, competing in the rapid fire event in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.
Outside of Olympic and Commonwealth Games he won 6 Gold, 2 Silver and 9 Bronze medals at the Oceanic Shooting Championships. He is Australia’s number 1 shooter across all disciplines at the Oceanic games.
Bruce Quick is an amazing sportsman whose dedication to his sport, his thousands of hours of training and his absolute brilliance has cemented his place of one of the great pistol shooters in this country.
Bruce Quick has brought honour to Shepparton as a first class shooter who took great pride in representing his country.