Lauryn Mark

Beretta Skeet Shooter



Hello everybody! My name is Lauryn Mark and I’m a skeet shooter. I was born on 15th April 1980 in Los Gatos, California, and I started shooting in 1991. I train at the Werribee Victorian Clay Target Club with two guns, the DT11 and the ASE Gold, both Beretta’s. I’m Director at Corporate Shooting Stars Pty Ltd and my way of life is to strive for life balance between family, business and sport.




Lauryn started shooting in 1991 in the USA. In 1997, she attended her first World Championship in Peru.
In 1999 she became the youngest competitor ever to win the United States Open Women’s Skeet Championship. The same year she won the Australian Grand Prix Women’s Championship. She also attended the World Cup in Lonato (where she met her future husband Russell Mark for the first time).
In 2000 she was a finalist at 2 World Cups, in Lonato in Sydney. In this year she also took part at the World Cup Final in Nicosia.  In 2001 she was a finalist in Seoul and again qaulified for the World Cup final in Qatar.
After changing allegances from the USA to Australia in 2002, she won three gold medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. In 2003 she won the silver medal at the World Cup Final that took place in Rome.
On the 17th March 2004 she married Russell Mark.  She attended the 2004 Olympics in Athens where she finished 4th.
On 23th June 2005 she gave birth to her first daughter, Sierra and her son, Indy was born on 29th January 2007.
She took 3 gold (2005, 2007 and 2011), 1 silver (2003) and 1 bronze (2013) medals in the Oceanic Championships.
Gold Silver Bronze Final Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze
      4° Athens 2004                              

What Does she bring on shooting Range?

The Shotgun


The DT11 is Beretta’s top-of-the-line competition shotgun, used by the world’s absolute best clay shooters. It is built around a vault-tough cross-bolt action, a whole 3mm wider than its predecessor’s (the DT10) and therefore stronger and even more durable. DT11 Trident Beretta. Lauryn Mark shots with Dt11 Beretta.

Gilet da tiro,

Tuta Uniform Pro,



Maglietta tecnica Beretta,





Which is your favorite gun?  
My favorite gun is the Beretta ASE Gold.

Why do you prefer to use this gun in particular?
It was my first Beretta and I think that there is something about it that feels like it is part of me.

Which is your favorite shooter?
My favorite male shooter is, of course, my husband, Russell Mark, and my favorite female shooter is Kimberly Rhode. Her achievements are exceptional.
Who inspires you to practice shooting?
My personal inspiration is myself with the help and encouragement of my father and coach Jon Ogilvie and my husband and coach Russell Mark.

Which is your favorite shooting range?
Lonato.  It is beautiful and whenever I am there I feel the passion for the shooting sports.  It is also where I met my husband and the next stage of my life began.

How many years do you have when you first took up a gun?
I was 11 when I first started shooting a shotgun in 1991.  I attended my local cub where they were shooting the US National Championships, an Olympic qualifying event.  Not long after that I watched the Olympics on TV and was inspired to Win Gold.  It has been my mission ever since.

Which are your plans and goals for the future?
To try and achieve to the highest of my ability. Something I don’t feel I have managed to achieve yet.

Which is your advice for someone who use you as an inspiration?  
My advice is to set goals and always strive to do their best.


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