by Matt Findlay
SHOOTING STARS: Dean and Pete Brus show off their haul from the national championships earlier this month. Photo: MATT FINDLAY
Dean and Pete Brus are no strangers to making pistol shooting history, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise the father-son duo etched their names into the record books again at the 2017 International Shooting Sport Federation/Pistol Australia (ISSF/PA) National Championships at Cessnock.
The pair became the first father-son duo to feature on all five of NSW’s PA teams at the national titles earlier this month, where they dominated, winning three gold medals and two silvers.
Pete, 20, also became the youngest shooter to win an individual PA crown. He claimed the WA1500 Revolver gong, his first national title.
Those achievements come after the duo became the first father-son team to shoot at, and win, a world championship in 2015.
They shot a new world record in Sweden that year too.