Tristan Rogers is an American Soap legend. With stints on The Bay, The Bold and the Beautiful, and a current gig on The Young and the Restless, he’s best known for his role as Robert Scorpio on General Hospital. One might imagine that building such a resume leaves little time for much else, but that’s not the case. In addition to being the voice behind the commercials of Outback Steakhouse, Foster's Lager and Reebok, the Melbourne native is also pretty good with a shotgun.
“First firearms was Dad's .22 single shot rifle,” said Rogers at the 2011 Hollywood Sporting Clays Invitational. “Had a broken arm when I started so I shot off handed. Quite the challenge.”
Walking back to the Oak Tree Gun Club parking lot, Rogers continued to recount his youth in Australia and his background in the shooting sports.
“Australia wasn’t as developed as the US when it came to competitive shooting back then,” said Rogers. “Not as organized. But that has changed.”
Evidence of that change can be found in success of the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia and athletes like Will Godward, Clive Barton, and Lalita Yauhleuskaya. As for Rogers, his success can be found in improving his trap and skeet skills.
“Have a Browning over/under, like the Benelli too,” said Rogers. “I do alright. But it’s about getting better, improving your skills ... (and) getting comfortable with the action of the gun. That’s what matters when you're on the range.”
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