Armless archer aiming to be the best in the world

KIRKSVILLE, MO (WCMH) — In 2012, he rose to fame at the 2012 London Paralympics and quickly became known as the “Armless Archer.”

Matt Stutzman’s new sight is the 2020 Tokyo games.

“Until I can hit the middle of the target every single shot I’m gonna keep pushing and learning,” Stutzman tells KTVO.

Originally, Stutzman took up archery as a way to provide, but it soon turned into a goal to reach greatness.  “I want to be the best archer in the world. I can take a bow that’s not modified for me and I can compete against people who have no physical disabilities and beat them, I mean that’s pretty awesome right?” say Stutzman.

After a few upcoming competitions, Stutzman says he’s going to focus on the 2020 games in Tokyo, but he knows nothing is guaranteed. “I’ll keep my toes crossed; maybe I’ll win my chance to go represent the USA again,” Stutzman tells KTVO. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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