American archer Matt Stutzman is perhaps best-known or setting the world record for the longest accurate shot in archery. He had a rare condition that caused him to be born without arms but he learned to do almost everything with his feet and became a world-renowned archer.
Famous as the armless archer, he is an icon in the para-athletics. He was also featured in the campaign for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He is also one of the ambassadors of the Paralympics.
The archer grew up in a family of hunters and always wanted to be like his father and brothers.
|Birthday||10 December 1982|
|Height||5 Feet 6 Inches|
|Net Worth||$0.2 million|
|Children||Alex Stutzman, Carter Stutzman, Cameron Stutzman|
Matt Stutzman’s Wife & Children
Stutzman is married to Amber Schaller as of August 2020. His wife is really supportive of him. As a matter of fact, she used to work two jobs at a time to support her husband. The pair has 3 kids together Alex Stutzman, Carter Stutzman, and Cameron Stutzman.
Matt Stutzman’s Age
Matt Stutzman was born on December 10, 1982, in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S. without arms he is 37 years old in 2020. His birth parents put him up for adoption when he was 4 months old.
He was adopted when he was 13 months old by the Leon Stutzman family of Kalona, Iowa. Raised by Leon and Jean Stutzman, they provided him with all the care he needed so that he could pursue what he wanted. He had 7 siblings.
The Archer’s Net Worth In 2020
Matt Stutzman’s net worth as of August 2020 is $0.2 million as per various online sources. The bulk of his wealth comes from his time as a para-athlete.
Matt Stutzman Height
The amazing athlete has a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 cm). He has not revealed his exact weight to the public.
He Is Starring In A Netflix Documentary
The star has amazed people all over the world by doing tasks that we would think impossible with feet. He finds it no different driving a car or shooting a bow and arrow with his feet.
Due to his incredible legacy, Netflix released a documentary focusing on his achievements titled ‘Rising Phoenix’ in August 2020.
Matt Has Won 3 Silver Medals
While he has competed in various local level tournaments, he has taken home the silver medal in 3 top tier tournaments including the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
He was also ranked the world number one on 30 October 2013.
He Holds The Record For The World’s Longest Shot
matt attempted to break the world record for the longest accurate shot in archery in 2011. He proceeded to break it and later broke it again in 2015 when he had a distance of 283.47 m.
He still holds the record, set at the TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas, USA on 9 December 2015, to this day.
Matt Was Interested In Sports As A Child
After getting adopted by the Stutzman family, he was provided with prosthetic arms. His new parents made sure he could do everything he wanted to and helped him play sports like soccer, basketball, football, and volleyball.
He Learned To Ride A Bicycle And Play Guitar With His Legs
As a child, Stutzman quickly picked up skills that would take people with hands a lot of time. he learned how to ride a bike in a lumber yard and picked up how to play the guitar when his father took him to Tony Melendez, another man born with the same condition as Matt.
Matt Fought The System for 2 Years To Get A Driver’s Licence
No one co-operated with Matt except his family when he wanted to get a driving license but he fought against the system for 2 years until they granted him a test and he passed.