Inexplicably born without arms in December of 1982, Matt Stutzman’s birth parents were soon overwhelmed with the obvious challenges that lay ahead. He was put up for adoption, and in January of 1983, Stutzman was welcomed into the home of Leon and Jean Stutzman.
A remarkably patient, compassionate and strong willed couple, the Stutzman’s guided Stutzman through a youth of seemingly insurmountable obstacles of everyday living largely taken for granted in an able-bodied world. Their philosophy was simple; Stutzman was permitted to try almost anything…if he could do it on his own. Years later, the result is an extraordinary young man, a family man, who can do virtually anything with his feet.
Though originally fitted for prosthetic arms as a child, Stutzman found them cumbersome and unnatural. Today, perhaps the most remarkable thing about Stutzman is that he lives without prosthetics, in a completely unmodified world. His home, car and life are void of modifications of any sort. He lives in the same world you do and has found a way to do virtually everything with his feet. This includes eating, grooming and writing, as well as playing the guitar, car maintenance and of course, extraordinary abilities with a bow and arrow.
Stutzman’s original interest in marksmanship began when he learned to shoot a gun, and then taught himself to shoot a penny at 50 yards away. He took to a bow and arrow so as to join his father while hunting. Eventually it became his passion and evolved into his dream to become the world’s best archer.
Though many may argue otherwise, Stutzman considers his physical challenges to be advantageous to archery. His necessary style of shooting with his leg provides great stability with the bow, and a lifetime of indescribable patience and tenacity are deeply ingrained characteristics that would serve any athlete, in any sport, well.
As a member of the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Archery Team, Stutzman competed at the 2012 London Games where he dazzled the field and won a Silver Medal.
Dubbed The Armless Archer, Stutzman’s remarkable story has captured the attention of the media around the world. A natural public speaker, he regularly uses humor (at his own expense) and remarkable demonstrations of his foot skills, to engage audiences of all kinds who are left entertained, inspired and believing anything is possible.
Stutzman is married and has three sons Carter, Cameron and Alex. He appears in the 2013 documentary film, My Way to Olympia.
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Matt Stutzman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Overcoming Adversity, Disability and Diversity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Matt Stutzman for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Matt Stutzman generally travels from Des Moines, IA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vince Papale, Jim Morris and Dave Dravecky. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Matt Stutzman for an upcoming event.
Matt Stutzman holds the world record for accurate distance shot in archery, which includes able-bodied archers.
Matt Stutzman got into archery so he could hunt to help feed his family.
FAIRFIELD, Iowa - Seven years ago, Matt Stutzman was unemployed, and looking for a way to feed his family. He bought a bow and arrow and told his wife he ...
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