WEST FARGO, N.D. - Hundreds picked up a bow and arrow to compete in the North Dakota state archery championship this weekend, but all eyes seemed to be aimed at one competitor from Iowa: Matt Stutzman.
He was born without arms, and picked up a bow in 2009. Since then his coach says he has the drive to be the best, reports CBS affiliate KXJB in Grand Forks.
"I don't want to be known as the guy without arms that people come watch," Stutzman said. "I want to be the best in the world."
According to his website, Stutzman won a silver medal at the 2012 Paralympics in London.
Back in the states, he competes against able bodies. Now he's hoping to inspire others to be the best they can be.
Matt's story has inspired others to overcome their difficulties. He said that in addition to being the best, he wants to "change people's lives in a good way."
According to his website, Stutzman is married married and has three sons
"He's a dad, who fixes bottles changes diapers, cooks, fixes cars, and does yard work," the website states. "He likes hunting, fishing, and camping, boating and spending time with his family."