'Inspirational Archer' Aims for Hearts, Record Books

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A Nebraska man is using his disability to inspire others and at the same time, attempting to put himself into the record books.

Matt Stutzman loves the sport of archery. The only thing standing in his way was that he was born without arms.

"I was born this way. So when I was little and I needed something done, my parents would say, 'Hey, figure it out yourself.' Because they did that when I got older, I didn't have to rely on anybody. I could just figure things out on my own," he explained.

So Stutzman decided to figure out how to use a bow and arrow. As it turned out, he became pretty good at it, even getting the moniker "The Armless Archer."

Stutzman also recently accomplished another goal. He set a new able-bodied record of hitting a target placed at 230 yards -- more than the length of two football fields.

But Stutzman wants to do more than break records. He wants to change lives. It's a sentiment that earned him another nickname -- "The Inspirational Archer.

"I just try to live my life where if someone was watching me. I'm not saying I want to be a role model, but if they can see that I'm living my life in a positive way, maybe that will inspire them," he said.

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