Matt Stutzman

By
Photography Sebastian Kim

Published July 4, 2016

top: LOUIS VUITTON. SHORTS: NIKE. STYLING: MIGUEL ENAMORADO. COSMETICS: ARMANI, INCLUDING MAESTRO GLOW NOURISHING FUSION MAKEUP. HAIR PRODUCTS: BUMBLE AND BUMBLE, INCLUDING SPRAY DE MODE. HAIR: LAURENT PHILIPPON FOR BUMBLE AND BUMBLE. MAKEUP: KRISTI MATAMOROS FOR ARMANI BEAUTY/FRANK REPS. SET DESIGN: JULIET JERNIGAN/CLM. PRODUCTION: BO ZHANG/MANAGEMENT ARTISTS. DIGITAL TECHNICIAN: NATALIA READ-HARBER. SPECIAL THANKS: STUDIO 250.

World-record holder for farthest accurate shot in archery; silver medalist at the 2012 Paralympic Games.

EVENT: Individual compound.

AGE: 33.

HOMETOWN: Kalona, IA.

DO YOU HAVE ANY RITUALS OR ? It’s really silly, but at the beginning of each year, I buy a bag of Skittles and put it in my backpack, and I never open them. In 2012 or 2013, I went to a tournament, and I got Skittles and put them in my bag, and I forgot all about it. And then I won. So I thought, “Oh, there might be something to this.”

DEATH ROW MEAL: Homemade macaroni and cheese. But it has to be with Velveeta, and you have to put hamburger or sausage in it.

DO YOU HAVE ANY HOBBIES? I like adrenaline, so I have cars that go fast. I like jumping out of airplanes. Anything that pumps my heart up.

DO YOU HAVE A RECURRING DREAM? At least four times I’ve had a dream that I have a hand and I am punching a wall. I could stick my fist through the whole wall. And in my dream I could feel it hurt, but it didn’t hurt that bad. It was so weird that I could dream of having a part of my body that I don’t have.

CHOSEN SUPERPOWER: I’d want to be able to fly. Superman.

DREAM DINNER-PARTY GUEST: Mark Wahlberg. And Scarlett Johansson. 

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