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Victor Wunderle


Vic Wunderle

The Short List

  • Three-time Olympian in archery; silver medal winner in 2000, eighth place in 2004, sixth place in 2008 
  • Helped lead U.S. Men's Team to first ever World Field Team Championship in 2006
  • Won Shenk Award for second straight year in 2006 - presented to best all-around U.S. archer
  • Named to 2006-'07 U.S. Archery Team, which is the 16th U.S. or Junior U.S. team he's been on in his career

Did You Know?

  • Two-time Junior World Champion - Individual.
  • Tried out for U.S. Olympic Archery team three times before he made it.
  • Father Terry and sisters Sally and Dawn are all national champion archers.
  • Grandfather and father were hunters and started Vic in archery.
  • Shot first arrow at age five with a bow made out of a willow tree branch.
  • Coached by Larry Skinner since he was 13.
  • Would like to eventually work for the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources.
  • Graduated from Texas A&M in 2002 with degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.
  • Competed on the archery, rifle, pistol and fishing teams at Texas A&M.
  • Three-time U.S. Intercollegiate Champion and four-time All-American at Texas A&M.
  • Four-time Junior Nationals Outdoor Champion and three-time Junior Nationals Indoor Champion.
  • Won first competition at age six in an under-12 age division.

It's Every Day
Understanding what it takes to compete at the international level and to also be successful in life, Wunderle spends countless hours on the practice range.

Related Links

Official Website: Vic Wunderle

"Currently I am training full time towards the 2008 Olympics in China and I am shooting as well as ever...I have the Olympic Bronze.  I have the Olympic Silver.  Nothing would please me more than to bring the Olympic Gold back to the United States." - from 

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