Victor ("Vic") S. Wunderle (born March 4, 1976 in Lincoln, Illinois) is an archer from the United States.
Wunderle was raised in Mason City, Illinois
. His passion for archery started at the age five. He competed in many competitions and received many honors throughout his childhood. After graduating from Illini Central High School
, he attended Texas A&M University
, where he graduated in 2002 with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.
2000 Summer Olympics
Wunderle won the silver medal
in archery at the 2000 Summer Olympics
. In the semifinals, he barely defeated Magnus Petersson
, scoring 108-107 in the 12-arrow match to advance to the gold medal final. There, he faced Simon Fairweather
, a favorite son of the host country of Australia
. Wunderle was defeated 113-106, taking 2nd place and the silver medal in the competition.
He also was a member of the American team that defeated Russia in a tie-breaker to win the bronze medal in the team competition.
2004 Summer Olympics
Wunderle competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics
in men's individual archery
. He won his first three elimination matches, advancing to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals, Wunderle faced Marco Galiazzo
, losing to the eventual gold medalist
109-108 in the 12-arrow match. Wunderle placed 8th overall.
Wunderle was also a member of the 4th-place American men's archery team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
2006 Gold Cup
He defeated a promising young French archer, Pierre Georgeault, in the 16th of finals of the competition. He won third place in his match against Duenas Crispin.
2008 Summer Olympics
At the 2008 Summer Olympics
Wunderle finished his ranking round with a total of 652 points. This gave him the 41st seed for the final competition bracket in which he faced Eduardo Velez
in the first round, beating him 106-102. In the second round Wunderle and his opponent Ilario Di Buò
both scored 108 points in the regular match and had to go to an extra round. In this extra round Di Buò scored 17 points, while Wunderle advanced to the third round with 19 points. Wunderle reached the quarter final by beating Im Dong-Hyun with 113-111, but was eliminated by Juan René Serrano
, who was the first seed after scoring 679 in the ranking round.
Together with Brady Ellison and Butch Johnson he also took part in the team event. With his 652 score from the ranking round combined with the 664 of Ellison and the 653 of Johnson the Americans were in 10th position after the ranking round. In the first round they were not able to win against Chinese Taipei that won the confrontation by 222-218.