Like any Canadian child, Tyler grew up playing hockey. He discovered triathlon after following a suggestion from a family friend to use it as a form of cross-training for hockey. Quickly, Tyler was discovered by Manitoba provincial coach, Dave Lipchen, who encouraged him to train full time.
Enticed to compete at the Manitoba Summer Games, Tyler followed the offer to train with the Manitoba Youth Team over the summer, and he was hooked ever since – replacing his skates for a bike. He joined the Manitoba National Triathlon Centre with coach Gary Pallett in the fall of 2009.
Having relocated to Triathlon Canada’s National Performance Centre in 2018, Tyler enjoyed a bounce back season, regularly finding his way into the top-10 on the elite triathlon series – a place he occupied three years ago. His 2018 campaign will be remembered for a career-best fourth-place finish at the Yokohama stop of the World Triathlon Series, his first World Cup podium where he won the silver in Antwerp, Belgium, and a career best finish 10th at the Grand Final.
After representing Canada at the 2015 Pan American Games, he accomplished his dream of representing Canada at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio. He is now focused on continuing his push towards the international podium.
Tyler’s Dad has attended several multi-sport Games including the Olympics, as a member of the broadcast team. When not swimming, biking or running, Tyler is half way through his degree at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business. He also enjoys: hockey, soccer, football, lacrosse, cross country and track.
Written by Triathlon Canada - https://www.triathloncanada.com/canadas-national-team/