Challenge: Below Knee Amputee
Sports: Track and Field, Wrestling, Wheelchair Basketball
Bio: Tyler has a competitive spirit and compassionate heart. After a battle with cancer at age 2 left him with his amputation, he has not let that stop him from trying nearly every athletic endeavor. His bright smile can be seen on the track or while throwing shot put or discus, playing wheelchair basketball, or just wrestling on his high school team. In his downtime, he enjoys shooting, riding four wheelers with his brothers and having bonfires with friends.
His latest accomplishments include being chosen for the IWAS USA Team to compete in Ireland in July 2018. Last year he placed second in state for his weight class in junior varsity high school wrestling for TN and placed first in a variety of events at the Endeavor Games and NJDC as a member of the North Jersey Navigators.
He has dreams of competing on Paralympic Team USA and becoming an orthopedic oncologist, so that he can help other kids like him. One of his most unique qualities is helping others feel better in their own skin and encouraging hope. He is a mentor and inspiration to everyone who meet him.