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Tyler Carron

Sled Hockey

  • 2014
Name: Tyler Carron
2014
Paralympic Event: Sled hockey
Position
: Defenseman
Height
: 6-0
Weight: 165
DOB
: May 11, 1989
Birthplace
: Thornton, Colo.
Hometown
: Severance, Colo.
Current
Residence: Severance, Colo.
High
School: Berthoud High School (Berthoud, Colo.) ‘07
Club
Team: Colorado Avalanche


Performance Highlights


  • Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, gold
  • Two-time International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship medalist, gold (2012), silver (2013)
  • Four-time IPC World Sledge Hockey Challenge medalist, gold (2012), silver (Nov. 2011, 2013), bronze (April 2011); named Most Valuable Player of tournament in 2007
  • 2011 Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championship, 3rd
  • 2013 USA Hockey Sled Cup, 1st
  • Four-time U.S. National Sled Hockey Team member (2010-14)
  • Member of U.S. National Junior Sled Hockey Team, 2009-10

Personal

Tyler Carron and U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey teammate Nikko Landeros began their careers in Paralympic sport together after being injured in the same accident. The two were close friends and teammates on the Berthoud High School wrestling team. As high school juniors on the way home from a school dance, Carron and Landeros were changing a tire when they were struck by a vehicle and pinned between two SUVs. As a result of the accident, both Carron and Landeros became bilateral amputees. Landeros, who had played hockey for much of his life, encouraged Carron to try sled hockey, and the two were soon teammates once again. With Landeros, Carron played on the Colorado Avalanche sled team from 2008-13, helping the Avalanche capture both the inaugural 2010 USA Hockey Sled Classic presented by the NHL and the 2011 USA Hockey Tier II National Championship. He made his first U.S. National Junior Sled Hockey Team in 2009 and his first U.S. National Sled Hockey Team in 2010. Carron doesn’t limit his athletic endeavors to hockey, either; in August 2010, he participated in the Warrior Classic bodybuilding competition.

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