Name: Tyler Merren
Sport: Goalball
Classification: B2
Height: 6-0
Weight: 193
DOB: 5/29/1984
Birthplace: Allegan, Mich.
Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla.
High School: Wayland High School (Wayland, Mich.) ‘03
College: Western Michigan University ‘11, Exercise Science
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2004, 2008, 2016); Two-time medalist (1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, 4th
  • Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, bronze
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – bronze
  • Years of Participation: 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
  • Medals: 2 ( 2 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2006; 2014
Personal: Son of Robert and Susan …Married to Leanne…Has four children…Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, a degenerative eye disease which causes gradual deterioration in sight…Introduced to goalball in 1999 at a sports education camp hosted by U.S. Association of Blind Athletes at Western Michigan University…His wife plays goalball with him on a recreational team in Florida…His son, Mason, who is sighted, coaches his parents, who are both legally blind…Works as a personal trainer, motivational speaker and founder of ReVision Training LLC ….Lives by the motto " There's no such thing as limits, just challenges”.