Name: Tyler Merren
Sport: Goalball
Classification: B2
Height: 6-0
DOB: 5/29/1984
Birthplace: Allegan, Mich.
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Ind.
High School: Wayland High School (Wayland, Mich.) ‘03
College: Western Michigan University ‘11, Exercise Science
Paralympic Experience
  • Four-time Paralympian (2004, 2008, 2016, 2020); Two-time Paralympic medalist (1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 4th
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, silver
  • Paralympic Games Beijing 2008, 4th
  • Paralympic Games Athens 2004, bronze
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – bronze
  • Years of Participation: 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
  • Medals: 2 ( 2 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2014; 2006
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…Hobbies include spending time with his family, reading, playing guitar, rollerblading and playing sports…Lives by the motto "There's no such thing as limits, just challenges.”