Thank you Coach Tyler!
After six years of amazing coaching, Tyler has resigned from his position at the MSSA. Join us in remembering his contributions!
Tyler became our provincial coach in 2015, not only managing and coaching the Provincial Team but expanding the programming to include a Development Team, designed to help accelerate skaters to Provincial Team standards.
Early in 2019, our top Junior Skater, Alexa Scott, qualified for Junior Worlds in first position and finished overall at the Canadian Junior Championships, winning all distances and achieving 5th overall. In late 2019, under Tyler's guidance in the Manitoba Provincial Team, Alexa qualified for the Neo Senior World Cup team and achieved a Gold and Silver medal at the Neo Senior World Cup. In 2020, Alexa again won the Canadian Junior Championships and went on to achieve 3rd overall at the Junior Worlds!
Nationally, our Provincial Team and Provincial Development Team have done incredibly well under Tyler's tutelage and due to his relentless efforts to perfect and optimize the annual training programs. Our combined teams improved Manitoba's medal total at the Long Track Canadian Age Class Championships from 5 total medals in 2018, 11 medals in 2019, to 13 medals in 2020! At the Short Track CanWest Championships, we improved our medal total from zero in 2018 to 18 medals in 2019.
Tyler was also the coach behind the stars of the 2019 Canada Winter Games, Tyson Langelaar and Alexa Scott. Tyson won 4 gold medals and a silver, and Alexa won 3 gold medals. In this very competitive field of athletes, Manitoba Speed Skating was successful, thanks to the knowledge, training and dedication of Coach Tyler.
His attentive personality, knowledge and ability to be a good communicator and role model has been very much appreciated, shares the Ellis/Iversen family.
Thank you Tyler for all you have done for the MSSA! Your coaching skills have helped MSSA athletes be the best they can be.