Greg Tyler

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A good final event

Another competition in the books! This time in Warsaw, Poland. This was the last event before Paris and the last event of the season. Things were off to a good but frustrating start with epee on day 1. I have improved tremendously and it was my best performance so far, but I fell just short of making it to the next level where I would consider myself to be part of the middle of the pack. For a first season...

Zonal Championship and World Cup wrap up

The last event to qualify for Paris was the zonal championship in Brazil. Unfortunately I got eliminated. I caught covid on the way there and was performing pretty well under the circumstances with 4 wins in saber and 1 loss, but I gassed out and got eliminated in my first DE. Then had to do a double event and do saber team later in the same day haha. Teams went really well and I beat everyone I went up against...

Nationals and Zonals, the final countdown

Hello everyone! It's been another whirlwind of training and competing!The training camp in Spain lasted about 3 weeks. It was very fun and I would like to thank Carlos Freitas from Argentina for inviting me. I got to train with some of the best people in the world from several countries, eat Paella, and see Barcelona and Valencia. It was a very cool trip and I will definitely be going back. We did a lot of epee and made a...

Camps, Commercials, and Camps :)

Hi everyone! The season is in full swing now and life on the road for the next few months has begun!After coming back from the competition in North Carolina I did a few weeks of training at home, fencing lessons, strength and conditioning, and ballroom. Then it was time to head up to Orion Fencing in Washington for a training camp with some of the other members of the US National Team as well as the local able bodied athletes...

Training and first competition of 2024

Hey everyone! The off season is finished and we're back up to full speed on training and competing. Training started with 3 days a week of fencing lessons, 3 days a week of strength and conditioning, and 2 days a week of ballroom dance! A pretty unconventional training schedule for a fencer but an important system for an athlete's overall health and long term improvement. The fencing lessons primarily focus on getting good at the bread and butter moves done...

Fencing, what it is and why I love it.

Hi everyone! Today will be an intro lesson to the rules of fencing and why it's so much fun :).So the sport of fencing was originally created to practice sword fighting in a safe way to allow you to get good for when you had to duel for real :). Because of this it has things in common with old fashioned dueling, traditional sports rules, and some uniquely fencing things. There are 3 weapons, each with slightly different rules and...

Greg Tyler Introduction

Hello everyone! I am Greg Tyler and I am new to the PossAbilities Paralympic Training Program. I started my career in Triathlon in 2010 after a motorcycle wreck crushed my left side, causing me to lose my left arm at the shoulder and paralyzing my left leg. I broke 15 bones, punctured and collapsed both lungs, severed 2 arteries, and died twice. Initially I started just doing whatever I could for rehab, the only thing that wasn't damaged was my...