Current Residence: Livermore, CA
Club: West Coast Training Center
Head Coach: Marie Annonson
Tyler Spray is a three-time U.S. men's pair champion. Tyler exhibited a spectacular performance and won a gold medal at the 2006 Flanders International Acro Cup in Puurs, Belgium. He claimed another gold medal at the 2005 Freedom Cup in Landover, Md. Tyler's athletic honors include 2004 and 2005 Athlete of the Year at his club. He was also honored at the 2005 and 2006 National Championships as the Most Flexible Top. Tyler has a great deal of talent and is a hard worker who quickly excelled in the sport of acrobatic gymnastics. He has career ambitions to become a veterinarian. He views his coaches, Carly Patterson and Paul Hamm as role models. Tyler is outgoing, friendly and funny. He lives with his parents, Dawn and Matthew Spray and his sister, Mariah, who also competes in acrobatic gymnastics.
Year in School: Freshman
Name of High School: Granda High School
Year you began gymnastics: 2001
Favorite Event: Tempo
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My friend's parents owned N.C.S.A. when I started.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: I like all the traveling to different states and countries.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: to represent the USA at the 2008 World Championships and win a medal
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Matt and Dawn Spray - Parents
Names of sibling(s): Kyle is my older brother who is a strong jock. Mariah is my younger sister, who also does acro, and she is artistic and fun.
Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite school subject: Lunch
Hobbies or favorite activities: Making up acro routines
National Competition Results
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-AA, DY, BL
2006 National Team Trials, St. Paul, Minn. - 1st-AA
2006 National Championships, Kansas City, Mo. - 1st-AA, DY, BL
2005 National Championships, Louisville, Ky. - 1st-AA, DY, BL
International Competition Results
2006 Flanders International Acro Cup, Puurs, Belgium - 1st-AA
2005 Freedom Cup, Landover, Md. - 1st-AA