Tyler Miller

Tyler Miller

 

Tyler Miller was introduced to wheelchair basketball by a friend who brought him to a practice because he felt Miller needed sport in his life once again. Miller took a liking to the sport immediately and seized every opportunity to participate in wheelchair basketball. He has always been an athletic individual and was focused to excel in this new-found, challenging sport. 

Miller soon found a place on a junior club team in his hometown of Kitchener, Ont. He later earned a roster spot on the Ontario provincial team and won a bronze and two silver medals at the Canadian national championships. In 2011, he won a national title with Variety Village at the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League finals.

Miller enjoys wheelchair basketball because of the exhilaration of competition and the opportunity that on any given day any team has a chance at success. The rough contact and physicality of the game is not something that he shies away from.

Miller is a hardworking, dedicated athlete. Both of those qualities were on full display when he made his debut with the Canadian Men’s National Team at the World Championships in 2010. He also won a bronze medal with Canada at the 2011 Parapan American Games. He earned a full-time roster spot on the national squad in 2012.

In 2012, Miller competed in his first Paralympic Games in London, England, where Team Canada captured the gold medal.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 – 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 2012 - 1st place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)... 2011- 3rd place at Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Team Canada)…

2010 - 7th place at World Championships in Birmingham, UK (Team Canada)…

PERSONAL

Off the basketball court, Miller has completed a 7,280-hour apprenticeship program and is now a licensed tool and die maker. In his spare time and if the weather is right, Miller enjoys relaxing at his family cottage, boating and spending time on the beach

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Toronto Parapan American Games – Silver

2012 London Paralympic Games – Gold

2011 Guadalajara Parapan American Games - Bronze

2010 World Championships – 7th

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2012 London ParalympicsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mensilver
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 2
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 3
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 1