Tyler Berson

Tyler  Berson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Ironwood Ridge

Height:
6-2

Event:
Decathlon | Pole Vault | High Jump

07/17/2017

75 cadet-athletes earn Mountain West all-academic honors

The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000


Personal-Best Marks – Decathlon: 6535 | Heptathlon: 5017 | Pole Vault: 15’1¾”

JUNIOR YEAR | 2016-17: Debuted on the program’s all-time standings in the heptathlon...registered the ninth-highest total in Academy history (5017) to finish fifth at the Mountain West Indoor Championships...became the ninth Air Force athlete to break the 5000-point mark in that event...registered career-best marks in the 60-meter dash (7.22), 60-meter hurdles (8.77) and high jump (5’11½”) at that meet, as well as a season-best time of 2:46.22 in the 1000-meter dash...finished fifth at the heptathlon at the Air Force Invitational (4749)...posted a personal-best distance of 36’2¼” in the shot put at that meet...cleared a career-best 15’1” in the pole vault at the Air Force Team Challenge...tallied a personal-best long jump mark of 21’5½” at the Air Force Collegiate Open...scored for the Falcons in the decathlon at the MW Outdoor Championships (fifth, career-best 6535)...won the 400-meter dash (season-best 49.93) and 1500-meter run (career-best 4:39.15a) events at that meet...also earned career-best marks in the high jump (5’10½”) and javelin (149’10”) at the conference meet...recorded a (then) personal-best score of 6456 to finish seventh in the decathlon at the California Invitational...notched a career-best distance in the shot put (36’4”) and season-best times in the 100-meter dash (11.38) and 110-meter hurdles (16.40) at that meet...recorded a career-best clearance of 15’1¾” in the pole vault at the Air Force Twilight Open...recorded personal-best marks in the long jump (20’9¾”) and discus throw (113’3”) during two meets at Colorado...academic all-conference selection.

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015-16: Scored for Air Force at the Mountain West Championships in the heptathlon and decathlon...tallied a career-best heptathlon total of 4,754 points to finish eighth at the MW Indoor Championships...recorded an indoor-best clearance of 14’3¼” to finish second in the heptathlon’s pole vault...added personal-best marks in the 60-meter dash (7.33), 1000-meter run (2:44.17) and 60-meter hurdles (8.87)...also tallied season-best measurements in the high jump (5’7¾”) and long jump (19’9¾”) at the conference meet...finished sixth in the heptathlon at the Air Force Invitational with a (then) personal-best total of 4,340 points...notched a career-best distance of 35’4” in the shot put at that meet...registered a season-best 400-meter time of 52.02 at the New Mexico Team Invitational...placed eighth in the decathlon at the MW Outdoor Championships after accumulating a career-high 6,274 points...took second in the decathlon’s pole vault with a career-best clearance of 14’5¼”...added top-four finishes in the 100-meter dash (fourth, career-best 11.26) and 400-meter dash (fourth, season-best 50.33)...also posted a season-best distance in the shot put (34’6¼”) and a career-best mark in the javelin (128’10”) at that meet...placed 10th in the decathlon at the California Invitational (6,006 points)...registered a career-best high jump clearance of 5’9¾” and a season-best time of 4:42.19 in the 1500-meter run at that meet...posted personal-best marks in the 110-meter hurdles (15.98) and long jump (20’6¼”) during fifth-place finishes at the Air Force Twilight Open...improved career distance in the javelin (114’5”) at the Colorado Invitational...led off the 4x400-meter relay that finished fifth at the MW Championships (3:17.67)...academic all-conference selection.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014-15: Competed in the decathlon and heptathlon...scored for Air Force at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships...registered a career-best decathlon total of 6,118 points to finish seventh at the conference meet...recorded career-best marks in the 100-meter dash (11.34), shot put (34’6¾”), pole vault (13’3½”), javelin throw (126’11”) and 1500-meter run (4:40.31) during that meet...finished first in the decathlon’s 400-meter dash with a time of 49.93...also competed in the decathlon at the California Invitational, placing 13th with 5,750 points...added personal-best marks in the long jump (19’4¼”), high jump (5’8¾”) and discus throw (95’10”) at that meet...recorded career-best times in the 400-meter dash (49.86) and 110-meter hurdles (16.26) at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...that 400-meter time was ranked third on the team in 2015...earned all-conference honors at the MW Outdoor Championships after running the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished third...posted a career-best heptathlon total of 4,302 points at the MW Indoor Championships...recorded a personal-best shot put distance of 33’4½” at that meet...finished 10th in the heptathlon at the Air Force Invitational (4,216 points)...recorded career-best marks in the 60-meter dash (7.38), long jump (20’6¼”), 60-meter hurdles (9.00) and 1000-meter run (2:52.18) at that meet...cleared a personal-best 5’9¼” to finish third in the high jump at the Adams State Qualifier...placed fourth in the pole vault (career-best 13’3½”) at the Rocky Mountain Classic...registered a personal-best 200-meter time of 23.19 at the Holiday Inn Invitational...added a career-best time of 51.46 in the 400-meter dash at the Air Force Team Challenge...competed in the 500-meter dash at the Air Force Holiday Open (1:09.44)...academic all-conference selection.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ironwood Ridge High School...finished third in the 400-meter dash (48.94) at the 2013 Arizona High School Division II State Championships as a junior...also placed sixth at the Arizona High School Decathlon with 5,379 points...served as team captain...member of the football team that won a state championship in 2012...named National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete...member of the National Honor Society...received a Rotary Scholarship...graduated with honors.

PERSONAL: Full name is Tyler Martin Berson...nickname is "Sunshine"...son of Todd and Kirstin Berson...majoring in aeronautical engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as BCT Flight Commander...hobbies include playing video games, sleeping and quoting movies...completed the Powered Flight program and worked Basic Cadet Training over the summer...member of Cadet Squadron 19.

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