The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000
Decathlon: 6,274 | Heptathlon: 4,754 | Pole Vault: 14'5¼"
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 Flight NCO...hobbies include playing video games, sleeping and quoting movies...completed Operation Air Force at Scott AFB, Ill., over the summer...also worked the second session of Basic Cadet Training...member of Cadet Squadron 19.