Viewed as a dream athlete, Tyler Stewart’s life has been in and around sports from the time she was a young girl. Mom has been her major sport supporter throughout her life. She works hard at her endeavors. Her fear of failure drives her to work hard and succeed. Several years ago, Scott Thompson of BMC North America declared: “Tyler is one of those athletes you dream about working with…She’s unswervingly enthusiastic, super appreciative, and incredibley talented.” She’s a transplant from Connecticut to the Bay Area with a love of people and dogs. Little did she know that teaching spin classes at Endurance in Mill Valley would lead her to be the world class athlete she is today. She’s now part of the all women’s LUNA Chix Pro Team as both a triathlete and cyclist.
Tyler has used her good fortune to help others. During Ironman Hawaii in 2008, she raised 64K for the Northern California Cancer, especially motivated her stepdad’s lung cancer. Tyler as a pro burst into winning her first major Ironman event in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho in 2009. Tyler is a pro athlete and business woman. She and her husband, Johnny, run a dog grooming, walking and boarding business in San Francisco called Wags.
So what does the future have in store for Tyler in 2010? Since she’s already qualified for the 2010 Ironman Hawaii, Tyler is turning her attention to cycling. She will be competing in the Sea Otter road races in Monterrey in April 2010. Her new adventure will find her racing in the circuit, criterium and road races with a new cycling coach, Craig Upton. Craig previously coached Kristen Armstrong to her Gold medal in the 2008 Olympics. He’s local as is the LUNA Chix Pro Team, a factor that has some real meaning for Tyler. With determination, strength, a bit of fun, and a heart of gold, Tyler will continue to have great happenings in the future.