My name is Tyler Cade Berry. I was born in Eureka, Ks. on October 24th 1983. My family and I moved between Kansas, Arizona, and Texas several times for my father’s job. From 1st grade on we resided in Augusta, Ks. I was always known as the most muscular kid growing up all through school, and played a variety of sports, but really enjoyed golf and had a lot of talent for the game. I became known as one of the best players in the state for my age by the time I graduated high school in 2002. I attended Newman University in Wichita Ks. on a golf scholarship, and graduated with an associate’s degree.
I had been lifting weights since high school, and really enjoyed the way it made me feel, and also the results that I was beginning to achieve. While I was attending college, I wanted to stay in good shape and keep the gains I had made in high school. I began going to the campus gym on a daily basis and that’s when I started to make some really great gains. Well, along with size comes a lack of flexibility, and my golf game began to deteriorate. It was then that I realized my true passion was BODYBUILDING!
After graduation, I was working at the General Nutrition Center (GNC) in Wichita, Ks. In early 2006 I met my future wife, whom has a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and I began working at Eldorado State Prison as a correctional officer. I eventually changed jobs and for 3 years have been working as a security/dispatch officer at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Ks. I was married in April 2007. My father Steve and wife Mandy were beginning to question when I was going to compete in my first show. I wasn’t sure if I was ready yet and didn’t want to do it until I felt like I could win. My lifting buddy at the time, Paul Hansen, had informed me of a show coming up in December 2007 in Denver, Co. called the Carol Semple Rocky Mountain Fitness and Bodybuilding competition. It was a national qualifier and I decided now was as good of time as any and I went for it. I began dieting 14 weeks out. I had no trainer, no dietician, and basically no one to guide me. I had no expectations and only the knowledge I had gained from reading bodybuilding magazines. I entered novice superheavyweight and open superheavyweight. I placed first in both of those along with winning the overall show. I was in shock and excited to know I was qualified for nationals. Of course the excitement didn’t last long because I was already thinking about what improvements needed to be made to compete at the national level.
I worked extremely hard during my off season and made a lot of gains. I finally decided to compete in the NPC Jr. Nationals in Chicago in June 2009. This gave me a year and a half between shows and I felt this was appropriate for me to build mass. I competed again as a superheavyweight and placed 4th out of 18 in my class which re-qualified me for 2 more years at the national level.
Currently I’m training for improvements so I will have an even better showing the next time I compete. I’m contemplating between the USA’s in July 2010 or the North Americans in August 2010. As I compete I will continue to update this site. Thank you for your interest and support.
- 2007 Rocky Mountain Open Super Heavy 1st
- 2007 Rocky Mountain Open Overall 1st
- 2007 Rocky Mountain Novice Super Heavy 1st
- 2009 Jr. Nationals Super Heavy 4th
Carol Semple Rocky Mountain Fitness and Bodybuilding Competition-Denver, Co.-December 2007: Novice Superheavyweight-1st place, Open Superheavyweight-1st place, Overall-1st place.
2) NPC Jr.Nationals-Chicago-June 2009: Superheavyweight-4th place out of 18.
Family and Friends
Words of Thanks
Training to become a successful bodybuilder has many ups and downs. It can become extremely stressful and put strain on relationships. I can never express my gratitude enough to all of my family and friends for being there for me and putting up with all of the sacrifices that comes with this career.
· My wife Mandy has been a tremendous help in my pursuit to climbing the ladder of bodybuilding. Although I have only competed twice, it is the day in and day out support she gives that allows me to pursue this selfish sport. She understands that bodybuilding is not only a sport, but a lifestyle, and for this I really appreciate all that she does for me. She has been 100% behind me from day 1 and I am very confident she will continue to be in my pursuit to the top. Thanks honey, I love you very much!!!
· I would like to also thank my father, Steve Berry. Since I was young he has supported me no matter what path I chose. He has always taken an interest and an active role in my training, dieting, competing, and all of the ups and downs along the way. His love and support has helped me become the man I am today. I love you dad.
· I would like to thank my mom, Kerri Newlon, for her constant love and support along with great genetics!
· I would like to thank my mother-in-law, Cheryl Peters. Since she came into my life, she has always supported me and helped me any possible way she could to pursue my dream. She has become a very special part of my life.
· I have many people who are not only my lifting buddies, but also my friends. Special thanks to Rich Oakman, for the many hard workouts and supporting me at every competition. Rick Crump, for the intensity put forth in our workouts along with putting in the crazy late night hours at the gym. Paul Hansen, for influencing me to enter my 1st competition and the many workouts prepping each other for Denver. Jamie Mongeau, a former national competitor, for training me on posing and sharing knowledge of the sport. Greg, for countless workouts and support through the years. Ryan Ghaffari, for numerous workouts, support, and sharing his knowledge on dieting. Brandon Huntsaker, for the workouts and drive in helping me achieve my goals.
· Hard work, training, and dieting will get you a long way, but as we all know, the financial portion of bodybuilding can be overwhelming. Special thanks to Paul Doyon and Judd Webb, both of Wichita, Ks, for the generous financial contributions that helped me get where I am today. I also want to thank my father and mother-in-law for providing financial support through this amazing journey.
· Last but not least, I’d like to thank the person responsible for you reading this page and making it possible for me to pursue my passion-Michael Alexander. I met Michael at my first show in Denver in 2007. The 1st time I saw him was weigh-ins the night before and I will never forget what I thought. Of course at weigh-ins you attempt to “size-up” the other competitors as best as possible. When my wife and I saw Michael we turned to each other and at the exact same time said “I hope he’s not in the show”. Shortly after that my wife, Mandy, had to ask him if he was and thank goodness he was not because he has a very admirable physique. Michael had won the show in 2006 and was there to present the award to the overall winner-which ironically ended up being me. Although it wasn’t until weigh-ins at the 2009 NPC Jr. Nationals that we all became friends. Mandy recognized Michael in the lobby and we all became better acquainted. Michael and his significant other, fitness legend Carol Semple, were extremely kind, helpful, and knowledgeable on how to self-promote and get my name known in the bodybuilding world. They informed us of Infinite Sports USA and its mission. Thank you for allowing me to become part of such a wonderful team.