PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIPACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE
Tyler Olson
Tyler Olson
Year: Senior
Hometown: Victoria, B.C.
High School: St. Michael's University School
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Dunster

2014-15 (Senior):
Voted team co-captain … Finished the season with a 13-1 record ... Opened the season with an 11-8, 3-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-9 win over Dartmouth’s James Fisch at the No. 6 position Dec. 2 … Defeated St. Lawrence’s Sebastian Reidelsheimer 11-4, 11-6, 11-8 at the No. 7 position Dec. 6 … Took down Rochester’s Aria Fazelimanesh 11-7, 5-11, 11-9, 11-9 at the No. 7 position Dec. 7 … Defeated Princeton’s Abhimanyu Shah 11-2, 11-4, 11-6 at the No. 8 position Jan. 10 … Scored a 11-6, 11-4, 11-1 victory over Penn’s Tyler Odell at the No. 8 position Jan. 11 … Bested Franklin & Marshall’s Gavan Hitchenor 11-3, 11-5, 11-2 at the No. 8 position Jan. 12 … Scored a comeback win over Cornell’s Jordan Brail 13-15, 11-7, 11-6, 11-4 at the No. 7 position Jan. 31 … Took down Columbia’s Arhum Saleem 11-9, 6-11, 12-10, 11-3 at the No. 8 position Feb. 1 … Fought hard for an 11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 9-11, 11-6 victory over Yale’s Pierson Broadwater at the No. 8 position Feb. 6 … Swept Brown’s Alex Demeulenaere 11-8,11-7, 11-5 at the No. 7 position Feb. 8 … Defeated Rochester’s Fazelimanesh 8-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-8, 12-10 Feb. 20, in a 2015 CSA Team National Championship first round matchup … Grinded out an 8-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-4 victory over St. Lawrence’s Duncan Maxwell Feb. 21, in a 2015 CSA Team National Championship semifinal matchup … Took down Columbia’s Alex Nalle 11-7, 12-14, 11-4, 11-7 Feb. 22, helping the Crimson take third place at the 2015 CSA Team National Championships.

2013-14 (Junior):
Compiled a 15-0 season record ... Kicked off the season with a win over Bayard Kuensell of Dartmouth, 8-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-2 in the eighth position on Dec. 3 … Defeated Drexel’s Ben Bevan, 11-7, 11-2, 11-9 on Dec. 6 … Earned a win in the seventh position over Nick Guest of Western Ontario, 11-3, 15-13, 11-7 Dec. 7 … Downed Williams’ Tyler Conroy, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8 on Jan. 7 … Handled Ash Egan of Princeton, 11-6, 11-5, 11-4, on Jan. 11 …Topped Penn’s John Dudzik, 11-8, 11-8, 11-3, in the ninth position on Jan. 12 … Earned a win over Duncan Maxwell of St. Lawrence, 13-11, 11-8, 11-9 on Jan. 25 … Defeated Rochester’s Christian Riedeishemer, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 on Jan. 26 … Blanked Abhijit Malik of Cornell, 11-9, 11-8, 11-4, on Feb. 1 … Shutout Columbia’s Alec Goldberg in the seventh position, 12-10, 14-12, 11-1, on Feb. 2 … Best Matt Mackin of Trinity, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6, on Feb. 4 to help snap Trinity’s 18-year long streak of 162 consecutive games won at their home facility … Outlast Yale’s Joseph Roberts, 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 13-11 on Feb. 7 … Helped Harvard clinch its 31st national title with wins over Penn’s Benton Turner, 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 in the quarterfinals, Franklin & Marshall’s B. Henry, 11-1, 11-8, 12-10 in the semifinals, and Trinity’s Matt Mackin, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5 in the finals of the Potter Cup.

2012-13 (Sophomore):
Finished the year 6-7 ... Knocked off Robert Bohn, 11-8, 11-4, 11-5, at the No. 6 position in the season-opening win over Boston College Nov. 16 ... Swept Jae Lee of Tufts, 11-3, 11-8, 11-2, in the No. 9 spot Dec. 1 ... Returned to the No. 6 position and beat Sameer Abraham of Cal, 11-4, 11-2, 11-1, Dec. 1 ... Held off Rochester's Oscar Lopez, 11-9, 9-11, 11-4, 11-4, in the quarterfinals of the Potter Cup Feb. 22 ... Slipped past Stephen Harrington of Princeton, 12-10, 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, in the Potter Cup semifinals Feb. 23.

2011-12 (Freshman):
Finished the season 11-4 overall, including 6-4 in the No. 5 position ... Went 5-1 in Ivy League contests ... Opened his career with victories over Robert Maycock (Dartmouth), 3-0, and Cooper Redpath (Middlebury), 3-1, in the No. 5 spot Nov. 30 ... Trumped Matt Domenick of No. 5 Rochester, 3-1 (11-6,11-7,9-11,11-8), at the CSA team quarterfinals in the No. 5 position.

Before Harvard:
Member of squash, cricket and track & field squads at St. Michael’s University School … Two-time squash captain … Earned Athletic Director’s Trophy for Athlete of the Year in 2011 … Ranked No. 4 in Canada under-19 … Won British Columbia Junior Closed Squash Championships at U-19 level in 2010 and 2011 … Finished second at Canadian Junior Nationals in 2008 and 2010 … Finished second with Team BC at 2011 Canada Winter Games … Other interests include sports, movies and traveling. 

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