Mixing gymnastics with study at the University of Illinois, Tyson Bull made a return to Australia for the 2015 Australian Gymnastics Championships and the return could not have been any better.
Prior to leaving for Illinois, however, Bull showed his vast potential in different classes – winning four High Bar titles consecutively from 2008-12, as well as taking a hat-trick of All-Around titles from 2009 to 2012.
His exploits allowed him to be selected for numerous international events, including the 2011 Youth Commonwealth Games, where he recorded an impressive second on the Rings, and fifth on the High Bar.
Before moving across the Pacific, Bull’s last Championships were in 2012, and his first senior competition saw him take a fifth place on Rings, and equal fourth on the Parallel Bars.
On his return in 2015, Bull took two gold medals on the High Bar and Pommel Horse, marking a fairytale return to Australian competition.
Bull competed for Australia at the 2015 World University Games where his best result came on his pet event, High Bar scoring a 14.050, and finishing in 18th place. Bull then went on to compete at the 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal, Canada placing 23rd on horizontal bar with a score of 13.400.
Bull continues his studies at the University of Illinois and is one of few people in the world capable of executing a Cassina - Kolman in connection on High Bar.