Tyler Gillett is a delivery driver for Jimmy John's from Newnan GA, who just turned 21 only a few months before his rookie season in season 9, thus enabling him eligible for him to compete. Gillett is a superfan on ANW who has been submitting videos of him and his friends doing ANW obstacles ever since the age of 14. He is also known as "The Dream Chaser."
Gillett finally got his chance at the age of 21 in American Ninja Warrior 9, where he competed in the Daytona qualifying course and became the first finisher of the night. He completed the course in 2:17.23, a quick time only Travis Rosen and Drew Drechsel beat, and placed 3rd overall.
In the city finals, Gillett impressed many by making it all the way to the Circuit Board. Gillett placed 7th overall and advanced to the national finals.
In the Vegas finals, he was one of 41 competitors that finished Stage 1, in which he finished with 18.36 seconds left on the clock. His run on Stage 2 was digested but it was shown that he was one of 7 competitors that failed the Wave Runner.
Gillett also got the honor of being captain of a team of his own on American Ninja Warrior: Ninja Vs. Ninja. He called his team "The Young Bloods" because it was the only team in which all three members were rookies from ANW 9. The team composed of him, Kevin Carbone and Bree Widener, all of which debuted in Daytona Beach in ANW 9. It was also revealed that Tyler got a new job, working as an Armored Truck driver for a money transportation company. The Young Bloods qualified for the playoffs on Ninja Vs. Ninja, but they lost the 1st match-up against the Lab Rats in Episode 15 and got eliminated.
Gillett started his second season in Minneapolis qualifying, where he was one of 14 competitors to finish the course. He finished with the 9th fastest time overall. In the city finals he failed Iron Maiden but placed 14th overall and made his second trip to Vegas. On Stage 1, he was digested, but cleared the course with 22.73 left on the clock. His run on Stage 2 was also digested but it was shown that he failed Deja Vu.
American Ninja Warrior 11
Gillett returned once again to ninja competition, this time in Atlanta. He had a fast pace, completing the course with the fastest time. However, he lost to Drew Drechsel on the Power Tower. In the city finals, he completed the course again with the 3rd fastest time, barely missing out on the Power Tower. In Vegas, he cleared Stage 1, and Stage 2, both runs digested. On Stage 3, his run was digested, but he fell on Cane Lane, marking his best season to date.