In November of 2016 SQAS inducted Taylor Worth, Ryan Tyack and Tim Cuddihy (not present), Olympic medallists, into the SQAS Archery Hall of Fame
Ryan Tyack (born 2 June 1991) is an Australian archer competing in men’s recurve events at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He earned a gold medal at the 2006 Junior World Outdoor Target Championships in the male recurve cadet event. He also won a gold at the 2008 World Youth Archery Championships in the men’s under-18 event. He was named to the Australian archery shadow Olympic squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and won the individual competition at the 2014 World Indoor Archery Championships.
Tyack is from Nambour, Queensland on the Sunshine Coast.
Tyack is coached by his mother, Lynette Rankin-Tyack. He has earned a number of medals. In 2006, he participated in the Junior World Outdoor Target Championships in the male recurve cadet event in Mérida, Mexico where he took home a gold medal. In 2008, he was part of the Australian team that won a gold in the under-18 event at the World Youth Archery Championships in Antalya, Turkey. In 2009, he was the world junior champion in recurve archery event. As a seventeen-year-old, he competed at the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival where he carried the Australian flag during the opening ceremony. It was the second time he competed at the event. In September 2011, he was named to the Australian archery shadow Olympic team. In December 2011, he set a national record of 685. He attended a national team training camp in Canberra in September 2011.
Tyack competed at the 2012 Oceania Olympic Qualification competition as a twenty-year-old. At the event, he scored a 674 under less than ideal conditions. With the score, he won the men’s individual event. He competed at the 2012 World Indoor Championships in Las Vegas in the men’s recurve event. In January 2012, he was named the World Archery Athlete of the Week. He attended a national team training camp in Canberra in March 2012. At the 2012 national championships in the team recurve event, he was part of SQAS team. In the team target part, he had a score of 2,612 and in the field part, he had a score of 690. At the 2012 national championships in the all around recurve event, he finished first in the male recurve class. At the 2012 National Target Archery Championships, he finished second as a member of SQAS.
In March at the 2012 Olympic Games Nomination Shoot Results, he finished second with a score of 2,612. In May 2012, he participated in a training camp in Buderim. As of May 2012, he had not qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics; to make the Games, he needed to qualify at the World Cup event in Ogden, Utah.
He qualified again for the Australian Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Taylor Worth (8 January 1991, in Busselton, Western Australia) is an Australian archer competing in recurve events. The Perth-based competitor won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the men’s team event. He also won a gold medal at the United States Open and at the 2008 World Youth Archery Championships in the under-18 men’s team recurve event. He represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men’s Individual competition.
He was disappointed when the Australian Institute of Sport cut archery from their elite sport development programs. Aside from archery, Taylor has stated that he enjoys a wide range of other outdoor activities such as paint ball and rock climbing.
Worth has won several gold medals, including the team men’s under-18 recurve event at the 2008 World Youth Archery Championships in Antalya, Turkey and the United States Open ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth games.
Worth represented Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He competed in the men’s recurve archery team event where he took home a gold medal with a team score of 219, defeating Malaysia who were ranked third in the world at the time and had an event score of 212. He also competed in the individual event on the final day of the competition. At nineteen, he was the youngest Australian archer on the team. At the Games, he was coached by Simon Fairweather.
In September 2011, he was named to the Australian archery shadow Olympic team. He attended a national team training camp in Canberra in September 2011. He attended a national team training camp in Canberra in March 2012. In January 2012, he represented Australia at the 2012 Oceania Olympic qualifying event in New Zealand. At the 2012 National Target Archery Championships, he finished third as a member of AWA. In March at the 2012 Olympic Games Nomination Shoot Results, he finished third with a score of 2611. In May 2012, he participated in a training camp in Buderim. He competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in which he beat world number one Brady Ellison in the round of 16 before losing in the round of 8.
In 2014 Taylor competed in his first World Indoor Championship in Nîmes. He placed 4th, losing to team mate Ryan Tyack in the semi finals and American rival Brady Ellison in the bronze medal match. However the dominating performance he showed leading up to the semi finals earned him the nickname, ‘The Ten Train’. At the first world cup of the year Taylor made it to his second medal match for the year but lost in a nail-biting five set match against Dutchman Rick Van Der Ven.
Timothy John (Tim) Cuddihy (born 21 May 1987) is an archer from Toowoomba, Australia, who competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men’s individual matchplay archery. He won his first three elimination matches, advancing to the quarterfinals.
In the quarterfinals, Cuddihy faced Park Kyung-mo of Korea, defeating Park 112-111 in the 12-arrow match and advancing to the semifinals. There, he faced Hiroshi Yamamoto of Japan, losing to the eventual silver medalist in a 10-9 tie-breaker after the first 12 arrows resulted in a 115-115 tie. Cuddihy then competed against Laurence Godfrey of Great Britain in the bronze medal match, winning 113-112 to earn the bronze medal. Cuddihy was also a member of the 6th-place Australian men’s archery team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Cuddihy retired temporarily from archery after failing to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but returned to the Australian Institute of Sport’s archery program in January 2010. The AIS Archery program ceased at the end of 2011.