Cody Caldwell
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Cody Caldwell

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Cody Caldwell started his wheelchair rugby career in 2008 after becoming a quadriplegic in a diving accident in Alberta. Just a week after his accident, he saw the...

  • Birth DateMay 22, 1988
  • HometownPeterborough, ON
  • ClubLondon Annihilators
  • Classification2.0
  • Member Since2013
Cody Caldwell

Biography

Cody Caldwell started his wheelchair rugby career in 2008 after becoming a quadriplegic in a diving accident in Alberta. Just a week after his accident, he saw the documentary “Murderball” and immediately decided to play the sport.

The former Peterborough Petes AAA goalie and soccer player adapted quickly to sport and earned himself a strong reputation for his mix of intelligence and speed. It would ultimately lead to Cody making the Canadian national wheelchair rugby team in 2013 and shortly thereafter, winning gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. He would go on to participate in his first Paralympic Games in 2016, just missing a medal with Canada finishing 4th.

Quite remarkably, Cody’s entire family is involved in wheelchair rugby, in one way or the other. His father, Dave, is an equipment manager for Team Canada. His mother, Liz, has been a table official at numerous national competitions over the years. And lastly, his brother, Kevin, is a nationally certified referee.

Career Highlights

  • Silver medalist at the 2019 Lima Parapan Am Games
  • 6th Place at the 2018 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships
  • 4th Place at the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games
  • Gold medalist at the 2015 Parapan Am Games
  • Gold medalist at the 2015 World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge

Media Gallery

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Switzerland 46
Rugbymania 2019 9th Place Match
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Red Lions 59
Rugbymania 2019 Group B - Round Robin