International Competition

2016 Summer Paralympics

Wheelchair rugby at the 2016 Summer Paralympics was held in the Rio Olympic Arena, also known as the Arena Carioca, from 14 September to 18 September 2016.

  • Event DatesSeptember 14 - 18, 2016
  • Venue / LocationRio Olympic Arena
Event Fixtures
Team Canada Roster
  • Cody
    Caldwell

    Peterborough, ON

    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...

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    Cody Caldwell
  • Fabien
    Lavoie

    Quebec City, QC

    While recovering from a spinal cord injury at a rehabilitation hospital in Quebec City, Fabien “Fab” Lavoie decided to give wheelchair rugby try. Even ...

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    Fabien Lavoie
  • Mike
    Whitehead

    Windsor, ON

    Before his spinal cord injury, Mike Whitehead was an avid multi-sport athlete who enjoyed basketball, volleyball, hockey, soccer and badminton. He was intr...

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    Mike Whitehead
  • Patrice
    Dagenais

    Embrun, ON

    Patrice “Pico” Dagenais is the co-captain of Team Canada along with Trevor Hirschfield. He is known as a hard-working, intelligent player. Like many me...

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    Patrice Dagenais
  • Patrice
    Simard

    Quebec City, QC

    Paralympian Patrice Simard started playing wheelchair rugby back in 1997, following a spinal cord injury he sustained in a car accident. Patrice’s athlet...

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    Patrice Simard
  • Travis
    Murao

    Toronto, ON

    Travis Murao was introduced to wheelchair rugby by Duncan Campbell, one of the inventors of the sport. He started playing while still in G.F. Strong Rehabi...

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    Travis Murao
  • Trevor
    Hirschfield

    Langley, BC

    Trevor Hirschfield is the co-captain of Team Canada and is considered to be one of the best low-point players in the world. He was originally introduced to...

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    Trevor Hirschfield