International Competition

2016 Rio 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
  • Byron
    Green

    Victoria, BC

    Like many athletes in British Columbia, Byron Green was recruited to wheelchair rugby by the sport’s creator, Duncan Campbell. Though he initially wasn...

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    Byron Green
  • 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
  • David
    Willsie

    Dorchester, ON

    David Willsie became a quadriplegic after he was injured in a recreational hockey game in 1995. His experience as a semi-pro baseball player and cross-coun...

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    David Willsie
  • 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
  • Ian
    Chan

    Richmond, BC

    Ian Chan became a quadriplegic after a motorcycle crash in 1992. At the age of 15, he was encouraged to try wheelchair rugby at the insistence of Duncan Ca...

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    Ian Chan
  • 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 int...

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    Mike Whitehead
  • Miranda
    Biletski

    Assiniboia, SK

    Before she was injured in a diving accident, Miranda Biletski swam and played water polo competitively. While she was in a rehabilitation hospital after he...

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    Miranda Biletski
  • 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

    Parksville, 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
  • Zak
    Madell

    Okotoks, AB

    When Zak Madell was 10, he lost his fingers and legs to a septic staph infection. After his recovery, Madell first got involved in sledge hockey, but he wa...

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    Zak Madell