Bo Hedges

Bo Hedges

 

Bo Hedges credits mental preparation and training as the keys to his success in wheelchair basketball. Combine that tireless work ethic with his prolific shooting touch, and it’s no wonder that Hedges has proven to be a force on the basketball court at every level of competition.

Hedges first discovered wheelchair basketball at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, B.C. He later witnessed a demonstration game in his native Fort St. John, prompting him to form a local club team of his own. He began playing wheelchair basketball competitively in 1996 and has since become a key component of the Canadian national program, as well as a powerhouse British Columbia provincial team.

Hedges got his first taste of international competition with stints for Team Canada at the world junior championships in 1997 and 2001, at which the Canucks won back-to-back gold medals. He secured a roster spot on the Sr. Men’s National Team in 2007 and captured a silver medal at the Paralympic Games in 2008. Four years later, he won Paralympic gold at London 2012.

Hedges’ commitment to the sport extends beyond the court. He is an active volunteer, coach and role model in his home province and he is always eager to give back to the sport and his community.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 – 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 2012 - 1st place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)... 2012 - Received Canadian Wheelchair Sport Association Stan Stronge Award… 2011: 3rd place at Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Team Canada)… 2010 - 7th place at World Championships in Birmingham, UK (Team Canada)… 2008 - 2nd place at Paralympic Games in Beijing, China (Team Canada)… 2007 - 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Team Canada)…

PERSONAL

He attended the University of Northern British Columbia, where he completed his B.A in Business Marketing.

Hedges' family has a cattle ranch in northern British Columbia, near Wonowon.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Toronto Parapan American Games – Silver

2012 London Paralympic Games – Gold

2011 Guadalajara Parapan American Games - Bronze

2010 World Championships – 7th

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games – Silver

2007 Rio de Janeiro Parapan American Games – Silver

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2012 London ParalympicsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mensilver
2008 Beijing ParalympicsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mensilver
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 11
2012 London Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 1
2008 Beijing Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 2
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 2
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 3
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 2