Cody Caldwell

Cody Caldwell


Cody Caldwell is one of the newest members of the Canadian wheelchair rugby national team. He started his wheelchair rugby career in 2008 after becoming a quadriplegic in a diving accident. 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 wheelchair rugby and soon earned a reputation for his mix of intelligence and speed. He made the team in 2013 and earned a silver medal at the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships, then gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and the 2015 World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge.

Today, Caldwell is a proud member of CIBC Team Next and has his sights set on gold in Rio.


Caldwell’s career highlight is winning a silver medal at the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships. He is also a member of the Ottawa Thunder, which have won four consecutive gold medals at the Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships.


Caldwell enjoys watching hockey, baseball and basketball, and spending time with his family and friends. He is a member of CIBC Team Next and is taking full advantage of the career development that comes with that opportunity.


2015 World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 1st

2015 Parapan American Games 1st

2014 World Championships 2nd


2015 Toronto Parapan AmsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedgold


Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 4
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 1