Travis Murao

Travis Murao


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 Rehabilitation Hospital and quickly became hooked on the intellectual side of the sport.

Murao is known for his sense of humour and his love of reading. He’s blogged about wheelchair rugby and starred in the humorous podcast “Wheelchair Rugby Talk with Trev n’ Trav” with his teammate Trevor Hirschfield.

Murao’s passion for both English Literature and wheelchair rugby took him to Tucson where he studied English at the University of Arizona and won a US Quad Rugby Association national championship title with the Tucson Pterodactyls. Now, he’s living in Victoria training full time in the hopes of capturing gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.


Murao has two career highlights: winning silver at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and winning silver at the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships. His individual career highlight was winning Best 2.0 at the Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament.


Murao loves to read, write slam poetry and cook. He is supported by his family.


2015 Parapan American Games 1st

2014 World Championships 2nd

2012 Paralympic Games 2nd

2010 World Championships 5th

2008 Paralympic Games 3rd


2015 Toronto Parapan AmsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedgold
2012 London ParalympicsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedsilver


Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 4
2012 London Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 2
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 1