Trevor Hirschfield

Trevor Hirschfield

 

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 wheelchair rugby thanks to the sport’s co-inventor, Duncan Campbell, who was his recreation therapist at G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Center in Vancouver.

Hirschfield made the national team in 2006 and became the co-captain in 2012. On the court, he is known for his intelligence and his ability to “play up” and guard athletes with a higher point value. These talents have earned him several World Championship All Star awards, as well as a Sport BC Athlete of the Year award.

As a marketing student at Kwantlen College, Hirschfield is interested in new media and fashion trends. He has gained a loyal Instagram (@thirsch10) following for his “alternative” biographies of his teammates. Trevor’s sense of humor was also on display in the lead-up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, when he starred with teammate Travis Murao in the blog “Wheelchair Rugby Talk With Trev N’ Trav.” 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Though he was won countless All Star Awards and was named the Sport BC Athlete of the Year With a Disability, Hirschfield says that his career highlight hasn’t happened yet. He hopes that gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games will move him one step closer to winning gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and achieving that career highlight at last.

PERSONAL

Hirschfield lives in Vancouver with his fiancée Lisa and his bulldog Rootbeer. The couple will be getting married only a few weeks after the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games. Hirschfield is also supported by his father Bobby, who is Team Canada’s equipment manager.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan American Games - gold

2014 World Championships - silver

2012 London Paralympic Games - silver

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games - bronze

2006 World Championships - bronze

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedgold
2012 London ParalympicsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedsilver
2008 Beijing ParalympicsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 1
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 2
2008 Beijing Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 3