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.

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. He has also been named the Sport BC Athlete of the Year twice. Last year, he became one of the first low-point players to be named an IPC Athlete of the Month.

As a former 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 Hirschfield’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. After getting a taste of gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games, he is hungry for a gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

PERSONAL

Hirschfield lives in Vancouver with his wife Lisa and his bulldog Rootbeer. He is also supported by his father Bobby, who Team Canada’s equipment manager.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan American Games 1st

2014 World Championships 2nd

2012 Paralympic Games 2nd

2008 Paralympic Games 3rd

2006 World Championships 3rd

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
2016 Rio Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 4
2012 London Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 2
2008 Beijing Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 3
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 1