Quick facts

Birthdate

May 22, 1988

Birthplace

Peterborough, ON

Residence

Peterborough, ON

Sport

Wheelchair Rugby

Classification

2.0

Experience

Lima 2019

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Cody Caldwell 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 national team in 2013. 

With Team Canada he has competed at two Parapan American Games and two Paralympic Games. At the Parapan Ams he helped Canada to gold in 2015 and silver in 2019. At the Paralympics, Canada was fourth in 2016 and fifth in 2020.

Caldwell has also been a member of the last three world championship teams. Canada took silver in 2014, was sixth in 2018, and fifth in 2022.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games… 2016 and 2020 Paralympic Games… 2014, 2018, 2022 World Championships…

PERSONAL

Quite remarkably, Cody’s entire family is involved in wheelchair rugby, in one way or the other. His father, Dave, is an equipment manager for Team Canada. His mother, Liz, has been a table official at numerous national competitions over the years. And lastly, his brother, Kevin, is a nationally certified referee. 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2022 World Championships 5th 

2022 Americas Championships 2nd

2021 Paralympic Games 5th 

2019 Parapan American Games 2nd

2018 World Championships 6th 

2016 Paralympic Games 4th 

2015 Parapan American Games 1st

2014 World Championships 2nd 

2015 Parapan American Games 1st