Quick facts

Birthdate

December 21, 1983

Birthplace

Parksville, BC

Residence

Parksville, BC

Sport

Wheelchair Rugby

Classification

1.0

Experience

Beijing 2008

Lima 2019

London 2012

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Trevor Hirschfield is the co-captain of Team Canada and is widely 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 the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, BC.

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 become the first low-point player to ever be named IPC Athlete of the Month.

One of the national team’s veteran players, Hirschfield has four Paralympic Games appearances to his name, including a silver medal from 2012 and bronze medal from 2008.

Despite having achieved much success within the sport, Hirschfield still believes that his career highlight has yet to happen. He’s eager and firmly committed to leading Team Canada back to the top of the wheelchair rugby world.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Four-time Paralympian (2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)… Helped Canada to gold and a Paralympic Games berth at the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games and silver at the 2019 Parapan Am Games… In 2020 he was named a recipient of the Fueling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE™) Program from Petro- Canada as a coach for up-and-coming wheelchair rugby player Brandon Perger

 

PERSONAL

 Hirschfield lives in Parksville with his wife Lisa and two children… Injured in car accident at age 16 and paralyzed below the neck… Competed at the 2021 World Para surfing Championships…

 

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

2012 Paralympic Games 2nd

2008 Paralympic Games 3rd

2006 World Championships 3rd  

 

Paralympic Medals

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