A national team member since 2015, Andrew Todd and his partner Kyle Fredrickson are two-time world champions in the PR3 pairs events. The teammates took the titles in 2018 and 2019. However, that event is not on the Paralympic Games program so their focus for Tokyo in the mixed fours.
Along with Fredrikson, Victoria Nolan, Bayleigh Hooper and coxswain Laura Court the mixed crew took fourth spot at the 2019 worlds showing a medal in Tokyo is within their grasp. That performance was re-enforced in June 2021 with a victory at the Paralympic Games qualifying event Italy.
Todd was training on his bicycle in 2013, when a school bus ran through a stop sign, and hit him. He suffered severe injuries to the bottom half of his body including the and knee.
He was already a competitive and was training hard to hopefully make the men’s lightweight fours for the Olympic Games in Rio.
Todd used rowing as a method for recovery and credits family and friends for helping regain his motivation to return to competitive sport again despite setbacks along the way.
2018 and 2019 world championships… 2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Rowing Canada Para athlete of the year…
Became a father in 2020 as he and his wife Jenna welcomed daughter Rosaleigh… Bachelor of science - biochemistry and Bachelor of applied science-chemical engineering fr0m the University of Ottawa where he studied from 2007 to 2014… Rowing Canada athlete council member since 2016…Young Alumni Award from University of Ottawa in 2017…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
- 2019 World Championships PR3 pairs 1st
- 2018 World Championships PR3 pairs 1st
- 2018 World Championships PR3 mixed fours 4th
- 2016 Paralympic Games mixed fours 3rd
- 2015 World Championships mixed fours 3rd
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1 bronze medals