Like many wheelchair rugby athletes in British Columbia, Byron Green was recruited by the sport’s creator, Duncan Campbell. Though he initially wasn’t interested in wheelchair sports, his passion for wheelchair rugby was sparked when he moved to Vancouver to studying engineering at the University of British Columbia.
Green made the team in 2013 and has won silver at the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships and gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. He has earned a reputation as an intelligent, hard-working athlete who is the first to get to practice and the last to leave.
In addition to his rigorous training schedule, he also works as a civil engineer. Green also gives back to the community by recruiting new athletes, visiting rehabilitation hospitals and even coaching an introductory wheelchair rugby program. For his willingness to go above and beyond to help new athletes, he was awarded the 2013 Stan Stronge Award, which is given to an athlete with a strong sense of fair play and a dedication to excellence.
2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games…. Named best 0.5 player at 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships.
Green works as a civil engineer and lives in Vancouver with his wife Alana and his cat Pekoe. He likes cooking, eating, finding new restaurants, reading, watching sports and taking photos of his cat.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2016 Paralympic Games 4th
2015 Parapan American Games 1st
2015 World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 1st
2014 World Championships 2nd
2014 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament 2nd
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil