Wheelchair Rugby


Peterborough, ON


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 team in 2013. 

With Team Canada he has since earned gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and the 2015 World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge, as well as silver at the 2019 Parapan American Games, fourth at the 2016 Paralympic Games and sixth at the world championships in 2018.


2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games… 2016 Paralympic Games…


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. 


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

Year Type
Host City
2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1 gold medals

1 gold medals