Cody playing rugby

Cody Caldwell



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.

With Team Canada he as earned gold and silver at the 2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games respectively, fourth at the 2016 Paralympic Games and sixth at the world championships in 2018.

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 and earned gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and the 2015 World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge.

Year Type
Host City
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


2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games



Caldwell enjoys watching hockey, baseball and basketball, and spending time with his family and friends.



2019 Parapan American Games 2nd 

2018 World Championships 6th

2016 Paralympic Games 4th

2015 World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 1st

2015 Parapan American Games 1st