Wheelchair Rugby




Travis Murao was introduced to wheelchair rugby by Duncan Campbell, one of the inventors of the sport. He started playing while still in G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Hospital and quickly became hooked on the intellectual side of the sport.

Murao is known for his sense of humour and his love of reading. In the past, he’s blogged about wheelchair rugby and starred in the humorous web series “Wheelchair Rugby Talk with Trev n’ Trav” with his teammate Trevor Hirschfield.

Murao’s passion for both English Literature and wheelchair rugby took him to Tucson where he studied English at the University of Arizona and won a US Quad Rugby Association national championship title with the Tucson Pterodactyls. 

Now, he’s living in Toronto training full time in the hope of capturing gold at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.



2008, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games. 


Murao loves to read, write slam poetry and cook. Injured in a snowboard accident at age 17… 


  • 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 
  • 2010 World Championships 5th 
  • 2008 Paralympic Games 3rd   
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

2012 Summer
London, England
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals