Wyatt Lightfoot started playing Para badminton in 2014 and began competing a year later under coach Frank Gaudet. He attended the first Para badminton nationals in 2016 and he won the gold medal. That fall he was selected to the national team and started competing internationally.
Lightfoot excels in many sports including hockey which he played from ages 4-13 before the size difference and contact made it too risky for him. He also raced competitively in swimming in his hometown until 12.