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DODSON Travis
Sport Para athletics, Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Para ice hockey
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthSilver City, NM, USA
Height1.22 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Chicago, IL, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Nutrition - University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2015 in Chicago, IL, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I loved the athleticism involved."
Club / Team
Chicago Blackhawks: United States
Name of coach
Guy Gosselin [national], USA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
United States
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Derek Daniels, manager of sport and recreation at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in the United States of America. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US CrossFit athlete Rich Froning. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2008 he was invited to throw the first pitch of the Major League Baseball [MLB] match between Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres. (mlb.com, 04 Jul 2008)
Other sports
He competed in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. He has also participated in wheelchair racing at university level in the United States of America. (teamusa.org, 2014)
Impairment
In 2007 he was serving with the US Marine Corps in Iraq when a grenade was tossed into the second-floor room he was in. In the explosion he lost his left leg at the hip and his right leg below the knee. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018; teamusa.org, 10 Feb 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 Team  
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
20 2014 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 27:35.2
21 2014 15km Individual - Sitting 50:40.5
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
Qualification 2014 1km Sprint - Sitting 2:27.55
23 2014 10km - Sitting 35:49.6