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Travis Dodson

Athletics | Nordic Skiing | Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

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?
He was inspired after watching the gold medal match at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. "I realised I wanted to be part of that sport."
Club / Team
Chicago Blackhawks: United States
Name of coach
David Hoff [national], USA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 20
Men's 1 km Sprint Sitting Qualification 2014-03-12 19
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-14 21
Men's 10 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 23
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-11 2
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-13 5
Mixed Tournament Group B - Standings 2018-03-13 1
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 2
Mixed Tournament Gold Medal Match 2018-03-18 1