Name: Travis Dodson
Position: Forward
Sport: Sled Hockey
Height: 6-4
DOB: 10/14/1985
Birthplace: Silver City, N.M.
Hometown: Deming, N.M.
High School: Deming High School (Deming, N.M.) ‘04
College: University of Illinois-Champaign, Nutrition ‘15
Team/Club: Nashville Sled Preds
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2014, 2018, 2022); two-time Paralympic medalist (2 golds)
  • Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, gold
  • Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, gold
  • Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2021 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2019, 2021
  • Medals: 2 (2 golds)
  • Gold – 2021; 2019
Personal: Son of Casey and Cheryl Dodson...Dodson is a retired Marine Corporal who was serving a tour in Iraq on Valentine’s Day 2007 when he was struck by a grenade tossed into the second-story room where he was staying...The blast took off Dodson’s left leg at the hip and right leg below the knee...For his service in combat, Dodson was awarded a Purple Heart...Dodson, while a student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, became involved in a variety of adaptive sports soon after his accident...He competed in wheelchair track through UI’s wheelchair athletics program, and he has completed multiple wheelchair marathons and half-marathons.