Name: Travis Dodson
Position: Forward
Sport: Sled Hockey
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 155
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: Chicago Blackhawks
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2014, 2018); One-time medalist (1 gold)
  • PyeongChang 2018, gold (sled hockey)
  • Sochi 2014, 19th (1km sprint), 20th (7.5km biathlon), 21st (15km biathlon), 23rd (10km)
Other Career Highlights
  • U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team member (2015-2017)
  • 2013 World Cup 9th (sprint), 12th (10km), 11th (15km), 12th (7.5km biathlon), 13th (12.5km biathlon)
  • 2013 U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 6th (10km and 15km)
  • Named to 2013 U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Development Team
Personal: 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...Son of Casey and Cheryl Dodson.