Travis chose to amputate his leg after a fatal tumor was discovered in his knee. After battling through chemotherapy, a series of aggressive staph infections and countless surgeries, the only options were to have a fused, intact but useless knee, or amputate it with the intentions to run and compete again.
Since then, Travis has not only reached the International stage in his two chosen sports, sitting volleyball and triathlon, he has made an active effort to give back to his community through sport. Travis has coached high school wrestling since graduating from high school and for the past eight years has been the Head Coach of his alma mater.
He also is very passionate about mentoring other amputees and cancer survivors through Challenged Athletes Foundation’s mentorship program.
Travis is currently the Associate Director of Programs.