Patrick Dawson is a Scottish judoka and a student of Heriot-Watt University.

He took up judo in 2006 and competes for Edinburgh judo club in the 73kg weight category. He achieved a major victory in 2013 in the Buenos Aires Open when he defeated a reigning Olympic champion, Mansur Isaev of Russi

Giving Back

Patrick joined the Trust back in 2013 when we first recruited our Scottish GiveBack Team. Since then Pat has worked on the BP Young Leaders programme to help support Young Leaders aged 17-21 years old to progress into training, employment or volunteering.  He competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games on home turf in Glasgow.

Competitive record


Sofia European Open, Gold


San Salvador Men’s Lightweight 73 kg, Bronze

Tallinn Men’s Lightweight 73 kg, 7th

Buenos Aires Men’s Lightweight 73 kg, Gold


Apia Men’s Lightweight 73 kg, Bronze

Minsk Men’s Lightweight 73 kg, Bronze

Madrid Men’s Lightweight 73 kg, 7th