Jacob Dawson

Rower // Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 2nd Nov 1993 (23 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Hometown: Plymouth

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Lottery Funded - UK Sport

Fresh from the University of Washington, Jacob Dawson is a Start graduate with an impressive international and domestic rowing record.

Jacob Dawson was introduced to rowing through the Start centre in Plymouth at the age of 14, and after winning two gold medals at the 2011 Coupe de la Jeunesse in the M4x, Jacob took up a place at the University of Washington where he read Geography.

During this time he was part of two consecutive victorious varsity 8+ crews, winning the IRA National Championships in 2014 and 2015. Jacob was later selected for the M8+ that took gold at the FISU World University Championships in 2016 in Poznan.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2017 7th M8+
World Rowing Championships:
2017
7th
M8+
European Rowing Championships
2017 5th M2-
European Rowing Championships:
2017
5th
M2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2017 Poznan M8+
2017 Belgrade M2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Poznan
M8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Belgrade
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2017 2nd M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2017
2nd
M2-

Beyond the Boat

A fan of structure and hard physical training, Jacob would love to join the Royal Marines one day. Martin Johnson is one of his sporting idols: Jacob admires his natural ability to lead a team. His three dream dinner party companions are Muhammad Ali, Ronnie Corbett and Freddie Mercury, and his favourite travel destination is Cornwall, where he spent many happy childhood summer holidays.

Jacob is Lottery funded through UK Sport.