Home Town: Edinburgh
Date Of Birth: 22/08/85
Sam burst onto the international scene in 2007, competing at the European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia where he finished 5th. Sam then went on to win a bronze for ParalympicsGB in Beijing 2008.
Sam is one of two sets of brothers currently competing in visually impaired judo, with his brother Joe also training with the squad and competing in his first Paralympic Games in London. In 2010, Sam competed at the IBSA World Championships in Antalya, Turkey where he won a silver medal.
In 2011 Sam also won his first VI European title of his career at the IBSA VI European Championships in Crawley, UK, in the under-90kg category.