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Pat Burris

Full name: Patrick Mitsugi "Pat" Burris
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: December 28, 1950 in Alea, Hawaiʻi, United States
Affiliations: Orange Kodokan
Country: USA United States
Sport: Judo


Pat Burris attended the University of Northern Colorado on a wrestling scholarship. In judo Burris won national titles in 1971-73 and 1975. He also won a bronze medal in judo at the 1975 Pan American Games. He later became a coach for both wrestling and judo, also teaching some students in sambo, a Russian style combining elements of judo and wrestling, and he also taught high school in Denver. Burris was coach of the US Olympic judo team in 1996. He became Director of Coach Certification and Education for USA Judo. In 1992 Burris also founded the USA Stars Foundation to assist aspiring Olympic hopefuls. In 2006 Burris was given the Jim Thorpe Man of the Year Award for Martial Arts. He is a member of the US Judo Hall of Fame as both an athlete and a coach.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Judo Men's Half-Middleweight United States USA 18T
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Judo Men's Half-Middleweight United States USA 13T

Men's Half-Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
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