Name: Susan Dunklee
Sport: Biathlon
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 140 lbs
DOB: 2/13/1986
Birthplace: Newport, Vt.
Hometown: Barton, Vt.
High School: St. Johnsbury Academy '04
College: Dartmouth '08, Ecology
Team/Club: Craftsbury Green Racing Project
Coach(es): Jonne Kahkonen
Olympic Experience
  • 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games - 66th in sprint / 19th in individual
  • 2014 Sochi Winter Games - 11th in mass start / 14th in sprint / 18th in pursuit / 34th in individual / 7th in relay / 8th in mixed relay
World Championship Experience
  • 2017 (Hochfilzen, AUT) - silver medal in mass start / 6th in individual / 22nd in pursuit / 29th in sprint / 14th in relay / 16th in mixed relay
  • 2016 (Oslo Holmenkollen, NOR) - 8th in sprint / 10th in pursuit / 11th in mass start / 18th in individual / 10th in mixed relay / 13th in relay
  • 2015 (Kontiolahti, FIN) - 12th in individual / 20th in mass start / 34th in pursuit / 42nd in sprint / 8th in mixed relay / 12th in relay
  • 2013 (Nove Mesto, CZE) - 15th in individual / 47th in pursuit / 49th in sprint / 8th in mixed relay / 11th in relay
  • 2012 (Ruhpolding, GER) - 5th in individual / 16th in mass start / 36th in pursuit / 55th in sprint / 11th in relay / 12th in mixed relay
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 Open European Championships (Ridnaun-Val Ridanna, ITA) - 3rd in single mixed relay w/ Lowell Bailey
Personal: Hobbies include hiking, unicycling, reading, jigsaw puzzles, gardening, camping...Member of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project, a group of professional post-collegiate athletes (cross country skiers, biathletes and rowers) who promote sustainability and endurance sports in their local community
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More on Susan:

Susan learned how to ski at age 2 with her family.  She learned how to shoot at age 22 when she moved to Lake Placid, NY to join US Biathlon's development program.  Her father, Stan Dunklee, competed in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics as a cross country skier.

During her rookie season on the World Cup in 2011-12 Susan placed 5th in the World Championship's Individual race in Ruhpolding, Germany, tying the best ever result by an American woman.

Susan currently lives in Vermont and is a member of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project, a group of professional post-collegiate athletes (cross country skiers, biathletes and rowers) who promote sustainability and endurance sports in their local community. She splits her time training between Craftsbury and Lake Placid, the headquarters of the national team.


SPORT DATA

Biathlon Since: 2008, XC Ski Racing since: 1991
Member of National Team since:  2008
Skis:  Fischer
Boots:  Fischer
Poles:  OneWay
Club:  Craftsbury
Coaches:  Jonne Kahkonen

WORLD CUP TOTAL FINAL RANK

2016/17  - 10
2015/16  - 14
2014/15  - 17
2013/14  - 23
2012/13  - 40
2011/12  - 34

WORLD CUP TOP RESULTS (INCL. OWG AND WCH.)

POS   COMP.   SEASON    EVENT 
 2  SP  2015/2016  Presque Isle, ME (USA)
 3  SP  2016/2017  Nove Mesto (CZE)
 3  SP  2013/2014  Oslo Holmenkollen (NOR)
 4   PU  2016/2017  Nove Mesto (CZE)
 4  SP  2013/2014  Antholz-Anterselva (ITA)
 5  SP  2016/2017  Kontiolahti (FIN)
 5  PU  2016/2017  PyeongChang (KOR)
 5  SP  2016/2017  PyeongChang (KOR)
 5  PU  2016/2017  Pokljuka (SLO)
 5  PU  2015/2016  Presque Isle, ME (USA)
 5  IN  2011/2012  Ruhpolding (GER)