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Susan Dunklee

Olympian 2014, 2018, 2022

World Championships 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 (1 Silver), 2019, 2020 (1 Silver), 2021

Athlete Bio


5' 7"


Craftsbury, VT


Dartmouth '08, Ecology

  • 2022 Beijing Winter Games - 7th in mixed relay (w/ Clare Egan, Sean Doherty & Paul Schommer) / 63rd in individual / 27th in sprint / 40th in pursuit / 11th in relay (w/ Clare Egan, Deedra Irwin & Joanne Reid)
  • 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games - 66th in sprint / 19th in individual / 15th in mixed relay / 13th in relay
  • 2014 Sochi Winter Games - 11th in mass start / 14th in sprint / 18th in pursuit / 34th in individual / 7th in relay / 8th in mixed relay
  • 2021 (Pokljuka, SLO) - 18th in sprint / 27th in pursuit / 77th in individual / 13th in relay / 25th in mass start
  • 2020 (Antholz, ITA) - 13th in mixed relay / silver medal in sprint / 36th in pursuit / 55th in individual / 11th in single mixed relay / 15th in relay / 27th in mass start
  • 2019 (Ostersund, SWE) - 19th in mixed relay / 57th in sprint / 24th in pursuit / 30th in individual / 13th in single mixed relay / 9th in relay
  • 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
  • 2019 US Biathlon National Championships (Jericho, Vt.) - 1st in sprint / 1st in pursuit / 1st in super sprint
  • 2018 US Biathlon National Championships (Park City, Utah) - 1st in sprint / 1st in pursuit / 1st in mass start
  • 2018 Open European Championships (Ridnaun-Val Ridanna, ITA) - 3rd in single mixed relay w/ Lowell Bailey

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.

In 2017 she became the first woman to win a world championship medal in an individual event, taking silver in the mass start. Three years later she became the first U.S. double medalist at the IBU World Championships by winning silver in the sprint.

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.

Hobbies: Hiking, unicycling, reading, jigsaw puzzles, gardening, and camping

Biathlon Since: 2008

XC Ski Racing since: 1991

Member of National Team since: 2008

Skis: Fischer

Boots: Fischer

Poles: OneWay

Club: Craftsbury

Coach: Armin Auchentaller

Additional World Championship Information

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