Earl Bunnell

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events) • Non-starter
Full nameEarl Jackson•Bunnell
Used nameEarl•Bunnell
Born28 June 1893 in Colebrook, New Hampshire (USA)
Died4 May 1972 in Colebrook, New Hampshire (USA)
Measurements175 cm / 61 kg
AffiliationsNESDC, Littleton, Massachusetts (USA)
NOC United States


Earl Bunnell was a non-starter in the 1932 dogsled race demonstration. Bunnell raced Irish Setter dogs for his team, which was rather unusual. He was not allowed to start after a protest by Eva “Short” Seeley, who insisted that only Huskies or Malamutes should be allowed to race, because of the rigors of the trail.

Bunnell was born, lived his entire life, and died in Colebrook, New Hampshire. He was a barber with his own shop. He was the son of William L. Bunnell and Cora B. Adams and married Henrietta Scott Ramsay on 13 October 1914 in Colebrook. They had two children, Katherine and Earl, although Katherine lived only two days.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Dogsled Racing USA Earl Bunnell
Dog Sled Racing, Open (Olympic (non-medal)) DNS