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Shorty Hunt

Full name: George Elwood "Shorty" Hunt, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Born: August 1, 1916 in Puyallup, Washington, United States
Died: September 3, 1999 in Issaquah, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Washington Huskies, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Rowing out of the sixth seat for the University of Washington eight, George Hunt shared in victories in 1936 at the IRAs (Intercollegiate Rowing Association), and the Olympic Games. After graduation he worked for a construction firm until World War II when he used his engineering degree as a Seabee in the South Pacific. He later co-founded a construction company in Seattle, Collins-Hunt Construction. He eventually left that company to form George E. Hunt Construction, which specialized in commercial buildings. He built the Burien Library and the Lemieux Library at Seattle University and was the main contractor for the Carmelite Monastery. Before retiring, Hunt worked for the Port of Seattle’s engineering department.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:25.4
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 6:00.8
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