John Nunn

John Nunn

Olympian rower John Nunn won the bronze medal in the Double Sculls rowing event at the Mexico City Olympic Games. His partner in this event was USA Olympian Bill Maher.

His rowing career began a few years earlier when the six foot, six inch Nunn enrolled as a Freshman at Cornell University. He was escorted over to the table of the Head Rowing Coach Walt Schlaepfer who sized him up as a perfect fit for his rowing team.

John was a member of a National Collegiate Champion Varsity Eight champion team at Cornell and later was inducted into the Cornell University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Nunn served as the USA Men’s Sculling Coach for the Montreal Olympic Games and had previosuly served as the Men’s Rowing coach at USC for three years.

In 1984, he was selected to the Official Olympic Spirit Team for the Los Angeles Summer Olympics. He is a longtime resident of Rolling Hills and has actively supported his sport both in Long Beach and with the Southern California Rowing Association.

John Nunn has been an active member of the Southern California Olympians & Paralympians since 1983 and has actively supported the Olympic Movement and the Special Olympics for years. He and his family are longtime residents of Rolling Hills Estates.


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