Elite and Not-So-Elite Athlete Photos

Carlos with Wes and Sly

Seņor Hollywood (Carlos) Mercenario with Wesley Snipes and Sly Stallone at Planet Hollywood

Carl and Debby's Wedding

Carl Shueler and Debbie Van Orden's wedding eve party/"Western Wingding." Standing: Tim Lewis, Paul Wick, Curtis Fisher, Gary Morgan, Mark Fenton, Andrzej Chylinski, Andrew Hermann, Dave McGovern. Standing, but really short: The former Ms. Deb Van Orden, Frank Alongi. Kneeling: The former World's Most Eligible Bachelor, Carl Schueler.


Some of the all-time greats of racewalking: Andrzej Chylinski, Bo Gustafson, Simon Baker, Hartwig Gauder, Victor Potashov and not-so-great Dave McGovern's disembodied head at Simon's engagement party after the 1993 IAAF World Cup in Monterrey, Mexico.

3 caballeros

Dave, Andrew Hermann and Andrzej Chylinski training (?) in Chiapas, Mexico.

ATT commercial

Daniel Garcia, Alejandro Lopez, Dave and Shadat Mendoza during a break in filming for an ATT commercial in Mexico City, June, 1996.


Tim Seaman (1:24:15) and Dave (1:24:29), 2nd and 4th fastest 20 km walkers in U.S. history. Before the start of the Kalevan Kisat (Finnish National Championships) 20 km in Tampere, Finland, July, 1996.

Herm Nelson's nuclear potato gun
'92 and '96 Olympians Michelle Rohl and Herm Nelson about to terrorize the neighborhood with Mike Rohl, Mo Roberts and Herm's atomic Potato Gun.

Outta gas
Mike and Michelle Rohl, out of gas 30 minutes before the start of the 1996 National 5 km Championship, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Looking for trouble

Painting the town white

Go Herm Go!
"Decorating" the 50 km Olympic Trails race course... About 1:00 am, just before the LaGrange Police showed up.

1995 National Invitational Racewalk; Dave Leading Philip Dunn. Photo notable for Dave's pre-haircut and shave Neanderthaline appearance and lack of trademark Mickey Mouse racing glasses.

NIRW Deadhead
After the race...


Dave, Carlos Mercenario and German Sanchez after the 1992 Pan-Am Cup in Guatemala City.

Senor Hollywood
Dave and Carlos "Seņor Hollywood" Mercenario at the Atlanta Olympics.

Czech Republic
Czech Republic, 1997. This kid spoke very little English, but he did communicate that he wanted me to introduce him to Pamela Lee from Baywatch.



Dave after the 1996 U.S. Olympic 20 km Trials. After only 4 bags of I.V. fluid I was ready to go out for another 20 km!

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