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Former Olympic Decathlete

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Christian Athletes, Olympic Athletes, Track and Field

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Dave Johnson Biography

Born on April 7, 1963, Dave Johnson is a former Olympic decathlete from the United States. A native of North Dakota, he grew up in Montana and Oregon. He was part of Reebok's Dan & Dave advertising campaign leading up to the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, where he won a bronze medal in the decathlon. After retiring from competitive athletics he became a school teacher and administrator, and as of 2009 is the athletic director of Corban University in Salem, Oregon.

Even as a child Johnson was exceptionally fit and coordinated and lifted weights from a young age. In college at Azusa Pacific University he started to compete in the decathlon - at 6'4, he put his innate abilities and his constant physical training to use and began setting records. He graduated from the school in 1986 with a bachelors degree in psychology, and later earned a masters degree in 2003 from the school in special education. After several years he was generally acknowledged as the best decathlete to date. At this time Dan O'Brien appeared on the scene and began to provide Dave with his first real competition. O'Brien and Johnson became good friends and consistently placed first and second in most events. O'Brien eventually began to be considered the best overall decathlete, but Johnson earned the recognition as the best ever at 2nd day events. Johnson was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic team.

For the 1992 Summer Olympics Games the team of Dan & Dave was promoted as the real competition in the games and the question of who would take first and who would come in second was widely debated. Dan failed to qualify for the team when he no-heighted on the pole vault, leaving Dave as the presumed gold medal winner. Unfortunately for him, Johnson experienced a stress fracture in his left foot on the first day of events. He put on a shoe two sizes larger, laced it up tight, and competed anyway and won the bronze medal. Johnson's endorsement career continued for at least another year after the Barcelona Olympic Games and included Oakley Sunglasses, Pert Shampoo, Ryder Trucks, and Reebok shoes among others.


Dave Johnson Booking and Hiring Information

Olympians are the best at what they do. Dedication, training as well as going above and beyond to represent their respective countries. The booking agents at AthletePromotions can easily assist with booking Dave Johnson speaking engagements or appearances from some of the top Olympic gold medalists. We have years of experience in booking Olympic athletes for VIP Meet & Greets, keynote speeches and autograph signings. Hiring a Olympian like Dave Johnson is a very easy process. Our team can provide fees, availability and all costs associated in bringing out an Olympian to your next big corporate event. We can easily find Dave Johnsons agent to make your next event the best it can be.A Dave Johnson appearance will be sure to reward your companys employees, customers and clients. Most likely, Olympic fans and corporations can find Dave Johnson's official website, charity involvement, Twitter account, representation, publicist and management info at www.Dave Johnson.com.

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