|Full name||Carl Francis Schueler|
|Born||February 26, 1956|
Newburyport, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg)|
|Updated on July 27, 2013.|
Carl Francis Schueler (born February 26, 1956, in Newburyport, Massachusetts) is a retired male race walker from the United States. Schueler was a four time olympian and the first American to walk the 50k under 4 hours.
Schueler qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team but was unable to compete due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott. He did however receive one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes. He was a four time Olympian (1980–1992) and competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics during his career.
He has two daughters named Ellie and Margy, and is married to Debora VanOrden, a twice first alternate Olympic team racewalker. Schueler lives in Colorado Springs, CO.
- 20 km: 1:25:04 hrs – 1986
- 50 km: 3:57:09 hrs – Rome, 5 September 1987
|Representing the United States|
|1984||Olympic Games||Los Angeles, California, United States||6th||50 km||3:59:46|
|Pan American Race Walking Cup||Bucaramanga, Colombia||4th||50 km||4:20:56|
|1985||World Race Walking Cup||St John's, Isle of Man||19th||50 km||4:13:14|
|1986||Pan American Race Walking Cup||Saint Léonard, Canada||9th||20 km||1:25:04|
|1987||World Championships||Rome, Italy||16th||50 km||3:57:09|
|1988||Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||23rd||50 km||3:57:44|
|Pan American Race Walking Cup||Mar del Plata, Argentina||6th||20 km||1:31:39|
|1990||Pan American Race Walking Cup||Xalapa, México||7th||20 km||1:28:21|
|1991||World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||DNF||50 km||—|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||23rd||50 km||4:13:38|
While living in Bethesda, Maryland, Schueler assisted in founding Potomac Valley Track Club, and its annual race walker of the year award is named after him in commemoration for the work he did for them.
- Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry (2008). Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.
- Carl Schueler at World Athletics
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Carl Schueler". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.