THE PAVLACIC FAMILY
Don, 41, a utility company employee, was 24 when he learned to speed skate. He won 21 medals and taught the sport to his son. Since then, each of his children has learned to speed skate by the age of four, and to date the Pavlacics have won 435 medals, 92 trophies, 80 championships and have set two national and eight state records. Young Don (center), the winner of 29 medals, is now 19 and a sophomore at Missouri-St. Louis. Sharon. 14 (left), a freshman at St. Thomas Aquinas, won the National Amateur Skating Union indoor championship for juvenile girls last year, setting records in the 300 and 800. She has won six state titles, holds six state records and has 42 trophies and 156 medals. David, 12, has 19 trophies and 75 medals, has won four consecutive state titles and holds the state Pony (nine-and-under) record in the 440. Debbie, 11, winner of eight trophies and 63 medals, took the state girls' Pony championship last year. Both are students at St. Ferdinand. Lisa, 16, a junior at Thomas Aquinas, has won five state championships and has 23 trophies and 91 medals.
This is an article from the Jan. 2, 1978 issue