David "Dave" Spiker and Lori Willems are a Dating team on The Amazing Race 9.
A team of self-professed nerds, Dave & Lori generally got along well, which allowed them to perform well in the first few legs of the race. However, getting lost on the way to the Roadblock in the first leg in Sicily pushed them to the back of the pack. Although they survived that leg, having to drive in morning traffic and getting lost again in the next leg proved to be their undoing, as they were eliminated in 7th place.
Retrieved from CBS.com
David & Lori are a couple from Manhattan, Kansas who have been dating for three years. Although Lori is ready to get married, David would like to get his career off the ground before he ties the knot.
Describing himself as intelligent and compassionate, David has done little traveling, but is eager to explore the world. He received Bachelor's of Arts and Science degrees from Kansas State University. A musician who is very involved with his local underground music scene, David's many bands have released three full length CDs and have played in several local music festivals and venues across the country. His one phobia is heights.
An assistant manager at Pizza Hut, Lori says she is energetic, understanding and willing. She also believes herself to be more spontaneous than her partner, who is more reserved and likes to have a plan. Nevertheless, they look forward to working together as they travel around the world and learn about different cultures on THE AMAZING RACE.
The Amazing Race 9
|Dave & Lori's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Brazil||Motor Head / Rotor Head||No Roadblock||4 of 11|
|2||2||Brazil||Press It / Climb It||Dave||4 of 10|
|3||3||Brazil → Russia → Germany||Scrub / Scour||Lori||9 of 9|||
|4||Break It / Slap It||Dave||5 of 9|
|5||4||Germany → Italy||Foundry / Laundry||Lori||6 of 8|
|6||5||Italy||Big Fish / Little Fish||Dave||7 of 7|
- Dave and Lori eventually got engaged and subsequently married.
- Harry Smith on The Early Show (04/06/2006): "Gridlock Does In 'Nerds' on Race"
- Jenn Basler at RealityNewsOnline (04/07/2006): "We Won What We Actually Set Out to Do"
- Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide Online (04/12/2006): "Revenge of the Amazing Race Nerds?"
Social Media Profiles
- Dave's Facebook: /david.spiker
- Lori's Facebook: /lori.spiker
|The Amazing Race 9 Teams|