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Air Force Elite Make Up the World Class Athlete Program

The Air Force World Class Athlete Program, known as WCAP is designed to allow elite athletes the opportunity to train and compete in national events to make the Olympics. Read our story.

 

AF Form 303 Completion Instructions:

  1. Download AF Form 303 from here.
  2. Select your SPORT from the drop down box.
  3. Page 1: fill in the highlighted fields (SSN is not required). In sections III. & IV., include awards and accolades received that pertain to the sport for which you are applying.
  4. Page 2: All signature fields must be electronically signed. Athlete completes sections V. and VI and signs. Supervisor completes and signs in section VII. Commander completes and signs in section VIII. Section IX. Is for WCAP applicants only. Fitness Center Director completes and signs in section X. Section XI. – leave blank.
  5. After obtaining appropriate signatures, athlete uploads to the MyPers website here

 

MEET THE AIR FORCE 2020 OLYMPIC CONTENDERS

 

1st Lt Dylan Bell

Sport:  Pole vault

First Lieutenant Dylan Bell is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member currently training in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lieutenant Bell utilizes the United States Air Force Academy facilities for training and is coached by Scott Steffan, the vertical jumps coach for the Falcons.
Bell received his commission from the Air Force Academy in 2016. He competed on the Academy track and field team from 20012-2016. He excelled in pole vaulting and decided to focus his energy in that sport.
The lieutenant became a member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program in March 2018. He is a two-time All American with a personal best jump of 5.70 meters.
During his 60 days of leave Bell competed at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, July 4, 2016, placing 6th with a jump of 5.60 meters.
Bell attended Undergraduate Cyber Training following his graduation. He was stationed at Holloman AFB, in the 49th Communications Squadron following cyber training. Since his WCAP Debut, Bell started the 2018 outdoor track season late, yet managed to secure a spot at the USA Outdoor Championships.
The lieutenant’s older brother, Captain Spencer Bell, is a 2010 Air Force Academy grad turned USAF Test Pilot stationed at Eglin AFB, Florida. Bell also has a younger brother, Cadet Second Class Trey Bell, who is a member of the Air Force Academy’s Class of 2020.

   

1st Lt Riley Coates

Sport:  Marathon, 10K

First Lieutenant Riley Coates is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member and is training for the 2020 Summer Olympic Trials, where he will attempt to make Team USA in either the 10,000m or Marathon for the Summer 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Coates received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2015. He competed on the Academy Cross Country and Track and Field teams from 2011-2015.
The lieutenant became a member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program in August 2018. He is a two-time NCAA Cross Country National Championships qualifier, three-time all-Mountain West Conference athlete, and owns a Half Marathon personal best of 1:04:38 and a 10,000m personal best of 29:31.
His recent accomplishments include a 29th-place finish at the USATF Cross Country National Championships, February 3, 2018, Tallahassee, Florida, an 18th-place finish at the USATF Half Marathon National Championships, May 6, 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and a twelfth-place finish at the Grandma’s Half Marathon, June 16, 2018, Duluth, Minnesota.

   

1st Lt Andrew Donlin

Sport: Team Handball

First Lieutenant Andrew (Drew) Donlin is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member and is working towards qualifying for and competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the sport of Team Handball.
Donlin received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2015. He competed on the Academy Handball team from 2011-2015 and served as Team Captain during his Firstie (Senior) year. Lt Donlin was also the collegiate top scorer in the nation in 2014.
The lieutenant became a member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program in November 2018. Lt Donlin has been a member of the USA Team Handball Men’s National Team since 2016 and first competed internationally in 2012 with the USA Junior National Team while still at the Academy. Lt Donlin has also been a member of the USA Beach Handball team since 2016.
Lt Donlin was selected for the USA Junior National team in 2012 where he competed in the IHF Trophy Cup in Mexico City, Mexico. In 2015, he was the Captain of Team USA, represented by USAFA, at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. In 2016, Lt Donlin made his debut with the Men’s National Team at the Pan American Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lt Donlin led the USA Beach Handball team in scoring in their first ever appearance at the World Championships in 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. He also led the tournament in scoring and led Team USA to a Bronze medal at the Pan American Beach Handball Championships in 2018 in Oceanside, CA. He also finished in the Top 10 in scoring at the 2018 Beach Handball World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
Most recently, Lt Donlin was a significant contributor to USA Team Handball’s victory over Canada in a 2-game, Pan American Games qualification series in September 2018. Lt Donlin is doing most of his training for WCAP with a professional club team in Dormagen, Germany. Lt Donlin hopes to aid Team USA in Olympic qualification via the Pan American Games in July 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Lt Donlin is the oldest of four children and his sister, Colleen, is a Division 1 swimmer at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.
EDUCATION
2015 Bachelor of Science degree in Management, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2015 – November 2018 – Acquisition Program Manager, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, Los Angeles, CA
3. November 2018 – Present – World Class Athlete Program athlete, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Los Angeles AFB, CA and Dormagen, Germany, training.
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 2015
First Lieutenant May 2017
Captain (select) May 2019

   

1st Lt Hannah Everson

Sport: 10K

First Lieutenant Hannah Everson is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member who will be competing in Track and Field distance events and road races, and specializing in the 10,000m run.
Lt Everson received her commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2016. She competed on the Academy track and field team from 2012-2016. In her junior and senior year, she started to excel in the distance events, and decided to pursue the sport full time.
Lt Everson became a member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program in July 2016. She is a four-time All American across three sports: Cross Country, and Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field. Her personal bests are 19:50 in the 6,000m (cross country) from the Washington Invitational 2015, 15:53.64 in the 5,000m run from the Husky Classic 2016, and 32:47.25 for the 10,000m from the 2016 Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Hannah finished First Team All-American in each of her senior running seasons. In Cross Country, she ran 20:15.5 in the 6,000m distance to finish 22nd in the field at the national meet. During the Indoor season, Hannah ran 16:04.37 to finish 7th at NCAAs in the 5,000m. Finally, she capped off her senior seasons with a 3rd place finish in the 10,000m at the 2016 Outdoor Track and Field Championships with an 18 second personal best of 32:47.25.
Her recent accomplishments include a 17th place finish at the 2017 BAA Mayor’s Cup Cross Country 5K, running a time of 17:38. In 2018, Hannah ran 37:10 to finish 16th overall at the USATF Cross Country Championships (10,000m), and finished first for the Air Force team and 2nd overall in the Armed Forces Championships. Lastly, Hannah finished 33rd in the Mount SAC Relays 10,000m, running a season’s best 35:14.36.
Lt Everson has a younger sister, Rachel, who currently attends the United States Coast Guard Academy, and competes for the Academy’s basketball team.
The lieutenant’s older brother, Captain Spencer Bell, is a 2010 Air Force Academy grad turned USAF Test Pilot stationed at Eglin AFB, Florida. Bell also has a younger brother, Cadet Second Class Trey Bell, who is a member of the Air Force Academy’s Class of 2020.

   

2nd Lt Carina Gillespie

Sport: 1500m

Second Lieutenant Carina Gillespie is a 1500-meter distance runner in the Air Force World Class Athlete Program (WCAP). She currently trains in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA).
Carina received her commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 2018. She competed on the Academy track and field and cross-country team from 2014-2018.
During her time at the Academy, Carina made a significant impact to the track and field program. As team captain in her final track and field season, she broke her 1500-meter Academy record with a time of 4:14.96 at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds. She also placed Top 25 in the 1500-meter at the 2018 NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Carina is honored to be part of the WCAP and represent the United States Air Force. She hopes to continue to make strides in her running career and ultimately reach her goal of being a part of the 2020 United States Olympic team.

   

2nd Lt Bradley Haslam

Sport - Baseball

Second Lieutenant Bradley Haslam is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member and will be vying to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Haslam will contend for a spot on the USA national baseball team.
Lieutenant Haslam received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2017. He competed on the Academy baseball team from 2014-2017. He excelled on the baseball diamond and decided to try to represent his country and the Air Force in the sport.
The lieutenant became a member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program in August 2018. He is a collegiate baseball All American and in 2017, he posted a 44-game hit streak which ranks the 6th longest in NCAA history.
To increase the likelihood of making the USA national baseball team, Haslam signed a contract to play baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization. Lieutenant Haslam will be playing baseball in Clearwater, Florida for one of the Phillies’ minor league affiliate teams.
His recent accomplishments also include: 2017 All American, 44-game hit streak (6th best in NCAAA history/USAFA record), batted .371 for college career, 2016 All-Mountain West First Team selection, 2017 All-Mountain West First Team Selection, led Mountain West conference with .408 batting average and 95 hits in 2016 (USAFA school record), 2016-17 USAFA Outstanding Cadet in Athletic Achievement, Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week, Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week, and top 10 offensive player in the country over his junior and senior year.
Haslam is from San Marino, California, a small suburb about 10 miles outside of Los Angeles.
EDUCATION
2017 Bachelor of Science degree in Management, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2017 – November 2017 – Pilot Training, 47th Student Squadron, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas
2. December 2017 – August 2018 – Contracting Officer, AFSC/PZIOB, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
3. September 2018 – Present – World Class Athlete Program athlete, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Clearwater, FL & Austin, TX, training
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant July 2017
First Lieutenant May 2019
RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE
The Gazette – https://gazette.com/sports/david-ramsey-air-force-s-bradley-haslam-seeks-to-increase/article_a13546ff-fb29-52ca-b0a3-f6c6f21e764b.html
KRDO - https://www.krdo.com/news/top-stories/afa-baseball-player-extends-his-hitting-streak-to-43-games/465470445

   

SrA Christen Hunt

Sport - Wrestling

Senior Airmen Christen Hunt is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member and will be competing for a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. SrA Hunt competes in Greco-Roman wrestling at 63 kilo-grams.
Hunt enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 2014. He competed on the Springfield High school Wrestling team in Illinois from 2009-2013. He excelled in wrestling and qualified for the state high school tournaments twice.
Hunt a member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program in October 2018. He made the 2018 All-Airforce team in January 2018. He competed at the Armed Forces competition and took third beating a #6 national ranking wrestler.
He competed at the 2018 U.S. Open and the World Team Trials. He finished the Olympic Trials in Tulsa Oklahoma, June 21, 2018, taking an overall 8th place.
His recent accomplishments also include an impressive two first-place finishes at the Colorado Rocky Mountain National, November 26, 2016, and December 5, 2018 Denver, Colorado; a first-place finish at the Team Greco Xtreme, October 15, 2017, Denver, Colorado;
EDUCATION
2018 Community of the Airforce Degree; Associates in Health Service Management
ASSIGNMENTS
1. April – June 2014 – Basic Training, JB Lackland AFB, Tx
2. July 2014 – October 2018 –Peterson AFB, CO;
3. November 2018- Present World Class Athlete Program athlete, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Spring, Colorado, training
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class July 2014
Senior Airmen September 2016
Staff Sergeant December 2018
RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE
Peterson AFB, CO Public Affairs
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/263291/team-pete-airman-selected-air-force-wrestling-team-tryouts

   

2nd Lt Kevin Jackson

Sport - Swimming

First Lieutenant Kevin Jackson is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member and will be train for the 2020 Summer Olympics Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. He will compete in the sport of swimming in hopes of making the Olympic Team in 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.
Jackson received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2016. He competed on the Academy swim team from 2012-2016. He excelled in swimming and decided to focus his energy in that sport.
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The lieutenant became a member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program in August 2018. He has placed at the USA Swimming Open Water National meet in both the 5km and 10km races and is a multiple event Air Force Academy record-holder in the distance freestyle events.
He will compete at the swimming Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska in late June, 2020.
His recent accomplishments also include a first-place finish at the Fat Salmon Swim, a 5km open water race on 14 July 2018 in Seattle, Washington; a seventh-place finish at the Portland Bridge Swim, an 11 mile open water race on 8 July 2018 in Portland, Oregon; and a first-place finish at the Whidbey Island Swim, a 2.4 mile open water race on 9 June 2018 in Langley, Washington.

   

2nd Lt James Jax

Sport - Baseball

Second Lieutenant Griffin Jax is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member and will be competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. During the games, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, Jax will compete in baseball.
Jax received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2017. He competed on the Academy baseball from 2013-2017. He excelled in baseball and decided to focus his energy in that sport for opportunities after graduation.
The lieutenant became a member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program in April 2018. He is a two-time All American and All Mountain West Conference in baseball, and was selected in the Third Round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft. Jax was also selected in the 12th round of the 2013 draft out of High School, but wanted to pursue the opportunity of a lifetime at the Air Force Academy.
He finished his collegiate career with records in almost every category, and setting many Air Force records as well. After a breakthrough Junior year season, Jax was awarded the Team MVP award and represented the baseball team at the end of the year Air Force Falcon team awards ceremony.
Though there are not individual events the Lieutenant will be competing in while in the program, he will be training with the Minnesota Twins to get ready for the 2020 games. Lieutenant Jax competed in the Florida State League from April-September 2018, and even finished winning a championship with the team. Jax was one of 5 starting pitchers, and finished the season in the top 5 of Earned Run Average, Innings pitched, and Walks per 9 innings. In the playoff game he pitched in, Jax went 7 innings allowing 2 earned runs, helping his team to a 10-3 win en route to a Championship. While his time with the Twins has been short, Jax was chosen to represent the organization at the 2018 Arizona Fall League. This league is comprised of all the young talent and every organizations top prospects. To be chosen for this league is a great honor, and promises a bright future in the sport. Jax will head to Spring Training with the Twins in March of 2019, getting ready for another dominant season.
The lieutenant has two younger brothers, twins, that also attend The United States Air Force Academy. Parker, class of 2019, just received a pilot slot after graduation and is a member of the club CrossFit team. Carson, class of 2020, did a year at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas before joining the other Jax brothers. Carson is also hoping for a pilot slot, but competes on the Wings of Blue parachute team while at the Academy.
EDUCATION
2017 Bachelor of Science degree in Management, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
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ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2017 – April 2018 – Acquisitions officer, 700th Contracting Squadron, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
3. April 2018 – Present – World Class Athlete Program athlete, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida, training
RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE
Twins Daily online Blog - http://twinsdaily.com/_/minnesota-twins-news/minnesota-twins-minor-leagues/griffin-jaxs-baseball-career-resumes-r6715
Air Force Falcons online website - https://goairforcefalcons.com/news/2018/9/7/baseball-griffin-jax-selected-to-arizona-fall-league.aspx
Mr. Politic, US News -http://www.mrpolitic.com/2018/11/13/griffin-jax-brings-patriotism-with-his-pitching-in-arizona-fall-league/
MLB.com - https://www.mlb.com/news/twins-griffin-jax-hoping-to-make-mlb-history/c-183298302
MiLB.com -https://www.milb.com/milb/news/the-show-before-the-show-episode-182-featuring-minnesota-twins-griffin-jax/c-298131762
CBSSports.com - https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/twins-griffin-jax-cleared-to-pitch-this-season/

   

2nd Lt Lindy Jones

Sport - Marathon, 10K

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 2017
First Lieutenant May 2019
Second Lieutenant Lindy Jones is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member.

Jones received her commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2017. She competed on the Academy cross-country and track and field team from 2013-2017. Her best event was the 10k on the track and plans on competing in the 10k at the Olympic trials as well as the marathon, which will be held in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

The lieutenant became a member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program in August 2018.

The lieutenant’s sister, 1st Lt. Lainie Long, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2015 and was a member of the Academy’s diving team.

The lieutenants four older brothers, two of which graduated from the Naval Academy and the other two graduating from West Point, were also athletes at both Academies.

   

Capt Annette Melcher

Sport - 800m

Capt Annette Melcher is an 800m runner assigned to USAFA, CO. She has been competing in Track since she was in fourth grade and recent accomplishments include 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 800m.
She entered basic training at USAFA in June 2010. She graduated from USAFA in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and was accepted in the World Class Athlete Program shortly after graduate leave. She completed her Master’s of Business Administration in 2016. She worked with the GPS satellites in the 2nd Space Operations squadron at Schriever AFB and headed the transition from contractors to military personnel for the User Operations center.

   

Capt Brandon Mueller

Sport - Wrestling

Captain Brandon Mueller is a Greco-Roman wrestler competing for the Air Force World Class Athlete Program. He is training to make the national team for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Mueller received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2013. Although Mueller competed collegiately while attending the Academy, his national success arose while working at the Air Force Research Laboratory. In 2015, Mueller switched his focus to the Greco-Roman style and began dedicating his spare time to training. His hard work started paying off in several 2017 tournaments.
Competing for the All-Air Force team, Captain Mueller captured silver in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman at the 2017 Armed Forces Championships. A month later, he finished second at the Kristjan Palusalu Memorial in Tallinn, Estonia. Captain Mueller took 8th at the 2017 World Team Trials and ended up with 10th at the World Military Championships in Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Captain Mueller joined the World Class Athlete Program in July 2018. Before that, he worked as a satellite signature physicist and program manager within the Space Vehicles Directorate. He hails from Greenleaf, Wisconsin and started wrestling for the Wrightstown school district in the 3rd grade.

   

1st Lt Anna Olesinski

Sport - Modern Pentathlon

First Lieutenant Anna Olesinski is a modern pentathlete in the Air Force World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) and is assigned to the, Air Force Fitness and Sports Branch, Operations Directorate, Air Force Services Activity, Air Force Installation Mission Support Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX. She currently trains in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Olympic Training Center.
Prior to entering the WCAP, First Lieutenant Anna Olesinski was an intelligence analyst at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico under the 27th Special Operations Group in the 27th Special Operations Wing. She directly oversaw intelligence support for RPA combat operations, as well as sustain global taskings and deployment readiness.
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EDUCATION
2016 Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 2017 – June 2018, Intelligence officer, 56th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico
2. July 2018 – Present, World Class Athlete Program, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. (Training location: Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado)
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Achievement Medal
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 2016
First Lieutenant June 2018
(Current as of August 2018)

   

2nd Lt Kyle Pater

Sport - Pole Vault

Second lieutenant Kyle Pater is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member who specializes in pole vault. He is currently training with aspirations to make the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Pater graduated and commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 2017 as a Financial Management Officer. He competed for the Academy’s track and field program from 2013-2017 and holds the school record of 5.65 meter. His experiences on this track and field team and his passion in the pole vault has motivated him to peruse a childhood dream to one day make it on the US Olympic Team.
Lieutenant Pater was accepted into the Air Force World Class Athlete Program in August 2018. He is a two-time All American with a personal best jump of 5.65 meters set at 2017 Indoor Mountain West Conference Championship, University of New Mexico, setting a meet record for the Indoor Mountain West Conference.
In his recent accomplishments, he place first by jumping 5.60 meters at the Air Force Indoor Team Challenge, 3 February 2017, U.S. Air Force Academy; he also won both the Indoor and Outdoor Mountain West Conference Championships in 2017 by jumping 5.65 and 5.35; on 8 April 2017 he took second place at the Rafer/JJK Invitational, University of California Long beach, he jumped 5.50 meters.

   

2nd Lt Michelle Spires

Sport - High Jump

Second Lieutenant Michelle Spires is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member currently training in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lieutenant Spires utilizes the United States Air Force Academy facilities for training and is coached by Scott Steffan, the vertical jumps coach for the Falcons.
Spires received her commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2018. She competed on the Academy track and field team from 2014-2018. She excelled in high jump and decided to focus her energy in that sport.
The Lieutenant became a member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program in August 2018. She is a four-time All American with a personal best jump of 1.87 meters (6-1.5 ft).
She finished 5th at the USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2017, and 8th in 2018. Her recent accomplishments also include a 4th place finish at the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
The Lieutenant’s oldest brother, Captain Michael Brown, also graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2010 and currently flies the A-10. Her second oldest brother, Jacob Coker, was the starting quarterback for the University of Alabama in 2016, leading the team to a NCAA Division I National Championship. Her youngest brother, Peyton Spires, is a 3rd class cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and currently throws javelin for the Falcons.

   

2nd Lt Jamiel Trimble

Sport - Hurdles/Sprint

Second Lieutenant Jamiel Trimble is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member who received his commission from the U.S. Air Force in 2018. He competed on the Academy Track and Field team from 2014-2018, joining the track team after a brief stint on the Academy football team. He excelled in sprinting/hurdling and decided to focus all of his efforts into that sport.
The lieutenant became a member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program in August 2018. He is a four-time All American with personal bests of 13.62s and 20.12s in the 110-meter Hurdles and 200-meter dash respectively at the NCAA West Preliminary meet in Lawrence, Kansas in May 2016. He still currently holds the 200-meter dash record at said venue. He also holds conference records in both events.
He ends his collegiate career as being the most decorated male athlete in the history of the Mountain West conference. His performance at the NCAA West Preliminary qualified him for the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon as well as the USA U23 national team. However, due to a hamstring injury, his season was cut short before he was able to compete. He finished the collegiate season ranked number 3 in the NCAA and number 6 in the USA.
His recent accomplishments include a first-place finish at the Mountain West Conference Championship meet in both the 110 Hurdles (13.66s) and 200-meter dash (20.33s) in May 2017. He followed that up with a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (20.30s) at the NCAA West Preliminary meet in Austin, Texas to qualify for the NCAA Championships. His performance in that meet also qualified him in the 110 Hurdles, as well as both the 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter relays.

   

2nd Lt Timothy Wang

Sport - Gymnastics

Second Lieutenant Timothy Wang is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member currently training in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Olympic Training Center as well as the United States Air Force Academy.
Wang received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2017. He competed on the Academy gymnastics team from 2014-2017. He set a few Academy records for gymnastics and decided to focus his time on the sport.
The lieutenant became a member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program in August 2018. He is a four-time NCAA All American and a seven-time USAG All American.
Prior to entering the WCAP, Second Lieutenant Timothy Wang was a finance officer at the United States Air Force Academy. He was assigned as a resource advisor for the Dean of Faculty Research Office (DFRO) which managed 23 different research centers for USAFA.
His recent accomplishments also include a sixth place parallel bar finish and an eighth place All-Around finish at the NCAA Championships, April 2017, placed seventh on the pommel horse at NCAA Championships, April 2016, received a fourth place finish on the pommel horse at NCAA Championships, April 2014.

   
   

 

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  • Submit an Air Force (AF) Form 303 (Request for USAF Specialized Sports Training) by e-mail or by mail.
  • The Air Force Fitness and Sports office will forward the application to the United States Olympic Committee to verify your potential for making the Olympic team in your sport.

If you are accepted into the World Class Athlete Program, a PCS move may be required to locate you closer to the national team coaches and training facilities. The program starts two years prior to each Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

 

 
     
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