DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WORLD CLASS ATHLETE PROGRAM
World Class Athlete Program
The Air Force World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) is open to Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve Air Force and Space Force personnel who rank the highest in their sports. Only the best athletes are selected to train with the elite for a spot on the USA Olympic Team. Do you have what it takes? Click here to apply.
A1C Kelly Curtis at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Bejing
Our mission is to develop Department of Air Force athletes and prepare them to successfully qualify for Team USA and compete on the world stage at the Olympic Games.
Our vision to relocated the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) to Colorado Springs, CO allowed us to integrate the the WCAP and the Department of the Air Force Shooting program management with the International Governing Bodies, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the US Air Force Academy (USAFA). Our goal is to improve service and program recognition, improve athlete performance, cultivate professional skills and build resiliency as military service members. Additionally, these programs strive to be marquee public relations and recruiting programs for the Department of the Air Force.
Maj. Chris Walsh & SSgt. Beach
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.
2024 WCAP Olympic Hopefuls
Our featured athletes have been selected from the best of the best across the Air Force and Space Force. Their goal is to represent the United States in the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France. Learn more about these incredible individuals who represent the World Class Athlete Program.
A1C Mitchell Brown
A1C Tyler Evans
Maj. Phaelen French
2nd Lt. Sam Fuller
SrA. Michael Mannozzi
Maj. Daniel Rich
1st Lt. Leanne Singleton-Comfort
1st Lt. Jaci Smith
Track & Field
World Class Athlete Program " Road to the 2024 Paris Oympics"
Paris I France I 2024
26 July – 11 August
- Maj Phaelen French and A1C Tyler Evans competed at the 2023 USA Pentathlon Multisport (USAPM) World Cup Qualifier in Atlanta, GA from 14-15 January
- Mid competition, Maj French was ranked 5th and A1C Evans was ranked 7th overall
- During the finals, Maj French overtook the 2nd place competitor for a 2nd place overall win
- Equally competitive, A1C Evans surged to the lead in the final lap securing a 1st place finish out of 14 male athletes
- Both members qualified to represent the USA Pentathlon team at the World Cup competition
- For information on USAPM, please visit the website and navigate to USAPM World Cup Qualifier Atlanta, GA
Maj. Phaelen French
A1 C Tyler Evans
- SrA Michael Mannozzi competed at the USA Track & Field (USATF) 35 km Race Walk Championships on 15 January in Santee, CA
- SrA Mannozzi finished with a time of 3:18:42 and an 8th place finish
- His finish time qualifies him for the Olympic Trials, occurring early 2024
- SrA Mannozzi will continue to compete and train to be competitive for making the Olympic team
- For information on the event, please click here
SrA Michael Mannozzi