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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

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MEET THE AIR FORCE 2021 OLYMPIC CONTENDERS
Capt. 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.

Capt.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

Capt.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.

1st 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.

1st 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.

1st 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 4×100 meter and 4×400 meter relays.

1st 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.

2nd Lt Anna Weilbacher

Sport:  Shooting

Coming soon.

2nd Lt Austin Dewing

Sport:  Soccer

Coming soon.

2nd Lt Tucker Bone

Sport:  Soccer

Coming soon.

2nd Lt Jaci Smith

Sport:  10K,5K

Coming soon.

2nd Lt Nicholas Ready

Sport:  Baseball

Coming soon.

2nd Lt Jacob Gilbert

Sport:  Baseball

Coming soon.

2nd Lt William Easley

Sport:  Baseball

Coming soon.

2nd Lt Heidi Schellin

Sport:  Swimming

Coming soon.

2nd Lt Singleton-Comfort

Sport:  Fencing

Coming soon.

2nd Lt Michael Rhoads

Sport:  800m

Coming soon.

2nd Lt Zachary Nelson

Sport:  Swimming

Coming soon.

2nd Lt William McAnany

Sport:  Swimming

Coming soon.

2nd Lt Cameron Spearman

Sport:  Javelin

Coming soon.

SrA Daniel Kirwa

Sport:  10K,5K

Coming soon.

SrAGuor Maker

Sport:  10K,5K

Coming soon.

SrA Diante Cooper

Sport:  Wrestling

Coming soon.

MEET THE AIR FORCE 2022 OLYMPIC CONTENDERS
Maj Christopher Walsh

Sport:  Bobsled

Coming soon.

Capt Dakota Lynch

Sport:  Bobsled

Coming soon.

2nd Lt William Christopoulus

Sport:  Baseball

Coming soon.

Can You Compete With the Best of the World?

Here’s How:

  • 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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