World Class Athlete Program (WCAP)

Our Mission & Vision:

To develop Department of the Air Force athletes and prepare them to successfully qualify for Team USA and compete on the world stage at the Olympic Games.

Our vision for relocating the management offices to Colorado Springs allows us to integrate the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) and 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).  This move is designed 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.

Our Story:

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

Do You Have What It Takes?

WCAP offers all members of the Air Force and Space Force ( Active, Reserve, National Guard) an opportunity to compete in the Olympics.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is WCAP?

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. For the duration of the time the member is in WCAP, they sole focus is to train and stay ready to compete in their respective sport.

How do I become a part of WCAP?

Contact DAF Sport 
Or contact
Mr. Dale Filsell
World Class Athlete Program Manager
AFSVC.WCAP.Workflow@us.af.mil

What are the qualifying standards to be part of the program?
What is the application process?
How do I contact WCAP?

Email WCAP

Or Visit us on Facebook 

How do I contact Air Force Sports?

Email Air Force Sports

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Meet the Air Force Olympic Contenders

2024 SUMMER OLYMPIC CONTENDERS
2nd Lt. Singleton-Comfort WCAP

2nd Lt. Singleton- Comfort

Sport: Fencing

Second Lieutenant Singleton- Comfort is an Air Force World Class Athlete Program member currently training to compete in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. 

Singleton-Comfort recently completed her four years at the Academy, graduating with the class of 2020.  During that time, she qualified for the NCAA’s three times (four total, including one year at UC San Diego) and earned All-American honors three times.  In addition, Singleton-Comfort is a two-time NCAA West Regional/Western Fencing Conference women’s saber Champion (2017 and 2020).

Notable: 
– Four-time NCAA Championship Qualifier
– 2020 NCAA West Regional/Western Conference Saber Champion (went 10-0 in head-to-head bouts).
– Three-time All-American in saber (2018-19 & 2019-20 at Air Force and 2015-16 at UC San Diego).
– Third-Team All-American in 2019 with 11th place finish at NCAAs.
– 2020 USFCA All-American First Team.
– 2020 USFCA All-West Region First Team.
– 2020 Air Force Academy Athletic Excellence Award recipient (USAFA Athletics Top 6 Award).
– Is just the fifth women’s All-American and second in saber at Air Force.
– 2016-17 NCAA Regional/Western Fencing Conference women’s saber Champion.
– 195-46 all-time record at Air Force.

2019-20: Team Captain … NCAA qualifier in women’s saber … 2020 NCAA West Regional/Western Conference Women’s Saber Champion (went 10-0 in head-to-head bouts) … 48-8 record … went undefeated 11 times in team bout competition … runner-up at December NAC out of a field of 105 … USFCA All-American First-Team … USFCA All-West Region First Team … team MVP.

2018-19: Competed in several NACs, but took remainder of season off from competition to preserve senior eligibility for 2019-20 season … December NAC Saber Champion, going 11-0 in her bouts in Cincinnati … placed 5th in Saber at January NAC in Charlotte.

2017-18 (Sophomore Academic/Junior competition): Posted 93-21 record … 2019 All-American with 11th place finish at NCAA Championships (Third Team) … won 13 bouts at NCAAs … placed second at NCAA West Regional with 7-1 record … went undefeated 19 times, including eight straight 3-0 bouts at one point in season … placed third in senior women’s saber at Nick Toth Open … placed 8th in women’s saber at October NAC … placed 37th in women’s Div. I saber at December NAC … placed 38th in women’s Div. I saber at January NAC … finished seventh at USA Fencing Nationals, falling in semifinals to national champion Mariel Zagunis … Team MVP.

2016-17 (Freshman Academic/Sophomore competition): Posted 54-17 record to lead team in wins … 2017 NCAA Regional/Western Fencing Conference Women’s Saber Champion … Placed 14th at NCAA’s with 14-9 record … Team MVP … champion of women’s saber at Nick Toth Invite … finished eighth at October NAC in women’s saber … 37th at December NAC in women’s Div. I saber … 38th at January NAC in women’s Div. I saber … 13-2 at Duke Invite … 27-6 at Northwestern Invite … Team MVP.

A1C Evans

Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Airman 1st Class Tyler Evans is a modern pentathlete and member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program, training for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.

He was a NCAA Division I swimmer for Canisius College in Buffalo, NY from 2011-2014. 

Post graduation, Evans  became a professional triathlete. From 2015-2018 he raced as a professional triathlete in both Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons. In 2017, he was drafted for the first Major League Triathlon series held in the United States.

In 2018, A1C Evans shifted his focus to modern pentathlon. The same year, he qualified for the U.S. Modern Pentathlon National Team. In 2019 and 2021, A1C Evans qualified for the Modern Pentathlon World Championships. 

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in July of 2021. His first assignment will be Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO as an Aerospace Physiologist.A1C Evans will be training at the U.S. Air Force Academy facilities full time leading up to the Olympic Games.