World Class Athlete Program – WCAP – Best Of – United States Army – FMWRC
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PHOTO CAPTION: Army World Class Athlete Program wrestler Sgt. Brad Ahearn of Fort Carson, Colo., throws Lance Cpl. Jeremy Pederson of Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., en route to winning a 5-1, 6-0 decision in a 211.5-pound freestyle match during the 2007 Armed Forces Wrestling Championships at Fort Carson, Colo., on March 24. Ahearn won the gold medal, and Pederson took the silver.
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World Class Athlete Program
The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) provides soldier-athletes the opportunity to compete toward qualifying for the United States Olympic team. Qualified soldiers must be nationally ranked in their chosen sport and be certified by the United States Olympic Committee at a world class level. Athletes join the program at least three years before the Olympic Trials. To be eligible for the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, soldiers must currently be a member of the Active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. Soldiers must also be eligible to represent the USA in international competitions and demonstrate the potential to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team or U.S. Paralympic Team.