WHY USAFA?: "I chose the Air Force Academy because I knew I wanted to be a pilot, and the Air Force Academy offers the best route for people who want to fly. I also was excited about receiving a free education worth nearly $400,000. Moreover, the Academy offers many opportunities to do things that I otherwise wouldn't be able to do, such as the Jump program, in which you get to jump out of an airplane with a parachute at an altitude of 4500 feet above the ground."
JUNIOR (2011): Participated on the parallel bars in four competitions, recording a career-best 13.600 at the Illinois-Chicago Quad on March 6...also competed on the pommel horse in two meets...named to the USA Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete Team...also earned academic honors from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (academic all-conference), Mountain West Conference (scholar-athlete) and College Gymnastics Association (all-America scholar-athlete).
SOPHOMORE (2010): Did not see competitive action.
FRESHMAN (2009): Did not see competitive action...shared the team's Hardest Worker Award.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Was home schooled...graduated with a 4.0 GPA...qualified for the National Chemistry Olympiad...competed at the club level for the Colorado Training Center...coached by Ron Brant...two-time qualifier for the Junior Olympic Nationals...two-time All-America first-team selection...picked up a third-place finish at the 2008 Colorado Open...finished fourth at the 2008 Black Jack Invitational.
PERSONAL: Full name is Travis Ray Myers...son of Don and Lenora Myers...has two younger brothers, Steffen and Leo...also has two younger sisters, Lizzie and Allyson...majoring in mathematics and chemistry...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as Academic NCO...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic excellence...two-time member of the Dean's Aces List...plays the French horn in the Academy's Cadet Orchestra...received Jump Wings in 2009, after jumping out of a plane five times...grandmother, Jacqueline Johnson, served in the Army...favorite book is 'The Lord of the Rings'...spent part of the summer completing Operation Air Force in South Korea...favorite event is the pommel horse, because "it is long and tiring to learn a new skill, but that makes it more rewarding"...member of Cadet Squadron 33. .