WHY USAFA?: "Many facets of the Air Force Academy compelled me to attend: the Academy's excellent reputation, top notch academics, accessible faculty, paid world travel, direct leadership experience and adrenaline-inducing activities such as sky diving and basic flight instruction-all of which I have done. The moral caliber of the students and faculty inspire an environment of trust and respect. The opportunity to become an Air Force officer grants me the ability to make a difference in the world. The best and most direct route to serve and defend my country as an Air Force pilot is the Air Force Academy. Continuing my gymnastics career, training in excellent facilities with great teammates under the supervision of Kip Simons and Brett McClure, both of whom are Olympians, was the culminating factor that led me to the Air Force Academy."
Team captain for 2010...
JUNIOR (2009): "Competed in 10 meets for the Falcons...set three career-best marks...posted a career-high 13.700 on the high bar at the Southwest Cup...that score is tied for the ninth highest in Air Force history...scored a career-best 15.150 on the vault at the Illinois-Chicago Triangular meet...posted a personal-high 13.100 on the pommel horse at the USAG Championships (team finals)...the vault and pommel horse scores are ranked among the program's top-20...set a season-high floor exercise score of 13.700 at the All-Academy Championships...matched that score at the Southwest Cup...also posted a season-best parallel bars score of 13.400 at that meet...named to the MPSF all-academic team.
SOPHOMORE (2008): "Competed in every team competition for the Falcons, including six as an all-around competitor...one of six Falcons to compete at the NCAA Championships...participated as a floor exercise specialist at the national meet...earned USAG All-America honors in the all-around with a personal-best score of 80.250...also set personal-best marks on the pommel horse (12.850) and parallel bars (13.700) at that meet...posted career-best floor exercise (14.300), still rings (13.550) and vault (15.000) scores at home against Illinois-Chicago...set a personal-best high bar score of 13.100 at the Pacific Coast Classic...finished the season tied for eighth in the national rankings (USAG Division) with a National Qualifying Average of 77.690 in the all-around...selected to the MPSF all-academic team.
FRESHMAN (2007): "Competed in every team competition, as well as the individual event finals of the Rocky Mountain Open and USAG Championships...earned USAG All-America honors in the all-around and floor exercise...posted the team's second-highest scores on the floor exercise (8.700) and all-around (47.000)...set personal-best marks on the pommel horse (7.500) and still rings (7.900) at the Peter Vidmar Invitational...was one of five Falcons to tally career-best marks on the still rings at the All-Academy Championships...also finished third in the all-around at that meet...earned two top-10 finishes (floor exercise and vault) at the Oklahoma dual meet...tied for third on the floor exercise at the RMO event finals...earned academic honors by the College Gymnastics Association.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: "Attended Millersport High School...class valedictorian...member of the National Honor Society...competed at the club level for Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center...coached by Mike Serra...four-time qualifier for the Junior Olympic National Championships...USA Gymnastics Academic All-America first-team selection.
PERSONAL: "Full name is Christopher Brennan Wolford...goes by Brennan...son of Chris Wolford and Kim Fry...has one older sister (Brittany), three younger sisters (Kaitlyn, Emily, Kerrigan) and one younger brother (Nick)...majoring in mechanical engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as Assistant Flight Commander...has also served as First Sergeant and Element NCO...father retired from the military in 2007...hobbies include rock climbing and camping...spent the summer as a counselor for Falcon Sports Camps and completing Powered Flight (introductory flight lessons in the DA-40)...member of Cadet Squadron 32.