Sophomore | 2016-17: Recorded a 6-10 record on the season with one major decision … two-time Superintendent’s list … completed Operations Air Force at McConnell AFB, Kan. … will serve as the Charlie Flight NCO as a junior.
Freshman | 2015-16: Finished the season with an overall record of 7-8 … posted three falls on the season … fastest fall was recorded in 3:38 … fourth place at the U.S. Collegiate Championships … Superintendent’s pin twice … completed cyber training for his cyber wings and earned his parachutist badge over the first period of summer … completed Expeditionary, Survival and Evasion Training over the third block of summer … will serve as the support clerk and element NCO as a sophomore.
USAFA Prep: Attended the Air Force Academy prep school, earned academic achievement rope during second quarter … made it to the Blood Round of the NCWA tournament.
High School: Four-time letter winner in wrestling … wrestled for coaches James Brown and Waymon May at the Colony HS … placed third at Brute Nationals … two-time Greco State runner-up … two-time freestyle state third place winner … two-time qualifier for Fargo Nationals … two-time Team Texas Representative … junior nationals qualifier … two-time district champion … two-time regional champion … third place in state as a junior with 39-5 record … second place in state as senior with 42-1 record … overall high school record 131-37 … Student of Month for excellence as a student … National Honor Society member for four years.
Personal: Member of Cadet Squadron 11 … son of Robert and Teresa Stowe with two older brothers Darren and Wesley, both wrestlers and graduates of USAFA … credits his entire family with the greatest impact on his athletic career, especially his older brothers who encouraged him to try wrestling … came to the Academy because he saw through his brothers experiences all of the amazing opportunities that USAFA offers and the success that becomes of officers who graduate from there. Ultimately, to have an awesome job being a pilot but most importantly, protecting those he loves and even those he doesn’t know ... dubbed by Mr. Rodriguez as the most reliable cadet on the team … major is management … aspires to be a C-17 pilot in the Air Force … favorite quote; “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” –Mark Twain … hobbies include lifting, wrestling, talking with loved ones and playing with his beloved dog.
“I am thankful for all the people who have been by my side like my coaches back in high school Waymon May and Chuck Brown for their time and efforts they have put into me. My success is a reflection of their coaching and dedication to their jobs as not just great coaches, but inspirational figures. I am also thankful for my parents that have not pushed but shoved me to my limits to ensure that I would have the success I have had in my life. Also, I am thankful for my brothers for inspiring me to join the Air Force and fight for a cause. Lastly, I am extremely thankful for the coaching staff of Air Force Wrestling for giving me the opportunity to represent the team every day. The coaches have made my dreams a reality.” - Colt Stowe