USAFA, Colo. – The Air Force Regional Training Center is excited to announce the addition of former Oklahoma State All-American Chandler Rogers, and Senior Airman Diante Cooper to the AFRTC as they begin preparation for the 2020 Olympics.
Rogers was a two-time All-American and Big 12 Conference Champion at 165 lbs. for the Cowboys, where he wrestled from 2014-19. Prior to college, Rogers was a Fila Cadet World Team member in 2012, a three-time Greco-Roman National Champion, and a six-time All-American. As part of his AFRTC training, Rogers will also serve as the Director of Operations for the Air Force Academy wrestling team.
SrA. Cooper joins the AFRTC via the Air Force’s World Class Athlete Program (WCAP). Cooper is a native of Morganfield, Ky. and serves as a Battlefield Airman Tac P in the Air Force. Despite only wrestling for a short period of time, Cooper has already found much success, taking second in freestyle at the Armed Forces Championships, getting to the round of 12 at the U.S. Open in both Greco & Freestyle, and placing third and second, respectively, in both Greco and Freestyle competitions at the Last Chance Senior World Team qualifier.
Both Rogers and Cooper join what is an impressive growing list of athletes training at the AFRTC, which include former Falcon wrestlers Captain Brandon Mueller and 2nd Lt. Alex Mossing, as well as SSgt. Christen Hunt. With the addition of these World Class athletes, the AFRTC and WCAP programs are continuing to provide excellent opportunities for athletes to pursue World and Olympic Championship aspirations.