MSG Dennis Bowsher
Modern Pentathlon Coach
SFC Dennis Bowsher swam growing up in Dallas, Texas, and learned about modern pentathlon as a sport in 2002. A three-time all-state swimmer, he knew he already qualified for one of the five pentathlon events. Expert coaches taught him to master the other four – fencing, equestrian, shooting, and running – and he became two-time Junior National Champion (2003, 2004) and the 2005 U.S. National Champion right before leaving for Basic Training. His ascent continues with the Army and WCAP, including competing and coaching in the Olympic Games.
What motivates me to perform my best? I always want to beat the guy next to me. It doesn’t matter if it’s in practice or in competition.
2012 U.S. Olympic Team Member (Men's Individual Event)
2016, 2020 U.S. Olympic Assistant Coach
6x USA Modern Pentathlon National Champion (Men's Individual Event)
11x USA Modern Pentathlon World Team Member (Men's Individual Event)
U.S. Olympian Team Member
U.S. Olympic Team Alternate
11x U.S. World Team Member
6x USA Modern Pentathlon National Champion