SFC Dennis Bowsher

Modern Pentathlon

Sport: Modern Pentathlon
Event: Modern Pentathlon
Position: Coach
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: W.T. White High School
College: Vernon Regional Junior College
Joined Army: August 2005
MOS: 88M, Motor Transport Operator

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.

Career Highlights


U.S. Olympic Assistant Coach


U.S. Olympic Assistant Coach


U.S. National Champion


U.S. Olympic Games, Alternate


2005-15 World Championships Team Member
6 x US National Champion