W.T. White alumnus Dennis Bowsher competed in the men’s modern pentathlon Saturday at the London Olympics. Although he finished 32nd out of 36 in the five-sport event, Bowsher is proud of his accomplishment.

He told the American Forces Press Service, “I’m taking everything positive out of it. I really enjoyed my experience. … I didn’t win a medal today, but I was here to at least have a chance at a medal. Only 36 people in the world can say that.”

Bowsher graduated from W.T. White in 2001 and is a member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. His parents are John and Nancy Bowsher.

The pentathlon is a feat in itself. Bowsher got 5,324 points, competing in five events: epee one-touch fencing, 200-meter freestyle swimming, horseback show jumping and cross-country running and laser-pistol shooting.

Watch this NBC video of Bowsher where he talks about the sport and how he got here.


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