Will HERO WOD

Will HERO WOD

Workout Date:

12/04/2019

QIC:

OneCall

PAX:

Bling, Lombardi, Valvano, High Interest, Soto, Disconnected, Boxcar, Turn and Cough, Rousey, OneCall (QIC)

The Thang:

Conditions
Cold.  40

The other month, GORUCK put out 4 pretty stout workouts.  I have been saving them to pull out on various occasions.  I decided this was one such occasion based on the chatter in our rucking Slack channel.

Here is the background from the GR page: “It was an honor to introduce rucking to the CrossFit games a few weeks ago not only with rucking but also with The Will Hero WOD.  Will was one of my first friends in A/2/10, we were united by being FNG’s in close quarters and our desire to not be that anymore.

Will was killed in action this year, 2019, and his service cost him his life and created a hole that his family and our community will feel forever. I’m lucky to have known him. We put together this workout to honor him, his 4 daughters, and wife. When it hurts a little, just think about the sacrifice Will made.”

Jason McCarthy
10th Special Forces Group, 2006-08

THE WILL Battle Buddy Hero WOD

The workout consists of four movements, one for each of his daughters that he left behind, followed by a one mile ruck with a sandbag in honor of his wife, Sarah.  There are 10 repetitions of each movement, which represents the 10th Special Forces group.  {OneCall Note – I added a 5th exercise based on our chatter, but also to celebrate Will and the sacrifices he made and our lifting him and others who gave it all up to to heaven}:

Here is the WOD
10 Rounds:
10 Ruck Squats
10 American Ruck Twists
10 Ruck Push-Ups
10 Ruck High-Pulls

PLUS Ruck 1 Mile with Sandbag done at any time.

Will always said, “I will never run from a gunfight.”

Ultimately, that is what cost him his life. We sweat and grind to understand just a minutia of the sacrifice Will made for his family and for our country.

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