9-8-2012 WOD



31 Heroes WOD – we weren’t able to do this on the scheduled date because of a conflict – Let’s get it in for the Heroes!

With a Partner
8 Thrusters 155/105
6 Rope Climbs
11 Box Jumps 30/24

While one partner is working the other will run 400M with a 45#/25# plate. When the partner returns they will pick up where the other partner left off.

Result Type: AMRAP


Above is the website and below is the link to donate.


We did this event last year to kick off CrossFit Medford and we were unable to do it this year.  Even if you are unable to attend tomorrow’s WOD, please feel free to donate whatever you feel you can. Here’s their story:

The 31Heroes Project exists to honor our fallen heroes killed in action August 6, 2011 through fitness and raise funds for programs that provide support to families of all fallen military heroes—past, present, and future.

All funds raised in 2012 will be split three ways going to the following organizations: Snowball Express, the Travis Manion Foundation‘s Challenge Grants program, and the memorial funds of each of the men killed in action August 6, 2011. Please check out the websites of these great organizations for more information about what amazing things they are doing in the lives of surviving military families!

Snowball Express has a mission of “creating hope and new memories for the children of our fallen military heroes”. They do this through all-expense-paid gatherings for children, where these kids are treated like royalty and get the opportunity to meet and build relationships with other kids just like them.  We believe they are making a huge difference in the lives of so many of our heroes children.

The Travis Manion Foundation has a mission of “assisting our nation’s veterans and families of Fallen Heroes”. Funds given to the Travis Manion Foundation will be going to a very cool program they do, Challenge Grants. These grants are given to surviving families that will complete a project of their choice to keep the memory of their loved one alive (think service projects, education, physical challenges, etc). These grants are a beautiful way to bring families together to honor and remember their loved one and keep their memory alive for many years to come.

On August 6th, 2011, 31 of America’s bravest warriors gave their lives in defense of our freedom. These men were sons, brothers, husbands, fathers, and friends. Not only do we thank them for their service and sacrifice, but we thank those that love them for the sacrifice they have made as well.

Alexander J Bennett, Sgt.

Darrik C Benson, PO1 SEAL

Brian R Bill, Master Chief SEAL

John W Brown, Tech Sgt., USAF PJ

Christopher G. Campbell, PO1 SEAL

David R Carter, CWO4

Jared W Day, Information Systems Technician PO1

John “Jet Li” Douangdara, Master at Arms 1st Class

Spencer C Duncan, Spc.

John W Faas, CPO SEAL

Patrick D Hamburger, Staff Sgt.

Andrew W Harvell, Staff Sgt., USAF CCT

Kevin A Houston, CPO SEAL

Jonas B Kelsall, Lt CMDR SEAL

Louis “Lou” J Langlais, Master Chief SEAL

Matthew D Mason, CPO SEAL

Steven “Matt” M Mills, CPO SEAL

Brian J Nichols, CWO2

Nicholas H Null, CPO EOD

Jesse D Pittman, PO1 SEAL

Thomas A Ratzlaff, Senior Chief SEAL

Robert J Reeves, CPO SEAL

Heath M Robinson, CPO SEAL

Nicholas P Spehar, PO2 SEAL

Michael J Strange, Cryptologist Technician PO1

Jon “JT” T Tumilson, PO1 SEAL

Aaron C Vaughn, PO1 SEAL

Kraig M Vickers, Senior Chief EOD

Jason R Workman, CPO SEAL

Daniel L Zerbe, Tech Sgt., USAF PJ

Bart, K-9

The 31 Americans were not the only ones that died as heroes that day. We cannot forget the sacrifice of our Afghan comrades. Seven Afghan commandos and one Afghan interpreter were also killed in action and we cannot look past their sacrifice. They too are heroes and we thank them and honor them and their families.