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Monday November 12, 2018

Ryan Fulwider | wod | November 11, 2018| 0 Comments

Today, we come together as a community to honor and pay tribute to the lives of three brothers, Jeremy Wise, Ben Wise and Beau Wise – The Three Wise Men.

After the September 11th attacks on our country, Jeremy joined the Navy and became a SEAL. Ben, who was already in the Army, became a member of the legendary Green Berets. Beau followed his brothers into the service and joined the Marine Corps Infantry.

Together they served over 1,600 days in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tragically, a suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed Jeremy on December 30, 2009. Just over two years later, Ben was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan. When Ben’s last requests were examined, he had asked to be buried in his service uniform next to his brother, Jeremy. Beau Wise remains on active duty in the United States Marine Corps.

We honor those who gave their lives in combat on Memorial Day at the end of May. We honor veterans like Jeremy and Ben Wise who gave that “last full measure of devotion.” Today, on Veterans Day, is the when we honor all who served and continue to serve. Those, like Beau, who made it home but deal with the legacy of war daily.

Everyday in America, between 22 and 50 veterans commit suicide. Before you finish today’s workout, another veteran will have taken his or her own life. Between 22 and 50 families receive the agonizing call that their loved one has died each day not from “combat,” but from the “peace” that followed.

The Three Wise Men Veterans Day Tribute is a national movement to bring our community together to honor and stand with those who survived their combat experience. Our efforts today send a powerful message to our veterans that a loving community supports them and raises funds to assist their transition.

Today’s workout is divided into three sections – one in honor of Jeremy, one for Ben and one for Beau. As you work through them, think about the struggles and sacrifices of our returning veterans. For them, we all come together on this day.

These warriors fought for our country. Now it is our turn to fight for them.

CrossFit

Strength:

15 Minutes to work up to a 1RM Hang Snatch

Followed by:

“Three Wise Men”

Three AMRAPs in 16 minutes:

AMRAP in 4 minutes
5 Hang Squat Snatch (135/95 lb)
10 Bar-Facing Burpees

Rest 2 minutes

Then, AMRAP in 4 minutes
10 Power Cleans (135/95 lb)
20 Pull-Ups

Rest 2 minutes

Then, AMRAP in 4 minutes
15 Box Jump-Overs (24/20 in)
30 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lbs)

The “Scaled” version uses a 95/65 lb barbell
The “Elite” version uses a 185/135 lb barbell

Phoenix Fit

Skill:

5 Sets
12 Double Kettlebell RDL
:30 Hollow Hold after each set
Rest 1:30

Followed by:

“Three Wise Men”

Three AMRAPs in 16 minutes:

AMRAP in 4 minutes
5 DB Snatches
10 Burpees over DB

Rest 2 minutes

Then, AMRAP in 4 minutes
10 DB Power Cleans
20 Ring Rows or Renegade Rows

Rest 2 minutes

Then, AMRAP in 4 minutes
15 Box Jump-Overs
30 Wall Ball Shots