We have created thousands of resources to help people learn about all aspects of CrossFit. To start your research, begin with the What Is CrossFit? page, then check out How to Start CrossFit and Exercises & Demos. For a detailed list of resources you can use to start CrossFit, click here.

Below, you'll find answers to some of the most common questions about CrossFit.

General

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a precise combination of exercise and nutrition that has been proven to increase fitness and health for people of all ages and abilities. CrossFit is founded on the first scientifically rigorous definition of fitness: The program produces observable results that can be measured and replicated. You can do CrossFit with a [credentialed CrossFit trainer](http://trainerdirectory.crossfit.com] or in a supportive, motivating community at a licensed CrossFit affiliate, or you can do CrossFit in your garage or home gym by studying the resources found on this site. For more information about CrossFit, click here.

Is CrossFit for me?

Yes. Everyone can do CrossFit regardless of age, injuries and current fitness level. The program can be modified for each athlete to help him or her become fitter and healthier. Grandparents and Olympians—and everyone in between—can perform modified versions of the same workout.

Do I need to be in shape to start CrossFit?

No. CrossFit is the fitness and nutrition program that will get you in shape. No matter what your current fitness level is, you can start CrossFit. You can start CrossFit if you've never worked out, if you have injuries, or if you're sick or overweight. CrossFit workouts are modified to help each person succeed, improve fitness and take daily steps toward goals. As you become fitter, your workouts will be adjusted to challege you at your new level.

Is CrossFit safe?

Yes. CrossFit training is very safe, and sitting on your couch is dangerous. In CrossFit boxes, credentialed trainers provide precise instructions and coaching to help people move safely and efficiently, helping them avoid all the diseases and injuries that come from inactivity, obesity and poor nutrition.

What about nutrition?

To accomplish your goals faster, we recommend you eat a variety of healthy foods in quantities that support fitness training but not body fat. By avoiding excessive amounts of refined carbohydrates (sugars) and measuring your protein, carbohydrate and fat intake, you will see measurable increases in health. Here's a simple starting point: Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar.

How will CrossFit affect my health?

CrossFit Inc. holds a uniquely elegant solution to the greatest problem facing the world today: chronic disease. The CrossFit program—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—can give you a pass on chronic disease. If you are not sick, know that fitness provides a great margin of protection against the ravages of time and disease. Fitness is and should be “super-wellness." To improve or preserve your health, do CrossFit.

How will I get fitter with CrossFit?

CrossFit improves general physical preparedness (GPP). We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of 10 fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. CrossFit was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks. People who do CrossFit are prepared for all challenges, whether they come in the the gym, on a playing field or as part of daily life.

Where can I do CrossFit?

You can use CrossFit.com resources to do CrossFit anywhere—even with minimal equipment. The Workout of the Day is always posted to the landing page on CrossFit.com. To work with a credentialed coach in a fully equipped facility, find a local CrossFit affiliate here.

How do I become a CrossFit Trainer?

Start by reading the "CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide" and taking the "CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course." The course provides attendees with foundational education to begin training others using CrossFit. CrossFit Training provides three additional levels of credentialing, as well as a host of specialty seminars and online courses.

How do I become a CrossFit affiliate?

The steps to become a CrossFit affiliate owner can be found here. Prospective affiliate owners must hold a valid CrossFit Level 1 Certificate to apply.

Where can I find CrossFit workouts?

A workout of the day—WOD—can be found here. Each day's workout post is accompanied by carefully selected resources and reference materials that will help you become healthier and fitter.

What if I can't use the recommended weight or perform the programmed movements in the WOD?

Use a weight that's manageable for you or use a percentage of the weight prescribed. Replace movements you can't do with those you can. For more information on scaling and modifying workouts, review the "CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide." The CrossFit Journal also contains resources to help you scale the workout to your level.

Is the WOD enough? Should I do more?

The WOD is a starting point, and each person will need to experiment to determine what "enough" means. Experienced athletes with specific competition goals might need additional work to improve their fitness, while beginners might need to reduce the volume of the WOD to optimize results. The exact amount of work can be determined with the assistance of an expert coach at a CrossFit affiliate or by carefully logging your workouts and evaluating the results. The demands of sport and active living will affect what you can do in each WOD, and you will need to balance your work/rest cycles to allow for recovery. In general, if you only do each day's WOD, you will find yourself at an improved level of fitness.

Where is that article in the CrossFit Journal?

The current version of the CrossFit Journal can be found here. The previous iteration of the Journal can be found here. Both platforms have search features, and external search engines can also be employed.

Exercises

Where can I find instructions for the exercises prescribed in the CrossFit.com workout of the day (WOD)?

Visit the Exercises & Demos page for videos of common CrossFit exercises. Most WOD posts contain links to demonstrations of the movements programmed in the workout. Detailed instructions for the most fundamental CrossFit movements can be found in the "CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide." Click here to find a qualified CrossFit trainer who can teach you how to perform all movements.

What if I can't do something listed in the workout?

All CrossFit workouts can be modified for people of any age and ability. Adjusting a workout for a specific person is called "scaling," and it allows very experienced athletes and beginners to train side by side. A skilled CrossFit Trainer can quickly adjust each workout to reflect your needs, goals and current abilities. If you are doing CrossFit.com WODs on your own, review the "CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide" for scaling instructions. The CrossFit Journal also contains resources to help you scale the workout to your level. In general, choose a load that's manageable for you or use a percentage of the weight prescribed. Replace movements you can't do with similar movements that are available to you. For example, push-ups can become knee push-ups as you build the strength required for the full movement. In every workout, strive for consistent mechanics before adding weight or increasing the load.

When loads are listed, do they include the weight of the bar?

Yes. The weight of the bar is included. The prescribed weight always means total weight lifted.

How much weight for squats?

If a squat load is not specified, squats should be done unloaded. This is sometimes referred to as a body-weight or air squat. For back, front and overhead squats, use the weight indicated or scale as necessary, or work with the heaviest load you can manage for the prescribed number of reps in strength workouts.

How should I do pull-ups or chin-ups?

Use the grip that is strongest for you—palms facing toward you (supinated), palms facing away from you (pronated), palms parallel (neutral, on certain equipment), mixed grip, etc.

Do I have to touch my chest to the bar on pull-ups?

Not unless the workout calls for chest-to-bar pull-ups. If it does not, your chin must only break the horizontal plane of the bar for the rep to count.

Are kipping pull-ups cheating?

Courtesy of Jesse Woody: "Kipping allows more work to be done in less time, thus increasing power output. It is also a full-body coordination movement when performed correctly, which applies more functionally to real-life application of pulling skills. Last, but not least, the hip motion of an effective kip mirrors the motion of the olympic lifts/kettlebell swings, adding to its function as a posterior-chain developer."

To view a demonstration of the kipping pull-up, click here.

How high should I swing my kettlebell?

Unless flexibility does not allow it or the workout asks for something else, swing your kettlebell until it is directly overhead. This is sometimes referred to as an "American kettlebell swing." For demonstration and instructions, click here.

Do kettlebell snatches start on the ground? What about dumbbell snatches?

The first rep of a set of kettlebell snatches starts on the floor. All subsequent reps are done with a swing, and the kettlebell does not have to return to the floor unless the workout specifically calls for this. Each dumbbell snatch starts with the implement on the floor unless the workout calls for a hang variation.

Can I use a rack to start movements?

In general strength workouts, squat variations and press variations are usually taken from a rack unless the workout calls for the bar to be moved from the floor. Athletes who have the skill and strength may take the bar from the ground to start strength work if they like. In conditioning workouts, the barbell is almost always taken from the floor unless use of a rack is specifically mentioned.

What does "shoulders-to-overhead" mean?

This means you may use any movement to drive the bar from the shoulders to lockout overhead. The press, push press, and push or split jerk are all acceptable. Select the variation that will allow you to complete the reps as quickly as possible.

What kind of sit-up should I do?

If the WOD post provides no additional instructions, you can do any style of sit-up you like, though it's recommended you note the style in your records so you can compare performances over time. To view a demonstration of the AbMat sit-up, click here. If a GHD sit-up is required, the workout will name this variation. A GHD sit-up requires a specific piece of equipment. New athletes should approach this very potent movement with caution and avoid sharp increases in range of motion and volume. The GHD sit-up can be seen here.

What kind of burpee should I do?

The standard CrossFit burpee looks like this. If a variation is required—bar-facing burpees, burpees to a target, burpees with a jump over the barbell, etc.—the workout post will call for it.

Do I have to use a squat when I do a snatch or clean?

If the workout does not specifically call for a squat variation of the movement, you may use power or muscle variations.

What kind of jerk should I use?

If the workout does not specifically call for a specific variation of the movement, you may use the split jerk or the push jerk.

How do I start a set of hang cleans or snatches?

In hang variations of snatches and cleans, the barbell is deadlifted and the athlete stands tall before bending at the hips to lower the bar and start the first rep of each set. Subsequent reps in the same set do not have to be lowered to the floor and deadlifted back up.

Ring or bar muscle-ups?

The ring muscle-up is the default movement on CrossFit.com. A workout requiring bar muscle-ups will specifically call for them. If you do not have rings, you may perform bar muscle-ups (or vice versa). However, recognize that the movements are not the same, and note the variation you used in your workout log.

Should I alternate legs with single-leg squats or split jerks? Should I alternate arms with dumbbell snatches or other movements?

CrossFit.com WODs will call for alternating legs or arms when the pattern is required. If a workout does not call for alternating legs or arms, choose a pattern that will allow you to complete the reps as quickly as possible.

When a workout calls for biking, running, rowing or skiing, do I have to use special equipment?

No. You can certainly use gym equipment to complete these workouts, but we encourage you to get outside the gym as well when possible.

Are all calories and distances the same on bikes, rowers, treadmills and ski machines?

No. Similar equipment from different manufacturers can produce slightly different results, and completely different types of equipment will affect workouts in various ways. For accuracy, note the equipment you used to complete each workout so you can compare your results over time. When substituting one type of equipment for another, remember that some movements produce calories more quickly. For example, 10 calories on the rower can usually be generated much faster than on a ski machine. Similarly, 500 m on the rower is not exactly equivalent to 500 m of running. If you do not have certain equipment and make a substitution, your time or score will reflect that change.

Substitutions

Can I modify CrossFit.com workouts and create my own substitutions?

Yes, workouts can be adjusted to suit your exact fitness level, ability and goals. When in doubt, consult a credentialed CrossFit trainer. Remember this: In general, substitutions and scaling preserve the intended effects of the original workout. Injuries, flexibility issues, training history, day-to-day mindset and energy, and many other factors will influence your decisions. The CrossFit affiliate community has come up with a tremendous number of creative substitutions to accommodate just about any athlete, and online searches will reveal hosts of modifications for any movement. A few common substitutions are described below. Detailed instructions on scaling can be found in the "CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide" and the CrossFit Journal.

How do you choose modifications for a workout?

To start, review the "CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide" for scaling instructions. The CrossFit Journal also contains resources to help you adjust the workout to your level.

In general, choose a load that's manageable for you or use a percentage of the weight prescribed. Reduce volume to something that reflects your recent activity level; the workout should be challenging but not excessive or overwhelming. Replace movements you can't do with similar movements that are available to you. In every workout, strive for consistent mechanics before increasing intensity.

When in doubt, consult a credentialed CrossFit trainer.

What's the best substitute for rope climbing?

Many movements can take the place of rope climbs. Towel pull-ups are one great option. For more realism, set one hand high and one hand low on the towel. "See-saw" towel pull-ups are also an option. If you have a rope but can't pull your weight, tie a dumbell or kettlebell to one end and pull the rope toward you hand over hand. You can do this along the ground or you can throw the rope over a bar and hoist the weight to the top. Use the climbing arm motion as much as possible.

What if I can't run, row, swim, ski or ride a bike?

When substituting aerobic exercises, use comparable time intervals. For example, if you run 400 m in 90 seconds, row, bike, jump rope, run stairs, etc. for 90 seconds. Box jumps, heavy-bag work, kettlebell or dumbbell swings, weighted stair climbing or box stepping can also be used if other options are not available. Sumo deadlift high pulls can take the place of a rowing machine. Use 45 lb. for men and 35 lb. for women, and count each rep as 10 m. Keep in mind that the effects of one movement are not exaactly the same as the effects of another. Log the modification you used so you can compare efforts.

What's a good substitute for wall-ball shots?

Dumbbell or barbell thrusters often work well. Because you can't throw dumbbells or a bar in the air, use about twice the specified ball weight and do the reps as explosively as possible. Medicine balls are now widely available, and creative athletes have made their own with relative ease.

What's a good substitute for muscle-ups?

Pull-ups and dips. Common rep schemes often equate a certain number of pull-ups plus a certain number of dips with 1 muscle-up. The exact numbers will depend on the athlete. Again, the goal is to preserve the stimulus of the original movement.

What if I can't do pull-ups?

A host of options exists, including assisted pull-ups, jumping pull-ups, negatives, ring rows, pull-downs or negatives. A word of caution: Controlling volume addresses the risk of rhabdomyolysis in less-experienced athletes or those returning after time off. Increased volume of eccentric movement (pull-up negatives, for example) correlates to risk of rhabdomyolysis.

What if I can't do handstand push-ups?

Support all or most of your body weight while working with similar pressing movements, using assistance or shortening the range of motion. You can place your hands on the floor and your legs on a bench, ball or counter (bend at the waist), or you can hook your toes over a bar in a stable rack. You can do partial reps, building up to full range of motion; for example, stack a few books up under your head and lower to the books. Try to remove a book from the pile every workout or so until you are working from the floor. You can also substitute standing presses using absolutely no leg drive, but presses are not as good as working with a variation of the handstand push-up. Finally, if you are comfortable and stable upside down, kick up and practice lowering yourself to the floor slowly and under control to build strength. A coach/spotter can also help you work the eccentric in this manner, perhaps offering assistance on the concentric portion as well.

What if I can't do L-sits?

Work on tuck sits (both legs tucked up to your chest), one-leg-extended L-sits (you can alternate legs) or use bands for support (set your parallettes under the pull-up bar and hang the bands from the bar, then put your legs or feet through the band). Work with a spotter or coach if available. To build strength, get into any L-sit position you can (tuck sit, L-hang, etc.) and slowly lower your knees or legs to the floor under control.

What if I don't have rings or can't do ring dips?

Do 3 regular parallel-bars dips for every ring dip prescribed.

What if I can't do double-unders or don't have a jump rope?

Do tuck jumps. Multiple single-unders in no way compensate for the exertion required for double-unders. Explode off the ground as quickly as possible and repeat for the required number of repetitions.

What can I sub for back extensions?

Good mornings (with or without weight) or prone back extensions (supermans). Many other movements will work, such as lying over an exercise ball with your feet hooked under a bench or bar.

What can I sub for glute-ham sit-ups?

As with back extensions, there are lots of ways to do glute-ham sit-ups. Try lying over an exercise ball with feet hooked under a bench or bar. You can also use a bench in place of a ball.

WOD

Explain The Workouts with Names (the Girls)

The Benchmark Girls

Angie
For time:
100 pull-ups
100 push-ups 100 sit-ups
100 squats

First posted July 26, 2004

Barbara
5 rounds, each for time of:
20 pull-ups
30 push-ups
40 sit-ups
50 squats

Rest precisely 3 minutes between each round.

First posted September 27, 2003

Chelsea
Every minute on the minute for 30 minutes perform:
5 pull-ups
10 push-ups
15 squats

First posted September 7, 2003

Cindy
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 pull-ups
10 push-ups
15 squats

First posted December 29, 2004

Diane
21-15-9 reps for time of:
225-lb. deadlifts
Handstand push-ups

First posted September 19, 2003

Elizabeth 21-15-9 reps for time of:
135-lb. cleans
Ring dips

First posted September 12, 2003

Fran 21-15-9 reps for time of:
95-lb . thruster
Pull-ups

First posted August 25, 2003

Grace
For time:
135-lb. clean and jerks, 30 reps

First posted June 24, 2004

Helen
3 rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
1.5-pood kettlebell swings, 21 reps
12 pull-ups

First posted August 9, 2003

Isabel
For time:
135-lb. snatches, 30 reps

First posted Novemeber 11, 2004

Jackie
For time:
1000 meter row
45-lb. thruster, 50 reps
30 pull-ups

First posted August 3, 2005

Karen
For time:
150 wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball

First posted August 7, 2008

Linda
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:
1½-body-weight deadlift
Body-weight bench press
¾-body-weight clean

First posted July 5, 2003

Mary
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 handstand push-ups
10 one-legged squats, alternating
15 pull-ups

First posted January 19, 2005

Nancy
5 rounds for time of:
400-meter run
95-lb. overhead squats, 15 reps

First posted December 5, 2004

The New Girls

Annie
50-40-30-20-10 reps for time:
Double-unders
Sit-ups

First posted April 16, 2005

Eva
5 rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
2-pood kettlebell swings, 30 reps
30 pull-ups

First posted February 24, 2008

Kelly 5 rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
30 box jumps, 24-inch box
30 wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball

First posted April 10, 2005

Lynne
5 rounds for max reps of:
Body-weight bench presses
Pull-ups

First posted April 22, 2004

Nicole
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
Run 400 meters
Max rep pull-ups

First posted December 11, 2006

Amanda
9-7-5 reps for time of:
Muscle-ups
135-lb. squat snatches

First posted July 17, 2010

Gwen

Clean and jerk 15-12-9 reps

Touch and go at floor only. Even a re-grip off the floor is a foul. No dumping. Use same load for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

First posted May 25, 2003

Marguerita

50 reps for time of:
Burpee/Push-up/Jumping-Jack/Sit-up/Handstand

First posted January 15, 2014

Candy

Five rounds for time of:
20 Pull-ups
40 Push-ups
60 Squats

Maggie

Five rounds for time of:
20 Handstand Push-ups
40 Pull-ups
60 One legged squats, alternating legs

First posted July 28, 2006

Hope

Three rounds of:
Burpees
75 pound Power snatch
Box jump, 24" box
75 pound Thruster
Chest to bar Pull-ups

"Hope" has the same format as Fight Gone Bad. In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. On call of "rotate," the athlete/s must move to next station immediately for good score. One point is given for each rep.

First posted June 8, 2012


Explain the Hero Workouts

###The Hero Workouts

JT
21-15-9 reps for time of:
Handstand push-ups
Ring dips
Push-ups

In honor of Petty Officer 1st Class Jeff Taylor, 30, of Midway, West Virginia, who was killed on June 28, 2005, while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan, in Kumar Province.

He is survived by his father, John; mother, Carrie; and wife, Erin.

First posted July 6, 2005


Michael
3 rounds for time of:
Run 800 m
50 back extensions
50 sit-ups

In honor of Navy Lieutenant Michael McGreevy, 30, of Portville, NY, who was killed in Afghanistan June 28.

With heavy hearts we offer our prayers and condolences to his wife, Laura, and 14-month-old daughter, Molly.

The price of freedom, and its worth, is found in Michael's passing. The debt owed to Michael and his family can never be repaid but only honored by remembering Michael and remaining free.

First posted July 15, 2005


Murph
For time:
1 mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 mile Run

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you've got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.

This workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd named it "Body Armor". From here on it will be referred to as "Murph" in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.

First posted Aug. 18, 2005


Daniel
For time:
50 Pull-ups
400 meter run
95 pound Thruster, 21 reps
800 meter run
95 pound Thruster, 21 reps
400 meter run
50 Pull-ups

With heavy hearts we dedicate this workout to Army Sgt 1st Class Daniel Crabtree who was killed in Al Kut, Iraq on Thursday June 8th. To Daniel's family and friends, we express our sorrow; to his wife Kathy and daughter Mallory, we tearfully acknowledge your loss as the true cost of freedom. Fair Winds, Daniel.

First posted June 15, 2006


Josh
For time:
95 pound Overhead squat, 21 reps
42 Pull-ups
95 pound Overhead squat, 15 reps
30 Pull-ups
95 pound Overhead squat, 9 reps
18 Pull-ups

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Hager, 29, of Broomfield, Colorado, was killed Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. Prior to his death, Hager was serving in the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Colorado.

He is survived by his wife, Heather; son, Bayley; mother, Lois Knight; father, Kris; and stepbrother, Ensign Aaron Jozsef.

First posted Feb. 26, 2007


Jason
For time:
100 Squats
5 Muscle-ups
75 Squats
10 Muscle-ups
50 Squats
15 Muscle-ups
25 Squats
20 Muscle-ups

S01 (SEAL) Jason Dale Lewis was killed by an IED while conducting combat operations in Southern Baghdad July 6, 2007. We name this workout "Jason" in honor of his life, family, and courage. Donna, Jack, Max, and Grace, we'll forget neither your husband and father nor your sacrifice and loss. Fair winds, Jason.

First posted Aug. 2, 2007


**Badger ** Complete three rounds for time of:
95 pound Squat clean, 30 reps
30 Pull-ups
Run 800 meters

In honor of U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Mark Carter, 27, of Fallbrook, California, who was killed during combat operations in Iraq on Dec. 11, 2007.

He is survived by his father, Tom; mother, Cindy; three brothers and four sisters.

First posted Dec. 19, 2007


Joshie
Complete three rounds for time of:
40 pound Dumbbell snatch, 21 reps, right arm
21 L Pull-ups
40 pound Dumbbell snatch, 21 reps, left arm
21 L Pull-ups

In honor of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Whitaker, 23, of Long Beach, California, who died of wounds sustained in small-arms fire in Afghanistan on May 15, 2007.

He is survived by his mother, Catherine; uncle, Robb; father, Frank Dougherty; aunt, Debra; and cousins, Rachel and Laura.

First posted Dec. 22, 2007


Nate
Complete as many rounds in twenty minutes as you can of:
2 Muscle-ups
4 Handstand Push-ups
8 2-Pood Kettlebell swings

In honor of U.S. Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Nate Hardy, who was killed Sunday, Feb. 4, 2008, during combat operations in Iraq.

Nate is survived by his wife, Mindi; and his infant son, Parker.

First posted Feb. 12, 2008


Randy

75 pound Power snatch, 75 reps for time.

In honor of Randy Simmons, 51, a 27-year LAPD veteran and SWAT team member who was killed Feb. 7, 2008, in the line of duty.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa; son, Matthew; and daughter, Gabrielle.

First posted Feb. 13, 2008


Tommy V

For time:
115 pound Thruster, 21 reps
15 ft Rope Climb, 12 ascents
115 pound Thruster, 15 reps
15 ft Rope Climb, 9 ascents
115 pound Thruster, 9 reps
15 ft Rope Climb, 6 ascents

In honor of Senior Chief Petty Officer Thomas J. Valentine, 37, of Ham Lake, Minnesota, who died in a training accident in Arizona, on Feb. 13, 2008.

He is survived by his wife, Christina; son, John; and daughter, Meghan.

First posted March 12, 2008


Griff

For time:
Run 800 meters
Run 400 meters backwards
Run 800 meters
Run 400 meters backwards

In honor of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Travis L. Griffin, 28, who was killed on April 3, 2008, in the Rasheed District of Baghdad, by an improvised explosive device strike to his vehicle.

Griffin is survived by his son, Elijah.

First posted June 9, 2008


Ryan

Five rounds for time of:
7 Muscle-ups
21 Burpees

Maplewood, Missouri, firefighter, Ryan Hummert, 22, was killed by sniper fire, July 21, 2008, when he stepped off his fire truck responding to a call.

He is survived by his parents, Andrew and Jackie.

First posted Oct. 8, 2008


Erin

Five rounds for time of: 40 pound Dumbbells split clean, 15 reps 21 Pull-ups

Canadian Army Master Cpl. Erin Doyle, 32, was killed in a firefight on Aug. 11, 2008, in the Panjwaii District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Nicole; and his daughter, Zarine.

First posted Oct. 9, 2008


Mr. Joshua

Five rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
30 Glute-ham sit-ups
250 pound Deadlift, 15 reps

U.S. Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Joshua Thomas Harris, 36, drowned during combat operations on Aug. 30, 2008, in Afghanistan.

He is survived by his parents, Dr. Sam and Evelyn; brother, Ranchor; and twin sister, Kiki.

First posted Oct. 10, 2008


DT

Five rounds for time of:
155 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
155 pound Hang power clean, 9 reps
155 pound Push jerk, 6 reps

In honor of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy P. Davis, 28, who was killed on Feb. 20, 2009, while he was supporting operations in OEF and his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.

Davis is survived by his wife, Megan; and 1-year-old son, T.J.

First posted April 14, 2009


Danny

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
24 inch Box Jump, 30 reps
115 pound Push Press, 20 reps
30 Pull-ups

Oakland SWAT Sgt. Daniel Sakai, 35, was killed in the line of duty on March 21, 2009, along with fellow officers Sgt. Ervin Romans, Sgt. Mark Dunakin and Officer John Hege.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Jenni; and daughter, Jojiye.

First posted April 16, 2009


Hansen

Five rounds for time of:
2 pood Kettlebell swing, 30 reps
30 Burpees
30 Glute-ham sit-ups

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Daniel Hansen died Feb. 14, 2009, in Farah Province, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device he was working on detonated.

Hansen is survived by his mother, Sheryll; father, Delbert; younger sister, Katie; and twin brother, Matthew (also a Marine).

First posted May 2, 2009


Tyler

Five rounds for time of:
7 Muscle-ups
95 pound Sumo-deadlift high-pull, 21 reps

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Tyler E. Parten, 24, of Arkansas, died Sept. 10, 2009, in Konar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Parten is survived by his mother, Lona; and brother, Daniel.

First posted Oct. 17, 2009


Lumberjack 20

20 Deadlifts (275lbs)
Run 400m
20 KB swings (2pood)
Run 400m
20 Overhead Squats (115lbs)
Run 400m
20 Burpees
Run 400m
20 Pullups (Chest to Bar)
Run 400m
20 Box jumps (24")
Run 400m
20 DB Squat Cleans (45lbs each)
Run 400m

At 1:34 p.m., on Nov. 5, 2009, a terrorist named Major Nidal Hasan attacked fellow soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas. He killed 12 soldiers and one civilian, and wounded 43 others.

U.S. Army Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, Tennesee, Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, Utah, Pfc. Michael Pearson, 22, of Bolingbrook, Illinois, and Spc. Kham Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minnesota, along with 11 of the wounded were active CrossFit athletes in the 20th Engineer Battalion, home to Lumberjack CrossFit.

First posted Dec. 5, 2009


Stephen

30-25-20-15-10-5 rep rounds of:
GHD sit-up
Back extension
Knees to elbow
95 pound Stiff legged deadlift

Third Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry member Cpl. Stephen Bouzane, 26, was killed by an improvised explosive device on June 20, 2007, in the Panjwaii District in Afghanistan.

He is survived by his parents, Fred and Moureen; and sister, Kelly.

First posted Feb. 7, 2010


Garrett

Three rounds for time of:
75 Squats
25 Ring handstand push-ups
25 L-pull-ups

U.S. Marine Capt. Garrett T. "Tubes" Lawton, 31, of Charleston, West Virginia, was killed by an improvised explosive device in Herat Province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 4, 2008.

He is survived by his wife, Trisha; and two sons, Ryan, 6, and Caden, 4.

First posted Feb. 22, 2010


War Frank

Three rounds for time of:
25 Muscle-ups
100 Squats
35 GHD situps

U.S. Marine Capt. Warren A. Frank, 26, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Nov. 25, 2008, while supporting combat operations in Ninewa Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaision Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

He is survived by his wife, Allison; and daughters, Sophia Lynn and Isabella Grace.

First posted March 1, 2010


McGhee

Complete as many rounds in 30 minutes as you can of:
275 pound Deadlift, 5 reps
13 Push-ups
9 Box jumps, 24 inch box

U.S. Army Cpl. Ryan C. McGhee, 21, was killed in action on May 13, 2009, by small-arms fire during combat in central Iraq. He served with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment of Fort Benning, Georgia. This was his fourth deployment, and his first to Iraq.

He is survived by his father, Steven of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; his mother, Sherrie Battle McGhee; fiancee, Ashleigh Mitchell; and his brother, Zachary.

First posted April 15, 2010


Paul

Five rounds for time of:
50 Double unders
35 Knees to elbows
185 pound Overhead walk, 20 yards

Pittsburgh Police Officer Paul John Rizzo Domenic Sciullo II, 36, was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic disturbance call on April 4, 2009.

He is survived by his fiancee, Lisa Esposito.

First posted April 24, 2010


Jerry

For time:
Run 1 mile
Row 2K
Run 1 mile

U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Jerry Dwayne Patton, 40, died on Oct. 15, 2008, during High Altitude High Opening (HAHO) training. He was assigned to Army USSOCOM, and was preparing for deployment to Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Molly; and sons, Chad, Cody, Chase and Connor.

First posted May 9, 2010


Nutts

For time:
10 Handstand push-ups
250 pound Deadlift, 15 reps
25 Box jumps, 30 inch box
50 Pull-ups
100 Wallball shots, 20 pounds, 10'
200 Double-unders
Run 400 meters with a 45lb plate

Canadian Armed Forces Lt. Andrew Richard Nuttall, 30, from the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (1 PPCLI), based in Edmonton, Alberta, serving as a member of the 1 PPCLI Battle Group, was killed by an improvised explosive device that detonated during a joint foot patrol near the village of Nakhonay in Panjwaii District, Afghanistan, on Dec. 23, 2009.

He is survived by his parents, Richard and Ethel Jane.

First posted May 28, 2010


Arnie

With a single 2 pood kettlebell:
21 Turkish get-ups, Right arm
50 Swings
21 Overhead squats, Left arm
50 Swings
21 Overhead squats, Right arm
50 Swings
21 Turkish get-ups, Left arm

Los Angeles County Firefighter Specialist Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones, 34, was killed in the line of duty on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, during the Station Fire. His emergency-response vehicle went over the side of the road and fell 800 feet into a steep canyon during fire suppression activities protecting Camp 16 outside the City of Palmdale, California.

He is survived by his wife, Lori; and daughter, Sophia Grace, born three weeks after his death.

A fund for Arnie's familyhas been established by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

First posted May 29, 2010


The Seven

Seven rounds for time of:
7 Handstand push-ups
135 pound Thruster, 7 reps
7 Knees to elbows
245 pound Deadlift, 7 reps
7 Burpees
7 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood
7 Pull-ups

A suicide bomber killed seven CIA officers and one Jordanian officer at a remote base in southeastern Afghanistan on Dec. 30, 2009, after posing as a potential informant reporting on Al Qaeda. Seven new stars will be etched into the memorial wall at the CIA, forever in their names. Killed in the attack were CIA officers Jennifer Lynne Matthews, 45; Scott Michael Roberson, 39; Harold E. Brown Jr., 37; Darren LaBonte, 35; Elizabeth Hanson, 30; and security contractors Jeremy Jason Wise, 35, and Dane Clark Paresi, 46.

First posted May 30, 2010


RJ

Five rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
15 ft Rope Climb, 5 ascents
50 Push-ups

Veteran LAPD officer and U.S. Marine Corps Reservist Sgt. Maj. Robert J. Cottle, 45, was killed by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Cottle joined the Marines at age 18, and the LAPD in 1990. His various LAPD assignments included Hollywood Vice, Southeast Area, LAPD Dive Team and most recently, SWAT.

He is survived by his wife, Emily; and 9-month-old daughter, Kaila. The LAPD established a trust fundfor them.

First posted June 22, 2010


Luce

Wearing a 20 pound vest, three rounds for time of:
1K Run
10 Muscle-ups
100 Squats

Captain Ronald G. Luce, 27, of the U.S. Army Company C, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, headquartered at Jackson, Mississippi, died Aug. 2, 2009, in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, after his vehicle was struck by a command-wire improvised explosive device.

He is survived by by his wife, Kendahl Shoemaker; 5-year-old daughter, Carrie; and parents, Ronald and Katherine.

First posted July 5, 2010


Johnson

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
245 pound Deadlift, 9 reps
8 Muscle-ups
155 pound Squat clean, 9 reps

U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Michael E. Johnson, 25, of the 7th Communications Battalion, 3rd Marine Headquarters Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, headquartered in Okinawa, Japan, died Sept. 8, 2009, while supporting combat operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Durinda.

First posted July 9, 2010


Roy

Five rounds for time of:
225 pound Deadlift, 15 reps
20 Box jumps, 24 inch box
25 Pull-ups

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Michael C. Roy, 25, of North Fort Myers, Florida, assigned to the 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Advisor Group, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune, was killed in action on July 8, 2009, in Nimroz Province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations.

He is survived by his wife, Amy; and three children, Michael, Landon and Olivia.

First posted July 27, 2010


Adambrown

Two rounds for time of:
295 pound Deadlift, 24 reps
24 Box jumps, 24 inch box
24 Wallball shots, 20 pound ball
195 pound Bench press, 24 reps
24 Box jumps, 24 inch box
24 Wallball shots, 20 pound ball
145 pound Clean, 24 reps

U.S. Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Adam Lee Brown, 36, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, was killed on March 17, 2010, in Komar Province, Afghanistan, in a battle against heavily armed militants.

He is survived by his wife, Kelley; two children, Nathan and Savannah; and his parents.

First posted Aug. 10, 2010


Coe

Ten rounds for time of:
95 pound Thruster, 10 reps
10 Ring push-ups

U.S. Army Sgt. Keith Adam Coe, 30, of Auburndale, Florida, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, died April 27, 2010, in Khalis, Iraq, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an explosive device.

He is survived by his wife, Katrina; two sons, Killian and Keith Jr.; and daughter, Klover.

First posted Aug. 12, 2010


Severin

50 Strict Pull-ups
100 Push-ups, release hands from floor at the bottom
Run 5K

If you've got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers III, 43, of Bentonia, Mississippi, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, died Aug. 2, 2009, in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, after his vehicle was struck by a command-wire improvised explosive device.

Summers is survived by his wife, Tammy Fraser; and daughters, Jessica, Shelby and Sarah.

First posted Sept. 5, 2010


Helton

Three rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
50 pound Dumbbell squat cleans, 30 reps
30 Burpees

U.S. Air Force Security Forces 1st Lt. Joseph D. Helton, 24, of Monroe, Georgia, assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, was killed Sept. 8, 2009, while on a mission near Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Helton is survived by his mother, Jiffy.

First posted Sept. 9, 2010


Jack

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
115 pound Push press, 10 reps
10 KB Swings, 1.5 pood
10 Box jumps, 24 inch box

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jack M. Martin III, 26, of Bethany, Oklahoma, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Washington, died Sept. 29, 2009, in Jolo Island, Philippines, from the detonation of an improvised explosive device.

Martin is survived by his wife, Ashley; his parents, Jack and Cheryl; and siblings Abe, Mandi, Amber and Abi.

First posted Sept. 29, 2010


Forrest

Three rounds for time of:
20 L-pull-ups
30 Toes to bar
40 Burpees
Run 800 meters

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Forrest Nelson Leamon, 37, assigned to the Foreign-deployed Advisory and Support Team (FAST) Echo was killed Oct. 26, 2009, when his helicopter crashed while on a counternarcotics mission in western Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Ana; son, Luke; parents, Sue and Richard; and sister, Heather.

First posted Oct. 17, 2010


Bulger

Ten rounds for time of:
Run 150 meters
7 Chest to bar pull-ups
135 pound Front squat, 7 reps
7 Handstand push-ups

Canadian Forces Cpl. Nicholas Bulger, 30, of Peterborough, Ontario, assigned to the 3rd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based out of Edmonton, Alberta, died July 3, 2009, while on patrol in the Zhari District of Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Bulger is survived by his wife, Rebeka; and daughters, Brookelynn and Elizabeth.

First posted Oct. 19, 2010


Brenton

Five rounds for time of:
Bear crawl 100 feet
Standing broad-jump, 100 feet

Do three Burpees after every five broad-jumps. If you've got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

Field Training Officer Timothy Quinn Brenton, 39, of the Seattle Police Department, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting while on duty on Oct. 31, 2009.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa; son, Quinn; and daughter, Kayliegh.

First posted Oct. 21, 2010


Blake

Four rounds for time of:
100 foot Walking lunge with 45lb plate held overhead
30 Box jump, 24 inch box
20 Wallball shots, 20 pound ball
10 Handstand push-ups

U.S. Navy Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician David Blake McLendon, 30, of Thomasville, Georgia, assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 2 Support Activity in Norfolk, Virginia, was killed Sept. 21, 2010, in a helicopter crash during combat operations in the Zabul Province in Afghanistan.

McLendon is survived by his wife, Kate; parents, David and Mary-Ann; brother, Chris; and sister, Kelly Lockman.

First posted Nov. 13, 2010


Collin

Six rounds for time of:
Carry 50 pound sandbag 400 meters
115 pound Push press, 12 reps
12 Box jumps, 24 inch box
95 pound Sumo deadlift high-pull, 12 reps

Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Collin Trent Thomas, 33, of Morehead, Kentucky, assigned to a Navy SEAL team based out of Little Creek, Virginia, was fatally shot on August 18, 2010, during combat operations in Eastern Afghanistan.

He is survived by his fiancee Sarah Saunders, his parents Clay and Jean Thomas, and his sister Meghan Edwards.

First posted Nov. 21, 2010


Thompson

10 rounds for time of:
15 ft Rope Climb, 1 ascent
95 pound Back squat, 29 reps
135 pound barbells Farmer carry, 10 meters

Begin the rope climbs seated on the floor.

U.S. Army Capt. David J. Thompson, 39, of Hooker, Oklahoma, commander of Operational Detachment Alpha 3334, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was killed on Jan. 29, 2010, while supporting combat operations in the Wardak Province of Afghanistan.

Thompson is survived by his wife, Emily; two daughters, Isabelle and Abigail; parents, Charles and Freida; and sister, Alisha Mueller.

First posted Nov. 30, 2010


Whitten

Five rounds for time of:
22 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood
22 Box jump, 24 inch box
Run 400 meters
22 Burpees
22 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball

U.S. Army Capt. Dan Whitten, 28, of Grimes, Iowa, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died Feb. 2, 2010, when enemy forces in Zabul, Afghanistan, attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Whitten is survived by his wife, Starr; his mother, Jill; father, Dan; and sister, U.S. Army Capt. Sarah Whitten.

First posted Dec. 12, 2010


Bull

Two rounds for time of:
200 Double-unders
135 pound Overhead squat, 50 reps
50 Pull-ups
Run 1 mile

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Brandon "Bull" Barrett, 27, of Marion, Indiana, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was killed on May 5, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his parents, Cindy and Brett; sisters, Ashley and Taylor; brother, Brock; and his grandmother, Carmen Johnson.

First posted Dec. 26, 2010


Rankel

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
225 pound Deadlift, 6 reps
7 Burpee pull-ups
10 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood
Run 200 meters

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. John Rankel, 23, of Speedway, Indiana, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, California, was killed on June 7, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by mother and stepfather, Don and Trisha Stockhoff; father and stepmother, Kevin and Kim; and brothers, Nathan Stockhoff and Tyler.

First posted Jan. 7, 2011


Holbrook

Ten rounds, each for time of:
115 pound Thruster, 5 reps
10 Pull-ups
100 meter Sprint
Rest 1 minute

U.S. Army Capt. Jason Holbrook, 28, of Burnet, Texas, assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was killed on July 29, 2010, in Tsagay, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his wife, Heather; and his parents, Joan and James.

First posted Jan. 27, 2011


Ledesma

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 Parallette handstand push-ups
10 Toes through rings
20 pound Medicine ball cleans, 15 reps

Narcotics Detective and Special Assignment Unit Operator Carlos Ledesma, 34, of the Chandler Police Department, Chandler, Arizona, was shot and killed by drug dealers on July 28, 2010, during an undercover operation in Phoenix, Arizona.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry; and sons, Luciano and Elijo.

First posted Feb. 8, 2011


Wittman

Seven rounds for time of:
1.5 pood Kettlebell swing, 15 reps
95 pound Power clean, 15 reps
15 Box jumps, 24" box

U.S. Army Sgt. Jeremiah Wittman, 26, of Darby, Montana, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, based out of Fort Carson, Colorado, was killed on Feb. 13, 2010 , when insurgents attacked his unit with a roadside bomb in Zhari Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his daughters, Miah and Ariauna; wife, Karyn; siblings, Robert H., Charity, Jenell and Natasha; father, Robert; and mother, Cynthia Church.

First posted Feb. 10, 2011


McCluskey

Three rounds of:
9 Muscle-ups
15 Burpee pull-ups
21 Pull-ups
Run 800 meters

If you've got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

U.S. Army Sgt. Jason "Mick" McCluskey, 26, of McAlester, Oklahoma, assigned to the 27th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was killed on Nov. 4, 2010, when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Zarghun Shahr, Mohammad Agha District, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his son, Landen; and mother, Delores Olivares.

First posted March 1, 2011


Weaver

Four rounds for time of:
10 L-pull-ups
15 Push-ups
15 Chest to bar Pull-ups
15 Push-ups
20 Pull-ups
15 Push-ups

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Todd W. Weaver, 26, of Hampton, Virginia, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, died on Sept. 9, 2010, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Emma; daughter, Kiley; parents, Don and Jeanne; and siblings, Glenn, Adrianna and Christina.

First posted March 18, 2011


Abbate

Run 1 mile
155 pound Clean and jerk, 21 reps
Run 800 meters
155 pound Clean and jerk, 21 reps
Run 1 Mile

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Matthew T. Abbate, 26, of Honolulu, Hawaii, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, California, was killed on Dec. 2, 2010, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Stacie Rigall; son, Carson; mother, Karen Binion; father, Salvatore; and siblings, Dominica, Elliot, Valerie Binion and Kelly Binion.

First posted March 26, 2011


Hammer

Five rounds, each for time, of:
135 pound Power clean, 5 reps
135 pound Front squat, 10 reps
135 pound Jerk, 5 reps
20 Pull-ups
Rest 90 seconds

U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Michael "Hammer" Bordelon, 37, of Morgan City, Louisiana, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), based out of Fort Lewis, Washington, died on May 10, 2005, from injuries sustained when a car bomb exploded near him in Mosul, Iraq, on April 23, 2005.

He is survived by his wife, Mila; children, Mike Jr., Jacob and Johanna; mother, Dolores; and sister, Doreen Scioneaux.

First posted April 17, 2011


Moore

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
15 ft Rope Climb, 1 ascent
Run 400 meters
Max rep Handstand push-up

Officer David S. Moore, 29, of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, died on Jan. 26, 2011, from gunshot wounds suffered on Jan. 23, 2011, when he stopped a stolen vehicle and the driver opened fire.

He is survived by his mother, Jo Ann; father, Spencer; and sister, Carol Bongfeldt.

First posted April 28, 2011


Wilmot

Six rounds for time of:
50 Squats
25 Ring dips

Canadian Forces Pvt. Colin Wilmot, 24, of Fredericton, Nebraska, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI) Battle Group, based out of Edmonton, Alberta, died on July 6, 2008, from wounds suffered when an explosive device detonated near him in the Panjwaii District of Afghanistan.

He is survived by his fiancee, Laura; father, Eric Craig; and sister, Kathleen.

First posted May 20, 2011


Moon

Seven rounds for time of:
40 pound dumbbell Hang split snatch, 10 reps Right arm
15 ft Rope Climb, 1 ascent
40 pound dumbbell Hang split snatch, 10 reps Left arm
15 ft Rope Climb, 1 ascent

Alternate feet in the split snatch sets.

U.S. Army Spc. Christopher Moon, 20, of Tucson, Arizona, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died on July 13, 2010, from injuries sustained on July 6, 2010, in Arghandab, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his parents, Marsha and Brian; and sister, Sunday.

First posted June 2, 2011


Small

Three rounds for time of:
Row 1000 meters
50 Burpees
50 Box jumps, 24" box
Run 800 meters

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marc Small, 29, of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died on Feb. 12, 2009, from wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and small-arms fire in Faramuz, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Murray and Karen; mother and stepfather, Mary and Peter MacFarland; and fiancee, Amanda Charney.

First posted June 12, 2011


Morrison

50-40-30-20 and 10 rep rounds of:
Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
Box jump, 24 inch box
Kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood

U.S. Army Spc. Scott Morrison, 23, of Blue Ash, Ohio, assigned to 584th Mobility Augmentation Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, based out of Fort Hood, Texas, died on Sept. 26, 2010, from injuries suffered on Sept. 25, 2010, when insurgents in Kandahar, Afghanistan, attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his father, Donald; mother, Susan; brother, Gary; and sister, Katie.

First posted July 4, 2011


Manion

Seven rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
135 pound Back squat, 29 reps

First Lt. Travis Manion, 26, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, assigned to 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Pendleton, California, was killed by sniper fire on April 29, 2007, while fighting against an enemy ambush in Anbar Province, Iraq.

He is survived by his father, Colonel Tom; mother, Janet; and sister, Ryan Borek.

First posted July 18, 2011


Gator

Eight rounds for time of:
185 pound Front squat, 5 reps
26 Ring push-ups

U.S. Army Spc. Christopher "Gator" Gathercole, 21, of Santa Rosa, California, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based in Fort Lewis, Washington, was killed by enemy fire on May 26, 2008, in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his brother, Edward; sisters, Jennifer Daly and Sarah Ferrell; father, Edward; and mother, Catherine Haines.

First posted Aug. 12, 2011


Bradley

10 rounds for time of:
Sprint 100 meters
10 Pull-ups
Sprint 100 meters
10 Burpees
Rest 30 seconds

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bradley R. Smith, 24, of Troy, Illinois, assigned to the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron, based in Fort Riley, Kansas, was killed on Jan. 3, 2010, by an improvised explosive device in Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Tiffany; daughter, Chloe; parents, Gary and Paula; and brother, Ryan.

First posted Aug. 17, 2011


Meadows

For time:
20 Muscle-ups
25 Lowers from an inverted hang on the rings, slowly, with straight body and arms
30 Ring handstand push-ups
35 Ring rows
40 Ring push-ups

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Joshua S. Meadows, 30, of Bastrop, Texas, assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, based in Camp Pendleton, California, was killed by enemy fire on Sept. 5, 2009, in Farah Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Angela; daughter, Olivia; mother, Jan; and sister, Erin.

First posted Sept. 5, 2010


Santiago

Seven rounds for time of:
35 pound Dumbbell hang squat clean, 18 reps
18 Pull-ups
135 pound Power clean, 10 reps
10 Handstand push-ups

U.S. Army Sgt. Anibal Santiago, 37, of Belvidere, Illinois, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia, died on July 18, 2010, in Bagram, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Mandy; sons, Hannibal, Desmond and Darian; and parents, Anibal and Maria.

First posted Sept. 24, 2011


Carse

21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of:
95 pound Squat clean
Double-under
185 pound Deadlift
24" Box jump
Begin each round with a 50 meter Bear crawl.

U.S. Army Cpl. Nathan B. Carse, 32, of Harrod, Ohio, assigned to the 2nd Engineer Battalion, 176th Engineer Brigade, based out of White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Feb. 8, 2011, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his mother, Janis; and sisters, Megan Brown and Kristin Purdy.

First posted Oct. 2, 2011


Bradshaw

10 rounds for time of:
3 Handstand push-ups
225 pound Deadlift, 6 reps
12 Pull-ups
24 Double-unders

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brian Bradshaw, 24, of Steilacoom, Washington, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based in Fort Richardson, Arkansas, died in Kheyl, Afghanistan, on June 25, 2009, from wounds suffered when insurgents detonated a roadside bomb near his vehicle.

He is survived by his parents, Paul and Mary; and brother, Robert.

First posted Oct. 23, 2011


White

Five rounds for time of:
15' Rope climb, 3 ascents
10 Toes to bar
21 Walking lunge steps with 45lb plate held overhead
Run 400 meters

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ashley White, 24, of Alliance, Ohio, assigned to the 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, based in Goldsboro, North Carolina, died on Oct. 22, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked her unit with an improvised explosive device.

She is survived by her husband, Capt. Jason Stumpf; parents, Robert and Deborah; brother, Josh; and sister, Brittney.

First posted Nov. 8, 2011


Santora

Three rounds for reps of:
155 pound Squat cleans, 1 minute
20' Shuttle sprints (20' forward + 20' backwards = 1 rep), 1 minute
245 pound Deadlifts, 1 minute
Burpees, 1 minute
155 pound Jerks, 1 minute
Rest 1 minute

US Army Sgt. Jason A. Santora, of Farmingville, New York, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based out of Fort Benning, Georgia, died in Logar Province, Afghanistan, on April 23, 2010, from wounds sustained during a firefight with insurgents.

He is survived by his parents, Gary and Theresa; and sister, Gina.

First posted Nov. 24, 2011


Wood

5 Rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
10 Burpee box jumps, 24" box
95 pound Sumo-deadlift high-pull, 10 reps
95 pound Thruster, 10 reps
Rest 1 minute

Australian Army Sgt. Brett Wood MG, 32, of Ferntree Gully, Victoria, assigned to the 2nd Commando Regiment, based in Sydney, New South Wales, died on May 23, 2011, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, after insurgents attacked him with an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his wife, Elvi; mother, Allison; and father, David. Donations can be made in his name to the Commando Welfare Trust.

First posted Dec. 7, 2011


Hidalgo

For time:
Run 2 miles
Rest 2 minutes
135 pound Squat clean, 20 reps
20 Box jump, 24" box
20 Walking lunge steps with 45lb plate held overhead
20 Box jump, 24" box
135 pound Squat clean, 20 reps
Rest 2 minutes
Run 2 miles

If you've got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Daren M. Hidalgo, 24, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, based in Vilseck, Germany, died on Feb. 20, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Two weeks prior to his death, he was hit by an earlier improvised explosive device. Despite his injuries, he stayed in the country and on patrols rather than return home.

He is survived by his father, Jorge; mother, Andrea; brothers, Miles and Jared; and sister, Carmen.

First posted Dec. 29, 2011


Ricky

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
10 Pull-ups
75 pound dumbbell Deadlift, 5 reps
135 pound Push-press, 8 reps

U.S. Army Sgt. William "Ricky" Rudd, 27, of Madisonville, Kentucky, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based in Fort Benning, Georgia, died on Oct. 5, 2008, from wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire while on a combat patrol in Mosul, Iraq.

He is survived by his father, William; stepmother, Barbara Rudd; stepbrother, Josh; mother, Pamela Lam; and sister, Elizabeth.

First posted Dec. 30, 2011


Dae Han

Three rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters with a 45 pound barbell
15 foot Rope climb, 3 ascents
135 pound Thruster, 12 reps

U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Dae Han Park, 36, of Watertown, Connecticut, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, died on March 12, 2011, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his wife, Mi Kyong; daughters, Niya and Sadie; parents, Joseph and Bonnie; and siblings, Katie and Saejin.

First posted Dec. 31, 2011


Desforges

Five rounds for time of:
225 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
20 Pull-ups
135 pound Clean and jerk, 12 reps
20 Knees to elbows

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Joshua Desforges, 23, of Ludlow, Massachusetts, assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was killed on May 12, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his parents, David and Arlene; and his loving sister, Janelle.

First posted Jan. 28, 2012


Rahoi

Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
24 inch Box Jump, 12 reps
95 pound Thruster, 6 reps
6 Bar-facing burpees

U.S. FBI Supervisory Special Agent Gregory J. Rahoi, 38, of Brookfield, Wisconsin, assigned to the Hostage Rescue Team, based in Quantico, Virginia, was killed on Dec. 6, 2006, during a live-fire tactical training exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, near Bowling Green, Virginia.

He is survived by his parents, Natalie and Richard; sister, Teri; and fiancee, Paula Paulk.

First posted Feb. 4, 2012


Zimmerman

Complete as many rounds as possible in 25 minutes of:
11 Chest-to-bar pull-ups
2 Deadlifts, 315 pounds
10 Handstand push-ups

Post rounds completed to comments.

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. James R. Zimmerman, 25, of Aroostook, Maine, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, died on Nov. 2, 2010, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Lynel Winters; parents, Tom and Jane; sister, Megan; and brother, Christian.

First posted Feb. 25, 2012


Klepto

4 rounds for time of:
27 Box jumps, 24" box
20 Burpees
11 Squat cleans, 145 pounds

U.S. Air Force Maj. David "Klepto" L. Brodeur, 34, of Auburn, Massachusetts, assigned to the 11th Air Force, based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Arkansas, died on April 27, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from gunfire from an Afghan military trainee.

He is survived by his wife, Susie; daughter, Elizabeth; and son, David.

First posted March 6, 2012


Del

For Time:
25 Burpees
Run 400 meters with a 20 pound medicine ball
25 Weighted pull-ups with a 20 pound dumbbell
Run 400 meters with a 20 pound medicine ball
25 Handstand push-ups
Run 400 meters with a 20 pound medicine ball
25 Chest-to-bar pull-ups
Run 400 meters with a 20 pound medicine ball
25 Burpees

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Dimitri Del Castillo, 24, of Tampa, Florida, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, died on June 25, 2011, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

He is survived by his wife, Katie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carlos E. Del Castillo; his brother, Carlos Andres; and sister, Anna.

First posted March 27, 2012


Pheezy

Three rounds for time of:
165 pound Front squat, 5 reps
18 Pull-ups
225 pound Deadlift, 5 reps
18 Toes-to-bar
165 pound Push jerk, 5 reps
18 Hand-release push-ups

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Philip P. Clark, 19, of Gainesville, Florida, assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, died on May 18, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Ashton; father, Mike; stepmother, Tammy; mother, Rosmari Kruger; and brothers, Tyler, Kyle and Ryan Nordyke.

First posted April 7, 2012


J.J.

For time:
185 pound Squat clean, 1 rep
10 Parallette handstand push-ups
185 pound Squat clean, 2 reps
9 Parallette handstand push-ups
185 pound Squat clean, 3 reps
8 Parallette handstand push-ups
185 pound Squat clean, 4 reps
7 Parallette handstand push-ups
185 pound Squat clean, 5 reps
6 Parallette handstand push-ups
185 pound Squat clean, 6 reps
5 Parallette handstand push-ups
185 pound Squat clean, 7 reps
4 Parallette handstand push-ups
185 pound Squat clean, 8 reps
3 Parallette handstand push-ups
185 pound Squat clean, 9 reps
2 Parallette handstand push-ups
185 pound Squat clean, 10 reps
1 Parallette handstand push-up

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Justin James "JJ" Wilson, 24, of Palm City, Florida, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was killed on March 22, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Hannah McVeigh; parents, Lance and Frances; brother, Christopher; and sister, Jamie-Ella.

First posted April 25, 2012


Jag 28

For time:
Run 800 meters
28 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood
28 Strict Pull-ups
28 Kettlebell clean and jerk, 2 pood each
28 Strict Pull-ups
Run 800 meters

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mark Forester, 29, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, based in Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, died on Sept. 29, 2010, while conducting combat operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his parents, Ray and Pat; and siblings, Terri, David, Joseph and Thad.

First posted May 13, 2012


Brian

Three rounds for time of:
15 foot Rope climb, 5 ascents
185 pound Back squat, 25 reps

U.S. Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Connecticut, assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit, died on Aug. 6, 2011, of wounds suffered when his unit's helicopter crashed in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia Parry, and her husband, Dr. Michael Parry; his father, Scott; and siblings, Christian, Amy, Andrea, Kerry, Tessa and Morgan.

First posted May 15, 2012


Nick

12 rounds for time of:
45 pound Dumbbell hang squat clean, 10 reps
6 Handstand push-ups on dumbbells

U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas P. Steinbacher, 22, of La Crescenta, California, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas, died on Dec. 10, 2006, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his Humvee with an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, Iraq.

He is survived by his parents, Paul and Carolyn; and brothers, Dan and Kirk.

First posted June 19, 2012


Strange

Eight rounds for time of:
600 meter Run
1.5 pood Weighted pull-up, 11 reps
11 Walking lunge steps, carrying 1.5 pood kettlebells
1.5 pood Kettlebell thruster, 11 reps

U.S. Navy Cryptologist Technician (Collection) Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Michael J. Strange, 25, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit, died on Aug. 6, 2011, of wounds suffered when his unit's helicopter crashed in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his fiancee, Breanna Hostetler; parents, Elizabeth and Charles; and siblings, Katelyn, Carly and Charles.

First posted June 24, 2012


Tumilson

8 rounds for time of:
Run 200 meters
11 Dumbbell burpee deadlifts, 60 pound dumbbells

U.S. Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Jon "JT" Thomas Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, Iowa, assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit, died on Aug. 6, 2011, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his helicopter crashed.

He is survived by his parents, George and Kathy, and Joy and Scott McMeekan; sisters, Kristie and Joy; and his dog Hawkeye.

First posted July 4, 2012


Ship

Nine rounds for time of:
185 pound Squat clean, 7 reps
8 Burpee box jumps, 36" box

Canadian Forces Sgt. Prescott Shipway, 36, of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canada, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Shilo, Manitoba, Canada, was killed on Sept. 7, 2008, by a roadside bomb in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, DeeDee; son, Hayden; and daughter, Rowan.

First posted July 24, 2012


Jared
4 rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
40 Pull-ups
70 Push-ups

U.S. Army Master Sgt. Jared N. Van Aalst, 34, of Laconia, New Hampshire, assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died Aug. 4, 2010, in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while his unit was conducting combat operations.

He is survived by his wife, Katie Van Aalst; his daughters, Kaylie and Ava; and a posthumous son, Hugh Jared.

First posted Aug. 9, 2012


Tully

Four rounds for time of:
Swim 200 meters
40 pound Dumbbell squat cleans, 23 reps

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Tully, 33, of Falls Creek, Pennsylvania, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), based in Fort Lewis, Washington, died on Aug. 23, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his son, Slade.

First posted Aug. 23, 2012


Holleyman

30 rounds for time of:
5 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
3 Handstand push-ups
225 pound Power clean, 1 rep

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Aaron N. Holleyman, 27, of Glasgow, Mississippi, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was killed on Aug. 30, 2004, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Khutayiah, Iraq.

He is survived by his daughters, Shelby and Erin; son, Zachary; parents, Ross and Glenda; and siblings, Kelly and Daniel.

First posted Aug. 30, 2012


Adrian

Seven rounds for time of:
3 Forward rolls
5 Wall climbs
7 Toes to bar
9 Box jumps, 30" box

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Adrian Elizalde, 30, of North Bend, Oregon, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), based in Fort Lewis, Washington, died on Aug. 23, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his parents, Jorge and Teresa; sister, Rachel; and daughter, Sydney Grace.

First posted Sept. 23, 2012


Glen

For time:
135 pound Clean and jerk, 30 reps
Run 1 mile
15 foot Rope climb, 10 ascents
Run 1 mile
100 Burpees

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, 42, of Winchester, Massachusetts, assigned to a State Department security detail in Benghazi, Libya, died in an attack on a U.S. consulate on Sept. 11, 2012.

He is survived by his parents, Ben and Barbara; sister, Katie; and brother, Greg.

First posted Oct. 12, 2012


Tom

Complete as many rounds in 25 minutes as you can of:
7 Muscle-ups
155 pound Thruster, 11 reps
14 Toes-to-bar

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Thomas M. Martin, 27, of Ward, Arkansas, assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, based in Fort Richardson, Arkansas, died on Oct. 14, 2007, in Al Busayifi, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

He is survived by his parents, Edmund and Candis; sisters, Sarah Hood, Becky and Laura; fiancee, Erika Noyes; and grandmother, E. Jean.

First posted Oct. 14, 2012


Ralph

Four rounds for time of:
250 pound Deadlift, 8 reps
16 Burpees
15 foot Rope climb, 3 ascents
Run 600 meters

British Army 2nd Lt. Ralph Johnson, 24, of South Africa, assigned to the Household Cavalry Regiment, based in Windsor, England, was killed on Aug. 1, 2006, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

First posted Nov. 9, 2012


Clovis

For time:
Run 10 miles
150 Burpee pull-ups

Partition the run and burpee pull-ups as needed.

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Clovis T. Ray, 34, of San Antonio, Texas, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was killed on March 15, 2012, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his wife, Shannon; son, Dean; parents, Bob Ben Sr. and Cecilia; brothers, Eddie and Bob Ben Jr.; and sister, Jennifer.

First posted Nov. 11, 2012


Weston

Five rounds for time of:
Row 1000 meters
200 meter Farmer carry, 45 pound dumbbells
45 pound dumbbell Waiter walk, 50 meters, Right arm
45 pound dumbbell Waiter walk, 50 meters, Left arm

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Michael E. Weston, 37, assigned to the Kabul Country Office in Kabul, Afghanistan, was killed on Oct. 29, 2009, when the helicopter he was in crashed in western Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Tidler; parents, Judy Zarit and Steve; and brother, Thomas.

First posted Nov. 21 2012


Loredo

Six rounds for time of:
24 Squats
24 Push-ups
24 Walking lunge steps
Run 400 meters

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Edwardo Loredo, 34, of Houston, Texas, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was killed on June 24, 2010, in Jelewar, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his wife, 1st Sgt. Jennifer Loredo; daughter, Laura Isabelle; stepdaughter, Alexis; and son, Eddie Enrique.

First posted Dec. 31, 2012


Sean

Ten rounds for time of:
11 Chest to bar pull-ups
75 pound Front squat, 22 reps

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean M. Flannery, 29, of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was killed on Nov. 22, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his fiancee, Christina Martin; mother, Charlene; and brothers, Sgt. Brian Flannery and Devin.

First posted Jan. 22, 2013


Hortman

Complete as many rounds as possible in 45 minutes of:
Run 800 meters
80 Squats
8 Muscle-ups

U.S. Army Capt. John D. Hortman, 30, of Inman, South Carolina, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, died on Aug. 8, 2011, in Fort Benning, Georgia, in a helicopter accident during a military training exercise.

He is survived by his mother, Brenda Jones; sister, Jill; and brother, Andy Pierce.

First posted Feb. 13, 2013


Hamilton

Three rounds for time of:
Row 1000 meters
50 Push-ups
Run 1000 meters
50 Pull-ups

U.S. Army Spc. Adam Hamilton, 22, of Kent, Ohio, assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Riley, Kansas, died on May, 28, 2011 in Haji Ruf, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his father, Scott; stepmother, Connie; mother, Nancy Krestan; brothers, Brandon and Nick Krestan; and sisters, Shawney and Taya.

First posted Feb. 22, 2013


Zeus

Three rounds for time of:
30 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
75 pound Sumo deadlift high-pull, 30 reps
30 Box jump, 20" box
75 pound Push press, 30 reps
Row 30 calories
30 Push-ups
Body weight Back squat, 10 reps

U.S. Army Spc. David E. Hickman, 23, of Greensboro, North Carolina, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died on Nov. 14, 2011, in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when insurgents detonated an improvised explosive device near his vehicle.

He is survived by his wife, Calli; parents, David and Veronica; and brother, Devon.

First posted Feb. 26, 2013


Barraza

Complete as many rounds as possible in 18 minutes of:
Run 200 meters
275 pound Deadlift, 9 reps
6 Burpee bar muscle-ups

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ricardo Barraza, 24, of Shafter, California, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based in Fort Lewis, Washington, died on March 18, 2006, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he came under small-arms fire by enemy forces during combat operations.

He is survived by his parents, Francisco and Nina; his siblings, Amanda, Rachel, Jamie and Frankie; and his fiancee, Maghan K. Harrington and her daughter, Kayla.

First posted March 17, 2013


Cameron

For time:
50 Walking lunge steps
25 Chest to bar pull-ups
50 Box jumps, 24 inch box
25 Triple-unders 50 Back extensions
25 Ring dips
50 Knees to elbows
25 Wallball "2-fer-1s", 20 pound ball
50 Sit-ups
15 foot Rope climb, 5 ascents

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Junior Grade Thomas Cameron, 24, of Portland, Oregon, in training at the Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama, died on Feb. 28, 2012, when his unit's helicopter crashed into Mobile Bay in the Gulf of Mexico during a training mission.

He is survived by his parents, Bette and John; and brother, Alex.

First posted March 26, 2013


Jorge

For time:
30 GHD sit-ups
155 pound Squat clean, 15 reps
24 GHD sit-ups
155 pound Squat clean, 12 reps
18 GHD sit-ups
155 pound Squat clean, 9 reps
12 GHD sit-ups
155 pound Squat clean, 6 reps
6 GHD sit-ups
155 pound Squat clean, 3 reps

U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge, 39, of Cypress, California, an Aviation Survival Technician Chief, died on Feb. 28, 2012, when his unit's helicopter crashed into Mobile Bay in the Gulf of Mexico during a training mission.

He is survived by his sister, Gina.

First posted April 7, 2013


Schmalls

Run 800 meters
Then two rounds of:
50 Burpees
40 Pull-ups
30 One-legged squats
20 Kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood
10 Handstand push-ups
Then,
Run 800 meters

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Justin E. Schmalstieg, 28, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, assigned to the 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Pendleton, California, died on December 15, 2010 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife Ann Schneider, parents John and Deborah Gilkey, and brother John.

First posted April 23, 2013


Brehm

For time:
15 foot Rope climb, 10 ascents
225 pound Back squat, 20 reps
30 Handstand push-ups
Row 40 calories

U.S. Army Sgt. Dale G. Brehm, 23, of Turlock, California, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based in Fort Lewis, Washington, died on March 18, 2006, when he came under small-arms fire from enemy forces during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

He is survived by his wife, Raini; father, William; stepmother, Linda; and mother, Laura Williams.

First posted May 14, 2013


Omar

For time:
95 pound barbell Thrusters, 10
15 Bar-facing burpees
95 pound barbell Thrusters, 20
25 Bar-facing burpees
95 pound barbell Thrusters, 30
35 Bar-facing burpees

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Omar Vazquez, 25, of Hamilton, New Jersey, assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Hood, Texas, died of wounds suffered April 22, 2011, when insurgents in Numaniyah, Iraq, attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his parents, Maria and Pablo; sister, Marisel; and brothers, Pablo and Javier.

First posted May 21, 2013


Gallant

For time:
Run 1 mile with a 20 pound medicine ball
60 Burpee pull-ups
Run 800 meters with a 20 pound medicine ball
30 Burpee pull-ups
Run 400 meters with a 20 pound medicine ball
15 Burpee pull-ups

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Gallant, 22, of Winchester, Kentucky, assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12, based in Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Virginia, died on Jan. 26, 2012, while conducting diving operations off the North Carolina coast in the Atlantic Ocean.

He is survived by his son, Ethan; brother, Kyle; mother, Elizabeth; and father, Joseph.

First posted June 13, 2013


Bruck

Four rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
185 pound Back squat, 24 reps
135 pound Jerk, 24 reps

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, 24, of Smithtown, New York, assigned to Tactical Law Enforcement Team South, Law Enforcement Detachment 403, based at Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Florida, was killed on April 24, 2004, at the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal off the coast of Iraq when a boat that he and his team intercepted near the terminal exploded.

He is survived by his wife, Pattie; daughter, Harper, born after his death; father, Eric; mother, Laurie Bullock; and sister, Noabeth.

First posted June 26, 2013


Smykowski

For time:
Run 6k
60 Burpee pull-ups

If you've got body armor or a thirty pound vest, wear it.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mark T. Smykowski, 23, of Mentor, Ohio, assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was killed on June 6, 2006, while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

He is survived by his mother, Diana Ross; father, Bert; and brothers, Darren and Kenny, both Marines.

First posted July 4, 2013


Falkel

Complete as many rounds as possible in 25 minutes of:
8 Handstand push-ups
8 Box jump, 30 inch box
15 foot Rope climb, 1 ascent

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chris Falkel, 22, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was killed on Aug. 8, 2005 by enemy small-arms fire in Deh Afghan, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his parents, Jeff and Dianne Falkel.

First posted Aug. 20, 2013


Donny

21-15-9-9-15-21 reps for time of:
225 pound Deadlift
Burpee

U.S. Army Spc. Donald L. Nichols, 21, of Shell Rock, Iowa, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, based in Waterloo, Iowa, died April 13, 2011, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Roger and Becky Poock; father and stepmother, Jeff and Jeanie; and his brothers, Nick and Joe.

First posted Aug. 21, 2013


Dobogai

Seven rounds for time of:
8 Muscle-ups
22 yard Farmer carry, 50 pound dumbbells

U.S. Army Capt. Derek A. Dobogai, 26, of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, died on Aug. 22, 2007, in Multaka, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his unit's helicopter crashed.

He is survived by his parents, David and Lisa; and brothers, Daniel and David Jr.

First posted Aug. 22, 2013


Hotshots 19

Six rounds for time of:
30 Squats
135 pound Power clean, 19 reps
7 Strict Pull-ups
Run 400 meters

On June 30, 2013, 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighting team tragically lost their lives while fighting a fire in Yarnell, Arizona.

Hotshots 19 honors the memory of these 19 heroes

For more information, see "The 19," "This Is CrossFit"and "'We Rally' From the 'Hotshots 19' Memorial Event."

First posted Aug. 31, 2013


Roney

Four rounds for time of:
Run 200 meters
135 pound Thruster, 11 reps
Run 200 meters
135 pound Push press, 11 reps
Run 200 meters
135 pound Bench press, 11 reps

Police Service of Northern Ireland Constable Ronan Kerr, 25, of Omagh, Northern Ireland, was killed on April 2, 2011, by a car bomb outside his home in Omagh.

He is survived by his mother, Nuala; brothers, Cathair and Aaron; and sister, Dairine.

First posted Sept. 3, 2013


The Don

For time:
66 Deadlifts, 110 pounds
66 Box jump, 24 inch box
66 Kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood
66 Knees to elbows
66 Sit-ups
66 Pull-ups
66 Thrusters, 55 pounds
66 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
66 Burpees
66 Double-unders

U.S. Marine Cpl. Donald M. Marler, 22, of St. Louis, Missouri, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Pendleton, California, died on June 6, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his mother, Susan; his father, David Sr.; his sister, Jennifer Pupillo; and his brothers, David Jr. and Jacob.

First posted Sept. 11, 2013


Dragon

For time:
Run 5k
4 minutes to find 4 rep max Deadlift
Run 5k
4 minutes to find 4 rep max Push jerk

U.S. Army Capt. Nicholas Rozanski, 36, of Dublin, Ohio, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, of the Ohio National Guard, based in Walbridge, Ohio, died on April 4, 2012, of wounds sustained during an enemy attack in Faryab province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; daughters, Emma and Anna; mother, Pamela Mitchell; father, Jan; and brothers Keith and Alex.

First posted Oct. 5, 2013


Walsh

Four rounds for time of:
22 Burpee pull-ups
185 pound Back squat, 22 reps
Run 200 meters with a 45 pound plate overhead

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Walsh, 28, of Cobb, Georgia, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died on April 22, 2012, in Paktia, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his wife, Debbra; son, Austin; parents, Carolyn and Paul; and brother, Christopher.

First posted Oct. 20, 2013


Lee

Five rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
345 pound Deadlift, 1 rep
185 pound Squat clean, 3 reps
185 pound Push jerk, 5 reps
3 Muscle-ups
15 foot Rope climb, 1 ascent

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dick Alson Lee Jr., 31, of Orange Park, Florida, assigned to the 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, based in Sembach, Germany, died on April 26, 2012, from injuries sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine; sons, Joshua and David; mother, Brenda, and her husband, Larry Carroll; father, Dick Sr.; sister, Specialist Vanessa Compton; and brother, Michael Carroll.

First posted Nov. 16, 2013


Willy

Three rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
225 pound Front squat, 5 reps
Run 200 meters
11 Chest to bar pull-ups
Run 400 meters
12 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Wade D. Wilson, 22, of Normangee, Texas, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Pendleton, California, died on May 11, 2012, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Cindy Lee and Ward Easterling; father and stepmother, Mitchell Boyd and Tammy; brothers, Chad, Alex and Curtis; and sister, Layne.

First posted Nov. 22, 2013


Coffey

For time:
Run 800 meters
135 pound Back squat, 50 reps
135 pound Bench press, 50 reps
Run 800 meters
135 pound Back squat, 35 reps
135 pound Bench press, 35 reps
Run 800 meters
135 pound Back squat, 20 reps
135 pound Bench press, 20 reps
Run 800 meters
1 Muscle-up

U.S. Marine Cpl. Keaton G. Coffey, 22, of Boring, Oregon, assigned to the 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, 1st Marine Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Pendleton, California, was killed on May 24, 2012, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his fiancee, Brittany Dygert; and his parents, Grant and Inger.

First posted Dec. 11, 2013


DG

Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of:
8 Toes to bar
35 pound Dumbbell thruster, 8 reps
35 pound Dumbbell walking lunge, 12 steps

U.S. Air Force Maj. Walter David Gray, 38, of Conyers, Georgia, assigned to the 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, based in Fort Carson, Colorado, died on Aug. 8, 2012, from injuries suffered during a suicide-bomb attack in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Heather; daughters, Nyah and Ava; and son, Garrett.

First posted Dec. 26, 2013


TK

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
8 Strict Pull-ups
8 Box jumps, 36" box
12 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood

U.S. Army Major Thomas E. Kennedy, 35, of West Point, New York, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, based in Fort Carson, Colorado, died on Aug. 8, 2012, of wounds suffered when an insurgent detonated a suicide vest in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Kami; son, Brody; daughter, Margaret; parents, George and Patricia; and brothers, John and George.

First posted Dec. 28, 2013


Taylor

4 rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
5 burpee muscle-ups

If you've got a 20-lb. vest or body armor, wear it.

U.S. Army Specialist David Wayne Taylor, 20, of Dixon, Kentucky, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on March 29, 2012, from wounds sustained in an accident at an ammunition supply point.

He is survived by his sisters Tamara Taylor and Christina Abell, and mother Sarah Whitledge Taylor.

First posted April 6, 2014


Justin

30-20-10 reps for time of:
Body-weight back squats
Body-weight bench presses
Strict pull-ups

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Justin M. Hansen, 26, of Traverse City, Michigan, assigned to the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, died July 24, 2012, in Badghis Province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

He is survived by his parents, Vickie Hayes and Richard; stepmother, Shawna; stepfather, Steven C. Cornell; sisters, Adrienne Russell, Morgan Compton and Veronica Compton; stepbrothers, Jeremy Borey and Adam Cornell; and stepsister, Jessica Borey.

First posted April 10, 2014


**Nukes **

8 minutes to complete:
1-mile run
315-lb. deadlifts, max reps
Then, 10 minutes to complete:
1-mile run
225-lb. power cleans, max reps
Then, 12 minutes to complete:
1-mile run
135-lb. overhead squats, max reps

Do not rest between rounds.

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matthew "Nukes" Manoukian, 29, of Los Altos Hills, California, assigned to the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, based in Camp Pendleton, California, died Aug. 10, 2012, in Sangin District, Afghanistan, after being shot by an Afghan policeman.

He is survived by his parents, Socrates Peter and Patricia; and his brothers, Mike and Marty.

First posted April 15, 2014


**Zembiec **

5 rounds for time of:
11 back squats, 185 lb.
7 strict burpee pull-ups
400-meter run

During each burpee pull-up perform a strict push-up, jump to a bar that is ideally 12 inches above your max standing reach, and perform a strict pull-up.

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec, 34, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, assigned to Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps National Capital Region, Henderson Hall, based in Arlington, Virginia, was killed during a firefight on May 11, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela; daughter, Fallyn; parents, Donald and Jo Ann; and brother, John.

First posted May 9, 2014


**Alexander **

5 rounds for time of:
31 back squats, 135 lb.
12 power cleans, 185 lb.

Staff Sgt. Alexander G. Povilaitis, 47, of Dawsonville, Gerogia, assigned to the 570th Sapper Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Brigade, was killed in action on May 31, 2012, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; and two sons, Alexander Blaine and Danny.

First posted May 25, 2014


**Wyk **

5 rounds for time:
225-lb. front squats, 5 reps
15-foot rope climbs, 5 ascents
Run 400 meters with a 45-lb. plate

Army Pfc. Jacob H. "Wyk" Wykstra, 21, of Thornton, Colorado, assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, died May 28, 2014, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in an aircraft accident.

He is survived by his wife, Katie Wykstra; mother, Heidi Katzenbach; father, Thomas Wykstra; brothers, Aiden and Connor Wykstra; sister, Hannah Donato; stepfather Ray Katzenbach; and stepmother, Joyce Wykstra.

First posted June 28, 2014


**Bell **

3 rounds for time of:
185-lb. deadlifts, 21 reps
15 pull-ups
185-lb. front squats, 9 reps

Air Force Senior Airman Bryan R. Bell, 23, of Erie, Pennsylvania, assigned to 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, died Jan. 5, 2012, at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

He is survived by his wife, Alaina; parents, Richard Bell and Brenda Hart; sister, Candice; stepfather, David Aldrich; stepmother, Kim; stepsister, Stephanie Battista; stepbrother, Matthew Aldrich; maternal grandparents, Ross and Gertrude Peters; paternal grandmother, Carmen; mother- and father-in-law, Mike and Brenda Hart; sister- and brother-in-law, Mariel and Patrick Wilcox; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

First posted July 4, 2014


JBo

Complete as many rounds as possible in 28 minutes of:
115-lb. overhead squats, 9 reps
1 legless rope climb, 15-foot rope, beginning from seated
115-lb. bench presses, 12 reps

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeremie "JBo" "Bubba" Border, 28, of Mesquite, Texas, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), based in Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan, died Sept. 1, 2012, in Batur Village, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

He is survived by his parents, Mary Border and Robert Harris; sisters, DeLaynie Peek, Katie Border, Ashley Harris and Amanda Pereira; nephews, Robbie and Kayden Pereira; and brothers-in-law, Jason Peek and Roberto Pereira.

First posted Aug. 16, 2014


Kevin

3 rounds for time of:
185-lb. deadlifts, 32 reps
32 hanging hip touches, alternating arms 800-meter running farmer carry, 15-lb. dumbbells

Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Kevin Ebbert, 32, of Arcata, California, assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Virginia, died Nov. 24, 2012, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat stability operations.

Ebbert is survived by his wife, Ursula; mother, Charlie Jordan; sister, Samantha Ebbert Martinez; stepsisters, Amy Funk and Kate Renner; stepfather, Mark Ritz; and grandfathers, Richard Ebbert and James Jordan. He was preceded in death by his father, Jeffrey, a retired Navy SEAL.

First posted Aug. 24, 2014


Rocket

Complete as many rounds as possible in 30 minutes of:
50-yard swim
10 push-ups
15 squats

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron "Rocket" Henderson, 33, of Houlton, Maine, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), died Oct. 2, 2012, at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device in Zombalay Village, Afghanistan.

Henderson is survived by his mother, Christine; brothers, Bob, Corey and Sam; sisters-in-law, Leisa, Holly and Kiley; and nephews and nieces, Kurtis, Kaitlyn, Davis, Dallas, Mia and Daniel. He is preceded in death by his father, Dallas.

First posted Sept. 6, 2014


Riley

For time:
Run 1.5 miles
150 burpees
Run 1.5 miles

If you've got a weight vest or body armor, wear it.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens, 39, of Tolar, Texas, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), died Sept. 28, 2012, in Wardak, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by enemy small-arms fire.

Stephens is survived by his wife, Tiffany; three children, Austin, Morgan and Rylee Ann; parents, Michael and Joann; brother, Ken; and a number of family members.

First posted Sept. 28, 2014


Feeks

For time:
2 x 100-meter shuttle sprint
2 squat clean thrusters, 65-lb. dumbbells
4 x 100-meter shuttle sprint
4 squat clean thrusters, 65-lb. dumbbells
6 x 100-meter shuttle sprint
6 squat clean thrusters, 65-lb. dumbbells
8 x 100-meter shuttle sprint
8 squat clean thrusters, 65-lb. dumbbells
10 x 100-meter shuttle sprint
10 squat clean thrusters, 65-lb. dumbbells
12 x 100-meter shuttle sprint
12 squat clean thrusters, 65-lb. dumbbells
14 x 100-meter shuttle sprint
14 squat clean thrusters, 65-lb. dumbbells
16 x 100-meter shuttle sprint
16 squat clean thrusters, 65-lb. dumbbells

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, of Edgewater, Maryland, assigned to a Naval Special Warfare unit based on the West Coast, died Aug. 16, 2012, in a helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Feeks is survived by his mother and father, Thomas and Ginny; sister, Regina; and wife, Emily.

First posted Oct. 3, 2014


Ned

7 rounds for time of:
11 body-weight back squats
1,000-meter row

Special Agent Nathan "Ned" Schuldheiss, 27, of Newport, Rhode Island, a civilian assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 204 Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, died Nov. 1, 2007, near Balad Air Base, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device that struck his vehicle.

He is survived by his father, retired Lt. Col. Jeff Schuldheiss; mother, Sarah Conlan; stepfather, Kris Mills; and sister, Erin Dreeszen.

First posted Oct. 30, 2014


Sham

7 rounds for time of:
11 body-weight deadlifts
100-meter sprint

Air Force Staff Sgt. David "Sham" Wieger, 28, of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, a special agent for the Air Force of Special Investigations, Detachment 303, Travis Air Force Base, California, died Nov. 1, 2007, near Balad Air Base, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device that struck his vehicle.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Loreene; brother, Michael; sister-in-law, Brenda; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

First posted Oct. 31, 2014


Ozzy

7 rounds for time of:
11 deficit handstand push-ups
1,000-meter run

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas "Ozzy" Crowell, 36, of Neosho, Missouri, died Nov. 1, 2007, near Balad Air Base in Iraq. The special agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 301 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, sustained wounds from an improvised explosive device that struck his vehicle.

Crowell is survived by his wife, Carol; two sons, Eric and Ian; and his mother, Peggy Whipp.

First posted Nov. 1, 2014


Jenny

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
45-lb. overhead squats, 20 reps
45-lb. back squats, 20 reps
400-meter run

U.S. Army Capt. Jennifer M. Moreno, of San Diego, California, died Oct. 6, 2013, in Zhari District, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked her unit with an improvised explosive device. The 25-year-old was assigned to Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.

Moreno is survived by her mother, Marie V. Cordero; sisters, Jearaldy Moreno and Yaritza Cordova; and brother, Ivan F. Moreno.

First posted Nov. 28, 2014


Spehar

For time:
135-lb. thrusters, 100 reps
100 chest-to-bar pull-ups
Run 6 miles

Partition the thrusters, pull-ups and run as needed.

U.S. Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Nicholas Spehar died Aug. 6, 2011, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his helicopter was shot down. The 24-year-old, of St. Paul, Minnesota, was assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit and served during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Spehar is survived by his parents, Patrick and Annette; and siblings, Luke, Jacob and Lisa, and Marie Mielke.

First posted Dec. 13, 2014


Luke

For time:
Run 400 meters
155-lb. clean and jerks, 15 reps
Run 400 meters
30 toes-to-bars
Run 400 meters
45 wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball
Run 400 meters
1.5-pood kettlebell swings, 45 reps
Run 400 meters
30 ring dips
Run 400 meters
155-lb. weighted lunges, 15 steps
Run 400 meters

Marine Staff Sgt. Leon H. Lucas Jr. died Aug. 1, 2011, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an enemy grenade attack in the upper Gereshk Valley. The 32-year-old, of Wilson, North Carolina, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Twentynine Palms, California, and served during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lucas is survived by his wife, Mary; and children, Tyson, Zachary and Quentin.

First posted Dec. 29, 2014


Robbie

Complete as many rounds as possible in 25 minutes of:
8 freestanding handstand push-ups
15-foot L-sit rope climb, 1 ascent

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller died Jan. 25, 2008, in Bari Kowt, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when he encountered small-arms fire while conducting combat operations. The 24-year-old, of Oviedo, Florida, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and served during Operation Enduring Freedom. In October of 2010, Miller was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic actions in combat.

Miller is survived by his parents, Philip and Maureen; brothers, Thomas, Martin and Edward; and sisters, Joanna, Mary, Therese and Patricia.

First posted Jan. 24, 2015


Shawn

For time:
Run 5 miles

Run in 5-minute intervals, stopping after each to perform 50 squats and 50 push-ups before beginning the next 5-minute run interval.

U.S. Army Captain Shawn G. Hogan, of Salem, New Hampshire, died Oct. 17, 2012. The 28-year-old was fatally injured in a training exercise at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Golden Pond, Kentucky. He was assigned to Company B, 4th Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Fort Campbell.

Hogan is survived by his parents, Richard and Jean; and sister, Nicole.

First posted Feb. 18, 2015


Foo

170-lb. bench presses, 13 reps
Then, complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
7 chest-to-bar pull-ups
77 double-unders
170-lb. squat clean thrusters, 2 reps
28 sit-ups

Sgt. Gary "Foo" Morales, of the Port St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office in Florida, died Feb. 28, 2013. Morales, 35, was fatally shot during a traffic stop. The Air Force veteran was employed by the St. Lucie County Sherriff's Office for 12 years and had just been promoted to Sergeant Deputy.

He is survived by his wife, Holly; daughters, Brooklyn and Jordan; parents, William and Candy; brothers, Brian, Ken and Brad; grandmother, Romanita Rodriguez; and eight nieces and nephews.

First posted March 1, 2015


Bowen

3 rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
275-lb. deadlifts, 7 reps
10 burpee pull-ups
53-lb. single arm kettlebell thrusters, 14 reps (7 each arm)
20 box jumps, 24-inch box

Captain Jeffrey Bowen, of Alexander, North Carolina, died July 28, 2011. The 37-year-old was a 13-year veteran of the Asheville Fire Department, assigned to Rescue 3. Bowen was fatally injured while fighting a four-alarm fire in a medical building.

He is survived by his wife, Stacey; son, Charlie Ray; and daughters, Robin Parker and Sarah.

First posted March 8, 2015


Gaza

5 rounds for time of:
35 kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood
30 push-ups
25 pull-ups
20 box jumps, 30-inch box
1-mile run

Air Force Capt. Lucas “Gaza” Gruenther, 32, of Twain Harte, California, died on January 28, 2013, when his F-16 went down in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Italy as a result of bad weather. Gruenther was the chief of flight safety for the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Base, Italy, at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife, Cassy; daughter, Serene; parents, Romel Mathias and Joseph Malin; brother and sister-in-law, Alex and Britton; and brother, Chance Hildreth.

First posted March 15, 2015


Crain

2 rounds for time of:
34 push-ups
50-yard sprint
34 deadlifts, 135 lb.
50-yard sprint
34 box jumps, 24-inch box
50-yard sprint
34 clean and jerks, 95 lb.
50-yard sprint
34 burpees
50-yard sprint
34 wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball
50-yard sprint
34 pull-ups
50-yard sprint

Officer Michael "Freight" Crain, of Beaumont, California, died Feb. 7, 2013, when he was fatally injured by gunfire in an apparent ambush while on patrol. A former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, the 34-year-old had been with the Riverside Police Department for 11 years, assigned to field operations and the SWAT Team.

He is survived by his wife, Regina; son, Ian; and daughter, Kaitlyn.

First posted March 21, 2015


Capoot

For time:
100 push-ups
Run 800 meters
75 push-ups
Run 1,200 meters
50 push-ups
Run 1,600 meters
25 push-ups
Run 2,000 meters

Officer James Lowell Capoot, of the Vallejo Police Department, died Nov. 17, 2011, in the line of duty while chasing after an armed man suspected of robbing a bank. The 45-year-old, who lived in Vacaville, California, joined the Vallejo Police Department in 1993 and served as a motorcycle officer, motorcycle instructor, driving instructor and SWAT officer. He received two medals of courage, including one life-saving medal, as well as many other department commendations.

Capoot is survived by his wife, Jennifer; three daughters, Jillian, Jamie and Justine; mother, Beverly Sue; brother and sister-in-law, Louie and Susie DeCarlo; and several other family members. He is preceded in death by his father, Lowell Jesse Capoot.

First posted May 20, 2015


Hall

5 rounds for time of:
225-lb. cleans, 3 reps
200-meter sprint
20 kettlebell snatches, 1.5 pood, 10 each arm
Rest 2 minutes

U.S. Air Force Capt. Ryan P. Hall, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died Feb. 18, 2012, near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa, when his single-engine U-28 aircraft crashed. There were four total fatalities. The 30-year-old was assigned to the 319th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Hall is survived by his parents, Dennis and Kliffa; girlfriend, Marianne Vicente; brother and sister-in-law, Brandon and Karin; brother, Damon; grandmothers, Jean Hall and Nayda Nunn; and nieces and nephews, Erika, Natalie, Izabelleh, Evan and Noah.

First posted June 7, 2015


Servais

For time:
Run 1.5 miles
Then, 8 rounds of:
19 pull-ups
19 push-ups
19 burpees
Then,
400-meter sandbag carry (heavy)
1-mile farmers carry with 45-lb. dumbbells

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam Servais, of Onalaska, Wisconsin, died Aug. 19, 2006, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle came under hostile fire. The 23-year-old was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Servais is survived by his parents, Peter and Susan; and sister, Laura.

First posted June 9, 2015


PK

5 rounds for time of:
225-lb. back squats, 10 reps
275-lb. deadlifts, 10 reps
400-meter sprint
Rest 2 minutes

U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel, of South Miami, Florida, died March 11, 2013. The 28-year-old was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Pedersen-Keel was fatally injured in Jalrez District, Afghanistan, from small-arms fire from an Afghan security-forces member.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Helen Pedersen Keiser and Bob Keiser; father, Henry Keel; sister, Mary Elizabeth Keel; and fiancèe, Celeste Pizza.

First posted July 3, 2015


Marco

3 rounds for time of:
21 pull-ups
15 handstand push-ups
9 thrusters, 135 lb.

U.S. Marine Cpl. Marc T. Ryan, of Gloucester City, New Jersey, died Nov. 15, 2004, from a roadside bomb in Ramadi, Iraq. The 25-year-old was a weapons specialist assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force at the Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, California.

Ryan is survived by his parents, Thomas and Linda; brother, Chris; and sister, Lauren.

First posted July 5, 2015


René

7 rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
21 walking lunges
15 pull-ups
9 burpees

If you have a 20-lb. weight vest or body armor, wear it.

Danish Army Sgt. René Brink Jakobsen of Vang, Denmark, died Jan. 3, 2013, after being hit by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol with his unit in Upper Gereshk Valley in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The 39-year-old was a member of the elite Danish Special Forces Ranger unit called Jaegerkorpet.

Jakobsen is survived by his wife, Camilla; three children, Mie, Sara and Thor; and many loving relatives and friends.

First posted Aug. 14, 2015


Pike

5 rounds for time of:
75-lb. thrusters, 20 reps
10 strict ring dips
20 push-ups
10 strict handstand push-ups
50-meter bear crawl

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike, of Peoria, Arizona, died March 12, 2013, in Landstuhl, Germany. Pike, 31, sustained combat-related injuries days earlier while conducting stability operations in the Maiwand District of Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit in California. The Chief Cryptologic Technician was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with Valor.

Pike is survived by his mother, Diana; his sister, Denise; and his fiancée, Morgan Lakner.

First posted Aug. 23, 2015


Kutschbach

7 rounds for time of:
11 back squats, 185 lb.
10 jerks, 135 lb.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Kutschbach, of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, died Nov. 10, 2007, in Bagram, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire in Tagab Valley, Afghanistan. The 25-year-old was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group in Germany.

Kutschbach is survived by his wife, Ginger; son, Bastian; father, David; mother, Debbie Huffner; and brothers, David and Andrew.

First posted Sept. 20, 2015


Jennifer

Complete as many rounds as possible in 26 minutes of:
10 pull-ups
15 kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood
20 box jumps, 24-inch box

Canadian 1st Class Constable Jennifer Kovach of Guelph, Canada, died March 14, 2013, when her squad car was involved in a motor-vehicle accident while she was responding to a call for service. The 26-year-old fulfilled her dream of becoming a police officer serving her community and the Guelph Police Service for four years before her death.

Kovach is survived by her mother, Gloria; father, Bill; brother, Brian; grandparents, Chester and Elvira Janicki; boyfriend, Kyle Schlosser; and many other friends and family members.

First posted Sept. 25, 2015


Horton

9 rounds for time with a partner of:
9 bar muscle-ups
11 clean and jerks, 155 lb.
50-yard buddy carry

Share the work with your partner however you choose with only one person working at a time. If you can't find a partner, perform 5 reps of each exercise per round and find a heavy sandbag to carry.

U.S. Army Spc. Christopher D. Horton, of Collinsville, Oklahoma, died Sept. 9, 2011, in Zurmat District, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. The 26-year-old was assigned to 1st Battalion, 279 Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard.

Horton is survived by his wife, Jane; parents David and Cherie; brother, Nicholas; sister, Tenley; and many other friends and family members.

First posted Oct. 10, 2015


Scooter

On a 35-minute clock with a partner:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 30 minutes of:
30 double-unders
15 pull-ups
15 push-ups
100-meter sprint

Then, 5 minutes to find a 1-rep-max partner deadlift

For the AMRAP, have one partner work while the other rests, switching after a full round is completed. If you're performing without a partner, rest 60 seconds between each round, and find a regular 1-rep-max deadlift.

Sgt. Scott Lunger, of Brentwood, California, died July 22, 2015, after being gunned down during a traffic stop. A second officer returned fire, hitting the suspect who was later caught and taken into police custody. Lunger, 48, had served the Hayward Police Department since 2001 as a beat cop, on the special duty unit, gang task force, SWAT, was a Field Training Officer and acting lieutenant at the time of his death.

Lunger is survived by his daughters, Ashton and Saralyn; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Shey; brother Todd; sister and brother-in-law, Michelle and Lance Schroeder; father and stepmother, Paul and Donna; half sister, Ciara; and many other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Alice.

First posted Oct. 15, 2015


Matt 16

For time:
16 deadlifts, 275 lb.
16 hang power cleans, 185 lb.
16 push presses, 135 lb.
Run 800 meters
16 deadlifts, 275 lb.
16 hang power cleans, 185 lb.
16 push presses, 135 lb.
Run 800 meters
16 deadlifts, 275 lb.
16 hang power cleans, 185 lb.
16 push presses, 135 lb.

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Matt Ruffner, of Tafford, Pennsylvania, died April 9, 2013, in Pachir Wa Agam district, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed. The 34-year-old was assigned to 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.

Ruffner is survived by his parents, Chuck and Diane; brother, Jeff; and girlfriend, Jackie Bignardi.

First posted Nov. 11, 2015


T.U.P.

15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of:
135-lb. power cleans
Pull-ups
135-lb. front squats
Pull-ups

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, 30, of San Antonio, Texas, died May 1, 2013, from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device on April 27, 2013, in Arian, Afghanistan. Simpson, nicknamed "The Unquiet Professional," was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

He is survived by his wife, Krista; sons, Michael and Gabe; sister, Abigail; brothers, David and Isaac; parents, Michael W. and Barbara; and many other friends and family members. Donations can be made in his name to The Unquiet Professional, a nonprofit organization started by the family and benefitting Gold Star Families.

First posted Dec. 8, 2015


Harper

Complete as many rounds as possible in 23 minutes of:
9 chest-to-bar pull-ups
135-lb. power cleans, 15 reps
21 squats
400-meter run with a 45-lb. plate

Phoenix Firefighter Brad Harper, 23, of Peoria, Arizona, died while on the scene of a two-alarm fire on May 19, 2013. Harper loved being a firefighter and had worked with the Phoenix Fire Department, where he was assigned to Rescue 21, for two years.

He is survived by his wife, Lena; three younger brothers, Ryan, Daniel and Jacob; and parents, Bob and Cyndy.

First posted Dec. 26, 2015


Sisson

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
15-ft rope climb, 1 ascent
5 burpees
200-meter run

If you've got a 20-lb. vest or body armor, wear it.

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Justin Sisson, 23, assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, died June 3, 2013, from wounds caused by a suicide bomber in Chamkani, Afghanistan.

Sisson is survived by his parents, Kevin and Phyllis; brother, Ryan; grandmothers, Judith Liming and Janis Beshoner; and numerous other friends and family members.

First posted Jan. 31, 2015


Terry

For time:
1-mile run
100 push-ups
100-meter bear crawl
1-mile run
100-meter bear crawl
100 push-ups
1-mile run

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent James “Terry” Watson, 43, of Holly Ridge, Louisiana, was killed during a robbery attempt in Bogotà, Colombia, on June 20, 2013. Prior to his 13 years of service with the D.E.A., Special Agent Watson worked for the U.S. Marshal’s Service and served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Fadia Margarita De La Rosa; father, Paul, and his wife, Linda; mother, Henrietta; brother, Scott; and numerous other family members and friends.

First posted Feb. 28, 2016


Big Sexy

5 rounds for time of:
6 deadlifts, 315 lb.
6 burpees
5 cleans, 225 lb.
5 chest-to-bar pull-ups
4 thrusters, 155 lb.
4 muscle-ups

Sgt. Lance "Big Sexy" McLean, 38, of Biloxi, Mississippi, died on June 29, 2013, from a gunshot wound he sustained in the line of duty on June 28, 2013. Prior to his death, McLean served as a Sergeant with the Sheriff’s Office, and as a member of the SWAT Team in Hood County, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Katy; and two children, Abigail and Quinton.

First posted March 9, 2015


Woehlke

3 rounds, each for time of:
4 jerks, 185 lb.
5 front squats, 185 lb.
6 power cleans, 185 lb.
40 pull-ups
50 push-ups
60 sit-ups

Rest 3 minutes between rounds.

Brian Woehlke, 29, of Detroit, Michigan, died at the scene of a fire in Westland, Michigan, on May 8, 2013. Woehlke graduated from the Schoolcraft Fire Program in 2008 and joined the Western Wayne Fire Authority in 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Ava; parents, William and Elizabeth; brothers, William, Robert and Bradley; and numerous other friends and family members.

First posted March 29, 2015


Maupin

4 rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
49 push-ups
49 sit-ups
49 squats

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Keith “Matt” Maupin, 24, of Batavia, Ohio, disappeared on April 9, 2004, when insurgents south of Baghdad attacked his convoy with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. His remains were found on March 20, 2008. Prior to his disappearance, Maupin served as part of the 724th Transportation Company in Bartonville, Illinois.

He is survived by his mother, Carolyn; father, Keith; a brother and sister; and many other friends and family members.

First posted April 10, 2016


Hildy

100-calorie row
75 thrusters, 45-lb. barbell
50 pull-ups
75 wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball
100-calorie row

If you’ve got a 20-lb. vest or body armor, wear it.

Army Spc. Hilda Clayton, 22, of Augusta, Georgia, died from injuries sustained when a mortar malfunctioned during an Afghan National Army training exercise in Qaraghahi, Afghanistan. Clayton, assigned to the 55th Signal Company and the 21st Signal Brigade in Fort Meade, Maryland, was providing Combat Camera support at the time of her death.

She is survived by her husband, Chase Clayton.

First posted May 29, 2016


T.J.

For time:
185-lb. bench presses, 10 reps
10 strict pull-ups
135-lb. thrusters, max set

Repeat the triplet until you have completed 100 reps of the thruster.

United States Marine Corps Pfc. Anthony “TJ” Antell Jr., 35, of Arlington, Texas, died May 2, 2016, from a gunshot wound when he tried to disarm a gunman at a local Walgreens. Antell was the owner of CrossFit Abattoir.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal; sons, Hayden and Liam; daughter, Rilee; and many other friends and family members.

First posted July 3, 2016


Monti

5 rounds for time of:
50 step-ups with 45-lb. barbell, 20-in. box
135-lb. cleans, 15 reps
50 step-ups with 45-lb. barbell, 20-in. box
135-lb. snatches, 10 reps

Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, 30, of Raynham, Massachusetts, was killed on June 21, 2006, during combat operations in Gowardesh, Afghanistan. Monti was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Calvary, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on Sept. 17, 2009.

Monti is survived by his parents, Paul and Janet; brother, Timothy; and sister, Niccole.

First posted July 15, 2016


DVB

For time:
Run 1 mile with a 20-lb. medicine ball
Then, 8 rounds of:
10 wall-ball shots
1 rope ascent
Run 800 meters with a 20-lb. medicine ball
Then, 4 rounds of:
10 wall-ball shots
1 rope ascent
Run 400 meters with a 20-lb. medicine ball
Then, 2 rounds of:
10 wall-ball shots
1 rope ascent

Officer David Vanbuskirk, 36, of Henderson, Nevada, was killed on July 23, 2013, when he fell during a nighttime aerial rescue mission in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vanbuskirk had been employed with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 1999 and joined the elite Search and Rescue Team in 2007.

Vanbuskirk is survived by his wife, Adriana; sister, Jenny; and mother, Pat. He is preceded in death by his father, Red; and brother; Michael.

First posted Aug. 26, 2016


Nickman

With a 55-lb. and 35-lb. dumbbell, 10 rounds for time of:
200-meter farmers carry with both dumbbells
35-lb. weighted pull-ups, 10 reps
55-lb. dumbbell power snatches, 20 reps, alternating arms

U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas B. Burley, 22, of Red Bluff, California, died July 30, 2013, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by indirect fire. Burley was assigned to 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Burley is survived by his mother, Tammy Kneebone; father, Mike Burley; brothers, Michael Collins, Zachary Miller and Will Burley; and many other friends and family members.

First posted Sept. 3, 2016


Marston

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
405-lb. deadlift, 1 rep
10 toes-to-bars
15 bar-facing burpees

Special Warfare Operator 1st Class William Blake Marston, 31, of Concord, New Hampshire, died Jan. 10, 2015, in DeLand, Florida, during military parachute training. Marston was assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL Team and served in the Navy for six years.

Marston is survived by his girlfriend, Christine Clark; parents, Bill and Nancy; three siblings, Chris, Jeffrey and Emily; and many other friends and family members.

First posted Sept. 27, 2016


Artie

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 pull-ups
10 push-ups
15 squats
5 pull-ups
10 thrusters, 95 lb.

Police Officer Arthur “Artie” Lopez, 29, of Babylon Village, New York, was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 23, 2012. Officer Lopez, a decorated eight-year veteran of the force, was serving on the Emergency Services Unit at the Nassau County Police Department at the time of his death. He kept himself in peak physical condition for the job as a member of CrossFit Merrick in Bellmore, New York. Fran and Cindy were among his favorite workouts.

He is survived by his sister, Charo; and parents, Alfonso and Mirella.

First posted Oct. 23, 2016


Hollywood

For time:
Run 2 km
22 wall-ball shots, 30-lb. ball
22 muscle-ups
22 wall-ball shots, 30-lb. ball
22 power cleans, 185-lb.
22 wall-ball shots, 30-lb. ball
Run 2 km

Sgt. Jonathan Stuart “Hollywood” Hollingsworth, 35, of Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, was killed on Nov. 23, 2006, during a mission in Basra, Iraq. At the time of his death, he was serving with the D Squadron, 22nd SAS Regiment, in the British Army. He received the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross and Queen’s Gallantry Medal for his bravery in the line of duty. Hollingsworth was a fitness enthusiast and loved pushing himself past the “hurt locker,” according to his friends. His favorite activities included running, skydiving and rugby. He is survived by his wife, Kate; and sons, Jake and Billy.

First posted Nov. 22, 2016


Manuel

5 rounds of:
3 minutes of rope climbs
2 minutes of squats
2 minutes of push-ups
3 minutes to run 400 meters

Wear a weight vest or body armor. After the run, rest for the remainder of the 3 minutes before beginning the next round.

Italian Army Capt. Manuel Fiorito, 27, of Verona, Italy, was killed May 5, 2006, when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan. Shortly before he died, Fiorito tended to other wounded men and prepared for defense against the enemy attack.

Fiorito served with the Italian 2nd Alpine Regiment and was posthumously awarded the Silver Medal of Military Valor for his bravery.

Fiorito was fond of Cindy, Murph, Mary and Angie, and was a pioneer in bringing CrossFit to the Italian military community. He is survived by many friends and family members.

First posted Dec. 02, 2016


Tiff

On a 25-minute clock,
Run 1.5 miles
Then perform as many rounds as possible of:
11 chest-to-bar pull-ups
7 hang squat cleans, 155 lb.
7 push presses, 155 lb.

United States Army Capt. Benjamin David Tiffner, 31, of West Virginia, died Nov. 7, 2007, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised-explosive device in Baghdad, Iraq, while he was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 1996, Tiffner was nominated by Senator Robert Byrd to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He graduated from the Academy in 2000. After six years of service, Tiffner graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course and was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

Tiffner’s mother, Judith, said her son always wanted to serve.

First posted Dec. 23, 2016


Paul Pena

7 rounds, each for time of:
100-meter sprint
19 kettlebell swings, 2 pood
10 burpee box jumps, 24-inch
Rest 3 minutes

Army Captain Paul Pena, 27, of San Marcos, Texas, died on Jan. 19, 2010, from wounds sustained from an enemy force’s improvised explosive device. Pena was leading a patrol in Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan at the time of his death. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Pena participated in the Junior ROTC program at San Marcos Baptist Academy and later graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He maintained his fitness with CrossFit workouts and particularly enjoyed running, burpees, push-ups and pull-ups.

He is survived by his mother, Cecilia.

First posted Jan. 19, 2017


Yeti

For time:
25 pull-ups
10 muscle-ups
1.5-mile run
10 muscle-ups
25 pull-ups

Mark Thomas Urban, 40, was killed on Sept. 27, 2013, during a parachute jump while conducting an equipment evaluation at a remote airstrip outside of Prairie, Idaho. Urban, a Senior Smokejumper, began his career as a wild-land firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service in 1999. In 2003, he joined the Bureau of Land Management's Great Basin Smokejumpers.

Urban embodied positivity, hard work, self improvement and fun.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; parents, Thomas and Pamela; sister, Sara Quaglia; nephew, Gavin Quaglia; and many other friends and family members.

First posted Feb. 21, 2017


Liam

For time:
Run 800 meters with a 45-lb. plate
100 toes-to-bars
155-lb. front squats, 50 reps
15-ft. rope climbs, 10 ascents
Run 800 meters with a 45-lb. plate

Partition the toes-to-bars, front squats and rope climbs as needed. Start and finish with the run.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Liam J. Nevins, 32, of Middlebury, Vermont, was killed by small arms fire while conducting combat operations in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, on Sept. 21, 2013. Nevins was assigned to Operational Detachment Alpha 9521, Bravo Company, 5th Bn., 19th Special Forces Group, based in Fort Carson, Colorado.

His friends remember him as a cut above when it came to fitness. He enjoyed hiking and running outdoors, as well as the full gamut of CrossFit movements, from Olympic lifting to gymnastics.

He is survived by his mother, Victoria; father, William; fiancée, Julie Huynh; and sisters, Maeve and Raven.

First posted March 21, 2017


Wes

For time:
Run 800 meters with a 25-lb. plate
Then, 14 rounds of:
5 strict pull-ups
4 burpee box jumps, 24-in. box
3 cleans, 185 lb.
Then, run 800 meters with a 25-lb. plate

U.S. Navy Lt. J. Wesley “Wes” Van Dorn, 29, of Greensboro, North Carolina, died on Jan. 8, 2014, of injuries sustained in a helicopter crash off the coast of Virginia. He was a member of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 at the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia.

Van Dorn was a well-rounded and skilled athlete. According to his friends, he "prided himself on his ability to lift huge weight with the big guys and run with the smaller ones.“

Van Dorn is survived by his wife, Nicole; sons, Jaxton and Maddox; parents, Mark and Susan; brother, Max; and sister, Cara.

First posted April 15, 2017


Miron

5 rounds for time of:
800-meter run
23 back squats, ¾ body weight
13 deadlifts, 1 ½ body weight

Mirosław "Miron" Łucki, 38, died Aug. 23, 2013, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, from fatal wounds inflicted by an improvised explosive device. Łucki was a Warrant Officer at the time of his death, and was posthumously promoted to Sergeant Major of the Army. Łucki began his service in the Polish Army in 1997.

Łucki enjoyed cross-country running and the intensity of CrossFit workouts. When it came to fitness his motto was "100 percent or it's not worth the hassle."

Łucki is survived by his wife and son.

First posted April 30, 2017


Pat

Wearing a 20-lb. vest, 6 rounds for time:
25 pull-ups
50-ft. front-rack lunge, 75 lb.
25 push-ups
50-ft. front-rack lunge, 75 lb.

Army Sgt. Patrick Hawkins, 25, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was killed on Oct. 6, 2013, while conducting a special operations mission in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Hawkins was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment of Fort Benning, Georgia.

Hawkins’ friends and fellow service members remember his enthusiasm for CrossFit. He often used CrossFit training with his Fire Team and particularly enjoyed wearing weighted body armor during his workouts.

Hawkins is survived by his wife, Brittanie; and parents, Roy and Sheila.

First posted May 29, 2017


Scotty

Complete as many rounds as possible in 11 minutes of:
5 deadlifts, 315 lb.
18 wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball
17 burpees, over the bar

Scott “Scotty” Deem, 31, of San Antonio, Texas, was killed while responding to a four-alarm structure fire on May 18, 2017. Deem and his fellow firefighters were searching the building for survivors, but after 11 minutes, Deem sounded a Mayday call. Rescuers were unable to locate him in time.

Deem served with the San Antonio Fire Department for six years. The department is home to a non-profit CrossFit affiliate, where he worked hard to stay in peak physical health. His favorite workouts included The Chief, DT and Lynne.

Deem is survived by his wife, Jennifer; and children, Dakota, Tyler and Aubrey (due August 2017).

First posted June 16, 2017


Rich

For time:
13 squat snatches, 155 lb.
Then, 10 rounds of:
​ 10 pull-ups
​ 100-meter sprint
Then, 13 squat cleans, 155 lb.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Richard Lee Vazquez, 28, of Seguin, Texas, died Nov. 13, 2013, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device in Panjwai District, Afghanistan.

Vazquez joined the Army in 2004 and earned many awards during his service including: the Purple Heart, three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, the Meritorious Unit Citation, two Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and many more.

Vazquez was a dedicated CrossFit athlete. His favorite movements included snatches, cleans, running, kettlebell swings and pull-ups. He is survived by his mother, Teresa L. Paddie; father, Teodoro Vazquez Lopez; step-father, Bryan Melton; brothers, Romario Vazquez, Brandon K. Melton and Pablo Vazquez; and sisters, Christine Marie Vazquez, Celza L. Sauceda, Ashley J. Hyde, Isabel C. Vazquez and Endina S. Vazquez.

First posted July 4, 2017


Dallas 5

5 minutes of:
​ Burpees
Then, 5 minutes of:
​ 7 deadlifts, 155 lb.
​ 7 box jumps, 24-in. box
Then, 5 minutes of:
​ Turkish get-ups, 40-lb. dumbbell
Then, 5 minutes of:
​ 7 snatches, 75 lb.
​ 7 push-ups
Then, 5 minutes of:
​ Rowing (calories)

Complete as many reps as possible at each 5-minute station. Rest 1 minute between stations.

On July 7, 2016, a sniper coordinated an ambush on a group of police officers in Dallas, Texas. Dallas 5 commemorates the five officers who lost their lives in the attack.

Dallas Police Officer Patricio “Patrick” Zamarripa, 33, was a member of the force for six years and served active duty with the U.S. Navy for eight years and in the reserves for five. He is survived by his wife, Kristy, and daughter, Lyncoln Rae.

Dallas Police Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens, 48, was a longtime member of the force. He served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 10 years before moving to Texas and joining the Dallas Police Department in 2002. He is survived by his wife, Katrina, and children, Sorcha and Magnus.

Dallas Police Officer Michael Krol, 40, was an eight-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department and a dedicated member of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office in Detroit, Michigan, before that. He is survived by numerous friends and family members.

Dallas Police Sergeant Michael Smith, 55, served as a U.S. Army Ranger before joining the police force in 1989. The 27-year veteran of the force is survived by his wife, Heidi, and daughters, Victoria and Caroline.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer Brent Thompson, 43, served in the Marine Corps before joining the Corsicana Police Department and then the Dallas Police. He is survived by his wife, Emily, and many other friends and family members.

First posted July 8, 2017


Dunn

Complete as many rounds as possible in 19 minutes of:
3 muscle-ups
1 shuttle sprint, 5 yards, 10 yards, 15 yards
6 burpee box jump-overs, 20-in. box

On the burpees, jump over the box without touching it.

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kielin Dunn, 19, of Chesapeake, Virginia, died on Feb. 18, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Dunn was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

His friends remember him for his passion and enthusiasm, which extended to athletic activities such as CrossFit and break dancing.

He is survived by his parents, Terri Dunn Campbell and Gary Campbell; sister, Nicole Campbell; and brother, Jonathan Campbell.

First posted Aug. 24, 2017


Kev

With a partner, complete as many rounds as possible in 26 minutes of:
6 deadlifts, 315 lb., each
9 bar-facing burpees, synchronized
9 bar muscle-ups, each
55-ft. partner barbell carry, 315 lb.

Operator Cpl. Kevin van de Rijdt, 26, of the Netherlands, died Sept. 6, 2009, during heavy combat in Afghanistan. He was a member of Special Forces (Korps Commando Troepen) Task Force 55 within the Netherlands Armed Forces.

Van de Rijdt was an avid CrossFit athlete and instructor in Venlo, Netherlands. His favorite movements included deadlifts, bar muscle-ups and partner bar-facing burpees.

He is survived by his father, Paul; his mother, Karin; his sister, Wendy; his godchild; and many colleagues and friends.

First posted Sept. 6, 2017


Emily

10 rounds for time of:
30 double-unders
15 pull-ups
30 squats
100-m sprint
Rest 2 minutes

Second Lt. Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez, 23, was killed Sept. 12, 2006, when her Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device as she was leading a convoy through Al Kifl, Iraq. She served in the 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army.

Perez graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 2005. She was an exemplary student and became the highest-ranking African-American female cadet in the history of West Point. An exceptional athlete, Perez was a sprinter on the track team (200 m) and competed in the triple jump. She also excelled at gymnastics and squats. Her favorite movements included sprinting, double-unders, pull-ups, squats and power cleans.

Perez earned numerous awards for her military service, including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Combat Action Badge. She was also posthumously awarded the NCAA Award of Valor in 2008.

Perez was the first female African-American officer in U.S. military history to die in combat and the first female West Point graduate to die in the Iraq War. She is survived by her parents, Daniel and Vicki; brother, Kevyn; and many classmates and friends.

First posted Sept. 10, 2017


Andy

For time, wearing a 20-lb. vest:
25 thrusters, 115 lb.
50 box jumps, 24 in.
75 deadlifts, 115 lb.
1.5-mile run
75 deadlifts, 115 lb.
50 box jumps, 24 in.
25 thrusters, 115 lb.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers, 30, of DeRidder, Louisiana, died Sept. 30, 2014, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Weathers was wounded Sept. 28 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when he heroically ran to a rooftop through hundreds of incoming rounds to repel an attack of insurgents who were attempting to overrun his position. His actions saved the lives of five U.S. Green Berets and nine Afghan Commandos at his location. Weathers was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Weathers is survived by his parents, Michael and Jere; sister, Carrie; brother, Dusten; and many other friends and family members.

First posted Sept. 26, 2017


Viola

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
Run 400 meters
11 power snatches, 95 lb.
17 pull-ups
13 power cleans, 95 lb.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alex Viola, 29, was killed Nov. 17, 2013, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. Originally from Keller, Texas, Viola was an engineer assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He was awarded numerous awards for his service, including the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

Viola traveled often and worked out at many CrossFit affiliates. Some of his favorite movements were pull-ups, power snatches and power cleans. He also enjoyed running.

Viola is survived by his parents, Margaret and Frank; and his sister, Christina.

First posted Nov. 11, 2017


Coffland

Hang from a pull-up bar for 6 minutes
Each time you drop from the bar, perform:
800-m run
30 push-ups

U.S. Army Spc. Christopher J. Coffland, 43, of Baltimore, Maryland, died Nov. 13, 2009, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Coffland, who joined the Army a month before reaching the enlistment age limit of 42, was assigned to the 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Meade, Maryland. He was deployed to Afghanistan two weeks prior to his death.

Coffland was a CrossFit athlete who was known to have demolished the U.S. Army Physical Fitness Test, which features push-ups, sit-ups and a 2-mile run. He was particularly fond of long workouts, heavy lifts, distance sprints, push-ups and sit-ups.

Coffland is survived by his parents, David and Toni; his sisters, Lynn, Karen and Laurie; his brother, David; and many other friends and family members.

First posted Nov. 13, 2017


The Lyon

5 rounds, each for time of:
165-lb. squat cleans, 7 reps
165-lb. shoulder-to-overheads, 7 reps
7 burpee chest-to-bar pull-ups

Rest 2 minutes between rounds.

Ideally, use a pull-up bar that is 6 inches above your max reach when standing.

Capt. David Lyon, 28, of Sandpoint, Idaho, was killed by an improvised explosive device in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Dec. 27, 2013. Lyon was a member of the 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He was a 2008 graduate of the Air Force Academy, where he became well known for his athleticism, leadership and strength of character. He was a sports standout in high school and at the Academy, and while serving in the Air Force, he inspired many to start CrossFit.

He is survived by his wife, Capt. Dana Lyon, and many other friends and family members.

First posted Dec. 27, 2017


T 5 rounds for time of:
100-meter sprint
10 squat clean thrusters
15 kettlebell swings
100-meter sprint

Rest 2 minutes

Men: 115 lb. and 2 pood
Women: 75 lb. and 1.5 pood

Marine Master Sgt. Aaron Torian, 36, of Paducah, Kentucky, died Feb. 15, 2014, during combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Torian was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and was on his sixth deployment at the time of his death.

He started CrossFit training in 2006 and was one of the original members of CrossFit Wilmington in North Carolina. His favorite movements included cleans, thrusters, sprints and kettlebell swings.

He is survived by his wife, Jurley; and children, Elijah, Laura Bella and Avery.

First posted Feb. 4, 2018


Havana

Complete as many rounds as possible in 25 minutes of:
150 double-unders
50 push-ups
15 power cleans

Men: 185 lb.
Women: 125 lb.

Italian Army C.le Magg. Sc. Roberto Marchini, 28, of Viterbo, Italy, died during a reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan's Bakwa district on July 12, 2011. Marchini served in the 8th Airborne Combat Engineer Regiment, Folgore Brigade.

While on base, Marchini used whatever he could find to do CrossFit, often incorporating farmers carries, sandbag runs and tire flips in his workouts. His favorite exercises were double-unders, push-ups and power cleans.

Marchini is survived by numerous friends and family members.

First posted Feb. 20, 2018


Tama

For time:
800-meter single-arm barbell farmers carry, 45/35 lb.
31 toes-to-bars
31 push-ups
31 front squats, 95/65 lb.
400-meter single-arm barbell farmers carry, 95/65 lb.
31 toes-to-bars
31 push-ups
31 hang power cleans, 135/95 lb.
200-meter single-arm barbell farmers carry, 135/95 lb.

Cpl. Luke Tamatea, 31, of Kawerau, New Zealand, was killed by a roadside bomb on Aug. 19, 2012, while serving with the New Zealand Defence Force in the Bamyan Province of Afghanistan. Tamatea was posted to 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment and was serving his second tour in Afghanistan at the time of his death.

He was an avid CrossFit athlete and enjoyed body-weight exercises and practicing farmers carries over long distances in preparation for Special Forces selection.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Erb; and children, Kyla, Kaytlen, Nikita and Keira.

First posted March 28, 2018


Otis

Complete as many reps as possible in 15 minutes of:
1 back squat, 1 shoulder press, 1 deadlift
2 back squats, 2 shoulder presses, 2 deadlifts
3 back squats, 3 shoulder presses, 3 deadlifts
Etc.

Use 1½ body weight for the squats and deadlifts and ¾ body weight for the presses.

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Christopher “Otis” Raible, 40, of North Huntington, Pennsylvania, was killed by insurgents during an attack on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, on Sept. 14, 2012. Raible joined the Marines in 1995, served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was the commanding officer of Marine Attack Squadron 211 out of Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona.

Raible trained CrossFit with his wife, Donnella, and daughter Catherine. His favorite movements were deadlifts, squats, overhead presses and bench presses.

He is survived by his wife, Donnella; daughters, Catherine and Allison; and son, Brian.

First posted April 24, 2018


Josie

For time, wearing a 20-lb. vest:
1-mile run
Then, 3 rounds of:
30 burpees
4 power cleans
6 front squats
Then, 1-mile run

Men: 155 lb.
Women: 105 lb.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells, 27, of Harleston, Mississippi, was killed in the line of duty on March 10, 2015. Wells began his career with the Marshals Service in January 2011 and was assigned to the Southern District of Mississippi in September 2014.

He enjoyed training CrossFit with his friends and colleagues, especially when the workouts involved running or power cleans.

He is survived by his wife, Channing, and son, Josie Jr.

First posted June 17, 2018


Dork

6 rounds for time of:
60 double-unders
30 kettlebell swings
15 burpees

Men: 1.5-pood kettlebell
Women: 1-pood kettlebell

Boston firefighter Michael Kennedy, 33, of Boston, Massachusetts, died fighting a nine-alarm fire on March 26, 2014. Kennedy served with the Boston Fire Department for six and a half years and was a Marine Corps sergeant who served a tour in Iraq before that.

He had a big presence in his local CrossFit community, coaching and training at several affiliates, including CrossFit Craic, CrossFit Florian, CrossFit Together and CrossFit HomeBase.

He is survived by his girlfriend, Sarah Wessman, and many other beloved friends and family members.

First posted Oct. 10, 2018


Bert

For time:
50 burpees
400-m run
100 push-ups
400-m run
150 walking lunges
400-m run
200 squats
400-m run
150 walking lunges
400-m run
100 push-ups
400-m run
50 burpees

U.S. Marine Cpl. Albert Gettings, 27, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, died on Jan. 5, 2009, while conducting counter-sniper operations in Fallujah, Iraq. Cpl. Gettings was serving as a team leader with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, at the time of his death.

Every quarter, Cpl. Gettings’ fellow Marines in Fox Company complete a special CrossFit workout in his honor as part of the Cpl. Albert P. Gettings Award ceremony.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Palimino; parents, David and Juliet; and sister, Cori.

First posted Oct. 26, 2018



Explain Fight Gone Bad

In this workout you move from each of 5 stations after a minute. This is a 5-minute round after which a 1-minute break is allowed before repeating. We've used this in 3- and 5-round versions. The stations are:

  1. Wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball, 10-foot target. (reps)
  2. Sumo deadlift high pulls, 75 lb. (reps)
  3. Box jumps, 20-inch box (reps)
  4. Push presses, 75 lb. (reps)
  5. Row for calories (calories)

The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. On the call of "rotate," the athlete(s) must move to the next station immediately for a good score. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is 1 point.

Explain Tabata This

Tabata intervals (20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times) is applied in turn to the squat, rower, pull-ups, sit-ups and push-ups with a 1-minute rotation break between exercises. Each exercise is scored by the weakest number of reps (calories on the rower) in each of the 8 intervals. During the 1-minute rotation the clock is not stopped but kept running. The score is the total of the scores from the five stations. Some performance insights and a scoring example from Mark Twight:

  1. Lying down between exercises lowers heart rate faster than standing, sitting or walking, indicating better recovery in the short 60-second rest.
  2. Alternating upright exercise (squat, pull-up) with prone or seated exercises produces lower heart rates and allows greater overall level of work.
  3. Rowing first reduces reps on all other exercises.
  4. Rowing reps are not seriously affected if done last.
  5. Improvement happens really fast when the workout is done consistently (bi-monthly).
  6. High number of reps may be maintained for greater number of sets as fitness improves. Rep totals do not necessarily improve per set, but now I can do 6 sets of 7 pull-ups rather than doing 11, 8, 5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, etc., which suggests that local area endurance and lactic acid tolerance improve with this protocol.

Scoring Example:

A total score of 53 (excellent score, by the way) is determined by adding up the lowest number of reps in any set of each exercise.

18 squats

4 pull-ups

6 push-ups

13 sit-ups

12-calorie row (use the calorie counter and call each calorie a rep)

This score is a 53.

I can't do the WOD as prescribed. Any help for scaling?

The CrossFit Training Department's Instagram page is a great resource for tips on how to appropriately scale workouts. (https://www.instagram.com/crossfittraining/?hl=en)

How about a worksheet to track my performance?

We encourage everyone to post their results each day to the comments section, and we always provide a link back to the previous comments when a workout is repeated. There are also several great sites online that provide a comprehensive tracking service, such as that by our friends at Beyond The Whiteboard (https://beyondthewhiteboard.com/).

OK, so I've done the CFT. How do I rank? Are there any standards?

CrossFit Total Rankings
based on tables by Kilgore, Rippetoe, et al.
(Aasgaard Co, 2006)

Men's Class Rankings
Bwt Untrained Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
114 228 395 468 646 836
123 246 427 510 695 901
132 265 461 546 745 848
148 296 516 618 833 1061
165 322 560 672 906 1149
181 348 604 722 969 1245
198 366 637 764 1017 1305
220 385 671 807 1071 1373
242 402 700 833 1102 1411
275 413 718 856 1128 1441
319 422 733 874 1150 1466
320+ 430 748 891 1169 1494
Women's Class Rankings
Bwt Untrained Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
97 134 231 270 370 480
105 143 251 291 400 507
114 155 269 314 426 537
123 164 284 333 452 566
132 173 302 351 473 594
148 190 332 389 520 648
165 206 357 417 560 709
181 220 383 451 598 737
198 237 412 474 630 788
199+ 250 434 506 662 826

So what's this CrossFit Total (a.k.a. CFT) I keep hearing about?

Head right over here and read all about it!

What's this 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 all about? Is that really the whole WOD?

Yes, that really is the WOD. It's a max effort strength WOD rather than a metabolic conditioning WOD. It won't leave you as "gassed" as Helen or Cindy will, but it will tax your muscles and nervous system heavily. See this thread on the message board for more discussion of the protocol, and this WOD demo for a visual.

Equipment

Where can I get _____?

Since CrossFit.com went up in 2001, equipment has become far easier to find. A host of online retailers cater to our community, and many general fitness stores also have what you need. Athletes in more remote locations might have fewer options, but retailers are working to address growing markets around the world. If retailers don't ship to your area, send an email asking them to start.

Can I build _____?

In some cases, yes. Before equipment was readily available online, creative CrossFit athletes found ways to build the gear they wanted. You can find all sorts of plans in the Equipment category of the old CrossFit Journal or through Google searches. When building equipment, always put safety first. If you have any doubts about your creation, purchase reliable gear from a trusted retailer.

Do I need a lot of equipment?

Creative people have found ways to do CrossFit with very little equipment, and you can get very fit by using CrossFit principles to create workouts with the equipment you have. Because CrossFit encourages variation, and because you're going to get stronger and fitter, you should ensure your arsenal of gear allows you to preserve and increase your fitness. You might need to find a bigger water-filled jug or heavier rock to lift, for example. Be creative. If you're stumped, contact a credentialed CrossFit Trainer who can help you create a workout plan based on the equipment at your disposal.

What do I need in my garage gym?

CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman wrote the definitive article on converting your garage into a world-class strength-and-conditioning facility. Read it here. Read his follow-up article here.

Essential References

What are the essential references for CrossFit?

We consider these references to be utterly indispensable:

  1. CrossFit.com—This site contains a wealth of information, and visitors are encouraged to explore. The CrossFit.com archives contain thousands of workouts, including demonstrations, tips and discussions.

  2. The Exercises & Demos page by CrossFit Training—This page contains an ever-growing library of resources to help you move with virtuosity.

  3. The CrossFit Journal—The CrossFit Journal contains thousands of articles, including seminal pieces authored by CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman.

  4. CrossFit Training Courses—Held all over the world and staffed by experts, these courses cover everything from the basics of CrossFit to advanced principles to special areas including gymnastics, weightlifting and many more. CrossFit Training also offers an increasing number of Online Courses.

  5. The "CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide"—This guide complements the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course, but it is 100 percent free to download in a host of languages, and you can use it to learn more about CrossFit even if you do not plan to attend a course. The manual contains Greg Glassman's foundational articles on the CrossFit program, as well as movement and programming instruction, and nutrition information.

  6. CrossFit Affiliates—All CrossFit affiliates have websites, and many offer excellent instructional content online for free. We encourage you to visit these websites and contact local CrossFit affiliates to find out how their credentialed instructors can help you become healthier and fitter.

  7. The CrossFit Trainer Directory—Connect with a credentialed CrossFit trainer in your area.

Nutrition

Do I need to evaluate my diet?

Yes. CrossFit is an exercise and nutrition program, and if you do not address nutrition, you are essentially rowing with one oar in the water. You cannot out-exercise a bad diet. To reap the full rewards of the CrossFit program, work out regularly and optimize your nutrition.

What is CrossFit's diet prescription?

The short answer: Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.

To optimize health and fitness, you will need to measure and record intake, evaluate performance and potentially change intake until the desired results are achieved. This approach to diet is no different than the CrossFit approach to workouts.

To start, we recommend everyone give the baseline Zone Diet prescription a try for four weeks. Doing so will help you establish measurable, observable, repeatable data on your input (food) and output (performance). Once you have completed a minimum baseline term of four weeks, you might find you have to make adjustments to the prescription until you achieve optimal levels of health and fitness.

This type of measured, systematic self-observation will be the best guide as to whether you should eat any type of food or implement any diet "strategy."

For instance, experimentation will give you valuable information on grains, legumes, dairy and salt, and it can even help you plan the frequency and timing of your meals. You might need to adjust your food intake for your lifestyle, goals, discipline, commitment level, etc. You might choose to experiment with supplementation, post-workout nutrition, fasting and so on. You might choose to include a cheat meal, eat more fat, consume more food, etc.

Overall, diet is specific to each individual, and you can optimize your diet by carefully tracking input and output.

How can I start learning about nutrition?

The CrossFit Journal article "Zone Meal Plans" has an easy-to-understand explanation of the Zone Diet, as well as recipes and a block chart for the most popular foods.

Review the Nutrition category in the CrossFit Journal, and visit CrossFit.com for regular nutrition content.

Read ["Mastering the Zone"](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060391901/104-6212051-6913520?v=glance&n=28315 5) by Dr. Barry Sears and visit the Zone website.

Courses & Certifications

What about trainer courses and certifications?

For information, visit the CrossFit Trainer Courses and CrossFit Certifications websites.

How can I host a CrossFit Certificate Course at my gym?

Submit this application.

Is CrossFit Training on social media?

Yes. CrossFit Training posts movement tips, plus pictures and scaling options for the CrossFit.com Workout of the Day on Facebook and Instagram.

Which trainer credentials does CrossFit offer?

Level Credential (Abbreviation) Associated Courses or Exam
1 CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1) Level 1 Certificate Course and Exam
2 CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2) Level 2 Certificate Course and Exam
3 Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3) Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT) Exam
4 Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach (CF-L4) CrossFit Coach Performance Evaluation

The Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT) credential is an additional offering, which is earned by meeting eligibility requirements and passing the Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT) examination.

What are the prerequisites for each level of credential?

Level 1
None.

Level 2
Required:
• Current CF-L1

Recommended:
• At least six months of experience training individuals and groups using CrossFit methods
• Completion of the Online Lesson Planning Course
• Completion of the Online Scaling Course
• Completion of the Online Spot the Flaw Course

Level 3
Required:
• Current CF-L2
• 750 hours of CrossFit coaching experience
• Current CPR certificate

Level 4
Required:
• Current CF-L3

CCFT
Path 1:
• Current CF-L2
• 750 hours of CrossFit coaching experience
• Current CPR certificate

Path 2:
• 1,500 hours of general physical preparedness (GPP) coaching at the collegiate or professional level
• Current CPR certificate

Once a credential is earned, how is it maintained?

Level 1—Repeat the two-day course and pass the Level 1 exam every five years.

Level 2—Repeat the two-day course, and in applicable locations pass the Level 2 exam, every five years.

Level 3—Maintain current CPR certificate. Every three years, acquire 50 continuing-education units (CEUs) and 300 coaching hours.

Level 4—Maintain current CPR certificate. Every three years, acquire 50 continuing-education units (CEUs) and 300 coaching hours.

CCFT—Maintain current CPR certificate. Every three years, acquire 50 continuing-education units (CEUs) and 300 coaching hours.

What can those who achieve the CCFT (versus the CF-L3) do with the credential?

Individuals with the CCFT credential may train others using CrossFit methods. The CCFT designation alone cannot be used to apply for CrossFit affiliation, nor does it allow for the use of the CrossFit name for business or promotional purposes. Successful completion of a Level 1 Certificate Course is required to apply for affiliation. CCFTs without a current CF-L2 may not call themselves CF-L3s, nor can they apply for the Performance Evaluation to attain the CF-L4.

How do I use my credential?

This is the title or designation that you can use after your name on an email signature, resume, or bio on a website. Designations must be formatted according to one of the two examples shown below for each level.
Level 1:
John Smith, CF-L1
John Smith, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Level 2:
John Smith, CF-L2
John Smith, CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Level 3:
John Smith, CF-L3
John Smith, Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer
Level 4:
John Smith, CF-L4
John Smith, Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach
CCFT:
John Smith, CCFT
John Smith, Certified CrossFit Trainer

Where can I find the Trainer Directory to verify CrossFit trainers?

Here.

Where can I find out more about each credential?

Level 1 and Level 2
ƒLevel 3 and Level 4
ƒCCFT

Which credential is necessary for CrossFit affiliation?

The minimum required credential to apply for affiliation is the CF-L1 (attend the Level 1 Certificate Course, pass the test and maintain the credential). Since 2002, the Level 1 has served as the first step for a CrossFit trainer. It is an introductory course that provides a comprehensive review of the core concepts and methodology of CrossFit along with an introduction to CrossFit culture and community. It is an important experience for anyone seeking affiliation with CrossFit.

Where can I find CrossFit courses?

Here or here.

What are the current costs* of each credential?

ƒCF-L1
$1,000 (includes one test attempt), and \$150 for each test attempt thereafter within one year of course attendance
• For those who return every five years to maintain their CF-L1 status, the cost is \$500 and includes one test attempt.
• If individuals let their CF-L1 expire, cost increases to \$1,000 to revalidate.

ƒCF-L2
$1,000 (includes one test attempt, where required), and \$150 for each test attempt thereafter within one year of course attendance
• For those who return every five years to maintain their CF-L2 status, the cost is \$1,000 and includes one test attempt.
• If individuals let their CF-L2 expire, they must attend the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course and pass the Level 1 test prior to being eligible to attend the Level 2 Certificate Course.

CF-L3
$150 application and \$500 exam fee

CF-L4
$1,250

*Prices listed are current as of this posting. CrossFit reserves the right to update pricing at any time. Pricing is applicable at the time course registration is opened. Applicable local taxes are additional.

Which credentials allow me to say “I am certified”?

Only those with the CF-L3, CF-L4 and/or CCFT credentials can say they are “certified” trainers (CF-L3, CCFT) or coaches (CF-L4). Refer to question 5 for titles you can use with a Level 1 or Level 2 credential.

The use of the words “certified” or “certified trainer/coach” in relation to the CF-L1 or CF-L2 is a misrepresentation of the credential and therefore a violation of the CrossFit Trainer License Agreement.

Is there a curriculum test for the CF-L2, as there is for the CF-L1?

In January 2018, a Level 2 exam was added to the Level 2 Certificate Course. In applicable locations, passing the Level 2 exam is a requirement to obtain the CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2) credential for any individual who attends the Level 2 Course on or after Jan. 1, 2018. Please see the Level 2 Participant Handbook for more details.

What if I hold an L1, 2, 3 or “Coach” credential from before 2008?

These credentials are no longer valid and must be updated by taking the current associated courses and tests.

What if I have the Coaches Prep Course Certificate?

The Coaches Prep Course (CPC) was renamed the Level 2 Certificate Course. Anyone with a CPC Trainer Certificate automatically holds a Level 2 Trainer Certificate, and this credential is valid for five years from the date of attendance. These individuals can use the CF-L2 designation and will be recognized as such in the Trainer Directory, as long as the credential is kept current or a higher level credential has not been achieved. A current, valid Level 2 credential (CF-L2) is also a prerequisite for the CF-L3.

Which credential is held by those who passed the former Level 2 performance test offered from January 2008 to January 2010?

Individuals who passed the former Level 2 performance test will be granted the CF-L2 credential. To maintain CF-L2 status, they must repeat the course every five years.

To obtain higher-level credentials, these individuals may apply to take the CCFT examination. Passing the CCFT exam automatically grants those who passed the former Level 2 performance exam the CF-L3 and CF-L4 credentials. To maintain the CF-L4 status, they must meet the same recertification requirements as the CF-L3.

Which credentials are accredited?

The Level 1 is an ANSI-accredited certificate course and the CCFT is an ANSI-accredited certification program.

Which courses or exams are available in languages other than English?

The default language for all courses and exams is English.

At the present time, the Level 1 Certificate Course, Level 1 exam, Level 2 Certificate Course and Level 2 exam are available in additional languages. Certain countries, primarily in Europe, Latin America and Asia, have a translator during the course. When translators will be available, this information will be noted on the event registration page. See Section 3.3 of the Level 1 Participant Handbook or Level 2 Participant Handbook for more information regarding language accommodations.

It is our intention to offer the higher-level courses, materials or exams in additional languages. However, there is a thorough process for translating our materials, especially tests, due to the necessity to maintain security and accuracy. We are excited by the international growth of CrossFit and appreciate your patience as we work to provide additional language offerings.

What is the distinction between a “Certificate Course” and a “Certification”?

According to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards, providing course work, training and education toward the attainment of the knowledge being tested constitutes a curriculum-based “certificate program.” The Level 1 Certificate Course is exactly that. Over the course of two days, CrossFit staff review the conceptual framework of CrossFit methodology and its foundational movements, and participants are then tested on this material. Passing the test demonstrates that the individual learned the material taught at the course.

If there is only an assessment (e.g., an exam) of an individual’s current skills or knowledge gained from an entire body of knowledge across a given profession and professional experience, it is a “certification.” This is the proper designation for the CCFT and CrossFit Coach Performance Evaluation. Individuals are tested on their capabilities across the profession of CrossFit training. Although a certification has eligibility requirements, a scope and defined parameters, no single course prepares participants for the exam. Instead, passing the exam demonstrates knowledge across a profession. Anything that is within the stated scope of the certification may be tested. More information regarding certificate programs versus certifications can be found here.

Affiliates

What is the process for becoming an affiliate?

Visit our Affiliate page. Note that you must be a CrossFit Certificate holder (Level 1 minimum) before applying for affiliation.

What are the requirements for becoming an affiliate?

Read the Requirements section on our How to Affiliate page.

What is included in being a CrossFit Affiliate?

  • Legal use of the CrossFit name, logo, and promotional materials.
  • Legal use of the CrossFit Kids name.
  • Promotion from CrossFit.com.
  • Access to the Affiliate Forum and Message Board.
  • Support from CrossFit Inc. on specific and general issues. CrossFit vigorously protects its brand and those licensed to use the CrossFit name.

What is the cost of affiliaton?

As of Jan. 1, 2011, affiliation costs US$3,000 annually.

Do affiliate fees increase?

Affiliate fees are always held level. Your renewal fee will always be the same as the fee you paid initially, no matter how the fees change in the future. Please see our current pricing by currency here: Affiliation Requirements.

Do I still have to affiliate if I want to operate as a nonprofit?

Yes. By affiliating you are licensing the CrossFit name and making it legal to use that name; whether you make money from your endeavors or not, you still have to affiliate.

Can I open a CrossFit affiliate outside the United States?

Yes. We have affiliates all over the world.

Can there be more than one affiliate in one town, city, state, neighborhood?

Yes. We do not limit the number of affiliates in any given area.

Is CrossFit a franchising organization and are CrossFit affiliates franchisees?

No. Our affiliates are a confederation of legitimate fitness practitioners pooling reliable resources.

Do I need to own a gym?

No. You will, however, need one physical location. We do not license mobile affiliates.

If I purchased a URL, does this mean I own that name?

You may own the domain, but the use of "CrossFit" in your domain is unlicensed and illegal, and CrossFit Inc. can legally force you to give it up. CrossFit only acknowledges the URL of the name that you have licensed from us.

If I become an affiliate, does this mean I can credential CrossFit trainers?

No. Only CrossFit Inc. can credential trainers. The only way to obtain a CrossFit credential is through CrossFit Training. Visit CrossFit Trainer Courses and CrossFit Certifications for more info.

What material from CrossFit.com can I use on promotional items like t-shirts, my storefront, my website, etc.? How can I use the name?

You can link to anything on CrossFit, Inc. sites, but you cannot download material and host it on your own site (e.g., videos, articles, etc.).

You are encouraged to create your own T-shirts featuring your licensed affiliate name and creative slogans. Logos and/or slogans associated with CrossFit, Inc. or CrossFit.com may not be used without prior permission.

As an affiliate, you can and should say that you use CrossFit methods and that you're part of the extended CrossFit family, but you may not represent yourself directly or indirectly as a representative of CrossFit.com or CrossFit, Inc.

If I do not want to affiliate but I am a CrossFit trainer, how can I use the name legally?

You can call yourself a CrossFit trainer. You may list your CrossFit qualification on a business card, resume, or website bio/qualifications type of page. Nothing more.

You cannot use the CrossFit name in any other business or promotional way unless you affiliate. Only affiliation gives you the legal right to use the CrossFit name for business and/or promotional purposes.

The Level 1 Trainer Certificate License Agreement is explained on page 166 of the "CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide."

Can I work as a trainer at an affiliate if I'm not a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate holder?

You may instruct as an apprentice under the mentoring of a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1). All trainers at a CrossFit affiliate must hold a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate. Apprentice trainers (those who do not hold a CF-L1) may work under the direct supervision of a CF-L1 trainer prior to obtaining a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate.

How should I select a name for my gym?

Basic guidelines are as follows: no continents, countries, provinces, regions, states, counties, large cities, religious references, movie names, celebrity names, personal names, trademarked names, government agencies or names that are already taken.

Can I set my own rates?

Yes.

What is the recommended equipment for starting out?

Whatever you can muster. Great gyms have started with lots of equipment or just a few barbells.

Should I send in videos and photos?

Absolutely. If you think you've got a good video, please contact content@crossfit.com.

To be considered for publication on our websites, please submit photos via https://www.crossfit.com/submit-photo.

Are CrossFit affiliates automatically allowed to offer CrossFit Kids classes?

Yes.

We'd like to host a local/statewide/regional fitness competition. Any guidance?

We love that affiliates hold competitions and would like to do everything we can to encourage such events. When planning your competition, please keep in mind these simple rules:

  • Please avoid the use of the words "Games," "Open," "Sanctionals" or "Regional," so there is no confusion with official CrossFit, Inc.-sponsored or licensed events.
  • Please do not use CrossFit, Inc. logos or artwork when promoting/advertising your affiliate event. Again, we're trying to avoid confusion with CrossFit, Inc.-sponsored or licensed events.
  • Use of the trademark "CrossFit" is not allowed in the title of any event. It may only be used to refer to the affiliate hosting the event. Acceptable: Fitness Challenge brought to you by Watertown CrossFit. Unacceptable: CrossFit Watertown Challenge, CrossFit Northeast Challenge, CrossFit Challenge, CrossFit Northeast Games. Also acceptable: Connecticut Fitness Throwdown brought to you by CrossFit Watertown.
  • Run a great event, have fun, and send us photos so we can share your good times with the community

I'm thinking of opening multiple locations. Is that allowed?

CrossFit no longer allows multiple affiliations. We believe it is better for an affiliate to concentrate on a single location to ensure the quality of hands-on involvement by the owner. So, in essence, the rule is: one trainer, one box.

We're thinking of setting up some "sister affiliates" and we'd like similar names or even to share websites and design. Is that allowed?

Yes.

Media

Where can I find more media?

Visit the CrossFit Journal for thousands of articles and videos.

Is there a CrossFit Journal app?

Yes. Click here.

Are instruction videos archived or stored anywhere on the site besides with the daily workouts?

Yes. They are on the Exercises & Demos page.

Where can I find the previous iteration of the CrossFit Journal?

Click here for content published from April 2002 to December 2016. Some of this content has been updated and republished on the mobile-friendly new CrossFit Journal site.

Does CrossFit have a YouTube channel?

Yes. Click here.

Is CrossFit on social media?

Yes. See below for all platforms.

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

CrossFit Health on Instagram

CrossFit Health on Twitter

CrossFit Affiliates on Instagram

CrossFit Affiliates on Facebook

CrossFit WOD on Instagram

CrossFit Training on Instagram

CrossFit Training on Facebook

CrossFit RRG on Facebook

CrossFit Kids on Instagram

CrossFit Kids on Facebook

CrossFit Games on Instagram

CrossFit Games on Facebook

CrossFit Games on Twitter

Where can I find CrossFit Games media?

Visit the CrossFit Games page.

Can I host CrossFit Media on my site?

No. You are very welcome to link to our content and repost it widely, but you cannot host it yourself.

Can I use CrossFit's photos on my site/T-shirt/poster/etc.?

No. CrossFit's photos are copyrighted and may not be used without permission.

How can I send in videos and photos?

If you think you have a good video, please contact media@crossfit.com.

To have one of your photos considered for publication on any of our websites, please submit via http://photos.crossfit.com.

RRG

Where can I find info about the CrossFit Risk Retention Group (RRG)?

Visit the RRG website.

Does the RRG have an FAQ?

Yes: RRG Support Center.