Friday November 11, 2016

Veteran's Day Tribute WOD!

Three 4-Minute AMRAPs in 16 minutes

"Jeremy Wise"

  • As Many Rounds & Reps as Possible (AMRAP) in 4 Minutes
  • 5 Hang Squat Snatch (Rx+ 185/125, Rx 135/95, Scaled 95/65)
  • 10 Bar-Facing Burpees

"Ben Wise"

  • AMRAP in 4 Minutes
  • 10 Power Cleans (Rx+ 185/125, Rx 135/95, Scaled 95/65)
  • 20 Pull-Ups

"Beau Wise"

  • AMRAP in 4 Minutes
  • 15 Box Jump-Overs (24/20 in)
  • 30 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lbs)

Complete all three parts of the workout (“Jeremy,” “Ben,” and “Beau”). Rest 2 Minutes between each part. Score is the total number of reps completed for all three parts.

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

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

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

Memorial Day at the end of May is when we honor those who gave their life in combat--Veterans like Jeremy and Ben who gave that "last full measure of devotion." Today, Veteran's Day, is when we honor all who served and continue to serve. Those like Beau who made it home but deal with the legacy of war daily.

Every day in America, between 22 and 50 veterans commit suicide. Before you finish today's WOD, another veteran will have taken his or her own life. That is between 22-50 families who receive the agonizing call that their loved one has died. Not from combat, but from the "peace" that followed.

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

-Three Wise Men Foundation