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“Anthony Raspa”

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Memorial WOD

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  • For Time
  • 7,425 meter Row
  • 9 Handstand Push-Ups
  • 17 Hang Power Cleans (135/95 lb)
  • 19 Pull-Ups
  • 90 Sit-Ups
  • 145 Jumping Jacks

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New Jersey State Trooper Anthony Raspa, 24, of Highland Park, New Jersey, was driving his patrol vehicle when he struck a deer, causing him to veer off the road. Raspa was pronounced dead at the hospital on May 30, 2015. “We had him for a short time, a year and a half. He graduated from the academy in October 2013 and now we’re burying him, someone who had really the promise of a tremendous career.”

Raspa was dedicated to physical fitness. He used to do crew, so the WOD opens with a long row (the 7,425m row represents his New Jersey State Trooper number). His birthdate (Sept. 17, 1990) are represented by the 9, 17, 19 & 90 reps. The 145 represents his Senior year wrestling weight class. The exercises chosen are wrestling & football strength and conditioning movements; sit-ups are from the New Jersey State Police fitness test. “Anthony was a strong, motivated, talented, generous one of a kind person and this is just a small way to remember him.”

We first saw this workout posted on Instagram, on a post that is no longer available. If you know the creator of the workout, please tell us so we can credit the source.

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