“Brian Tripp”

Land Warrior CrossFit Memorial WOD

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  • AMRAP in 23 minutes
  • 3 Pull-Ups
  • 7 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb)
  • 19 Sit-Ups
  • 68 Double-Unders
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namesake photo
This Memorial WOD is dedicated to MSG Brian Tripp, born March 7, 1968, who served for 23 years in the US military. "Like so many of our returning men and women, he secretly battled unresolved issues and left us far too early on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. Brian was tragically one of the 22 US veterans who commit suicide every day." Brian’s brother Dave Tripp said, “the 22 is not just a number or statistic, it is a deep scar in my family’s life, it is a hole that could never be filled, it is a question that can never be answered and many people share those wounds.”

Dave, co-owner of LandWarrior CrossFit, created his gym, this memorial workout, and an annual event in his brother's memory. Proceeds from the first event in 2016 went to the MSG Brian Tripp Scholarship Fund."

From Sue Tripp: "Brian took his own life [in 2011] and his passing still leaves a huge void. He was a father, son, brother, friend and soldier. Dave started Land Warrior CrossFit (Suffield, CT) in Brian's honor, hoping to provide people with a place they can work out their daily struggles at and find solace in."

Significance of the rep scheme:
- 23 minutes for his years of service
- 3 for the month of his birthday
- 7 for the day of his birthday
- 19 and 68 for the year of his birthday

The movements were chosen to be accessible or scalable to any fitness level. Sue said, "During our memorial events, we even have people team up and do it as partners to make it even more manageable."
Tags : AMRAP