CrossFit Thunderhawk Tribute WOD
- 5 Rounds for Time
- 26 Dumbbell Snatches (50/35 lb)
- 11 calorie Row
- 5 Barbell Complexes* (95/65 lb)
- Every 5 minutes perform 20 Double-Unders
- *One Barbell Complex is comprised of:
- 1 Power Clean + 1 Front Squat + 1 Push Press + 1 Back Squat + 1 Back Press
Each barbell complex must be performed unbroken (do all five repetitions without letting go of the barbell). Athlete may put the bar down between complexes. At the 5:00 mark and every 5 minutes after, stop to perform 20 double-unders before resuming the workout.
26 Dumbbell Snatch (Teens 35/20 lb, Pre-Teens 20/10 lb, Kids 10/5 lb)
11 calorie Row
5 Barbell Complex (Teens 65/45 lb, Pre-Teens 45/25 lb, Kids 25/15 lb)
About the wod
In November 2018 CrossFit Thunderhawk Kids and Teens invited the local Albuquerque and Rio Rancho (NM) communities to come together to honor Clayton Brack, a local teen fighting a rare form of muscular dystrophy and type 1 diabetes, with a workout of the day (WOD) in his name.
At the time of the event, Clayton had recently undergone surgery for a mass on his spine over the summer. The tumor was non-cancerous, but the surgery resulted in other complications. In total, Clayton underwent five surgeries, from which he was recovering.
Clayton Brack was born November 26, 2005. At the age of 9, Clayton and his family learned that he had type 1 diabetes mellitus, a congenital insulin deficiency. This meant Clayton and his family had to commit to keeping him in a disciplined lifestyle, and that Clayton would be reliant on insulin for the rest of his life. At age 11, Clayton was also diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystrophy called Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease or peroneal muscular atrophy, a genetic neuropathy that causes progressive weakness in the lower extremities.
There is no cure for CMT or type 1 diabetes, and treatments must include a lifelong commitment to health and discipline. This tribute WOD was created to bring awareness to both conditions, and all funds raised were to be donated to the Brack Family to assist with medical and travel expenses to visit CMT specialists and help Clayton receive the care he needs. A GoFundMe page was set up to receive donations.