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820 11
  • For Time
  • 50 Shoulder-to-Overheads (115/75 lb)
  • 50 foot Arm Over Arm Sled Pull
  • 40 Burpees
  • 50 foot Arm Over Arm Sled Pull
  • 30 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (85/55 lb)
  • 50 foot Arm Over Arm Sled Pull

With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work in the order written. For the Sled Pull, use a load that is challenging but doesn’t require extended rest periods.

Score is the time on the clock when the last set of the Sled Pull is completed.

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Background: This workout is dedicated to CrossFit Games Masters Podium Finisher, Mike Fournier, who was tragically killed in a helicopter crash on August 19, 2020, while fighting the Hills Fire near Coalinga, California. Fournier was the only person aboard the Bell UH-1H aircraft, which crashed during a water-dropping mission. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

A former pilot for a news station in San Diego, Fournier later flew for SoCal Edison and more recently began contracting with Cal Fire to fight the wildfires in California.

Fournier was a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and an elite level CrossFit competitor in his age group. He began coaching at Cyn Gym CrossFit @cyngymcrossfit (Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA) in 2011.

Fournier had competed in the CrossFit Open every year since 2012. His skills in the Sport of Fitness earned him a ticket to the Masters Men 45-49 competition at the CrossFit Games in 2013. There, Fournier had five top-10 event placements, one event win, and a third-place podium finish.

Fournier is survived by his wife, LeAnne, and two daughters, Riley, 16, and Mikena, 20. His family enjoyed cheering for him from the sidelines at the CrossFit Games and can be seen celebrating with him following his win in the Pullgatory event in 2013.

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