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Tribute WOD for Zack Garner

1.3K 38
  • 10 Rounds for Time (with a Partner)
  • 200 meter Farmer's Carry (2x53/35 lb)
  • 18 Kettlebell Thrusters (2x53/35 lb)
  • 20 Pull-Ups

With a running clock, as fast as possible complete the prescribed work in the order written for 10 rounds. One partner works at a time (“you go, I go”). Switch as necessary.

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the Pull-Ups is completed.


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Background: This tribute workout is dedicated to Zach Garner who was diagnosed with Necrotizing Fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria) in his left leg in July 2020. He has already had six surgeries to remove the bacteria from his leg but as of this writing in 2020 has an infection in his hips, pelvis, right leg, and his heart.

The workout was designed by Drill Weekends @drillweekends to help raise funds for Zach. Zach has a long road ahead of him – both for on-going medical issues as you’ve read above and also recovery and extensive physical therapy for his leg. As contractors, they are not provided medical insurance so they pay everything out of pocket. Find more info on how to help on his GoFundme page.

Zack Garner was raised in Indianapolis Indiana, where he enlisted in the army in 2004. He attended basic training at Fort Sill, and was awarded the 13F (Forward Observer) MOS. In 2009 Zack attended the Special Forces Assessment and selection course at Fort Bragg, NC. He went on to earn his green beret and a new job as a Special Forces Communications Sergeant. Throughout his time in the U.S. Army, Zack completed four combat deployments.

After being medically separated from the Army in late 2014 for traumatic brain injuries, Zack went on to ride a bicycle across the USA to raise money for non-pharmeceutical treatments for vets with brain injuries. Following the completion of this ride, Zack was struck by a car during an Ironman event and spent the next 18 months rehabilitating his body. It was during this time that Zack decided he wasn’t done serving overseas and started looking into Private contracting.

Zack had been working as a contractor for approximately 3 years.

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