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“Giosi”

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CrossFit Morgantown Memorial WOD

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  • For Time
  • 10 Deadlifts (185/125 lb)
  • 10 Chest-To-Bar Pull-Ups
  • 1 Power Clean (185/125 lb)
  • 3 Front Squats (185/125 lb)
  • 20 Handstand Push-Ups
  • 20 Bar Facing Burpees
  • 1 Power Clean (185/125 lb)
  • 3 Front Squats (185/125 lb)
  • 30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches (50/35 lb)
  • 30 Toes-To-Bars
  • 1 Power Clean (185/125 lb)
  • 3 Front Squats (185/125 lb)
  • 20 Handstand Push-Ups
  • 20 Bar Facing Burpees
  • 1 Power Clean (185/125 lb)
  • 3 Front Squats (185/125 lb)
  • 10 Deadlifts (185/125 lb)
  • 10 Chest-To-Bars Pull-Ups
  • Time Cap: 29 minutes

With a running clock, complete the prescribed work in the order written as fast as possible (“For Time“).

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

Scaling Options

Elite
For Time
10 Deadlifts (315/205 lb)
10 Bar Muscle-Ups

1 Power Clean (245/155 lb)
3 Front Squats (245/155 lb)

20 Deficit Handstand Push-Ups (4/2 in)
20 Bar Facing Burpees

1 Power Clean (245/155 lb)
3 Front Squats (245/155 lb)

30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches (70/50 lb)
30 Toes-To-Bars

1 Power Clean (245/155 lb)
3 Front Squats (245/155 lb)

20 Deficit Handstand Push-Ups (4/2 in)
20 Bar Facing Burpees

1 Power Clean (245/155 lb)
3 Front Squats (245/155 lb)

10 Deadlifts (315/205 lb)
10 Bar Muscle-Ups

Intermediate
For Time
10 Deadlifts (135/95 lb)
10 Pull-Ups

1 Power Clean (135/95 lb)
3 Front Squats (135/95 lb)

20 Dumbbell Strict Presses (2×25/15 lb)
20 Lateral Barbell Burpees

1 Power Clean (135/95 lb)
3 Front Squats (135/95 lb)

30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches (25/15 lb)
30 Hanging Knee Raises

1 Power Clean (135/95 lb)
3 Front Squats (135/95 lb)

20 Dumbbell Strict Presses (2×25/15 lb)
20 Lateral Barbell Burpees

1 Power Clean (135/95 lb)
3 Front Squats (135/95 lb)

10 Deadlifts (135/95 lb)
10 Pull-Ups

Beginner
For Time
10 Deadlifts (95/75 lb)
10 Ring Rows

1 Power Clean (95/75 lb)
3 Front Squats (95/75 lb)

20 Dumbbell Strict Presses (2×15/10 lb)
20 Burpees

1 Power Clean (95/75 lb)
3 Front Squats (95/75 lb)

30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches (15/10 lb)
30 Sit-Up

1 Power Clean (95/75 lb)
3 Front Squats (95/75 lb)

20 Dumbbell Strict Presses (2×15/10 lb)
20 Burpees

1 Power Clean (95/75 lb)
3 Front Squats (95/75 lb)

10 Deadlifts (95/75 lb)
10 Ring Rows


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Background: This workout is dedicated to Jeff Giosi who passed away suddenly on January 23, 2021.

According to his wife Sarah, doctors believe a genetic aortic aneurysm, a condition that ran in his family, likely caused his sudden death and that an autopsy will be performed to confirm the cause of death. He was 40-years old.

Jeff was a family man and pillar of the CrossFit community. He was the owner of CrossFit Morgantown @cf_morgantown (Morgantown, WV, USA) where he met his wife when he bought the gym in 2014.

In a write-up from Morning Chalk Up, Jeff was a native of Long Island, NY who made his way to the Mountain State to attend college at West Virginia University as a decathlete. He later worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for WVU, working with both the men’s and women’s basketball programs.

Jeff left the Mountaineers program to become a firefighter and train professional and Olympic athletes. In 2018, Giosi became the first and only CrossFit Trainer in the state of West Virginia to earn his Certified CrossFit Trainer Certification (CCFT CF-L3).

Giosi was also a Masters athlete who placed a career-best at 55th in the CrossFit Open 2020. He competed at the Masters Fitness Collective Championship in August 2020, placing sixth.

The workout was designed by Ryon Anderson, another Masters athlete. It is a fundraiser that carries on the legacy of Jeff Giosi. A legacy of unshakeable faith, enthusiasm, hope, and compassion for a better world. Using fitness as a catalyst to create positive change, and forging beauty from the ashes to build and uplift community.

The inaugural year will raise money for a “Phoenix Fund” for the Giosi sons, Arlen and Mackie. The money raised will be saved and used to support the boys as they grow into men.

Each year following, will be a fundraiser for the Forgiven Warrior Foundation which will carry on the mission of using fitness as a catalyst to create positive change. Specifically, it will fund outreach wellness programs that are designed to support community with functional fitness and holistic health initiatives. You can register for the fundraiser here.

The reps scheme signifies:
-10-20-30-20-10 reps for Jeff’s date of passing on January 23, 2021 (1.23.21)
– 1 Power Clean and 3 Front Squats, which represent the ages of Jeff’s sons, Mackie (1-year-old) and Arlen (3-years-old) at the time of his passing
– 29-minute time cap to honor the wedding anniversary of Jeff and Sarah, which took place on August 29th.

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