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CrossFit Waldwick Hero WOD for Christopher Goodell

13.2K 325
  • 5 Rounds for Time
  • 400 meter Run
  • 20 Wall Balls (20/14 lb)
  • 14 Kettlebell Swings (53/35 lb)
  • 38 reps of "X"
  • Round 1: Push-Ups
  • Round 2: Air Squats
  • Round 3: Pull-Ups
  • Round 4: Alternating Lunges
  • Round 5: Burpees

For each of the 5 rounds, perform 38 repetitions of the corresponding movement. For example, in round one, after completing the 14 kettlebell swings, complete 38 push-ups. The following round start again at the 400m run, complete 20 wall balls, 14 kettlebell swings, and 38 air squats. Continue in this way for all 5 rounds.

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Background: This hero workout is dedicated to Patrolman Christopher Mark Goodell of Waldwick, NJ, who died on July 17, 2014 in a collision between a truck and his stationary unmarked police car.

A New Jersey native, and a lifelong resident of Waldwick, Chris graduated from Waldwick High School in 2000 and attended one semester at William Paterson University. In response to the September 11 attacks, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Chris served his country proudly for the next five years as a C-130 navigator, participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his service, he achieved the rank of Sergeant and continued in the Marine Corps reserves for three additional years. Chris then went on to serve the residents of his hometown of Waldwick as a Police Officer for the next six years. Chris truly loved his job and served the community with dedication and devotion. Chris was engaged to be married to Jillian Voss and they were planning a 2016 wedding.

This workout was designed by CrossFit Waldwick @crossfitwaldwick (Waldwick, NJ) as a fundraiser for the Christopher Goodell Scholarship Fund. From the gym: “Waldwick is your typical small town with a very tight knit community. We have a few police offers in our gym who worked with Chris and many members are close with his family.”

The 20 and 14 repetitions are for the year Chris passed away. His badge number was 38, hence the 38 reps per movement. The 5 rounds and 5 different movements at the end of each round represent the 5 years he served as an officer. Chris specifically loved running and bodyweight movements.

See also: “Hey Buddy” Memorial WOD, a scaled alternative workout, also for Chris Goodell by CrossFit Waldwick

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