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Hero WOD

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  • 2 Rounds for Time (with a Partner)
  • 11 Rope Climbs
  • 200 meter Buddy Carry
  • 33 Power Cleans (135/95 lb)
  • 400 meter Buddy Carry
  • 55 Front Squats (135/95 lb)
  • 66 Burpees

The Workout is a team workout consisting of 2 people, and where only one person can work at a time. Partition the work as needed. Each exercise must be completed in the order described in its entirety before moving onto the following exercise.


Scale weight down as necessary
If no rope is available, do pull-ups (50 reps for Rx)
Jumping or band pullup in place of a pullup
45lb/25lb/10lb plate carry (one for each partner) in place of the buddy carry

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This “Harvell” Hero WOD is dedicated to Ssgt. Andrew W. “Big Andy” Harvell, 26 years old, of Southern Pines, NC, who was killed on the night of August 6, 2011 in Afghanistan. Andy was part of an elite special operations team executing a helicopter assault into the Tangi Valley, Wardak Province. While approaching the target, their CH-47 helicopter was shot down killing everyone on board.

He is survived by his wife Krista, two sons, Hunter and Ethan, father John Harvell, mother Jane Maher, and sister Analese Eder. Sadly, Andy’s older brother, Sean Harvell, who was also a highly decorated Combat Controller and whom Andy admired, passed away on the beach outside his home in Long Beach in April of 2016. Both Sean and Andy are deeply missed, but at times it is comforting knowing they have been reunited in Vahalla.” – via harvellfund.com

Thanks to Paul Darrow for bringing this WOD and Andy’s story to our attention.

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