CrossFit Waldwick Hero WOD for Christopher Goodell
- For Time
- 250 meter Run
- Then, 5 Rounds of:
- 10 Lunges
- 10 Air Squats
- 10 Sit-Ups
- 8 Burpees
- 250 meter Run
With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work in the order written. Athlete must accomplish the buy-in of 250 meter Run before moving on to 5 rounds of 10 Lunges, 10 Air Squats, 10 Sit-Ups, and 8 Burpees. To complete the workout, athlete must complete the cash-out of 250 meter Run.
Score is the time on the clock when the cash-out of 250 meter Run is completed.
About the wod
Background: This hero workout is dedicated to Patrolman Christopher Mark Goodell of Waldwick, NJ, who died on July 17, 2014, due to 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.
Surviving is his father, Mark E. Goodell and his partner Jamie Brezinski and family, his mother Patricia J. (nee Flynn) Goodell and her partner Harold Pahlck and family, all from Waldwick, his sister Nicole and husband Daniel Priestner and his niece and nephew, Patricia Dille and Brian Priestner of Midland Park, and his fiancée, Jillian Voss of Waldwick. In addition, he will be truly missed by his extended family, David, Nancy, Connor, a sergeant in the United States Army, and Layne Voss of Waldwick, and his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Chris’ badge number was 38, hence the 38 total repetitions per round (10/10/10/8). The 5 rounds represent the 5 years he served as an officer. Chris specifically liked running and bodyweight movements.
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.”
“Hey Buddy” was Chris’ signature greeting.
See also: “Goodell” Hero WOD, a more advanced alternative workout, also for Chris Goodell by CrossFit Waldwick