“Hoppy”

Australian Hero Games WOD

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  • AMRAP in 17 minutes
  • 21 Lateral Bar Burpees
  • 16 Box Jumps (24/20 in)
  • 8 Front Rack Forward Lunges (60/40 kg)
  • 3 Ground-to-Overheads (60/40 kg)

Scaling: Men use 40 kg barbell and women use 20 kg barbell for the lunges and ground-to-overheads.

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From Australian Hero Games, this Hero WOD is dedicated to Corporal Mather Hopkins who paid the ultimate price for his country on March 16, 2009.

When in combat, meeting the extraction time is critical to the mission. Adversity presents itself when faced with enemy fire, walls, creeks and open space, not to mention when fatigue sets in while carrying a fallen soldier. Hoppy’s mates will never forget the day when their duty was to carry a hero home.

The movements represent the functionality the body requires to lift and carry a person. David Morris the writer has brought together a WOD that captures every aspect of that tragic day and brings together a fitness community to remember a genuine Australian Section Commander.

Hoppy was killed while conducting a patrol near Kakarak when he and his team were engaged by a group of around 20 Taliban. He was evacuated by a Coalition helicopter to the nearby medical facility in Tarin Kowt as soon as the security situation allowed. Despite all efforts, he died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

“Hoppy’s memory will live on forever with the WOD dedicated to his life.”
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