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“John Wirka”


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  • 7 Rounds for Time
  • 15 Pull-Ups
  • 8 Deadlifts (225/155 lb)
  • 25 4-count Flutter Kicks
  • 25 meter Walking Lunges

With a running clock, as fast as possible complete the prescribed work in the order written for 7 rounds.

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the Walking Lunges is completed.

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Background: This workout is dedicated to WO1 John Wirka who passed away on January 14, 2021 due to a non-combat related event in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Born on October 2, 1984, WO1 John Michael Wirka enlisted in the United States Army on February 8, 2010. After successful completion of the Special Forces Qualification Course in February 2012, WO1 Wirka was assigned to 3rd BN, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Eglin AFB, FL. As a member of Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (SFOD-A) 7325, he deployed multiple times in support of USSOUTHCOM, USNORTHCOM, and Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan.

WO1 Wirka later served as the Senior Instructor at the Maritime Operations Training Detachment. He went on to serve on SFOD-A 7225, deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. WO1 Wirka commissioned as a Special Forces Warrant Officer in 2020 and was assigned as the Assistant Detachment Commander for SFOD-A 7215.

Warrant Officer One John Michael Wirka, Jr. is survived by his wife, Erica Anne Wirka, his daughter, Audrey Mae Wirka, and his dog, Archer.

This workout was designed by Drill Weekends @drillweekends.

The rep scheme signifies:
– 7 rounds for the 7th Special Forces Group
– 15 Pull-Ups for the assignment for SFOD-A 7215
– 8 Deadlifts for his FSU Hockey number
– 25 4-count Flutter Kicks for the assignment for SFOD-A 7225
– 25 meter Lunge for the assignment for SFOD-A 7325.

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