Granite City CrossFit Memorial WOD
- AMRAP in 11 minutes
- 11 Ground-to-Overheads (95/65 lb)
- 18 Single Dumbbell Box Step-Ups (24/20 in, 50/35 lb)
- 18 Burpees
About the wod
Background: This hero workout is dedicated to Molly Williams who was the first known female firefighter in the United States.
An African-American, she was held as a slave belonging to a New York City merchant by the name of Benjamin Aymar who was affiliated with the Oceanus Engine Company #11 in 1818. During her time in the company, she was called Volunteer No. 11. Williams made a distinguished presence in her sturdy work clothes of calico dress and checked apron and was said to be “as good a fire lady as many of the boys.” Her service was noted particularly during the blizzard of 1818.