During the final day of competition at the OC Throwdown, January 14, 2014, tragedy struck competitor Kevin Ogar as he performed his first snatch of the 3-rep touch and go event. After losing control of the bar, Ogar dropped the weight behind him, and fell backwards on it. This left Kevin with a very serious T11/T12 injury, which caused damage to his spinal cord, and left him without voluntary movement ability below his waist. Kevin began competing again (as an adaptive athlete, from his wheelchair) one year after his accident.
CrossFit produced a movie, "Will of Steel," (Fall, 2017) about Ogar's journey back to fitness - including his drive to become the first adaptive athlete to join the CrossFit seminar staff.
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