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“Oz”

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5.6K 93
  • For Time
  • 100 Squat Clean Thrusters (40/20 kg)

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The “Oz” British Hero WOD (aka: “Olaf”) is dedicated to Ssgt Olaf (Oz) Sean George Scmidt, 11 EORD, who died in an explosion in Afghanistan on the afternoon of 2009/10/31, at the age of 31.

Also dedicated to Cpl Thomas Mason, Cpl James Oakland, Lcpl James Hill, James Janes, and Marc Wotjak who died in the same month.

Christina Schmid, wife of Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid said:

Oz was a phenomenal husband and loving father who was cruelly murdered on his last day of a relentless five month tour.

He was my best friend and soul mate. The pain of losing him is overwhelming. I take comfort knowing he saved countless lives with his hard work. I am so proud of him.

Lieutenant Col Robert Thomson, Commanding Officer 2 RIFLES Battle Group said:

SSgt Oz Schmid was simply the bravest and most courageous man I have ever met. Under relentless IED and small arms attacks he stood taller than the tallest. He opened the Pharmacy Road and 24 hrs later, found 31 IEDs in one go on route SPARTA. Every single Company in 2 RIFLES adored working with him.

The earliest mention we’ve found of the this Hero WOD was under the name “Olaf” on the WODvember facebook page on November 12, 2015. The same workout was posted in 2017 by British Hero WODs on Instagram as “Oz.”

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