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“Red Wings”

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CrossFit No Surrender Tribute WOD

2.3K 48
  • 6 Rounds for Time
  • 270 meter Run
  • 20 Toes-to-Bars
  • 5 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
  • 10 Plyo Push-Ups
  • 15 Jumping Squats

With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work in the order written for 6 rounds.

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of Jumping Squats is completed.

Movement Standards

Plyo Push-Up: This is a variation of the standard Push-Up wherein a clap is added on the way up to the press.

Jumping Squat: This is a variation of the standard Air Squat wherein a jump is added during the full extension.


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Background: This tribute workout is dedicated to the victims and survivors of Operation Red Wings, which took place on June 27, 2005, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

Operation Red Wings was a joint counter-insurgency military operation aimed at disrupting local Taliban anti-coalition militia in the area.

The operation utilized special operations forces (SOF) units and assets, including members of the U.S. Navy SEALs and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR(A)), for the opening phase of the operation.

A team of four Navy SEALs, tasked for surveillance and reconnaissance of a group of structures known to be used by Shah and his men, fell into an ambush just hours after inserting into the area.

During the ensuing firefight, three of the four SEALs were killed, and a quick reaction force helicopter sent in for their aid was also shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade, killing all eight U.S. Navy SEALs and all eight U.S. Army Special Operations aviators on board.

The workout was designed by Shane Venezia, owner of CrossFit No Surrender @cfnosurrender (Covington, LA, USA) and U.S. Army veteran.

The 6 rounds and 270 meter Run signifies the date of the operation while the remaining rep scheme (5-10-15) is a popular strategy for “Murph”, named for Lt. Michael Murphy, who was the team leader of the four-SEAL recon team that was ambushed and who was also killed during the battle.

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