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Drill Weekends Hero WOD

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  • AMRAP in 22 minutes
  • 8 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
  • 9 Hang Power Snatches (75/55 lb)
  • 11 Jumping Air Squats

On a 22-minute clock, complete as many rounds and repetitions as possible (“AMRAP“) of the prescribed work in the order written.

Score is the total number of rounds and repetitions completed before the 22-minute clock stops.

Movement Standards

Jump Squat: This is a variation of the standard Air Squat wherein the athlete must squat with the hip crease below parallel, then jump up. Both feet must leave the ground and hips must be fully extended at the top of each rep.

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Background: This workout is dedicated to Officer Eric Talley who made the ultimate sacrifice while stopping a shooter in Boulder, CO. Officer Talley, an 11-year veteran of the Boulder Police Department ran into a grocery store on March 22, 2021, after reports of a shooting inside.

There were 9 other victims: Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; and Jodi Waters, 65.

Talley had an optimistic and competitive personality. He had a black belt in karate and was obsessed with board games. His family has a collection of 450 board and card games, and Talley sometimes brought obscure games from around the world to the police station.

He was known, too, for his love of Mountain Dew and Star Wars. He left a career in information technology to join the police force in 2010 at the age of 41. His fellow police officers turned to him for technical questions, including help turning on home wifi systems. Talley joined the department’s newly created drone program in 2017.

Officer Talley (51 years old), is survived by his wife and 7 children ages ranging from 7 to 20.

This workout was designed by Drill Weekends @drillweekends.

The rep scheme signifies:
– 8 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups for the wife and 7 children he left behind
– 9 Hang Power Snatches for the nine other victims from the shooting
– 11 Jumping Squats for Officer Talley’s years of service.

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