“They Are Us”

CrossFit NZ Memorial WOD

  • AMRAP (Team of 3) in 50 minutes
  • 3 Rope Climbs (1 each)
  • 15 Power Cleans (60/40 kg) (5 each)
  • 19 Alternating Wall Ball Shots (9/6 kg)

Partners must alternate reps: 1 rope climb per partner, per round; 5 power cleans in a row per partner, per round; wall balls must be done conga-style, one team member after the other (you may catch your teammate’s throw).

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This memorial WOD was created as a tribute for the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque shootings on Friday, March 15, 2019. 50 people were killed in the attacks; 50 more were injured.

The workout was designed by coach Darren Ellis of CrossFit NZ (Auckland, NZ), "after receiving some requests from people in the community." The name is a reference to a quote from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern after the attacks: "Many of those who will have been directly affected by the shooting may be migrants to New Zealand. They may even be refugees here. They have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home. They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not. They have no place in New Zealand."

The significance of the rep scheme:
- 3: Date of the attack (Month)
- 15: Date (Day)
- 19: Date (Year)
- 50: Lives lost
Dates : March 15
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