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  • 10 Rounds For Time
  • 1 Rope Climb (15 ft) (from seated)
  • 29 Back Squats (95/65 lb)
  • 10 meter Barbell Farmer Carry (2x135/95 lb)

Begin the Rope Climbs seated on the floor. You may use your legs for the ascent. You may use a weight rack for the back squats.

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Background: Dedicated to U.S. Army Captain David J. Thompson, 39, of Hooker, OK, commander of Operational Detachment Alpha 3334, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), based in Fort Bragg, NC, was killed on January 29, 2010, while supporting combat operations in the Wardak Province of Afghanistan.

Thompson is survived by his wife, Emily, their two daughters, Isabelle and Abigail, his parents, Charles and Freida, and his sister Alisha Mueller.

The “Thompson” Hero WOD was first posted on the CrossFit Main Site as the workout of the day for Tuesday, November 30, 2010 (101130).

A video posted to the CrossFit YouTube channel in 2011 featured footage of Kevin Montoya completing the workout in 39:38 Rx. The video’s caption also mentioned Karianne Dickson 28:33 and Kristan Clever 33:44 – both Rx.

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