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“Trooper Lucas B. Dowell”


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317 7
  • For Time
  • Buy-In: 876 meter Run
  • *Then, 28 Rounds of:
  • 2 Handstand Push-Ups
  • 4 Alternating Pistols
  • Buy-Out: 2,019 meter Assault Bike
  • *Wear a Weight Vest (20/14 lb)

With a running clock, as fast as possible complete the prescribed work. Athlete must complete the buy-in of 876 meter Run before moving on to 28 rounds of 2 Handstandstand Push-Ups and 4 Alternating Pistols with Weight Vest. To complete the workout, athlete must accomplish the buy-out of 2,019 meter Assault Bike.

Score is the time on the clock when the buy-out is completed.

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Background: This workout is dedicated to Trooper Lucas Bartley Dowell who passed away on February 4, 2019 after being shot as he and other members of the Virginia State Police’s Tactical Team made entry into a home to secure it for a search warrant as part of a narcotics investigation.

The team was assisting members of the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force serve the search warrant at a home in the 1500 block of Cumberland Road just outside the Farmville town limits in Cumberland County. The occupant inside opened fire on the officers inside of the home, fatally wounding Trooper Dowell. Two other members of the Tactical Team returned fire and killed the subject.

Trooper Dowell was transported to Southside Community Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Trooper Dowell had served with the Virginia State Police for four years and was assigned to the Appomattox Division. He is survived by his parents and sister.

The workout was designed by Pellegrino Ringi of CrossFit Untaken @crossfituntaken (Lynchburg, VA, USA) to be performed every year since February 4, 2021.

The rep scheme signifies:
– 876 meter for his badge number
– 2-4 reps for the date when Trooper Dowell passed away
– 28 rounds for his age when he was killed.

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