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“Tsakos”

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Hero WOD for Officer Anastasio Tsakos

1.1K 58
  • AMRAP in 27 minutes
  • Buy-In: 1 mile Run
  • In the remaining time, AMRAP of:
  • 7 Deadlifts (135/105 lb)
  • 5 Lateral Bar Over Burpees
  • 6 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb)
  • 3 Box Jumps (30/24 in)

On a 27-minute clock, complete the buy-in of 1 mile Run and in the remaining time, 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 27-minute clock stops.

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AMRAP in 27 minutes
Buy-In: 1 mile Run

In the remaining time, AMRAP of:
7 Deadlifts (115/95 lb)
5 Lateral Bar Over Burpees
6 Wall Ball Shots (14/10 lb)
3 Box Jumps (24/20 in)


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Background: This workout is dedicated to Police Officer Anastasio Tsakos who was struck and killed by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver on April 27, 2021.

Officer Tsakos responded to assist at the scene of a fatal automobile collision on the Long Island Expressway, near the entrance to the Clearview Expressway. He was redirecting traffic when a 2013 Volkswagen driven by a 32-year-old woman swerved to avoid other cars and hit Officer Tsakos as he stood next to his marked patrol vehicle. Officer Tsakos was thrown over 100 feet as a result of the impact.

Officer Tsakos was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver fled the scene in her vehicle but was later apprehended. An investigation revealed that the driver was intoxicated and driving with a suspended driver’s license. She faces charges including vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of a deadly accident, and driving while intoxicated.

Officer Tsakos served with the New York City Police Department for 14 years and was assigned to Highway Unit 3. He is survived by his wife, 6-year-old daughter, and 3-year-old son.

The workout was designed by a good friend and coworker of Anastasios, Officer Eugene Otton. It was reviewed and approved by NYPD Crossfit president Ronald Perez CF-L1 and head Coach Eric Weiss, CF-L2.

The rep scheme signifies the badge number of Officer Tsakos, 17653.

If you knew the way Tsakos loved to chase bad guys then you would know it must begin with a run. He was the king of pursuits and unexpected arrests. It uses a light Rx weight that will become brutally challenging alongside the Lateral Bar Over Burpees/Wall Ball Shots and ultimately three very high Box Jumps to end each round.

The dedication it will take to continue to the 27 minute mark (representing the day he died) will represent the dedication he made to his family and the city of New York every day. He worked hard. He worked hard every day and never shied away from arrests. He went home to his family spending every spare minute with his wife and children. This workout uses endurance to celebrate his dedication.

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