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Memorial WOD

22.9K 336
  • 5 Rounds for Time
  • 10 Thrusters (95/65 lb)
  • 14 Box Jumps (24/20 in)
  • 12 Sumo-Deadlift High-Pulls (95/65 lb)
  • 12 Burpees
  • 27 Kettlebell Swings (1.5/1 pood)

On a running clock, perform 5 rounds of the prescribed work in the order written as fast as possible (“For Time.”)

Score is the time on the clock when the last Kettlebell Swing is completed.

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Background: Victoria Soto was one of the teachers killed while attempting to shield her students in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012.

The significance of the reps: She was a teacher for 5 years; the tragedy happened in room 10 on 12/14/12; and her life got cut short at the age of 27. Victoria was a CrossFitter herself.

The workout was initially posted on Facebook by MyBoxLive with a call to athletes to do the workout in her memory on December 29, 2012 at their local boxes. The event creator posted the WOD with this comment: “I’m a teacher myself, and I felt helpless when I was sitting in my own classroom hearing the news that children and teachers were murdered. I looked at my students and couldn’t help but think what if…I can only hope that I would have the courage to do what Victoria did.” 

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