Backblasts

Backblast #762: Extortion 17

AO: Manhattan Park
Workout Date: 08/10/2021
QIC: Keto
PAX: Toto, Florida Man, Madoff, Prom Date
Pre-Blast: Tomorrow you can go up and down with Kraut at the Stairs or back and forth with YHC at Manhattan Park. HC here and bring your coupons. Rucks and sandbags = more bang for your coupon buck. SYITG.

5 Core Principles: Free of charge | Open to all men | Held outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold | Led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion with no training or certification necessary | End w/ a Circle of Trust

5 Core Principles: Free of charge | Open to all men | Held outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold | Led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion with no training or certification necessary | End w/ a Circle of Trust

Warm-O-Rama

Mozey, Merkins, Squats, Overhead Claps

The Thang

5 Core Principles: Free of charge | Open to all men | Held outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold | Led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion with no training or certification necessary | End w/ a Circle of Trust

Warm-O-Rama

Capri Lap
Stretching

The Thang

Extortion 17 – GoRuck Tribe WOM

Partner AMRAP

Partner A does circuit of 8 coupon thrusters, 6 coupon high pull with knee raises, 11 squat jump over coupon, rinse and repeat until Parter B returns.

Partner B takes off on 400m run, returns and switches places with Partner A.

Pattern continues for 31 minutes.

We were too tired to keep track of rounds completed but YHC did workout solo and I think completed 6.5 cycles.

Mary

15 Flutter Kicks

15 American Hammers

15 BBS

Count-O-Rama 

Name-O-Rama

COT

What’s up with the workout today?

On 5 August 2011, a U.S. CH-47D Chinook military helicopter operating with the call sign Extortion 17(pronounced “one-seven”) was shot down while transporting a Quick Reaction Force attempting to reinforce a Joint Special Operations Command unit of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Tangi Valley in Maidan Wardak province, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan.[1][2][3][4] The resulting crash killed all 38 people on board – 23 US Navy SEALs, 2 United States Air Force Pararescue, 1 United States Air Force Combat Control Team member, one pilot and two crewmen of the United States Army Reserve, one pilot and one crewman of the United States Army National Guard, seven members of the Afghan National Security Forces, and one Afghan interpreter, as well as a U.S. military working dog.[1][5][6][7][8] At 31 U.S. military personnel killed, the shoot down of Extortion 17 represents the greatest single-incident loss of U.S. lives in Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan, (from Wikipedia)

This WOD was created specifically to honor the 30 men and one dog that gave their lives for our country on August 6, 2011. It is 31 minutes long—one minute in remembrance of each hero. The rep scheme is 8-6-11—the date of their ultimate sacrifice. Finally, this is a partner WOD. The men who gave their lives were from multiple branches of our military, working together as a team. In the workout you and your team member will constantly be taking the load from each other providing much needed support and relief. We realize that no physical sacrifice made during a workout can come close to the sacrifice our brave heroes made, but we consider this WOD a CrossFitters ‘moment of silence’. This is how we can honor those that gave all in the name of freedom. (From some random CF site)

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Peace out, Keto