Our workout today is called 31 Heroes.

On August 6, 2011, a tragedy shook the military community and Americans everywhere. In a single instance, America lost 30 military service members, many of whom were members of the Navy SEAL community—and one military K9– when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was downed in Afghanistan.

The mission of 31Heroes is to raise money and awareness through social and athletic events to support the families of Extortion 17 and honor their legacy by funding the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

We’ll work in teams of 2 and 3 today to complete “our version” of the following:

8-6-11 reps in memory of August 6, 2011

  • 8 Thrusters
  • 6 Rope Climbs or 18 scaled rope climbs (6×3)
  • 11 Box Jumps or step ups

Like the warriors of our armed services, this WOD is about working together, sacrificing yourself for your teammate, and accomplishing the mission together. Partner 1 performs the workout listed above. Partner 2 runs 400m, or rows 500 When Partner 2 returns from the run, Partner 1 will begin the run or row while Partner 2 continues the workout where Partner 1 left off. In teams of 3, there is a resting partner.

We hope you all show up and show your support.