Thursday 10-27-11

U.S. Army First Lieutenant Brian Bradshaw. Photo courtesy of


10 rounds for time of:
3 Handstand push-ups
225 pound Deadlift, 6 reps
12 Pull-ups
24 Double-unders

U.S. Army First Lieutenant Brian Bradshaw, 24, of Steilacoom, Washington, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based in Fort Richardson, Alaska, died in Kheyl, Afghanistan, on June 25th, 2009, from wounds suffered when insurgents detonated a roadside bomb near his vehicle. He is survived by his parents, Paul and Mary, and brother Robert.


I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. -Jewish Proverb

Hero WODs suck. Plain and simple.

First of all, they are tougher than just about anything we do in CrossFit.

But secondly, and more importantly, they mean that a brave first responder has lost their life. We can’t ease a family’s pain by doing these workouts. We certainly can’t bring anyone back. But in some way, these tributes are healing. It connects us to a world that many of us might be out of touch with. It helps us, if only for a moment, carry a a symbolic burden and stand in solidarity.

Today it will be my honor to stand with you guys at CrossFit Waxahachie.




One Comment On “Thursday 10-27-11”

  1. 1LT Bradshaw looks like he would have been a fun WOD partner. I look forward to work out in his honor with a smile on my face.

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