CrossFit Sacrifice Hero WOD Friday August 5, 2016

The Harvell WOD

The Harvell WOD (Workout of the Day) can be done by anyone. The Workout is a team workout consisting of 2 people, and where only one person can work at a time. Additionally each exercise must be completed in the order described in its entirety before moving onto the following exercise.

2 Rounds For Time:
11 Rope Climbs or 50 Pull ups
200 meter buddy carry
33 Power Cleans (135lbs-Men/95lbs-Women)
400 meter buddy carry
55 – Front Squats (135lbs Men/95lbs-Women)
66- Burpees with 1 additional Pushup at the bottom.

Scaling options:
Scale weight down as necessary
Jumping or band Pullup in place of a pullup
45lb/25lb/10lb Plate carry in place of the buddy carry

Big Andy

Andrew “Big Andy” William Harvell, 26 years old of Southern Pines, NC was killed on the night of August 6, 2011. Andy was part of an elite special operations team executing a helicopter assault into the Tangi Valley, Wardak Province, Afghanistan. While approaching the target, their CH-47 helicopter was shot down killing everyone on board. Andy was born on September 26, 1984 at Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, California. He was the second of three children, Sean, his older brother, and Analese, his little sister, who were all born and raised in Long Beach. Andy played football for 4 years at Millikan High School where he graduated in 2002. After graduation, Andy enlisted in the US Air Force and completed the training pipeline to become a combat controller. In 2006, Andy was assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, where he completed 4 deployments in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. In 2009, he for and was selected to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, the pinnacle of U.S. Air Force Special Operations. It was his second deployment with his new unit that Andy was enroute for an enemy target and was shot down with his brothers in arms. Andy’s military awards include the Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Air Force Combat Action Medal. He was also a static-line jumpmaster. In 2007, Andy met Krista Klonk and married two years later, just days after completing his selection for the 24th STS as well as a 40-mile ruck march through the Appalachian Mountains. Andy was the father of two boys, at the time three year old Hunter, and five-month old Ethan, who were the pride of his life. Andy was a true patriot, a man who loved his wife dearly, a man who strived to be the best father to his sons that he could be, and a man that could make a crowd laugh at any time, and constantly did. Andy perished as a warrior, taking the fight to our nation’s enemies. He is survived by his wife Krista, two sons, Hunter and Ethan, father John Harvell, mother Jane Maher, and sister Analese Eder. Sadly, Andy’s older brother, Sean Harvell, who was also a highly decorated Combat Controller and whom Andy admired, passed away on the beach outside his home in Long Beach in April of 2016. Both Sean and Andy are deeply missed, but at times it is comforting knowing they have been reunited in Vahalla.