Hero WOD Friday December 2, 2016

Ranger Ski

For Time
50 Sit-Ups
21 Pull-Ups
21 Push Press (95/65 lbs)
400 meter Run
15 Pull-Ups
15 Push Press (115/85 lbs)
800 meter Run
9 Pull-Ups
9 Push Press (135/105 lbs)
1 Mile Run
50 Sit-Ups

ganczskiGanczewski, 22, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., died Nov. 16 in Balad, Iraq, according to a Defense Department statement.

In his four years serving in the military, Ganczewski performed five tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, his mother, Maria Ganczewski said. Each tour lasted about three months and he usually had just six months in between to spend with his family, she said. This tour was to be his last before he planned to return home to train new Army Rangers.

“He wanted to be a Ranger and he did it,” she said. “Being a Ranger is not an easy thing to do. Anything he wanted to do he did it. He was so determined or lucky … he completed everything he wanted to do.”

According to the Department of Defense statement, he died of “wounds suffered from a combat-related incident.”