Hero WOD Friday August 24, 2017
- The Devil of Ramadi
- AMRAP in 20 minutes
- 10 Ground-to-Overhead (160/100 lb)
- 38 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb, 10/9 ft target)
- 160 Double-Unders
- 200 meter Weighted Plate Run (45/25 lb)
This Hero WOD was created by CrossFit 858 (San Diego, CA), first posted on July 8, 2013, for a fundraiser memorial WOD for former U.S. Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle.
Christopher Scott “Chris” Kyle (April 8, 1974 − February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat. He received two Silver Star Medals, five Bronze Star Medals, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and numerous other unit and personal awards. Kyle was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009 and published his bestselling autobiography, American Sniper, in 2012. An eponymous film adaptation of Kyle’s book, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released two years later. Chris was a devoted son, brother, husband and father in North Texas, as well as continuing his efforts to helping Veterans re-acclimate to civilian life and combat stress carried home. Kyle was shot dead at a shooting range near Chalk Mountain, Texas. His friend, Chad Littlefield, age 35, was also killed.
The ten Ground-to-Overheads is for Kyle’s 10 years of service. 38 Wall Ball Shots is for his age. Lastly, 160 Double Unders is for his 160 confirmed kills.