Hero WOD Friday

Brad Harper

  • 5 Rounds for Time
  • 18 Kettlebell Swings (2/1.5 pood)
  • 13 Burpees
  • 23 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb)
  • The CrossFit Hero WOD “Harper” is a tribute to the same fallen firefighter, but this workout, “Brad Harper,” was created by two local firefighter-owned boxes, CrossFit Incendia and SpartanFit CrossFit, as a personal tribute.

    From the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Bradley C. Harper, age 23, was a firefighter with the Phoenix Fire Department in Phoenix, Arizona. He was injured at the scene of a fire and died of those injuries on May 19, 2013. “Brad was a faithful Christian; a loving husband, son, and brother; and a loyal friend. He was a fitness and nutrition enthusiast, a junior high basketball coach, and a role model for his three younger brothers.”

    The rep scheme is a nod to Brad and the date of his passing. Although the date he passed away is listed as May 19, 2013 in some news sources, it was reported as May 18, 2013 elsewhere – which is the significance of the 18 reps in the workout. 5 rounds is for the month of his death, 18 reps for the day and 13 reps for the year. 23 reps is for the age of Brad when he had the accident.