HERO WOD – Hoppy

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‘Carry a Hero Home’

Paid the Ultimate Price for his Country on 16 March 2009
Corporal Mathew Hopkins
When in combat, meeting the extraction time is critical to the mission. Adversity presents itself when faced with enemy fire, walls, creeks and open space, not to mention when fatigue sets in while carrying a fallen solider. Hoppy’s mates will never forget the day when their duty was to carry a hero home.

Hoppy was 21 and a father when he was killed on the 16th day of March. The movements represent the functionality the body requires to lift and carry a person. David Morris the writer has brought together a WOD that captures every aspect of that tragic day and brings together a fitness community to remember a genuine Australian Section Commander.

Hoppy was killed while conducting a patrol near Kakarak when he and his team were engaged by a group of around 20 Taliban. He was evacuated by a Coalition helicopter to the nearby medical facility in Tarin Kowt as soon as the security situation allowed. Despite all efforts, he died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
“Hoppy’s memory will live on forever with the WOD dedicated to his life.”

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THE HERO WOD

Writer: David Morris
  • 17 minutes AMRoundsAP

    21 Lateral Bar Burpees
    16 Box Jumps or Step Ups (24 inch)
    8 Front Rack Forward Lunges (Rxd 60kgs OPEN, 30-39) (Scaled 40kg 40-49, 50+)
    3 Ground to Overhead (Rxd 60kgs OPEN, 30-39) (Scaled 40kg 40-49, 50+)

  • 17 minutes AMRoundsAP

    21 Lateral Bar Burpees
    16 Box Jumps or Step Ups (20 inch)
    8 Front Rack Forward Lunges (40kgs OPEN, 30-39) (Scaled 20kg bar 40-49, 50+)
    3 Ground to Overhead (40kgs OPEN, 30-39) (Scaled 20kg bar 40-49, 50+)

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