How do you honor the fallen? 
 
An intense workout is one way…

Petty Officer First Class (CTT1) Steven P. Daugherty of Apple Valley, California, was killed in action on July 06, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq, by an improvised explosive device in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Steven worked with Navy SEAL teams providing critical intelligence support to troops on the ground. His name is inscribed on National Security Agency’s Memorial Wall – “They Served in Silence” and he is just the second recipient of the National Intelligence Medal for Valor. Steven rests in peace in the sacred ground of Arlington National Cemetery.  He is survived by his father, Tom; mother, Lydia; son, Steven, Jr.; brothers, Richard and Robert; and a sister, Kristine.

The following Workout of the Day (WOD) was designed to honor Steven:

“Daugherty”
FOR TIME:
Projected Completion Time Ranges (Rx)
4 rounds of:
5
Clean & Jerks (135/95 lb.)
Fire-breather
24:00-26:30 MIN
16
Burpee Bar Jump-Over’s
7
Push Press (135/95 lb.)
Upper Tier
26:31-29:00 MIN
9
Chest to Bar Pull-ups
1200 M Run
Middle Tier
29:01-33:30 MIN
4 rounds of:
7
Deadlifts (135/95 lb.)
6
Turkish Get-Ups (53/35 lb. KB)
Lower Tier
≥ 33:31 MIN
7
Thrusters (135/95 lb.)


WOD details of significance:
1
4 rounds signifies Steve being one of four siblings (Richard, Robert, Steve, Kristine)
2
WOD begins with number of reps equating to Steve’s birthday (year split) (5/16/79)
3
The run between beginning and ending reps signifies the progression of life between birth and death. Having it being only 1200 meters represents the progression being shorter than expected; signifying Steve’s life being cut short.
4
WOD ends with number of reps equating to the date the Steve was killed (7/6/07)
5
Turkish get-ups are a movement within CrossFit canon that athletes do not encounter often. The inclusion of Turkish get-ups into the WOD signifies the uniqueness of Steve’s character and his ability to stand out in the crowd. As the movement requires a full-body execution and balance from the ground to overhead, the Turkish get-up also represents Steve’s well-rounded and balanced demeanor.


v/r

Chuck