The 2018 Operation Red Wings Memorial Fitness Challenge | hosted by Operation Valor
Join us in celebration of the lives of the 19 brave men who gave the “last great measure of devotion” on Operation Red Wings.
What is a “Fitness Challenge”?
Modeled after The CrossFit Games™ and other, similar CrossFit™ competitions around the world, our Fitness Challenges are, simply put, tests. Each of our 3 competitions will be composed of 3 workouts targeting: strength, speed, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular conditioning. These workouts are made up of a broad range of different functional movements. You will lift heavy weights. You will move your body through space. And, you will work in aerobic and anaerobic work ranges. And…you’ll do this for time and for total reps.
How does a “Fitness Challenge” work?
1. You register here for your spot. Space IS limited.
2. There will be (3) workouts for you to complete. One per week.
3. The first workout (ORW.2018.1) will be released here (and via email) on June 28th at 8am central. All competitors will then have 7 fulls days to complete that workout.
4. You may repeat any workout as many times as you like WITHIN the announced date window for that workout. NOTE: submitted workouts must be complete. You may NOT splice together bits of different workouts together!
5. You record your workout. (OPTIONAL. For podium consideration ONLY)
6. Submit your race time at the Throwdowns.com link provided with your registration. (OPTIONAL. For podium consideration ONLY)
7. We post your score on our leader board.
8. The second (ORW.2018.2) and third (ORW.2018.3) workouts will be released on July 5th and July 12th, respectively, at 8pm central time.
9. Competition tshirts will be sent out to everyone on a first in, first out basis.
Equipment for each workout will be described in the release notes for each event at the time of announcement. Workouts are designed to be easily accommodated by the standard equipment found in any cross functional fitness facility. Weights will be described in pounds and it is the athletes responsibility to use the appropriate competition weight.
- Pull up rig or bar set to a height allowing correct range of movement for the technique prescribed in the workout
- Regulation Olympic weightlifting bar: 20kg/45lbs for Men, 15kg/35 lbs for women
- Appropriate Bumper or steel regulation plates with marked weights to meet prescribed workout parameters
- Assault bike or equivalent Stationary Bike w/ monitor for calories and distance
- Concept 2 rower or equivalent Stationary Bike w/ monitor for calories and distance
- Standard weight Dumbbells
- Standard weight kettlebells (see chart for alternate descriptions of weights)
The Competition window is: (June 28th – July 19th)
June 28 – ORW.18.1 released
June 28 – July 04 : Competitive window for ORW.18.1
July 05 – ORW.18.2 released
June 05 – July 11 : Competitive window for ORW.18.2
July 12 – ORW.18.3 released
July 12 – July 18 : Competitive window for ORW.18.3
July 19 – ORW Fitness Competition winners announced
Competitor event tshirts are provided to ALL registrants.
LT Michael P. Murphy – 29 Patchogue, New York
SO2 Matthew Axelson – 29 Cupertino, California
SO2 Danny Dietz – 25 Littleton, Colorado
SOC Jacques J. Fontan – 36 New Orleans, Louisiana
SOCS Daniel R. Healy – 36 Exeter, New Hampshire
LCDR Erik S. Kristensen – 33 San Diego, California
SO1 Jeffery A. Lucas – 33 Corbett, Oregon
LT Michael M. McGreevy, Jr. – 30 Portville, New York
SO2 James E. Suh – 28 Deerfield Beach, Florida
SO1 Jeffrey S. Taylor – 30 Midway, West Virginia
SO2 Shane E. Patton – 22 Boulder City, Nevada
SSG Shamus O. Goare – 29 Danville, Ohio
CWO3 Corey J. Goodnature – 35 Clarks Grove, Minnesota
SGT Kip A. Jacoby – 21 Pompano Beach, Florida
SFC Marcus V. Muralles – 33 Shelbyville, Indiana
MSG James W. Ponder III – 36 Franklin, Tennessee
MAJ Stephen C. Reich – 34 Washington Depot, Connecticut
SFC Michael L. Russell – 31 Stafford, Virginia
CWO4 Chris J. Scherkenbach – 40 Jacksonville, Florida