On Friday, Crossfit Elation is honored to run this very special HERO WOD– “Jimmy Dyce” for all classes. This will be our second year-donations will be accepted to give to a deserving Marine selected by the Fordyce family.
Sgt. James Fordyce was killed Feb. 17 2006 in a helicopter crash off the eastern coast of Africa, at the age of 22. A 2001 graduate of Marple Newtown High School, Fordyce served two tours in Iraq before joining the Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA). He was serving on a counter-terrorism force that navigated the land and waters in and around Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia in Africa, and Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Fordyce was one of eight Marines and two airmen killed in the crash of two transport helicopters during a nighttime training mission off the coast of Djibouti.
20min AMRAP of:
KB Swings…70/53 pounds
(Feel free to scale or partner if need be. It is about showing up and doing what you can)
Back squats 4×8@60%
15 minute EMOM:
3 snatches (75/115)
Burpees til the next minute