Today is a day that we say, “THANK YOU,” to all of those who have served and are currently serving our country. Today’s workout is in honor of YOU.
Time- 1st heat starts at 8am, new heat starting every 20:00, last heat will start at 9:40am. 9:40am heat still has spots available. (The gym will be closed the rest of the day).
Workout- For best flow on the rig, we will be completing the workout as shown above. Athletes must complete all 100 pull ups, then all 200 push ups, then ending with 300 air squats. Scale options will be posted on the board and bands will be allowed on the rig.
Childcare- There will be childcare provided while you are working out.
|Drinks- We will be supplying beer and kids drinks!|
Food- Hollywood Burger will be supplying burgers again this year. Following your workout, head on over and pick up a burger and all the fixings. Bring it back to the gym where we will be doing sides and desserts potluck style. Please sign up HERE to bring a side/dessert.
LT. Michael P. Murphy
United States Navy (SEAL)
May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005
LT. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL) was the officer-in-charge of a four-man SEAL element in support of Operation Red Wings, tasked with finding a key anti-coalition militia commander near Asadabad, Afghanistan. Shortly after inserting into the objective area, the SEALs were spotted by three goat herders who were initially detained and then released. It is believed the goat herders immediately reported the SEALs’ presence to Taliban fighters.
A fierce gun battle ensued on the steep face of the mountain between the SEALs and a much larger enemy force. Despite the intensity of the firefight and suffering grave gunshot wounds himself, Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates. Murphy, intent on making contact with headquarters, but realizing this would be impossible in the extreme terrain where they were fighting, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own life moved into the open, where he could gain a better position to transmit a call to get help for his men.
Moving away from the protective mountain rocks, he knowingly exposed himself to increased enemy gunfire. This deliberate and heroic act deprived him of cover and made him a target for the enemy. While continuing to be fired upon, Murphy made contact with the SOF Quick Reaction Force at Bagram Air Base and requested assistance. He calmly provided his unit’s location and the size of the enemy force while requesting immediate support for his team. At one point, he was shot in the back causing him to drop the transmitter. Murphy picked it back up, completed the call and continued firing at the enemy who was closing in. Severely wounded, LT. Murphy returned to his cover position with his men and continued the battle.
LT. Murphy fought on, allowing one member of his team (Marcus Luttrell) to escape, before he was killed. For his selfless actions, LT. Michael Murphy was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 27, 2007. We honor his sacrifice and memory through The Murph Challenge. Find out more about Michael Murphy at the Memorial Foundation created in his name. – The Murph Challenge