On July 22, Obsidian CrossFit held the first annual 17Strong Memorial Workout - to honor a good friend, the late, Ryan Texeira. Ryan passed after not 1 but 2 hard fought battles with cancer. He was a young man that put others first, gave to people less fortunate and couldn't help but share an infectious joy wherever he went.
Just as he did while he was alive he continues to do in his legacy. Before he passed he started the 17Strong Foundation. His foundation raises money to grant "Victory Trips" to young adults battling life threatening illnesses. In his honor and to help facilitate his dream a movement has been started called the "17Strong Whipped Cream Challenge".
The 17 Strong Memorial WOD
Complete The Following For Time w/A 20 Minute Time Cap
Buy In - 90' Prowler Sled Drag & 90' Prowler Sled Push. (90#/45#)
Then Perform 3 Rounds Of
17 - Burpee Box Jump Overs (24"/20")
17 - Toes 2 Bars
17 - Hang Power Cleans (135#/95#)
17 - Pull Ups
Buy Out - 90' Prowler Sled Drag & 90' Prowler Sled Push (90#/45#)
Note: All movements can be modified for any skill level. These The reps and rounds signify his two passions
90' - Represents the distance between bases & 120 yards of a football field (90' X 4)
3 - Rounds represents strikes in baseball
4 - Exercises represents 4 bases & 4 quarters
20 Minute Time Cap - Represent the years that we had to share his life