“Murph” Day 2009
Please join CrossFit Austin, as we participate in “Murph” Day presented by Windy CIty CrossFit, U.S. CrossFit and SEALfit.com. June 6th will be spent honoring one of the Navy’s fallen warriors, Lieutenant Michael Murphy. We will be running his favorite workout to raise money for The Naval Special Warfare Foundation (NSWF) as we host our First Annual “Murph” Day. Come out to support the CrossFit community and a great cause.
In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he’d named it “Body Armor”. We will honor a focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.
1 mile run
100 pull ups
200 push ups
1 mile run
Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.
Any size donation to the Naval Special Warfare Foundation required to participate. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information please check the NSWF website at http://www.nswfoundation.org/. Donation forms are available on-line at http://www.nswfoundation.org/mail.html and at CrossFit Austin. Please be sure to turn in all donation forms to us so we can keep track of the donation amount, the form will also serve as your ticket to the event.
Top Finishers will be recognized in Individual Men and Women (weighted and unweighted) as well as Men’s and Women’s Teams (weighted and unweighted).
Medal of Honor Citation:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as the leader of a special reconnaissance element with Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Afghanistan on 27 and 28 June 2005. While leading a mission to locate a high-level anti-coalition militia leader, Lieutenant Murphy demonstrated extraordinary heroism in the face of grave danger in the vicinity of Asadabad, Konar Province, Afghanistan. On 28 June 2005, operating in an extremely rugged enemy-controlled area, Lieutenant Murphy’s team was discovered by anti-coalition militia sympathizers, who revealed their position to Taliban fighters. As a result, between 30 and 40 enemy fighters besieged his four-member team. Demonstrating exceptional resolve, Lieutenant Murphy valiantly led his men in engaging the large enemy force. The ensuing fierce firefight resulted in numerous enemy casualties, as well as the wounding of all four members of the team. Ignoring his own wounds and demonstrating exceptional composure, Lieutenant Murphy continued to lead and encourage his men. When the primary communicator fell mortally wounded, Lieutenant Murphy repeatedly attempted to call for assistance for his beleaguered teammates. Realizing the impossibility of communicating in the extreme terrain, and in the face of almost certain death, he fought his way into open terrain to gain a better position to transmit a call. This deliberate, heroic act deprived him of cover, exposing him to direct enemy fire. Finally achieving contact with his headquarters, Lieutenant Murphy maintained his exposed position while he provided his location and requested immediate support for his team. In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of freedom. By his selfless leadership, courageous actions, and extraordinary devotion to duty, Lieutenant Murphy reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
“Murph” Day 2009
June 6th starting @ 9 AM
Current Participating CrossFit Affiliates:
Windy City CrossFit