Join us tonight at Dockside as we celebrate Caleb’s next step in his life path.
Caleb leaves to pursue a career in the US Army. We will miss him and his contributions to CrossFit Wilmington, but are happy and proud he departs to join the ranks of our military. Caleb joins the Army, with all intentions of becoming an Infantry officer, during war time. Once he’s completed the initial portion of his OCS, the Army will assign him, based on performance, to the branch he most qualifies. Certainly, he will be assigned to the Infantry.
Our Infantry hold the lines against our enemies in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Instead of staying in the perceived comfort and safety of the the continental United States, he has chosen to don the uniform many other men have died in. It says much about a young man to knowingly and willfully seek out our nation’s battlefields. There are certainly many other, easier ways in life.
Caleb represents the future of our nation’s military. That military guarantees the safety of our families and the good life we all too often take for granted.
Caleb my friend,
Go. Be a fine officer, an excellent leader, and a horrible enemy to those who threaten our way of life. Lead your life and your men with balance of reason, ration, and emotion. Never allow fatigue, hunger, or elements to screw your decisions towards selfishness. Display integrity, courage, and fortitude even in the most fearful time. Don’t, and even the dumbest of soldier will see through you. Earn your men’s respect by setting the example. Know your capabilities and your limitations. Work nonstop to improve them both. Being a great leader is not about knowing everything, but knowing to surround yourself with those that know what you do not.
Thank you for all you’ve done for CFW and the lessons you’ve taught me. I’ve learned much by training with you.
“Be an example to your men, in your duty and in private life. Never spare yourself, and let your troops see that you don’t in your endurance of fatigue and privation. Always be tactful and well-mannered and teach your subordinates to do the same. Avoid excessive sharpness or harshness of voice, which usually indicates the man who has shortcomings of his own to hide.”
— Erwin Rommel
Hang Power Snatch
* work up to a weight that allows you to maintain excellent form
Fight Gone Bad (a teaser)
3 rounds of…
30 SDLHP (75/55)
30 Box Jumps (20″all)
30 Push Press (75/55)
20 Cal Row
Round #1- Complete as many reps as possible in 2 min/ rest 1 min
Round #2- Complete as many reps as possible in 4 min/ rest 2 min
Round #3- Complete the entire workout for time
3 Position Snatch (Mid thigh, knee, floor) 65% x 2 [no rest between] x 3
3 Position Clean (mid thigh, knee, floor) 65% x 2 [no rest between] x 3