June 15, 2006

Thursday 060615


For time:
50 Pull-ups
400 meter run
95 pound Thruster, 21 reps
800 meter run
95 pound Thruster, 21 reps
400 meter run
50 Pull-ups

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With heavy hearts we dedicate this workout to Army Sgt 1st Class Daniel Crabtree who was killed in Al Kut, Iraq on Thursday June 8th. To Daniel's family and friends, we express our sorrow; to his wife Kathy and daughter Mallory, we tearfully acknowledge your loss as the true cost of freedom. Fair Winds, Daniel.

Posted by lauren at June 15, 2006 7:09 PM

cant wait!

Comment #1 - Posted by: alex at June 14, 2006 7:53 PM

Get Some FireSmac!

Comment #2 - Posted by: Chris at June 14, 2006 7:54 PM

R.I.P daniel Crabtree, thanks for everything!

(just now read paragraph)

Comment #3 - Posted by: alex at June 14, 2006 7:56 PM


I will say a prayer for your family tonight.

Comment #4 - Posted by: Dave P at June 14, 2006 7:58 PM

Bury Me With Soldiers
(author Unknown)

I've played a lot of roles in life;
I've met a lot of men,
I've done a lot of things
I'd like to think I wouldn't do
And though I'm young, I'm old
To know someday I'll die.
And to think about what lies
Beside whom I would lie.

Perhaps it doesn't matter much;
Still if I had my choice,
I'd want a grave 'amongst Soldiers
when At last death quells my
I'm sick of the hypocrisy
Of lectures of the wise.
I'll take the man, with all the flaws,
Who goes, though scared, and

The troops I knew were
They didn't want the war;
They fought because their fathers
and Their fathers had before.
They cursed and killed and wept...
God knows They're easy to
But bury me with men like these;
They faced the guns and died.

It's funny when you think of it,
The way we got along.
We'd come from different worlds
To live in one where no one
I didn't even like them all;
I'm sure they'd all agree.
Yet I would give my life for them,
I know some did for me.

So bury me with soldiers, please,
Though much maligned they be.
Yes, bury me with soldiers,
for I miss their company.
We'll not soon see their likes
We've had our fill of war.
But bury me with men like them
Till someone else does more

Godspeed, Daniel. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Comment #5 - Posted by: JW at June 14, 2006 8:06 PM

To Daniel, his famliy, his friends and all the other warriors that help keep us safe.

Comment #6 - Posted by: tony blauer at June 14, 2006 8:12 PM

Into thy hands , O Lord, we commend the soul of thy servant Daniel, and ask thee to grant him rest in the place of thy rest where the light of thy countenance shines forever.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Walt at June 14, 2006 8:13 PM

"All Gave Some, Some Gave All"
Daniel: rest now and may God bless you. I also pray that your family finds peace during this great loss.

Comment #8 - Posted by: PQueen at June 14, 2006 8:14 PM

RIP SGT Dan.. You are in my prayers and thoughts...

Comment #9 - Posted by: SethBD at June 14, 2006 8:15 PM

Sending prayers to Daniel for his passage... and to his friends and family, and all the other people that will feel the loss. May you find strength in your memories.

Comment #10 - Posted by: treelizard at June 14, 2006 8:16 PM

I love it when the WOD is dedicated to a fallen member of the Crossfit community. It is evidence that the wikipedia article is off base--the site, at it's heart, is not about pushing right wing politics, but is about the people and the community we form.

Comment #11 - Posted by: Mr. White at June 14, 2006 8:21 PM

Thank You for your service Dan. Peace be with your family.

Comment #12 - Posted by: eva t. at June 14, 2006 8:21 PM

To Daniel and his comrades who secure freedom for not only this country, but for this world with their every breath. I will give my guts on this workout, for you.

Comment #13 - Posted by: DrEric at June 14, 2006 8:22 PM

Kathy and Mallory, our thoughts are with you.

Comment #14 - Posted by: Matt Townsend at June 14, 2006 8:23 PM

Oh me, this looks like a gooder.

Comment #15 - Posted by: gaucoin13 at June 14, 2006 8:24 PM

more on Daniel Crabtree:

Comment #16 - Posted by: photoman at June 14, 2006 8:24 PM

To Daniel's family and those whose lives he touched, I am sorry for your loss!
To Daniel and those who continue the fight, thank you!

Comment #17 - Posted by: JT Goodman at June 14, 2006 8:24 PM

Thanks for the background info. The ripple effect of his passing is great indeed.

Comment #18 - Posted by: PQueen at June 14, 2006 8:31 PM

RIP in Sgt. Prayer for your Wife and Daughter.

Comment #19 - Posted by: Ross Goldsmith at June 14, 2006 8:32 PM

RIP Daniel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Kathy, and Mallory.

Comment #20 - Posted by: Tony B. at June 14, 2006 8:33 PM

God bless you Daniel, and your family.

Comment #21 - Posted by: Matt Munson at June 14, 2006 8:34 PM

so tomorrow is my first WOD.. (ive mastered the warmup...) now what is the easiest way to determine how far you're running in Meters... like say I leave the gym to go run outside for 400M... can anyone explain? THANKS!

Comment #22 - Posted by: Kevin Hartman at June 14, 2006 8:36 PM

Godspeed Daniel!

I'm a Canadian. Why is his flag flipped? Shouldn't the stars be on the left?

Just wondering if it's just a mistake or a military issue.

Comment #23 - Posted by: Stan K at June 14, 2006 8:39 PM


Thank you my man. My wife, daughter and I cherish the freedom and democracy for which you fought. My condolences to Daniel's family and friends.

Thanks for the memorial CF - nice touch.

Comment #24 - Posted by: CraigH at June 14, 2006 8:39 PM

I will find something extra for tomorrow's WOD as my small and insignificant tribute to SFC Dan... my sorrow for him and those who love him is deep and as a SFC in this man's Army myself, I have lost a comrade. God bless you and keep you and prayers to family. I am grateful that I can do a WOD and it is because of all of our fighting men and women that I can. So I will.

Comment #25 - Posted by: vcsnover at June 14, 2006 8:43 PM


I pray your legacy will shine on in your children and your devotion to duty and honor will be rewarded richly as you stare into the face of the Almighty as He says "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter now into thy rest."

See ya soon, brother!

Comment #26 - Posted by: RonHarris at June 14, 2006 8:52 PM

Stan K, the flag is not flipped, we wear the flag on our right shoulder with the stars forward as it would appear if it were leading us into battle with a flag bearer in front of us. Daniel just has it on his body armor.

Godspeed, Daniel. Here are the words to Taps:

Day is done,
gone the sun,
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep,
peaceful sleep.
May the soldier
or sailor,
God keep.
On the land
or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Thanks and praise,
For our days,
'Neath the sun,
Neath the stars,
'Neath the sky,
As we go,
This we know,
God is nigh.

Comment #27 - Posted by: SeaBee at June 14, 2006 8:53 PM


400 meters ~ 1/4 mile



Comment #28 - Posted by: MCC at June 14, 2006 8:56 PM

When I logged in today I expected to jump right in and start working on nutrition and fitness.

Then I read about Daniel; we post ideas, argue and debate methods, help each other out, but right now it seems so small and insignificant.

I do not know you Daniel, but I appreciate what you have done for me. My words don’t even express how I feel towards you.

Peace to you brother!


Comment #29 - Posted by: Mike Griffith at June 14, 2006 9:03 PM

My condolences and prayers to Daniels family. Words cannot express my appreciation for Daniels hard work and sacrifice.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Matt McKinley at June 14, 2006 9:04 PM

Thank you Daniel. Thank you Kathy and Mallory. My family is deeply in gratitude for your sacrifice. We will use the opportunity Daniel and all the fallen heros of our armed forces have given us to be happy and to leave our country and world far better than we found it.

This will be another special WOD.

Comment #31 - Posted by: Jeff A. in Green Bay at June 14, 2006 9:07 PM

I love the WODs that include cardio ... waking up at the crack of dawn to jump start my day!

Comment #32 - Posted by: Courtney at June 14, 2006 9:18 PM

Daniel -Thank you for all you have done. Godspeed to you.

Kathy and Mallory- I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Best wishes, love, and respect from the SSDK9 Team.

Comment #33 - Posted by: Ian Carver at June 14, 2006 9:28 PM

The only thing I dont like seeing on CF is when something happens to our troops its posted.


We should honor our fallen hero's the best we can and this is a really really good way to do that. Thank you CF and our troops for serving, it just breaks my heart to hear sad news. My thoughts and Prayers are with Daniel and his family, And also our troops. Be safe, git-r-dun, and come home soon and do some crossfit!

Comment #34 - Posted by: p3po at June 14, 2006 9:31 PM

My heart goes out to the Crabtree family.

Agree with the other Mike #29 -- times like this give perspective on what's really important. Daniel's sacrifice helps give us all our own personal soapbox -- here on these boards, at Wikipedia, DD, T-nation, and wherever freedom of expression prevails.

R.I.P. Daniel.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Mike N at June 14, 2006 9:34 PM

That sucks.

It makes a lot of everything seem so unimportant.

I'll really push through this one for you, Dan. Hopefully the gain I get from pushing that little harder today and your sacrifice for the freedom I have will allow me to pay forward what you have started.

Comment #36 - Posted by: penty at June 14, 2006 9:38 PM

To Daniels family. I did not know you, but I wish I had. Daniel gave everything he had so that the rest of us could remain and give other's the chance to be free. Do not take your freedom lightly. It is because of people like Daniel that we can lives and go about our daily routines without worry or fear. May we all say a pray for Daniel, his family and other fallen brothers and sisters. God Speed!

Comment #37 - Posted by: Jeremy_b at June 14, 2006 9:43 PM

We have only died in vain if you believe so;
You must decide the wisdom of our choice,
By the world that you shall build upon our headstones,
And the everlasting truths which have your voice.

Currahee Scrapbook, 1945. 506th PIR

God Bless brother.

Comment #38 - Posted by: Darin at June 14, 2006 9:54 PM

Thank you Daniel for your service and sacrifice in the face of our enemies hate and fanaticism. The best thanks I can give to you and all the fallen is to live my life fully and without fear. Your namesake WOD represents a way of doing that. Peace.

Comment #39 - Posted by: Rob_M at June 14, 2006 10:03 PM

#29, #35 Amen.

My heart goes out to his family.

De Oppresso Liber, indeed.

Comment #40 - Posted by: Rob Fallstich at June 14, 2006 10:04 PM

Thank you Daniel.

Comment #41 - Posted by: Scott Barnard at June 14, 2006 10:08 PM

Sorry 'bout the second comment so soon, but should I be doing overhanded or underhanded pull-ups?

Comment #42 - Posted by: Rob Fallstich at June 14, 2006 10:08 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Daniel and his family. Rest in peace bro.

Comment #43 - Posted by: steve hb at June 14, 2006 10:12 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Daniel, his family and friends.


Comment #44 - Posted by: Brad at June 14, 2006 10:20 PM

"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Thank you Daniel. May God Bless Kathy and Mallory. We are a greatful nation. The world is a better place because of Daniel Crabtree.

Comment #45 - Posted by: Denver Sheepdog at June 14, 2006 10:27 PM

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old, age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we shall remember them.

Lest we forget.

My condolences to Daniels friends and family.

Comment #46 - Posted by: Don Stevenson at June 14, 2006 10:51 PM

I agree on how it sounds almost silly to ask questions or make remarks about the WOD.

Prayers out to SFC Crabtree's family.
and thank you for living up to the motto: "De Opresso Libre"

Comment #47 - Posted by: Steven N at June 14, 2006 11:20 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are w/you and yours Daniel. Gods speed and rest easy brother, for we have the watch!

Comment #48 - Posted by: DJ at June 14, 2006 11:29 PM


Thoughts, prayers and gratitude for Daniel, his family and his brothers- and sisters-in-arms.

Comment #49 - Posted by: laurar at June 14, 2006 11:34 PM

Young Fellow My Lad

"Where are you going, Young Fellow My Lad,
On this glittering morn of May?"
"I'm going to join the Colours, Dad;
They're looking for men, they say."
"But you're only a boy, Young Fellow My Lad;
You aren't obliged to go."
"I'm seventeen and a quarter, Dad,
And ever so strong, you know."
. . . . .
"So you're off to France, Young Fellow My Lad,
And you're looking so fit and bright."
"I'm terribly sorry to leave you, Dad,
But I feel that I'm doing right."
"God bless you and keep you, Young Fellow My Lad,
You're all of my life, you know."
"Don't worry. I'll soon be back, dear Dad,
And I'm awfully proud to go."
. . . . .
"Why don't you write, Young Fellow My Lad?
I watch for the post each day;
And I miss you so, and I'm awfully sad,
And it's months since you went away.
And I've had the fire in the parlour lit,
And I'm keeping it burning bright
Till my boy comes home; and here I sit
Into the quiet night."
. . . . .
"What is the matter, Young Fellow My Lad?
No letter again to-day.
Why did the postman look so sad,
And sigh as he turned away?
I hear them tell that we've gained new ground,
But a terrible price we've paid:
God grant, my boy, that you're safe and sound;
But oh I'm afraid, afraid."
. . . . .
"They've told me the truth, Young Fellow My Lad:
You'll never come back again:
For you passed in the night, Young Fellow My Lad,
And you proved in the cruel test
Of the screaming shell and the battle hell
That my boy was one of the best.

"So you'll live, you'll live, Young Fellow My Lad,
In the gleam of the evening star,
In the wood-note wild and the laugh of the child,
In all sweet things that are.
And you'll never die, my wonderful boy,
While life is noble and true;
For all our beauty and hope and joy
We will owe to our lads like you."

Robert Service

Comment #50 - Posted by: stephen at June 14, 2006 11:45 PM


Your service and sacrifice humbles, inspires, and strengthens. Your family is in our prayers. Rest in Peace. De Opresso Liber!

Special Forces Prayer

Almighty GOD, Who art the Author of Liberty and the Champion of the Oppressed, hear our prayer.

We, the men of Special Forces, acknowledge our dependence upon Thee in the preservation of human freedom.

Go with us as we seek to defend the defenseless and to free the enslaved.

May we ever remember that our Nation, whose motto is "In God We Trust", expects that we shall acquit ourselves with honor, that we may never bring shame upon our faith, our families, or our fellow men.

Grant us wisdom from Thy mind, courage from Thine heart, strength from Thine arm, and protection by Thine hand.

It is for Thee that we do battle, and to Thee belongs the victor's crown.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever.


Comment #51 - Posted by: Dino at June 14, 2006 11:49 PM

Thank you for your service Daniel. You will not be forgotten.

Comment #52 - Posted by: mpearce at June 15, 2006 12:04 AM

Condolences to all who have lost a loved one.

WOD 'Daniel'

AS Rx, but pull ups sets broken and mixed grip, thrusters reduced to 60lbs.


Comment #53 - Posted by: Nick K at June 15, 2006 12:09 AM

SFC Crabtree gave all he had like so many others over here.

To our Canadian friend: The flag field is "backwards" because it is a military issue patch. It is typically worn on the right shoulder and is reversed so as to appear as fluttering in the breeze when the soldier walks forward.

-- Kevin

Comment #54 - Posted by: Kevin at June 15, 2006 12:26 AM

Dan, I will miss you with all my heart. You were a dear friend. I promise that you will live on in the hearts and minds of all the men of Bravo Company.

"Our best we have sent before us to secure the gates. We will linkup someday and move out together again."

-Wall of Honor, FOBC, Baghdad

Thank you for your sacrifice, Bro. We've got the watch now. You rest in peace.

With Love,

Comment #55 - Posted by: tenacious "D" at June 15, 2006 12:34 AM

Daniel Crabtree
Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD), Meditations

travis bwt:242 time 39:10, was at 65# for first set of thrusters, then 85# for second.
rob bwt:235 time 30:05 as Rx'd

Comment #56 - Posted by: Travis L @ prosperity at June 15, 2006 1:09 AM

#56- nice choice of Marcus Aurelius.

"No one fool is enough to choose war over peace
for in peace sons bury fathers,
but in war fathers bury sons" -Herodotus

Rest in Peace

Comment #57 - Posted by: Brian at June 15, 2006 1:26 AM

R.I.P. Daniel

Comment #58 - Posted by: peterh at June 15, 2006 1:32 AM

Dearest Crossfit Community,

Your kind words and tribute to Dan have overwhelmed us.

Dan didn't post on Cross-Fit, he was a stick-and-move kinda guy. Just before he died he was not only running on missions and training an Iraqi police SWAT team, and blasting through his own workouts & wing chun gung fu. . . he was also coaching a Non-Qual (non-SF qualified soldier) who was getting ready to go to Selection. Dan did not have the longest of legs, but he was a Ruck March machine. His "newbie" (the guy he was coaching) marches on to Selection next. The next generation of Green Beret will not only have the honor of having Rucked with Dan, I believe he'll have Dan next to him through Selection, the Course, and missions to come. As we all will.

I can't speak for the others here, but I cryed like a baby when I saw what Tenacious "D" and Coach had come up with for a tribute. I cried even more as I read the comments. Thank you, CrossFit. From our hearts and souls, Thank you.

"Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling..."

CrossFit B 2/19 SFG(A)
sgt feather
Tenacious "D"
Der Feldwebel
el guapo
Vinnie the Fish
Captain Dan (S.)

da Serb


Comment #59 - Posted by: sgt feather at June 15, 2006 1:35 AM

Thank you, Daniel.


Comment #60 - Posted by: Dan Silver at June 15, 2006 1:38 AM

Thanks Dan from all of us who wear the uniform, our prayers are with you!

Comment #61 - Posted by: anthony at June 15, 2006 1:43 AM

22:39 as rxd

Daniel, you're in our prayers.
Thank you

Comment #62 - Posted by: Justin D at June 15, 2006 1:44 AM

Thank you Daniel Crabtree. Thank you to all you put your life on the line and sacrifice so that we may enjoy the great blessings of freedom. May we always remember the warriors, whether alive or dead, that stand between us and evil.
God's speed.

Comment #63 - Posted by: TimL at June 15, 2006 1:44 AM

God Speed Warrior, our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Comment #64 - Posted by: RossB at June 15, 2006 2:17 AM

Another Warrior goes to take his place in the Hall of Heroes and sit at the table in Valhalla

De Oppresso Liber

Comment #65 - Posted by: B at June 15, 2006 2:21 AM

I am a doctor on active duty in the US Navy. I first heard of crossfit a few weeks ago from a patient - a SEAL - who had recovered from a major illness. He described how he had used CROSSFIT to get himself back into elite shape in a matter of weeks to prepare for an upcoming deployment. Intrigued, I checked the site out and am now a full blown crossfit addict. I in turn told several friends who considered themselves to be in great shape, who now like me, spend most of their days hobbling around on sore legs but swear to "never go back" to more conventional workouts. Unfortunately the young man who inspired me has a long road ahead, but his energy and enthusiasm keeps a growing network of us going. Keep him in your prayers
- Dean

Comment #66 - Posted by: Dean Giacobbe at June 15, 2006 2:35 AM

Godspeed Daniel, though you are no more...

"So it goes."

Everyone should read "Slaughterhouse Five" before they get too heavy into war. The unbridled horror of the lost and inhumanity of war is chastening...

Comment #67 - Posted by: Tristram at June 15, 2006 2:37 AM

Lost= loss

Comment #68 - Posted by: Tristram at June 15, 2006 2:42 AM

May GOD bless Daniel's family and friends.
We are free because of the brave.

Comment #69 - Posted by: Frank DiMeo at June 15, 2006 2:57 AM

R.I.P. Daniel. God be with you.

Comment #70 - Posted by: Andy W. at June 15, 2006 2:58 AM


Thank you for your service. Rest now brave warrior, we your brothers and sisters in arms will hold true. This evil will not prevail; freedom WILL triumph.

To Kathy, Mallory, and all who have lost loved ones, friends, and comrades, my prayers go up for you. Your losses are mourned. May you find peace in the days ahead.

To those who have answered duty's call and returned broken or scarred, my thanks and prayers go up for you. You are the living reminder of the cost of freedom.

To all who stand in the line - I march forward with you! Stay safe and return home soon...

Semper Fidelis,

Comment #71 - Posted by: cmerrill at June 15, 2006 3:06 AM

In case anyone wants to scale for BWT, 95 # is 54% of 175. Since weighing 225 I'll be going with 120 today.

Just a thought! Pain is a sign of weakness leaving the body, today's workout should amplify that sentiment.

Comment #72 - Posted by: anthony at June 15, 2006 3:16 AM

15:32, sub'd row for run

Comment #73 - Posted by: opt at June 15, 2006 3:17 AM

''It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.''

U.S. Marine Corps padre, Dennis O’Brien

As Rx'd
90 lbs DB Thruster


Comment #74 - Posted by: Stéphane Briand at June 15, 2006 3:24 AM

God Speed, Daniel!
Subbed 90lb. DB Thrusters

Comment #75 - Posted by: barry weidner at June 15, 2006 3:31 AM

Hey Dan, it's been a week since you've passed. We love you very much and you'll never be forgotten. You can rest asure that we'll get those that dared to raise their hands upon the regiment. R.I.P- your brothers will make sure that your family is taken care of.

Comment #76 - Posted by: Chris Ryan at June 15, 2006 3:46 AM

Letter to Mrs. Bixby

Executive Mansion,
Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.

Dear Madam,--

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle.

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

A. Lincoln

Comment #77 - Posted by: matty b at June 15, 2006 4:11 AM

God bless our soldiers.

Tough way to start a morning - subbed 65# thrusters and did last set of pullups as jumping - 40 minutes flat. Happy its over with!

Comment #78 - Posted by: DRay at June 15, 2006 4:26 AM

De Oppresso Liber, brother

Comment #79 - Posted by: buck at June 15, 2006 4:28 AM

One of the monuments in D.C. dedicated to another American hero (like Daniel) reads "in life he honored the flag, in death the flag shall honor him." Daniel honored our flag, in life and death, and when he is laid to rest, the flag shall then honor him w/ military honors.

And so do I and all others like him. Will be thinking of you all when I dig deep to finish this one today. Thought about taking a easy day today, because I feel beat down, but not anymore.

It's a honor to serve.

Comment #80 - Posted by: Nick in DC at June 15, 2006 4:32 AM

Thank you Daniel Crabtree my prayers are with you and your wife and daughter.Thanks crossfit for letting us know who the real hero's are that allow us to presue our day to day lifes.

Comment #81 - Posted by: louis at June 15, 2006 4:34 AM

What exactly is the difference between thrusters & push press'? From going to the exercises section it just looks like when doing a thruster you do a complete squat & in a push press you only go down enough to engage your legs to help lift the weight. Is this correct or am I missing something?

Comment #82 - Posted by: Ian at June 15, 2006 4:41 AM

26:52 as rx'd

God's Peace and Grace be with you Dan. And to your family.

Comment #83 - Posted by: ian at June 15, 2006 4:45 AM

Thoughts and prayers with Daniel and his friends and family.

"Daniel" as rx-ed 22:47

Cheer, kempie

Comment #84 - Posted by: kempie at June 15, 2006 4:46 AM

Had to adjust to a very poor version of a hotel "Fitness Room" this morning.

25 Bench (45#)
50 (60#) Lat PD
Stepper 5min
50 Squats w/ Lat Bar (50#) - to much assistance provided by lat bar
25 Bench (45#)
Stepper 10min
50 Squats w/ Lat Bar (50#)
25 Bench (45#)
Stepper 5min
25 Bench (45#)
50 (60#) Lat PD

42 minutes flat

All weighed exercises done on universal machine that was older than me. Will definitely have to do something when I finally make it back to Dallas tonight ... maybe!

Comment #85 - Posted by: Courtney at June 15, 2006 4:57 AM

Thank you Dan for your sacrifices, they won't be forgotten. Prayers to the Crabtree family and friends.

Comment #86 - Posted by: Andrea at June 15, 2006 5:05 AM

It has been well said already, but add one name to the grateful. Dan and Kathy chose to serve - he to serve and protect, she to teach; and together they answered the call to send him to protect strangers at a staggering cost. What words could comfort? To Tenacious D and Sgt Feather, who so often help us never to forget, and to all who serve, thank you. My family honors you all. "I am convinced that neither death nor life. . .nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." May God protect, comfort and honor you.

WOD "Daniel" (Dan, age 38, bwt 246)

50 pullups (-95# Gravitron: 17/9/10/7/7) = 4:25
downstairs, then Run 400M = 7:18
95# thrusters (6/6/5/4) = 12:15
downstairs, then Run 800M = 17:58
95# thrusters (6/6/5/4) = 23:03
downstairs, then Run 400M = 26:19
50 pullups (-95# Gravitron: 15/12/9/4/5/5) = 31:37

God's peace, all.

Comment #87 - Posted by: Dan Catlin at June 15, 2006 5:08 AM

completed first 50 pull ups
completed all runs
thrusters and second set of pull ups not done

I think I may have a strained shoulder ligament from the kipping pull ups, maybe I'm bottoming out too hard and it is stretching more than what it is used too. I think I will check the message boards for others who have experienced this.

Comment #88 - Posted by: phillip bw 177 at June 15, 2006 5:11 AM

WOD sub'd 115 on the thrusters, pull-ups made up of dead hang, kipping and jumping


Comment #89 - Posted by: anthony at June 15, 2006 5:13 AM

God, Please bless Dan's family and grant them peace. In Dan's life and death, let your glory be revealed.

Dan, Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. We are all in your debt.

Comment #90 - Posted by: David at June 15, 2006 5:17 AM

"There is wisdom in sacrifice, for sacrifice holds an indication of love, and the greatest love shown is through the sacrifice of ones own life!"

Prayers to you and your family Daniel!

Comment #91 - Posted by: Pierre Auge at June 15, 2006 5:17 AM

You know I was bitching and moaning last night about how "hard" the WOD was and how I got a "Charlie Horse" in my thigh from not using proper form. Then I woke up and read todays WOD and who it is dedicated to...
I have no room to bitch, I have no room to moan, I have no room to do anything but take my life, my opportunity, and live it to the fullest the way SFC Crabtree lived his. I will look into the eyes of my children and loved ones with a special light today, knowing Daniel can only see his from Heaven and thanking him for the opportunity. We will push hard in todays WOD with the tenacity that our heros lived by.

I thank GOD for these people. (yes I said GOD and thanks to them I can!!) To the men and women I have lived with and who have died along side me, I was proud to be your commerade and I would gladly have taken your place, I thank you for taking mine....

Godspeed Daniel and your family. I will do this WOD with a tear in my eye.

Joey McIninch
Anabel Sears
Team Emerald Coast

Comment #92 - Posted by: Joey McIninch at June 15, 2006 5:22 AM

18:45 as Rx'd
50 pu's kipped 2:20
400m 1:38
95# thruster 11/10 2:25
800m 3:53
95#thruster 7/8/6 2:50
400m 1:57
50 pu's 25 strict 25 kipped 3:42

To the Crabtree family:

Your loss is a loss mourned by the entire Crossfit family. The memory of your son, husband and father will forever be immortalized in this workout. I'm only sorry that I never had the chance to meet such a fine young man.


Comment #93 - Posted by: Jim D. at June 15, 2006 5:23 AM

I pray for Dan and his family. These losses test my sanity every day.

Tristram #67 : "So it goes" is hardly appropriate for today.
I love Kurt Vonnegut, but I'm sure he would object to being quoted so glibly on this occasion. It's like a few others who applaud the 'inspirational' nature of Crossfit's hommages to the fallen with "love it when..."
I don't love it, and I think there are plenty of days when your main goal should be not being a smartass.
Can you do that WOD, Tristram?

Comment #94 - Posted by: stryker at June 15, 2006 5:36 AM

Dan, you and you family will be in my prayers. Thank you for you sacrafice. God bless you

Comment #95 - Posted by: whittdog at June 15, 2006 5:40 AM

21:41 as rx'd

Comment #96 - Posted by: paulw at June 15, 2006 5:49 AM

RIP bro.

Comment #97 - Posted by: Pat S. at June 15, 2006 5:53 AM

As a husband and father, this makes my heart ache and my throat tight. Damn!

To Dan's family and friends, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Dan, thank you, and godspeed.

Workout in your honor at lunch.

Comment #98 - Posted by: Patrick Kennedy at June 15, 2006 5:58 AM

20:53 as rx'd

Rest in Peace, Dan.

Comment #99 - Posted by: Brant at June 15, 2006 5:59 AM

with heavy heart I depart for the workout of the day.

Godspeed Daniel, rest in Peace,
De Oppresso Liber

God bless you and your family

Comment #100 - Posted by: wolf at June 15, 2006 6:03 AM

Daniel, thank you. Peace be with your family.

Comment #101 - Posted by: Todd B at June 15, 2006 6:10 AM

28:something including waiting in line behind curling jocks.

It seemed to become easier the farther into the WOD I got. The last 50 pull ups where nothing compared to the first 50.

Comment #102 - Posted by: Gorm at June 15, 2006 6:12 AM

Kevin (Comment #22) 400 meters is a quarter mile. Are you doing your crossfits at home??

Comment #103 - Posted by: Adam in B'lo at June 15, 2006 6:12 AM

rest in peace Daniel, thank you and godspeed
we will pray for you and for your family.
today me and my fellow students will also dedicate this WOD to you.

Comment #104 - Posted by: ramiro ramirez at June 15, 2006 6:18 AM

Oh Boy!
Thrusters 75# otherwise as rx'd

Comment #105 - Posted by: Phil Sarris at June 15, 2006 6:21 AM


If you were anywhere near me, I would punch you in the face. Have some damn respect.

Comment #106 - Posted by: Tristam Sucks at June 15, 2006 6:40 AM

Thanks again Dan..... Thrusters 75lbs all else as Rxed.. Thank goodness for the distance between the squat rack, the pull up bar and the treadmill helped me catch my breath...26.23..

Roxanne 25lb thrusters and gravitron machine wth 130lb assist
44:00.. She is making progress,, slowly but surely..

Comment #107 - Posted by: SethBD at June 15, 2006 6:47 AM

Team Fallujah

Did this one together, no individual times. One team, one fight.


Semper Fi Daniel, rest easy warrior.

Comment #108 - Posted by: Gunner at June 15, 2006 6:54 AM

First time on the new Power Tower at home for this one. Definitely have to scale since I still need the Grav for these pull ups.

Added one additional 400m at the start. 25lb DB Thrusters as that is all I have at home. 25 pull ups (most jumping).

CFWU x 2 (less pull ups, + push ups)


Comment #109 - Posted by: marr1 at June 15, 2006 6:59 AM


Comment #110 - Posted by: dk at June 15, 2006 7:01 AM

weights/distances as required
All sets broken, runs on treadmill

Comment #111 - Posted by: jpf at June 15, 2006 7:11 AM

28:46 as rx'd.

Comment #112 - Posted by: David B. at June 15, 2006 7:12 AM

May God bless you and your family Daniel Crabtree!

I was gonna take an off day today, but it doesn't seem right. I'm gonna blow this one out in your memory my brotha. Rest in Peace

Comment #113 - Posted by: shawn watkins DE at June 15, 2006 7:18 AM

I believe Daniel is happier now, not least in the secure knowledge that he lived and died honorably. I pray daily that God grant me the strength to live with all the nobility of which I am capable, and the relentlessness to follow his Will, regardless of the consequences, and regardless specifically of the pain I may endure. I believe CrossFit helps me in this, and I also look to models such as Daniel as examples of what is possible.

I hope as well that Kathy and Mallory are able to keep in mind that God has a plan for them as well, and that great wisdom often comes from great sorrow.

I will do this workout at my earliest opportunity, and to the best of my ability.

Comment #114 - Posted by: Barry Cooper at June 15, 2006 7:24 AM

In the memory of a fine soldier.

Fernando - 22:26, 25# thrusters

Denise - 32:19, double the thrusters with Oly bar, double the pulls, jumpers. Great job!

Steve - 24:39 as Rx'd.

Comment #115 - Posted by: steve hb at June 15, 2006 7:26 AM

Godspeed Daniel and my thoughts and prayers to your loved ones.
"... grant us the courage to stand shield-to-shield with our with our brothers..."

To my brother with Sultan's eyes, miss you bro.

#113, I'm with you, this is for Daniel.

Comment #116 - Posted by: zeus at June 15, 2006 7:45 AM

Godspeed Daniel. You, your family, and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

Comment #117 - Posted by: Sharon M at June 15, 2006 7:53 AM

Used 75lbs for thrusters
I was draging ass this morning.

Comment #118 - Posted by: DF at June 15, 2006 7:54 AM

"Our best we have sent before us to secure the gates. We will linkup someday and move out together again."

24:34 as Rx'd

Comment #119 - Posted by: Dino at June 15, 2006 8:06 AM

CFWUx3 minus pullups
as Rx'd: 15:30

Thank you Daniel, and everyone else serving our country.

Comment #120 - Posted by: OCMike at June 15, 2006 8:09 AM

I'm speechless at you and your families sacarfice.

Semper Fi Brother!

Time 23:29

Comment #121 - Posted by: RTC at June 15, 2006 8:10 AM

26 or 27:45, 65lb thrusters

Thank you Daniel.

Comment #122 - Posted by: exupNik at June 15, 2006 8:24 AM

Tristram #67
Your comments are out of line. How can you lecture the rest of us on the gravity of war when you so obviously have no idea what this is about?

Comment #123 - Posted by: schapm at June 15, 2006 8:30 AM

Woops, should read 20:30, as Rx'd

Comment #124 - Posted by: OCMike at June 15, 2006 8:31 AM

I made a phone call and found out...
To Donate to The Daniel Crabtree Memorial Fund:
Mail checks made payable to the Daniel Crabtree Memorial Fund to:
First Merit Bank
100 Central Plaza South
Canton OH

My check will be in the mail in a few minutes.
My prayers will be with Daniel's family and friends.

Comment #125 - Posted by: schapm at June 15, 2006 8:34 AM

Did yesterday's wod - my first wod
20 minutes - 3 rounds of 12 hang squat clean w/45#bar, 7 jumping chins. First half of second round with 65#-too much for first time. Wiped out!
Age 40 bw 218, great site, been lurking for a while, time to get busy.
Thanks Daniel!

Comment #126 - Posted by: James N at June 15, 2006 8:34 AM

My condolences to Daniel's family. His sacrifice has not gone unnoticed.

16:37 as prescribed

Comment #127 - Posted by: Ahmik at June 15, 2006 8:35 AM


Comment #128 - Posted by: MSR at June 15, 2006 8:35 AM

BW 192. As Rx'd

First set of pullups I was able to get 25 non-stop.

Comment #129 - Posted by: Jason Brown at June 15, 2006 8:42 AM

My complete respects for the loss.


Comment #130 - Posted by: dave at June 15, 2006 8:43 AM

My deepest condolences to Daniel's family and all who knew him. Requiescant In Pace.

22:02 as rx'd except 65# thrusters

Comment #131 - Posted by: texasmick at June 15, 2006 8:48 AM

20:54 65#
Thank you Daniel, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends.
Great workout to remember you by!!!!

Comment #132 - Posted by: Sue Ady at June 15, 2006 8:48 AM

Thank you for your sacrifice Daniel. Regardless of our individual stances on the war, (I think) we all respect the sacrifices of those in harm's way.

22:22 on the workout...somehow it seems insignificant.

Comment #133 - Posted by: Scott Kustes at June 15, 2006 8:49 AM

Our hearts and prayers go out to Daniel's friends and family.

Thanks for giving him a classic workout, Coach. I hope we can run it for him often.

Comment #134 - Posted by: bhn at June 15, 2006 8:54 AM

Tabata Triple-Extension
Cleans (Bar)
Kettlebell Swings (1 pood)

Rob (4 intervals, and his 3rd workout)
Jump-PUs 17/16/12/9
Cleans 9/8/4/5
Swings 11/11/12/12 (shoulder high)

Pierre (8 intervals)
PU's 10/9/7/7/7/7/7/5
Cleans 10/10/9/9/9/10/10/9
Swings 9/10/9/10/10/9/10/10 (overhead)

Comment #135 - Posted by: Pierre Auge at June 15, 2006 8:56 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Daniel's family & friends. We hope that you can find comfort in knowing that he is honored & respected by this entire community and we are thankful for all he has done. May God Bless you and guide you through these tough times.

Comment #136 - Posted by: Eddie & Lisa Lugo at June 15, 2006 8:57 AM

Godspeed, Daniel.

ME Black Box
Thrusters, 3-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1

BW=182... Old PR (from 5 days ago) was 165. Might be able to get BW next time I encounter this in 8 days...

Comment #137 - Posted by: Chris Forbis at June 15, 2006 9:08 AM

31:28 as rxed
Was going to just do intervals today, choked up on reading the WOD and decided to do it in memorium.
Godspeed SFC Crabtree, may you find peace.
Here's to Crossfit, many more WODs, no more names to use. Prosit. Very Respectfully BM1 (SWCC/SW) Robert D. Taylor Jr. USN

Comment #138 - Posted by: Robert Taylor at June 15, 2006 9:08 AM

Tristram, I agree with your sentiments. HOWEVER, TODAY IS NOT THE DAY TO EXPRESS THOSE SENTIMENTS!!!!!!

Two thoughts come to mind:
1. If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
2. Showing a little respect will go a long way.
I hope my post is last for the day relating to “politics” and all further comments are re-pointed to the task at hand, reverence and respect for a fallen comrade and a tough looking workout.

Although I never met Daniel, my deepest condolences go out to his friends and family. From what I have read about him today, he has touched many lives and his passing has left a void in the many hearts he has touched.
His legacy shall live on.
Rest in Peace Daniel Crabtree

Comment #139 - Posted by: justin at June 15, 2006 9:11 AM

I pray for Daniel's family and give thanks for people like Daniel.

Coach, thanks for naming this WOD in honor of this Hero!!!

did this before seeing todays WOD

3 rounds for time:
- 30 dumbell snatches 35lb dumbells
- 30 pull ups
- Run 800m
total time was 24 minutes. very hot and humid. snatches killed me.
-Thanks again Dr. Socha

Comment #140 - Posted by: RB at June 15, 2006 9:15 AM

We are sorry for your loss; words cannot express the gratitude, respect and honor we feel for those who make the ultimate sacrifice for Country, Family and Friends
Semper Fi,
Former Marine-OIFI,OIFII Vet, Former Solider- Desert Storm Vet and the rest of E101 Crew

As a crew 35:00

Comment #141 - Posted by: E101 at June 15, 2006 9:21 AM

Modified for coming off injury, slow and lighter on weight; 65 instead of 95.

Thanks Coach.
Thank you Dan. Godspeed.

Comment #142 - Posted by: sgt feather at June 15, 2006 9:22 AM

I'm deeply moved by what I read today.

We, Rob and I, did a different workout today. I named it: "Malory'
For those who are left behind, we share your loss.

3 round for time:
100 mtr truck-tire flip
run 200 mtr
pull trucktire 100 mtr back to starting point
both ca 25 min

ladder sprint with HSPU:
sprint 25 mtr
rund backwards to starting point
do 1 HSPU
sprint 50 mtr, return backwards, 2 HSPU
Up to 100 mtr, times 3
both ca 20 min

Daniel, be save with God
Johan and Rob

Comment #143 - Posted by: johannederhof at June 15, 2006 9:23 AM

ps, don't hit Tristam. Maybe the words where not rightly chosen, but I am sure his spirit is OK.


Comment #144 - Posted by: johannederhof at June 15, 2006 9:26 AM

As rx'd 25:00. Please also add Tpr. Paul Barry, MSP, to your prayers. Tpr. Barry, 39, died at 4:45 this morning in a cruiser accident. He had 7 children.

Comment #145 - Posted by: ***TROOPER*** at June 15, 2006 9:29 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to SFC Daniel Crabtree, his family, and friends. Rest In Peace.


From a fellow brother in blue, my thoughts and prayers go out to Trp. Paul Barry (MSP), his family, friends, and co-workers. Rest In Peace.

(***TROOPER***) Thanks for posting that info.

Comment #146 - Posted by: Ted Cam at June 15, 2006 9:35 AM


Loved this one.

Comment #147 - Posted by: bradw at June 15, 2006 9:36 AM

Not everyone can be a warrior. Thank God we have men and women ready to stand for peace and freedom. And when it comes to war for that peace and freedom, Thank God we have warriors.

Dan, may the Lord accept you home in His loving care. May the Lord continue to shine bright moments in your families future even when all seems dark. God Bless you and your family.

Comment #148 - Posted by: Kevin at June 15, 2006 9:47 AM

28:24 as Rx'd.

Comment #149 - Posted by: John Messano at June 15, 2006 9:51 AM

Daniel, God bless you and your family.

27:45 as rx'd

Comment #150 - Posted by: sailorcrew at June 15, 2006 9:57 AM

This is a good reminder for us all to never forget all the men and women overseas defending FREEDOM in this world. I know i'll be pushing myself a little harder tonight on this workout.
God Bless Dan and all his family!

Comment #151 - Posted by: Danny C. at June 15, 2006 9:58 AM

50 pullups
95#bb thrusters 21 reps
95#bb thrusters 21 reps
400m run
50 pullups
total= 24.41.00
pullups done on rings last 50 were jumping.
the last 400m run was just brutal..

Comment #152 - Posted by: dennyy at June 15, 2006 9:59 AM

pullups,thrusters broken sets.

Comment #153 - Posted by: Patrick Kennedy at June 15, 2006 10:05 AM

schapm, comment #125

Thank you for posting the address and name of the fund. David

Comment #154 - Posted by: sailorcrew at June 15, 2006 10:06 AM

age 41
bwt 238

pull-ups assisted
thrusters scaled to 65 lbs.

Comment #155 - Posted by: Todd B at June 15, 2006 10:11 AM

bw 140, 65# thrusters, 22:30

Comment #156 - Posted by: delba at June 15, 2006 10:13 AM

Adapted from Brand X adaptation,

15 Pull-ups (On total gym Level 10)
400 meter stationary bike
15#DB Thruster, 15 reps
800 meter stationary bike
15#DB Thruster, 15 reps
400 meter stationary bike
15 Pull-ups (On total gym Level 10)


I should have done the next level higher.

Comment #157 - Posted by: Jerimiah Childress at June 15, 2006 10:19 AM

"Sgt. 1st Class Daniel B. Crabtree, 31, of Canton, Ohio, died in Al Kut, Iraq, on June 8, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Crabtree was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion,19th Special Forces Group, Columbus, Ohio."

I've always "Backed the Blue". A true hero has fallen. I weep. Another hero lost at the hands of our cowardly insurgent enemy.

We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all gods.

This I declare, that he alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I am trusting him. For he rescues you from every trap and protects you from the fatal plague. He will shield you with his wings! They will shelter you. His faithful promises are your armor. Now you don't need to be afraid of the dark any more, nor fear the dangers of the day; nor dread the plagues of darkness, nor disasters in the morning.

Though a thousand fall at my side, though ten thousand are dying around me, the evil will not touch me. I will see how the wicked are punished, but I will not share it. For Jehovah is my refuge! I choose the God above all gods to shelter me. How then can evil overtake me or any plague come near? For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will steady you with their hands to keep you from stumbling against the rocks on the trail. You can safely meet a lion or step on poisonous snakes, yes, even trample them beneath your feet!

For the Lord says, "Because he loves me, I will rescue him; I will make him great because he trusts in my name. When he calls on me, I will answer; I will be with him in trouble and rescue him and honor him. I will satisfy him with a full life and give him my salvation."

Even though I am not a super religious guy, I read PSALM 91 "Soldiers Prayer" often.

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, these are not just words, please capitalize our earned titles.

CFWU less pullups
As rx'd 27:20
Pullups are still all negs after about 7.


Comment #158 - Posted by: ThumperGI at June 15, 2006 10:30 AM

Rest in Peace

70 pound thrusters. otherwise as rx'd

Comment #159 - Posted by: Patrick Durkin at June 15, 2006 10:32 AM


For time:
50 Jumping Pull-ups
400 meter run
65 pound Thruster, 21 reps
800 meter run
65 pound Thruster, 21 reps
400 meter run
50 Jumping Pull-ups

bw 135

Comment #160 - Posted by: acacia at June 15, 2006 10:35 AM

Thank you Daniel and to all the fallen soldiers, you are all true HEROS.

BW: 125 (Down 5 lb from 2 weeks ago)
First set of pull-ups, thruster, and run were good unbroken and finished in 13:20.
Second set of thruster broken 3x7
Run @ 6.5 TM
Pull-ups broken into one’s and two’s. My arms felt like Jell-O last set of pull-ups

Comment #161 - Posted by: Kimberly at June 15, 2006 10:39 AM

As an American, a brother police officer and a former Marine my heart is once again broken by the unconditonal sacrifice made by a warrior. May God give comfort to your family and your team. I continue to hold out hope that one day every American will recognize what the few have done for the many.

Semper Fi

Comment #162 - Posted by: WesK at June 15, 2006 10:44 AM

"Wikipedia" just to let you know, since joining crossfit, over a year now, I have accomplished the following;

Deadlift 225 to 345 - and increasing
Squat Clean 155 to 205 - and increasing
Hang Squat Clean 135 to 195 - and increasing
Push Press 205 - and increasing
I can now clean & jerk, over head squat and HSPUs.

I am 35 and have been working out since I was15 yrs old. I was introduced to Crossfit by a Des Moines PD officer with Fight Gone Bad, I was sold right there. As a result, I've introduced Xfit to others with great success. I have made major accomplishments. Not only in the WOD but in my life. Thanks to Crossfit.

God bless our Soldiers and their families. I will say a prayer for Daniel Crabtree and his family tonight.

Comment #163 - Posted by: JLW at June 15, 2006 10:46 AM

Max effort
Power cleans 5-5-5-3-3-3



Comment #164 - Posted by: Steven Stackpole at June 15, 2006 10:52 AM

25:20 w/ 40# DBs
Runs on TM @ 1% incline

Comment #165 - Posted by: b ring at June 15, 2006 11:00 AM

R.I.P Daniel Crabtree, my thoughts are with your family.

Used thrusters at 60kg=132lb for a time of 25:48, working nights and on a low carb diet so not much energy.

Rob M

Comment #166 - Posted by: Rob Moseley at June 15, 2006 11:02 AM

Daniel 22:00 &
200 flutter kicks
200 leg raises
200 pushups
2 mile run

motivated by the loss of by all accounts a darn good man.

Comment #167 - Posted by: wolf at June 15, 2006 11:06 AM

BW: 175
37 Minutes
All legit dead hang pull ups
Lowered the weight to 70 lbs on Thrusters.

Thank you Daniel and every other American defending our freedom. I, for one, never take it for granted.

Comment #168 - Posted by: Ralph99mba at June 15, 2006 11:07 AM

WU 1/2 mi. walk
WU with oly bar FS and Push Press, Thrusters
Approx 23 min.
Partitioned Thrusters with 95# and Pull ups.

Comment #169 - Posted by: TJ at June 15, 2006 11:09 AM

sub'd 40# dumbell thrusters

Comment #170 - Posted by: Travis_r at June 15, 2006 11:19 AM

50 jumping pullups
Otherwise, as Rx'd.

Comment #171 - Posted by: Jon R at June 15, 2006 11:21 AM

Godspeed, bro.

Comment #172 - Posted by: Tom at June 15, 2006 11:25 AM

The time is time elapsed. Runs down on hills. BW 170

50 pullups
-broken, all from dead hang. 9:40
400m run
60lb thruster
-sets of 5. 16:55
50 Dips
-added for fun, sets of 10 23:35
800m run
60lb thruster
-very light-headed. 41:30
400m run
-Even more light headed. 46:20
50 Pullups
-dead hang till 25, then all jumping.


Comment #173 - Posted by: Darrenbt at June 15, 2006 11:37 AM

"Runs down on hills"
should be
"Runs done on hills"

Comment #174 - Posted by: Darrenbt at June 15, 2006 11:38 AM

as rx'ed,

22 minutes

God bless Dan and all those who have fallen, and my condolences to his family. I am sorry for your loss.

Comment #175 - Posted by: bcf at June 15, 2006 11:41 AM

all weights as RX'd but all sets broken.

my runs feel OK, around 1:20 for the 400s and around 2:45 for the 800, but i can't keep it together for the PUs and the Thrusters.

i don't know if i should run slower to keep my heart rate down, possibly allowing me to take fewer breaks during the Thrusters and PUs (i lost a lot of time during the Thrusters and the last set of PUs) or to just wait for my strength/conditioning to get to where it needs to be so that i can complete this workout within a reasonable period of time the next time it rolls around.

regardless, this workout packed a punch... but when don't they?

Comment #176 - Posted by: lgm at June 15, 2006 11:43 AM

Whew, 19:47 as rx'ed in a torrential downpour. Calgary+June=rain.
Wanted sub 20min and I did it, hooray.

Comment #177 - Posted by: gaucoin13 at June 15, 2006 11:46 AM

Thank you Daniel Crabtree, God bless you, Kathy, and Mallory. You will be in my prayers.

-Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for doing what is right , YOU ARE BLESSED. "Do not fear what they fear, do not be frightened" But in your heart set apart Christ as Lord- 1 Peter 3:13-15

22:18 made it through last set of thrusters with 20# vest and had to shed it.

Comment #178 - Posted by: dan colson at June 15, 2006 11:52 AM

Rest In Peace, Dan. My prayers for his wife and daughter.


CFWU x 3
WOD as rx'd


Comment #179 - Posted by: Dave Pearce at June 15, 2006 11:57 AM


BW 218

In the spirit of "truth is stranger than fiction," When I hit the gym today the towel number I was given was "955," Dan's Team's number. I was suffering the whole way, but there was no way I was going to quit.

As I wrapped up this special WOD, Motley Crue's "Home Sweet Home" began to play on my iPod. I wept uncontrollably.

Thank you, CrossFit and thank you to all CrossFitters that took the time to honor my fallen comrade. This really meant a lot to us. I know I speak for all of the men of Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces (Airborne) when I say that we will be forever grateful to you for this show of support. You are why we do it. You keep us in the fight. Live well for Dan and keep his memory alive. Pray for strength and comfort for Kathy and Mallory.

De Oppresso Liber.


Comment #180 - Posted by: tenacious "D" at June 15, 2006 11:59 AM

2nd week of crossfit, 1st time posting.

70 lb thrusters, otherwise as rx'd.


Comment #181 - Posted by: Will W. at June 15, 2006 12:01 PM

I wouldn't have missed this one for anything...

I printed out Daniel's picture and hung it on the wall to use as inspiration for me and my guys...

"Daniel," as rx'd: 19:42


Comment #182 - Posted by: Mike in L.A. at June 15, 2006 12:07 PM

CFWU-10 x reps, once around
Subbed rows for running

Comment #183 - Posted by: Justin Spicher at June 15, 2006 12:09 PM

Thank you Sgt 1st Class Crabtree. I pray my efforts today be worthy of the price you paid, and though I know they never will be, I will try to use wisely the freedom you have purchased. Thank you.

Comment #184 - Posted by: Dan at June 15, 2006 12:10 PM

THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.

Bless Sergeant Daniel and all those who go in harm's way for others.

Comment #185 - Posted by: hrg96 at June 15, 2006 12:20 PM


Last 50 PU's were a mix of jumping and deadhang.

Comment #186 - Posted by: EBourassa at June 15, 2006 12:28 PM

50 pull-ups (last 10 assisted
2 min junping rope
21 95# thrusters
4 min junping rope
21 95# thrusters
2 min junping rope
50 assisted pull-ups


God Bless Sgt. Crabtree and his family.

Comment #187 - Posted by: Evan at June 15, 2006 12:29 PM

As rx'd:
BW 155#


Comment #188 - Posted by: SDB at June 15, 2006 12:35 PM

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm"---George Orwell

De Oppresso Liber, Sine Pari

Comment #189 - Posted by: Chris at June 15, 2006 12:35 PM

as rx'd 23:37
deep respect for those willing to defend this great country you are all in my prayers
To Daniel and family nothing said will take away the pain but know that there are those who support you.

Comment #190 - Posted by: Southard at June 15, 2006 12:36 PM

I wanted to pass on information for a service my previous boss is offering to all the families of the fallen heros. He has offered his talents as an artist to draw the portaits of all those that have been killed in Iraq, free of charge. He is a Vietnam vet, so can sympathize with those that are left behind. He can be reached via his website at http://michaelgreaganartist.com/FallenHero.htm

Please pass on this information to any family members of fallen heros you know.

Comment #191 - Posted by: SueAnne at June 15, 2006 12:37 PM

CFWUx3 minus pullups

WOD scaled as follows:
used gravitron -70lbs
Thrusters 45lb oly bar

Comment #192 - Posted by: SueAnne at June 15, 2006 12:38 PM

#180 - Dennis - Sharing this site with men like you, experiencing the same workout, is always an honor and a pleasure.

Comment #193 - Posted by: John Messano at June 15, 2006 12:42 PM


As rx'd 26:24.


"Good fortune will elevate even petty minds, and give then the appearance of a certain greatness and stateliness, as from their high place look down upon the world; but the truly noble and resolved spirit raises itself, and becomes more conspicuous in times of disaster and ill fortune." Plutarch.

Semper Fidelis Daniel

Comment #194 - Posted by: Danny T at June 15, 2006 12:44 PM

191 lbs


Subbed 70lb pulldowns for pullups. Forearms are screaming sore. All else as rxd.

My thoughts and prayers to Daniel's family, friends and those who served with him.

Comment #195 - Posted by: mac at June 15, 2006 12:44 PM

God bless him and his family. We are thankful for the sacrifices they make...

Comment #196 - Posted by: Mario at June 15, 2006 12:46 PM

Rest in peace Sgt. Crabtree. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

As Rx'd 20:55.

Comment #197 - Posted by: Tommy A. at June 15, 2006 12:53 PM

R.I.P. Daniel.


Comment #198 - Posted by: Mark Brinton at June 15, 2006 12:58 PM

Thanks Dan.

My dearest thoughts go to your family,

A fellow soldier.

Comment #199 - Posted by: swordfish at June 15, 2006 12:59 PM

With all my respect and Love my heart goes out to your Family. Thanks Daniel

Comment #200 - Posted by: Brendan G at June 15, 2006 1:12 PM


By "Everyone should read Slaughterhouse 5..." I'm sure you meant "Everyone" to include these intolerant fascists who hide behind Islam, not just citizens of the USA.

I have read "SH-5" but nothing else by Vonnegut. I hope his literary reputation was built on his other works.

Comment #201 - Posted by: Rob_M at June 15, 2006 1:15 PM

Got it wrong a little bit...

400 meter run
50 Pull-ups
800 meter run
75 pound Thruster, 21 reps
800 meter run
75 pound Thruster, 21 reps
400 meter run
50 Pull-ups

Loved this workout, got so into it I ripped the skin of my hands doing pull ups.

Comment #202 - Posted by: Enix at June 15, 2006 1:15 PM


Comment #203 - Posted by: PB1 at June 15, 2006 1:18 PM


Comment #204 - Posted by: PB2 at June 15, 2006 1:18 PM


pull up (deadhang)

Finishing time 18:06

Comment #205 - Posted by: Laramee at June 15, 2006 1:22 PM

My condolences to Daniel's family and their loss. May we always remember the sacrifices of our soldiers and, most importantly, why.

I hope Tristam's (#67) quote of "Slaughterhouse Five" - ("so it goes") reflects the mind-numbing horror of war that cannot be rationally understood, and in which case all things said and written ring hollow - especially in light of Vonnegut's experience with the Dresden firebombing during WW2.

35:34 - all sets broken - all pullups with hands wrapped - so slipped off early and often when kipping.

Comment #206 - Posted by: Patrick at June 15, 2006 1:23 PM

My thoughts and prayer for Daniel's family --
This I found the night my father died --
Ps.21 1b-4 How great is his joy in the victories you give! 2 You have granted him the desire of his heart and have not withheld the request of his lips.
3 You welcomed him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him—
length of days, for ever and ever.

Comment #207 - Posted by: Dave Z at June 15, 2006 1:26 PM

As Rx'd (first time) 41:56

Comment #208 - Posted by: photoman at June 15, 2006 1:28 PM

My thanks to Daniel for the freedoms he has secured for us all and my prayers and sincerest respect for those he left behind.


Comment #209 - Posted by: Rob R at June 15, 2006 1:33 PM

16:18 - parallel grip pullups, thrusters done one handed with 36# kb in left hand. Held a 35# powerblock held at side with the right throughout the movement.

Comment #210 - Posted by: kelly moore at June 15, 2006 1:37 PM

It's all politics and TV sound bites until you log into Crossfit and see actual people with families and communities who love them and will miss them. The depth of his sacrifice humbles me.

I too have no right to complain with my lot in life.

Thank Daniel.

Subbed 20# wall ball for thrusters.


Comment #211 - Posted by: Bob Cornute at June 15, 2006 1:39 PM


Comment #212 - Posted by: broot at June 15, 2006 1:42 PM

As Rx'd 18:39

Did 41 pull ups on the first set.

Comment #213 - Posted by: TroyD at June 15, 2006 1:43 PM

Thank you Daniel.

Comment #214 - Posted by: Nick C. at June 15, 2006 1:44 PM

Executed the WoD in ~ 35:00 minutes.
-Also did 6 sets of HSCs from 95 to 125 lbs.
-3 sets of ring dips.
-Abmat sit-ups.

Comment #215 - Posted by: Brand at June 15, 2006 1:52 PM

45lb thrusters (left tricep was hurting again today)
With 40 pull-ups left to go, I busted open a callus. Finished with 30 push-ups.

God Bless you Daniel and your family...Thank you to all of our troops.

Comment #216 - Posted by: Krista J. at June 15, 2006 1:58 PM

my condolences to daniel's family and friends

rxd: 26min

Comment #217 - Posted by: Thomas B at June 15, 2006 2:02 PM


Comment #218 - Posted by: Anthony W. at June 15, 2006 2:02 PM

15/10/6/6/6/3/3/1 dead hang pull ups
400m on track
7/7/7 35lb DB's thrusters
800m on track
7/7/7 35lb DB's thrusters
400m on track
5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5/5 dead hang pull ups

Comment #219 - Posted by: Sam at June 15, 2006 2:07 PM

as rx'd 21:05

Comment #220 - Posted by: Ron Suggs at June 15, 2006 2:13 PM

Thank you Daniel and the many other heroes who have fallen in service to the greater good.

wod finished in a shade over 30 mins
age 26/ bw 200

Comment #221 - Posted by: Greg at June 15, 2006 2:16 PM

BW 175lbs

Just did thrusters, so subbed 15 reps of 200lb bench press for them. Otherwise as Rxed...25:54. Pushed myself more than usual thinking of the guys and gals overseas taking the fight to the enemy.

Comment #222 - Posted by: chris in D.C. at June 15, 2006 2:27 PM

BW 150
AGE 16
first 10 thrusters-85lbs., rest of set 80lbs.
second set thrusters 70lbs.
last 20 pull-ups were jumpers, otherwise as rx'd

29:00 (pretty sore from doin yesterdays workout2x)

Comment #223 - Posted by: sean piper at June 15, 2006 2:31 PM

CFw/u minus pullups.
"Daniel" as Rx'd,


Godspeed, Daniel.
My heart goes out to your family and brothers in arms.

Comment #224 - Posted by: Mark Sampson at June 15, 2006 2:34 PM

We are grateful to all those that serve this country and the world to promote and protect the liberty and freedoms that we enjoy. Thanks to Daniel and his family. God Bless.
-Team Pappas
We do this workout in remebrance of the fallen warrior. Daniel Crabtree.

Bill- BW:175 25:05 as rx'd
Acacia- BW:135 23:03 65#
Aimee- BW:125 28:00 43#
Kallista- BW:80 26:06 43#
Stefan- BW:80 26:33 35#

Comment #225 - Posted by: Bill P at June 15, 2006 2:43 PM

RIP bro

Comment #226 - Posted by: big49ersfan at June 15, 2006 2:48 PM

Good workout! 22:13

Comment #227 - Posted by: Mr. White at June 15, 2006 2:52 PM

Thank you Daniel. 22:20

Comment #228 - Posted by: fire capt dan at June 15, 2006 2:58 PM


Another tough named workout for a man taken from his family

Comment #229 - Posted by: peterh at June 15, 2006 3:07 PM

Daniel; Wherever you are, thank you for your sacrifice for the freedom of this great country.

Old Glory still flies!

Comment #230 - Posted by: Jacob Tsypkin at June 15, 2006 3:09 PM

Thanks Dan for letting me do my workout today!!!

Great One

As Rx'd 29:18. Hit my new personal best pullups today. Pretty jacked on that.

Comment #231 - Posted by: ridehard28 at June 15, 2006 3:14 PM

22:15.9 as px'd.

Comment #232 - Posted by: brendan melville at June 15, 2006 3:20 PM

23:56 Great workout in honor of Daniel

Comment #233 - Posted by: Nick in D.C. at June 15, 2006 3:21 PM


Comment #234 - Posted by: Blind Faith at June 15, 2006 3:29 PM

With deepest respect, profound thanks to Sgt Crabtree, and heartfelt sympathy for the Crabtree family:


Comment #235 - Posted by: bingo at June 15, 2006 3:41 PM

A warrior friend of mine always signs of with the following:

"Land of the free, Because of the Brave."

That couldn't be more true....

God Bless Brave Daniel Crabtree


cfwu x 10 x 2

as rx'd except for a lot of jumping pullups

Comment #236 - Posted by: MCORRY at June 15, 2006 3:43 PM

Rest in Peace Daniel, my prayers are for you and your family in their time of need. You humble us with your sacriface for the sake others.

Work responsibilities had to sub for CrossFit today; 8k run, indoor soccer, and training in am and pm. All done in honor Army Sgt 1st Class Daniel Crabtree, but I know my efforts pale compared to his...

Comment #237 - Posted by: pwoodruff at June 15, 2006 3:45 PM


Age:42, Wt:177, Time:29:44

75# thrusters, runs on TM (no incline), jumping pullups after the first 15 of the first set. All sets broken to bits.

I did not know Daniel, but I thought of him and his family many times during this tough workout.

Comment #238 - Posted by: Donald E at June 15, 2006 3:46 PM


as Rx...

Garry [BW = 180] - 14:29
Ben [BW = 167] - 30:00

Comment #239 - Posted by: Garry at June 15, 2006 3:47 PM

Couldn't make it to the gym. Did Angie and hit 40 minutes at 15 squats and called it a day.

Comment #240 - Posted by: Nick C. at June 15, 2006 3:53 PM

RIP Dan!

BW 310.

Time under 30 minutes

Comment #241 - Posted by: Stuart R at June 15, 2006 3:58 PM

22.25 as rxed

Comment #242 - Posted by: kyle a at June 15, 2006 4:01 PM

Runninig a day behind.
Yesterday's WOD
9 rounds even.
Daniel, May God bless you and your family.

Comment #243 - Posted by: Ben S at June 15, 2006 4:02 PM

Daniel, thank you for your sacrifice. It is because of you, and men and women like you, that this world is a little safer place for my sons to grow up in. I am humbled. I will try to breathe strength in your absence, and take inspiration from your example, and give this WOD something extra. To Daniel's family; please try to take some measure of comfort in knowing with certainty that Dan's cause is the right one, and that you're in the thoughts and prayers of everyone on this site.
"People sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"- George Orwell

Comment #244 - Posted by: john at June 15, 2006 4:03 PM

OK, so this was my second super intense workout today, so results should be much improved next time. That being said....

As Rx'd: 23:27. Probably at least three minutes of commute time between track and other stations. Had to go an extra half lap around the track after the 400 runs.

Comment #245 - Posted by: Deuce at June 15, 2006 4:04 PM


Comment #246 - Posted by: Baxter at June 15, 2006 4:09 PM

27 y/o 170 lb 5’10” approx 12% bf
Warm Up: Jog 400M, Squats 10, 10
50 Pull-ups 10,6,5,5,5,5,4,5,5
400 meter run
75 pound Thruster, 21 reps: 3,5,5,5,3
800 meter run
75 pound Thruster, 21 reps 5,5,5,6
400 meter run
50 Pull-ups: 6,5,5,5,6,4,5,4,4,3,3
Time: 52:58

Comment #247 - Posted by: Sesoku at June 15, 2006 4:11 PM

RIP Sgt. Daniel. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

22:24 as prescribed. I have no idea how some of you guys did this in under 20 min after yesterday's workout. I am beat, upper and lower body.


Comment #248 - Posted by: TK at June 15, 2006 4:12 PM

BW 175
as Rxd
Was feeling worn down and took a week off; felt right today for this workout-- fist time to do 100 unassisted PUs in a workout.

Can never think of the right things to say for a dedication. I've chewed the same dirt, and express my condolences to Daniel's family.

Comment #249 - Posted by: Ben L at June 15, 2006 4:15 PM

Daniel words can not describe how greatful I am for your services to this country. You gave your life so we could all have the freedoms we enjoy and sometimes take for granted each day. You and your family are in our prayers. Thank you.

the only thing that pushed me along in this workout was the thought of what you sacraficed.

bw 165#

as rx'd 14min 27sec

Comment #250 - Posted by: bridges at June 15, 2006 4:22 PM

My condolences go out to Kathy and Mallory and all the other friends and family during this tough time. Rest In Peace Daniel thank you for all you have done. I also would like to say thank you to all the other troops fighting day in and day out.

Comment #251 - Posted by: George at June 15, 2006 4:24 PM

Downside of working out at home - doorbell rang 5 pull-ups into the last set so wasnt able to finish

20:10, estimate would have been 24:30 if complete

95# Thrusters to 12" box, soooo much tougher energy-suck wise than when I wasn't using box before.

Too funny that I'm actually catching my breath during the 1/4 and 1/2 mile runs too...

Comment #252 - Posted by: SeanL at June 15, 2006 4:24 PM

Ben: 20:13 (did distances on elliptical because of f-ed up meniscus)

Dan, Semper Fi. I know there's a spot guarding the streets up there for you.

Comment #253 - Posted by: USMC Denver at June 15, 2006 4:27 PM

Crossfit D.Focus
Bradford: BW 163, 27 minutes as rx'd
Maynard: BW 140, 27 minutes with 30lb DB thrusters
Timmons: BW 195, 33 minutes with assisted pullups
Will: 32 minutes with 30 lb DB thrusters
Luke: 32 minutes, 30 lb thrusters & assisted pu's

Comment #254 - Posted by: Bradford at June 15, 2006 4:30 PM

Day 12 (15 June):
24, 220#
CFWU (push-ups instead of PU, fewer dips)
“Daniel” 35:27
Only 25 PUs on both sets, only 10 thrusters on both sets, did not scale up for thrusters.

Comment #255 - Posted by: Dan at June 15, 2006 4:32 PM

30 pullups
45 lbs for the thrusters
20 pullups
runs as prescribed

~30 minutes

Comment #256 - Posted by: neil eldridge at June 15, 2006 4:36 PM

50 pullups
.25 miles 9.0 @ 1%
21 thrusters (subbed 85 lbs.)
.5 miles 8.5 @ 1%
21 thrusters (subbed 85 lbs.)
.25 miles 9.0 @ 1%
50 pullups

All sets broken


Comment #257 - Posted by: Huff at June 15, 2006 4:38 PM

20:40... 25 pull-ups instead of fifty. I should have stuck with the 50. I'm seeing tremendous improvements on my pull ups. God bless Daniel and all the military that serve this country

Psalms 25

Comment #258 - Posted by: Reed at June 15, 2006 4:42 PM


160 bw 85# thrusters

Thank you to Daniel, and deep sympathy for all his family and friends. Thanks again to all who serve.

Comment #259 - Posted by: mas at June 15, 2006 4:43 PM

Sorry, I am one day behind again. Long day at the firehouse. Performed yesterday's routine 9 rounds in 20 minutes. I have tasted pukie, luckily that was all.

Comment #260 - Posted by: Mark Wold at June 15, 2006 4:44 PM

16:22 as rx'd

...And, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of Heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.

William Shakespeare

Comment #261 - Posted by: RandyG at June 15, 2006 4:47 PM

29:41 with 100# thrusters.

Comment #262 - Posted by: Redding Mark S at June 15, 2006 4:53 PM

In honor of Daniel Crabtree, God Bless from Crossfit Rockford! Kathy and Mallory you will always be in our hearts and prayers!

brent c 20:37 w/20# vest
krista c 18:36 65 lb
sue a 20:54 65lb.
katie jo 18:33 65lb.
dan d 24:20
jeff w 23:44
frank w 21:47
rick e 40:18
marshall n 25:43
dan h 29:53
jon s 22:11
elyce 31:59 55lb.
dan c 22:18

sue a
peter p
anne b
annette s
matt h
sue c
abbe c
emily l
john c
staci c
andrea b
amy s
suzan f
deb s
rick s
bill a
mike r
beth anne
jeff l
brad z
jeff f

Comment #263 - Posted by: brent colson at June 15, 2006 4:54 PM

16'17" as Rx'd - God bless you, Daniel - That one was a beast!! I hope we did you proud on this one.

Comment #264 - Posted by: Ian Carver at June 15, 2006 4:58 PM

No pullup bar, so did some subs.
50 incline pushups
21 25lb db thruster
10 burpee w/ pushup
21 thruster w/ db
10 burpee w/ pushup
50 incline pushup

good effort today.

Comment #265 - Posted by: ANB6 at June 15, 2006 5:05 PM

As Rx'ed


Had to the last 50 pull up's from the smith machine, so there was no kipping.....which sucked.

Comment #266 - Posted by: Neil at June 15, 2006 5:06 PM

As Rx'ed


This was one of my best performances yet. Glad it could be today, for Dan!

Comment #267 - Posted by: Nate Pierce at June 15, 2006 5:09 PM

as rx'd 15:23

Comment #268 - Posted by: Toby at June 15, 2006 5:12 PM

18# assist on pull-ups
65# thrusters

Comment #269 - Posted by: hondaracer at June 15, 2006 5:15 PM

RIP Daniel Crabtree and Tpr. Paul Barry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Comment #270 - Posted by: Jason Brown at June 15, 2006 5:21 PM

45lb db thrusters
26:52 ~3 min in transition between run, thrusters, pullups

Comment #271 - Posted by: Bohman at June 15, 2006 5:22 PM

Workout #1- 1000yds freestyle(500,100x5)

Workout #2- CFWU x3(-PU's)

WOD :18::52

Definitely gets your heart rate going. Had no strength in the PU's dept today. After the 1st 20, they were broken into sets of 10's and 5's. I can tell my kip form was way off due to the pain in my left shoulder now. Gotta love it!

GOD Bless America!

Get some, Go again!

Comment #272 - Posted by: DJ at June 15, 2006 5:26 PM

For Dan: 20:40. As rx'd, save for second set of thrusters out of fear of shoulder injury. Weight reduced to 25lbs.

Comment #273 - Posted by: Matt Townsend at June 15, 2006 5:27 PM

Toby- Nice time bro!

Comment #274 - Posted by: DJ at June 15, 2006 5:28 PM

God Speed. I am forever indebted for the great sacrifice you made for our country. R.I.P.

CFWU minus Pull ups
BW 170
South Boulder Rec Center Course
Substituted Front Squats for Thrusters

Comment #275 - Posted by: Kent Kasica at June 15, 2006 5:36 PM

24:38 as Rx'd

Comment #276 - Posted by: Andy W. at June 15, 2006 5:36 PM

For Daniel, thank you beyond what words can convey for your dedication and sacrifice. For his team - Tenacious "D", Sgt Feather, and the others - thank you for your courage, your spirit, and your commitment to drive on. For Kathy and Mallory - who must go on with only memories - know that Daniel will live on forever in your hearts, and in ours.

WOD: As rx'd: 32:10
bwt 112
I had 2 goals: a) as rx'd, and b) 30 min. Made the most important one. I've done a grand total of about 5 95# thrusters in my life before tonight, and wanted to attempt what I thought might not be possible, in Daniel's honor.

Comment #277 - Posted by: Lynne Pitts at June 15, 2006 5:42 PM

Team Emerald Coast

We pushed hard Dan, like we knew you would

Joey as rx'd 17:08

Anabel w/ 50lbs 23:53

Comment #278 - Posted by: Joey McIninch at June 15, 2006 5:43 PM

BW 193

Subb'd Ring PUs (Broken) & 65 Lb Thrusters

Let Freedom Ring


Comment #279 - Posted by: Allan at June 15, 2006 5:55 PM

Ode to a Warrior:

I have no misgivings about, or lack of confidence in the cause in which I am engaged, and my courage does not halt or falter. I know how strongly civilization leans on the triumph of the Government, and how great the debt we owe to those who went before us through the blood and suffering of all wars: great and small. I am willing-perferctly-to lay down all my joys in this life, to help maintain the peace. If I do not return form the battlefield, never forget my dear that I loved you, and when my last breath escapes me on the battlefield, it will whisper your name. If I should die I hope the dead can come back to the earth and flit unseen around those they love, I shall always be near you: in the gladdest days and in the darkest nights. If there is a soft breeze upon your cheeck, it wil be my breath, as cool air fans your throbbing temple, it shall be my spirt passing by, and do not mourn me dead, think that I am just waiting for you and we shall meet again.

Comment #280 - Posted by: Eric Browne at June 15, 2006 5:57 PM

As RXed.

Total time: 16:20

Pull-ups: 2:14
Run: 2:16
Thrusters: 1:41
Run: 2:26
Thrusters: 2:09
Run: 2:31
Pull-ups: 3:05

Sets split as follows:
Pull-ups: 10x5
Thrusters: 12-9
Thrusters: 9-7-5
Pull-ups: 10x3-8-7-5

Fun workout!

Expected to take 20, hoped for 15, so pleased with 16 and change.

Runs done on treadmill at (hopefully) a road simulating incline.

All pull-ups done with pronated grip, all kipped.

Forgot to use a butt ball for thrusters but all reps were nice and deep.

Comment #281 - Posted by: john v. at June 15, 2006 6:01 PM

As others have so aptly expressed, there really are no words to express the deep gratitude that is felt for the sacifice that SFC Daniel Crabtree made in the service of this great country in which we live. May God recieve your soul into heaven and a joyous celebration commence in your honor. To the Crabtree family, may the God of all heaven and earth take you into his arms and comfort you in your time of loss.

Thank you Lord for all of those who have, who will and who are willing to make this sacrifice for freedom.

As rx'd: 26:43

Comment #282 - Posted by: jdavid at June 15, 2006 6:06 PM

As Rx'd

Comment #283 - Posted by: Craig at June 15, 2006 6:09 PM


Comment #284 - Posted by: mwalker at June 15, 2006 6:10 PM


Comment #285 - Posted by: Andrew B at June 15, 2006 6:12 PM

25:10 All sets broken. As RXed.

Comment #286 - Posted by: SJV at June 15, 2006 6:12 PM

22:58...this included walking between sets from upstairs to downstairs to go from power rack to treadmill

Comment #287 - Posted by: Onefastbird at June 15, 2006 6:19 PM

As rx'd

Comment #288 - Posted by: SteveMD at June 15, 2006 6:25 PM

Vanessa- 27:35 w/65# thrusters

Comment #289 - Posted by: Joe M. at June 15, 2006 6:25 PM

Bw 202
As Rx with pull ups broken.
24 min.

Comment #290 - Posted by: Rick A at June 15, 2006 6:27 PM

Bw 202
As Rx with pull ups broken.
24 min.

Comment #291 - Posted by: Rick A at June 15, 2006 6:27 PM


For time:
50 Pull-ups
400 meter run
97 pound Thruster, 21 reps
800 meter run
97 pound Thruster, 21 reps
400 meter run
50 Jumping pull-ups

Comment #292 - Posted by: Alfie at June 15, 2006 6:27 PM

Can't do WOD today, will dig deep for Daniel later.

RIP Daniel. You are rejoicing at the banquet in heaven. God bless your wife and daughter!

Special thanks to Dennis, Sgt Feather, and the others still in harms way. Come home safely.

#280. Well said! I recognized Major Sullivan Ballou immediately. Sarah watches over Kathy now.

Comment #293 - Posted by: Brendan Smith at June 15, 2006 6:28 PM

Hi to all you CFers. This is our first workout with CF. I herd of this site from a friend and started to check it out. I did have some skeptizism about CF, but after todays WOD I am a believer. I must also give a huge hand to my girlfriend who helped motivate me to getting back to being fit. This was her first WOD and she says she is alot more out of shape than she thought. For myself it was a serious gut check getting back to being fit. Our times are below.

as Rxd

29M 6'1" 195

time 26m 09s
pu 25/10/10/5
thusters 75lbs 11/10
thrusters 75lbs 6/5/5/5
pu 10/10/5/5/5/5/5

I was smoked. can't wait for tomorrows.

Ps. Godspeed to daniel and his family. I'm in the cleveland area and saw it on the news. thanks for the motivation daniel and your dedication to this great nation.

Comment #294 - Posted by: Shawn and Liz at June 15, 2006 6:34 PM

Age:37, Wt:128, Time:~18:00


Did BrandX's Buttercup version with 15# the first set and 25# the second. Pullups were done on Gravitron set at -70#. Runs were done on TM with no incline.

Comment #295 - Posted by: Stelly at June 15, 2006 6:44 PM

I'm really in awe at the times people turn in. Today's WOD took me 42 minutes. As usual I struggled with doing 50 pullups without a break. I'm rehabing a broken left clavicle and used an 80lb barbell for the thruster, which was a personal best for me. Still, this was just d..n hard.

Comment #296 - Posted by: Ken Davis at June 15, 2006 6:49 PM

As rx'd: 35:02

Comment #297 - Posted by: parker at June 15, 2006 6:52 PM

24:30 as required.

Comment #298 - Posted by: shu at June 15, 2006 7:02 PM

To those who don't know why Daniel's flag is backward; We wear it that way to represent the flag going into combat. If the soldier runs forward, the flag would fly backwards. I appreciate your sacrifice Daniel, and the flag tells all why he died.. for our freedom. Rest in Peace Sgt. Dan

Comment #299 - Posted by: Matt at June 15, 2006 7:04 PM

So tonight was my first Official Crossfit WOD... I struggled with pullups a bit but after I hit failure on both sets of them... I went to the Gravitron to finish off the rest... And instead of treadmill I also subbed in the elliptical. Not gonna lie, this was a very tough workout for me... I also used 65Lbs for the thrusters... Just trying to get a feel... I will honestly say, Ive never SWEAT as much as I did after that workout.. EVER. However, my muscles didnt feel extremely sore after the workout, but my sweating was out of this world.. Am I still working the muscles very hard if the soreness isnt there as much say a Bodybuilding Workout? Thanks a lot... I'd appreciate some comments/tips...

WOD- 34:21... Weak I know... but first day!!!

Comment #300 - Posted by: Kevin Hartman at June 15, 2006 7:13 PM

36:44 and happy. another tough one. 10 min ellip w/u 14/14. hr avg 122, hr max 170.

Comment #301 - Posted by: kevin o at June 15, 2006 7:17 PM

Ran 5K.

Comment #302 - Posted by: John Seiler at June 15, 2006 7:30 PM

As rx'd


Age:44 BW:208

Next time under 20:00 for SFC "Daniel" Crabtree. Thank you for your sacrifice and motivation

Comment #303 - Posted by: Fireman Rick at June 15, 2006 7:30 PM

29:37, had to do jumping pullups after the 25th in the final round

Comment #304 - Posted by: Piper at June 15, 2006 7:35 PM


Comment #305 - Posted by: Junior at June 15, 2006 7:35 PM

Sub'd 2 min bike (~335W) for 400m runs
Sub'd 4 min bike (~300W) for 800m run
Pull-ups with green band

Comment #306 - Posted by: Larry E at June 15, 2006 7:38 PM

As Rx'd with one exception, subbed 65lb for thrusters.
Tore two callouses during my last 15 pulls...stopped and taped...that was worse. Threw off the tape, finished the pulls.

Reminder to me to shave the callouses and take care of my hands like a smart person would.


Comment #307 - Posted by: Carla McDonald at June 15, 2006 7:46 PM

More importantly than my post in 307...was why this workout was done today: not for me and my time, but rather, for in memory of someone who gave much more. My silly little callous tears are just that...silly stuff that don't matter. The real stuff is dying for your country. My best to the family.

Comment #308 - Posted by: Carla McDonald at June 15, 2006 7:49 PM

Thank you, SFC Crabtree. Thank you to his family as well.


Did Pack version from BrandX

25 Pull-ups
Run 400m
65# Thruster, 21 reps
Run 800m
65# Thruster, 21 reps
Run 400m
25 Pull-ups

Comment #309 - Posted by: Chuck Pelowski at June 15, 2006 7:52 PM

For Daniel:
65 pound Thruster, 21 reps
400 meter run
35 Pull-ups
800 meter run
65 pound Thruster, 21 reps
400 meter run
35 Pull-ups


(Order modified a tad)

Comment #310 - Posted by: Laurar at June 15, 2006 8:02 PM

bw: 181
as rx'd: 24:41

Comment #311 - Posted by: rick510 at June 15, 2006 8:02 PM

Daniel" done in 38:10 had to do jumping pull ups but rest as rxd

Comment #312 - Posted by: GALE at June 15, 2006 8:08 PM

60, bwt 284.
To Daniel,
As you look down on us from that special heaven reserved for heroes, know that your sacrifice, and that of your wife and daughter, is appreciated, and that you are respected, loved and remembered--not only by those who were your close friends but by all of us in Special Forces, past and present. De Oppresso Liber, and sleep well, my brother.

Comment #313 - Posted by: peejay2 at June 15, 2006 8:12 PM


36 min as rxd.

Comment #314 - Posted by: ALLEN at June 15, 2006 8:14 PM

R.I.P Sgt. Daniel

25 strict pullups
15 green band assisted pullups
10 jumping pullups
400m run
21 75# push press
800m run
21 75# push press
400m run
50 strict pullups with a variety of grips

A smoker, after lots of wall ball yesterday the thrusters were not happening so subbed push press.

Comment #315 - Posted by: Chris Brown at June 15, 2006 8:16 PM

39 mins

Prayers to Daniel's family and all the dedicated professionals doing the nation's business.

Comment #316 - Posted by: West at June 15, 2006 8:18 PM

60, bwt 284. Didn't want to diminish the remembrance to Daniel, so I'll make a seperate posting with my results.
All pullups on Graviton with 100 lb offset
50 Pullups- all broken sets of 10 & 5
400 meter run/walk
Used 90 lb for thrusters--all that was available tonight- 3x7.
800 meter run/walk (about 1/3 walking)
Thrusters- 3x7
400 meter run/walk (1/4 walk)
50 Pullups-Almost gave up during the last set of but managed to psych my way through it-3x10, 5/5,5/3/2.

Comment #317 - Posted by: peejay2 at June 15, 2006 8:23 PM

22:30 - sub burpees for thrusters since I had no bar. Wow.

My prayers are with Daniel's family and friends.

Comment #318 - Posted by: Matt Laney at June 15, 2006 8:27 PM

Nothing I could say could express what is in my heart for Daniel's family. It has all been said above more beautifully than I could ever say it. It is news like this that makes those of us with family in Iraq and elsewhere go to our knees in prayer even more faithfully. Thank you Daniel, for your sacrifice, and thank you Kathy and baby Mallory. You will be in our constant prayers. May God give you the grace you need in the days ahead.

Comment #319 - Posted by: Tami at June 15, 2006 8:28 PM

17 minutes with about 50-60 lbs(wasnt at gym had to use large metal pipe.)

Comment #320 - Posted by: Schactler at June 15, 2006 8:33 PM

I have not the words to truly express my thanks to Daniel, or my condolences to his family.


A.E. Housman: To an Athlete Dying Young

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

To-day, the road all runners come,
Shoulder high-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.

Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay
And early though the laurel grows
It whithers quicker than the rose.

Eyes the shady night has shut
Cannot see the record cut,
And silence sounds no worse than cheers
After earth has stopped the ears:

Now you will not swell the rout
of lads that wore their honours out,
Runners whom renown outran
And the name died before the man.

So set, before its echos fade,
The fleet foot on the sill of shade,
And hold to the low lintel up
The still-defended challenge-cup.

And round that early-laurelled head
Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,
And find unwithered on its curls
The garland briefer than a girl's.

Comment #321 - Posted by: a noble at June 15, 2006 8:34 PM

Many great posts today - much to reflect on.
Daniel Crabtree, RIP. Our prayers to you and to your family.

33:14 as rx'd

50 PUs - 7:02
run 400M - 1:51
21x 95# thrusters - 4:21
run 800M - 4:08
21x 95# thrusters - 5:10
run 400M - 2:11
50 PUs - 8:31

Comment #322 - Posted by: jeftyg at June 15, 2006 8:35 PM

As rx'd, 23:59.
2/3 cfwu (- dips/pulls)

Rest in Peace, warrior.

Comment #323 - Posted by: Dale Saran at June 15, 2006 8:41 PM


scaled p/u 35/25

Comment #324 - Posted by: David Gladstein at June 15, 2006 8:43 PM

41 mins as rx'd
pull ups broken but complete.
1st set 7-7-7
2nd set 11-10

Comment #325 - Posted by: Coop at June 15, 2006 8:47 PM

Rest in Peace, warrior. Semper Fi, and Thanks,
26:00 as rx'd, after 70 minutes of soccer.

Comment #326 - Posted by: FireSmac at June 15, 2006 8:53 PM

27 yrs old 185lbs
Official Crossfit Warmup
400m run 2:03
95lb barbell thrusters 14/8
800m 4:01
95lb barbell thrusters 12/10
400m run 1:52
Total time: 46 min

Comment #327 - Posted by: Rob at June 15, 2006 8:58 PM

65# thrusters and double jumping pullups


Comment #328 - Posted by: Deanna at June 15, 2006 8:58 PM

Thanks Daniel for your service to our GREAT COUNTRY!

Comment #329 - Posted by: Rob at June 15, 2006 9:03 PM

19:37, goal was 20:00 so it felt good!

used #75 on first set of thrusters, #65 on next
all kipping pull ups, started out with 25 in a row!

2nd work out for today

Comment #330 - Posted by: alex at June 15, 2006 9:06 PM

second set of PU did 10kip, 10@-40,30@-60

Comment #331 - Posted by: DaveA at June 15, 2006 9:12 PM


Comment #332 - Posted by: matt at June 15, 2006 9:16 PM

Downtown Norfolk Crew

Phill 18:52
Jenn 24 with assisted pull ups and 45lb thrusters
Steve 35
Brian 35

Comment #333 - Posted by: Phill at June 15, 2006 9:25 PM

Kevin Hartman- you made a Buffalo connection here for sure....thanks for the tip on getting me on to crossfit.com- this can definitely enhance my workout. I think I have some questions for you already. sounds like it might be intense- what if I cant do the movement? or enough to make it count? Then what? Catch me there and be sure to show me~ thanks again~~!!

Comment #334 - Posted by: Tim "TJ" Kuntz at June 15, 2006 9:36 PM

Blessings and prayers for Daniel Crabtree's family and unending thanks for the great price our guardians pay. We will continue to pray their continued triumphs till victory is freedom everywhere.
It is not the critic:
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

Comment #335 - Posted by: ironmike at June 15, 2006 9:43 PM

As Rx'd:
Rest in Peace Daniel.

Comment #336 - Posted by: chris l at June 15, 2006 9:44 PM


Comment #337 - Posted by: Deli at June 15, 2006 10:23 PM

bw 195#

19:42 as rx'd

RIP Daniel, and may peace be with your family through their mourning.

Comment #338 - Posted by: Andrew Zwerner at June 15, 2006 10:24 PM

My condolences to his family.My sorrow for all war related deaths.

Sub 400m,800m,400m Row for Run
Break Downs
50 Kipping Pull Ups 30,10,10
400m R 1.32.3 26
21 40kg Thruster 10,6,5
800m R 3.10.1 23
21 Thrusters 10,6,5
400m R 1.34.1 24
50 Kippers 10,10,10,5,5,5,5

Good WO

Comment #339 - Posted by: Adc (CrossfitSydney) at June 15, 2006 10:26 PM

as rx'd

Comment #340 - Posted by: JackM at June 15, 2006 10:44 PM

SFC Crabtree, thank you for your service and for your ultimate sacrifice in securing our freedom and safety.

"Daniel" as rx'd: 32:08
Pull-ups were done using only fingers for grip due to blisters on left hand.

Comment #341 - Posted by: Jason_S at June 15, 2006 11:12 PM

As rx'd - 34:08
I've got to learn kipping pull-ups!
minor delays from working out with lunch hour crowd at gym.

Thoughts and prayers with Daniel and family.

Comment #342 - Posted by: K.B. at June 16, 2006 12:07 AM

Condolences to the Crabtree family. Rest in peace, Daniel.

Comment #343 - Posted by: TomW at June 16, 2006 12:14 AM

33 mins. as rx'd
Runs on treadmill at 6.8-7.0; pull-ups broken into 5's after 10-15 reps; thrusters broken into 7's; cardiac attack!

Comment #344 - Posted by: Mike Scott at June 16, 2006 12:22 AM

Thanks again, everyone in my CrossFit family, for making today such a special day for the men of Bravo Company.

You have truly honored our fallen Brother. Keep the faith.

With Love,


Comment #345 - Posted by: tenacious "D" at June 16, 2006 12:35 AM

47 minutes. I'm new to crossfit. Did the thrusters at 45lbs and my last 50 pullups with 80lbs worth of spotting.

Comment #346 - Posted by: jbroshek at June 16, 2006 12:39 AM

age: 23
bw: 165

50 pullups with 60lb assist
400m run
21 thrusters @ 60lb
800m run
21 thrusters @ 60lb
400m run
50 pullups with 100lb assist

total time: 17:54

Comment #347 - Posted by: Adam Drake at June 16, 2006 3:03 AM


Rest in Peace Daniel.

Thanks to you and all the rest out there so we can be here.

Comment #348 - Posted by: Dbanks at June 16, 2006 3:25 AM

WOD as RX'd, broken sets on PU's



Comment #349 - Posted by: JT Goodman at June 16, 2006 4:28 AM

36 min as rx

Comment #350 - Posted by: Thor at June 16, 2006 4:36 AM

90lb lat pulls
75lb thrusters

Comment #351 - Posted by: Clint at June 16, 2006 4:39 AM

23:12 as RX'd

Comment #352 - Posted by: tlow at June 16, 2006 4:56 AM

God Speed Dan

100% Support our Troops Always

100% Hate this Greedy War

Comment #353 - Posted by: Andy at June 16, 2006 5:00 AM

Almighty GOD, Who art the Author of liberty
and the Champion of the oppressed, hear our prayer.

We, the men of Special Forces, acknowledge our dependence upon Thee in the preservation of human freedom.

Go with us as we seek to defend the defenseless and to free the enslaved.

May we ever remember that our nation, whose motto is “In God We Trust”, expects that we shall acquit
ourselves with honor, that we may never bring shame upon our faith, our families, or our fellow men.

Grant us wisdom from Thy mind, courage from Thine
heart, strength from Thine arm, and protection by Thine hand.

It is for Thee that we do battle, and to Thee belongs the victor’s crown.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever. AMEN

RIP brother.

Comment #354 - Posted by: Raja at June 16, 2006 5:51 AM

A great workout for a great American.
22:10 as rx'd

Comment #355 - Posted by: Mark Medlin at June 16, 2006 6:09 AM

WOD # 4 for me. Bar only on Thrusters.

For time:
50 Pull-ups
400 meter run
45 pound Thruster, 21 reps
800 meter run
45 pound Thruster, 21 reps
400 meter run
50 Pull-ups

Time 25:02

I was to easy on the runs. Can improve there. Otherwise hard.
Age 35
BW 68kg

Comment #356 - Posted by: mrjling at June 16, 2006 6:39 AM

Condolences to Dan's family and Brothers-in-Arms.

Preggo wife: 44:15

Thrusters: 25#
Assisted Pulls

CHP candidate: 34:22

Runs: SAA
Thrusters: 65#
Some Pulls assisted

TAK(BW 147): 32:30

Runs: SAA
Thrusters: 75#
Pulls: All unassisted, kipping

Comment #357 - Posted by: TeamYose at June 16, 2006 7:11 AM

BW=167 lbs

June 08, 2006
Thursday 060608

For time:
Run 400 meters, 50 Pull-ups, Run 400 meters, 50 Push-ups, Run 400 meters, 50 Sit-ups, Run 400 meters.

~27 min
Used gravitron for 30 PU, 2 min rope skip sub for first run.

Comment #358 - Posted by: Ell at June 16, 2006 7:45 AM

On Memorial Day, when I explained to my 5 year old girl that it was a day to honor those people who had fought and died to keep our country safe and free, she asked whether there would always be enough soldiers to fight the bad guys. I told her there would; that she didn't have to worry because this country is the greatest in the world and there are plenty of people who are willing to stand up and fight the bad guys.

I am sorry, Kathy and Mallory for your terrible loss. Gabriella and I will pray for you and Daniel tonight.

To the rest of you still standing watch, you also have our prayers and gratitude.

Comment #359 - Posted by: John Ribeiro at June 16, 2006 7:45 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with Daniel and his family. You are a true American Hero. May God Bless You.

Comment #360 - Posted by: Marcus Bartels at June 16, 2006 8:25 AM

RIP Daniel

Jen: 18:50 Sub 53# and Jumping Pullups
Andy: 27:13 Rx
Paul: 22:02 Rx

Comment #361 - Posted by: paulf at June 16, 2006 8:28 AM

God Speed Daniel, you got point now, Semper Fi. Kathy and Mallory you are in my prayers.
WOD - subbed 500 and 1000 meters rows for the runs, otherwise as Rx'd 25:34. Age 50/BW 240#

Comment #362 - Posted by: stan k at June 16, 2006 8:31 AM

There will never be enough we can do to thank our war veterans. Or for the family that has lost a member that served.
Thank you to Crossfit for giving the recongition to those that defend this country.

Comment #363 - Posted by: Rich Gottlob at June 16, 2006 8:33 AM

Started doing the "puppies" modification of this from BrandX, but on the fourth thruster, I pulled my lower back pretty badly. Bad form, I guess, but really it was already giving me warning signs and I probably shouldn't have started the workout at all. I guess now I have to take some real time off -- just what I don't want to do.

To Daniel and his family, no one could ever thank you enough for what you have given to our country.

Comment #364 - Posted by: Brooke at June 16, 2006 8:54 AM


Comment #365 - Posted by: Big O at June 16, 2006 9:09 AM

a beautiful day in michigan so i decided to drive up the shore until i found this little park no one was there and it was perfect
did pullups on jungle gym and off of a tall slide it had a wider grip then normal so it fried my forearms but its was perfect for kipping plus i had to jump up to get it
50 pu's broken
ran 500 down stairs across beach back up stairs across a bridge
21 20lb medicine ball toss go from squat to throw as high as i can
1000 m same as before just twice
21 20lb medicine ball
500 m run
50 pu's broken into sets of 6 and 5's
time just under 36:00

finished with 50 close grip pushups on top of a jungle gym perfect for going deep

to those brave men and women who risk their lives for our freedom you will never be forgotten and there is not enough thank you's in the world to repay you with. To daniel's family my heart goes out to

Comment #366 - Posted by: brian t at June 16, 2006 9:17 AM

My sincere condolences to the Crabtree family and to those who knew and worked with Daniel (in the Army and on the force). God bless.

Daniel (modified)

25 pull-ups
400m run
88lb thrusters x 21
800m run
88lb thrusters x 21
400m run
25 pull-ups


Comment #367 - Posted by: Scott T at June 16, 2006 9:35 AM

workout as required.
Mike body weight 223 rocked it out in 14:55

Shawn body weight 219 got it in 15:10.

Comment #368 - Posted by: shawn watkins DE at June 16, 2006 9:56 AM

screwed up workout and ended up like this
50 pullups
95lb thrusters 21 reps
400m run
95lb thrusters 21 reps
400m run
50 pullups, more like 30 pullups

Comment #369 - Posted by: Franz at June 16, 2006 9:58 AM

27:46 as RX'd

Comment #370 - Posted by: ChadC at June 16, 2006 10:01 AM

23 min 32 sec. Used gravitron for pullups, and not up to 95 lbs!! Used 50 for thrusters. Ran hard. Did 15 min core work too.

Comment #371 - Posted by: Abby at June 16, 2006 10:17 AM

Thanks Dan.

29 min.
rx'd 95lbs for Thrusters
pullups were kipped and broken 1st set.
Used an assist machine and went up with assist weight to get all 50 with minimal rest.
Runs were at 9mph, then 8mph, then 9mph

Still carrying too much body fat to get long pullups sets. Bar at the gym is really skinny too. Excuses excuses.

All around asskicker of a workout.

Comment #372 - Posted by: brett_nyc at June 16, 2006 10:38 AM

To Daniel and his family:

We thank you for your service.

With respect,
Marines of the 11th MEU

Lt E - 20:01
Capt E - 20:15
Lt M - 18:01

Comment #373 - Posted by: Mulcahy at June 16, 2006 10:47 AM

My sincerest condolences to Daniel's family and friends. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Comment #374 - Posted by: Yoon at June 16, 2006 11:16 AM

38:45 as Rx'd

Kathy & Mallory, may the tears and prayers of this grateful community help sustain you, and may the grace of God nurture you in the days to come. God Bless.

Comment #375 - Posted by: Alex McClung at June 16, 2006 11:17 AM


Comment #376 - Posted by: gav at June 16, 2006 11:51 AM

37:00. Subs: -120 on first 50 pullups, 65-pound thrusters, -140 on last pullups.

Comment #377 - Posted by: rfs at June 16, 2006 12:21 PM


Comment #378 - Posted by: Jeremy at June 16, 2006 12:47 PM

WOD as Rx'd
50 PU-3.07, 5 sets of 10
400m- 2.15
95# THx21-3.01, 3 sets of 7
95# THx21-4.20, 3 sets of 7
50 PU-4.25, 15,10,10,10,5


Nice new blister in the palm of my hand, liquid bandage burns, bad.

Worth it.

RIP Daniel.


Comment #379 - Posted by: Jeremy at June 16, 2006 12:52 PM

22:25 as Rx'd.

Comment #380 - Posted by: Jamie W. at June 16, 2006 12:58 PM

As post #381 or 382, most of you will not see this. But for those that do, please know this -

that before I begin my hockey skills camp here in Boston, I gather my players together and say a prayer thanking God and the brave men and women in our military who have given us this freedom.

Tonight, I will do it once again. And at 7:10pm EST, there will be 15 heads bowed in thanks to SFC Daniel Crabtree as well.

God Speed, Daniel. We DO NOT forget!

Comment #381 - Posted by: matty b at June 16, 2006 1:59 PM

10 rounds

Comment #382 - Posted by: PB2 at June 16, 2006 2:15 PM

Modified "Daniel" a day late.
20 pullups, 60# assist (1 minute)
.13 mile (treadmill) 1:04
15 thrusters, 15 lb (10/5)
.25 mile run 2:02
15 thrusters, 15 lb (10/5)
.12 mile, :57
20 pullups, 60# assist
total time: 15:20

Thank you Daniel...

Comment #383 - Posted by: treelizard at June 16, 2006 2:35 PM

Kathy & Mallory,

I can think of no better way to honor you and your husband and father than to live my life to the fullest using the freedom that he so dearly paid for. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of SFC Daniel Crabtree's compartriots.

In honor of SFC Daniel Crabtree...as Rx'd


For time:
50 Pull-ups
400 meter run
95 pound Thruster, 21 reps
800 meter run
95 pound Thruster, 21 reps
400 meter run
50 Pull-ups

Total time = 32:30

Comment #384 - Posted by: Nicholas in SA at June 16, 2006 2:38 PM

All together today at Liberty. 42:00
got a few more to join us today.

Daniel, our prayers and thoughts our with your Family and comrades. We don't have words-- the fight goes on with deeds.

Camp Liberty, Baghdad

Comment #385 - Posted by: newt66ssa at June 16, 2006 2:41 PM

CFWUx3 (sub leg raises for PUs)

Comment #386 - Posted by: Doug at June 16, 2006 3:22 PM

Daniel- Your sacrifice will echo in the halls of eternity. Godspeed brother.

De Oppresso Liber

SSG Miles
3/1 SFG(A)

Comment #387 - Posted by: Blake Miles at June 16, 2006 3:28 PM

modified due to right knee:

Ring PU: 50 (broken)
C2 Row: 500m
BW BP: 21 (broken)
C2 Row: 1000m
BW BP: 21 (broken)
C2 Row: 500m
Ring PU: 50 (broken)

Comment #388 - Posted by: Parksurg at June 16, 2006 3:59 PM

Shoot, I forgot to say those were dumbbell thrusters not barbell. Oops! I could've been a pup instead of a buttercup! (Next time...)

Comment #389 - Posted by: treelizard at June 16, 2006 4:45 PM

45# DB Thrusters

Comment #390 - Posted by: Chris R at June 16, 2006 6:18 PM

RIP Daniel and profound sympathies to the Crabtree family.

85# thrusters, otherwise as rx'd.

25:12 including six up/down stairs transitions of 0:30 to 0:40 each (jogged).

Another cardio blast! Pull-ups felt weaker than they did a few days ago, looking forward to a rest recovery.

Comment #391 - Posted by: ScottH at June 16, 2006 7:50 PM

My thighs were fried after the hang squat cleans yesterday, and I had to run slowly, and go broken sets on the thrusters.

Comment #392 - Posted by: Paul Si at June 16, 2006 7:56 PM

As stated earlier, I pushed as hard as I could out of reverence for Daniel...

16:37 as RX'd

Comment #393 - Posted by: DrEric at June 16, 2006 8:11 PM

Crossfit day 5, BW 294

Subbed 25 100# pulldowns and 65# thrusters. It got real ugly. Took about 34 minutes and couldn't make the bar go down anymore after 5 on the last pulldown set. Shoulder joints really don't like this barbell stuff. Hope that goes away instead of getting worse.

Comment #394 - Posted by: crakowski at June 16, 2006 8:34 PM

CFWU x 3
WOD: 24:44

Comment #395 - Posted by: Rob F at June 17, 2006 4:21 AM

BW 125

Did jumping pull-ups and 55lb thrusters (legs still sore from yesterday's HSUs).


Comment #396 - Posted by: Alicia Zhuang at June 17, 2006 4:58 AM


BW #165

Subbed 70# thruster

Comment #397 - Posted by: Daws at June 17, 2006 7:40 AM

Did a modified "Daniel" due to lack of availability of equipment.
1/2 mile run to park
25 pu at park on kid's jungle jim (did I get some stares)
1/2 mile run home
21 thrusters as rx'd
1/4 mile run

Did the best I could. Daniel, you did the best that anyone could.
I just got back from Hawaii and made it a point to pay my respects at The Arizona Memorial and the Punchbowl Cemetery. 2nd time for both. I've
also been to Gettysburg twice and Arlington twice. One day I hope to be able to visit our troops at Normandy.
What draws me to these places? Awe and Reverence.
To Daniel, thank you. Join your Brothers and Sisters...and watch over us.

Comment #398 - Posted by: NYCRaider at June 17, 2006 8:45 AM

Daniel - humbled by his sacrifice.
WOD - 23:30
PU's broken after 20 on first 50 and after 15 on second with kipping.
Second set of thrusters broken (10-11)

Comment #399 - Posted by: GAK at June 17, 2006 8:47 AM

WOD_27:56 all thruster and pullup sets broken.

RIP, Daniel

Comment #400 - Posted by: JD Stephenson at June 17, 2006 9:07 AM

30+ min...modified

Comment #401 - Posted by: Sam at June 17, 2006 10:23 AM

A little behind but as RX'd: 20:40

Comment #402 - Posted by: david h at June 17, 2006 10:44 AM

completed on 6/17/06
CFWU x 2

50 Pull ups
400 meter row
75lb thruster, 21 reps
800 meter row
75lb thruster, 21 reps
400 meter row
75lb thruster, 21 reps

Comment #403 - Posted by: Walter Sobchak at June 17, 2006 12:23 PM

sub'd 35 pu
did 400 instead of 800 on 2nd

Comment #404 - Posted by: cja at June 17, 2006 3:06 PM

Thank you Daniel for your sacrifice. My deepest condolences to the family & friends you left behind.

completed 6/16

w/ jumping pus & 65lb thrusters

Comment #405 - Posted by: Megan S. at June 17, 2006 4:08 PM

bw 203

sub c2 for run

Comment #406 - Posted by: ryan at June 17, 2006 4:35 PM

did 30 PU instead of 50, sub'd 2x30#db for thrusters, all thrusters butt to ankles

did 30 PU instead of 50, PU were assisted, sub'd 2x20#db push press for thrusters because of knee pain

Comment #407 - Posted by: Steve & Sabina Mazac at June 17, 2006 5:06 PM


Comment #408 - Posted by: schapm at June 17, 2006 5:12 PM

Subbed 85lb for Thrusters > 27:50

Daniel - your sacrifice and your example will not be forgotten... thank you.

Comment #409 - Posted by: bwhite at June 17, 2006 5:51 PM

modified to 30 pullups from rings - didn't have the gas for 50 tonight. Worked in sets with wife, so I didn't time this one.

May his memory be eternal.

Comment #410 - Posted by: tom diehl at June 17, 2006 6:27 PM

Modified to 25 jumping pullups; 45# thrusters for 15 reps; 200m x 2 and 400m x 1. No time; solid work-out.

Comment #411 - Posted by: BGD at June 17, 2006 6:29 PM

forgot to post time. sorry Bobby made 30 mins.

Comment #412 - Posted by: Franz at June 17, 2006 7:19 PM


Comment #413 - Posted by: Steve Howe at June 17, 2006 7:26 PM

hey tenacious d,
Since you're probably one of the few reading this :) Your post didn't link to your e-mail address and I'd love to send care packages to your crossfit group. Please e-mail me so I can get the proper address and I'll send you Koolaid and sunscreen and phone cards and books and anything else you want. :)

Comment #414 - Posted by: treelizard at June 17, 2006 9:28 PM

age: 34 btw: 191# ht: 5'8.5

cfwu x 3 (-pull ups)
Total time: 39:36

assisted pu's (-90/100#)
1% grade on TM
thrusters broken into 5's
took 3mins to set up rack (and catch breath)

Comment #415 - Posted by: Kudo at June 18, 2006 12:30 AM

36:46 - Some pullups were assisted, otherwise as rx'd.

Comment #416 - Posted by: golfpro at June 18, 2006 9:05 AM

22:38 as RX'd in memory of Dan. Those of us in 1st SFG(A) honor Dan's sacrifice and will proudly, though with a heavier heart, carry on the mission.

Comment #417 - Posted by: Bill M at June 18, 2006 9:19 AM

God speed Daniel
29.58 as rxed

Comment #418 - Posted by: Luca z. at June 18, 2006 9:26 AM

BW: 170

As rx'd 16:45

Comment #419 - Posted by: LMD_Mike at June 18, 2006 9:59 AM

50 Pull-ups (unassisted, kipping)
400 meter run
21 30-kg. Barbell Thrusters
800 meter run
21 30-kg/ Barbell Thrusters
400 meter run
50 Pull-ups (last 20 were jumping pull ups)

This was hard as I seriously had to take 4 days off of cross fit due to back injury.

Time: 30.57

Comment #420 - Posted by: Christina Sklebar at June 18, 2006 10:43 AM

Hello everyone!

This was a killer. Would have beeen even harder if I couldd find the 45kg bar I wanted. Ran with 2% incline on treadmill


For time:
50 Pull-ups
400 meter run
40kg Thruster, 21 reps
800 meter run
40kg pound Thruster, 21 reps
400 meter run
50 Pull-ups (Some jumping all slow)

Time = 33:50

London Crossfitter!

Comment #421 - Posted by: Lorenzo F at June 18, 2006 10:52 AM

As rx'ed


Comment #422 - Posted by: DC Steve at June 18, 2006 1:31 PM

age 28 bwt 143#


last pullups 19 strict 16 assisted. otherwise as rx'd 35:20

Comment #423 - Posted by: Jeff at June 18, 2006 1:49 PM

32:12. Set a PR on the first set of pullups of 18, 19 if I'm generous (I couldn't see my chin), which isn't bad for a 39 year old, 240 pound man. I just said: "let's bring it on", and got hyped. I didn't figure Daniel would want a pussy effort, but I surprised myself. I was grunting like max deadlift efforts on each of the last 5 reps. A lot of it was mental.

I did one extra pullup at the end. I paused after the 50, said a prayer for Daniel, his family, all of the soldiers and families involved in war around the world, and for final victory. Then I punched it as hard as I could. It felt good.

Comment #424 - Posted by: barry cooper at June 18, 2006 1:52 PM

80lb lat pull instead of pull ups
70lb thrusters

Comment #425 - Posted by: Clint at June 18, 2006 3:01 PM

age 41
bwt 198


Comment #426 - Posted by: jim cullinan at June 18, 2006 4:57 PM

"Daniel" as rx'd. The first 15 pullups of each set were deadhang.


R.I.P. Daniel

Comment #427 - Posted by: A.M. at June 18, 2006 5:14 PM


you dont know it, but i was at your memorial service in iraq. rest assured that your passing was not and never will be in vain. the long tabbers continue to stack skulls on your behalf. de opresso liber brother, the sf community will all see you soon enough.

Comment #428 - Posted by: daniel at June 19, 2006 6:06 AM

5+5, 5+5, 6+4, 6+4, 6+4
21 @ 35 DB'S * 2
6+4, 7+3, 7+3, 1 - DIED!
Late start. Pat arrived.

Comment #429 - Posted by: Dylon at June 19, 2006 6:14 AM


Thanks for what you have done for all of us. Couldn't do your workout until today. Waited for the right time, you are and will never be forgotten. No need to time this workout it's about you and not me, but I almost had a visit from Pukie.


Comment #430 - Posted by: JW at June 19, 2006 7:21 AM


Monday morning blahs...(broken sets of pullups and thrusters, of course)

Comment #431 - Posted by: JohnP at June 19, 2006 9:12 AM

38 minutes, runs outside, not sure about the exact distances
RIP, Daniel C.

Comment #432 - Posted by: Mark Rosen at June 19, 2006 9:33 AM

Too many brothers on the wall there at FOBC on RPC. I knew most of them well. I did not leave your memorial service dry eyed. We will continue to take down the %^&*$ in our AO with renewed vigor rest assured. WE WILL NEVER FORGET. Next MF I kill will be for you bro.
De Oppresso Liber, 2/10

Comment #433 - Posted by: "Steel" at June 19, 2006 10:22 AM

subbed 70lb Thrusters
time 29:33

Comment #434 - Posted by: SteveT at June 19, 2006 11:18 AM

My deepest condolences to Daniel's family and team.

16:30 (sub'd 2 mins bag work for each 400M)

Comment #435 - Posted by: Kramer at June 19, 2006 12:33 PM

100 band assisted pull ups
(definitely lowered my time probably by at least 5:00)
95 lb thrusters
running on treadmill


Daniel- A true Hero!

Comment #436 - Posted by: Meyer at June 19, 2006 3:22 PM

About 46:00.

Comment #437 - Posted by: Scott at June 19, 2006 4:55 PM

...and 65 pound thrusters.

Comment #438 - Posted by: Scott at June 19, 2006 4:56 PM

In memory of you Daniel,
As rx'd - almost - used 100lb thrusters instead of 95lb. The extra effort and sweat are worth it. Time: 23:10

Comment #439 - Posted by: AJonusas at June 19, 2006 5:13 PM

15 mins

Comment #440 - Posted by: Steve T at June 19, 2006 7:16 PM

Done 6/16/06:

Ruby- 26:48 w/45# thrusters

Comment #441 - Posted by: Joe M. at June 19, 2006 8:29 PM


Comment #442 - Posted by: Steve72 at June 20, 2006 3:37 AM


Only 25 pullups on each end; used 75# for thrusters.

Scaled pullups b/c I was short on time; scaled thrusters b/c I'm weak. Next time will be as Rx'ed.

My condolences to Daniel's family, and thanks to all his comrades in arms.

Comment #443 - Posted by: John Frazer at June 20, 2006 4:34 AM

RIP Dan, Thank you

Did some sprints today
30 seconds sprint
1 minute rest
10 rounds

Comment #444 - Posted by: Murph at June 20, 2006 4:51 AM


Pullups assisted by 40 lbs and kipping, run/walk on treadmill @ 1% incline, thrusters as RX'd. All sets broken. Tough workout, I still feel like crap. Good news is I pushed myself and had good form, bad news is I suck and it took me > 40 minutes.

My words seem insignificant, but RIP Daniel.

Comment #445 - Posted by: Don Greenfield at June 20, 2006 7:16 AM

I knew SFC Daniel Crabtree (just Dan then) back at Lake High School, good guy then, it shows even better with age. Condolences to Dan's family.
Nice touch with the named workout.
I expected to jump on the site today to gather some more ideas for my excercises...didn't expect to see Dan's picture. A smaller world these days with the internet.
Thanks to all the servicemen and women!

Comment #446 - Posted by: Dream_Weaver at June 20, 2006 11:29 AM


25 dumbells for thrusters
push ups instead for last set of pull ups

Comment #447 - Posted by: Jenika at June 20, 2006 2:09 PM

Can anyone reading this honestly do 50 pullups in a row with no help from a machine? Am I supposed to use a machine to help with the reps?

Comment #448 - Posted by: Alex at June 20, 2006 8:16 PM

20 min

comment 448: break them up in tens.

To Dan's family: my heart and prayers go out to you

annie: great as usual...Daniel was an honor to work out to. From, your jelly belly, rb

Comment #449 - Posted by: Robin B at June 20, 2006 8:47 PM

mostly assisted pull-ups

Comment #450 - Posted by: Chris_R at June 21, 2006 4:24 AM

Bwt 230# age 29
15 kipping pullups followed by 35 jumping
400 meter row
21 65# thrusters
800 meter row
21 65# thrusters
400 meter row
50 jumping pullups

Comment #451 - Posted by: Denver D at June 21, 2006 8:37 AM

I knew Daniel in life. He was very strong and determined. Me and my family thank him for fighting for the freedoms that we so readily take for granted. Kathy my families tears are with you. Kathy, I know Dan choose you for a wife and mother of his child because of your strength. No words can begin to dull the pain you must feel. So we give you support and comfort untill the wound begins to heal.

Comment #452 - Posted by: mrlabor1 at June 21, 2006 1:34 PM

In Daniel's memory: 29:50.
My humble thanks, thoughts and prayers to Daniel and his family. To his comrades in arms around the world, Godspeed and thank you.

Comment #453 - Posted by: mcf at June 21, 2006 3:16 PM

Done 6/21/06:

Jason- 23:40 as Rxd

Talissa- 22:53 w/ 45# thrusters

Comment #454 - Posted by: Joe M. at June 21, 2006 5:09 PM

Time - 36:30

Comment #455 - Posted by: James Dusyk at June 21, 2006 5:39 PM
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