Next Saturday (the 21st) we will be hosting the Harvell WOD at the regular 9AM class. This workout is to honor Combat Controller Andrew William Harvell, who was killed in action on the night of August 6, 2011.
All are welcome; like any workout scaling and teams will be available for ALL levels! If you would like a Harvell ‘HL’ memorial t-shirt like you have seen Polly or Dave wear, let us know what size by commenting and we can have it for you at the box. ($25, all proceeds go to a fund to help pay for college expenses for Andy’s two sons, Ethan and Hunter.)
The workout, and more about Andy Harvell:
2 Rounds For Time of:
11 Rope Climbs or 50 Pull-Ups
200m Buddy Carry
33 Power Cleans (135lbs-Men/95lbs-Women)
400m Buddy Carry
55 Front Squats (135lbs-Men/95lbs-Women)
66 Burpees w/ 1 additional Pushup at the bottom.
The workout is a team workout consisting of 2 people where only one person can work at a time. Additionally, each exercise must be completed in the order described in its entirety before moving onto the following exercise. Scale weight or exercises as needed (example: band pull-ups in place of pull-ups, 45lb plate carry in place of buddy carry).
Andrew “Big Andy” William Harvell, 26 years old of Southern Pines, NC was killed on the night of August 6, 2011. Andy was part of an elite special operations team executing a helicopter assault into the Tangi Valley, Wardak Province Afghanistan. While approaching the target, their CH-47 helicopter was shot down, killing everyone on board.
Andy was born on September 26, 1984 at Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, CA. He was the second of three children, Sean, his older brother and Analese, his little sister who were all born and raised in Long Beach. Andy played football for four years at Millikan High School where he graduated in 2002. After graduation, Andy enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and completed the training pipeline to become a combat controller. In 2006, Andy was assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron where he completed four deployments in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. In 2009, he tried out for and was selected to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, the pinnacle of Air Force Special Operations.
It was his second deployment with his new unit that Andy was bound for an enemy target and shot down with his brothers in arms. Andy’s military awards include the Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Air Force Combat Action Medal. He was a static-line jumpmaster.
In 2007, Andy met Krista Klonk and married two years later, just days after completing his selection for the 24th STS as well as a 40-mile ruck march through the Appalachian Mountains. Andy was the father of two boys, three-year-old, Hunter and five-month-old, Ethan, who were the pride of his life. Andy was a true patriot, a man who loved his wife dearly, a man who strived to be the best father to his sons that he could be, and a man who could make a crowd laugh at any time and constantly did.
Andy perished as a warrior, taking the fight to our nations enemies. He is survived by his wife, Krista; two sons, Hunter and Ethan; father, John Harvell; mother, Jane Maher; brother, Tech Sgt. Sean Harvell (also a USAF Combat Controller); and sister, Analese Eder.