Workout of the Day (WOD)

Wednesday 11/2/16

A few things.  First get your teams together for November 26th the 6th Annual Toys for Tots Throwdown hosted by us, CFIB and CrossFit Bellevue.  If you are in town that weekend, join in the fun by either getting on a team or helping us judge the event.  We can use the help to keep it running smooth.

Second:  Be on the look out for Thursdays post, I have had a change of heart regarding a football team and I need to get it off my chest.  A few tears may have been shed as I was writing Thursdays blog post.

And Last!!!! The first Wednesday of each month we will do a Hero WOD.  We have been doing these for well over a year and yes these will be scaled for everyone.  We will always scale :-)

Air Force Staff Sgt. David "Sham" Wieger, 28, of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, a special agent for the Air Force of Special Investigations, Detachment 303, Travis Air Force Base, California, died Nov. 1, 2007, near Balad Air Base, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device that struck his vehicle. Wieger is survived by his parents, Michael and Loreene; brother, Michael; sister-in-law, Brenda; and many aunts, uncles and cousins

David A. Wieger, a Westmoreland County native who enlisted in the Air Force and worked for a special unit gathering combat intelligence, died serving in Iraq Thursday. He was 28.

"It came as a pretty big shock," said his brother Michael, 32, of Port Vue. "But anytime you're in Iraq there is always that risk. David knew that, and he didn't shy away from that."

Staff Sgt. Wieger and two other men -- one a master sergeant, the other a civilian employed by the Air Force -- were killed by an improvised explosive device north of Baghdad near the Balad Air Base where they were stationed, according to a U.S. Department of Defense press release.

The three were special agents assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations performing reconnaissance missions. They were on their way home from meeting with sources related to an intelligence investigation when their convoy hit the explosive, military spokeswoman Linda Card said.

Prior to joining the military, Sgt. Wieger, of North Huntingdon, graduated in 1997 from Norwin High School, where he played on the soccer team. He then attended Westmoreland County Community College, studying criminal justice.

When he decided on the Air Force, he opted for a six-year enlistment, attending basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, his brother said. Six years later he re-enlisted.

"Since high school, he wanted to get into the military," Michael Wieger said.

"He loved the job he was doing. That was the thing he was always saying."

Mr. Wieger said his brother was eager to serve in Iraq despite the obvious risks associated with his deployment.

"David had confidence and did not shy away from those issues," Mr. Wieger said. "He thought it was very important to do his duty."

“He loved it,” a friend, Kevin Martin of Norvelt, said of Wieger’s service in Iraq. “He was having the time of his life.”

“He was really enjoying what he was doing,” Art Leddon told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “He saw himself as making a difference in Iraq.”

In addition to his brother, he is survived by his mother, Lori, and father, Michael, 61, both of North Huntingdon.

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11 body-weight deadlifts
100-meter sprint

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