“The Donny”

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  • When: 4/13/2021
  • QIC: Doink
  • The PAX: Scholls, Fixit, Updraft (R), Loudmouth (R), Culpepper (DR), Gravy, Woodchuck (R), FNG Cupid (R), Fifty Cent (running)

Location: Thunderdome

Temp: crisp 61°

YHC ruck-dollied with Mr. Woodchuck and Fifty Cent at 0445…at 0527 realized we were a bit away from the AO and needed to double time (BTW, as a former Airman, double timing, especially with a ruck is NOT something we did…) so sweaty and out of breath from running, YHC circled up…

Warmup:

Disclaimer given, FNG welcomed and given a head’s up about weird terms/nicknames, warmup commenced:

SSH IC x15

Reacher IC x10

Stretch L/C/R

Michael Phelps IC x10

LBACF/B IC x8

Mosey to turf football field

The Thang:

“The Donny” Tribute WOD — modified from the original. Explained the beatdown would be simple but hopefully not easy.

Pax line up on Goal line for a ‘upside down pyramid’ style beatdown:

25 Burpees/BBSU/Merkins/Jump Squats run end zone to end zone (200 yds)

15 Burpees/BBSU/Merkins/Jump Squats run end zone to end zone (200 yds)

10 Burpees/BBSU/Merkins/Jump Squats run end zone to end zone (200 yds)

10 Burpees/BBSU/Merkins/Jump Squats run end zone to end zone (200 yds)

15 Burpees/BBSU/Merkins/Jump Squats run end zone to end zone (200 yds)

25 Burpees/BBSU/Merkins/Jump Squats run end zone to end zone (200 yds)

some time left, pax circled up on their 6 for:

4 count flutter kicks IC (x20?)

4 count hello dollies 

on belly for 4 count superman/rows x10

4 count merkins x10

CoT:

Announcements/prayer requests (pax were quiet, but we all know there’s always things we need). 

Namearama — welcomed FNG “Cupid” relatively new transplant from Houston. Moved to area just before COVID hit on Valentine’s Day 2020…interestingly, Cupid is a respectable man with a 19 month old at home (!!!). Closed out with prayers for thanks, and Q source on Shield Lock led by Scholls.

Thankful for the opportunity to lead.


About “The Donny” WOD

Spc. Donald L. Nichols | Celebrations | wcfcourier.comToday marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Army Spc. Donald L. Nichols — Died on April 13, 2011 in Mehtar Lam district, Afghanistan serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Donny was 21, from Shell Rock, Iowa; he was assigned to the 1st BN, 133d Infantry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard. Killed from wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with IEDs. 

“During a news conference at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, a friend recalled Nichols as a cheerful soldier who was always up for an all-night poker game. ‘He just brought like a light to our platoon,” said Cadet Andrew Brown. “He was just always happy-go-lucky. He wasn’t really loud. He always had his notebook out. He always wanted to learn. He would have gone far, I know that for certain.”

https://thefallen.militarytimes.com/army-spc-donald-l-nichols/6245259

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