Update Show: Fittest Servicemembers

Hi everybody. Sean Woodland inside the Update Studios. We are just a day away from the start of the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games Open, and as you may have heard, we have a new feature this year on the Leaderboard that allows members of the military, law enforcement, firefighters, and EMTs to see how they stack up against their peers over the five weeks of the Open. A lot of people really excited about this, including Corporal Larry Moss. He’s the Assistant S.W.A.T. Commander with the Lake Charles Police Department. They actually use CrossFit in their everyday training, and Murph is the workout they use to determine whether or not somebody can make it onto the S.W.A.T. team. Well, our biggest usage of CrossFit and where it really comes to bear for us is for our S.W.A.T. guys. It’s been our choice of fitness for several years now. We wanted to get away from the standard O-course, static run-type stuff and looked for something a little bit more real world, a little bit more beneficial to our guys. Santa Monica PD put out a video along with CrossFit HQ, Dave Castro, Greg Amundson, as well as Andy Rios of Simi Valley CrossFit, about utilizing Murph, the hero workout Murph as their S.W.A.T. qualifier, and we pretty much stole the idea about three years ago. We’ve been using it ever since. Registration is still open. As of this recording, we have more than 15,000 members of the military, law enforcement, firefighters, and EMTs signed up. The military is the leading category. They have nearly 6,000 registrants. Law enforcement second, followed by firefighters, then EMTs, with just less than 1,700. We’re going to be updating this category of our community every week. Let you know what the best stories are, with the law enforcement officers, with the military members, with all the firefighters and EMTs out there. If you’re posting on social media and you’re a member of that community, make sure you hashtag your posts with #serviceopen, and let us know what branch of the service you are in, whether it’s military, whether it’s a law enforcement officer, firefighter or EMT, and maybe you’ll see yourself and your peers on the show. To all of our military members, our law enforcement officers, our firefighters and EMTs, as always, thank you so much for everything that you do, stay safe, and we’ll see you on the Leaderboard.

8 Replies to “Update Show: Fittest Servicemembers”

  1. Hoping next year the Military will break it down by branch, I'd love to see some numbers behind Marines vs. Navy, Air Force vs. Army, etc.

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