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Old 04-21-2010, 01:43 PM   #1
Mark Reinke
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CrossFit Tri-Cities: 3rd Annual "Murph for Miller"

To all:

We are proud to have participated in this event since itís inception in 2008 and even more so to host it since 2009. Please join us in honoring Robís life, character, and his sacrifice in the defense of his Country and teammates. All proceeds are donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. If you're in, around, near, or at another CF Affiliate, garage gym, or in your basement, you're welcome to participate to help out! We've set up a donation page for the event through the Special Operations Warrior Foundation on our site. Check out the link for more info! (WFS)

About Rob:

"US Army Staff Sergeant Rob Miller grew up in the Wheaton area and attended Wheaton North High School. He was a competitive gymnast and a highly skilled athlete. He enlisted in the United States Army in 2003 and was accepted into the Special Forces selection and training process. He graduated and received his Special Forces tab on September 30, 2005. He was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group and deployed to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom from August 2006 to March 2007.

Rob returned to Afghanistan for his second tour in October 2007, where he served as a Weapons Sergeant for his team.

Rob was killed in action on January 25, 2008. He was killed by enemy fire during an ambush near the Pakistan border. He died while providing cover fire for the evacuation of his team captain, who was seriously injured at the beginning of the attack. Robís actions saved the captainís life and enabled his team to gain cover and return fire.

Rob has been nominated posthumously for the Medal of Honor, the nationís highest military award for valor in action against an enemy force. Read more about his courageous story here: (WFS).


MURPH is a CrossFit workout named in honor of Navy SEAL LT Michael Murphy, who was killed in action and then received the Medal of Honor. His honorary workout is as follows:

* Run 1 mile.
* Do 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 air squats (partition as needed).
* Run 1 mile.

It is simpleÖ but not easy! This is an individual event. Your ďscoreĒ is total time. In addition to the full MURPH, participants can do modified versions such as: Half, Assisted (jumping pullups or assist bands), and Body Armor."

Please feel free to contact us for more info, or if you would like a copy of the flier for advertisement. Thanks!
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