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The Barbell Academy is proud to host 4 charity Memorial WOD’s (workout of the day) “Chad Wilkinson” on Saturday February 9, 2019. This is to bring awareness of suicide and mental health concerns of Emergency first responders and military. Each entry is $15.00 and 100% of funds will be donated to #IVEGOTYOURBACK911 (

WOD: 1000 step ups for time on a 20″ box wearing a 45lb(male) or 35lb (female) pack

Emergency first respnders and military are welcome to complete the workout in uniform.

Background and description of the workout:

Dedicated to Chad Michael Wilkinson of the US Navy who died by suicide on October 29, 2018, in Virginia Beach on active duty after 22 years of service.

CrossFit Games Director, Dave Castro posted this workout in memory of Chad, who was a friend. Castro said: “A few weeks ago we lost an American hero. A friend of mine and someone I worked with when I was in the Navy. At his funeral his wife mentioned that he did 1000 step ups for time with a 45 pound pack on a 20” box to train for climbing Mt Aconcagua. Tonight I did this workout with @jameshobart @apbozman and @jimi.letchford. We did it as a celebration of his life and to honor his memory.”

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Sat, 9 February 2019 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Contact Information:

The Barbell Academy 580 Bayfield Street Unit 2 Barrie, ON L4M 5A2 Canada

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