Army Captain Dan Whitten, 28, of Grimes, Iowa, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died February 2, 2010, when enemy forces in Zabul, Afghanistan, attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Whitten is survived by his wife, Starr Whitten, his mother, Jill Whitten, his father, Dan Whitten, and his sister, U.S. Army Captain Sarah Whitten.
QIC: Tiny Tank
# of PAX: 24
PAX: 8-Penny, Crosswalk, Sir Mix, Stiffler, Tiny Tank, Trolly Stop, The Mountie, Tombstone, Pony Express, Gravity, Ugly Stik, Mr. T, Mr. Kotter, Parrot Head, LETC, Nomad, Fire Marshal Bill, Dep. Dawg, Snickers, Tom Sawyer, Niles, R-X, EPO, Stiffler’s Mother
The CrossFit “Whitten” WOD is listed below as prescribed. All modification that were preformed due to location, time or lack of equipment are listed in parentheses.
Five rounds for time of:
22 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood (kettlebells of various weight used)
22 Box jump, 24 inch box (jump over concrete parking stop)
Run 400 meters (ran .3 mile lap around Veteran’s Park)
22 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball (alternating kettlebell press overhead)
Strong work men! I appreciate the support and work you all put in today!
I was fortunate enough to be a classmate and friend of Dan Whitten. I first did this WOD on this day last year with my Brothers in F3 Gashouse and I knew I wanted to share it again with the pax of CapeFear. Today marks 8 years since Dan passed and I can still tell you where I was and what I was doing on that day 8 years ago when I found out he had died. His loss was a though one to take and it still hurts, but sharing his memory and doing this workout to remember him really helps to easy the pain. Thank you all for allowing me to lead you in this workout to honor the memory of my friend!
Dan, you are greatly missed but never forgotten. Well done. Be thou at peace.