On the morning of June 30 2013, all 20 members of Prescott, Arizona’s Granite Mountain Hotshots headed into the mountains to protect the small town of Yarnell from an advancing blaze. Later that day, every man but one was dead.

In memory of:
Andrew Ashcraft – Age: 29

Robert Caldwell – Age: 23

Travis Carter – Age: 31

Dustin Deford – Age: 24

Christopher MacKenzie – Age: 30

Eric Marsh – Age: 43

Grant McKee – Age: 21

Sean Misner – Age: 2

Scott Norris – Age: 28

Wade Parker – Age: 22

John Percin- Age: 24

Anthony Rose- Age: 23

Jesse Steed- Age: 36

Joe Thurston- Age: 32

Travis Turbyfill – Age: 27

William Warneke – Age: 25

Clayton Whitted – Age: 28

Kevin Woyjeck – Age: 21

Garret Zuppiger – Age: 27

Each year we commemorate the fallen and raise money for their surviving family members by traveling up north for the memorial workout at Captain CrossFit in Prescott: six rounds for time of 30 squats, 19 135-lb. power cleans, 7 strict pull-ups and a 400-meter run past the Fire Department Station 7, the former base for the team of Hotshots who fought this fire. The 6 rounds is for the month of June, 30 squats is the day in June, 19 is for each of the Hotshots who lost their lives and the 7 is the Hotshots Fire Department Station.

“The intent behind Hero workouts is for CrossFitters to honor the memory of the fallen,” he said. “It’s not just about fitness but the struggle and the misery. Most Hero workouts should make you want to quit—but you don’t.” – Tony Budding, CrossFit’s Director of Games Media.

“This is what it’s about. This is CrossFit.” —Chris Spealler

Please join us Saturday August 26th at 9am for this event held at Captain Crossfit. Wether you are participating in the workout or just as a spectator, the support is greatly appreciated. If you’d like to make a donation you can follow the link below to show your support. We will have a Wildfire Crossfit tent up at the event. You may want to bring a chair and extra cash. They do have food and beverage available at this event.

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