Workout Saturday 7.6.13:

“The Arizona 19”

Run 100 meters, 19 Hang Power Cleans 135/95
Run 100 meters, 19 Burpee TTB
Run 100 meters, 19 Ring Dips
Run 100 meters, 19 Front Rack Lunges 135/95
Run 100 meters, 19 Bar Facing Burpees
Run 100 meters, 19 Ring Pushups
Run 100 meters, 19 Push Jerks 135/95
Run 100 meters, 19 Burpees
Run 100 meters, 19 Ring Rows
Run 100 Meters, 19 Ring Rows
Run 100 meters, 19 Burpees
Run 100 meters, 19 Push Jerks 135/95
Run 100 meters, 19 Ring Pushups
Run 100 meters, 19 Bar Facing Burpees
Run 100 meters, 19 Front Rack Lunges 135/95
Run 100 meters, 19 Ring Dips
Run 100 meters, 19 Burpee TTB
Run 100 meters, 19 Hang Power Cleans 135/95
Run 100 meters

Post from CrossFit Branson owner and author of “The Arizona 19″, Justin Jones:
I have been a firefighter for 8 years now, and it is a career I respect and love. We devote a lot of time training and being in peak physical condition incase an emergency arises. I am blessed to have a career that so many people look up to and respect.
On average, about 100 firefighters die while in the line of duty. On Sunday, 19 firefighters lost their lives while battling a blaze in Arizona. …It always hits home to me when a firefighter dies while on duty, as this could happen at any point. As a firefighter we are wired differently than the normal human being. When incidents occur, most humans run away, where we go running in. Here is a little more about the incident according to USA Today:
Eratic winds and dry grasses fed the blaze as it tore through the communities of Yarnell and Glen Isla, about 85 miles northwest of Phoenix. An estimated 200 homes and many businesses had been destroyed as the lightning-sparked fire spread to nearly 8,400 acres from 2,000 acres overnight.
Eighteen of the 19 dead were part of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots of Prescott in the worst wildland firefighter tragedy in the U.S. since 25 were killed in 1933′s Griffith Park Fire in Los Angeles. It’s also the worst firefighter death toll since 9/11, when 343 members of the New York Fire Department were killed.
The lone survivor escaped because he was moving the crew’s truck when the fire engulfed the rest of the crew. Southwest incident team leader Clay Templin says the crew and commanders were following safety protocols, but it appears the fire’s erratic nature simply overwhelmed them. Roy Hall, incident commander at the Arizona Division of Forestry, said the deaths are under investigation.
With Hero WOD week in full force, I felt it to be fitting to write a Hero WOD to honor the lives of these brave 19 heros. We will be doing this WOD at CrossFit Branson, and invite any affiliate who wants to borrow this WOD to do the same in the upcoming days. If you notice we will be doing 19 reps of each movement, and will be running 100 meters 19 times for a total of 1900 meters. I  hope everyone enjoys this tough workout, and remembers the reason we do these.