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Monday, May 14, 2012

Amanda Miller WOD - July 21st

Great girl. Great Cause. Demanding WOD.

I am posting this on behalf of the first annual Amanda Miller Memorial Wod.

You may know the workout "Amanda". 9-7-5 Muscle ups, and Squat Snatches. What you also likely know, is that this wod is named after Amanda Miller, a 2009 CrossFit Games competitor who lost her battle with melanoma in 2010.

Amanda exemplified the tenacity that we often want all of our CrossFitters to exhibit. She refused to allow "no" into her vocabulary. She was tough, full of life, and never gave up.

I am very excited to be hosting the first annual Amanda Miller Memorial Wod. This is a one-workout, online competition that will take place world-wide on July 21, 2012.

What is the purpose of this event?

1. To honor the memory of Amanda Miller - someone who exemplified how we should all attack our workouts. Non-stop tenacity.

2. To raise money for melanoma research - the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer center will be receiving the proceeds of money raised through the $20 registration fee. 100% of the proceeds will go to MSKCC.

3. To give athletes a chance to participate in an online competition that challenges every fiber of their athletic skill and strength while doing something to help change the world.


“Amanda” will be performed at BBCF on July 21st, 2012. “Amanda” consists of

9-7-5 Muscle Ups
Squat Snatches, #135/#95

The best time in each division (RX, scaled, Masters, etc) will win the division.

RX Men/Women/Masters: 9-7-5 Muscle ups, Squat Snatches, (#135/#95)

Scaled Men/Women: 9-7-5 CTB Pullups, Squats Snatches (#115/#75)

Masters: Masters 45+ will have their own competition/prize category, but to be eligible to win, you must do the wod as RX’d. If you cannot do the wod RX’d, choose the scaled category. Competitors of any age will be eligible to win the scaled division.

Participant: 9-7-5 Pullups/Snatches, pick a weight that is challenging for you. Do CTB if able.

About Amanda

CrossFitter. Coach. Athlete. Navy Vet. Daughter. Friend. Sister.

Amanda was born in Melbourne, FL, in 1985. She grew up in Palm Bay, FL. She served the U.S. Navy, proudly serving as a Seabee for her country, including March to October, 2007 in Iraq.

Amanda graduated from College at Fort Belvoir, VA in the fall of 2009 from the toughest school offered to Seabees.While there, she earned the Ironman Award for physical fitness excellence, beating all her male classmates. Upon her graduation, she reported to NFELC, Port Hueneme, CA for duty as a MUSE Technician. Amanda excelled in the U.S. Navy. She earned many awards including Joint Service Commendation medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and a Flag Letter of Appreciation. She achieved rank of CE2(SCW).

Amanda had a passion for sports and exercise. She excelled at all she participated in… soccer, softball, track, and weight lifting. All this prepared her for Crossfit which was the perfect combination of exercise and sports for Amanda. Her greatest achievement was participating in the Crossfit Games at Aromas, CA July 10th – 12th, 2009 placing 55th out of all the women in the world. She also placed 6th at the Crossfit 2009 Mid-Atlantic Qualifiers April 25th – 26th, 2009 at Virginia Beach, VA to qualify for the Crossfit Games in California. She was also a Certified Crossfit Trainer.

Along her path of life she touched many that knew her as a loving, caring, beautiful, tough young woman. She lived life to the fullest, and was tough as nails.

One way to get to know her better is to read her blog.

From Amanda’s Mom, Donna Duncan:

“‘No’ or ‘can’t’ was not in my daughters vocabulary..for all that knew her they will tell you. . She was an inspiration to her father and I , even when she was little, she would never give up on anything until she could do it. ”

It’s with that in mind that we will prepare for and complete this wod. Tenancity. Don’t take “no” for an answer. That’s what Amanda would have insisted upon.

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