"Hughes" Hero WOD Fundraiser
Brian Hughes was a Captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots Firefighters and tragically died on July 29, 2018, while battling the Ferguson Fire near Yosemite National park in California. Brian was 33 years old on his last day of duty and is survived by his parents, sister and fiancé Paige, who is 4 months pregnant with their first child.
Brian belonged to Gnardog CrossFit located in Reedley, CA , which is owned by a fellow Hotshot colleague, Adrian Encinia. The Arrowhead Hotshots crew are a tight knit group, and many of the teammates belong to Gnardog Crossfit. In order to honor Brian, Gnardog created the Hero WOD, “Hughes”:
1.5 Mile Med-ball Run
7 Kettlebell Swings
29 Double Unders
18 Burpee Box Jump
In the CrossFit community, Hero Workouts are named after fallen first responders and service members to honor their sacrifice. The reps, rounds, and duration of the various elements of the workout are often symbolic of the circumstances when the individual passed away. In the case of "Hughes", Brian was 33 years old, had served 15 years as a firefighter, and passed away on the date 7/29/18. Gnardog and other CrossFit affiliates in California's Central Valley are performing this workout in solidarity and more importantly collecting donations to send to Brian’s pregnant fiancé as a show of support and love.
CFSS will be performing this workout tomorrow, September 21st as our workout of the day. Let's pack the gym out all day tomorrow and get after it remembrance of "Hughes". We are asking everyone who participates for a suggested, voluntary donation of $10 / person or $20 / team to support Brian's fiancé, Paige. Hope to see you all tomorrow!