On Saturday November 16, 2019 CFHT will again open its doors to CrossFit athletes and friends from across the Piedmont to participate in the 5th Annual JTH Heart of a Warrior Hero WOD.
Since 2015, over three hundred supporters have come together to pay tribute to our hometown hero by performing CrossFit's “Mr. Joshua” raising over $21000.00. This workout was specifically programmed for and dedicated to the memory of Josh’s life and sacrifice. The workout is notoriously grueling, but with fellow athletes at each other’s side and the fallen hero in our hearts, every movement is a privilege and a blessing.
As a charitable event, 100% of all registration fees, donations, and sponsorships benefit The Heart of a Warrior Foundation, a 501c3 organization.
The work is hard; it hurts, it’s hot, and each breath is harder to catch than the last. But, at the end of the work, we get to go home to our families. It is the least we can do for the men and women who did the same painful, exhausting work selflessly – and then never returned home.
5 Rounds For Time
30 GHD Sit Ups
15 Deadlift #250/185
We will offer scalings to meet every fitness level/ability. This WOD is normally a solo workout, but for the event it is to be completed with a partner. Both team members will run together, GHD's/Sit-ups and deadlifts are to be partitioned as needed between the athletes. Only one athlete may work at a time. Teams can be mixed sex and use separate bars and weights.
1. RxPlus: as prescribed
2. Rx: ab mat sit ups, #185-225/125-155
3. Rx -1: ab mat sit ups, #125-155/95-105
20 Ab mat sit ups
10 Deadlifts #45-65/35-55
Registration Fees includes entry for both partners and t-shirts for both partners.
Registration Fees will be securely processed directly through the JTH Heart of a Warrior Foundation.
Josh Harris, a United States Navy SEAL, lived his life to the fullest. He loved his family, he fought valiantly for his brothers on the battlefield, and he gave his life in service to his country.
Josh grew up on a farm in Davidson County, North Carolina, with his parents, his older brother Ranchor and his twin sister Kiki. From his earliest days, it was obvious that Josh would do something exceptional with his life. Throughout his childhood and adolescence, Josh always wanted to help others. He had a natural talent for art and excelled in athletics.
His athletic excellence earned him all-county and all-conference honors in his senior year at Lexington High School. From there, he was accepted to Davidson College to play football until an injury cut his career short. His passion for drawing brought about his decision to major in studio art and art history and then eventually to pursue a master’s degree in architecture at UNC-Charlotte. Josh was a true Renaissance Man. He studied art in Prague, France and New York City. He worked as a carpenter, a bookseller and volunteer for Special Olympics and Mighty Mutts. Eventually he achieved his ultimate goal― becoming a Navy SEAL.
Josh entered the Navy in 1999 and officially became a SEAL in October 2001. In April 2002, he was assigned to SEAL Team 4 and then to SEAL Team 10. He was deployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan three times. He was then given the honor to join the Navy’s most elite counter-terrorism unit, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group/SEAL Team 6. In his short time as a SEAL, Josh went on over 100 missions. He believed strongly he was fighting for our freedom.
On August 31, 2008 Josh gave his life while leading a combat mission on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. Over 1000 people attended his visitation and funeral in Lexington, North Carolina. His body was laid to rest in Section 60, Site 8393 in Arlington National Cemetery. His military honors include a purple heart, three bronze stars (two with valor), and numerous awards and campaign medals.
Josh was the type of guy with whom you would hope to have something in common, the type of guy you wanted to be your friend. Though he is missed dearly, his legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of all who knew him and through the many paintings, charcoals, watercolors, collages, and pen and inks that he left behind.
HEART OF A
HEART OF A
The Heart Of A Warrior Foundation prides itself on the mantra which Josh embodied ― Never Give Up. The Foundation recognizes that these warriors and their warrior families have an imminent need for continued support mentally, physically and educationally in order to meet with success after their contribution to the fight for freedom is over. Our mission is to preserve Josh’s spirit and character by making charitable donations to organizations devoted to protect and enhance the mental, physical and educational well-being of United States Navy SEALs and their families after their military service has ended. Just as Josh would have it, the foundation intends to Never Give Up on his teammates so that their lives meet with victory on the home front.