Dedicated to Dutch Sergeant Mark Weijdt, 24 years old, of the 11 Airmobile brigade 12e Regiment van Hutzs who was killed by an IED during a peace mission in Afghanistan on December 19, 2008.
The WOD was originally created by Michael Wilson, close friend of Mark Weijdt, and box owner at Crossfit Arnhem (Arnhem, Netherlands).
When contacted, the workout's creator, Mr. Wilson replied, "Mark was a sergeant and my squad leader. He was a sniper. He was a fun guy, very passionate, always positive. I chose these 3 movements to increase heart rate (like the adrenaline rush during our act), box jumps since we were on a hill, and squat cleans because we had to carry Mark (prescribed weight was roughly Mark's weight). The significance of the rep scheme is:
- 19th day
- 12th month
- 8th year
- 5 years since his passing (when the WOD was created in 2013)