20 Minute AMRAP

2 Ring Muscle Ups

4 Handstand Push Ups

8 KB Swings (70/53)

Modifications for this can include:

For Ring MU:  2 Bar MU or 4 Strict Pull Ups + 4 Dips (these can be banded if necessary)

For HSPU: 6 Hand Release Push Ups or 6 Push Ups

For KB Swing: Lighter KB 

In honor of Chief Petty Officer Nate Hardy, who was killed Sunday February 4, 2008 during combat operations in Iraq. Nate is survived by his wife, Mindi, and his infant son Parker.

It was Hardy’s fourth deployment in Iraq, according to his father, Stephen Hardy, a professor of kinesiology. His mother, Donna Hardy, is an administrative assistant in University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) psychology department.

Nate joined the Navy after graduating from highschool. “Our hearts go out to Steve and Donna Hardy, and their son, Ben, at this incredibly difficult time,” UNH President Mark Huddleston said in a statement. “We know it was Nate’s dream to become a U.S. Navy SEAL when he graduated from high school, and he pursued that dream and excelled at it. His death has stunned all who knew him, and all who know his parents, who both are so much a part of the UNH community.”

“Because Nate hated to run, “he was the guy that carried everything,” writes Maria Papandreou of One Summit @one_summit in an email [to The Morning Chalk Up], the WOD is “incredibly difficult and involves heavy lifting.” The numbers – two, four, and eight – signify February 4, 2008, the day that Nate “made the ultimate sacrifice.””

The “Nate” Hero WOD was first posted on the CrossFit Main Site as the workout of the day for Tuesday, February 12, 2008 (080212).