Wednesday 3-14-2018

3 Power Clean 205/145
9 Front Squat 205/145
2 MU

Zachary’s family asked CrossFit affiliates around the country to participate in this WOD in memory of their son on his birthday. Military veteran suicide is far too common and not spoken of enough. Let your mind be loud with honor, remembrance, reverence, and empathy.

Specialist Zachary James Dyer, born 3/14/1992, deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan from 7/19/2012 to 4/15/2013 with the 449th Engineer Company, 478th Battalion as a combat engineer. Upon his return from Afghanistan, Zach was instrumental in building Big Four CrossFit with his parents. He was an excellent coach and held his CFL2 and Olympic Weightlifting certifications. He constantly urged athletes to “surprise yourself” when they would they would be hesitant to try a new skill or heavy lift. Zach was well known for his constant smile and physical strength. However, he secretly battled PTSD and ultimately lost that fight. He is survived by his bride, Tyleigh Dyer, his parents Rod and Kelley, his sister and brother-in-law, Molly and Ben Retherford, his nephews Finn and Forrest, niece Willow, his brother and sister-in-law Sgt. Ethan and Emilee Dyer and many other family members.