17Strong Memorial Workout

On July 22, Obsidian CrossFit held the first annual 17Strong Memorial Workout - to honor a good friend, the late, Ryan Texeira. Ryan passed after not 1 but 2 hard fought battles with cancer. He was a young man that put others first, gave to people less fortunate and couldn't help but share an infectious joy wherever he went.


Just as he did while he was alive he continues to do in his legacy. Before he passed he started the 17Strong Foundation. His foundation raises money to grant "Victory Trips" to young adults battling life threatening illnesses. In his honor and to help facilitate his dream a movement has been started called the "17Strong Whipped Cream Challenge".

The 17 Strong Memorial WOD
Complete The Following For Time w/A 20 Minute Time Cap
Buy In - 90' Prowler Sled Drag & 90' Prowler Sled Push. (90#/45#)
Then Perform 3 Rounds Of
17 - Burpee Box Jump Overs (24"/20")
17 - Toes 2 Bars
17 - Hang Power Cleans (135#/95#)
17 - Pull Ups
Buy Out - 90' Prowler Sled Drag & 90' Prowler Sled Push (90#/45#)

Note: All movements can be modified for any skill level. These The reps and rounds signify his two passions
90' - Represents the distance between bases & 120 yards of a football field (90' X 4)
3 - Rounds represents strikes in baseball
4 - Exercises represents 4 bases & 4 quarters
20 Minute Time Cap - Represent the years that we had to share his life



We had an amazing weekend at the 3rd Annual SLO County Games.  Our teams competed their butts off and represented us well.  From teams that were scared to death to enter a competition, to teammates that had never performed a WOD together and a team that took on the challenge of Goliath and won.  Congrats to all of you, we are so very proud of you.

The Ride Coast To Coast

Hey Tribe!! This week, we will have a guest stopping by our gym (most likely Friday)! He is riding his bike from CrossFit HQ in California to Florida over the next few months to raise money and awareness for 2 of his CrossFit box's members with cancer - including the box's owner, an infant.The ride is sponsored by HQ and Reebok! 

He is going to be crashing for the night at our gym, joining in for some mobility and is looking forward to visiting with the people at our gym. Let's show him what an amazing tribe we are! It you want to find out more aboutthe ride, the people who he is raising money for and how you can help, click on the link below! Let me know if you have any questions!