LT. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL) was the officer-in-charge of a four-man SEAL element in when a fierce gun battle ensued on the steep face of the mountain between the SEALs and a much larger enemy force. Despite the intensity of the firefight and suffering grave gunshot wounds himself, Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates.
Moving away from the protective mountain rocks, he knowingly exposed himself to increased enemy gunfire. This deliberate and heroic act deprived him of cover and made him a target for the enemy. While continuing to be fired upon, Murphy made contact with the SOF Quick Reaction Force at Bagram Air Base and requested assistance.
LT. Murphy fought on, allowing one member of his team (Marcus Luttrell) to escape, before he was killed.
On August 8, 2005, CrossFit honored LT. Michael P. Murphy with the Hero WOD, "Murph."
Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis, a 2017 graduate of Stanford Law School and avid CrossFitter, died March 15 near the border of western Iraq and Syria when his U.S. military helicopter crashed during a troop transport.
“With hardwiring for public service, the sweet energy of a puppy and a brilliant, curious mind, Tripp was making a life that would make a difference,” Law Professor Michelle Wilde Anderson wrote in a moving tribute to Zanetis. “He was building toward elected office, and he would have been a leader for our times. Tripp Zanetis was gold. We are richer for his life, and we owe something back for it.”
"Tripp Zanetis was gold. We are richer for his life, and we owe something back for it.”
MEMORIAL DAY 2018
Murph + OUTWOD is a national fundraiser benefitting two LGBTQ-centric organizations in health and wellness and military service, The OUT Foundation and OutServe-SLDN. Our two organizations will be honoring the lives of both Murph and Tripp with this event.
The funds raised through this initiative support the work of The OUT Foundation allowing the foundation to provide scholarships to LGBTQ members of the military and veterans in support of their health and fitness as well as supporting OutServe-SLDN in their mission as they push to eradicate all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or HIV status.
This Memorial Day workout will take place throughout the United States on 05.28.18 and we want YOU to join countless other LGBTQ+ and allied Americans, and register for Murph + OUTWOD today!
When you register, you'll get an exclusive Murph 2018 shirt - but it is so much more than that! You're pledging to participate in the WOD and you are paying tribute and honoring our service members who fight for our freedoms every single day.
Beginning on Memorial Day 2018, each registrant will be asked to return this website and submit their scores time to compare their achievement with other participants throughout the world. All times submitted will be displayed on the leaderboard. The top times will be recognized for their achievements.