Thursday, February 21, 2008

MURPH for Miller! SSG Robert Miller -- memorial workout on 04-19-08

Coming to suburban Chicagoland on Saturday, April 19th , 2008......the inaugural “SSG Robert Miller Memorial Workout” dedicated to Staff Sgt. Robert Miller. Rob grew up in the Wheaton area and attended Wheaton North High School. He was a competitive gymnast and a highly skilled athlete. He enlisted in the United States Army in 2003 and was accepted into the Special Forces selection and training process. He graduated and received his Special Forces tab on September 30, 2005. He was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group and deployed to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom from August 2006 to March 2007.

Rob returned to Afghanistan for his second tour in October 2007, where he served as a Weapons Sergeant for his team.

Rob was killed in action on January 25, 2008. He was killed by enemy fire during an ambush near the Pakistan border. He died while providing cover fire for the evacuation of his team captain, who was seriously injured at the beginning of the attack. Rob’s actions saved the captain’s life and enabled his team to gain cover and return fire.

Please join us in honoring Rob’s life, character, and his sacrifice in the defense of his Country and his teammates. All proceeds will be donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Come by to compete, test your physical and mental abilities, or relax with friends and fellow warriors. The MURPH was the favorite workout of KIA Navy SEAL Lt Mike Murphy:
1 Mile Run
100 Pull Ups
200 Push Ups
300 Squats
1 Mile Run
There will also be "Assisted MURPHs" and Half MURPS." Assisted categories will utilize rubber pull-up bands for assistance during pull ups. For a "half," just split the numbers: half mile run, 50 pullups, etc.

All squats are “air squats” with the butt stopping just below the knees.

Pull ups can be done utilizing any grip and can be completed by kipping, kicking, L-holds, or any other “free hang” technique.

Pull ups, pushups and squats can be partitioned as needed. The workout must begin and end with the run.

Side Matches to include muscle up and rope climb events. Suggested Donation: $ 20.00 Call Brian at 630-885-4297 for times and location details.
Start planning and preparing now!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This event will definitely bring out the best in everyone honor of one man who's touched so many lives, and to those who have stood out amongst men as true warriors of this nation.