Wednesday, 22 February

Today we will remember a USMA '09 graduate and a fallen hero.  The one year anniversary of the death of 1LT Daren Hidalgo was on Monday, 20 February.  Several CrossFit boxes in the US did the "Hidalgo" Hero WOD on Monday to honor and remember Daren and his sacrifice for the country.  Check out:  for the original WOD posted on the mainsite.

U.S. Army First Lieutenant Daren M. Hidalgo, 24, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, based in Vilseck, Germany, died on February 20, 2011, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Two weeks prior to his death, he was hit by an earlier improvised explosive device. Despite his injuries, he stayed in country and on patrols rather than return home. He is survived by his father Jorge, mother Andrea, brothers Miles and Jared, and sister Carmen.

Due to time constraints we cannot schedule "Hidalgo" as rx'd, so we will do a scaled down version for time:

Run 2 x gym loops (800 meters)
Rest 1 minute
10 x squat cleans (135/95)
15 x box jumps (24/20)
20 x walking lunge steps w/ plate overhead (45/25)
15 x box jumps (24/20)
10 x squat cleans (135/95)
Rest 1 minute
Run 2 x gym loops (800 meters)

Post time to comments.


njc said...

squat clean 115#
everything else as Rxd

Words can't say enough to thank you for your service and sacrifice, LT Hidalgo and family.

Adam said...

17:16 with squat clean at 115#. The walking lunges crushed me. Nice push by everyone this morning, it was a smoker!

Rest in peace LT Hidalgo - you will not be forgotten!

jck said...

14:55 at 95#

Be thou at peace

Matt said...


17:05 with 135lbs.

Great smoker

Aloha LT.

Mickey said...

Squat Cleans 115#
Everything else as rx'd

Breaking in a new pair of merrell's got my left heel bleeding. the soles on the new balance trails aren't holding up too well with the wod's so i decided to reserve those for running.

Thank you to LT Hidalgo for your service. You'll live on forever in our memories.

ELThomas said...

15:50 at 95#

Great WOD, but I'm sure it would be a monster in its entirety..

Be thou at peace LT Hidalgo

ErinM said...

65# squat clean
24" box jumps

Thank you LT Hidalgo.

MikeRothenb said...

12:41 with 115lbs

Always thinking of those like LT Hidalgo, rest in peace.

Mickey said...

Ran 400 m relays with my roommate for commander's time.

4 miles in 22:05.

jswobe said...



**with some weird equipment and some weight changes to make the 45-lb weight overhead possible...

EJ Gust said...

Just did the full Hidalgo yesterday. 44:19 Rx'd and it felt like my hamstrings were going to explode