Here’s a story: when this workout first came out, waaaaaay back in the day, 2010 I think, I was working the CrossFit Games. It was the final workout of Day 1, and it was in a random heat, like 2nd or 3rd heat, and I had a card for this guy I’ve never head of before, Rich Froning. He ended up winning that heat (and placing second in the Games that year), and his time was really fast, beating badly some seasoned competitors. Like so much faster that the head judges went to video review to make sure I did my job well, and didn’t miss something, because “no way did he beat so and so by that much…” I could only reply, I dunno guys, he seems pretty fit to me!
-Cited from Beyond the White Board:
Amanda was named after the 2009 CrossFit Games competitor, Amanda Miller. In 2009, and known by her pistol tattoos on her hips, Miller moved on to the Games after finishing 6th in the Mid Atlantic Regional. She placed 55th overall that year. Unfortunately, one month later she soon crossed more challenges as she faced a battle with recurring melanoma. She passed away on April 23, 2010 at the young age of 24.
“I just competed in the CF Games less than a year ago and now I’m dying.”
–Amanda Miller, March 9, 2010
The first WOD of the 2010 CrossFit Games was then dedicated to Miller when Dave Castro officially dubbed the workout in honor of the fallen athlete, to live on in the CrossFit Community forever.
9/7/5 For Time of:
Squat Snatch 135/95