July 22, 2018 – David Vanbuskirk Hero WOD Fundraiser

At our gym we regularly do hero workouts to honor those crossfitters in the military, firefighters, and police officers who were killed in the line of duty. On Sunday July 22 will be hosting a special Hero workout for one of our friends, David VanBuskirk. He was a member at SinCity CrossFit South and he loved CrossFit. He liked every kind of workout, and was always the nicest most humble guy at the gym. David was a true Hero; serving our community, going on hundreds of rescue missions, and giving the ultimate sacrifice doing what he loved, saving lives.

Officer David Vanbuskirk died July 22, 2013, during a nighttime air rescue mission in Las Vegas, NV. The DVB crossfit hero workout was created in honor of Dave. This year four gyms in the valley will host the event to raise funds for the non profit Friends of Air Support and Search and Rescue. The funds raised will assist full time officers in attending national and international symposiums and conventions that often go unpaid by the department. These seminars are invaluable in networking with other professionals in the business who are sharing information on accidents and lessons learned. Safety standards and techniques are ever changing in the industry and the rescue community benefits greatly when learning from others’ experience.

This year marks the 5th anniversary of our tragic loss. There will be a limited amount of participation entries for the 9AM start time, however several gyms have expressed interest in doing other start times. Please inquire with your selected gym for further information. The entry is $30 per person and includes an event t-shirt. The ability to donate or purchase t-shirts only is also available. Thank you to all the gyms and Las Vegas community for supporting the LVMPD SAR family!  




(This workout may be completed in a team of 2)
For time:
1 mile run with ball, 20/14lb
Then, 8 rounds of:
10 wallball, 20/14lb
1 rope climb
800m run with ball, 20/14lb
Then, 4 rounds of:
10 wallball, 20/14lb
1 rope climb
400m run with ball, 20/14lb
Then, 2 rounds of:
10 wallball, 20/14lb
1 rope climb
Post time to beyond the whiteboard.
Officer David Vanbuskirk, 36, of Henderson, Nevada, was killed on July 23, 2013, when he fell during a nighttime aerial rescue mission in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vanbuskirk had been employed with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 1999 and joined the elite Search and Rescue Team in 2007. Vanbuskirk is survived by his wife, Adriana; sisters, Tana and Jenny; and mother, Pat. He is preceded in death by his father, Red; and brother; Michael.

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