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10 Apr
by: Published in Uncategorized

WOD: Mike “Dork” Kennedy: For time:

33 Back Squats (225/115)
15 Burpees
33 Deadlifts (225/115)
15 Burpees
33 Kettlebell Swings (70/53)
15 Burpees


From the Boston Herald website…

With a smile that won friends everywhere he went and a relentless desire to serve — even as he lived life to the fullest — firefighter Michael R. Kennedy never stopped giving right up to the end.

“Mike was just the complete package. After you met him, you’d say, ‘What a great guy — really genuine,’ ” said Boston District Fire Chief Dennis Costin, who served with Kennedy on the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation board. “When he walked into a room, it was infectious — his personality and his smile.”

Kennedy, 33, an unmarried combat veteran, organized charity events and played whiffle ball and served ice cream to the kids at the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

“He, single-handed, brought us more members than anyone else to date,” said John McEvoy of CrossFit Craic in Dedham, where Kennedy worked as a coach in 2011. “He would just go out to bars and talk about CrossFit to anyone who would listen. He had tons of different groups of friends. If someone needed help moving or picking something up, he would go over with his truck. He was very giving like that.”

Kennedy was a tough Harley-riding former Marine with a sensitive side, said Chris Riccardi, who coached with him at CrossFit Florian in Norwood. He recalled their first meeting.

“He walked up to me and — his nickname was Dork — and he said, ‘Hey, I’m Dork.’ Anybody who introduces themselves that way is pretty interesting, you know,” Riccardi said. “But as soon as you talked to him, you quickly realized what type of kid he was. He had a huge heart.”

Kennedy’s goofy personality earned him his nickname, said Andrew Mutty, recalling how his childhood friend often grew a long, curly mustache and showed up last summer at a charity golf tournament in knee-high red socks.

“I don’t think he ever had one enemy in his whole entire life,” Mutty said.

Mutty said Kennedy had a string of girlfriends and he “loved them all to death,” even if the relationships didn’t work out.

The seven years Kennedy devoted to the Big Brother program left a young teen boy mourning him yesterday.

“I wanted to be a police officer, so I could work side by side with him,” said heartbroken Alex Beauzile, 14, of Milton.

Kennedy planned to run the marathon with seven other firefighters from his Boylston Street firehouse.

“I know some of his Boston fire guys that are running it will switch the gears now and run in his memory. I know we’ll be doing all our workouts for him,” Riccardi said. “We’ll have a big party the way Dork wanted us to. We’ll do it right.”

RIP hero,





10 Apr
by: Published in Apres Crossfit, WODs

Hey Athletes and Visionaries,

This Friday at 209 Columbus Ave at 7pm will be…..

Mike “Dork” Kennedy

33 Front Squats (185, 125#)
15 Burpees
33 Deadlifts (185, 125#)
15 Burpees
33 Kettlebell Swings (70, 53#)
15 Burpees

Post Scores to Comments.

Michael Kennedy was a Boston Firefighter who lost his life on March 26 on duty. He was a huge part of the CrossFit community as a coach and athlete, and he along with Lt. Edward Walsh are in our thoughts and prayers. The workout today is dedicated to them.



We will WOD  from 7pm to 8pm and from 8pm to 9pm we will hang out.  From there we would like to walk in unison, and say hello to the firehouses in the area (there are 2 within a .5 mile radius).  One thing I have noticed on the news and social media that we come together in the tragedies (as we should) but what about the modern heroes?  Our very own member, Ed Dzialo, is a firefighter and when all people flee from danger, Eddie and his crew run towards it because that’;s not only what’s right but that’s what he’s been trained to do.  We have members and friends, that are doctors, nurses, and military that save lives so Friday will be a celebration of not only Crossfit but life (hey Justin, IT’S A CELEBRATION!).  We encourage all firefighters and first responders that Crossfit to come by and WOD and hang out.

-Bern K. Prince



09 Apr
by: Published in Uncategorized

Skill: 3 rounds of:

Reverse Wall Climbs
Alternating KB Press
20 Double KB Russian Swing (same KBs as the ones being pressed)

WOD:  Helen:  3 rounds for time of:

400M Run
21 Kettlebell Swings (24/16)
12 Pull Ups



The last time we did this workout was a bit of a test week.  We did something like 10 girl workouts over the course of the week with some other tests.  It was also purely coincidental that that week was also one of the hardest ones yet.  I wonder if any of you remember that?  If you do, then you should be looking forward to doing that soon.  If you don’t remember, then don’t worry…at all…like, any little bits.  Just enjoy today’s single workout and pretend I never said that.

Sorry for any consternation,




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