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Wednesday, June 14 2017

Posted by Mandee on June 13, 2017   |   34 Comments

 

 

 

ARMY Birthday HERO WOD

“WHITTEN”

5 Rounds For Time:

– 22 KBS  32/24kg   MRX 24/16kg

– 22 Box Jumps 24/20″   MRX 20/18 Step-ups

– 400m Run
– 22 Burpees
– 22 WallBalls 20/14lbs  10/9′    MRX 20/10  9′

 

Army Captain Dan Whitten, 28, of Grimes, Iowa, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died February 2, 2010, when enemy forces in Zabul, Afghanistan, attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Whitten is survived by his wife, Starr Whitten, his mother, Jill Whitten, his father, Dan Whitten, and his sister, U.S. Army Captain Sarah Whitten.

34 responses to “Wednesday, June 14 2017”

  1. Flying J says:

    Ain’t no luck in this lift for this Leprechaun who dropped in and showed out……always good to have Coach DB the house.

  2. Matt says:

    Bad to the bone. I can’t say thank you enough to Dennis for talking me into coming to watch the lunch time class throw down on a random day, back when I was doing the globo gym workouts. I’ll always remember…”put your pride in your pocket and leave your ego at the door,” and “some days you own the bar, some days the bar own you.” We’ll see you at the games Coach DB. #ttptb

  3. Courtney says:

    When DB drops in on you, all the heavy things get picked up.

  4. Mandee says:

    One of many great American Heroes representing on the Army’s Birthday! This man is the most wonderful combination of all things good! One of a kind. ☺️

  5. Nathaniel says:

    Dennis Damn Berry…he’s a human storm front that can’t be forcasted

  6. DUKE says:

    I can remember when I first walked in okies class. I loved how he coached and how he motivated everyone. I loved his classes so much that I would see when he was coaching and make sure I went to his class. I loved his classes so much I went 18 straight days without taking a rest day. And that’s the truth. I remember him making me take 2 days off after I told him. You are awesome Dennis. You have truly been an inspiration to me.

  7. Thomas L says:

    Best of the Best right there! DB you continue to inspire us!

  8. SARGE says:

    I will admit during many Wods I’m not a big fan of Dennis! However, when I finish a challenging wod (especially ‘DB’ Wods) I know work got done and there’s a great level of satisfaction. Then, the dislike fades to become admiration. Thank you DB- you are a game changer!

  9. Steve Price says:

    I still remember several years ago when I stayed after class one Saturday and watched you crush the “Cindy” WOD!!! I think you got 24+ or 26+ rounds. It was amazing to watch! Dennis, you are loved by so many (including me) and hope to get to see you next time you drop in brother!

  10. Don says:

    It was great to see you back for a visit Dennis! many good memories of when you were coaching us back in the day. You are still a big time inspiration to me!

  11. BP says:

    Thanks for all you do for us DB! I regret our time at CFHSV didn’t cross. Happy birthday to the US Army!

  12. Mimi says:

    Is that the same guy on the wall? 😉
    Happy Birthday Army and thank you to all who have served, including this stud muffin of a guy and Whitten. 🇺🇸
    Come back soon DB!

  13. Rob Latham says:

    The man, the myth, the legend – DB! It’s an honor to call you ‘coach’ and it was awesome to see you when you dropped in!

  14. Dani says:

    The White Bear! Everything good all wrapped into this guy. Love you DB!

  15. Regina says:

    Dang I miss you, Coach! Glad I got to WOD with you when you were here. DB finished that WOD in 5 min, carefully set his bar down and walked around encouraging everyone else until we finished. Just like old times 🙂

  16. Clair Lee says:

    Love this picture! I don’t think I can say enough about how great you are Dennis! Thank you for your service to our country, for all you do for CFHSV, and for being an unbelievable motivator and coach. I miss you and one day I am going to catch you when you are in town.
    Happy Birthday to the US Army and RIP Whitten!

    43:27 scaled to 16kg

  17. Tracy says:

    I miss you so dang much DB!! Come back very soon.

  18. Michael Little says:

    43:38 Rx

    🌡️♨️
    😅💦
    😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  19. CoachDB says:

    CFHSV Rocks! You all are so amazing and truly a lifelong family to me (miles cannot separate us). I am humbled everyday as we all work, coach, train and grow not only as CrossFitters, but also as great Americans. Let’s keep up the good fight and keep striving smartly each day to reach our goals and full potential.
    A Great BIG Happy Birthday to the Army that I love and goes out on our behalf to help ensure we live in the Land of the Free and the Brave. God Bless the Army and America.
    PS: Can’t wait until my next trip back to my CFHSV family!

  20. Jeremiah Rogers says:

    Coach! It was great to finally meet this dude recently.

  21. Jeremiah Rogers says:

    P.S. – that was a punishing workout.

    40:30 Rx

  22. MH says:

    Awesome coach. Awesome person.

  23. John H says:

    “The man, the myth, the legend” is a common quip that people use. It describes no one better than DB himself. One of the best dudes around and I’m confident the best one in Oklahoma.

    37:58 rx super impressive to everyone who took on this hero wod today.

  24. Mimi says:

    There were probably better times than 3:15 to do this today. 😫
    3 rounds at 39:09 and had to just stop. Scaled to 11 wbs each round & had to walk a little because of the heat & hammy.

  25. JasonH says:

    This guy, the M A N, Mr. Dennis Berry…there are not words. Love and respect to all who serve–Happy Birthday U.S. Army!!!

  26. Bradley says:

    Doesn’t get much better than DB. Great coach and leader, but also a phenomenal athlete.

    39:39 Rx

  27. Jeremy M. says:

    6:15pm Class:
    43:41, RX
    Damn it was hot!!!
    🌞=🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🤕☠️
    Great class Mandee/Bradley!! Dennis!! Ranger Buddy!! You are a great American, athlete, friend and most of all, human! Keep doing it brother! RLTW

  28. Mandee says:

    43:38 RX
    Oh my…this was brutal.
    RIP Whitten. Thank you for your service and thank you to all those brave Americans like you!

  29. Kim G says:

    Dennis is the best of the best! One of my favorite people!