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Monday, 07 Feb, 2011

Posted by Mandee on February 6, 2011   |   44 Comments


Kelley Berger

July 22nd, 1988 – February 4th, 2011

You will be dearly missed


Warm-up-

“Junk-yard dog” warm-up followed by 3 sets of 10 partner-assisted Push-up / Glute-ham raises.

Then-

6 minutes of mobility work


Workout-

Overhead Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

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44 responses to “Monday, 07 Feb, 2011”

  1. DennisB says:

    My heart and prayers are with the Berger family. Rest in Peace Kelley.

  2. Mark Berger says:

    That’s a great photo. Thanks Russell.

  3. Ben Jarrell says:

    Russell, my condolences for your loss. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

  4. Kerri says:

    My thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace go out to the entire Berger family.

    Psalms 34:18-The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

  5. Josh says:

    Kelly always brought a smiling face and contagious spirit to the WOD’s and the gym. I am positive his life mirrored this influence. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Berger family in this tragic loss.

  6. Devonne says:

    I did not know Kelly, but I am sure he was wonderful person. My heart goes out to you Russell and all of the Berger family. You are in my prayers.

  7. Larry Lowe says:

    Losing a brother is something I can’t fathom. I will be praying for you and your family, Russell.

  8. stacey says:

    So sorry for your loss…My thoughts and prayers are with the Berger family.

  9. Erin B says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss, Russell. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Tye says:

    Russell, so sorry to hear about your loss. I’m sure I can speak for Kevin, Robert and Rich in that we all thought about Kelley this weekend when the pain kicked in and pushed a little harder for him.

  11. Robert S. says:

    Tye is absolutely correct. I know that we were able to continue forward through the hurt because Kelley was in stride with us at every footfall. I’m praying for you and your family, Russell.

  12. KLowe says:

    My heart is heavy for Kelley and everyone that ever knew him. He always seemed to be smiling in the gym….even after he got crushed by a WOD. I have a distinct mental image of him laying on the ground in warehouse #1 gasping and holding back a puke but smiling and happy at the same time. He had a great energy around him and was instantly likable. My heart truly aches that depression took another great person from this Earth.

    RIP Kelley.

  13. Jeff Barnett says:

    Sincere condolences on your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  14. AmandaJ says:

    Russell,
    I wish I could have known Kelley, it sounds like he was an inspiring and amazing person to be around…I echo the guys’ comments, everyone competing this past weekend pushed for you and for your brother and we continued to remind them to do so when they felt like they could not go on any longer. My heart goes out to you and everyone who is hurting during this difficult time.

  15. Emily D. says:

    I remember working out with Kelley several times in the first warehouse…..such an extremely sweet guy.

    Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the Berger family.

  16. Will Blankenship says:

    My condolences for your loss, Russell and the Berger family. Losing my brother is something I can’t imagine. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  17. Tracey Rauer says:

    I remember Kelley made me laugh! He had a subtle sense of humor and a sweet smile.
    I’ve lost a brother and its a painful loss. I know that it was truely terrible for my parents to lose one of their children.
    My heart hurts for the whole Berger family. My prayer is for peace, even if its hard to understand the loss….IT WILL GET BETTER in time.

    love you all, Tracey

  18. Hudson says:

    We are praying for you and your family Russel. So sorry to hear about your loss.

  19. Mandy McMillion says:

    Russell I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your entire family are in my prayers.

  20. Matthew says:

    Russell, my heart is moved by the loss of your brother. I agree with all the guys that competed this weekend in that we all were thinking of you and your family throughout the entire weekend. You were the very first member of my Crossfit Family that i have grown to love and adore. You have done so much more for me in the last two years than i can express to you in words. I’m know everyone else who has been touched by your life and passion can say the same. If there is anything that i can do to help, please do not hesitate to ask! WE are all here for you. All my love goes out to you and your family during this time of trial and tribulations.

    RIP Kelley Berger

  21. Daniel Fanning says:

    So very sorry to hear this. I can’t even imagine. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  22. Lindsey says:

    Russell,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have the Berger family in my thoughts and prayers. Such a beautiful soul gone way too soon! It’s never easy to lose a family member but try and find comfort knowing he is in a much better place! Please let us know if you and katerine need anything at all!
    Much love,
    Lindsey

  23. Justin says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

  24. PATTY MILLER says:

    Dear Russell,
    Howard and I are both sincerely sorry for your loss. We both have experienced lossing our brother and it is a heart breaking experience, to say the least. We are thinking of you and your family with great empathy and lots of love. Please accept our deepest condolences.
    Patty and Howard

  25. Courtney Meyers says:

    Russell,
    I am deeply sorry about your brother.

    “But I did not only talk of the future and the veil which was drawn over it. I also mentioned the past; all its joys, and how its light shone even in the present darkness. Again I quoted a poet–to avoid sounding like a preacher myself–who had written, ‘Was Du erlebst, kann keine Macht der Welt Dir rauben.’ (What you have experienced, no power on earth can take from you.) Not only our experiences, but all we have done, whatever great thoughts we may have had, and all we have suffered, all this is not lost, though it is past; we have brought it into being. Having been is also a kind of being, and perhaps the surest kind.”
    -Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl

  26. Mandee Miller says:

    Russell, I am so deeply saddened by the loss of Kelley. Our family loves you and will support you in anyway that you need. Know that we are thinking and praying for you and your family during this unimaginable time.

  27. Craig Herr says:

    Russell

    Our prayers are with you and your family. I worked out with Kelley many times and he always had a great smile and spirit.

    Psalm 71:20-21
    Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.

  28. Russell,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. You and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. The thought of losing a sibling is something I can’t begin to imagine.

    Revelation 21:4
    He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

  29. Dean Kimmel says:

    Russell,
    Denise and I are so very sorry to hear about your brother. From what people have been writing, we are sorry we never had the opportunity to get to know such a fine young man. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please let Denise or me know if you need anything at all.
    God Bless.
    The Kimmel Family

  30. Patrick says:

    Russell,
    At this moment words of sentiment provide little solace, but in time the pain will pass. You’ve suffered a tremendous loss, I hope peace comes quickly.

  31. DaveC says:

    Russell,

    Words are hard to find right now, but your family is in my thoughts.

  32. Gustavo says:

    Russell,
    What can I possibly write that would have any meaning other than, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  33. Lori Elmore says:

    Russell, I’m terribly sorry and deeply saddened by your loss. Psalm 147:3 tells us that ‘He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.’ Know that I’m praying this over you and your family.

  34. Casey says:

    I am truly sorry for your loss. I am not good with words at times like this, but please know you and your family are in my thoughts.

  35. Penelope says:

    Russell, We will continue to pray for you and your family in hopes you find peace and comfort. Please let us know if you need anything – you mean so much to so many.

  36. Barry S says:

    Russell, Dena and I are so sorry for your loss..please know that you and your family are in our prayers.

  37. Russ Hines says:

    Russell,
    My heart goes out to you. I offer my deepest condolences. Having lost my mother a few months ago, I empathize with what your family is going through. May God be with you, and your whole family.

    Take Care,
    Russ

  38. Paul Pepe says:

    I have heard Crossfit called many things: a sport, a philosophy, a way of life, ….a cult. After 18 months at CFHSV and reading the above posts I must conclude we are first and foremost a family. Our heart is broken by your loss Russell. Our prayers are with you and your family. Be at Peace Kelley.

  39. Tracy Roberts says:

    Russell, The longer I try to wrap my mind around this tragedy, the more it is confirmed that I couldn’t possibly deliver words that would comfort. So, I just wanted you to know that I’m truly sorry for the suffering you and your family are going through.

    RIP Kelley.

  40. Ramsay says:

    No words can heal the agony felt with such a loss. I’m so sorry and hope you and your family can find solace in celebrating Kelleys life.

    All my best,
    AR

  41. Rich C. says:

    Russell,
    No amount or depth of words can ease the pain of this tragic loss in your family, but I just wanted you to know I have and will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

  42. Kristi Simmons says:

    Russell and the entire Berger family, I’m so very sorry for the loss of Kelley. He sounds like a great man & I know he will be missed by many. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  43. TashaW says:

    I’ve thought about you all & prayed for you so much over the past week… I can only hope the love you are surrounded by lifts you up during this time. I never met Kelley, but it sounds like he will truly be missed.

  44. Cole Cubelic says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Berger family.