Happy Labor Day Pack!
To celebrate this holiday, we’ll be doing a Hero WOD named for Chief Petter Officer Mark Carter.
Mark always knew he wanted to be a SEAL. Once he was in the SEALs, his rise through the ranks was swift. He deployed during the U.S. campaign to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan and then during the early stages of the U.S. mission in Iraq.
His fellow SEALs gave him the nickname Badger after the small but ferocious animal. The name was bestowed after Carter beat a 6-foot-5 opponent in a wrestling match.
Although he had spent much of his career with West Coast SEAL teams, Carter was part of an East Coast team based at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base in Norfolk, Va., when he was killed.
The facts behind his death and earlier service in Afghanistan and Iraq may never be fully known. Like other special forces units, the SEALs keep a tight hold on their identities and the facts behind their missions. His parents, Cindy and Dr. Thomas Carter, now of Council Bluffs, Iowa, have declined to speak to the media.
Complete three rounds for time of:
95 pound Squat clean, 30 reps
Run 800 meters