Workout of the Day – Dec. 15th

“Hunter 7”

5 Rounds:
13/10 Calorie Assault Bike
7 Power Cleans 125/185
11 Bar Facing Burpees

Fitness: 55/75
Performance: 125/185
Elite: 125/185 (AFAP!)

*Time cap for each round: 5 minutes.
*Aim for 1:50-3:00 min rounds.
*rest in remaining time; if athlete does not compete, still begin at top of each 5 min round.
With a running clock, as fast as possible complete 1 round of 13/10 calorie Assault Bike, 7
Power Cleans, and 11 Bar Facing Burpees in a 5-minute window for 5 rounds. Note the time it
takes to complete each round.

Score is the time on the longest round.

Behind the Workout:This memorial workout is dedicated to Sgt. Maj. Robert Bowman, who
passed away on January 13, 2013.

Sgt. Maj. Robert Bowman, an Army Ranger assigned to a Recon platoon, deployed to Mosul,
Iraq, in 2004 for 12 months as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), operating under the call
sign “HUNTER-7.” Bowman returned to Iraq for another 15 months in 2007 to support the surge
— this time in and around Baghdad. Bowman was liked and well respected by his fellow

“Every time I heard Bowman’s voice come over the radio,” one of them said, “I felt safe. He had
a calming nature to him that always assured me in times of heated battles, that it would be
okay.” His wife, Colleen, said Rob was a true “guy’s guy,” who taught each of their four
daughters how to shoot and bait their own fishing hooks.

Upon returning from his second deployment, Bowman began to experience unexplained flu-like
symptoms. He failed a physical for his next assignment and, soon after, was diagnosed with
cholangiocarcinoma — an extremely rare form of bile duct cancer. Bowman succumbed to his
illness and passed away on Jan. 13, 2013. He was just 44 years old.

Former Army medic Chelsey Poisson heard about Bowman from her boyfriend (now fiance)
Kyle Simoni, who had served with Bowman in Iraq. Poisson also learned Bowman was one of
five soldiers in his platoon who died after returning home.

Furthermore, she discovered at least 15 others from the same platoon still suffer from a wideranging rash of symptoms, including sleep apnea, Crohn’s disease, tumors, vitamin D
deficiencies, and endocrine problems.

These disturbing findings inspired Poisson and Simoni the idea to organize a group of volunteer
veterans to raise awareness, and provide solutions, for veterans impacted by toxic exposures.
Their brainchild became known as Hunter Seven Foundation @huntersevenfoundation ,
honoring the late Bowman.

The workout was designed by Drill Weekends @drillweekends to honor SgtMaj Robert Bowman
and all of those who have suffered and continue to suffer from toxic exposure.

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