4.18.15

“Vic”
vic columbi20 Minute amrap
1x 12′ Legless rope climb from seated position
9x Deadlift 225/125#
15x Clean and Jerk 135/85#

Vic Columbi was the father of one of our members, Chris.  The write up below comes from Chris with an explanation of what the rep scheme and weight symbolizes.

Vic was an amazing man, born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 13, 1947, the third child of Katherine and Victor Colombi. He graduated in June, 1965 from Euclid High School and after a brief attendance at Ohio State University entered the U.S. Marine Corp. During active duty and service in Vietnam he was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Rifle Expert medal and the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V”. Vic retired from the U.S. Marine Corp in November, 1968.

Vic came back from Vietnam a double amputee. So the legless rope climb is in tribute to that. When visiting my father in the hospital following his hip surgery I showed him a video of my attempt to deadlift 440lbs. On our way out he was saying goodbye and sarcastically said, “good luck lifting 4000 pounds.” Those would end up being his last words to me.

(9 x 225) + (15×135) = 4050

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