Workout of the Day
“A Tribute to Rob Sagar”
Five rounds for time of:
20 Box Jumps (24″/18″)
20 Walking Lunges (45/25 lbs.)
20 Toes to Bar
200 Meter Run
A Tribute to Rob Sagar
Written by Invictus Member Rich McCoppin
Before I came to San Diego, I was lucky enough to work as a teacher and coach at a high school in Alexandria, Virginia. I coached baseball and soccer as well, but my best athlete, Rob Sagar, ran cross country. Rob set school records at most distances above 800m. He won multiple league, city, and state titles. With his great talent and hard work, he was able to continue running at William & Mary. I was certainly lucky to work with an athlete like Rob, but more significantly, I was blessed to have had the opportunity to know Rob as a person. He was a great teammate, a quiet leader, and the hardest worker I ever coached.
The commitment to his community that made him a great teammate was evident in all aspects of his life. When Rob graduated from William & Mary this spring, he decided to serve his community by teaching and coaching at his high school alma mater.
Which brings us to why I am writing all this. Unfortunately, last Wednesday during a training run, Rob collapsed and died at age 22. Needless to say it was a terrible shock to all who knew him.
Given who Rob was and who we are as a CrossFit community, I thought it would be appropriate to honor his memory with a workout.
Rob is survived by his twin brother, Matt, his sister, and his parents. While our labors will have little power to assuage their pain, I hope they bring some sense of community and support.
(Editor’s Note – I never had an opportunity to meet Rob, but I know Rich and his strength of character. That Rich was touched by Rob’s work ethic and sense of responsibility to his community tells me all I need to know. My condolences to all of Rob’s friends and family.)