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In Loving Memory of Andy Nuttall by CrossFit Vancouver - CrossFit Journal

In Loving Memory of Andy Nuttall

By CrossFit Vancouver

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December 23, 2012

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Andrew Richard Nuttall—or Andy Nutts, as his friends knew him—was a lieutenant in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and a coach at CrossFit Vancouver in British Columbia.

On Dec. 23, 2009, Nuttall was killed by an IED in the Panjwayi District of Afghanistan. He is memorialized in the Hero workout Nutts:

For time:

10 handstand push-ups

250-lb. deadlift, 15 reps

25 box jumps, 30-inch box

50 pull-ups

100 wall-ball shots, 20 lb., 10 feet

200 double-unders

Run 400 meters with a 45-lb. plate

For the past three years, CrossFit Vancouver has hosted the Nutts Cup, which sold out in six hours in 2012. The event is a celebration of Nutts’ life, and this year co-ed teams of three competed for a prize of $3,000. The tribute also featured a Lucas Parker Shavedown, in which people donated money to charity for the right to shave a patch of the hirsute Games athlete’s fur.

Today marks the third anniversary of Nutts’ death.

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11min 8sec

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Additional reading: What Would Andy Do? by Emily Beers, published Aug. 17, 2011.

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7 Comments on “In Loving Memory of Andy Nuttall”


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What a great community! Crossfit = Great Community Love it!


wrote …

Such an awesome community.


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Wow, this guy gets it. One of the few. Great stuff.


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I had no idea you knew Andrew Nuttall. I am truly sorry about the loss of your friend. I've done the Hero WOD in his honor and found it is as grueling as it should. As you know, I've only been to your box once, however, one thing was immediately obvious to me while I was there........your gym is a true community of people that consider each other family, and they have FUN. Whatever you are doing up there, keep doing it.

The event you put together looks amazing. I hope to make it up there for the next one.


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That hit home. Thanks


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Wish this were on youtube full so that I could share it with all the people that I know who want it, but don't get it.

Thank you.


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Hi Pat

Thanks for the love and respect bro.

Everyone I meet says the same thing..."Sherwood is a solid dude"

Next time we meet lets start over and do this right.


Talk soon

Merry Christmas from the North Shore

Patty (aka the pink pig)

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