Heroine WOD



Title: Heroine WOD

Year: 2016

Material: –

Commission: Self-initiated

Exhibited: Nordic House in Reykjavik


Having been a crossfitter for several years I have experienced a couple of Hero workouts, but I have been missing the women.

Working with themes connected to soldiers and women I formulated the question “How do we talk about women that are soldiers, and how are they remembered?”

Heroine WOD borrows its name from the workouts that within the sport of CrossFit is known as Hero WOD’s, workouts dedicated to soldiers that has passed in battle. In this project five female soldiers have been honoured with WOD’s (programmed by Gabriella Pröckel), workouts to be carried out in their honour, to secure that they are remembered.

Are you a crossfitter? Please feel free to try out the WOD’s and pass them on to your box!
But please also note that these workouts were created by crossfitters for crossfitters and are not a part of CrossFit Inc. official workouts.



Lori Piestewa

For time:
21-15-9-3-3-9-15-21 reps


Deadlift 60/100kg


Cal row


Army Pfc. Lori Piestewa was killed during an attack in Iraq in 2003. Piestewa was the first Native American woman to be killed in combat while serving the U.S military.



Ashley White Stumpf

AMRAP in 20 min:


20 boxjumps

5 deadlifts 40/60kg

20 KB swings 20/32kg

5 shoulder to overhead anyhow 40/60kg

20 burpees

5 hang power cleans 40/60kg

20 Wallballs

5 pull-ups

20 double unders


1st Lt. Ashley White Stumpf was killed in 2011 during combat operations in Afghanistan when the assault force she was supporting triggered an improvised explosive device.



Jennifer M. Moreno

2 rounds for time:


400m sprints

15 thruster

300m sprints

10 thrusters

200m sprints

5 thrusters


1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno was killed 2013 during an attack in Afghanistan whilst trying to save the life of others as an army nurse.



Brittany Gordon

For time:
20-19-18-17-16- … etc … -1 reps


Cal row

Power Clean 40/60


Army Spc. Brittany B. Gordon was killed in 2012 by a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.



Adrianna Vorderbruggen

30 rounds for time:


8 wall balls

3 diamond push ups

1 Squat cleans 60/80kg


Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen was killed 2015 in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan. She was one of the first openly homosexual women to be killed in combat.

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