F3 Medina

The Capper

Sat., Sep. 17, 2022


Sat., Sep. 17, 2022 / 07:00 am - 08:00 am / AI Root Middle School



  • SSH
  • Grady Corns
  • Turn and Bounce
  • Tippy Taps
  • Runner’s Stretch
  • Bear Stretch/Calves
  • Flamingos


PAX lined up on the West Goal Line, with coupons.  Performed 25 reps of an exercise, traveled to mid-field, performed 25 reps of Merkins, then traveled to the opposite goal line and performed 25 reps of another exercise.  Then, mosey back to West Goal Line.  Merkins always completed at mid-field, with changing exercises on the goal lines.  Exercises completed:

  • Curls
  • Squats
  • OH press
  • Side Squats
  • Rows
  • Plank Jacks
  • Dips
  • Bonnie Blairs

Means of travel to/from mid-field:

  • Run
  • Back Pedal
  • Runner’s High Knee
  • Karaoke


  • Big Boys
  • LBC’s
  • American Hammers
  • Boat Hold


Read a story about Bruce Carr, an American fighter pilot with the 354th Fighter Group, during WWII.  He was downed, behind enemy lines, and had managed to stay hidden for a couple days.

He had made his way to a German Air Field, waiting outside a fence, contemplating his surrender.  After observing an enemy plane being service and fully fueled, his thought then changed to survival.

When the area was clear, he cut through the fence and made his way to the fully fueled plane.  He entered the cockpit and did his best to figure out the instruments, which were labeled in German.  He eventually got the plane started, firewalled the throttle and roared across a green field and into the air.  In an effort to avoid being spotted, he flew at tree-top level and made his way back toward ally territory.

All went well until he reached the front lines.  Every armed allied soldier in range opened fire on him, as they had no idea who was flying the enemy plane.  He managed to avoid being hit and brought the plane down at his airfield.  He brought the plane down quickly, slamming it on the belly, and came to rest.

He was quickly surrounded by MP’s, which created a very tense moment, until the Group Commander arrived.  Col George Brickell stuck his head in the cockpit and said, “Carr, where in the hell have you been!?”

This was a true example of bravery, perseverance and heroism.  @Radio mentioned this is why they are considered the greatest generation.  They are true Bad-Asses!