Overdrive is happy to be participating in this special event, a Hero WOD dedicated to MCpl Charles Matiru. He was a friend of a local CF Coach Errol Clark from Rocky Point Crossfit. So, on Saturday March 2, we will be running our team WOD and fundraising at the same time! The details are below but we will be participating as a box, so anyone wanting to donate to this cause needs to chip in $10.



OP MATIRU is based around a good friend and an amazing soldier, MCpl Charles Matiru, 1 PPCLI.

On January 15, 2013 Charles Matiru had succumbed to his injuries from PTSD. Charles was to be engaged to be married and was expecting the birth of his first child. He was deployed on a number of operations since 2006. His skills as a soldier and a leader were not only great, but a reflection of his humble attitude and calm demeanor.


In honour of Charles we have created an event in which we intend to run annually. It will be known as “OP MATIRU.” This event is similar in nature to other projects and WODS created in order to honour and commemorate our fallen heroes.


This WOD is to be performed with a partner – or “fire team partner,” as some in the military would refer to it. The WOD is as follows:

For time:

• 50 Front Squat – 135/95(M) – 95/65(W)
• 50 Push Press – 135/95(M) – 95/65(W)
• 50 Deadlifts – 225/185 (M) – 185/115(W)
• Row 1500 m
• 25 Front Squat – 135/95(M) – 95/65(W)
• 25 Push Press – 135/95(M) – 95/65(W)
• 25 Deadlifts – 225/185 (M) – 185/115(W)
• Row 1500 m

As this WOD is to be done in partners, one partner will do the effort while the other does burpees ( max of 10). When the partner who is doing the effort fails on reps, they then switch off with each other.There will be no burpees during the row. You will also want to keep the extra #45 plates nearby for a quick plate change between the push press and deadlifts.

100 % of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Matiru’s childs trust fund.
Athletes and participants will have the option to do this at a registered box of their choice. This will be a remote concept, similiar to other WODs that have the same layout. If you would like to register your box please contact me.
R.I.P Red Devil