11.23.17 “Hoopes”

Happy Thanksgiving! Holiday Schedule Thursday: 7:00 am class and 8:30 am class Friday: 7:00 am class and 5:15 pm class

33 min AMRAP 118 Wallball buy in (20/14) 5 Thrusters (135/95) 7 T2B 1 Rope Climb 200 meter run *team option: 1 person works at a time alternating movements but running together*

The “Hoopes” Hero WOD was submitted to us by Coach Christopher Scott of CrossFit Buena (Buena, NJ) in September 2017.

From Christopher Scott: “On September 12, 2012, the New Jersey State Police lost one of the best Troopers who has ever served our department. His name is Trooper James Hoopes, badge number 5712. Trooper Hoopes died in the line of duty while training for his physical fitness test [on the Atlantic City boardwalk]. Trooper Hoopes was a role model for Troopers, both on a professional and personal level. He was very serious with his health and fitness. His death was tragic and completely breathtaking to anyone who knew him, because anyone who has ever had contact with Trooper Hoopes would never believe he would have died during a training exercise. Trooper Hoopes touched a lot of lives within the State Police Family, but even more within his Community; where he was actively involved with coaching youth sports.”

In honor of him, and after consulting several of his close friends who live the CrossFit code, one of the coaches from CrossFit Buena programmed [this] WOD… Trooper Hoopes was, not only a hero to the New Jersey State Police, but also the Community his served. The 33 minutes in the AMRAP represent the date of Trooper Hoopes’ death (12+9+12). The 118 wall balls represent his graduating class. The AMRAP rep scheme represents his badge number: #5712

Detective Sergeant James G. Hoopes was born in Atlantic City on August 16, 1972 and was raised in Ventnor. He graduated from Holy Spirit High School in 1990 and then Albright College in 1994. At Albright, Jim played basketball, set the school’s rebounding record and was recently honored as a member of the Albright College All Century Team. He later went on to obtain his Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University. Jim toured the United States playing professional basketball with the Washington Generals. He then went on to teach Spanish and coach basketball at Holy Spirit High School while working summers at the Greenhouse in Margate. In November 1998, Jim graduated from the 118th New Jersey State Police class. He proudly and honorably served as a State Trooper for 14 years.

James G. Hoopes is survived by his wife, Merry, and sons, Jayson and Joey. Jim is also survived by his mother Cathy, sister Lisa (Drew) Gibson.

Recent Posts

See All

4.14.21

A. Strength 3 sets of the following superset 8 Dual Dumbbell Prone Row @ 30X2 Tempo 8 Dual Dumbbell Bench Press @ 30X1 Tempo B. Conditioning 3 Rounds For Time 15 Pull-Ups 20 Alternating DB Snatches 40

4.13.21

A. Conditioning 25 minute AMRAP 40/35 Cal Row 30 Goblet Lunges 53#/35# 20 American KB Swings 10 Burpees

4.12.21

A. Strength 15 Minutes to Build to 3RM Thruster *Record weight to score -or- E2MOM X 6 rounds (Every 2 minutes) 8 DB Thrusters + 8 DB Rows B. Conditioning 21-15-9 Thrusters 95#/65# T2B 8 MINUTE CAP C.