CrossFit to participate in ‘Fight Gone Bad’ fundraiser

When Landstuhl Soldier and CrossFit participant Master Sgt. Drake Sladky steps up for his 17 minutes of the “Fight Gone Bad” workout Saturday, he won’t be competing just for himself. He’ll also be raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Landstuhl CrossFit is raising money to support the Wounded Warrior Project in honor of Sgt. Raymond Alcaraz, who served in Afghanistan with Sergeant Sladky during their 2007-2008 deployment. Sergeant Alcaraz was killed in action on Aug. 31 in Logar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. 

“Fight Gone Bad” is a fundraising workout where participants move through five stations for one minute each. Upon completion of the “round” of exercises, participants get a minute rest and go for two more rounds. Scoring is based on the number of repetitions the athletes can complete in each minute. Different stations during the workout include push-press, rowing, Sumo dead-lift high-pull and wall-ball.

Landstuhl CrossFit members consist of Army, Navy and Air Force enlisted and officers who feel strongly about supporting the Wounded Warrior Project.

“Working in the hospital, you can see the positive impact the Wounded Warrior Project has on our patients,” said instructor Master Sgt. Victor Laragione.

The CrossFit event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Adam-Müller-Str. 7, 66894 Gerhardsbrunn (7 km from Landstuhl). Any donations can be made via either before or after the event. Once on the Web site, search for “Laragione” or “Sladky” to find the Landstuhl team.

Last year, more than 5,200 people participated, raising more than $1.1 million for the charities. This year, they wish to break the $2 million mark. To support Landstuhl CrossFit’s efforts, go to and click “Donate.”