Matt, Lieutenant Commander Conner, served 14 years as an officer in the Unites States Navy (1995-2009). Matt was a Naval Aviator and flew helicopters. He flew the SH-60F and HH-60H Seahawks, and the MH-60S Knighthawk.
After attending flight school and earning his Naval Aviator "Wings of Gold", Matt was deployed with his squadron, HS-6, on the aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) twice in support of Operation Southern Watch ('98-'99), and Operation Enduring Freedom ('01-'02).
Then, he was a helicopter instructor pilot and flight standardization officer at HS-10, Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California. Matt met his wife and Bozeman native, Cheri, through his squadron-mate, and future best-man, Billy Fraser. Matt continued in the Naval Reserves for three years after moving to Bozeman in 2006, commuting down to San Diego, CA once a month for flight duties. In 2009 with a young family and a new business started, he left the reserves and became a full-time civilian and lunchtime CrossFit regular.
LCDR Conner's Crusher
With a partner
4 Rounds for time to honor his rank = O-4
14 Push Press 95/65 - 14 reps to honor his years in service.
Each partner must do 14 before moving on - one partner holds a plank while the other lifts. Reps can be broken up in any order, but both partners must complete 14 each.
60 Burpee Box Over - 60 reps to honor the type of helicopters he flew.
Break up the reps between partners. Teams only need to complete 60 total reps, one partner works while the other rests.
140 Double Unders - 140 reps to honor his two tours aboard CVN-70.
Break up the reps between partners. Both can work at the same time. If one finishes before the other, that partner does flutter kicks.
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