Northeast Tennessee

Who was Stephen Decatur?

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Iron Horse (Founders Park)

26 Pax including 1 FNG showed up to get better and celebrate the birthday of America’s first Naval Hero, Stephen Decatur.  YHC hadn’t Q’d since his birthday so it was only fitting.  Mr. Decatur left a young America too soon at the age of 41 as a result of a duel.  We worked to honor his age, sea legs, and sailor’s shoulders this morning.

  • Disclaimer
  • Prayer–Baby
  • COP
    • Slaughter Starter–10 Burpees OYO
    • Mosey around the Farmers Market Pavilion
    • Seal Claps x 41 IC (Happy Birthday Captain Decatur)
    • Superman Yellow Sun/Red Sun x 15 IC each way
    • Windmill x 15 IC
    • Dive Bombers x 10 at Q’s command
    • TTT x 15 IC
    • Hillbilly Walkers x 15 IC
  • The Thang
    • The numbers 4 and 1 or 1:4 held special meaning
    • Iron Hulk–1:4 to 10:40
      • Run step loop and back
    • Dan Taylors–1:4 to 7:28
      • Run to Tombstone Hill
    • Partner Up–Size Matters
      • As Captain Decatur died in a duel Partner 1 would fireman carry Partner 2 up Tombstone Hill
      • At Top each would do 41 LBC’s (as Captain Decatur was shot in the mid-section/hip area)
      • Back to bottom–Flapjack
    • Run back to Amphitheater
      • Flutter kicks x 41 IC
      • Shoulder Pretzels x 20 IC followed by Moroccan Nightclubs at YHC time discretion
      • Shoulder Pretzels x 21 IC followed by Moroccan Nightclubs at YHC time discretion
      • Howling Monkeys x 10 to lighten the mood
  • COT
    • Countorama
    • Nameorama
    • Prayer-Baby


Strong work by the Pax following a Monday Murph and a Tuesday Donatello Q.  Great turnout for a cool Thursday morning with school getting back into swing.  I have no doubt the Pax will keep it rolling on Saturday with a wintry weather Honcho Q.  Captain Decatur would be proud.

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