‘Eva Strong’ Set Up as Hero WOD for Slain Uvalde Teacher Eva Mireles

June 6, 2022 by
Photo courtesy of Mandi Reading
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A Hero WOD for slain Uvalde teacher Eva Mireles has been set up and will take place June 18.

Mireles was one of two teachers killed along with 19 students at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The 44-year-old was an avid CrossFitter who regularly attended Shotgun CrossFit in the same county. Mireles was killed protecting her 4th-grade students and had been a teacher in the district for 17 years.

She was described by friends and family as someone who regularly used her fitness from CrossFit to run in local 5K’s and loved hiking. She leaves behind her husband Ruben Ruiz and 22-year-old daughter Adalynn. Members of her gym spoke to Morning Chalk Up about her infectious personality, offering tributes about her zest for life and CrossFit.

CrossFit has confirmed the WOD, which will take place June 18, as well as an official fundraiser and Mandi Reading, the owner of Shotgun CrossFit, has set up a T-shirt fundraiser as well where all funds will be donated to the Robb School Memorial Fund.

  • Eva Strong
    *Partner Workout
    5 Rounds for time:
    24 double-unders
    19 toes to bar – split between partners
    2 clean and jerks 205/135 – split between partners
    400m Run


Double-unders are done at the same time. Do not move on to the next movement until both partners finish double-unders. Toes to bar are divided between partners. Clean and jerks are divided between partners (each partner does 1 each round). Run is done together as partners.

Significance of the numbers:

  • 5 – May
  • 24 – Day
  • 19 – Students who lost their lives
  • 2 – Teachers who lost their lives

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