About

Founded by a combat veteran, CrossFit Final Call is Crawford County’s only CrossFit training facility. The 7,200sq/ft facility provides adequate space to offer both CrossFit and strongman training. While CFFC uses CrossFit to have fun, improve members physical fitness, and avoid complacency we truly aim to serve people.

CrossFit was literally a life saver for owner Matt VanSchoyck. After returning home from Iraq in 2005, transitioning from combat soldier back to civilian was rough to say the least. He struggled with a difficult case of PTSD and survivor’s guilt. After finding CrossFit, his life completely changed. Through CrossFit, he found strength both mentally and physically, and the courage to begin to face those issues head on.

It is our hope that the members of CrossFit Final Call will develop strength and fitness of a physical, mental, and spiritual nature that will transcend the gym walls. We hope to help members of CFFC improve every aspect of their life through physical training.

About The Name

CrossFit Final Call

During the memorial ceremony when a soldier is killed in combat the company First Sergeant will call roll. He will call off the names of a few soldiers in the company attending the ceremony. Those soldiers will respond with the customary, “here First Sergeant!” The name of the soldier who was killed is saved for last. The name is first called out as rank and last name. “Specialist Doe.” There is no answer. The First Sergeant then calls, “Specialist John Doe.” Again, there is no answer. The First Sergeant will then call the dead by their rank, first, middle, and last name. “Specialist John Robert Doe.” This is the final roll call.

The ceremony includes a display known today as the Soldiers Cross. Because soldiers on the field of battle cannot attend the actual funeral of their fallen comrades, the soldiers cross signifies respect for the dead amongst the living. It is made of the soldiers rifle stuck into the ground meaning that they were killed in action. The boots are displayed signifying they have made their last march into battle. Dog tags are hung from the rifle and the helmet placed on top so that they may never be forgotten.

The name “CrossFit Final Call” is our way of honoring fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines throughout our history as nation that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. You’ll notice five stars in our logo. They represent the five soldiers that were killed in action during the 1544th transportation companies tour in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. You will also notice the soldiers cross. This is a constant reminder of their heroism and service, and that they may never be forgotten.

 

The Last Roll Call

Here we stand in formation
To honor a brother who served his nation
One by one our names are read
As the tears begin to shed
His name is called there is no sound
Just solemn faces all around
Three times in all his name is said
But he cannot answer for he is dead

He will never shoot another round
His rifle sticks in the ground
I see the boots he used to wear
They’re empty now he isn’t there
I’ll forever remember the day he died
I’ll remember today when we all cried
So on this day we say goodbye
But in our hearts he’ll never die

 

 

 

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