5 rounds for time of:
2 clean and jerks 205/153
Mireles, 44, died on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, while shielding her fourth-grade students from a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Mireles’ co-teacher, Irma Garcia, and 19 students were also killed in the shooting.
Mireles was in her 17th year of teaching in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District and held certifications in special education and bilingual education.
In addition to regularly running before school, she also enjoyed hiking, and friends and relatives recall she could be found in her CrossFit gym almost every day after school. Earlier this year, she participated in the CrossFit Open for the ninth time.
Mireles’ coach, Mandi Reading, remembers, “Eva loved any workout with a barbell.”
Reading and some of Mireles’ closest friends put their heads together to create the Tribute workout Eva Strong. The workout contains Mireles’ favorite movements and the rep scheme memorializes the lives lost in the tragic shooting: 5 for May, 24 for the day of the month, 19 for the number of students, and 2 for Mireles and Garcia.