CrossFit Coach Greg Peña Climbs 25ft Wall and Saves a Family From a Car Crash

April 15, 2016

Greg Peña out of Nor Cal has been all over the news lately after he saved a family from a car crash, climbing over a huge wall to get to them… Always great to see people’s functional fitness getting some good publicity!

 
From CBS SF Bay Area:

Greg Pena was getting ready to coach a class on the morning of March 26th at the Los Gatos Swim and Racquet club. The workout area is right next to a retaining wall for Highway 17.

All of a sudden, he heard a loud crash, and saw a plume of smoke. A Ford Expedition with six passengers overturned, with a mom, and her three young children inside.

Without even thinking, Pena scaled the 25 foot wall. Using an adjacent fence to his advantage, he got up the wall and onto the freeway within seconds.
CrossFit Coach Greg Pena shows how he climbed a 25-foot wall to save a family following a crash on Highway 17 on March 26, 2016. (CBS)

CrossFit Coach Greg Pena shows how he climbed a 25-foot wall to save a family following a crash on Highway 17 on March 26, 2016. (CBS)

Pena gave first aid to one of the teenagers who was bleeding from the head, and then cut free the young children who were dangling upside in their car seats.



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Break Parallel | Functional Fitness and Health

4 Practices to Improve Performance and Recover Like a Pro
4 Practices to Improve Performance and Recover Like a Pro

June 13, 2017

You may not make it to the games but you have the ability to recover like a pro with just a little extra focused effort.

Read More

Caffeine and Your Workouts...What you need to know.
Caffeine and Your Workouts...What you need to know.

June 09, 2017

Read More

Real World Drills for Real Life Athletes
Real World Drills for Real Life Athletes

May 31, 2017

In an empty gym I can make all the jumpers I want, but as soon as I have to direct my attention to a defender guarding me all of the technique I practiced tends to go out the window. 

Read More