What are the CrossFit Games?

“In implementation, this looks like sport. This is revolutionary. It's as distinctive of the program as are the movements and the charter of functionality and variance. Our workouts are competitive events.

The strength and value of CrossFit lies entirely within our dominance of other athletes. This is a truth divined through competition, not debate.”

Greg Glassman, CrossFit Co-Founder & CEO
3, 2, 1 — GO!

The Games are over and the results are in!

The Top Female CrossFitter for 2008 is Caity Matter of Gahanna, OH, where she trains with Rogue Fitness. Tanya Wagner took second place and Gillian Mounsey took third.

The Top Male CrossFitter for 2008 is Jason Khalipa of CrossFit Unlimited in Milpitas, CA. Josh Everett came in second, with Jeremy Thiel in third.

The Affiliate Cup was won by the team from CrossFit Oakland.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the volunteers, spectators, and competitors for a great weekend!

Athlete Profile: Adriana Grassi

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Adriana on Youtube ...


Height: 5'5"
Weight: 131
Age: 38

BENCHMARKS:
Fran 4:42
Helen 9:24
Filthy 50: 23:57
Deadlift 231lbs
Press 95lbs
Squat 200lbs

Southeast CrossFit Challenge
Women's Hopper: 1st Place
CFT-middleweight: 1st Place
Overall Female CrossFitter: 3rd Place

Wow, watching all of those videos of so many amazing women, really sets the tone for the Games. I have to be honest I'm very nervous and this will be my first time going to the games. I started CrossFit back in October 2007, I used to compete in fitness competitions, but this is a whole different world. However, it is amazing at what CrossFit has done for my strength and endurance.

By living in Florida, it is very difficult to train for the trail run, so I had to modify a few things in my training to prepare myself for that treacherous 5K. I have no love for running, but as they say we must address our weaknesses.

I am looking forward to meeting so many of the incredible athletes, that CrossFit has produced. I am going in with the mindset of winning and if I don't...........I will not go down without a fight!!!!

17 Comments

Who is this girl, she looks impressive. Wow this year is going to be a battle, both on the male/female sides.

By Derek on June 10, 2008 10:24 PM

They call her the "Queen". She's very impressive and unpredictable. So keep and eye out!

By Bionic on June 11, 2008 6:28 AM

Nice wins Adriana. Hail to the Queen!

By Michael Pommerening on June 11, 2008 9:35 AM

Adriana,

Don't be nervous. You are going to do great. Just have fun and go hard. Try running the 17th St. Bridge in Lauderdale or the Spanish River Bridge to A1A might be closer. Just run it back and forth til you hit 5K.

Good Luck!

Wally

By Wally on June 11, 2008 1:11 PM

I have the utmost confidence that you will do what it takes to be number one. You not only inspire me but you inspire everyone at Crossfit Hardcore. You go girl!!

By Diabla on June 11, 2008 3:57 PM

Queen, you have nothing to worry about, girl. You are so strong, you are gonna kick some major ass. This is so exciting.

By KGB on June 11, 2008 5:54 PM

Who is this?? This is our Queen!

Adriana - you totally set the example! You do us proud and have nothing to be nervous about! You are an inspiration to all!

By fitmaster on June 11, 2008 5:59 PM

The Queen rocks! She is amazing and I am sure will bring home the gold to Crossfit Hardcore!!!!!

By LC on June 11, 2008 7:43 PM

Adriana porta in alto anche l'Italia,combatti fino alla fine ne restera' una solaa....In bocca al lupo! e crepi.

By bartolomeo on June 12, 2008 12:20 AM

this is the queen of crossfit hardcore. she is an inspiration, along with heinz and everyone else in the CFHC family. You will do awesome at the games.

By wild bill on June 12, 2008 6:23 AM

Queen- You are more powerful than you think. I can't wait to see the medals you bring home from the games!

By Hanna on June 12, 2008 9:08 AM

Queen of Hardcore: You work smart and train hard. Now is your time. Bring it home! Have fun too!

By Ninja on June 12, 2008 11:24 AM

Queen of Hardcore: You train hard and work smart. Now is your time. Bring it home! Have fun too!

By Ninja on June 12, 2008 11:28 AM

Umm... If I remember correctly you were right there with me in the East Coast Games. In addition I remember us BOTH pushing each other in every event. You are an amazing athlete and I look forward to working out WITH you again.

By Jelli on June 17, 2008 6:51 AM

You are an amazing athlete and I am proud to have had the opportunety to watch you grow as you have trained crossfit over the past 10 month. You have both mental toughness as well as physical strenghth required to win the medal. I know you will bring it home.

By Napolean on June 20, 2008 9:16 AM

This lady has the heart and mental fortitude to win it. Go Adriana!!!

By Donna @ HC2 on July 1, 2008 10:20 AM

that's my "mama"!
you don't know but, you gonna find out adriana grassi!
you will be seeing this woman at the top of the pack the whole weekend.
i have never met anyone determined and confident, and still be so humble and giving.
make way for the queen!

3.2.1 represent!
GO MAMA GO!

By pnut on July 3, 2008 9:29 PM