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: Anthony Bainbridge

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Anthony Bainbridge Profile...[wmv][mov]

Height: 5'7
Weight: 170
Age: 29
CrossFit Fredericton


30 Muscleups: 3:14
Angie: 13:41
Cindy: 33 rounds
Diane: 3:21
Elizabeth: 4:31
FGB: 404 (3 rounds) / 585 (5 rounds)
Fran: 2:47
Grace: 2:13
Murph: 33:43

Squat: 405
Press: 205
Deadlift: 565
Power Clean: 235
500m Row: 1:26.2

Thoughts on the Games: Everyone knows what happened last year, but with CrossFit's infamous "variety" principle it is obvious that things could change. I've heard a ton of rumors but it honestly doesn't matter. You could tell me the exact events and I would still use the WOD to prepare. But if there is another random hopper event, I'd be hoping for something like 21-15-9 of 405 pound deadlifts and muscleups. Can you pass that on to Coach for me?

The competition itself is going to be insane! The big dogs are coming out for this one and it's almost tempting to just sit back and watch them demolish the events. I won't see any of it since I'll be gasping for air and wiping sweat out of my eyes for 2 days, so hopefully Tony B gets some great video of everyone kicking ass.

Diet: I'm on a steady stream of Big Macs and Pepsi. I figure I'll self-sabotage so that if I don't perform well I can blame it on my diet. Seriously though, I'm Zoning on 18 blocks with 4x fat - practically no sugar or starch.

Mental: I'm in a really good spot right now. I took a break from fighting so I have no injuries, diet is dialed in, sleep patterns are solid, and my benchmark workouts have been improving at a steady rate. I know I'll come in well rounded and at my best - so whatever happens on the scorecard is irrelevant.

Countdown is on!


I must know what you did to get a near 4xBW DL! That is crazy stuff, well done.

By Jamie Crichton on June 22, 2008 1:29 PM

New Brunswick, wha? Well it's good to know there'll be another Easterner out at the Games, I'll keep my eye out for ya, buddy!

By gaucoin on June 22, 2008 2:12 PM

Totally stoked to be seeing you at the games bro. Great numbers, you're a hell of an athlete. Good luck, you'll do well bud.

By Will "Blake" Blaker on June 22, 2008 3:22 PM

Bainbridge rules!

By Pat Barber on June 22, 2008 6:21 PM

You're a machine Tony. Best of luck at the games man.

By RJ on June 22, 2008 10:48 PM

Incredible numbers... especially on a 5'7" 170 lb. frame. Looking forward to seeing the "little" guys throw down this year.

By Derek on June 22, 2008 10:57 PM

That's the most entertaining profile of all the competitors!

Best wishes Tony!

By Leonid S. on June 23, 2008 5:29 AM

Tony, your stats, hard work, and dedication inspire us all. Your training has been solid and I know you and Jodi are going to surprise even yourselves at the games with some awesome performances. Stay straight and take it easy on the Big Macs.

By Ian Haya on June 23, 2008 6:07 AM

Kick it, Anthony. Best of luck at the games.


By TomF on June 23, 2008 8:26 AM

Anthony - You are a beast. If I see a hopper WOD with 405 Lbs deads coming out, I'm sending my dog on you! ;)

Looking forward to meeting you. I'll buy you a Big Mac at the Games - See you there!!

By Ian Carver on June 23, 2008 9:32 AM

Those are some scary numbers Anthony. Awesome to see such a strong competitor coming out of Eastern Canada.

Looking forward to seeing you guys on the Island after.

By Mike - CrossFit PEI on June 23, 2008 10:22 AM

Pat - you're a funny guy!

Ian C. - let's save the big mac for AFTER the games!

By Anthony Bainbridge - CrossFit Fredericton on June 23, 2008 5:21 PM

First we yanks find out Canada is populated then we've got monsters like Anthony and OPT coming out of there. What's next, they'll beat us at hockey?

Seriously though it's been inspiring to watch your affiliate grow and see your numbers. Good luck!

By Damon on June 25, 2008 9:44 AM

Anthony -

Looking forward to meeting you and Jodi at the Games. Great, great numbers, bro. Keep up the hard work. I'll be the guy behind you. By a lot. There's no dress involved in this challenge, right?


By Dale Saran on June 27, 2008 6:37 AM

Hi Anthony,

"But if there is another random hopper event, I'd be hoping for something like 21-15-9 of 405 pound deadlifts and muscleups"

Ahh yes...my two favourite things. I know what you mean - I dream of WODs like this, hehe!

I often check out your YouTube channel to see wassup. As a fellow sumo-deadlifter (competing in my first comps in 2009) your deadlift in particular is incredible and inspiring.

Best of luck in the Games.


By Chet (UK): www.FuncKey.co.uk on June 27, 2008 11:32 PM

Good luck Anthony! Wish we could be there to watch. Represent Canada for us!

By Robin @ CrossFit Regina on June 29, 2008 2:33 PM

well anthony, you pretty much got your wish for the hopper wod as far as deadlifts are concerned haha! nice!

By travis c on July 3, 2008 10:18 AM

Travis - not nearly heavy enough! 275 won't slow anyone down. :P

We arrived in Santa Cruz today - they lost our luggage - but good spirits nonetheless!

By Anthony Bainbridge - CrossFit Fredericton on July 3, 2008 9:00 PM

Tony and Jodi: You have travelled coast to coast, bring back something for all to boast! Wish you well at the Games!

By Gil Violette on July 4, 2008 2:07 AM

thats funny you say that anthony... i love heavy deads fast, im built similar to you, and i wish it was 315 or more also, theres so many beasts i think your actually right!! haha. sorry about the luggage bro, hope it doesnt "derail" you too much, although it may be my only chance to keep up! ;) good luck brother!

By travis c on July 4, 2008 6:10 PM

What's interesting is that 5 of my PRs listed above have been smashed since the CF Games. Three years into CrossFit and still making progress ... thanks Coach!

By Anthony Bainbridge - CrossFit Fredericton on August 31, 2008 8:10 AM