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: Connor Martin

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Connor & David Martin at the 07 Games ...[wmv][mov]

Height: 5-11
Weight: 150
Age: 16

Benchmarks:
Helen: 8:19 (460m run)
Fran : 3:53
Cindy: 39 rounds
Angie: 13:09
Murph: 31:43 (1.2 Mile run)
30 muscle ups 4:43

Back Squat 305
Shoulder Press 150
Overhead Squat 150 x 15

I've been going to CrossFit events since I was 12 years old. The games are a chance to see a lot of people I've gotten to know over the years. Last year I was excited to compete in the games, but a little intimidated. Then the hopper event was announced and I found out I would be pressing more than my bodyweight. It was a hard couple of days, but I learned a lot.

I have been thinking about the games since they ended last year. Since wrestling season ended I have been training really hard. I've been working on my weaknesses and began a heavy lifting program. I have gotten a double bodyweight deadlift, back squat and a bodyweight shoulder press. Last year I had a hard time dealing with the weight in the hopper event, but I've been training heavier the past few months, so if heavy push jerks or presses come out of the hopper I think I will be able to deal with it.

The competition is obviously heating up this year you never know what monster might come out of the woods, all I can do is push myself in my daily workouts and hope for the best. If something body weight comes out of the hopper then I think I'll do well but if something with heavy lifting comes out I'll do my best and see what happens. I'm glad that I get the opportunity to compete among athletes of this caliber and hope to have a good showing. Either way I'm still young so I'll get to keep coming back for years. See you guys there !!!!

8 Comments

Okay, the list of "who will kick my a**" now includes all the men, likely most of the women, and now kids. Someone please bring something I can beat. Maybe a fat lazy cat . . . a hamster . . . maybe a three legged dog everyone calls "hopper" . . .

But seriously Connor . . . 39 rounds of Cindy? Stout.

By TexasPatrick on June 23, 2008 7:28 AM

39 rounds CINDY! and he is only 16!!!!! This is even scarier when the Murski numbers came out. Well have fun competing with this kid at the games.

By Adam/TempleOwl M/20/6'2"/185 on June 23, 2008 7:32 AM

Go Connor! We'll be cheering for you from Snohomish. We can't wait to hear how well you do. Go get 'em !)

By Jeff & Charity @ CF Snohomish on June 23, 2008 8:11 AM

The future of CrossFit. Awesome!

By Rob Corson on June 23, 2008 8:22 AM

Connor is one of the hardest working athletes out there!

Good luck, I'll be rooting for you and David!

Brand X rocks!

By Gonzo on June 23, 2008 8:46 AM

Connor, go for it. I'm twice your age and have half of your numbers and results :)
Go for it, great to see that such young kids as you are have such results.
I just wish I started with CF 22 years ago...
Good luck !

By Petr R. on June 23, 2008 11:41 AM

Connor - Good work as usual. I am sure you will do well at the Games. I have two young boys and I will be stoked to see them turn out like you inthe future! Get some!!

By Ian Carver on June 23, 2008 12:00 PM

Connor...you are going to do sooo awsome! You are the best cross-fitter I know :) I wish I could be there, next year I will though :)....and you are the "monster" in this competition! hehe Good luck even though I know you won't need it!

By Noelle on June 25, 2008 11:50 AM