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: Gabe "Dutch" Lowy

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Dutch Lowy...[wmv][mov]

Height: 5'4"
Weight: 150lbs
Age: 26
Owner: CrossFit ATM

Benchmarks
Fran: 2:30
Elizabeth: 6:38
Grace: 5:00
FGB: 452
Cindy: 34 rounds
Mary: 14 rounds
Helen: 9:02 (450m run)

Total: 875
Snatch: 182
Clean: 245
C&J: 235
500m row: 1:37 2000m row: 7:21

Dutch's thoughts on the Games

My training has been getting pretty serious in the last few weeks (May), and I expect it to build in intensity and volume till, hopefully, peaking around early July. April was a hard month so this push began with a feeling of being out of shape.

I am concentrating on what we call our Goat exercises (things we aren't good at or hate doing). Some of the things included in this list for me are: running long, rowing, heavy dead lifts, and muscle ups. But, like everyone else, this list grows daily. I lift heavy when the spirit moves me which is usually quite often. I have been doing alot of O-lifting as well as squats and deads. It just feels so good to pick something heavy up and put it over your head!!

My nutrition is pretty locked on thanks to Robb Wolf. I recently cut out dairy and am working on Nightshades much to the dismay of my girlfriend (she loves spicy food).

It has been tough to get enough sleep in the last month but i am finally beginning to catch up and feel rested again. I graduated from Texas A&M in May and am finally able to concentrate on training. I hope all that I am doing will pay off. I can't wait to compete, and just hang out with all the CrossFitters at the Games!

10 Comments

Sick times! Look forward to meeting you Dutch!

By Anthony Bainbridge - CrossFit Fredericton on May 27, 2008 9:39 AM

Thanks for the kind words Amigo but you were dialed long before we met! You are going to kick-ass!

By Robb Wolf on May 27, 2008 10:46 AM

Little guys...... I hate 'em!

You rock Dutch!

By freddy c. on May 27, 2008 8:22 PM

Thanks Guys!

By Dutch on May 28, 2008 9:19 AM

starting feeling out of shape? Whatever Dutch, you're a stud!

By Speal on May 28, 2008 10:40 AM

Looking forward to meeting the top competitors. I'm fairly new, began in February. Train at OneWorld in Union City, CA.

See you all at the games.

By Will on May 29, 2008 12:52 PM

Go get 'em and gig 'em!

:)

By Heather on May 31, 2008 8:39 PM

Hey man, best of luck...i know you and jonny will do awesome out there! I was gonna come but won't be getting back to the states til mid July. You should try to come up to MA after the games. Take care brother, good luck. I'll see what I can do about making you guys some Crossfit Baghdad shirts!

By Brian Kalaher on June 1, 2008 7:13 AM

I just read the profile; and congrats dutch. There is no end to what you can accomplish. I'm sure of that.
Thank you for introducing/indoctrinating Matt and I into this program. I never have properly thanked you and I think you should hear it. I won't be in Aromas, but I'm looking forward to seeing your success.

By ben w on June 15, 2008 6:25 PM

I just finished a CrossFit Level 1 Certification here at Ft. Bragg, NC with Dutch, Pat, Chuck, and Dan and those guys did an awesome seminar. I can't say enough how professional those guys were. And just meeting Dutch in person, I can see why he's a machine. Mahalo again guys for a great seminar.

By Tony P on November 6, 2008 5:52 PM