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: Ian Carver

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Ian Carver Profile...[wmv][mov]

Occupation: Deputy Sheriff / K9 Handler - Sacramento Sheriff's Dept.
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175 Lbs
Age: 34
Years CF'ng: 3

Benchmarks:
Fran: 2:43
Helen: 7:46
Karen: 5:01
Cindy: 29 Rounds
5k Run: 19:49
10k Run: 46:52
Squat: 315 Lbs
D/L: 355 Lbs
C & J: 100 Kilo (220 Lbs)
Snatch: 175 Lbs

Thoughts on the Games

The unexpected is what I am looking forward to, hence the beauty of CrossFit. I don't consider myself one of the "CF Immortals," but I feel I can be relatively competitive amongst the field of athletes.

Having been a former elite cyclist who raced in the U.S. and Europe, I thrive on hard competition. However, being a full time dad and cop, it's a different story. I have been out of the competitive circle for a while and I miss regularly battling it out with other athletes. In addition to my other duties at home and work, I am a member of the "SSD Health & Wellness Team" where I teach department members to improve their overall health and performance by implementing classes on diet principles and CrossFit instruction.
Diet

Zone. About 21 blocks per day keep me at my optimum weight and athletic potential. My family and I have been doing it for a couple years now and have great success with it. I am fairly strict with it, occasionally allowing myself something extra here and there.
Mental

I am not overly nervous about competing, as I feel pretty comfortable in my current fitness level and recent progressions. I program many of my own WOD's where I usually integrate a heavy strength component into MetCon routines to get the results I want or need. I also mix in max effort days regularly but, that being said, my only area of concern will be the CFT. A nagging back injury has been slow to heal and I have been staying on the cautious side of going real heavy for max gains. Other than that, I feel great. I am looking forward to a hard and heavy hopper WOD and the trail run. I have a couple exercises that I would rather not see come out of the hopper, but I am not about to jinx myself by telling the world what they are!

In the end, I am simply looking forward to competing at the Games, watching the other amazing athletes, and getting to know and interact with the other competitors!

21 Comments

Ian you stud! Totally stoked that you will be at the Games!

By freddy c._one world on June 19, 2008 10:57 PM

Awesome video, Ian!

By Anthony Bainbridge - CrossFit Fredericton on June 20, 2008 4:04 AM

Ian - Great video and awesome song.
Good luck at the games!

By Leonid S. on June 20, 2008 4:23 AM

IAN! That was fantastic!

So psyched you are able to make it to the Games, and we are proud to have SSDK9.com as one of our Partners.

See you Game Day!

By Michael Pommerening on June 20, 2008 6:33 AM

ian man, its great to see a fellow sacramento crossfitter on this site so well represented. good luck at the games man, i look forward to competing against sacramento's finest!

By travis on June 20, 2008 10:13 AM

Ian,
looking forward to competing along side you at the games. You look like you're in the zone, NICE!

By Will on June 20, 2008 1:42 PM

Good Luck babe...I am really proud of you and hope you do wonderful at the games..."You Rock". Love you!

By Allison Carver on June 20, 2008 8:32 PM

Ian, you are a freaking stud!! I just found out why I need to get involved with this. Good luck buddy!!!

By C. Britton on June 21, 2008 12:41 AM

Impressive Ian...great video....good luck brother...Show them where you live!

By Brian Amos on June 21, 2008 5:00 PM

Very awe inspiring Ian. You go get em and show them how WE do it!!

By Tony Costanzo on June 24, 2008 11:55 PM

Ian,
Don't forget I knew you when you wore purple tights! Good luck buddy! I'm proud of you just for competing!
Billy

By Bill Gazza on June 25, 2008 3:21 PM

Go get 'em Ian, you are a machine. I cannot wait to hear about your journey when you get back.

By Jennifer Bland on June 29, 2008 1:51 PM

Ian, good luck this weekend! As CF novices we are in awe of you. We thank (and curse) you everyday for introducing us to this. Can't wait to hear about it when you get back. We'll be cheering you on from home!

By Michelle and Ryan on July 3, 2008 8:13 PM

Alright babe...."It's time to bring it". We love you! Allison & your boys

By Allison Carver on July 4, 2008 8:32 AM

Hello Ian, Goodluck these days.We think about you from the Netherlands. greeetzz

By Gijs and Cornéke on July 5, 2008 12:17 PM

Hello Ian, Goodluck these days.We think about you from the Netherlands. greeetzz

By Gijs and Cornéke on July 5, 2008 12:18 PM

Hello Ian, Goodluck these days.We think about you from the Netherlands. greeetzz

By Gijs and Cornéke on July 5, 2008 12:19 PM

Way to represent and inspire...make us proud bro!!!!

By Smurf on July 5, 2008 6:44 PM

Ian, it's Tiner from SB15. Awesome job on the games. I'm with Boise PD now. Reply and I'll call you. Take care, be safe.

By Erik Tiner on July 7, 2008 9:14 AM

Ian, my Love - been thinking of you all weekend and am awed by the video....!! You're something, my son! Of course, I always knew you'd be great at everything you do! Your adoring Mom.

By Heike Kutchkov on July 7, 2008 9:31 AM

Ian, my Love - been thinking of you all weekend and am awed by the video....!! You're something, my son! Of course, I always knew you'd be great at everything you do! Your adoring Mom.

By Heike Kutchkov on July 7, 2008 9:32 AM