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: Jenni "Jelli" Orr

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Age 28
Height 5'5"
Weight 121 lbs
BGI Fitness Jupiter
Miami Dolphins Cheerleader

Benchmarks:
Fran: 4:23
Jason 33:59 I thought that was good : )
Nancy 17:27 95#
Helen 9:28
Eva 1:03:00 As RX with bloody hands
Uneven Grace 4:02

Back Squat 235lbs
OH Squat 125lbsx16
Shoulder Press 85lbs
Deadlift 242lbs

Thoughts on the Games:
I started CrossFitting about 1 1/2 years ago.

I think the Games are going to be a nail biting experience. The feelings of both nervousness and excitement hit me at the same time. I look forward to the chance of working out and competing with so many amazing athletes. The key for me is to have no expectations, except to get the biggest a@@ whooping I could ever dream of. Gotta love this stuff!!
The HOPPER ooooohhh the Hopper. Now this is where the beauty of CrossFit lies. The hopper can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. We all have our strengths and we all have our weaknesses and we must all face them in the Hopper. Please Hopper give me Squats :-)....Stay away Ring dips :!!

6 Comments

This little girl is an animal!!!!
Jelly I can wait to see you at the games, you are an amazing athlete, only thing is......your are going to whoop my ass again!!

By Adriana on June 15, 2008 5:19 AM

your numbers are impressive

By Steve on June 16, 2008 10:39 AM

Wow. How are you so tiny and still can squat 235lbs!

By Rachel on June 16, 2008 9:05 PM

If I can escape the games without getting beat by this one, I'll be happy.

By Tommy Orr--B.G.I. North on June 17, 2008 7:15 AM

Jenni,

You are truly an amazing athlete. You kicked ass at the South East Challenge and I know you will at the games. Go get 'em!!!!!

By Donna @ HC2 on June 18, 2008 4:40 PM

Jenni,
You were my grader for "Fran" during the Certification Course Charlotte back in March of this year. Having been a bodybuilder for years...and considered to be in great physical shape...I wasn't prepared for the type of heat that Fran brought. Finished...Yes...but it wasn't pretty and I still bear the mental scars today LOL. Thanks for being such a hard ass grader and I wish you luck on the games! Although I'm currently deployed to Iraq, I'll be keeping up and pulling for you!

By Rich Booze on July 1, 2008 5:42 AM