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: Josh Everett

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Josh Everett Profile...[wmv][mov]



Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185lbs
Age: 33
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach University of California Riverside

2007 Games Results

Hopper WOD: 4th
Run: 10th
Total: 2nd
Overall: 3rd

Benchmarks
Fran: 2:25
Snatch: 270lbs
Clean & Jerk: 346.5lbs
200m Sprint: 22.61s
Long Jump: 22'4"
110 High Hurdles: 14.48

Competitive background: I played football and ran track in both high school and college. My senior year of high school football I rushed for 1,355 yds and accomplished my goal of scoring at least 1 touchdown in each game. In track my senior year I finished 8th at the state championships in Ohio's largest division in the high hurdles.

In college my football career only lasted 2 seasons (10games total) due to 2 knee surgeries and an ankle surgery. I did however have a solid track career winning 5 conference championships (3 in the high hurdles, 2 in the 4x100m relay) and by our relay team placing 3rd in the division 3 national championships in 1995 I was a division 3 track & field all-American. My best marks were 14.48 in the 110m high hurdles, 41.4? in the 4x100m relay, 22'4" in the long jump, and 22.61 in the 200m. Nothing special but solid D3 times.

About 4 years or so after college I began competing in weightlifting and have competed in 3 national championships placing as high as ninth place in the 85k class if I remember right. My best lifts are 122.5k in the sn and 157.5k in the clean and jerk. Again nothing special.

My biggest competitions by far were the state championships for track at Ohio State university my senior year (running on the same track as Jessie Owens was a thrill for me) and my two division 3 national championship meets in college. I poured my heart and soul into track and football (never made it to the big championship/playoff game). The weightlifting national championships while prestigious never carried the same weight for me because weightlifting is more like just a hobby of mine. I simply have not invested as much physically or emotionally into weightlifting so the pay off is much less.

How am I preparing for the games? Nothing special really. My weakly schedule looks like this...

Monday: agility drills followed by either 30yd sprints with a sled or sprints on the track up to 300m... everything is with full recovery... no fatigue
Tuesday: about 45 min of O-lift training focusing on snatches and sn asst movements a few sets of light C&J. After this I do a wt room based Crossfit (no running)
Wed: Sprints: 40yds up to 150m again with full recovery
Thursday: 45min of O-lifting focused on C&J along with heavy squats. I follow this with a running based Crossfit
Friday: rest day
Saturday: heavy o-lift day sn, C&J, squat... I usually follow this up with either 3x10 L-chins or 1x40 regular chins

Basically I enjoy sprinting & O-lifting so it makes up the bulk of my training. I'm ignoring training for the distance run because I felt like doing that last year really wore me down and I couldn't have run any worse than what I did anyways. As far as being mentally prepared... mostly I'm just visualizing my self being successful...also thinking of any and all possible wods and how I would attack them. The toughest part for me will be convincing myself to compete on the run... I have no interest in running over 200m competitively.

8 Comments

Hey Josh long time no see,
you look tough bro. I hope all is well with you. Its been a long time since the saturday workouts at burgeners. stay strong.


your long lost pal "justin"

By Henry "justin" Rojas on May 29, 2008 11:40 AM

Awesome video!

Good luck this year Josh!

By Leonid S. on May 29, 2008 12:32 PM

Hey Justin! Where have you been? Are you into crossfit now? Hey folks if Justin ever got into crossfit he will crush us all... this guy has more talent in his pinky than I have in my whole body!
Justin e-mail me... josh.everett@ucr.edu

By josh everett on May 29, 2008 2:07 PM

Josh,
I'm really looking forward to hearing about your performance this year...keep up the good work!

By Dr. G on June 20, 2008 9:30 AM

Hey, Josh, you're an animal. Keep up the high-spirited training. Maybe the hopper will favor you this year and the run will be shorter, then you'll be completely unstoppable. Best of luck!

By Andres De la Rosa on June 23, 2008 11:03 PM

hey coach!!!!! hahahahah i love the video! you better take 1st this year stop playin around and handle business brotha! good luck to you and mary. see you soon
-jeff

By jeff midgett on June 27, 2008 10:11 AM

Hey Josh remember me? Your youth advisor from Meadowbrook. Your mom sent me the link, and you are awesome. I knew you were gonna go far, and you have. Keep up the good work!

By lisa bailey clark on June 27, 2008 1:38 PM

Josh! I sent you an email, but I came across your name on here, go figure, but I wanted to say you are a beast and keep it up!!

By vanessa chanez on July 20, 2008 6:34 PM