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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: Kallista Pappas

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Kallista Does Fran...[wmv][mov]

Height: 5'1"
Weight: 103
Age: 14

Benchmarks:
Fran : 4:33 55#
Cindy: 19 rounds
Grace: 7:35 95#
Linda: 32:20 (bench 85#)

Back Squat 145
Shoulder Press 72
Overhead Squat 3x95
Deadlift 209

I am so excited to get out there and Get Some! During my three years of CrossFitting I haven't experienced anything as exciting and inspiring as the CrossFit community, especially last year at the Games. I just want to be there again, have fun, and give it my all.

I am as prepared as my full time gymnastics has allowed. Though I am fitter than I have ever been, I have so much room for improvement! Going to the CrossFit Northwest Championships and coming in 2nd in the 36 and younger division really fired my up for the Games. I can't wait to be there and watch all the beasts perform. I know the field is going to be different this year, but I'll still be bringing it on.

See you there!

18 Comments

Kallista, you are LOVELY! Good luck!

By Spider Chick on June 27, 2008 7:19 AM

WOW... Kallista is actually the first CrossFitter that actually gets her chin over the bar when she does kipping pull ups.. KUDOS for the best pull ups in CF history.

If the judges are tough at the games, she may be the only person who actually finishes a WOD.

Good Luck Kallista!

By sevan on June 27, 2008 7:59 AM

wow, that is really impressive. although depressing that a 14 year old is stronger and faster than me.

good luck at the games!

By justin on June 27, 2008 9:20 AM

Kallista you are awesome. Truly phenomenal. Way to make fellow gymnasts proud. Good luck at the games. Looking forward to meeting you there.

By Gillian on June 27, 2008 9:43 AM

Wow! That is awesome! Kallista, I am so excited to meet you and see you in action!! Good luck and keep working that hard...you are on your way to being just like Gillian!

By Miranda 801 on June 27, 2008 10:12 AM

Beautiful technique. Sevan - Yep chin over the bar.

MOREOVER, chest to the bar on a lot of those. NICE!

Sweet thrusters to boot.

Watch out ladies!

By David - Chatt, TN on June 27, 2008 10:18 AM

Sevan and David - I was thinking the same thing! We could learn a lot from watching these kids! (esp. me!!!)

Awesome work!

And a great song...basement jaxx rocks..

By Murph on June 27, 2008 10:40 AM

Great swings on the kips from both athletes.

By Eric Lester on June 27, 2008 12:34 PM

After that video denim shorts will become the new board shorts.

By Aaron on June 27, 2008 4:37 PM

Kallista,
You and your brother are a true inspiration, not just for young athletes but for all of us young and old.
Best of luck at the games!!

By carrie on June 28, 2008 7:49 AM

WOW! Amazing ROM for both of those athletes. Great examples to all. I am sure they are going to bring it this year.

By Chris CFSD on June 28, 2008 3:46 PM

And that's an old video! Kallista is even better, stronger, and faster now. She's all humble and stuff, but watch out for her!

Good luck Kalli! GSGA. :-)

By Carrie on June 28, 2008 6:42 PM

Kallista, was quite the sensation at the first or second CrossFit gymnastics seminar. Quite the ringer that was good to have out there to show to the attendees what gymnastics was all about!

Last I remember she was a Level 6 which means she is probably a level 7 or 8 by now. I think I saw her around at one of the meets performing well in the past few years.

I can remember hearing that her coaches were worried that she wanted to crossfit and train so much during the day.

By Blair Lowe on July 1, 2008 3:27 AM

agreed on the pullups she is getting way over the bar unlike some of the crossfitters posted in the workouts lately hopefully they can take her example...

By connor on July 1, 2008 2:09 PM

I should have tackled her when she passed me on the run.

Kallista - look forward to seeing you and your and family there again this year.

By dale saran on July 2, 2008 12:27 PM

Kallista-- is without a doubt the illest 14 year old I've ever seen.

I competed with her in the northwest crossfit championships... this girl did 50 SDLHP's at over HALF BODY WEIGHT in remarkably fast time. Not to mention quick on the run.

Sure to be big things to come from her. Carrie's right, she's super humble... more like a damn rockstar.

Best of luck at the games!

By John DeCoursey on July 2, 2008 4:47 PM

Kallista - you were awesome, we really loved watching you crush the clean and jerk at the games. Truly truly impressive, keep it up girl!

By Nick & Ewa on July 6, 2008 10:48 PM

HOLY COW! Kallista! I didn't realize that was you in the video! I watched that video like last winter I believe. You've come a long way from 30lb thrusters. Love ya, girly!

By sakura on July 14, 2008 9:47 PM