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: Lauren Pryor

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Sevan Interviews Lauren ...[wmv][mov]

Height: 5'9
Weight: 145
Age: 26

Benchmarks
Fran 65lbs - 4:49
Fran 95lbs- 8:00
Michael- 16:26
Cindy - 19 rds
Nancy: 15:45
Kelly: 21:30 (with 12lbs ball)
Annie: 6:20

5K Run: 22:30
500m row: 1:46
Deadlift: 300
Back Squat: 235
Press: 105

I am totally excited to participate in my first CF Games this year. I feel so privileged to compete against some amazing female athletes, as well as watch the whole competition unfold. I am viewing this competition as an opportunity to push my limits, physically and mentally, to a new max. Like executing the WODs, this will set myself a new standard to work with for the challenges to come.

I have been involved with track and field for 14 years, and when I 'retired' after university I started to dabble in CF. I followed the info on the site and completed the WODs that I was able to do confidently. In the fall of '07 I really started to focus on CF, this meant completing all the daily WODs and focusing more on improving my weaknesses. By following the WODs I have seen great improvements in all aspects of my own fitness as well as witnessed huge developments in others.

Like each workout my daily nutrition is different. I fuel myself depending on the workouts and how my body is feeling. I eat as clean as possible and make the best choices that my situation will allow.

I am so excited to participate with the CF Calgary team, as well as meet others from the CF community. Everyone's support and motivation is amazing and I believe these games will bring all that to a new level.

Let the games begin!!!

20 Comments

Woo hoo, way to represent, Lauren!

By gaucoin on June 17, 2008 6:55 PM

Awesome stats Lauren. Good luck!

By Mike - CrossFit PEI on June 17, 2008 7:19 PM

Lauren, you'll do fantastic...you are a true competitor.

By Trevor on June 17, 2008 8:35 PM

I have had the pleasure of watching this "Princess of Power" Rip through WOD's; let me tell you... Its GO TIME!!!
I can't wait for the stories to flow from the games like a river of AWE!... I can hear it now..."It was if the Clouds parted and the sky opened so the whole world could see without interference as Lauren (LTP) stepped up to the line seconds away from Crushing the requested physical and mental punishment that awaited all Crossfit competitors that day."

Just the thought of it reminds me of a song by the band CAKE. Song. Going the Distance "Reluctantly crouched at the starting line... Engines pumping and Thumping in Time... The green light flashes, The Flags go up...Churning and Burning they yearn for the Cup.... The Rest To Come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CAN'T WAIT!!

Come on LTP Do what you Do Well!!

By KSC on June 17, 2008 8:37 PM

KSC you are a knob.... Lauren you will make all us Globo Gym users proud!!!

By TK on June 17, 2008 10:26 PM

I think the women's division is going to be more competitive than the men's this year! Monsters!

By Anthony Bainbridge - CrossFit Fredericton on June 18, 2008 7:01 AM

You ROCK Lauren and are an incredible athlete! Have fun-we are all cheering you on!

PS Would have LOVED to see you Whoop Sevens' Ass-Canadian style!

By Chantal T. on June 18, 2008 7:45 AM

Looks like they pulled another “one” out of the great white north.
Do the Canadians keep these people locked up in boxes and only let them out at Crossfit Competition game time.

Seems to me like their blowing smoke always talking about Donuts and Maple Syrup!
I still think all the Canadians are going to have one hell of an Eye opening at the games when they see the gamut of “American “Caged Animals.

Our Girls have nothing to fear but other “Red, White, and Blue” Competitors because the Games this year is ours!

By Dug.Brat M/32/236 TX on June 18, 2008 8:58 AM

When Humble and humility, the style of the Great White North, turn into fierce determination, and when shards of pure speed and power rip through the Aromas air, shield yourselves, LTP has arrived.

By Sofa King on June 18, 2008 9:40 AM

Well I tell you EH!… When they say “Howdy All Y’all, down here in Texas have every thing is Bigger” I did not know they where referring to there over sized deep-fried cream puffed egos, Mr. Dug. Brat Manmustk118.

Seeming that Canada has a population nearly equal to the Great State of Texas and we are producing some of the top Crossfiters I think we are the ones who should be shooting our over sized ego inflated Pistols with pure disregard into the sky.

May I quote one of your great leaders… George W Bush. "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." —Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

Just reading that quote from that Famous Texan reassures me Lauren, you got the skills and it’s yours for the taking.

KSC

By KSC on June 18, 2008 9:52 AM

Oh man, this is getting fun . . . Cali v. East Coast, Canada v. Texas . . .

Ah well, everybody is a teensy bit cranky 'till the beer buyin' starts . . . .

By TexasPatrick on June 18, 2008 10:45 AM

I would agree it does seem to be getting a bit cold in here given the “Blow Hard” cold front coming down from the north.
It is going to be a great lesson for the Great White snow walkers; they can’t take the Heat of real 100 degree mind and body melting American competition.

It’s going to be like serving fried Canadian bacon at a weight watchers convention. The only thing the people will be talking about is how nice it was for those Canadians to come down and make us look so damn good.

On game day, we are not going to be (Canadian) peace keeping; however, like we do all over the world, we will feed you, shelter you, and even put a bandage on your booboo just to make sure you know there is no hard feelings even after we’re done kicking your ass.

The numbers will shine like Stars on the Flag.

By Dug.Brat M/32/236 TX on June 18, 2008 1:34 PM

OK… I have been catching some Daggers from some of the Canadians going down to the Games.
I am sure that Dug and all of our Friends to the south know this was all in the name of Fun!

However, I may have been attempting to stoke the fire of combative banter to spur Emotional drive and rivalry too hard. I would like to say that everyone I have talked to regarding the games up here in Canada first and foremost has shared their excitement to be able to share the stage with the attending Crossfit athletes. The thrill to meet some of the Big names we have all come to know and look for.

I too wish I had the chance to go down and complete with all of you in order to be a part of your stories and memories.

Some things in life must wait.

So please do forgive my overzealous nature and take some time at the games to watch Lauren compete it is truly inspiring.

Good luck to all

By KSC on June 18, 2008 3:18 PM

It's good to see KSC retracting some of those statements because this is not the place.

I came on here to read the comments regarding a person I respect and admire and a few people chose to use this page as their own forum to chant semi-patriotic slogans and to slag the other competitors based only on geography. This is not what I've come to experience from CrossFit and it makes me uncomfortable. I sincerely hope this isn't the environment that I will be competing in while I'm in Aromas.

When I arrive at the Games I'm representing my affiliate (OPT) and myself (family included); not my country. This isn't an 'us vs. them' situation, it's a community coming together in the spirit of healthy competition and camaraderie. Anyone looking to make this into a country vs. country debate needs to think more clearly about what CrossFit is and where their priorities lie.

By gaucoin on June 18, 2008 6:48 PM

On a lighter note, she's definitely a cutie. And a monster, it seems. Those stats are impressive, especially the 95lbs Fran. Good luck!

By Max on June 18, 2008 7:05 PM

The trip up to Canada and into OPT land was EYE opening.

If anybody gets a chance to goto Calgary and train with these cats... YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THIS CHANCE...

Even the most die hard elite CrossFitter will get something extraordinary from the visit to Calgary CrossFit. You will never want to leave.

AND Lauren is even more impressive in person.

By sevan on June 18, 2008 10:26 PM

Go Lauren!! You are an awesome athlete and competitor, can't wait to hear about how you destroyed all competition! Good Luck!

By LSP on June 19, 2008 1:10 PM

well put gaucoin. Sevan, I'm glad you guys enjoyed your trip to OPT and Crossfit Calgary. I am blessed to spend most of my waking hours there. One day the fierce and friendly competitive spirit will permeate my brain a little more.

By Trevor on June 20, 2008 2:54 PM

holy cow, where do you hide all that muscle, lauren? you have scary-crazy stats but you're not scary-crazy looking... secret weapon!

By john heins on June 20, 2008 8:20 PM

Awesome stats Lauren. Good luck!

Lauren, you'll do fantastic...you'll get in everywhere you apply!

By Longer Moniker on August 15, 2008 9:43 AM