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: Pat Barber

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Height: 5'7"
Weight: 160lbs
Age: 22

Benchmarks
Fran 2:20
Helen 7:39
Fight gone bad 411
Diane 3:01
Christine 8:22
Press 155
Jerk 265
Snatch 170
Clean And Jerk 245

Pat's thoughts on the Games
I'm a little nervous, of course, but I'm pretty comfortable competing. I played D1 volleyball in college, and still play a few hours of beach volleyball most days. I have nothing to lose, years of Games ahead of me, and I'm stoked to go head to head with the greatest athletes in CrossFit. Plus, Freddy is bringing his RV!

Being consistent is my biggest challenge, so I'm really trying to hit it hard week after week. I've recently dialed in the Zone tightly, and it seems to be working. I failed to break 3min in Fran forever, then just hit 2:20 and felt like I had even more to give.

I know the Canadians will bring a strong crew. There's also a cadre of East Coast CrossFit trainers that are supposedly coming out. They talk a good game, but when it comes down to it, they don't have what it takes to hang in Cali.

19 Comments

Mmmm. I love the smell of smack talk in the morning. Smells like victory. :-)

This is going to be goooo-oooood.

By TexasPatrick on June 12, 2008 7:46 AM

pat your numbers are lookin great! best of luck, and god i don't know how to stick to closely to the zone! good for you!

-n

By nadia shatila on June 12, 2008 7:57 AM

pat, i met you at the april 19-20 cert in san diego... you're my crossfit hero. represent the little guys you circus freak!

By Travis on June 12, 2008 8:17 AM

40+ second PR on Fran just by dialing in the zone ... freak of nature!

By Anthony Bainbridge - CrossFit Fredericton on June 12, 2008 8:40 AM

Pat, it's great to have you representing the little guys! Really little guys!

That interview you did with Jolie was terrible. That poor girl. Did you practice making yourself look like a douche in the mirror before that?

By Mark M on June 12, 2008 9:02 AM

BTW are you going to bring that sweet pair of volcom shorts? Or is it just going to walk to the games by itself?

By Mark M on June 12, 2008 9:09 AM

Just kidding Pat! A little trash talk from a guy who is too scared to even go to the games!

The East Coast is my roots bro!

Those are good numbers man!

By Mark M on June 12, 2008 10:38 AM

Pat,
excellent numbers man. I met you at the cert level 1 at OneWorld Union City last month. I'm training to be a little guy(5'8", but 185lbs. and dropping)

P.S. I don't think you're meaning to be a douchebag when interviewing as Mark M suggested, you're just naturally horrible at it. Ha! See you at the RV bro!

By Will "Blake" Blaker on June 12, 2008 12:16 PM

You played D1 V-ball at 5'7"? Were you a DS or a setter? Or were you a freak of nature then, too?

Nice numbers, man. Wish I could be at the Games to watch you smoke some folks.

Nice smack talking, too. I'm a Cali native, so I hear ya... but livin' in the East, so I can't talk too loud, or I'll get my ass whooped.

By Adam K - CrossFit Podunk on June 12, 2008 1:21 PM

Ooooh, some smack talk from the new guy. Gotta love it.

By gaucoin on June 12, 2008 2:29 PM

Don't have what it takes. lol
That was subtle.

Good form Pat. Good form.

By Whit. - CFJAX on June 12, 2008 6:13 PM

I still think that Pat should have his own CF ACTION FIGURE series!

By sevan on June 12, 2008 9:14 PM

i heart pat.

oh, and east coast can totally hang in cali.

By ec on June 12, 2008 11:19 PM

Pat, you know I was kidding right?
Hehe, please don't hurt me...

By Will "Blake" Blaker on June 12, 2008 11:38 PM

Pat can't run! :)

By brian on June 13, 2008 8:16 AM

Yay Pat!

By Miles on June 13, 2008 2:36 PM

OMG, those might quite possibly be the loudest shorts I have ever seen!!

By Karin on June 13, 2008 5:10 PM

Thatta boy Pat! Way to talk some west coast smack! Way to represent!

By freddy c._one world on June 14, 2008 11:15 AM

I can't believe Pat's 22. I've got a lot of work to do to catch up.

M/175/25yo

By RV-KY on June 14, 2008 2:26 PM