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!

CrossFit Games 2008: Let the Countdown Begin!

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The Crossfit Games are coming. Some of the world's finest athletes are going to have the opportunity to compete side by side. No weakness will be left untested, and only the best all-round competitors will prevail. Come out for two fun-filled days at "the Woodstock of Fitness" - fun, competition, comraderie - all in the beautiful California outdoors.


Okay so I will be the first to leave a comment. My name is Julie and I am coming all the way from sunny Scotland to take part in this awesome games!! I am looking forward to my adventure. Although I think I am gonna melt in your heat!!!

By Julie Cleghorn on May 7, 2008 11:50 PM

Don't worry Julie, there are other Scots coming . . . (Not me, I'm from Texas) . . you can all melt together . . . ;-)

By TexasPatrick on May 12, 2008 5:00 PM

TP-Cant wait to meet you and your lot, will be fun Who are the other Scots? I have not heard of any others, thats great news!!

By Julie Cleghorn on May 13, 2008 11:32 PM

Wow...all the way from Scotland. That is awesome. My friends and I will be coming in from Atlanta. See you there!

By MikeG_CFATL on May 20, 2008 8:47 PM

MikeG has a posse, and I'm a member.

By Tommygun_CFNorthATL on May 21, 2008 9:52 AM

Julie, sorry so long to reply!

Okay, I know of one true Scot (her handle is LittleRedHead, you'll find her posting on the Brand X forums often), and Kempie (who runs http://www.crossfitnortheastengland.com/) He's actually 'stralian" but I've been told he speaks near perfect Scottish).

Mike G? Of the butterfly kip? Any chance you'll be giving a demo? I need to chip my other front tooth . . .

By TexasPatrick on May 29, 2008 7:54 AM

Oh, I am such a tard. Julie, YOU are the one I was referring to. You are probably the ONLY Scots . . . .

And in addition to making dippy mistakes, ending sentences in prepositions, I obviously can't learn exotic Scottish names like Julie. I named my daughter Julia. Sounds so similar . . . man am I a bampot or what?

By texaspatrick on May 29, 2008 9:17 AM

Is there anywhere on the site where folks are coordinating room sharing, rides etc? I've reserved a room with two beds (knowing full well, sometimes you get what you get when you get there . . ) and splitting the cost would save a good bit. Anyway, if you want more info, email me and we can discuss it.


By texaspatrick on June 4, 2008 7:37 AM

TP, I'll definitely help you out with the butterfly kip. see you there!

By MikeG_CFATL on June 15, 2008 7:24 PM

Hey Julie,
There will be at least one more Scot (kind of) at the games, me. I am competing in the Monterey Highland Games that weekend, then will be at the CrossFit Games sat pm, and sunday. I will be the big guy in the kilt, Please say hello if you see me. I competed in Newtonmore, Scotland last summer. Best of luck to all!
Bert Sorin

By Bert Sorin on June 24, 2008 7:04 AM

Can't wait for the games.....

By Rebecca crossfit 801 on June 24, 2008 1:32 PM

Hi Bert,

Will defo look out for you...Newtonmore, I know it well. I compete in the Hill race every year! I have also done the ladies events, shot, hammer and cabar.

See you there.

By Julie on June 25, 2008 9:30 AM