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 Movie Outtake - Caity Matter

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Caity Matter's name has been mis-spelled and mis-pronounced too many times. Presenting the 2008 CrossFit Games winner. Former WNBA player, Caity dominated Sunday's 100lb clean and jerk workout. She finished in 3:30, a full 44sec faster than 2nd place Tamara Holmes (who finished fourth overall).

Caity, 25, is highly competitive by nature, and has found that CrossFit workouts are a decent outlet for that since she left pro hoops.

Outtake video [wmv] [mov]


Caity, adorable video. You've got a winning smile for sure. What a privilege to watch your clean and jerk performance. I was right next to Bill so I was close! I was amazed and so excited to see you blast that out like that. Way to go girl!

By Gloria Jean on November 3, 2008 6:04 PM

Caity it was great to meet you and yes your SMILE is wonderful!

By sevan on November 4, 2008 12:54 AM


You will have to stop by next time you are in town.

We opened up our second gym area to train for the games!

Agreed - Great Smile!


By Bill Henniger on November 4, 2008 6:12 AM

Sevan... I am waiting! :)

By Caity on November 4, 2008 8:15 AM

Bill, you're gonna shoot me (or make me do 200 burpees) but I was just there Oct 28-Nov 1 and I chickened out after I saw J's Fran video! Nah, family drama. I PROMISE to show up next time. I want one of those cool new shirts anyway!

By Gloria Jean on November 4, 2008 8:21 AM

Easy killer

You better be working and not just sitting around eating donuts and flashing your smile.

By sevan on November 4, 2008 11:03 AM

caity, are you ever going to consider going back to the WNBA?

By dan on November 4, 2008 5:06 PM


I have considered it many times, but have decided my playing career is over. I still enjoy playing with the Buckeyes any chance that I can get!

By Caity on November 5, 2008 12:29 PM

Caity- Congratulations on your win at the games from a fellow Bluffton alum. Keep up the good work!

By sudsy on November 9, 2008 4:58 PM

Hey Caity! Will you be at the Rogue cert in a couple of weeks? Would be fun to meet you. I was judging Tami so had my back to you during the C&J.

Bill, looking forward to meeting you and seeing the Rogue Box.

By bingo on November 10, 2008 6:46 PM

Bingo... I will be there. See you in a couple of weeks!

By Caity on November 10, 2008 7:17 PM

Hey Caity I was just looking on the internet and saw that you were doing crossfitting and saw that you won. Congrats girl! You're still the best just like you were at Ohio State and I know you would probably kick butt in the WNBA too. I'm PROUD OF YOU!

By kiara on December 30, 2008 2:08 PM