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“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.

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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 - Dutch's Timing Bungle

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Dutch flew through the Thruster/Pull-up workout. When he finished his final pull-up, his judge hit the stopwatch. When he checked the watch, the time wasn't there. Something had gone wrong. With over a dozen athletes competing, each judge had to be the timer also, and there was no way a single master time could be kept. What to do?

Fortunately, the Sevan the Great had selected Dutch as one of the athletes featured in the CrossFit Movie, so Dutch's entire workout was filmed. Sevan gave the tape to Tony Budding, who watched it in private. The tape is accurate to 1/24th of a second, and Dutch ended up tying for 3rd place with a time of 3:30.

CrossFit Movie Outtake Video ... [wmv] [mov] 2min 9sec

6 Comments

Oh the drama! LOL

Seriously though, I can't even begin to imagine how Dutch and his judge must have been feeling! Dutch handled it like a champ though, I probably would've gone stark raving mad! :-)

I really can't wait for this think to come out!

By Alex Europa on October 28, 2008 1:01 AM

Good old Sevan!

By Tanya on October 28, 2008 4:40 AM

I think Dutch's name needs fixing in the video..

By Robb Wolf on October 28, 2008 6:59 AM

DID everyone break on the 21 pullups?

By dan on October 28, 2008 8:14 AM

Wow, I felt so bad for that judge but, as I know, they are human and stuff happens. It's great they had the video of the workout.

The breaking of the 21 pull-ups would have been a good idea for me; I went into the round of 15 with a lot less in the tank than usual. I think after OPT's heat almost everyone broke up the 21 pull-ups.

By gaucoin on October 28, 2008 8:40 AM

Man, that judge must have felt awful. Poor guy. It's better that this happened to Dutch though, rather than some lower profile athlete who wouldn't have had cameras on him the whole time.

I am very impressed with Dutch's reaction. It further enforces his position as one of my favorite top Crossfitters and a major role model of mine. I hope I have the pleasure of meeting him one day.

By Mini T on October 28, 2008 6:50 PM