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 - Justin Riley

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Justin Riley, co-owner of CrossFit East Sacramento, competed in the Games this year (44th overall). Co-owner Travis Cassidy finished 28th. In this CrossFit Movie Outtake, Justin talks about his experience at the Games, how he started CrossFit, and his hopes (now realized) to open an affiliate.

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Good video; I could have used a row/double under/wall ball WOD for the final, too, Justin!

You can see the OPT crew gather in the background of the video while Tony B is interviewing James at the same time.

By gaucoin on November 7, 2008 5:57 AM

Nice interview Justin, can't wait to come see your box. Keep me posted on the grand opening!

By Jason Khalipa on November 7, 2008 9:57 AM

november 15th 2008 sacramento ca, anyone who wants to come have a good time at our grand opening party.

By travis cassidy-crossfit east sac on November 7, 2008 3:57 PM

Righteous! Way to represent Sacto, Justin!

I was with you on the thought of a longer, endurance based WOD to thin the herd. Maybe next year!

By Ian Carver - CrossFit Centurion on November 7, 2008 5:33 PM

cool vid Justin-way to pump the Sacto CrossFit scene. We're oing to try and make the grand opening.

By Christian Norgaard-American River Crossfit on November 7, 2008 9:04 PM

Great video! The CF Coolaid is going to flow through the Sacramento Area. The Nabeta's are behind you.

By Brian Nabeta-CFKAHSwim on November 7, 2008 9:21 PM

nice justin, glad you decided to drink the kool aid. i will see you this weekend. just got into sac last night. thanks again for the open invite!

By donna d on November 8, 2008 6:38 AM

Hey thats me in the background hahaha...

Congrats Justin! Hope the grand opening is amazing!!

By Miguel-CFSD on November 11, 2008 9:34 AM