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!

Kallista Pappas Post-Games Interview

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Kallista wowed the CrossFit community with her unbelievable performance in the finals of the 2008 Games. She did the 30 Clean and Jerks at the prescribed weight (100lbs), which was her body weight, and up until a few months before the Games, her PR. To top matters off, she fell on rep 22 (caught amazingly by the aerial photographer), and the bar fell on her leg. She got up and finished. Oh, and she was 14 at the time. Check out her full story in the CrossFit Journal.

This interview is with Kallista on September 6, 2008 after a workout at CrossFit One World. Video .... [wmv] [mov]


nice interview. i see patrick managed to get in the camera shot AGAIN. :)

By ken c on September 9, 2008 7:58 PM

Caity Matter is awesome for giving her prizes to Kalista!

When can we see some Caity Matter video?

By Sevan Matossian on September 9, 2008 8:30 PM

I am amazed at how well spoken Kalista is for someone her age. She comes across as much more mature in her interviews - what a great spokesperson for CrossFit.

And definitely very cool for Caity Matter to give her prizes to Kalista.

Can't wait for the movie Sevan ... it looks like you guys got a lot of good stuff.

By Mike - CrossFit PEI on September 10, 2008 2:48 AM


That picture is amazing!

The aerial shot captured Kalista's fall!


By Sevan Matossian on September 10, 2008 11:28 PM