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!

No Rest for the Victorious

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"Behind every great man is a great woman." The awesome Jamie V., soon to be Mrs. Tony Budding, is the source for many of the great photos we get to enjoy on the CrossFit site.

In the video, we get to see Jason Khalipa knock out a blistering 500M on the C2 rower. Not a PR, but then, it was his third workout of the day.

Seems like he's taking keeping his title seriously!

Khalipa Rows ...[wmv][mov]


Frickin' powerhouse, great row time. Good luck with the affiliate!

By gaucoin on July 17, 2008 7:31 PM

Wow! That was fast!

By Alfie on July 17, 2008 7:54 PM


You're a beast. It was a pleasure watching you eat that rower up.

see you soon!

By sevan on July 17, 2008 9:18 PM

Jason is such a beast. Crappy ass rower form and he still pulls a 1:20! At 5'9" that just blows me away.

I wish you all could meet Khalipa in person and spend some time with him. He is truly a down to earth and humble dude.

Want to see Jason's first posted time ever at a Crossfit box?


That's right, in December of 2006, the 2008 Crossfit Games Champion did Fran with jumping pull-ups. Hell, he got bested by his coach Austin, who took 13th place this year and also did jumping pull-ups back then. How far these two have come in 19 months just proves how well the system works.

By freddy c._one world on July 17, 2008 9:51 PM


I've had the pleasure over the last few years to see how hard you work when you want something. I have no doubt you're going to do great with your new box. You are an inpsiring champion.

"Maybe tomorrow" after a 1:20.8 is so Khalipa.

Move fast and breathe slow bro.

By Austin@Unlimited on July 17, 2008 9:58 PM


You done good at da games too!

congrats bro!

And yes I agree, Khalipa is a pretty down to earth cat.. especially considering he is only 22... he could become a 1 man dynasty if he keeps it up...
I would hate for people to see how I compared to Khalipa at 22 ... LOL

By sevan on July 18, 2008 12:26 AM

The worst part about that row is how he immediately wants to do it again tomorrow. I hit a 500m and never want to do it again!

Awesome work Jason!

By Anthony Bainbridge - CrossFit Fredericton on July 18, 2008 3:54 AM

Jason...you're a beast, bro. Great job!

By MikeG_CFATL on July 18, 2008 5:26 AM

That's our sexy Jamie! Lookin' hot mamma!

By Gloria Jean on July 18, 2008 11:46 AM

Jamie is the "Magnum" or "blue steel" I cant tell?

By Pat B. on July 18, 2008 2:56 PM

Man, teach him to do a 1/2, 1/2, 3/4 start and he will hit sub 1.20 for sure!!


By Send513 on July 18, 2008 3:25 PM

Damn bro, nice f------ 500, you keep bustin ass and we will see you next year. If me and Bionic ever get out there, we will def have to stop by.

By Lance on July 18, 2008 4:51 PM

You seriously impress me dude and your best stuff is definitely still to come....scary!

By AFT on July 20, 2008 3:24 PM