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!

Omaha Ricky Trains for 09

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Ricky Frausto from CrossFit Omaha finished 6th in this year's Games. He was 2nd going into Sunday's final event, the 30 clean and jerks at 155lbs. He was 59sec behind Chris Spealler and 3sec ahead of Josh Everett. He was 53sec ahead of Jeremy Thiel, who was in 11th (yes, the difference between first and second was greater than the difference between 2nd and 11th!).

Ricky tops the scales at 150lbs, so the final workout was with a barbell greater than his bodyweight. He finished in 5:52, which is blazing fast by nearly any standard. Jason Khalipa, though, finished it in 2:46. Max Mormont, Jeremy Thiel, Connor Banks, and Josh Everett all finished sub 4:20.

What will the 09 Games require? Who knows? But all the top times in the 08 Finals were achieved using the squat-clean-thruster. In this video, Ricky does 15 reps at 200lbs for time. [wmv] [mov]

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Ricky is 150# of solid steel. That was impressive. #4# just awesome!

By buretto on October 13, 2008 5:29 PM


By sevan on October 13, 2008 9:55 PM

Ricky is a ridiculous athlete! It's an inspiration. He's one hell of a trainer, too!

By paul on October 14, 2008 5:35 AM

Just to clarify, Ricky... I CAN backsquat you... just not with the 200 pound bar attached.

By addi on October 14, 2008 7:31 AM

bond ... james bond

By dan on October 14, 2008 11:27 AM

awesome work ricky.

09' games are going to be off the chain!

By kris kepler on October 14, 2008 1:00 PM

Those top finishers are in a different class. Stupid Strong.

By ehayes on October 15, 2008 9:06 PM

Wow! Sign me up for the Ricky Frausto fan club.

By Alfie on October 17, 2008 7:46 AM

Jesus, Ricky! That was gnarly! That was a shot over the bow of anyone wanting to compete at CFG '09! Get on it!

By Ian Carver - CrossFit Centurion on October 17, 2008 3:00 PM