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!

Saturday Morning OPT Interview

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In a CrossFit Movie Outtake, Sevan interviews James Fitzgerald (OPT) on Saturday morning (July 5, 2008) before the events launched. He talks about being responsible for his performance: Only he can determine how well he does.

And, at the same time, he speculates at how happy Josh Everett must be to have all three events in the 3min time domain, his strongest arena.

CrossFit Movie Outtake ... [wmv] [mov]

1min 21sec


That's funny because when I saw the format i was regretting having signed up for the games. I generally do 4 met-con workouts over the space of 14 days... i wanted to die when i saw there would be 4 in 24 hours!
by saturday morning i had done the math in my head & I thought I'd be 90 seconds behind either Speal or OPT. I was praying for something heavy on Sunday that would give me a chance to catch whoever was ahead of me... nobody warned me about Khalipa!

By josh everett on November 19, 2008 1:10 PM

A gentleman and a scholar, that Mr. OPT.

By Greg Everett on November 19, 2008 3:46 PM

Well said OPT!

By Peter Egyed on November 19, 2008 8:39 PM

OPT, good interview, you summed it up well.

Josh, I see that you post on here regularly. I just wanted to say that you were ridiculous in King Kong, seriously that was insane!!! I tried it but didn't do nearly as well as you. Thought I would just let you know how much of a bad ass you are to be able to complete such heavy loads while also being able to do muscle ups and hspu's!

By Jason Khalipa on November 19, 2008 8:58 PM

I was deeply impressed by the fact that Jason posted his King Kong video. While Josh made it look easy, Jason fought through the cleans. His humility is, in my view, the mark of a true champion.

By john wopat on November 20, 2008 5:46 AM