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!

Austin, TX Fittest Challenge

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A report from the wilds of Austin, TX! Thanks to Nicole Holstrom from CrossFit Central for the update.

The CrossFit Central Team just left today for Cali!! We're so excited for the Games!!!

The Fittest Games Challenge was developed to seek out top CrossFitters from the Southern region and send them to compete at the CrossFit Games.

Once a month a challenge was held in different locations across Texas including Breakaway Speed and the Dynamax facility.

The 4 Challenges:
Bench Mark Workout,
CrossFit Total,
a MetCon Challenge, and
the 5K Off Road with an unknown challenge.

To win the Grand Prize - Round Trip Airfare, Hotel Accomadation, and Entrance to the CrossFit Games - the athlete had to compete at the Elite level and complete all four challenges. Affiliates from across Texas sent their clients out to the challenges to represent them and join in the competition for a chance to compete at the CrossFit Games this July.

Texas affiliates, kettlebells, hill runs, deadlifts, pull ups, squats, med ball work, and Mark Rippetoe ensured these challenges were consistently intense! By the final challenge the Grand Prize competitors were within points of each other - This year Lisa Bender of Austin , TX Kris Kepler of Austin, TX, and Ken Kutrer of Ft. Worth, TX are heading to the Games and representing as Elite athletes from Texas!

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3 Comments

good luck CC !!!

By Jevon on July 3, 2008 8:01 AM

Get Some CrossFit Central! Keep your feet moving!

By Zac on July 3, 2008 2:35 PM

It was great meeting some of the CC folks. Congrats Jeremy, your C&J performance was my favorite! The intensity you bring to our sport is tremendous.

By Michael Pommerening on July 9, 2008 7:15 AM