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!

Oakland Prepares for 09 - Part 1

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CrossFit Oakland took the 08 Affiliate Cup with a dominant performance. What are they up to now, you ask? We sent Sevan and Carey to find out. They caught up with them on Saturday, Dec 20th, 2008 in the middle of an internal team competition. The workout was three teams of three athletes competing in a Linda-type workout. They're looking damn strong, too!

The Affiliate competition in 09 will be team workouts. What that means at this point is anyone's guess. We do know the majority of the competition will take place on the Friday before the individual competition, with only the top five teams going on to the Finals on Sunday morning.

Got anything to rival Oakland? Let us know. We'd love to post it here. Contact Tony for information about sending in video and photos.

Oakland Prepares for 09 Part 1 ... [wmv] [mov]

8 Comments

Preparing to represent the Midwest! Can anyone tell me what his winning number was for the CF Total?

By silverback on December 27, 2008 3:07 PM

~1300 and probably about 100-200 more now.

By steven on December 27, 2008 4:26 PM

That is huge. 1285 for me about 3 months ago. I'm am definitely stonger while carrying more bodyfat and keeping the calories high. However, in preparation for something like the CF Games, I will definitely work on my speed and power vs. absolute strength. I anticipate cutting 20-25 lbs. It's a mental hang-up because I love the strength stuff but I have to look at it now as.."What do I need to get better at?" I will without a doubt loose some strength but I think it's worth the sacrifice. Fairly doubtful they would put the CF Total back into the games? Any opinions of thoughts on staying strong vs. cutting weight?

By silverback on December 27, 2008 4:43 PM

maintain strength while cutting weight is doable.

By steven on December 27, 2008 7:18 PM

The guy in the photo - Nabil - CF Oakland Monster

As I recall, his full name is Nabill Landkill.

Those Oakland cats are gonna be tough to beat

By sevan on December 28, 2008 1:53 PM

Geez, did all the Div I football players in Cali join one box? Those guys are HUGE

By james on December 29, 2008 6:47 AM

Is it just me or does the guy in the picture look like Sevan…except with muscles?

By Paul-DC on December 29, 2008 12:28 PM

ouch

By sevan on December 29, 2008 9:31 PM