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!

The Utah Challenge

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From the wilds of Utah, Miranda Oldroyd of CrossFit 801 reports,

"Several affiliates gathered for the Utah CrossFit Challenge that was held at CrossFit 801 on May 24th. We had an awesome turnout with over 40 competitors and 70 or so spectators. The following for CrossFit in Utah has grown so much, and we are really excited about it!!"

Participating Affiliates:

CrossFit 801, Midvale (Salt Lake City) Miranda and Tyson Oldroyd
Wasatch CrossFit, Kaysville, Damon Stewart
CrossFit Park City, Park City, Speal
CrossFit Utah Valley, Orem, Nolan &Annie Foster Jeremy and Brandy Wann, Brandon, and Tom
Viking CrossFit, Pleasant Grove, Jason and Natalie Garcia, Dave Chase, Cody Jolley
CrossFit Cache Valley, Logan, Brad Thorne

Lots of pictures here...


This event was a blast! There were actually only about 30 spectators...added to the 40 participants, that's where you get the 70. Anyway, the top 2 males and the top female from this event will be coming to the Games with us, along with a some of the trainers and affiliate owners who didn't participate in this challenge.

The workout was....
400 meter run
30 Jerks 95#/65#
30 Wall Balls 20#/15#
30 KB swings 53#/35#
30 Thrusters 95#/65#
30 Box Jumps 20"
30 Deadlifts 135#/95#
30 Double Unders
30 Pull Ups
100 Air Squats

Fastest Male Eric O. finished in 14:05
Fastest Female Rebecca Ballsteadt finished in 21:11

See you all at the Games!

Miranda 801

By Miranda 801 on June 22, 2008 9:41 PM


Which affiliate is closest to Bountiful? Might have to stop by on my summer vacation . . .

By TexasPatrick on June 23, 2008 3:59 AM

Wasatch Crossfit in Kaysville is probably 10 minutes from Bountiful. Check out there site at www.wasatchcrossfit.com and get in touch with Damon. Great people up there at WasatchCF, they'll take care of you.

By Tyson CF801 on June 23, 2008 6:23 AM

Thanks Tyson!

If it looks like I can drop by, I'll give Damon a shout.


By TexasPatrick on June 23, 2008 6:37 AM

Hooyah Utah! TP, you're welcome to come on down. We've got some monsters in Utah (Speal) and some new ones coming out of the woodworks. Good luck to our CF Games crew, I can't make it this year but we'll be sending a monster team down in 2009.

By Damon on June 23, 2008 8:47 PM


Will try and do. It'll be nice to get some high altitude training . . . gasp gasp . . .


By TexasPatrick on June 24, 2008 10:24 AM