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!

Addendum to the Games Burpee Standards

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A point wasn't made clear in yesterday's standards video regarding full opening of the hips during the jump in the burpees. Please watch the video to understand this rules clarification.

Dutch Demos Burpees ...[wmv][mov]


OOps. Sorry everybody. I guess everybody will be even now.

By Dutch on July 3, 2008 11:19 PM

Hey Tony,

Who is the judge that evaluates bodies?

By sevan on July 3, 2008 11:40 PM

I gather by your question that you hope it's you?

By Tony B. on July 4, 2008 5:18 AM

were his chest & thighs touching the ground? It looked like shirt & shorts made it... i couldn't tell if his body made contact with the ground.

By josh everett on July 4, 2008 7:39 AM

you guys are sure making dutch do a lot of exercise for demonstration purposes in the days leading up to the competition!

By john heins on July 4, 2008 7:41 AM

I ask if those count because I was practicing by slamming my body into the ground. I would prefer to do them like dutch if it's allowed.

By josh everett on July 4, 2008 8:27 AM

I was going to ask the same question that Josh Everett asked. I didn't think that the chest and thighs were touching the ground on the video.

By Alfie on July 4, 2008 8:30 AM

My only comment is good luck to all the competitors and thank you to whomever put together this site. It has been a kick to watch this site over the last few months.....I will miss it after this weekend.

By Anthony Springman on July 4, 2008 8:56 AM

hey won't allisonnyc have a BIG advantage in this event?

By josh everett on July 4, 2008 9:19 AM

HAHAHAHA - You're killin' me, Josh...

By Ian Carver on July 4, 2008 2:39 PM