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!

Corrected Results, Men and Women

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Based on the queries for corrections submitted, we've reviewed the official scoresheets and made the appropriate corrections - final versions are in the PDFs.

Special "Spirit of CrossFit" kudos to Geoff Aucoin, who dropped himself out of a top-20 finish and into the DNF pack by admitting that he and his spotter mis-counted the reps on his final workout, resulting in a time based on 27 reps, not 30.

The outstanding integrity in coming forward, while small comfort for his drop in standings, elevates him to the top of the heap in my book.

UPDATE 13 JUL: Folks, looks like some technical difficulties with the results files, so I'm pulling them back to compare to an original file and the official timesheets. Will get them back up after some data validation. Sorry for the delay, and the angst.


Hey, I don't know if you have this or if it would be too much work, but we would love to see how each individual placed in the 4 different WODs to see how each WOD affected how people placed overall compared to everyone else.

By Miranda 801 on July 12, 2008 1:14 PM

I know how bad Geoff felt in his heart that he only did 27 reps at no fault of his own. He still ranks up there in the hearts and minds of his friends here in Calgary.

By Trevor on July 12, 2008 1:17 PM

Outstanding performance none the less, Geoff. Looking forward to meeting you in person at the 2009 Games.

By Michael Pommerening on July 12, 2008 2:19 PM

Geoff's honest integrity puts him up there with Kallista's determined intensity. He should be as proud.

By Wade Smith 47_m_178 on July 12, 2008 3:33 PM

Gaucoin is the man! Although absolutely a solid thing for him to do, its too bad Crossfit drops him to a DNF ranking. Actually its shameful. The guy goes out, and kills the WOD on Sunday and is now penalized because he owned up to his judge's mistake????

Does this mean Speal should get a DNF ranking because he dropped his 5th rep of deadlifts on the first round (see YouTube vids)???? No it doesn't! He didn't do it to gain an unfair advantage, or to cheat the WOD. He did it in the heat of the WOD and the excitement of competition.

Gaucoin destroyed every WOD last weekend, and deserves his 19th placing.

By Anonymous on July 12, 2008 6:12 PM

I really don't think it's fair that gaucoin gets a DNF for a judges counting error. This opens a whole can of worms that media captures... what happens to the person that didn't do full extension on a deadlift or drop's their last rep or doesn't fully lock out the overhead position of the jerk - and it's caught on tape?
I believe a more fair way to solve this is to average out his time as listed below.
5:26 (326 sec) divided by 27 reps is an average of 12:07/rep x 30=326 sec/60 sec = new score of 6:02 (and * it with a note for future reference) and place him accordingly

I witnessed Geoff perform it and he had gas in the tank for 3 more reps and would have finished very soon after he completed the 27. Geoff, i admire your honesty and integrity - someone i am proud to call a friend.

By OPT Mommy on July 12, 2008 6:55 PM

How is it that there are guys with times over 15 minutes on the Clean & Jerk WOD (#112 & #116) listed as finishing the workout while there are other competitors listed as "DNF" for this same WOD? Wasn't a "DNF" given to all competitors who did not complete the WOD within the time limit? Additionally isn't a little unfair to rank the individuals that scaled the WOD & finished in the time limit higher than those individuals that did the WOD as RX'd & DNF'd.
Not trying to be the a-hole that nit-picks but atleast give credit to the guys that sucked it up and attempted the WOD as RX'd. That sh*t was heavy.

By anonymous on July 12, 2008 7:02 PM

Jodi Bainbridge's listing states "X" for scaled - but she did not scale any event. The new standings dropped her from 35 to 60 because of this ... just wondering what the heck is going on???

By Anthony Bainbridge - CrossFit Fredericton on July 13, 2008 6:15 AM

Ceossfit is sport. Every sport the ref/umpire is part of the game. The few times they make a mistake it is part of the game. No one does video review AFTER THE GAME. Geoff results should stand.

By Kevin McClellan on July 13, 2008 8:31 AM

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments (I swear I'm not one of the anonymous posts...) but the last thing I want from this is a controversy. I admitted the mistake and accept the results, Lynne and I talked about it prior to the notice being posted and I understand the final decision.

The one thing that isn't changed is the fact that the Games was simply one of the best experiences of my life. Who knew at the age of 35 I'd become a competitive athlete again? Crossfit has changed my life; it's given me a greater sense of purpose with regard to my health, it's helped me focus on my goals and it's made me a better trainer and person. I also know that I was so pumped and focused for every event and that my final workout, three reps short or not, felt like the best workout I've ever attempted. Those moments are priceless so it matters not if I came 19th or 219th, I came back from the Games feeling like I met my goals and that I really accomplished something.

So thanks again and see you next year. Training for 2009 started today...

By gaucoin on July 13, 2008 7:46 PM

Geoff--You are a class act! Its a pleasure to know you and crossfit with you.

By chantal on July 14, 2008 2:41 PM

Any word on the new standings yet? I hear they made changes but I can't get the revised results sheet.

Anybody know whats up?

By Lance Mosley on July 14, 2008 5:21 PM

The "corrected" Clean and Jerk time for John Alanis is wrong. He finished in 6:38, as indicated on the original list. Don't take my word for it; check the video for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHmUi-2droc

By Chris Woods on July 15, 2008 7:09 PM