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!

Important Message for all CrossFit Games Participants!


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The official format for the Games will be announced and posted here to the CrossFit Games site, on Wednesday, July 2nd at 6pm PDT. All scoring, workouts, exercises, and standards will be explained in detail. You will be expected to be familiar with this when you arrive on Saturday for the competition.

There will be multiple events, and you will have until Friday, July 4th at 8am PDT to request your preferred sequence for doing these events. An email address will be listed for you to send that preference. The preferences will be honored as much as possible, and on a first come first served basis. We make no guarantees, though, that you will get your preferred ordering.

The official time slots and ordering will be announced Friday, July 4th at 4pm PDT. There will also be detailed information on Saturday morning when you register telling you exactly where to be and when throughout the weekend.

And, in case you were wondering, the format is significantly different from last year. It will, though, reward athletes with tremendous work capacity in broad time and modal domains.


I am not going to the games, but I am excited as heck to see the new format! Great job on this site and all the profiles!


By murph on June 11, 2008 9:20 AM

Ah, new and interesting ways for me to come up short. Tricky. And I get to choose in what order I go down in flames . . . . priceless. :-)

By TexasPatrick on June 11, 2008 10:26 AM

Looking forward to the new format. First year competing, and I'm sure I'm gonna love this experience.
Great job and information on the site, it's very much appreciated.

By Will "Blake" Blaker on June 11, 2008 1:06 PM

I just threw up in my mouth a little!! I am nervous!

By Miranda 801 on June 11, 2008 1:23 PM

Wow, my interested is more than peaked by this. It's all so very mysterious...

By gaucoin on June 11, 2008 3:03 PM

Are there any competitors over 40yo at this year games?

By Kevin on June 23, 2008 11:46 PM

Emmm yes I am 43 years old!

By Julie on June 26, 2008 12:10 AM

Kevin, I'm 44 and looking forward to seeing you there. Paul

By Apolloswabbie on June 28, 2008 7:12 PM

45 here, looking forward to the Games next weekend!

By Rainer Hartmann on June 28, 2008 8:56 PM

C'mon already!!

By Steve on July 2, 2008 5:59 PM