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!

Rules Clarification: Deadlift

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For the Games deadlift, any stance is acceptable AS LONG AS YOUR HANDS ARE OUTSIDE YOUR KNEES.


Has anyone heard if there is going to be a warmup area for the deadlift wod? I personally don't like to start my first deadlift at 275#. I hope there will be a few bars at 135 and 225 so we can warmup with a few reps before we get into it.

By The Pie on July 4, 2008 9:27 AM

Ditto - A couple bars set aside and a little space to loosen up would be great, especially with my lower back issues. Tony, any ideas?

By Ian Carver on July 4, 2008 10:45 AM

Yes, there is a warm-up area. There will be about 20 bars, several thousands of pounds of bumpers, plus a Sorinex BaseFit station for pull-ups, dips, squats, jumps, etc. We got you covered.

By TonyB on July 4, 2008 11:40 AM

you guys dont warm up with 275??

By Patrick B on July 4, 2008 12:48 PM