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 CrossFit Games 2009 Affiliate Cup Challenge

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Pictured: CrossFit Oakland's winning affiliate team at the 2008 Games.

The CrossFit Games 2009 Affiliate Cup Challenge will start early on Friday, July 10th, 2009. There will be 1-3 team workouts (format to be announced later). The top 5 teams from these days events will then move forward to the Affiliate Cup Finals on Sunday morning, July 12th (prior to the Men's and Women's Top CrossFitter Finals). The winning team on Sunday will then be the 2009 CrossFit Games Top Affiliate.

An Affiliate Team can consist of a minimum of four to a maximum of six. The team needs to have a minimum of two men and two women. You must actively train at the affiliate facility to be part of a team.

All the workouts will be conducted as team workouts with teams of four. Two men and two women will be competing at one time as a team. This will allow team captains or coaches to substitute members prior to an event based on team members' individual strengths and weaknesses.

Workouts and the scoring system for Friday will be announced the week of the event. The workout for Sunday's finals will be announced Saturday night.

Athletes who qualify for the men's and women's individual competition may also be included on an affiliate team. Just understand they will have three days of multiple grueling workouts, and will be competing against others who are only in one event.

We recommend having tryouts and competitions within your affiliate to determine your team of four to six athletes. But that is just a recommendation. All teams are welcome no matter the ability or level of competitor. Scaling will be available on Friday, though it will disqualify you for Sunday.

Registration for teams will be open from June 1-12, 2009, or when all spots fill up (the number of spots for affiliate teams is undetermined at this time). The team registration fee will be $200.

There will be a cash prize and the winner will also get to keep the Affiliate Cup in their gym for the year.

CrossFit Games 2007 Top Affiliate - CrossFit Santa Cruz
CrossFit Games 2008 Top Affiliate - CrossFit Oakland


That is awesome!! I love the new format. Front Range CrossFit is already training for this. It will be a lot of fun.

Director of Suffering
Front Range CrossFit Inc.

By Skip on November 19, 2008 10:27 PM

Will the teams have to qualify at the regional events similar to the individual competitors?

By Dave on November 21, 2008 5:53 AM

Watch out for Carolina Crossfit....

By Varner on November 21, 2008 8:06 AM

GSX has heard the call.

Molon Labe.

Mike D.
GSX, Minister of Propaganda

By Mike D on November 21, 2008 11:25 AM

CrossFitOakland has a good team gym feel.

By Blair Lowe on November 26, 2008 3:18 AM

I want to bring a team from Los Altos! This will be a great motivator for my clients to train for.

Blair, you are right. CFO is one of the baddest affiliates in the world.

By Herm @ CF Los Altos, CA on December 10, 2008 1:16 PM