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!

Inspiration: 2007 Video Links

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In case everyone isn't fired up about the games, here, for easy reference, are links to the videos we posted from last year's games. They should help get you in the mood to join the fun!

CrossFit Games 07 CFT Highlights...[wmv][mov]

CrossFit Games 07 Female Awards...[wmv][mov]

CrossFit Games 07 Male Awards...[wmv][mov]

CrossFit Games 07 Hopper WOD...[wmv][mov]

CrossFit Games 07 Hopper WOD (Connor & David Martin)...[wmv][mov]

CrossFit Games 07 Run Highlights...[wmv][mov]

3 Comments

Hey !

I am really interested in participating in the Crossfit Games... Eventually.

In order to achieve this goal of mine, I would like to get boxscores of the exercises (i.e.: Run, Deadlifts, Shoulder Presses, etc.) performed by the top 20 or so women at the 2007 Crossfit Games. Are those numbers available for viewing?

It would give me a general and better idea of where I need to be to win or at least be competitive!

Hope to hear from you guys soon and thank you in advance for your help,

Skye Moseley, Montreal, QC

By Skye on May 20, 2008 11:42 AM

It looks like the 2007 games were:

Run
Pullups
Row
Shoulder Press
Dealifts

What were the required distances and reps.

Was deadlift and shoulder press 1rm?

Are the 2008 games going to be the same?

Cheers,

KraigY

By KraigY on May 21, 2008 9:45 PM

Here's what I think happened:

There was a hopper workout:

1000 meter row followed immediately by

5 rounds for time:

25 pullups
7 push jerk (135lbs men/115 women I would guess, but not sure)

And I think a cutoff time too.

There was a Crossfit total: Best 1 rm, and I think the standard 3 attempts.

And a trail run (not sure of the distance, but the winners did it in 22-23 minutes so I doubt it was super long. I'm guessing with the hills somewhere about 2-3 miles.

At least that's what I understand and think I've figured out. Correct away if I'm wrong.

By texaspatrick on June 2, 2008 3:56 PM