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!

Men's Deadlift/Burpee 1020 Heat

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Another great heat was the 10:20 Men's Deadlift/Burpee workout. The competition was fierce, with the top five finishing within 10sec of each other.

There was a bit of extra drama at the starting, when Brett Marshall took his place in front of one of the bars. Brett hadn't planned on competing. He had been saying for months that he would come only to support his fellow Canadians in their quest to retain the title. But when he got back to Aromas, the spirit of competition was too great. Given his performance the previous year (2nd overall), Dave Castro gave the OK, and Brett was in.

The finishing order for the heat was:
Chris Spealler 2:41
Eric O'Connor 2:44
Ricky Frausto 2:46
Pat Barber 2:49
Dutch Lowy 2:51
Brendan Gilliam 3:18
Brett Marshall 3:29
Scott Delozier 4:17
Jeff Fleming 4:38
Edgar Pangilinan 5:26
Jason Westfall 5:34
Gabe Rinaldi 5:39

Men's DL/Burpee 1020 Heat Video ... [wmv] [mov] 2min 49sec


Brendan probably could have shaved a few seconds if he hadn't adjusted his drawers to the sag position in between the first and second round :)

Subtle but but noticeable adjustment in the video.

By sevan on October 30, 2008 10:44 PM

Wow, I'd say about 3-4 people dropped the bar after their first 5 reps of deadlifts and Marshall was the only one that had to redo the 5th rep. Good on ya, buddy!

By gaucoin on October 31, 2008 5:46 AM

that's a cool picture

By dan on October 31, 2008 11:01 AM

lol Sevan, I definitely noticed that the first time through.
I was thinking.. 'doesn't he know this is a timed event....'

By Shane McGrotty on October 31, 2008 2:39 PM

did they rules specify that they weren't supposed to drop the weight even on the last rep?

By dan on November 1, 2008 3:40 PM

That's right, no dropping of the weight whatsoever. Many folks did though, in the heat of the battle.

By gaucoin on November 2, 2008 7:34 PM

That's an incredible video. Made me sweat.

Sevan, when you're built like Brendan those kinds of adjustments are necessary. :)

I bet next year the judges will all be on the same page to make sure everyone is doing the same thing. I would have been frustrated if I was the only one who had to redo the lift. Good for him for handling it so well. That's cool.

By AllisonNYC on November 3, 2008 5:29 AM

I concur with gaucoin. I even saw Brendan drop the bar on his last rep the first round. I did spot another guy though that had to redo a rep.

By Trevor on November 7, 2008 1:31 PM