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!

No Rest on Sunday!

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The early women's heats are complete, and the men's heats are underway. After lunch, the final women's heat and the final men's heats will take place. So far, the time to beat for the Sunday workout is 3:24, by Max Mormont.

Final games results should be posted by early evening. Stay tuned....


Thanks a bunch for the update. Can't wait to see the exciting results of such a great competition!

By Rick R on July 6, 2008 12:02 PM


So with WOD that is doable in sub 5 minutes, is Speal's 1 minute lead secured him a win?

Too exciting!

By David - Chatt, TN on July 6, 2008 12:08 PM

We will stay tune FO SHO!!!

thanks for all the updates

Great work Max....3:24 sheesh

By Fredastere on July 6, 2008 12:09 PM

Max Mormont is the guy who did a turkish getup with Sevan.

By Alfie on July 6, 2008 12:17 PM

Its gonna come down to Josh or Rick on the mens side.I see these guys doing Sundays workout sub 4min and I dont think Speal can get this done under 5min. Gillian has pretty much got it wrapped up for the women. Just my opinion.

By jc on July 6, 2008 12:22 PM

How can you say Jillian has it wrapped up for the women? She goes into the final round with only a 3 second lead....to Tanya who she lost the deadlifts to by 7 seconds. Seems to me like it up in the air for the ladies. Im giving Tanya the edge.

By Mike on July 6, 2008 12:42 PM

Yeah I see Josh either taking 1st place or 2nd

By john on July 6, 2008 12:59 PM

Excellent updates. Thanks for the info. Maybe next year we can see some video of the athletes.

By Mark Medlin on July 6, 2008 1:01 PM

Josh has done Isabelle in 90 seconds, so I wouldn't be surprised to see him breaking this one in 3 minutes.

By Lincoln on July 6, 2008 1:09 PM

Too exciting! Keep it up, CF OMAHA! Get it done, Ricky! You're a beast!

Me and my bum shoulder are going to do heavy front squats in solidarity.

By the professor on July 6, 2008 1:31 PM

Woulda been nice if at least one of the events took more than 5 min to do. Like, just one long grind workout to at least separate the competitors a bit and make it a bit more balanced for other types of fitness.

By RJM on July 6, 2008 1:38 PM

RJM, it is balanced. That is the beauty of CF. Events such as clean and jerk 155*30 speaks volumes of an atheletes overall fitness

By KS on July 6, 2008 1:43 PM

Any updates? If the heat schedules are adhered to it should be decided by now.

By Damon Stewart on July 6, 2008 1:55 PM

I agree with you RJM. I don't remember the last time I did 4 WODs in a row that were all less than 5 minutes and were all based heavy in weightlifting movements. I certainly wouldn't take it as a general test of my overall fitness without including something related to endurance that takes more than 10-12 minutes. Seems to me that including some sort of chipper, a metcon workout that takes 15+ minutes and includes a combination of gymnastis, weightlifting and run/row/jump rope would make for a more balanced competition. In the 2008 games, if you don't train heavy, you're OUT for sure. I get that there is a metcon load in the Fran and the 30 C&J, but it's definitely different than a longer, more endurance based effort. Its quite possible that the guys in the top 20 would still be in the top 20 with a different final workout, but it would be nice to actually find out...

By AP on July 6, 2008 2:03 PM

3 Metcons in a day doesn't test your endurance? You have to be kidding. Maybe you would prefer triathlon over crossfit.

There are always going to be complainers and some body type that is placed at a disadvantage.

What if they put all the WODs in a hopper and the workout turned out to be a 10K? What fun would that be? They hold 10Ks every weekend.

If you want to test your endurance, there are plenty of places to do it. 3 metcons in a day is one way and probably better than a 20 minute filthy fifty or 10k.

By Joe on July 6, 2008 2:15 PM

I can't wait to see the final results!! We want a win here in Omaha... we are all cheering for you guys!!

By angela on July 6, 2008 2:16 PM

Good Luck Ricky, Joe, & Libby!!! We're all Proud of you, & so excited that you're there competing!
I wish I was there yelling for you, & I Cant wait to see the final results!

Go get em' Ricky!! You got this!

CF Omaha-Daymaker

By Daymaker on July 6, 2008 2:22 PM

I'm excited for the final results...but I too wanted to see a longer Sunday workout...like a super heavy Murph or something.

By Shane S on July 6, 2008 2:23 PM

gillian is going to take it. she doesnt know how to lose....

By RDS on July 6, 2008 2:23 PM

RJM- I'm with you. No longer endurance test? 5 min metcons? I'm very surprised.

By cfs on July 6, 2008 2:25 PM

Just got word that Caity Matter of Rogue Fitness Columbus, took the title to the women's division -- AWESOME JOB Caity!!
you took it to the HOUSE girlfriend!!All the clients at Rogue Fitness are very proud of their athletes.

What a way to REPRESENT-continue having fun


By Carolyn on July 6, 2008 2:25 PM

GREAT JOB CAITY!! Heather and I knew you'd kick a$$! Everyone at ROGUE today, said you had it in the bag. Congrats!

By John on July 6, 2008 2:32 PM

4 Events in 2 days is its own endurance challenge

By WhiskeySean on July 6, 2008 2:35 PM

I think anyone who has times on all of these that are under 4 mins would have a very good filthy fifty time, 10k time...etc. Isn't that why we all do crossfit? We do these short metcons and then try running for the first time in 6 months only to find we've gotten a lot faster. That's been my experience, anyway.

By Paul Audi on July 6, 2008 2:55 PM

I'm betting on Tanya on the women's side... I saw her compete in Albany, and I think she has a definite edge in strength that will allow her to dominate the 30 C&J's... but of course, only time will tell...

By Clippa on July 6, 2008 2:56 PM

Clippa, Read the previous comments, Caity won apparently.

Now, the Mens results ?????

By Dave on July 6, 2008 3:00 PM

WAY TO GO CROSSFIT CENTRAL!! You Guys Rock! Can't wait to see the men's final results

By Nicole on July 6, 2008 3:42 PM

Awesome Work CrossFit Central!

By Zac on July 6, 2008 3:45 PM


So with WOD that is doable in sub 5 minutes, is Speal's 1 minute lead secured him a win?

Too exciting!

By David - Chatt, TN on July 6, 2008 3:46 PM

If Caity really did win, a 1 min lead means nothing. Gillian had a 1 min lead on Caity and if the rumors are true, then that didnt seem to make a diff?

By Mike on July 6, 2008 3:48 PM

Event pics


By jc on July 6, 2008 3:52 PM

Hey Mike,
My son is a participant at the games and he called and told me Caity won! don't know what you heard, but to my knowledge this is not a rumor

By Carolyn on July 6, 2008 3:57 PM

didn't the guys finish 2 hours ago?

who won?

i dont think it was speal

By will on July 6, 2008 3:59 PM

I was not saying that to discredit you or anything. I have heard nothing about who won, was mearly just replying to an earlier post that was talking about compensating for a 1 min deficit, which i was saying is possible if Caity had won. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

By Mike on July 6, 2008 4:10 PM

Caity, way to represent Rogue Fitness and the Buckeye State! Mike, Clark and I are SO proud of you!
J and Eric, you guys are amazing!!! The work you put into these games is unbelievable.

By cara on July 6, 2008 4:25 PM

just got word from a guy over there that the mens winner is jason khalipa.

By mp on July 6, 2008 4:29 PM

Congrats to all from the Rogue Fitness powerhouse, for going to the games and representing a great place to workout.

By DLove on July 6, 2008 4:33 PM