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 Final, Final Results

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Inquiries have been researched, scoresheets have been reviewed, fat-fingered typos have been fixed, and the results re-calculated.

Below in PDF are the men's, women's, and team corrected final standings.

Thanks to all of the eagle-eyed reviewers helping us get this right, and thanks to you all for your patience. We didn't say *which* Wednesday we'd have the results retabluated, did we?

Men's Corrected Results (PDF)

Women's Corrected Results (PDF)

Corrected Team Standings (PDF)


That is a sweet pic of Josh just going for it on that run, I heard he had to be carried off the hill. Nice work, dude.

By gaucoin on July 15, 2008 1:41 PM

Oh and Josh, your shirt is on backwards...

By gaucoin on July 15, 2008 1:46 PM

I had that shirt on for like 4 hours before I realized it was backwards! It looks good on the photo though.
What a great photo for product placement... crossfit in huge letters across the chest, all the sponsers logos on my belly, the under armour logo clearly visable on my shorts... too bad there is so much dust & you can't see my adidas shoes. Maybe Fitzgerald's agent can get me a clothing deal too :)
Yes i had to be carried off the hill because i ran a stupid race... like I always say If your going to be stupid you'd better be tough!

By josh everett on July 15, 2008 2:07 PM

Great picture! May I ask what do mean by "stupid race" It looked like you were flying.

By RA on July 15, 2008 3:56 PM

Josh just has an on/off switch. It's either full throttle or stop.

Funny stuff, I figured you were going for the endorsment deal. Stupid race or not, you killed that frickin' run.

By gaucoin on July 15, 2008 6:17 PM

i was running behind josh in that heat and i kept thinking there's no way he can keep that pace. giant long strides up that hill. just the way you would never teach it but he just kept going.

i should have helped you off the hill josh but i could hardly walk myself. i babbled something incoherent to rob miller then stumbled my way to find water and shade. worse than post fran feeling. great performance man. i learned something about intensity.

By ken c on July 15, 2008 8:34 PM

I made a tactical error in my race in that I went out a little too fast... that was a minor mistake that I could have overcome... my big mistake was getting out of control on the way down the hill. It took all my strength/energy not to fall down.
I stopped... that's right stopped, I couldn't even walk, 3 or 4 times on the 2nd hill. I'd love to know how long I stood around for... it had to be 20-30 seconds.

By josh everett on July 16, 2008 6:49 AM

Wow! Great Run!

I'm still having trouble communicating to everyone here at home just how hideous that run was. They all say the same thing: "But it was only 750 meters, right?"

I've finished three marathons, including one where I blew up at mile 15 . . . yeah, 11.2 miles of cramping shuffle walking/running. But that hill at the games thrashed my legs so bad I couldn't stand for 5 minutes (well, technically I could stand, I just couldn't stay that way . . . my legs kept buckling under me.)

Ahh, good times, good times.

By TexasPatrick on July 16, 2008 7:00 AM

It may have been a "tactical error" but it made an awsome picture!

By RA on July 16, 2008 12:30 PM

Glad to see you finally on the list, Pat. Congrats from all of us at MBS - past and present - on finishing in the top 25. Hope to compete with you next year, buddy.

By JasonH on July 16, 2008 1:43 PM

Patrick Burke in the top 25 finally. Excellent job. Congratulations.

By Ron on July 16, 2008 10:26 PM

That's the greatest photo I've seen since discovering CrossFit. It *must* be made into a poster; I want one.

Ah, and glad I'm in good company being unable to walk off the hill.

By Kirez Reynolds on July 19, 2008 1:01 AM