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!

Partnership Opportunities


What do you know about CrossFit?

CrossFit is the sport of fitness. Roughly defined, CrossFit is constantly varied, functional movements executed at high intensity, continuously increasing work capacity over broad time and modal domains.

CrossFit is FUN! Millions of people worldwide are training using the methods and programming developed by Greg and Lauren Glassman. The focus on excellence demonstrated by CrossFit trainers and participants has generated a return to athletics. American Heritage Dictionary defines an athlete as: A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, which are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those performed in competitive contexts.

CrossFit participants compete against themselves every day to best their previous performance, Personal Records (PR), using the many "Workouts of the Day", or WOD, that are posted on www.crossfit.com, free for everyone to try. Many of these workouts have names, names like Cindy, Michael, Helen, Joshie, Fran and the Filthy Fifty, and are formatted as a stand alone event, repeated yearly on a random schedule.

The CrossFit Games

The CrossFit Games brings together athletes from around the world for a two day competition utilizing WOD benchmarks and several random elements. In 2008, athletes and spectators will gather in Aromas, California July 5th and 6th to share their love of the sport of fitness, and watch their fellow "crossfitters" compete.

The 2008 CrossFit Games is excited to welcome corporate partners that celebrate the growing movement of individual achievement our athletes emulate. The 2008 partnership opportunity gives any company the ability to gain exposure with this growing community. For any company evaluating this opportunity, one need only spend 10 minutes on www.crossfit.com to realize the potential. Below are a few video links of experiences from the 2007 CrossFit Games:

Video #1:
An interview with James Fitzgerald, owner of Optimum Performance Training and winner of the 2007 CrossFit Games.

Video #2:
CrossFit: The Sport of Fitness. An excerpt from a lecture by Coach Greg Glassman, featuring footage of a CrossFit certification.

Video #3:
An interview with CrossFit Brand X of Ramona, California at the 2007 CrossFit Games.

Please feel free to direct your questions to the CrossFit Games Partnership guy Michael Pommerening, 917.575.6336, mike@crossfitgames.com.


Hi everyone, I just want to say that for me you all are really the X man.
I cant't wait after I have my baby satart somehow trainning some of your crossfit exercise. I'm very excited about it. I hope I get as much information about you I can.

By Nanna on July 5, 2008 12:08 PM

what happens to the older crossfiters who would like to compete in the games. why not have an age devision, lets say 55 and over.Some of us are hardcore,let us compete too.Obiviously we can't beat the young,but with a devision of our own we would find out who is the fittest old timer is.

By jacinto on September 27, 2008 1:55 PM

Jack! That is a good question...it might upset all the 55 year olds when you, at 70, beat them all!

By Michael Pommerening on October 13, 2008 7:33 AM