Information on Sponsorship of the 2009 Games

Almost a decade ago, Greg and Lauren Glassman, owners and founders of CrossFit, Inc., began their mission to 'Forge Elite Fitness' in a small, garage-like space in Santa Cruz, California. This small space witnessed a small neighborhood of local athletes, service members, policemen, firefighters, mothers, fathers, and friends grow into a community of momentous proportions. Today, the CrossFit Program has exploded into extraordinary magnitude in all walks and climbs, both nationally and internationally.

To give more quantifiable measures, there are currently more than 900 CrossFit-affiliated gyms worldwide. sees over 3 million unique computer visits per month. (Many of these computers are shared by several service members, police officers, firefighters, etc. throughout a given day.) Furthermore, pushes over 50 Terabytes of data per month, with an average time per site visit spanning just over 12 minutes. Our community is enormous, making it a sponsor's dream.

The CrossFit Games have become known as the "Woodstock of Fitness." For 2 1/2 days, the fittest people on Earth converge on Aromas, CA to be a part of the most work intensive competition ever developed, while hearing from sponsors/vendors, joining in fun, and expanding on community camaraderie. The 3rd Annual CrossFit Games will bring thousands of spectators from all over the world.

For more information on sponsorship, contact:

Jimi Letchford
(949) 466-0537

The Sponsors: Panda Express

February 27, 2009 @ 4:53 PM

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As a proud sponsor of CrossFit Games, Panda Express strives to achieve our mission to deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.

Panda Express is a family owned and operated company that was founded in 1983. It is the nation's leader in Gourmet Chinese food served in a fast casual environment. Panda Express offers fresh, high quality Chinese food through the creations of tasty flavors and amazing recipes.

At Panda Express, we have our own way of doing things. We chop our veggies fresh every day. We prepare our unique sauces in-house. We use 100% soybean oil, which means no trans fat. And, we never, ever add MSG. It's the fresh and better way to eat!

Our team at Panda Express would like to wish everyone the best of luck during the CrossFit Games!

SEAL Fit: Games Sponsor

April 17, 2009 @ 2:30 AM

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SEAL Fit (tm), a division of, is proud to sponsor the 2009 CrossFit Games. SEAL Fit, developed by former Navy SEAL Mark Divine, owner of and USCrossfit, is a unique training regimen based on the Navy SEAL Hell Week experience. Combining the principles of CrossFit, Navy SEAL endurance, mental toughness, the warrior arts and principles of servant leadership, self mastery and teambuilding, SEAL Fit is leading the way in training individuals how to thrive in chaos and endure any challenge.

SEAL Fit Camp is the Gold standard of mental toughness training. Originally designed for Navy SEAL candidates, this training is now available in a 5 day seminar format to individuals or businesses looking to push their physical and mental limits . Drawing from the Navy SEAL Hell Week experience, it brings individuals, teams,or business groups cutting edge Functional Fitness training, Mental Toughness skills, Leadership, Team effectiveness skills, Awareness and Offensive Tactics training. Classes are limited to 20 participants and are held at our beautiful Encinitas, California facility - which also provides access to stunning trails and beaches utilized in the experience. SEAL FIT training can jump in to your location with sufficient notice. Visit to learn more, or call us at (760) 230-6752 to reserve your space to meet yourself for the first time.

DeFeet: Games Sponsor

April 17, 2009 @ 1:00 PM

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DeFeet, the official sock of the 2009 CrossFit Games, is the brand leader in quality, performance athletic socks. Manufacturing socks in Hickory, NC, DeFeet is the recognized leader among elite athletes for their comfort, fit and durability.

As the first sock company to use Coolmax EcoMade (Polyester fiber made of recycled water bottles), DeFeet is once again taking the industry lead in reducing our footprint and producing high performance socks of the finest sustainable fibers.

DeFeets custom programs allow you to create unique product with your own text, logo and colors. DeFeet has a wide selection of colors and fibers to choose from including various shades of Coolmax or Merino Wool. You can select various cuff heights and designs based on your own unique style.

Thanks and Best of Luck to All Competitors!
Brad Mettee
Inside Sales Manager
DeFeet International

ADS: Games Sponsor

April 18, 2009 @ 7:00 AM

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ADS - Operational Equipment & Logistics Solutions is proud to support the 2009 CrossFit Games. Year after year countless men and women in uniform rely on the experienced and dedicated professionals at ADS to provide the operational equipment they require to complete their mission - at home or around the globe.

From tactical and special operational equipment to fire and emergency response equipment, training and innovative logistics support solutions; our broad spectrum of products and services eliminates the need to buy from multiple sources.

Our customers' missions include special operations, special warfare, homeland defense, homeland security, tactical operations, law enforcement, corrections, fire and emergency services, marine operations as well as defense and security contracting. So no matter what uniform you wear, ADS provides the perfect combination of unparalleled equipment availability and streamlined procurement.

The ADS Team wishes all the CrossFit competitors the best of luck during the CrossFit Games - especially the men and women in uniform who train so hard to protect this country. Visit us online today at or contact us at 800.948.9433 for more information.

Training Day: Games Sponsor

May 22, 2009 @ 6:26 AM

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Training Day is proud to be the official sports nutrition sponsor of the 2009 CrossFit Games. Training Day is a research and results driven company, intently focused on improving athletic performance. While most companies create products for bodybuilders, using stimulants and sugars to fuel workouts, our products are designed for elite athletes, providing critical nutritional ingredients that provide sustained energy, increased endurance, and other key nutrients which protect and build lean muscle. A recent clinical study at the University of Oklahoma showed that Game Time, our pre-workout/pre-competition product increased VO2 Max, increased anaerobic capacity, and times-to-exhaustion, making it the perfect pre-workout supplement for CrossFitters. Test findings are summarized below:

Phase I, acute test results:
Game Time improves anaerobic capacity by 10.5%
Game Time improves time to exhaustion by up to 11.8%

Phase II, training study:
Game Time improves Vo2 Max by 16.8%
Game Time improves Critical Velocity by 3.2%
Game Time increases Lean Mass by 3.6%
Game Time improves Training Volume by 11.5%
Game Time decreases body fat percentage by 14.8%

Post Game, our post-workout/post-competition product, helps minimize the effects of muscle breakdown, fatigue and soreness, while improving recovery and immune system function.

At Training Day, we strive to be as passionate about our business as CrossFitters are about their WODs. If you, like most CrossFitters, are striving to increase performance, to push your athletic potential, Game Time will help you achieve your goals. Please visit our site ( and take advantage of the 40% discount we are extending to CrossFitters on all purchases. Just enter TDCROSSFIT at checkout to take advantage of this discount.

All Training Day products carry the prestigious NSF Certified for Sport stamp which ensures athletes that every batch is tested for safety and efficacy.

Please come visit our booth at the 2009 CrossFit Games to get a free sample and a t-shirt.

Viking Tactics: Games Sponsor

May 26, 2009 @ 12:00 PM

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Viking Tactics is proud to sponsor the third annual CrossFit Games. We recognize the hard work required of these world class athletes and wish them all the best.

Viking Tactics provides gear, instruction, consulting and leadership training to military and law enforcement organizations around the world. Our multi-use rifle slings are the first choice for tens of thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen as well as police officers across the country. In 2008, Team VTAC's elite group of instructors taught over 75 courses, providing over 2,640 hours of instruction to police officers, federal and state agents, and military personnel in advanced tactics, leadership, and combat shooting.

Team VTAC's curriculum is fast-paced and realistic, and our techniques are combat-proven. All Viking Tactics primary instructors have extensive Special Operations backgrounds with real world combat experience that spans the globe. Viking Tactics training, whether on the range or in the shooting house, will place students in constantly varying situations, employing shooting techniques designed to function in the real world - often while operating against the clock. Constant variation, functional focus, and a constant competition against the clock. Sound familiar?

Team VTAC leadership training is based on the real world, personal experience of our instructors and focuses on making timely, critical decisions under stressful conditions. Our goal is to share that knowledge with your team to make you better prepared to lead in whatever your field of expertise.

Visit us at or call 910-987-5983 to learn more.

Torque Athletic: Games Sponsor

June 26, 2009 @ 12:00 PM

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Torque Athletic is proud to be a sponsor of the 2009 CrossFit Games.

Based in Evansville, Indiana, we've had the pleasure of serving the strength and functional fitness communities for over 12 years. We manufacture and ship all the strength equipment you find on our website, so there's never a delay when you order from us. We strive to innovate at every opportunity and were the first in the US to engineer and manufacture steel rings specifically for the fitness community, and introduced the US to Kettlebells, Portable Pull-Up Systems, War Hammers and Macebells amongst others.

As a special thanks for letting us be a part of the CrossFit Games, we'd like to offer all CrossFit members an exclusive 10% discount on everything on our site for the next month (ends 7/23/09). Sign up as a member with us upon checkout, type in the coupon code AROMAS09, and you'll receive 10% off all products you order.

We'd also like to invite CrossFit Affiliates to join our affiliate program. Offer your clientele any of the hundreds of strength and conditioning items we sell, while earning a commission on all sales that originate from your website. Go to our affiliate sign-up page and get started today.

Best of luck to all the CrossFit competitors, and if you have any questions about our products, we can always be reached at Or, if you'd like to talk to someone with a pleasant, southern Indiana accent, feel free to call us with any questions (812) 673-9940.

Chef by Request: Games Sponsor

June 27, 2009 @ 12:00 PM

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Picture 1.jpgIn talking to trainers and gym owners we found their concern is with clients' lack of nutritional direction. These clients are investing time and money into their workouts but not seeing the results they expect due to poor eating habits. This is problematic for both trainers and clients, but here is your answer...

Chef By Request delivers fresh, gourmet food to your doorstep! You don't have to shop, plan, or cook anymore. We will take care of all of it for you! All meals and snacks are 40-30-30 in composition (40% carbohydrates, 30% lean protein, 30% favorable fat). Eating 40-30-30 is structured to balance your insulin and hormone levels, resulting in the loss of excess body fat. Once we obtain some nosy information from you, we will set up a meal plan that specifically fits your needs. All deliveries are guaranteed at your door by 6am. You can choose your own schedule and you can make any changes with just 48 hours notice. Chef By Request services the Puget Sound / Seattle Metro Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Portland Metro, and Spokane Metro areas and offers client support Monday through Friday from 8am to 9pm if you need anything!

We are now offering the Paleolithic Diet. In creating relationships within the CrossFit community, we have found there to be a growing demand for this degree of nutrition. The Paleolithic Diet, also called the "Caveman's Diet", is a meal plan based on the human diet during the Paleolithic period, consisting of meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, roots, and nuts. Our Paleo style meal plan excludes grains, dairy, soy, and legumes.

Many CrossFit affiliates, such as Gravity Janes, have taken advantage of the services of Chef by Request. CrossFit Games competitor Nicole Verbrugghe has seen amazing results with their nutrition plans.

Watch her story in this video ... [wmv] [mov]
(both Gravity Janes and Nicole have received support for their promotion of Chef by Request)

Sign up today and let us know you are part of the CrossFit Community and which gym you workout in and receive your first 7 day program for only $32.50 per day. After 7 consecutive days of eating our program you will see the improvement in your workout, how you feel, and what eating right can do for you! Call us at 1.877.878.5777 or check us out online at

York Barbell: Games Sponsor

July 1, 2009 @ 1:00 PM

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YORK BARBELL is proud to sponsor the 2009 CrossFit Games. Congratulations to all competitors, and wishing you great success in your efforts!

York's Equipment Line Includes:

- Press Squat Stands, Cages, and Racks
- 6 Styles of Dumbbells ***New Lower Price***
- Bumpers ***New Lower Price***
- 5 Styles of Olympic Plates ***New Lower Price***
- Olympic, Weightlifting, and Specialty Bars
- Muscle Clamps and Collars
- Glute Ham, Freeweight, and Olympic Benches and Equipment
- Kettlebells 5 - 50Lb ***New***

Stop by the York Barbell Booth at the Games!

Click Here for More Information on York Barbell including an additional 5% discount Games special. Prizes

July 17, 2009 @ 9:23 AM

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We are active CrossFitters, and proud to sponsor the CrossFit Games.

Our weight vests are not imported, but are proudly made in the USA.

We are introducing the BLACKHAWK! line in connection with BLACKHAWK! Products Group.

We were established in 1981, and have high standards of business ethics and excellent customer service.

Games Sponsor: Training Day

July 20, 2009 @ 4:00 AM

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Games09MikkoMUPFinals.jpgThe Training Day team would like to congratulate Mikko Salo (pictured), Tanya Wagner, Northwest CrossFit, and all of the other incredible athletes who battled through the exhausting workouts and the extreme heat in Aromas at the 2009 CrossFit Games. We have never witnessed a fitter, tougher, more competitive group of athletes, and were inspired by the passion you all share.

If you are human, and need help making through an unimaginable 8 WODS in a two-day period, Training Day makes sports nutrition products to help you perform better and recover faster. Training Day's Game Time™, (pre-workout/pre-competition) has been clinically proven to increase VO2 Max, increase anaerobic capacity, and times-to-exhaustion, making it the perfect supplement for CrossFitters. Game Time will improve energy, focus, strength, and explosiveness through your WOD. Training Day's Post Game™ (post-workout/post-competition) will help minimize the effects of muscle breakdown, fatigue and soreness, while improving recovery and immune system function, getting you back in the box quicker for your next workout. Please click on the following link to read more:

Please visit your local GNC store, or go online to, to get 50% off of all Training Day products. To learn more about the benefits of Training Day products, please visit:

Thank you for allowing us to participate in the Games.

Concept2 Supports the 2009 Champions

July 22, 2009 @ 8:00 AM

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Games09MikkoRowSledgeC2.jpgTracy Desrocher from Concept2 extends an open invitation to the winners of the 2009 CrossFit Games, Tanya Wagner, and Mikko Salo in the following message:

I am just getting done with a couple of weeks of working and playing with the well-known CrossFit community. It started with a few days spent at this year's CrossFit Games and again this past weekend; Concept2 hosted their second CrossFit Rowing Specialty Certification, at their factory in Vermont. I am tired and fried, but I am also addicted. I can't get enough of the great energy and inspiring respect that has emerged between the CrossFit community and the Rowing Community.

I have witnessed athletes from both of these communities learn from each other, have fun together, and most importantly play hard together. Each time we have an experience with CrossFit, the exchange of knowledge and love for sport is, well, incredible. I love it.

As we watched this year's Games and everything that led up to the big weekend we knew going to Aromas, CA that we could not just show up with 2 Indoor Rowers to give the Winners of this year's event. We knew that after we witnessed this intense competition that just exudes passion, competition, and true athleticism, that we had to arrive with an offering of something that we knew would be appreciated by the athletes and would allow Concept2 to give back more than just an object. We wanted to give something that allowed us to share with the CrossFit athletes something from our competitive world like they have done for Concept2 over the year's.

This year Concept2 would like to provide both Mikko Salo and Tanya Wagner a chance to come have some fun with Concept2.

Concept2 extends an invitation, to each of these incredible athletes, to attend the 2010 C.R.A.S.H-B Sprints, World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston, MA. What is the C.R.A.S.H.-B Sprints? It's the rowing world's version of the CrossFit Games. The race began in 1980 by several former US Olympic rowers. The CRASH-B sprints are officially sponsored by Concept 2. CRASH-B stand for Charles River All Star Has-Beens. This is the name the group of originators gave to themselves, and they are the official governing body of indoor rowing. The racing format has evolved over the history of the event. Now, all athletes race 2000 meters only once.

It's 2000 meters of Pure Fun as we affectionately describe it.

Concept2 is proud to offer each athlete this trip with all expenses paid. There is no pressure here. Mikko and Tanya are welcome to attend the event as just observers or if they would like, they may compete. Just as long as they are willing to share in the fun. If their decision is to compete, Concept2 will provide the athletes with everything they need to train for the event. Coaches, trainers and even the owner's of Concept2 are standing by to offer their expertise on this event. I will be standing by to arrange equipment for them if they do not have it, connect them with their trainers and schedule everything in between.

It would be a thrill for Concept2 to support and sponsor such true athletes at this event. I remember reading on the CrossFit website something by Greg Glassman on world class fitness. It ended by stating, "Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports." Come on Mikko and Tanya, Come learn and play with Concept2.

Games Sponsor: Source One Distributors

July 26, 2009 @ 10:00 AM

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source1.jpgA veteran-owned small business, Source One Distributors is proud to sponsor the 2009 CrossFit Games.

Our company supports a broad array of clientele in the defense industry, national security, law enforcement, search and rescue, fire and safety and private security sectors by providing mission critical equipment, product sourcing, acquisition solutions, contracting expertise as well as offering a wide range of support services. Our mission is to provide improved distribution, best of class equipment and quality customer service to today's war fighter.

For more information, please visit

Games Sponsor: MiR Vest

July 27, 2009 @ 1:00 PM

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CROSSFIT-2009[.JPGMiR Vest has been proud to sponsor the 2009 CrossFit Games. MiR Vest wants to congratulate all the winners and participants of of the Games, and we also like to present a healthy spirit of competition and the drive to win to all Crossfitters. To show our gratitude towards all the participants, we would like to offer all Crossfitters of the 2009 Games with the Golden Spirit Award, translating into a FREE weight vest from MiR and a Lifetime sponsorship for all active Crossfitters. For more information about the Golden Spirit award please visit our website at or email us at

Overall, MiR Vest is one of the elite weight vest companies out there, founded in the U.S. We are also known worldwide, from the U.S. to the U.K. to Asia, and also to Australia. The customer satisfaction with our weight vest and fitness products is at an all time high of 100%. We have sold to police officers, firefighters, Army, Navy, and other government agencies, but most of our customers are the average Joes. We have supplied thousands of customers in or around your area, from your local gym member, local sports team, to your local CrossFitters. We believe in the CrossFit games like the Olympics, everyone from all around the world competing for the spirit of competition, to bring pride and honor back to their country, and as long as you compete in the CrossFit Games, you have brought pride back home and to yourself.

MiR Vest also has different fitness products to help take your training to the next level. We offer group discounts, sponsorships, and affiliate networking. Just ask us how. MiR Vest owns the short weighted vest, which is the ideal training tool for CrossFitters with it's most durable and versatile design. We believe our vest can be your lifelong professional aid to success.