Joining Elite Company
Among the ranks of professional athletes there exists a hierarchy of greatness. There are those who’ve amassed absurd numbers over the course of long and fruitful careers only to have a championship evade them. There is another level of athlete who’s built a wonderful resume and been fortunate enough to win a title along the way. Yet another group sits atop the Mt. Olympus of athletics, the Greatest of the Great athletes. Their long, celebrated careers culminate in multiple championships. They are discussed by last name only. Jordan, Montana, Bird. This year, 2008 CrossFit Games Champion Jason Khalipa looks to add his name to that list and become the first repeat champion in the history of the CrossFit Games.
Numbers Don’t Lie
Jason Khalipa has long ago put together the sort of numbers that solidify his status as one of the greatest in the brief history of CrossFit. He won his first trip to the CrossFit Games in 2008 and has returned every year since. He has never finished worse than 16th. He has three Top 10 finishes in four trips and finished the CrossFit Open Sectionals in 3rd Place in the NorCal Region this year. With Progenex in hand, Jason is poised to make a return trip to the Home Depot Center and the 2012 CrossFit Games.
Jason Khalipa earned a reputation throughout CrossFit for his ridiculous all around strength. Jason isn’t just CrossFit strong, he is “You don’t need a jack, I’ll deadlift your Volkswagen while you change the tire” strong. The ability to clean and jerk 335 pounds alone lies just outside the grasp of most of us. The ability to do that, run a 400m in 63 seconds AND do 50 unbroken pull ups is what it takes to put you at the top of the CrossFit Games leaderboard every single year. When your box is selling Khalipa T-Shirt’s with your name on top and a picture of the “Incredible Hulk” beneath, you’re strength is officially on a different level.
Teacher And Ambassador
Jason Khalipa is not only a world class CrossFit competitor; he’s also a terrific teacher and ambassador within the CrossFit community. He works as a trainer for CrossFit HQ on the weekends, training tomorrow’s Coach’s. Jason also owns NorCal CrossFit, which has 3 locations in the San Jose area. In addition to being an affiliate owner and trainer Jason also holds at least six CrossFit certifications. When Jason Khalipa talks CrossFit, you’d be wise to listen.
Making A Run At History
As CrossFit grows the competition is getting stronger and the road to the Home Depot Center gets longer. Unfortunately for the rest of the NorCal Region Jason Khalipa has shown that, with the help of Progenex, he is getting stronger too. Jason had a tremendous showing in the 2012 CrossFit Games Open and earned a trip to the NorCal region with a 3rd place finish. With the NorCal Regional coming up and a trip to the CrossFit Games on the line it is nearly time for Jason Khalipa to “Hulk Up” and fight his way into the rarified air of “The Greatest of the Greats.”
Watch Jason Khalipa Move Big Weight On The Clean And Jerk