Jason Khalipa

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Jason Khalipa
Khalipa performing an Overhead Walking Lunge while competing at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games in Carson, California.
Personal information
Born (1985-10-02) October 2, 1985 (age 34)
San Jose, California, U.S.
ResidenceSan Jose, California, U.S.
EducationSanta Clara University (Business Management)
OccupationCrossFit Athlete[1]
Years activeIndividual Competition: 2009–2014
Team Competition: 2015
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
Spouse(s)Ashley Khalipa
SportCrossFit Games
Achievements and titles
World finals
  • 2008 CrossFit Games Champion
  • 2013 CrossFit Games Runner-Up
  • 2014 CrossFit Games 3rd Place
Regional finals5-times Regionals champion (Individual: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Team: 2015)
Personal best(s)

Jason Khalipa (born October 2, 1985 in San Jose, California) is a former American professional CrossFit Games athlete[1] and 2008 CrossFit Games champion.[3][4]

Khalipa also received the Spirit of the Games award at the 2009 CrossFit Games[5][6] and is the founder of NCFIT (formerly NorCal CrossFit). He was selected to participate as a member of Team USA in 2012,[7] 2013,[8] and 2014 CrossFit Games Invitational.[9]

Early life and education[edit]

Khalipa was born in San Jose, California, and he grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Arch Bishop Mitty[10] in San Jose where he played for the varsity football team as a nose guard. He also participated in track and field for the shot-put event. After high school, Khalipa attended college at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, but he did not participate in organized sports. Instead, Khalipa focused on education and began training in his spare time for the CrossFit Games. He graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Management. Once Khalipa graduated from college, he began training full time to participate in his first CrossFit Games in 2008 where he finished in first place and claimed the title as the "Fittest Man on Earth".[3][2] This achievement led Khalipa to create the notion of the AMRAP Mentality,[11] which means As Many Reps As Possible, and he used this state of mind as the foundation behind pursuing a career in fitness. Khalipa then applied the AMRAP Mentality to his life outside the gym[12] and became dedicated to learning more about health and fitness as a competitor and a coach.[13]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2016, Khalipa’s daughter Ava was diagnosed with leukemia. After Ava’s final treatment in 2018, Khalipa and his wife Ashley have since focused on spreading awareness for pediatric cancer.[14]

CrossFit Games results[edit]

After placing first in his first CrossFit Games in 2008, Khalipa went on to participate in six more Crossfit Games as an Individual: 2009[15], 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2015, he competed as a team member with his affiliate, NorCal CrossFit, in the team competition.[16] He briefly participated in the 2017 Open, but withdrew after one event.[17]

Year Games Regionals Open (Worldwide) Notes
2008 1st No Open or Regionals in this season
2009[15] 5th DNP No Open in this season, instead of Regionals there were Sectionals
As a previous Games champion, Khalipa pre-qualified for the 2009 Games and did not participate in Sectionals
Spirit of the Games winner[5]
2010 16th DNP No Open in this season
As a previous Games champion, Khalipa pre-qualified for the 2010 Games and did not participate in Regionals
2011[18] 7th 1st (Northern California)[19] 11th[20]
2012[2] 5th 1st (Northern California) 10th Team USA at CrossFit Invitational[7]
2013[2] 2nd 1st (Northern California) 7th Team USA at CrossFit Invitational[8]
2014[2] 3rd 1st (Northern California) 2nd Team USA at CrossFit Invitational[9]
10th 1st (California) 1st
(4th Individual)


  • AMRAP Mentality (2018) ISBN 978-1628601152


  1. ^ a b Sikes, Caroline. "Jason Khalipa explains CrossFit's biggest misconception". Sporting News. Sporting News Media. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "2018 CrossFit Games Athlete Profile". CrossFit Games. CrossFit, Inc. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Sarro, Dan. "Jason Khalipa: CrossFit Athlete". Reebok. Reebok. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  4. ^ Darby, Luke (22 March 2016). "The Real-Life Diet of Jason Khalipa, CrossFit Games Champion". GQ. Candé Nast. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Spirit of the Games: Jason Khalipa". games2009.crossfit.com. CrossFit, Inc. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "SPIRIT OF THE GAMES IS UP TO YOU". Reebok CrossFit Games 2018. 2018 CrossFit Games. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b "TEAM U.S.A. WINS IN FIRST CROSSFIT INVITATIONAL". games.crossfit.com. 2018 CrossFit Inc. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Warkentin, Mark. "THE WORLD IS NOW ENOUGH". games.crossfit.com. 2018 CrossFit, Inc. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Cecil, Andréa Maria. "A CHAMPION TEAM". games.crossfit.com. 2018 CrossFit, Inc. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "Archbishop Mitty High School Notable Alumni". www.mitty.com. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  11. ^ Lofranco, Justin. "BOOK REVIEW: "As Many Reps As Possible" by Jason Khalipa". Morning Chalk Up. Morning Chalk Up. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  12. ^ Gaddour, BJ. "Why You Should Use the 'AMRAP' Mentality Outside the Gym". Men's Health. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  13. ^ Carlson, Mike. "Jason Khalipa: Relentless". The Box. Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  14. ^ Finz, Stacy. "CrossFit star faces daughter's leukemia by using his celebrity status for greater good". Lucial Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Stanford Children's Health. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  15. ^ a b Bric, John Michael. "Jason Khalipa: 2009 CrossFit Games v 2012 CrossFit Games". The RX Review. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  16. ^ "Jason Khalipa Athlete Profile". games.crossfit.com. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  17. ^ "2019 Leaderboard". games.crossfit.com. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  18. ^ "2011 Athlete Profile Jason Khalipa". 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  19. ^ "2011 Legacy Leaderboard". games.crossfit.com. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  20. ^ "Scoreboard | CrossFit Games". games2011.crossfit.com. Retrieved November 14, 2018.