History of the Canwest Games

The CanWest Games got it’s start in 2013. Back then it was called “PentathaWOD”.

The premise was this: A 2-Day event. The first day was a regular Functional Fitness event held at Rocky Point CrossFit. The second day was at Percy Perry Stadium. The events at Percy Perry Stadium were actual track and field events: Long Jump, Javelin, Discus, Steeplechase, Shotput. We’d wrap up a day that combined functional fitness with track field. For example, the final event last year was called “Steeple Helen”. 3 Rounds of regular Helen, but the 400M run had all the Steeplechase obstacles, including the plunge into a water hazard.

Every year was a sellout. We gained valuable experience each year. And each year we found ways to become more efficient and professional. Our goal is to provide a valuable competition experience for all our participants. A place to see how they fare against their peers, but more important, an avenue to test their self-confidence and develop courage, determination and spirit.

At the conclusion of PentathaWOD 2015 we polled our participants, we listened to the chatter at other competitions, then we watched the CrossFit Regionals pull up stakes and leave Western Canada. We determined there was big hole in the competitive calendar for MANY athletes. We decided it was time to evolve. To offer an exciting Competition for all levels of athlete. To turn the PentathaWOD into the biggest event in Western Canada and the US NorthWest.

Welcome to the CanWest Games

These were the top 3 finishers by division in 2016.

Elite Tribe Team
CrossFit BelRed
The Incredibles (CrossFit BC)
Kelowna CrossFit

Men Elite
Tyson Takasaki
Adam Davidson
Kurt Baker

Women Elite
Brittany Brown
Emily Schultz
Kayley Herman

Men Masters 35-39
Brad Burling
Corey Auger
Graham Doody

Women Masters 35-39
Jolaine West
Laurissa Dunajski
Gillian Hicks

Men Masters 40+
Bryan Danard
Morgan Carlson
Paul Tylla

Women Masters 40+
Shannon Winslade
Theresa Grandel
Annie Tasaka

Men Masters 50+
Mark Hilts
Rob Stenstrom
Richard Boase

Women Masters 50+
Debby Brouwer
Sharon Thielmann
Kimberly Berg

Men Team RX
Three Musketeers
Fit Dad
KCF Boys

Women Team RX
CrossFit Abbotsford
The Taco Party

Men Team Intermediate
Team Mason
3126 Sask Chippers
House of Pain

Women Team Intermediate
Tenacious Three
Muscles & Mascara
Deadlifts Before Donuts

Men Team Scaled
CFB Cerebus
The Barbarians

Women Team Scaled
Triple Sweat
CF CBC Guns & Rows