#349 – Quarterfinals Finale – Danielle Brandon, Haley Adams, Andrea Nisler, Olivia Kerstetter, Chase Ingraham, Brian Friend, and Angelo DiCicco

Sevan Matossian (00:02):

Hey, we’re live. Brian friend. What’s up brother.

Brian Friend (00:05):

Oh, red.

Sevan Matossian (00:09):

Uh, that’s different. Susan was, uh, we came on a little early and SU was full

Brian Friend (00:12):

Christmas episode.

Sevan Matossian (00:14):

Say, say that again. Is

Brian Friend (00:15):

This the Christmas episode? We have the red subtitles instead of yellow. This

Sevan Matossian (00:19):

Is the world war three episode

Brian Friend (00:22):

With the oh, the blood bath.

Sevan Matossian (00:24):

James dinger. I’m nice to see you, brother.

Chase Ingraham (00:26):

Hey, what’s up? Can you guys hear me? Okay.

Sevan Matossian (00:28):

I can tell me about your logo and your hat before I suck myself. Hey,

Brian Friend (00:30):

Wait. What’s going on? You got, we got red subtitled, Instagram handles. You got a red vest. He’s got red hat. So don’t need to do something

Chase Ingraham (00:36):

Pink. This is pink. This is pink.

Brian Friend (00:38):

Oh, okay. Okay.

Chase Ingraham (00:41):

This is my gym logo. This is my gym logo.

Brian Friend (00:45):

That’s nice. I like that. I’m gonna have to steal one of those.

Chase Ingraham (00:48):

You’s got the star with the D

Brian Friend (00:50):

You know, I have to tell, I have to tell you this, Jason, it’s not a good or a bad thing, but someone’s probably gonna tell some silly story in a minute. So I might as well get one in. I am.

Sevan Matossian (00:59):

Yes, yes. Good. I am gonna tell serious story, please.

Brian Friend (01:02):

Uh, when I moved to Texas to, to go to college, I played on a soccer team there. The first guy that I met on the team ended up being a very good player. And he came from the Dallas area and he was just one of those sports fans that if his team had a bad day, it wasn’t, it was unpleasant to be around him during and after the game the whole day. And he ruined Dallas sports for me. I, you used to be a Steve Nash and Dirk Viki fan. I love the Cowboys in the nineties. Dallas stars were fun to watch Mike Madonna. This guy just totally just killed all my momentum for any Dallas.

Chase Ingraham (01:35):

Fair, fair. I I’m not a Maverick fan. I’m a spurs fan. So I was not a fan of Steve Nash and Dirk either.

Sevan Matossian (01:43):

How did Zach George do, did he, does he qualify? He’s coming on the podcast tomorrow morning? Have you guys ever seen this guy with his shirt off? Yes. This guy with his shirt on this, guy’s like a human freight train. Anyway, I’m getting I’m, I’m getting distracted, uh, by naked men. Um, this, this is a, uh, a text I got, um, this morning, um, and it said, uh, it’s from Peter, from the coffee wads and pods podcast. It says, um, and I asked him if I could read it before I, I read it by the way. Uh, but by the way, even people who write the worst, absolutely nastiest shit to me, I will never read it on the air, post it, unless you were to block me and didn’t let me respond to you. So if you wrote me something like totally fucked up, I still wouldn until I asked you, uh, destroying it with the cor, destroying it with the quarter final episodes and everything else, such a good team. You’ve built, speaks volumes of the caliber of people who show up for you on episodes. You built something special, Peter. I, it Peter exclamation point. Thank you. I don’t take any for granted. And I’m actually tripping and I am actually tripping.

Chase Ingraham (02:44):

Well, that’s very nice of him.

Sevan Matossian (02:45):

He said, he said you’ve changed the GA. Uh, I don’t think it’s nice. It’s just a solid observation. What are you doing? Chase? Don’t ruin it. Uh, you’ve you’ve, you’ve changed the you’ve changed the game. Uh, looking forward to seeing what you guys do between now and Matt Madison. Um, I say this with all humility. This is gonna be a tough one. I didn’t, I, I don’t know anything about changing the game, but there’s for some of you who don’t know, I, I made the game. Every single fucking person you see in involved in CrossFit media, anywhere on the fucking planet. It’s on my shoulders. The people who were here before me they’re gone, I was never paid just like Dave Castro was never paid to run the CrossFit games. I was never paid to do the behind the scenes. We didn’t have to do any of that.

Sevan Matossian (03:35):

I never had to make any of those videos. I never had to jump in my motor home. And criscross from California to fucking New York and back multiple times chasing down athletes. I did it all because I wanted to, and I loved to, and I loved the fucking athletes. I love human beings and I did it all just fucking, because what’s interesting is the people you’re looking at here. It’s probably identical. Although I can’t speak exactly for Angelo, everyone’s put in thousands of hours of free time. Um, so, uh, because, and I don’t mean that as a Dick angel, he’s just not, he’s just not, uh, media. He’s just, we just brought him on for his good looks in his youth. Um, So, so, and I never even really thought of that. Um, Peter,

Brian Friend (04:21):

Are you sure it, are you sure it’s not as proximity to rich that keeps him around?

Sevan Matossian (04:24):

Well, that too, that’s multiple, there’s like five things. I have the list over here. Reeses have Angela on the

Brian Friend (04:29):

Show. He’s, he’s pretty fit. I mean, he can give us a perspective that some of our

Sevan Matossian (04:33):

Show when I was training at mayhem today, as long as he throws in three of those were. So I just thought of that because I, someone said on the PO PO, um, on my Instagram account the other day, um, he seven doesn’t know shit about CrossFit. What’s crazy is, and, and, and I told the guy to eat a Dick or something, but it’s fun saying that, but

Brian Friend (04:54):

You didn’t say thank you, exclamation point.

Sevan Matossian (04:57):

It it’s just, it’s just nuts. Um, it, it, it’s just us. I’m not asking for any credit for it. I’m not, but for those of you who historically want to know, like I was, I, I, I did. I made the game. I registered the first Twitter account. Not because someone told me to, they were totally against it. I mean, the stories go on and on and on, and that is true about Dave Castro. He was never paid to run the CrossFit games. There was a department and he ran it with Nicole Carroll and the CrossFit games are just his hobby hobby. So what seals do they run international fucking sporting events as a hobby.

Sevan Matossian (05:33):

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Brian Friend (06:24):

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Chase Ingraham (06:27):

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Brian Friend (06:28):

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Sevan Matossian (06:32):

I used it this morning to scrape off 12 years of herpes and it was fucking amazing

Brian Friend (06:35):


Chase Ingraham (06:39):


Sevan Matossian (06:40):

Uh, so let’s start there. Zach. George is, um, did that guy make it, do I have to

Brian Friend (06:45):

Yeah, yeah, yeah, no, no. He’s in, he’s in

Sevan Matossian (06:47):

Cancel the show tomorrow. He’s in

Brian Friend (06:50):

36 and I, and I mean, I’m sure. Well, we can talk about it later if you want. But 30 runs division. I thought they get 60, they get, they get 61, 20, 60, and then all thirties across the board. But the 60 men that made it, like there are like 50 killers that I know in that 60 men.

Sevan Matossian (07:08):

Okay. Uh, and that’ll be interesting to talk about that, cuz we know that’s a favorite subject actually of Brian’s and now it’s kind of, of mine about this shortage of, um, entries from the he foreign lands. Brian? Uh, no, uh, Mr. Suza and Kayla beaver in the back end and of course, um, who we always keep in the back end and just pull up to get the ratings up. Danielle Fran, give a shirt on.

Danielle Brandon (07:32):

I do shit. Right? Is it, can you hear the wind out here? Should I go inside?

Sevan Matossian (07:37):

We only hear you.

Danielle Brandon (07:40):

You can only hear me.

Sevan Matossian (07:42):

Danielle. We got Brian. Um, Angela did Chico from the mayhem empire and uh, chase Ingram, fresh off a diaper change. How are you?

Chase Ingraham (07:49):

That’s not untrue.

Danielle Brandon (07:52):

Wait what’d you just do

Sevan Matossian (07:53):

Nothing. He

Brian Friend (07:55):


Chase Ingraham (07:55):

The diaper, changing diapers, you know, dad stuff.

Danielle Brandon (07:57):

Oh, oh, oh yeah. I don’t know about that.

Sevan Matossian (08:02):

Are you getting ready to celebrate?

Danielle Brandon (08:05):

I, I did last night and some more. We’re actually going to, uh, Kotler’s daughter’s gymnastics meet.

Chase Ingraham (08:13):

Oh, cool.

Sevan Matossian (08:14):

You’re awfully dressed up for a gymnastics meet. Well,

Danielle Brandon (08:17):

We’ll do more after. So,

Sevan Matossian (08:20):

Um, do we wanna talk about your success? Um, just now with the, uh, quarter finals or do we wanna talk about Anika Greer and Bethany, uh, shaman, which, which are, which you we’ll just roll the dial.

Danielle Brandon (08:32):

Wait what’s why, why the first name? Like why, why that pop up?

Sevan Matossian (08:36):

Isn’t she training in Vegas? Does she train with you?

Danielle Brandon (08:38):

No, she just came for quarter.

Sevan Matossian (08:41):

Okay. And yeah. And she’s, I think she’s just having some issues. I was listening to, um, Tommy and Shawn podcast talking fitness. It’s where I get all my information. So then I can bring it to you with the R rated version. And um, they were saying that her fifth score hasn’t landed in the bucket.

Danielle Brandon (09:01):

So we are working on that.

Sevan Matossian (09:02):

Oh, okay. Can you give us any information on that? Is that top secret?

Danielle Brandon (09:08):

Uh, yeah. I mean it was just, yeah. It’s it’s top secret for now.

Sevan Matossian (09:13):

Good answer. Yeah. Good. Yeah. Good. I like toxic.

Danielle Brandon (09:18):

I mean, yeah. Yeah. It’s not, it’s not my information to give

Sevan Matossian (09:22):

Understood. Understood. Where are you?

Danielle Brandon (09:24):

I’m actually, uh, at my apartment.

Sevan Matossian (09:26):

I hear girls.

Danielle Brandon (09:28):

Yeah. I have a bunch of people over.

Sevan Matossian (09:29):

This is a girl. This is a girl’s episode. We’re we’ve dedicated this episode to women to the, uh, we

Danielle Brandon (09:34):

Got on a gr here. Bethany’s not here though.

Sevan Matossian (09:40):

Um, tell me, tell me about, um, doing the workouts this year. J who you did them with. Was it a good environment? Are you happy with your finishes?

Danielle Brandon (09:49):

Yeah, it, it was, it was a good environment. I would say it was Rocky in the beginning because I was overly competitive and Was not probably the most welcoming to new people, but, um, it was good. It was overall good. And you know, but that’s amazing. That’s

Brian Friend (10:09):

How all of you are. Yeah. You guys are super friendly, but when it’s competition time, it’s, it’s, that’s the time it’s like, yeah, you’re now you’re or my opponent.

Danielle Brandon (10:17):


Sevan Matossian (10:18):

Oh, I want to hear that story. So you’re in the gym getting like, you know, chalking, some body part, and all of a sudden you look in and Anika walks in, Anika walks in and you’re like, what the fuck is this bitch doing here?

Danielle Brandon (10:29):


Sevan Matossian (10:30):

Yeah. Is that how it was?

Danielle Brandon (10:32):

Oh yeah. I was like, this is my house.

Sevan Matossian (10:39):

Hey, you need to have some lines. So when that happens against next year, like you pretend like you don’t even know the girl, you’re like, um, can you put the music onto this station and stand off the court while I’m going? Just like, totally act like you have no idea who they are

Danielle Brandon (10:55):

Done doing it.

Sevan Matossian (10:57):

Are you, um, so can you tell us that story? The, the details of that story? The what if fun’s story?

Danielle Brandon (11:02):

What details

Sevan Matossian (11:03):

Just someone coming on the yeah. Of, of her and you. Yeah.

Danielle Brandon (11:07):

Yeah. I mean like

Sevan Matossian (11:08):

Has a happy ending she’s at your house, right?

Danielle Brandon (11:10):

Right. Yeah. Happy ending, you know? Uh I’m like, I think it was just like a thing and like having a new athlete, right. Like she’s my competitor and she doesn’t train with us. Right. So I didn’t welcome it necessarily as like, oh, she’s a training partner. It was like more like, Hey, she’s a competitor coming into my house using me and I’m gonna use her for these workouts. You know what I mean? Uh, um, and again, being a competitor and how competitive we all are, I probably was really aggressive about it in the beginning. I was, I was,

Sevan Matossian (11:50):

Does Justin come over? And he is like, okay, uh, Danielle settle down. We, uh, we have a get, yes,

Danielle Brandon (11:57):

There were some, there were some snapping moments that I had to suck it up and apologize for.

Sevan Matossian (12:04):

Are we gonna see this? Are you gonna release this? You need to release. The

Danielle Brandon (12:07):

Funny thing is it’s freaking in one of the, one of my video after a workout.

Sevan Matossian (12:14):

And does anyone notice it, has anyone commented on it?

Danielle Brandon (12:17):

I don’t know. I honestly realized, yeah, I probably should go to YouTube and check that out.

Sevan Matossian (12:23):

Um, this is a great question by rich Holton or I’m an attorney question. Did you treat her worse than you treated? Uh, Jason opera?

Danielle Brandon (12:30):

She treat Very different, very different. Two different

Brian Friend (12:39):

Jason, Jason deserved it. Jason deserved it. S innocent.

Sevan Matossian (12:44):

Oh, come on. Jason’s so quiet. And you, and you just beat him every time. He’s

Danielle Brandon (12:49):

Not innocent. Yes. It was not deserved.

Sevan Matossian (12:57):

Um, you, you see your finish, um, uh, in third place. Um, are you happy? Is that, is that, are you happy with it? Is it just like, Hey, I’m going on? The semifinals, that’s all that needs to be done or is it like, fuck, I need to be at the top of the heat.

Danielle Brandon (13:10):

No, I think we went into this weekend. Like, you know, yeah. The goal was just make a semi-final and there were a couple events where it was like, okay, we know there’s more there and that’s fine. We don’t have to be there right now.

Sevan Matossian (13:25):

Uh, are you healthy?

Danielle Brandon (13:27):

I am. Yeah. And like the scariest event I would say was the total, like, I was like, dang, I’ve been squatting for, I think, two months. And we just took out overhead squats again, because those didn’t feel great. And then like, I haven’t been benching, so I was like, fuck. But so the numbers I got, like were totally more than what I could ask for.

Sevan Matossian (13:51):

Yeah. In the top 10, there was, I’m only seeing mean one, one girl who beat you. And she just happens to be a 16 year old. She must have punched in her numbers wrong. There’s no way. A 16 year old is 713 pounds.

Danielle Brandon (14:05):

Are you, is that mal is mal 16?

Sevan Matossian (14:08):

No, no. Olivia curse debter or, or Olivia cursed? Ater. Heppner.

Danielle Brandon (14:13):


Sevan Matossian (14:15):

Oh. And, and Amanda, Barnhardt she? Amanda? Barnhardt had seven. 15.

Danielle Brandon (14:19):

Yeah. I just need to put on like 10 pounds.

Sevan Matossian (14:21):

How much did you bench?

Danielle Brandon (14:23):

1 95.

Sevan Matossian (14:25):

Holy crap. Yeah. Holy. And what is your lifetime PR on the bench?

Danielle Brandon (14:30):

I don’t even know. I literally don’t remember the last time bench.

Sevan Matossian (14:35):

Um, how is to, how was time? How was the 30 minutes? How’d you do on time?

Danielle Brandon (14:39):

Easy. It was fine, especially like, I, we didn’t really know what I was gonna do. So the clean, we just like hit a number and I probably, I could have gone up on the clean and overhead. I could have gone up on all three lifts, but we just didn’t wanna push it. There’s no point

Brian Friend (14:54):

Chase. You didn’t do any of the workouts yourself, did you?

Chase Ingraham (14:57):

No, no, no. I did not. I wanted to, but I’m trying to do more self preservation than I have in the past.

Brian Friend (15:03):

Yeah. Did did a lot of people at your gym do them?

Chase Ingraham (15:06):

Uh, we had a couple qualify for quarters. The, our female athlete. She has got some bicep thing going on. Been we’re focusing on masters cuz I tore my calf in week one of the open. So I figured I saws and pistols. Probably not best to keep that up. So, but I love all the events. I really, it was the hardest thing ever not to do these quarter finals for me.

Brian Friend (15:30):

Well specifically was, I was just curious cuz of what Daniel was saying about the um, the total test, like I saw 30 minutes and I was like, there’s no way I’ll need 30 minutes to do this test. Like 50 minutes I’ll be done. But suddenly I get into it and I use the entire time. And so did I really?

Chase Ingraham (15:44):


Danielle Brandon (15:44):


Sevan Matossian (15:45):

Yeah. We heard

Danielle Brandon (15:47):

You had to measure, like you had to measure your bar in there too. Oh. And that was like super awkward. Like there was one guy in our gym who like they wasted a lot of time measuring. Um,

Sevan Matossian (15:58):

What did you measure your bar? What part of the bar did

Danielle Brandon (16:00):

You measure? You had to measure like from the mid, like 40 inches or whatever and you couldn’t go wider than that, which is like ridiculous for the bench. Yeah, yeah. For the bench. Sorry.

Sevan Matossian (16:12):

Oh, is that to maintain some, some sort of range of motion? Yeah.

Danielle Brandon (16:15):

I guess. I don’t know. Who’s gonna bench that wide

Sevan Matossian (16:19):

To do, to, to do something here. Like someone grabs someone grabs the bar, like outside the weights. Yeah.

Danielle Brandon (16:25):


Sevan Matossian (16:25):

We, um, what did you do last Danielle? Because we heard a bunch of people we’ve talked a bunch of people and I kept hearing the people ran out time. They did overhead squat last and they, and they were running right

Brian Friend (16:34):

Time there. They had to, you had

Danielle Brandon (16:34):

To do a heads.

Sevan Matossian (16:36):

Oh you had okay. So there was that order. Okay.

Danielle Brandon (16:38):


Sevan Matossian (16:39):

Yeah. That’s true. I don’t know shit about CrossFit. I do. Yes. That is correct. Uh, so you’re you’re in now and yeah. Is, is there anyone in your Jim who’s who’s walking the line or who didn’t make it or does everyone get to celebrate? Is everyone pretty pump?

Danielle Brandon (16:58):

Um, RAF is really close. Rahi Duran. I think I would say that. Right. And then, um, Mitch Carrie’s boyfriend. He’s like one McCleon wanna say yeah, Mitch McCleon 1 23, 1 24,

Brian Friend (17:16):

Which is, you know, assuming that it goes away. His last year’s, you know, he has to prepare as if he’s made it because there’ll be people who don’t, who don’t accept

Danielle Brandon (17:25):

Exactly. That’s yeah. That’s what we’re hoping.

Sevan Matossian (17:28):

How did the giant dude dude do?

Danielle Brandon (17:32):

He did good. Like in the workouts we knew he would crush. Like he crushed

Sevan Matossian (17:37):

He’s in it. Did he make it Brian?

Brian Friend (17:39):

I wasn’t very impressed with his rowing paces.

Sevan Matossian (17:44):

They’re insane. He

Danielle Brandon (17:45):

And he totally left. He post, he posted it before spores were even due and like he posted it. He just,

Brian Friend (17:52):

He was that’s that stuff on you. You, you could, you could afford two minutes and 19 seconds to watch him do that workout.

Sevan Matossian (17:58):

It’s so, so awesome. Wow. Hey

Danielle Brandon (18:02):

Got like two 20.

Danielle Brandon (18:04):


Sevan Matossian (18:05):

Is Allison’s goods.

Danielle Brandon (18:08):

She what? Yeah. She’s

Sevan Matossian (18:08):

Here. And how did she do? Did she make it?

Brian Friend (18:12):

Yeah, I think she’s like right around the top 50 even. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (18:15):

Holy shit.

Danielle Brandon (18:18):

I think it’s 50, 50.

Danielle Brandon (18:19):

Yeah. Alex made it Kyra made it.

Sevan Matossian (18:22):

I was talking some mad shit about her. I didn’t think she had a chance in hell.

Brian Friend (18:26):

Oh no. She’s for Sammy’s. Come on. Yeah. Difference between having a chance for semis and having a chance for the games. She’s like, she’s like could be a top 10 at a, at a semifinal, but even that is different than making a top five. But to go to the semis is not never a question for her.

Danielle Brandon (18:42):


Danielle Brandon (18:43):


Sevan Matossian (18:44):

So Danielle you’re when you see you’re healthy, did you let the wheels come off the bus on all the work? That’s it? It was, it was all there.

Danielle Brandon (18:55):

Uh, I would say like the pistol G one, I didn’t attack it. Like I wanted to. Um, and then I just kind of like, didn’t really play my own game and went 10, 10, and then had to break it. I did eight and then had to do two singles. Um, but I just like went for it, but I was just like nervous. I was nervous on the G pistols. I just should have, should have attacked it more, but it was all good.

Sevan Matossian (19:20):

Um, do you, do you still have the same boyfriend you had last time? We interviewed you, The guy in the middle of the country. I’m just what wondering if he’s come out and visit you yet. I’m wondering what you’re like, if you’re gonna be traveling or what you’re gonna be doing that I’m just leading you down to see what, like I’m trying to like get a, a test on how serious you are between now and the games what’s gonna look like.

Danielle Brandon (19:41):

Oh yeah. I probably, I mean, I go to California tomorrow for like for true grit, for a true grit thing, a sponsorship thing. And then I don’t know, but I’ll really leave that much, especially, we don’t know what, we don’t know what semi I’m doing.

Sevan Matossian (19:56):

Okay. And do you drive there to California? You’re in Vegas. You

Danielle Brandon (19:58):

Drive? No, we’re gonna drive or we’re gonna fly. Sorry. What

Sevan Matossian (20:02):

Are you gonna wear a mask on the plane?

Danielle Brandon (20:04):

Do you have to?

Sevan Matossian (20:05):

No, not, you don’t have to do shit. You do what you want. You Danielle, Brandon. Well,

Danielle Brandon (20:08):

Probably not then

Sevan Matossian (20:11):

I, are you going Southwest?

Danielle Brandon (20:14):

I think we’re Southwest. Yep.

Sevan Matossian (20:15):

Yeah. You don’t have to. Anytime. So a friend of mine, a friend of mine just flew Southwest to San Diego and she said, every time someone asks you just say, okay, and then you just fumble around in your purse and then you just move

Danielle Brandon (20:25):

On. Oh yeah, yeah.

Danielle Brandon (20:28):


Sevan Matossian (20:30):

Just stand up and look them in the, and be like, you know, I bench 1 95 on a bad day.

Danielle Brandon (20:38):

All right. I’ll tell two girls that I did out lift them. No, actually me and Kira tied. I think she missed 1 95.

Sevan Matossian (20:47):

Do any of you guys have a que chase? Don’t get too excited. Um, do any of you guys have a question for Danielle before we let her go party to at the, uh, gymnastics meet party?

Brian Friend (20:58):

Danielle, how many days off will you take? We take any days off after an event like this, are you guys straight back into it? Even in like today,

Danielle Brandon (21:04):

Like today I wanted to do mono, but then people said, they said, no, don’t do that. So I was like, whatever. And then, uh, tomorrow and Tuesday, cuz I’ll be in California. I’ll probably just do conditioning. Some like longer EALs and stuff,

Brian Friend (21:18):

But no like no plan to break off. This is,

Danielle Brandon (21:21):

Oh, I didn’t really, I didn’t really deload for quarters. I mean like the day before, but

Sevan Matossian (21:30):

It’s one of my favorite phrases. Uh, chase. Do you have a, do you have a farewell question for miss Brandon?

Chase Ingraham (21:37):

Uh, what were you there for? The Lugo’s two 19.

Danielle Brandon (21:40):

Oh yeah. And it’s and it’s funny. What

Chase Ingraham (21:42):

Was that like? Well,

Danielle Brandon (21:45):

It’s funny though, because he, he, right, right. We had all these heats. I was like, okay, like me and Alex will go together because like, she’s really strong. We’ll push each other. And then like, Matt just like set himself up in the corner, in his own heat and like, just like was going. And we were like, Matt’s going, He like, you know, keeper likes to say call shot on that one. Anything?

Chase Ingraham (22:09):

Yeah. That was my horse for that one.

Danielle Brandon (22:11):


Brian Friend (22:12):

I, I, he was just ready to go. He was, he couldn’t wait around for whatever was happening. He was, he knew it was

Danielle Brandon (22:17):

Time. He had to be in his own heat. I get it.

Sevan Matossian (22:20):

Uh here’s uh, my friend who works at Southwest is one of the six flight attendants to have filed the lawsuit against the airlines to stop masks. All right.

Danielle Brandon (22:27):

Wow. You Good? All right. Cool. Good for you.

Sevan Matossian (22:32):

Thanks for coming on. Appreciate it. You’re awesome.

Danielle Brandon (22:34):

Of course. Thank you guys,

Sevan Matossian (22:36):

Everyone. Danielle’s problem.

Danielle Brandon (22:38):

Thank you. Thank you. You guys. You too.

Sevan Matossian (22:41):

Okay. Bye. She’s single 22.

Brian Friend (22:51):

That’s the takeaway?

Chase Ingraham (22:53):

All that. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (22:55):

2 48 in, um, I, I would like to, uh, run through the people who won all of the, um, continents, uh, the top three in all of them. Uh, they all deserve top three

Brian Friend (23:06):

In all

Sevan Matossian (23:06):

Of them. Yeah. Just basically run through men, women, uh, as fast as we can before are next couple guests come on. SU when did they come on four 30. Okay.

Brian Friend (23:16):

Let’s preface this section by saying you’re gonna recognize a lot of these names and then we can talk about afterwards.

Sevan Matossian (23:21):

Why? Okay. Sounds good. Um, so can we start with, uh, uh, north, uh, north America?

Chase Ingraham (23:29):

It’s also unofficial.

Sevan Matossian (23:31):

Oh, thank you. Good point. Yep. Uh, first place women. We have, uh, mall O’Brien Alexis rap, uh, Daniel, Brandon, anything you wanna say there, Brian? Uh, of course we’ll circle back around with these later and we can say anything we want, but just to make it through, make sure we get everyone mentioned in these.

Brian Friend (23:48):

Yeah, I would say of the three, um, Alexis rap is probably the one to take note of here. I mean, she was basically an execution error away from making the games last year. I would consider her one of the 20 most likely candidates to make it for north American women this year. And, uh, performance, like this suggests she’s on the right path,

Sevan Matossian (24:07):

Chase anything.

Chase Ingraham (24:09):

I think Danielle is one casual competition away from winning the quarter finals Per

Sevan Matossian (24:17):

And description. Yeah. And, and what, what do you, what do you, what do you mean by that?

Chase Ingraham (24:22):

I mean, she said she didn’t push the pistol one and she got 11th and then she left all a bunch of table and still got 64th. And you know, it was only 27 points out of, or not even that 17 points out of the first place. So that’s, uh, that’s good for Danielle Brandon.

Brian Friend (24:40):

The other thing to notice here is the, is how high the points are at the top. Remember from the open that like, uh, mal was winning the worldwide open with four points competing against th hundred thousand women or 80,000 women or whatever it is, and here against a much smaller field, there’s more, uh, a lot more parody in terms of the points

Chase Ingraham (24:58):

Also worldwide two, which is even more indicative of what you’re talking about. It’s pretty crazy.

Sevan Matossian (25:03):

Uh, Angela, you should, by the way, I’m not gonna ask you, but it, any point you wanna jump in and slap these guys around, just do it.

Angelo DiCicco (25:09):

Well, I don’t wanna jump in. I don’t wanna jump. I feel like I’m jumping in too early, but, um, Brian, have you compared Mallory’s scores to Tia scores at all? Have you looked at that or no?

Brian Friend (25:17):

Yeah. If Tia was competing in north America, she’d have scored 12 points. If she was competing in Europe, she’d have scored 16. She

Sevan Matossian (25:23):

A great question by the way,

Chase Ingraham (25:24):


Brian Friend (25:25):

16 in, in Europe. Uh, but that’s because I believe, and I’m not a hundred percent sure on this and I don’t, I don’t know, but I believe that any time on the leader board for event number three, that’s faster than 12 minutes and 45 seconds is an invalid time. And in Europe there are, she’s like TW you know, there’s like nine of those scores basically,

Chase Ingraham (25:43):


Brian Friend (25:44):


Chase Ingraham (25:44):


Angelo DiCicco (25:45):

There’s there’s people who thought the show runs were for the 25, 5

Chase Ingraham (25:49):

Distance. Right. That the

Angelo DiCicco (25:50):

Thing I heard, that’s kinda an issue.

Brian Friend (25:52):

That’s what I think. And I’m actually shocked that it hasn’t been corrected already. So I’m a little, I’m like, not as confident as I originally was in that. Um, I don’t even think we talked about it last night, cuz I was like certain that those would all be gone. I mean, I had known earlier yesterday that a lot of the like no notable top men were all finishing between 13 and 14 minutes. And I’m talking about like guys that if I had not seen a leaderboard, I would’ve expected to be right at the top of this. Um, you know, Lasar GI Jeff Adler, Alex Kaul, pat valor type guys, Ryan,

Sevan Matossian (26:21):

Hold on one second. Is this strictly a European thing?

Brian Friend (26:24):

Uh, no, they

Angelo DiCicco (26:24):

Were south America as well that I know of.

Sevan Matossian (26:26):

Sorry, outside of north, anyone who do, who, who uses the metric system it’s in those areas, Right? I mean, cuz we use it. What what’s our

Brian Friend (26:36):

No, no, listen, listen, listen, there are still yesterday Jeff Adler with a third time of 1311. And that workout, which I think is a legitimate time, was in like 11th place for the men in north America. Right now he’s all the way up to seventh. But the people ahead of him are people with the exception of Mitch SP and Owen Bernstein are people I’ve never heard of. And even Owen Bernstein’s time. There’s no way that that’s legitimate 1146. And if you look at all their other scores, it just, it doesn’t, it doesn’t add up for these people. So I think that everyone, except for maybe Mitch SP who was on the games winning team in 2017 with, um, Wach will, uh, probably drop down and that’s gonna happen in every region. So those 16 points for you will actually be less than that in Europe. Once that happens,

Sevan Matossian (27:16):

Explain to me what Angela, what happened again? Where, what where’s the misunderstanding?

Angelo DiCicco (27:21):

So the shuttle sprints will were per 50 foot section, not like per touch. So it was a 25 foot shuttle, but it would down and back equals one, not down and back equals two. Is that correct? Right. That easy way to say that.

Sevan Matossian (27:36):

Okay. Okay.

Angelo DiCicco (27:37):

And, and it was, it was clear, but I could, I can still understand how people would, who would, uh, can use that, I

Sevan Matossian (27:44):

Guess, are there people who aren’t gonna go to the semi-finals because they fucked this up like big names.

Brian Friend (27:48):

I don’t think suck.

Angelo DiCicco (27:50):

I don’t

Chase Ingraham (27:52):

Maybe in Europe for the women, Sam was like 64, 66

Brian Friend (27:56):

Or it could be women that are out that could, could end up moving in. That’s a good point chase.

Sevan Matossian (28:01):

Well, that’s what I mean, how is CrossFit gonna change that? I mean that’s, it’s the athlete’s fault, right?

Chase Ingraham (28:05):

Ask for the videos.

Brian Friend (28:06):

Yeah. Yeah. They a hundred percent and they have to be asking for those videos, watching them seeing, and then they will have a, you know, assess a penalty for everyone accordingly. And it could be an invalid score. I mean, I’m not exactly sure.

Chase Ingraham (28:18):

You just have to ask, watch like the first four minutes of the video, they go down back for four. Okay.

Angelo DiCicco (28:24):


Chase Ingraham (28:25):

Shit, Brian. I wish they had, um, a worldwide quarter funnel Ali board, even though it doesn’t matter. Just so you could just see yeah. We

Angelo DiCicco (28:32):

Talked about this last night

Chase Ingraham (28:33):

Cross comparison.

Brian Friend (28:34):

It would be super convenient and, and very beneficial. The other thing that we were saying is we wish that they listed the individual lifts for the total. I

Chase Ingraham (28:41):

Know know as the biggest bench in the world right now. Yeah. Well at least quarter finals.

Brian Friend (28:46):

Yeah. And I mean that, there are obviously a lot of people that are interested in getting stats out about the athletes and you know, breaking that stuff down and I’m, I don’t know why CrossFit is withholding that like it’s very, very easy on their end. They have it listed one, right? Max clean one, right max, over at squat, right there. You could easily have an input column and just input them some, the total and up export it to the leaderboard the same way and let the people who wanna do that, do that. Um, but maybe they’ll do it on themselves. That would be really cool if they did something like that.

Sevan Matossian (29:13):

And maybe Schroeder has all that. Have you talked to him?

Brian Friend (29:17):

I did talk to him today, but I didn’t ask him that,

Sevan Matossian (29:20):

Uh, men in north America, top three, Justin Maderas Chandler Smith and uh, Jeffrey Adler. Are we, um, is Chandler Smith, is he the, is he like the super child over there at, uh, Ben Berger? On’s training camp now with

Chase Ingraham (29:34):


Angelo DiCicco (29:35):

He did him in like in like 24 hours

Chase Ingraham (29:37):

Or less. Yeah. That’s the craziest part. He did it all

Angelo DiCicco (29:40):

Day. Or, and I, I, I was reading his Instagram post. He says, well, I like, it’s basically saying, oh, I don’t know if it’s gonna be enough. You know, I gave him my best, like who knows he’s in second place. He said, but I hope this is enough to, to make it in with a big dog, second place. And

Sevan Matossian (29:56):

He just got engaged too. Right. So he is got probably he’s gotten a little soft, right?

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