#420 – CrossFit Semifinals | MACC Pre-Show

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

You weren’t even there to defend yourself. Susie, you got fucking toe up from the flow up. Bam. We’re live. Welcome everybody. You got toe up from the flow up. Uh, I wanna start off by saying hello to Mr. Jr. Howell Cora. Oh, actually that’s not correct. Uh, cor I, I wanna, I wanna start off by making a correction about a show, um, that I said where the, uh, CEO was not, uh, the CrossFit CEO, Allison was not announced to the staff first, but they had to find out through, um, the morning chalk up, which was incorrect, what I meant to say. And I apologize for that. And I own that and I’m willing to like punch my throat, punch myself. Uh, later what I meant to say is, is that CrossFit didn’t notify the affiliates. The affiliates had to be notified through the morning Chalkup which if you already accept that the morning Chalkup is basically owned by Andrew Weinstein and CrossFit, then, then, then actually, then what I’m saying is a moot point and they were actually notified by CrossFit, depends on what you think of the morning chocolate. But if you think of the morning chocolate as an, as an ancillary or separate business, then CrossFit, then the affiliates were not notified by CrossFit, Inc. They were not messaged by the mothership that they pay all this money to. They were instead had to find out through, uh, Andrew Weinstein to Justin LA Franco too.

Andrew Hiller (01:15):

I have a quick question on that was, that was that posted first on the crossfit.com website and then the morning Chalkup reported off of that because I made the post.

Sevan Matossian (01:23):

Well, then I would to apologize then I would’ve to apologize again, if that were true.

Andrew Hiller (01:27):

Well, cause I made the thing about Scott pen in the rope and it, my video, I had like a little blurb where I brought up the fact that the morning Chalkup was reporting on it and I was unfucked by them telling me that it, they were taking something off of the games website reporting on that. And the thing is, I just saw the morning Chalkup thing first, but the games doesn’t put anything out there. It just kinda like buried wherever they post their shit on the games website.

Sevan Matossian (01:51):

SU did you get an email from CrossFit HQ saying that there as an affiliate owner or Mr. Howell, did you get an email from the, okay, so you did not. You have to find, okay. And then today I received this DM. I am a flow master of seven years and I had no idea there was a new CEO except from your podcast. Now what’s fascinating about that. If you don’t know what a flow master is to CrossFit, it is the pinnacle position you can be in every way. If you had to pick like the most important position at CrossFit CrossFit could, could, could exist only with someone from the seminar team moving forward. So if everyone died, but one flow master lived CrossFit lives on the DNA lives in there, not in the CEO, not in, uh, the head of media, not in, um, uh, whoever, you know, it, it lives in one of those guys and for them not to find out, be the first to find out, uh, bizarre.

Sevan Matossian (02:41):

Okay. Uh, the syndicate and Mac, uh, I, I want, I wanna, I wanna say this, I, I just learned this the other day. I wanna say something amazing that will, uh, uh, Wilson P has going on at these two events at the finish line of these events. There is something I’ve never seen or before at any event, they have a section where the family and certain media can get into, if your, um, family is competing in the event and they rotate you in and out based on who’s competing. It’s awesome. And what that does is that makes it very appealing to the athletes. You get a lot of good athlete, happiness and family happiness, but it also makes for great moments because that way, when Justin Maderas finishes across the finish line, you know, like his little cousin is there who has like cerebral palsy or, or whatever. And you get to see them hug. I made that up. They don’t really, I’m just saying, I’m just, I’m taking why

Andrew Hiller (03:31):

You made it up and I’m afraid to laugh after.

Sevan Matossian (03:33):

No, no, it’s I say what I wanna say,

Andrew Hiller (03:37):

Gotta raise your eyebrows.

Sevan Matossian (03:39):

And, and, and I think that that’s brilliant and I think that all the, uh, events should, um, yes. Raise your eyebrows. I think all, uh, I think all the events should, um, pick that up from, uh, Wilson and the syndicate in the mag. I think that’s a great, uh, addition. I’ve never seen that before. Um, can we start with, uh, just, uh, my boy, uh, Colton, uh, Merton’s have you guys seen this

Andrew Hiller (04:04):

Be as strong as fuck?

Sevan Matossian (04:05):

Yeah. And just, and just everyone gets to weigh in for 15 seconds on, on what the fuck is going on here. Colton, Merton’s posted this on his Instagram the other day. He will be competing at the granite games, uh, next week, which we will be covering like no other event has ever been covered by then. We will be a fine tuned machine. Susan, can you pull that up

Andrew Hiller (04:22):

All? Yes, sir.

Sevan Matossian (04:23):

Yeah. Thank you.

Andrew Hiller (04:27):

Did we want the music or, uh,

Taylor Self (04:28):

How much, how much is that?

Andrew Hiller (04:31):

This is 3, 3 35, 3 35.

Taylor Self (04:36):

Oh, of course. He’s squatting everything.

Andrew Hiller (04:41):


Sevan Matossian (04:42):

It’s nuts. It’s

Andrew Hiller (04:44):

Nuts. Him hit the, at him, hit the hole and just like, rock the fuck outta there.

Taylor Self (04:52):

Geez. I wish my legs were that short.

Andrew Hiller (04:54):


Sevan Matossian (04:56):

Necessary. Necessary

Andrew Hiller (05:00):

Strong. Oh

Sevan Matossian (05:03):

Straight. Hey, I never saw anyone do that. Did you guys ever see anyone do that? Come out of the last, uh,

Andrew Hiller (05:09):

Front spot? Yeah. Ben Ben Smith, 2013 or 14.

Sevan Matossian (05:12):

No, no. I mean this year,

Andrew Hiller (05:14):

No, not this year.

Taylor Self (05:16):

He’s a strong motherfucker. Cold

Sevan Matossian (05:19):

Taylor has spoken Jr. Any thoughts?

Andrew Hiller (05:22):

That’s not even’s final form. That comment is funny as fuck.

JR Howell (05:27):

Thoughts are, I think Taylor only hits seven more pounds than that for a one at Matt’s clean in the other total.

Andrew Hiller (05:32):


Sevan Matossian (05:34):

Uh, Hiller Hiller thoughts on, uh, on Colton. Does it affect your thoughts on how he is gonna do at the granite, um, games next week when you see that?

Andrew Hiller (05:41):

No, I think he’s gonna totally dominate the granite games next weekend.

Sevan Matossian (05:45):


Andrew Hiller (05:46):

Do you wow.

Sevan Matossian (05:47):


Andrew Hiller (05:48):


Taylor Self (05:48):


Andrew Hiller (05:48):


JR Howell (05:49):

With three running workouts,

Andrew Hiller (05:51):

He, he lives on a farm, man. How do you think he gets around out there? He just runs. He just runs everywhere. He only get the truck to pick off wifi.

Taylor Self (05:59):

I thought he rode his pigs.

Andrew Hiller (06:01):

<laugh> no, he runs from his pigs,

Sevan Matossian (06:04):

Ron Colton run. Okay. So we’ve looked forward. We look forward to, uh, next week and the show is supposed to be about this week. But before we do that, let’s also go back to last week. I would like to show you a video, uh, gentleman and, and ask you what you think about this. Um, uh, we have, we have, uh, uh, someone waiting in the wings, but can you play that video? Why? Uh, uh, Susan, this is a fantastic little gem, uh, that has been brought to my attention, uh, involving, um, uh, Scott Telo and Mr. Uh, uh, Hal Fisher. This is, this is so good. Here we go.

Speaker 6 (06:36):

Now, 10th in the event, 1330 0.08 seconds. Now Hal Fisher.

Sevan Matossian (06:45):

So I don’t know if you caught that. It’s, it’s very,

Scott Tetlow (06:48):

It’s very, it’s

Sevan Matossian (06:49):

So quick. It is so quick, but basically you have Sean Woodland talking about the event and you have him, Sean, uh, Sean Woodland telling us that Hal Fisher’s getting off the rower and he comes across. Now, one of the people who beat Hal in that was the great Scott Telo. Who’d been, you know, putting on a little bit of a show there and he’s waiting like, like a good CrossFitter should. And he goes over to fist bump, uh, uh, Mr. Hal, let’s play it one more time. And so watch one, Scott Telo goes to fist bump, Hal Fisher and listen very carefully at the end of what Mr. Uh, Fisher, uh, says

Speaker 6 (07:22):

Now 10th in the event, 13 30, 0 8 now’s fishery

Scott Tetlow (07:31):


Sevan Matossian (07:35):

So it appears we’ll play it one more time. It appears that Telas going to fist bump ’em, you know, as, as, as the winner should, when they’re up there. And Hal says to him, bad words, that, that sometimes even come out on this podcast. Okay. One more time. Let’s go. Let’s let’s one more time

Speaker 6 (07:50):

Now. 10th in the event, 13, eight now Hal Fisher,

Sevan Matossian (08:00):

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Scott Telo dude. Thank you so much for coming on. I don’t know. I don’t know where hell is. He got cold feet or something, so he’ll

Scott Tetlow (08:14):


Sevan Matossian (08:14):

Here. Can, can you tell me, so, so just build up a little bit, you what event that was and tell us, like you finished and just kind of how that played out, like what was going on there? Yeah. That you’re even you look, you look like a stud look at you that square John shit. Mike. Thank

Scott Tetlow (08:28):

You. I appreciate that. Yeah. Yeah. They’ve gotten just fresh for y’all. Yeah, you look. No. Um, yeah, so that was Jackie’s style. Uh, that was the thousand meter row, 50 thrusters with the barbell 60 chest bars, then the, uh, 50 thrusters with the barbell and then finished it up with a thousand meter row. And, uh, and yeah, I ended up going out on it and ended up getting the winning time for that event. So for day three, and then I was standing at the, uh, the finish line waiting how it comes wrong. And I, you know, me and Hal, I would consider ourselves we’re, you know, we’re good cross loop buddies. We’ve competed together and we like talk shit to each other. So I go give him the high five and, uh, he shows the ultimate sportsmanship, the good old fuck off.

Sevan Matossian (09:13):

And what are you, what are you thinking when he does that? Does he even have a thought or

Scott Tetlow (09:18):

I walked away laughing cuz I was like, okay. He’s probably cause he told me backstage before that he goes, all right. My goal is to keep up with you. Like if I can keep up with you on the thrusters, then I’ll be all right. And uh, that didn’t happen. So I thought maybe that’s why he told me to, uh, to go F off <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (09:34):

And when I, I DMed him before I DMed you and I go, Hey, uh, what happened? He goes, well, we went in the back and uh, Telo told me if I fucking mouth off to him like that again, he is gonna pile drive me

Scott Tetlow (09:44):


Sevan Matossian (09:45):

Is that true? Did you guys have a little chat in the back? Yeah,

Scott Tetlow (09:47):

We walk, we walked back there. I mean, I went up back there smiling. He was laughing about it and I was just like, dude, do it again, man. I’m a dog pile your ass in the finish line. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (09:56):

Awesome. Uh, is that, um, you, you know, there’s this kind of like, oh, um, everything’s hunky Dory and everything’s great between the competitors and peace and love. And like everyone wants everyone to do the best and you guys all, um, is, but is that, is, are there subtleties like that, that are more common that we don’t get to normally see?

Scott Tetlow (10:19):

Uh, I don’t know. It depends on, it depends on the athlete and who’s back there. I like to go back there and have a good time and joke around with everyone. There’s some people that are just so locked on focused, uh, that, you know, you can’t really joke around with. And then there’s others. Like how here? Who, uh, who you can kind of push the buttons a little bit.

Sevan Matossian (10:37):

<laugh> yeah. You never know what’s gonna come outta how’s mouth. Can we play that one more time? Welcome to the show Mr. Fisher. Can we play that one more time? Now listen carefully at the end here as these two bond over at the finish line, please.

Speaker 6 (10:47):

Now 10th in the event, 1338 now how’s

Scott Tetlow (10:55):

<laugh> where he ready. He left. He goes I’m now he,

Andrew Hiller (11:03):

That wasn’t me.

Sevan Matossian (11:04):

I’m dying to know if, even how was like, holy shit. I can’t believe that came outta my mouth because you know that like wasn’t planned.

Scott Tetlow (11:12):


Andrew Hiller (11:13):

He’s pissed. He couldn’t keep up with him. Like, ah, fuck you.

Mattew Ouza (11:16):

Everybody knows that feeling though. When like you’re the last you’re like finishing up with the workout. Everybody’s all pumped and they’re already done. And you’re like the last one you’re like, fuck this

Sevan Matossian (11:25):

How what’s up, buddy?

Hal Fisher (11:27):

What’s up, man.

Sevan Matossian (11:28):

Thanks for making

Hal Fisher (11:29):

It a little connection problem. Yeah. Had a little connection problem.

Sevan Matossian (11:32):

I have a quick question here before we lose you. Um, when that, when you’re lying there and he comes over, would, would you have two, two questions? Would you have said that to anyone or was that special for our friend Scott Telo. Was that a special like gift? Hey, fuck off.

Hal Fisher (11:46):

Uh, I would’ve said it to anyone. I mean,

Sevan Matossian (11:49):

Honestly he’s not special. He’s not special. Anyone could’ve gone?

Hal Fisher (11:51):

No, he’s some of that at all. Absolutely not. Yeah.

Andrew Hiller (11:55):

It only destroyed that workout <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (11:57):

And um, and when that came outta your mouth, were you shocked? Were you like, oh man, I can’t believe I even said that.

Hal Fisher (12:04):

I didn’t really think about it. It’s just in the moment. I just didn’t feel like bump, fist, bumping someone after I’ve lost a workout. Um, I wanna be body body with him.

Andrew Hiller (12:14):

<laugh> good.

Sevan Matossian (12:16):

Uh, have, have you, have you, has that ever happened before for you where you’re at the finish line and someone tries to give you a little, like, you know, some of that superficial, you know? Yeah. Good job. Good tea. Good job buddy. And you’re like

Hal Fisher (12:26):

Every competition,

Sevan Matossian (12:28):

Right? If I lose. Okay. So we could find more dudes who you said that too. All

Hal Fisher (12:31):

That? Yeah. Do what

Sevan Matossian (12:33):

We could find more dudes that you’ve said that to

Hal Fisher (12:36):

A hundred percent. <laugh> I know a lot of people probably think I’m some asshole, but I’m like, why do I want to hang? Like hug you after you just whooped me. I just wanna go, you know, run off in the corner somewhere and not talk to anybody.

Sevan Matossian (12:51):

Yeah. I hear you. Ha have you ever had the, um, the, the, the circle of doom, uh, come around you like you’re the last one out there and, and all the dudes are doing the oh

Andrew Hiller (13:00):


Sevan Matossian (13:01):

And have you, have you given it to them there too?

Hal Fisher (13:03):

Uh, at 2018 in the regionals, when I was on the true form, running their, throwing up on myself, I was the only one left on the floor. And you know, afterwards, everyone was like, man, you did great. And I’m like, no, I didn’t <laugh> I was throwing up on myself out there. You’re the saw it.

Andrew Hiller (13:19):

You’re the one that threw up in the true form.

Hal Fisher (13:21):


Sevan Matossian (13:25):

Holy shit.

Andrew Hiller (13:27):

We were talking about that. What three

Hal Fisher (13:28):

Episodes you? Yeah, across the, yeah, it’s my claim to fame. You know, they, they posted on their web, like Instagram page and <laugh> they announcers are like, oh, what a Savage? And I’m like out there I’m I felt like I was just on dad’s door and everyone’s just like clapping for me. And I’m just like, I just wanna get off this.

Andrew Hiller (13:44):


Sevan Matossian (13:45):

Wait. So you’re on the true form and you throw up and it just starts getting just ground up in there. It’s like

Andrew Hiller (13:50):


Hal Fisher (13:51):

Oh, well, no, the judge behind me, the girl was standing behind me and it went onto the true form and flung back. Right. All over her. Like, I mean, she was, I think she just switched. I think she had another judge come out there, like to finish the workout for me cuz I, I felt, I felt bad for her actually. That

Sevan Matossian (14:08):

Was, Hey, it would’ve been great if she just, just threw up too, like just came along the side, the true runner. Put her hands on the bar. Just threw up on you.

Hal Fisher (14:16):

Yes. Oh

Andrew Hiller (14:17):

No way.

Sevan Matossian (14:24):

This shit ride. Oh my goodness.

Hal Fisher (14:28):

It happens again. Yeah. It ha in that video. Yeah, it happens a couple times and they just like on me the whole time. And honestly at that, at the, uh, syndicate, I started dry even on the GD sit ups and the camera runs straight up to me right in my face. Just like I could tell he was just waiting for it to happen. And I was like, man, <laugh>

Andrew Hiller (14:49):

Oh, oh, it got her

Sevan Matossian (14:52):

Scott. He deserves all of this, right?

Andrew Hiller (14:53):

Yeah. Yeah.

Scott Tetlow (14:55):

I feel more, I feel, uh, bad for the judge. Actually. I was behind that or the next person that

Andrew Hiller (14:59):

Had run on

Sevan Matossian (15:01):

How you no wonder you throw up because you’re Dick, you fucking tell people fuck off you get once you buddy.

Andrew Hiller (15:08):


Sevan Matossian (15:10):

Uh, I truly wanna tell you guys that, um, uh, for people like us who just sit around and fucking talk shit, uh, for the two of you to come on. Awesome. Uh, the, the fact that you guys, you know, are fierce competitors and yet can be so lighthearted and, and uh, and fun. We really appreciate it. It’s things like this that are the only things it’s only things like this that are gonna push the, uh, sport forward and get more people’s attention. So thank you so much.

Andrew Hiller (15:33):

Oh, of course. No problem. You know? All right guys.

Sevan Matossian (15:36):

A thank you. Say that again.

Andrew Hiller (15:39):

Yeah, absolutely. I said, I think CrossFit needs a little bit more of it.

Sevan Matossian (15:41):

Yeah, absolutely.

Andrew Hiller (15:43):

Gets everyone fired up

Sevan Matossian (15:46):

All guys. Thank you.

Andrew Hiller (15:47):

All right. Thanks guys. Yep, absolutely. And then five. Wow. That was fun. I can’t believe he’s the one who threw up in the treadmill. That’s oh, hell yeah. That’s so funny. What are the odds? Yeah. Are

Sevan Matossian (16:01):

The odds? I just DMed those guys both last night and they’re like, yeah. We’ll come on. Cool shit.

Andrew Hiller (16:06):

Look at, look at the power you have.

Sevan Matossian (16:08):

Hey, all that is is people just, that’s just community sourcing. That’s like someone just saying, Hey, you should have Jr. Howell on. Great. He fucking killed it last week. Someone’s saying, Hey, have you seen this video of this guy telling this guy to fuck off? Yeah. Great. And then, and then this power of social media where you can just reach out to anyone and just knock, knock, knock. Hey, can you come on my show?

Andrew Hiller (16:27):

Did you reach out to Tommy yet?

Sevan Matossian (16:29):

Marque? No. He just hangs out in the comments

Andrew Hiller (16:31):


Sevan Matossian (16:34):

Oh, how tall, how tall is Telo I don’t know. But, um, I, I was chatting with Brian friend yesterday and he told me that there’s a girl competing this weekend named Marisa flowers. Who’s four, 10

Andrew Hiller (16:45):

Telos, like five, four

Sevan Matossian (16:46):

Marisa flowers. Telo is.

Andrew Hiller (16:48):


Sevan Matossian (16:49):

Yeah. But he needs to be punished for something, man. He looks like, he looks like he fell out of a magazine. I cannot believe how handsome is. Um, before, before we start in here even more, uh, before I give up the floor completely, uh, uh, mayhem has released something called welcome to the Mac. It’s on their media shoot. Do you have her Tring phone number SU yeah. Will you send him a link? Yep. Just chum the water. Maybe get him on here for a second. We just need him, uh, uh, and it’s a, it basically shows those guys showing up at the Mac. Uh it’s cool. I like it. It’s what I’m gonna follow pretty, uh, seriously this weekend. Cuz I’m very curious to see if that, uh, if Angelo and

Andrew Hiller (17:30):

Um, speaking of Angelo, he’s in the comments

Sevan Matossian (17:32):

He is in the, he is,

Andrew Hiller (17:34):

Oh, he wants to know why you never invite him anymore. What is

Sevan Matossian (17:39):

Send him a link too? Send this motherfucker link too. I’ll call his shit out.

Andrew Hiller (17:43):

Yeah. I’ll send him in rich. A link right

Sevan Matossian (17:45):

Now. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Um, that, that’s the story to follow this weekend for me and the teams. I normally don’t give rats, ask about the teams, but have, do we know, um, uh, if have, has an affiliate ever sent three teams before from one box?

Andrew Hiller (18:03):

I think that two was the record, but I don’t have anything to back that up. Other than the top of my head. I don’t think there’s been three.

Sevan Matossian (18:10):

Jr. Do you know of any?

JR Howell (18:12):

I’m pretty sure it’s never been done before.

Sevan Matossian (18:15):

Uh, Taylor.

Taylor Self (18:16):

Yeah. Never heard

Sevan Matossian (18:17):

Of it. Are you guys impressed by it or are you like, so what Seon? So what,

Taylor Self (18:21):

No, it’s impressive for sure.

JR Howell (18:25):

Yeah. I think it’s impressive that, I mean, you could argue that at least one of those teams is 100% homegrown. There were no,

Andrew Hiller (18:33):

That’s what I was gonna say. I’m with you Jr. Keep going. I’m just agreeing with you.

JR Howell (18:39):

Yeah. I mean, you know, it’s impressive that you can have people with prior games experience kind of all coming together like, uh, Angelo and Luke and Sasha us, you know, and Alexa Johnson coming together for the second team. But that third team’s the one that’s really impressive to me. It kind of shows you what, uh, training around fit people will do for your fitness.

Sevan Matossian (19:02):

Uh, they’re still, they’re still playing within the rules. Would you guys say, Hey angel, would you say like, I’m about to slap these guys around Angela. I’m sorry. You had to see this. Uh, would you say that you’re um, that, uh, Luke Parker’s homegrown

Angelo DiCicco (19:17):

In what way from Tennessee or homegrown? Like

Sevan Matossian (19:20):

Just homegrown in your affiliate. Like there’s this, there’s this thing that people, anytime you want to give, like, uh, any affiliate team, uh, credit, there’s this mention that like, well, anyone could do that as long as they, as long as they had the six months notice.

Angelo DiCicco (19:34):


Sevan Matossian (19:34):

But Luke Parker’s been there forever. Would you guys consider him homegrown?

Angelo DiCicco (19:38):

No, I wouldn’t. I would say he was a, I would say he’s an implant, but I would say he was not an implant to be on the team. He was just an implant because he wanted to move here and trained with everybody.

Sevan Matossian (19:47):

And how long is he? How long has he been there at mayhem?

Andrew Hiller (19:51):

Uh, he’s been there a while

Angelo DiCicco (19:52):

Year and a half. Almost two, almost two years now.

Taylor Self (19:55):

<laugh> well, zombie comment.

Sevan Matossian (19:57):

Uh, Jr. Would you say, does he, where does Luke fall in? Is he, is I, I, I give him a pass. I say he is homegrown once you’re like past the year mark, once you like, like once you get an electrical bill there or something, right.

Angelo DiCicco (20:09):


JR Howell (20:12):

I mean, it just depends on what you consider homegrown. Do you consider homegrown, like they started CrossFit at that gym or do you consider him homegrown as in they’ve shown the most progression throughout the course of their career when they’ve gotten to that destination. And I would argue that for Luke, that’s definitely been the case. He came to crucible year 1, 20, 20, and finished somewhere around 15th to 20th in a pretty competitive field this past year, he came up and crushed. It finished like sixth overall. So I mean, the strides he made in a full year after coming from TTT to mayhem was, was enormous.

Angelo DiCicco (20:46):

Fair. Yeah. I agree that

Sevan Matossian (20:47):

I would like to time domain on it,

Andrew Hiller (20:50):

Even if they do the January 15th date, I think that it’s good to go

Angelo DiCicco (20:54):

Home grown. I think

Andrew Hiller (20:55):

That that’s, it’s not, it’s not necessarily homegrown, but you’re playing within the rules. And I think that Luke would definitely be considered a mayhem guy at this point. He’s been there for a long time.

Sevan Matossian (21:05):

Uh, do you guys, um, make it on the podium Angelo

Angelo DiCicco (21:09):

Today or, uh, this weekend or the games?

Sevan Matossian (21:11):

Uh, this weekend?

Angelo DiCicco (21:13):

Cause the answer for both is yes.

Sevan Matossian (21:14):

Great, great, great, great. It’s good. It’s good. It’s good money.

Angelo DiCicco (21:18):

Yeah, it is good money. I

Sevan Matossian (21:20):

Mean, Taylor is, uh, is so delusional or is he, is he, um, is that realistic

Taylor Self (21:25):

Them being on the podium? Yeah. Oh for sure. Realistic

Sevan Matossian (21:28):


Andrew Hiller (21:29):

Oh yeah. They’re gonna win

Sevan Matossian (21:32):

Mr. Howell.

Angelo DiCicco (21:33):


JR Howell (21:33):

I would say if they don’t win, it would be a, a big upset.

Sevan Matossian (21:36):

Wow. Wow.

Angelo DiCicco (21:38):

That’s that’s some pressure,

Sevan Matossian (21:39):

No pressure,

Angelo DiCicco (21:41):

No pressure.

Sevan Matossian (21:43):

Uh, Angelo, in that video that you guys released this morning, um, uh, Tyler, Christopher looks like he put on 40 pounds. Uh, he looks, he

Andrew Hiller (21:51):

Looks good weight or bad weight.

Sevan Matossian (21:53):

Uh, I don’t know. We’re about to find out. Did he get, is he huge?

Angelo DiCicco (21:56):

No, I think was that

Sevan Matossian (21:57):

Just cause he had his shirt tucked in all funny.

Angelo DiCicco (21:59):

I think he had his shirt tucked in. It made him, it probably added about 20 years on it. Maybe not 40 pounds.

Sevan Matossian (22:04):

Okay. That

Angelo DiCicco (22:05):

That’s what it

Sevan Matossian (22:05):

Was. That’s just a confusion there.

Angelo DiCicco (22:07):

Yeah. It was

Andrew Hiller (22:08):

Eight. It was older. <laugh> that’s what it was. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (22:12):

Um, you go, when is your, uh, first event today? What time?

Angelo DiCicco (22:16):

Like 12. Well, we, I guess we, we get corral at right at one and we get on at like one 12.

Sevan Matossian (22:22):


Angelo DiCicco (22:23):

That’s when we go on

Sevan Matossian (22:25):

And, and, and what is that, uh, first event? Is it super short

Angelo DiCicco (22:28):

Snatch ladder?

Sevan Matossian (22:31):

Yeah. Cuz they’re running the whole field in 30 minutes. Yeah.

Angelo DiCicco (22:34):


Sevan Matossian (22:37):

And, and, and so, and sort of the story there, um, which you mentioned in the video from the Mac, is that Sasha Nevas her max snatch is 45 pounds over the final bar.

Angelo DiCicco (22:49):

Yeah. That’s accurate.

Andrew Hiller (22:51):

She should go for it.

Angelo DiCicco (22:53):


Andrew Hiller (22:54):

Just that wicked jump at the end.

Angelo DiCicco (22:57):

She she’s our, uh, she’s definitely our anchor. If we have any problems she’s gonna come in and clean up for everybody.

Sevan Matossian (23:04):

And, and, and what is the, what is the final bar for the men in the team? Snatch

Angelo DiCicco (23:08):

2 75.

Sevan Matossian (23:10):

And, and what is your max snatch? Have you ever snatched that?

Angelo DiCicco (23:12):

Yeah, I think I’ve hit 2 75, 3 or four times. I’ve done two 80 twice.

Taylor Self (23:17):

Luke’s definitely got that.

Angelo DiCicco (23:19):

Yeah. Luke is, has 3 0 5. He statute 75 last week. And it was like a toothpick

Sevan Matossian (23:26):

Who’s the biggest head case is, is Luke the biggest head case in the group?

Angelo DiCicco (23:30):

Um, not in the normal sense, but yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (23:35):

Not in the normal sense, but yeah, like, okay.

Angelo DiCicco (23:37):

Like, uh, like he doesn’t like freak out and panic. He just kinda, um, lose his focus. I would say sometimes

Sevan Matossian (23:46):

Like just too busy signing, autographs, signing, signing topless women. Okay. Yep.

Angelo DiCicco (23:52):


Andrew Hiller (23:52):

Exactly too

Angelo DiCicco (23:53):

Much. Distraction

Sevan Matossian (23:55):

Is, is rich there this weekend?

Angelo DiCicco (23:57):

No, not yet. He’s I think he was at one valley doing like a workout with rich thing every year. Soon I believe.

Sevan Matossian (24:03):

Okay. So he is showing up? Yeah. Okay. Call us back when he is by you. We’re done with you.

Angelo DiCicco (24:08):

<laugh> see you

Sevan Matossian (24:10):

Guys. Thanks brother. Bye. Love you damn the show. Open strong.

Andrew Hiller (24:19):

All right. Who else you got to pull in?

Sevan Matossian (24:20):

Love me some Angelo did Chico. Nothing. I just wanted to make sure that my, my first two bits were done in case I get summoned to go to breakfast with Greg this morning. I wanted make sure my, my shit’s my shit’s out of the way.

Andrew Hiller (24:31):

Bring, bring him in on the call. That would really set the thing off on a kick.

Sevan Matossian (24:35):

Uh, who? Mr. Fring,

Andrew Hiller (24:36):

Mr. Glassman.

Sevan Matossian (24:38):

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yesterday. Yeah. I, I seriously thought he was.

Andrew Hiller (24:41):

Do you imagine the views on this episode?

Sevan Matossian (24:43):

I, I thought he was gonna call in yesterday. Yesterday. I sent him a, uh, the link to the show. I thought for sure he was gonna call in. I didn’t wanna tell anyone, but now it’s

Taylor Self (24:51):

Do you think you’ll come on this weekend at all?

Sevan Matossian (24:53):

Uh, no. Uh, with us in the game? Shit.

Taylor Self (24:56):

No, just on your podcast. Uh,

Sevan Matossian (24:58):

I don’t know anything anything’s PO anything’s possible. I would say no. I would say no though. If I had to guess if I was a betting man, I’d say no.

Taylor Self (25:04):

Will you beg him for

Andrew Hiller (25:05):


Sevan Matossian (25:06):

Yeah. <laugh>

Andrew Hiller (25:07):


Sevan Matossian (25:11):

He bought a, he, he got a hundred pounds of lobster and showed up to his house in Santa Cruz with it. Yeah. He drove down

Andrew Hiller (25:17):

To he then endangered species,

Sevan Matossian (25:18):

More obey to get it. I hope so.

Andrew Hiller (25:20):

More endangered. Now it’s a hundred pounds more endangered,

Sevan Matossian (25:23):

Dude. I’m gonna eat so much lobster in the next three days. It’s gonna

Andrew Hiller (25:26):

Be Aren. You supposed to be fasting?

Sevan Matossian (25:28):

Nah, I fasted an extra day in the middle of the week, this week so I can eat on Sunday.

Andrew Hiller (25:32):

Nah, bank to fast.

Sevan Matossian (25:33):

Uh, finally I’d

Andrew Hiller (25:34):

Like to say,

Sevan Matossian (25:35):

Um, Bailey rail is also in that video,

Andrew Hiller (25:40):

Man. Does she look like 40 pounds bigger

Sevan Matossian (25:42):

Too? No, she looks fucking incredible. They must, I didn’t. They must be the most beautiful couple alive.

Andrew Hiller (25:48):

They were more beautiful when you had longer hair.

Sevan Matossian (25:51):

Uh, she says at one point in the video, this concerns me a little bit. She says at one point in the video, she’s just going to surrender her flesh, fleshly desires this weekend. And I, yeah, you did hear that, right? Yeah. And I think she was referencing something having to do with the competition, but that’s not where I went with it. <laugh> that’s not where I went and I, and for Tyler’s sake, I hope that her fleshly desires come back, but fuck, what am I, who am I?

Andrew Hiller (26:14):

Are you saying she’s a cannibal?

Sevan Matossian (26:16):

Uh, yes. Yes. Thank you. That is exactly what I’m saying.

Andrew Hiller (26:19):

That’s that’s what you thought, right? Yes. No one said like, look out if she’s gonna go take a bite outta someone’s leg.

Taylor Self (26:25):

Me and Jay, I were talking about cannibals this weekend, this past week,

Andrew Hiller (26:30):

Ladies and gentlemen, superhu

Andrew Hiller (26:33):

We are,

Sevan Matossian (26:35):

We, we are going to get to, uh, the events, um, uh, one and two. And we are going to hear from, uh, J Howell and uh, Taylor self and Mr. Hiller fit and Matt SU about what they think who’s gonna win. What are the big stories? But I have one more. I keep saying I have one more, but this, this one’s, uh, I think this really is the last one. Let’s see. Uh, this is from someone who has thrown some super duper high level events through CrossFit during the regional era and still throws a, a massive event in the CrossFit space. I could not believe what I was seen at lowlands knee sleeves.

Sevan Matossian (27:15):

One year when I was running an event about two minutes before we go live, this was a CrossFit event. I was told to strip every one of knee sleeves and to check their heels for tape because he tape on the heels can help you slide up and down the handstand push up wall. Mm. On that plexi. Yeah. And the knee sleeves can help you hide squat depth. The athletes were pissed, but we knew it was the fair thing to do. So, so these, I, I bring this up because were you guys able to follow that story? They basically, the athletes were lined up just about to go out for heat one. They checked everyone’s heels and pulled the tape off the heels and they had everyone take off their knee leaves to make it equal. What they were concerned about is this year at the low lands, what they saw, where people wearing knee sleeves and someone even during pistols was wearing lifting shoes have, have, have we, have we gone backwards? Have we gone backwards

Andrew Hiller (28:18):

By allowing all of this?

Sevan Matossian (28:20):

Yeah. Has the sport, has the sport gone backwards?

Andrew Hiller (28:25):

Well, do you know what knee wraps are? Sevan

Sevan Matossian (28:28):

Basically knee sleeves, but you wrap them. I instead of pull

Andrew Hiller (28:31):

Them on they’re, they’re the ones that power lifters will throw on before. Just about every single set they do of squats and some Olympic lifters. Well as well. And it gives them that little bit of a, I shouldn’t say a little bit of a spring. It probably adds 10% of the certain individual’s ability to squat. And do you know what a squat suit is? Or a bench shirt?

Sevan Matossian (28:48):


Andrew Hiller (28:48):

Sir. Have you seen those? So when you put on bench shirt, it’s basically a pair of jeans. That’s made a denim and it puts you here. So when you’re benching, you need to hold the bar down. And to an extent, I would say that the knee sleeve is on the spectrum of those things. Not like the 10% or like a bench shirt where it might add 20 or 30%. But I would say the knee sleeves might give you a 1%. And I guess I could see the argument there, but I also understand why a bunch of people wear them. The question is, are people wearing them because they need them or are they wearing them? Because they think they give ’em that 1% or that hiding of depth. If you’ll that you’re talking about.

Sevan Matossian (29:29):

What do you think? What do you think, Taylor?

Taylor Self (29:32):

I don’t know. I I’d be interested to talk to this person about it. It seems, uh, I, I mean, some things yeah. Should be to a degree off. Like I think the knee wraps are, are definitely a stretch and they actually don’t allow you to use them, but I would, it it’d be like telling wide receivers in the league. You can’t wear gloves.

Andrew Hiller (29:50):

I agree. Yeah. I think you should be able to allow them injure, injure squat bench shirt. There it is. Yeah. You’re heres like this, Jr. What do you, what do you.

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