#516 – Ricky Garard & Jay Crouch / Rob Forte

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Sevan Matossian (00:01):

Bam we’re live.

Caleb Beaver (00:03):

God, I hope so.

Sevan Matossian (00:06):

<laugh> uh, are you in a bunk bed? Are you under a bunk bed? Yeah. Yep. You are. And is that wow. And is that a window behind you?

Caleb Beaver (00:19):

No, this is in the door, the door out of the room

Sevan Matossian (00:25):

To, to, to the outside world or just like to a hallway or something

Caleb Beaver (00:29):

To the outside world.

Sevan Matossian (00:32):

Are you free to come and go as you please? Or are you being held there by gunpoint? Oh shit. He froze. I shouldn’t ask that question. Come on Chevy, come on early and bullshit. Come on early and bullshit. Okay, here I am. Chase Brian G Louise, bam. I’m waiting beat master Alyssa Schultz. Austin Hartman. I’m going to be six starting Wednesday. So I don’t have to go to work. LD performance training. Watch our latest video. If you guess the winner for event one, you’ll win $150. Woohoo. I don’t even understand that Jackson. What’s up Brandon waddle, Tom. Gearon the 13th Parker Corbin. I know 99% of you know this, but some of you fuck nuts. Still don’t know this equality is we start the race at the same starting line. All we care is that everyone has the same chance in the beginning. Equity is, is we only care about the outcome. So if Caleb and I were to race, if we wanted equity, we would chop off his fucking foot and him and I would cross the finish line at the same time. If we wanted equality, him and I would be told to race is tomorrow at 10:00 AM. They would shoot the gun and we would both start running that’s equality. The only place that there’s equity is in prison.

Sevan Matossian (02:18):

That’s where you get equity. Get that shit fucking confused. You do not want equity. Equity is concerned about the outcome and the outcome is based on the lowest common denominator and the schools in San Diego, California, since certain people weren’t turning in their homework and getting bad grades because of it. Instead of getting tutors for those people, they made it. So you can’t grade a kid based on the homework he turns in. They lowered the bar to make it equitable for everyone. That’s that’s that’s not that that’s, uh, lowest common denominator thinking it’s just IDC.

Ricky Garard (03:04):

Yo, yo,

Sevan Matossian (03:05):

What’s up?

Ricky Garard (03:07):

What’s happening?

Sevan Matossian (03:09):

Fuck. Just pumped. Just fucking pumped.

Ricky Garard (03:14):

Just

Sevan Matossian (03:14):

Say cheers to you. Drink that fucking poison. Ricky. The only chance anyone has a beaten, you drink that shit. That blue shit.

Ricky Garard (03:22):

Nice bit of Gatorade. I love it. What do you go?

Sevan Matossian (03:28):

Uh, coffee, paper street.

Ricky Garard (03:30):

Ah, the good stuff.

Sevan Matossian (03:32):

Even Ricky’s sperm drink Gatorade. That’s what a badass he is. That goes straight to his testicles.

Ricky Garard (03:38):

<laugh> know it.

Sevan Matossian (03:40):

Hey dude. When you were at, um, when, oh, do you know Caleb? Ricky, Ricky, Caleb, Caleb. Ricky,

Ricky Garard (03:46):

Caleb. Nice to name. Right? Nice to meet you,

Sevan Matossian (03:48):

Ricky. Uh, Caleb’s in the, uh, us air force and he’s um, this is like he’s been deployed and he’s somewhere sitting on a bunk bed.

Ricky Garard (03:56):

Oh wow.

Sevan Matossian (03:57):

His life is the exact opposite of yours. Yours is completely selfish to show the world. You’re the greatest dude ever. And this man’s overseas fighting for our freedoms. I and I’m exploiting both of you. <laugh>

Ricky Garard (04:08):

Yeah. Cool. Thanks for looking. We’ll go with that.

Sevan Matossian (04:11):

Yes. Thank you for looking after us, Caleb

Ricky Garard (04:13):

<laugh> anytime

Sevan Matossian (04:15):

Ricky finishes top five and wins two events released already. You like the events that are released already.

Ricky Garard (04:21):

Yeah. I love

Sevan Matossian (04:21):

Them. You do, um, a rumor. I heard that you were, um, on a bike today doing wheelies in the registration area, true or false.

Ricky Garard (04:31):

Ah, it’s true.

Sevan Matossian (04:32):

It is true.

Ricky Garard (04:33):

Yeah. I was um, trying to do a wheelie just to, um, show everyone that I can ride a bike.

Sevan Matossian (04:41):

And, um, is, is, are the individuals, has it been announced? Individuals will be riding.

Ricky Garard (04:46):

Yeah, yeah, yeah. We’re we’re doing a two, five mile rides broken up with some toast to bar and Chester bar, which you’ve probably sent.

Sevan Matossian (04:56):

I, I have, I actually, I mean, I kind of saw it, but I didn’t take close at it, so. Oh,

Ricky Garard (05:00):

You haven’t seen

Sevan Matossian (05:00):

It? No. So 10 miles you’re stoked. Is it, is it a road riding or a dirt riding?

Ricky Garard (05:05):

It’s a, it’s a mix. So it’s all around a road, gravel grass. Um, so we do, we do 75 toes to bar and then we do a five mile bike and then we come back, we do 75 chess to bar and then we finish with a five mile bike

Sevan Matossian (05:22):

Dude. You’re stoked.

Ricky Garard (05:23):

Oh yeah. Over the moon.

Sevan Matossian (05:26):

Hey, um, you kind, you had a, I don’t know what you guys call in Australia, but you had MOOC cross aspirations as a kid, right?

Ricky Garard (05:32):

Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (05:34):

You had a dirt bike. Some of your earliest memories is, is a four year old boy. Uh, riding your dirt bike.

Ricky Garard (05:39):

Riding dirt bike. Yeah. Yeah. I grew up and dirt bikes.

Sevan Matossian (05:43):

You told, um, you told jar is the dude’s name. Jared from jello games.

Ricky Garard (05:49):

Uh, jar. Yeah. Zulo games.

Sevan Matossian (05:51):

Yeah. Yeah. Uh, you told him that you were riding your dirt bike and you rode under the house and hit your neck. That means you lived in one of those. So you lived in like a white trash house, like one of those ones that like they roll in on a truck and you just live down the

Ricky Garard (06:03):

Field? Yeah. That’s it own stilt.

Sevan Matossian (06:05):

Holy shit. <laugh> your ghetto as a motherfucker. Wow. Motorcycles at four and riding under the house. So your, your house had wheels?

Ricky Garard (06:14):

Yeah. Pretty much came on a truck.

Sevan Matossian (06:16):

<laugh>

Ricky Garard (06:17):

Came on a big truck, two trucks, two big trucks

Sevan Matossian (06:21):

And then they, and then they stick the house together like this. Right. It’s called like a double wide.

Ricky Garard (06:25):

Yeah, that’s

Sevan Matossian (06:26):

It. Yeah. That’s how

Ricky Garard (06:27):

Then my dad built a big veranda around the outside. So we used to just ride our bikes and scooters and skateboards around the house all day.

Sevan Matossian (06:35):

Dude, you don’t belong in Nevada. You belong. You need to go like to the Carolinas or Georgia or Texas or Louisiana. You feel right at home over there.

Ricky Garard (06:43):

Yeah. Texas would be cool.

Sevan Matossian (06:44):

Oh my goodness. Um, so, and, and so was there a biking event last time you were at the games?

Ricky Garard (06:51):

Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (06:51):

And you won it? Yeah,

Ricky Garard (06:52):

I won. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (06:53):

I think I remember I was filming at the finish line. You did a little peel out or you jumped off while it was riding or you did something fucking

Ricky Garard (06:59):

Nah, I did a big, did a big skid.

Sevan Matossian (07:01):

Yeah.

Ricky Garard (07:02):

Like a big skid and then just kind of went. Yeah. Woo.

Sevan Matossian (07:05):

And no one was close.

Ricky Garard (07:07):

Nah, no one knew.

Sevan Matossian (07:10):

Oh my goodness.

Ricky Garard (07:12):

See, uh, see how this one goes.

Sevan Matossian (07:15):

Um, you think that’s a little home cooking. They did that on purpose to like welcome you back as a gift. Welcome back, Ricky. Gerard, we’re gonna give you 10 miles on the bike.

Ricky Garard (07:25):

Yeah, it seems that way. Um, I’m very, um, happy

Sevan Matossian (07:30):

I’m playing a fantasy league. I’m so bummed. I didn’t get you.

Ricky Garard (07:34):

Ah,

Sevan Matossian (07:35):

Uh, toes. The bar aren’t gonna do shit, right? They’re not gonna bug you at all on the bike. No,

Ricky Garard (07:40):

Nah, that’s fine. I think, I think depending how experienced you are on a bike. If you’re not super experienced, I think you’re very tense with your arms and you can like fatigue your shoulders and your arms a lot. But I think, um, for me, I’d never have issues with, with arm pain or anything on the box that the <inaudible> spot should, should be fine.

Sevan Matossian (08:03):

Maybe you could, maybe you could be like, Hey, Vener this is a one time offer just to hook you up just for that little mishap four years ago, I’m gonna let you draft off my ass for the first five mile ride. I’m gonna show you how it’s fucking done. <laugh> next five miles. You’re on your own. Good buddy. You good? Yeah.

Ricky Garard (08:18):

Yeah. I’ll be down

Sevan Matossian (08:19):

For that. Give ’em a little gift. Just like, Hey, I owe you one. I owe <laugh>. I owe you one.

Ricky Garard (08:25):

Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (08:26):

Torian pro

Ricky Garard (08:27):

For bad idea.

Sevan Matossian (08:29):

Uh, Torian pro you show up and you’re um, your adrenaline is fucking through the roof. Like <laugh> so through the roof you can barely operate, right?

Ricky Garard (08:39):

Yeah, yeah, exactly.

Sevan Matossian (08:41):

Um, why did you expect that to walk me through when you’re like, oh shit, what the fuck is going on?

Ricky Garard (08:47):

Yeah, nah, I was just, just nerves and just anxious. Just like I felt like there’s only three spots and if you make a mistake and like, it was my finally my time to make a, make a stand and try and um, prove myself in on the stage and get back to the cross street game. So I thought if, if I fuck it up here, then my story kind of ends or gets delayed again. So it was just like the fear, fear of failure I suppose, was, was getting to, getting to me.

Sevan Matossian (09:22):

Did Benny say anything to you? Like, Hey dude, failure’s not an option or did he give you any crazy talks?

Ricky Garard (09:28):

Uh, yeah, a little bit. Yeah. Like drilling, drill into me like that. I’m to like believe in myself and just carry that confidence and like that I’m a beast of an athlete and just go out there and do your thing and you’ve put in the work and you deserve to be here and, and um, yeah, just go and show him what’s up.

Sevan Matossian (09:47):

And does that, does that mean something to you coming from your older brother? Like you’re like, oh shit, he,

Ricky Garard (09:53):

Yeah. Yeah, for sure. He helps me. He helps me hates with my self-belief and confidence in that he believes in me that more than anyone else

Sevan Matossian (10:03):

He’s so different than you. Right. I remember him being out on the field. Uh, like when he finished Murf and him and I were talking and he was just a fucking mad man, even though he just finished, everyone’s like hiding in the heat and just exhausted. He’s just fucking, still Tasmanian devil. Just going off.

Ricky Garard (10:17):

Yeah. He gets fired up. He gets get the endorphins going. You can’t stop him.

Sevan Matossian (10:25):

I don’t know if this has ever happened to you, but you’re driving. I I’ve been driving drunk before as a kid. And then you see a cop go by the underway and you get kind of like a little like, oh fuck. And then the lights going behind you. And you’re fucking like seeing your life flash before your eyes. I mean, you’re gonna fucking your skin crawling. Was it like that out there?

Ricky Garard (10:41):

Like at, to end?

Sevan Matossian (10:42):

Yeah. Like, oh, like, yeah. Like, holy fuck. Yeah. Like you couldn’t even keep, like you wanted to just run away. You’re like, fuck it. I can’t even do this. And you just wanted to run outside of the parking lot and go home.

Ricky Garard (10:51):

Ah, not cut. I didn’t want it really hot. I just, all of a sudden it just hit me in my body. Just I could just feel it shutting down and my energy was just, was completely zapped.

Sevan Matossian (11:00):

Oh, so it wasn’t like you were vibrating and shaking?

Ricky Garard (11:03):

Nah. No. Oh, just like in the lead up to the event, I couldn’t keep any food down. I, I vomited twice and I couldn’t eat any food. So I just had like no energy going into such a long event. So by the end of the event, my body was just like, man, I got nothing left. You haven’t fed me.

Sevan Matossian (11:23):

And then by the last day that shit went away. You were, you were at home?

Ricky Garard (11:26):

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. By the last day I felt, felt good. Felt back where, where I wanted to be and confidence was, was up and just believing in myself.

Sevan Matossian (11:39):

Um, how did you get access to the bike already today?

Ricky Garard (11:43):

Uh, they took us there this morning

Sevan Matossian (11:45):

As a group.

Ricky Garard (11:46):

Yeah. As a big group. And they, um, measured us all up with the bikes, got our helmets. And then we did like a Bo took us on a guided lap around the course. And then after the first lap, he said, all right, go for it. You can go as fast as you want. Or as slow as you want, you can do one more lap. So our group just like took off as fast as they could. And like, I was just kind of cruising the middle and then I was all right, we’re gonna race. So we all like took off and I was like, oh, we may as well get a feel for what one laps gonna feel like, like at race pace. And then, um, yeah, we come back and I think za was like, I think Ricky’s got a faster bike.

Sevan Matossian (12:32):

And you had already experienced, you had already enjoyed your camaraderie with him in Dubai. You guys had some shit talking going on there. And so he’s just continuing it here at the games.

Ricky Garard (12:42):

Yeah. Yeah. Pretty much is, is funny.

Sevan Matossian (12:45):

Uh, how long, how long is a lap?

Ricky Garard (12:47):

One mile.

Sevan Matossian (12:49):

So you do, you’re gonna end up doing 10 laps five and then five,

Ricky Garard (12:52):

Five and five.

Sevan Matossian (12:53):

Yeah. And is the CRA, how, how wide is the, uh, how wide is the track?

Ricky Garard (12:58):

Uh, I’d say, I’d say about five meters.

Sevan Matossian (13:02):

Okay.

Ricky Garard (13:02):

Which is

Sevan Matossian (13:03):

15 feet. It’s narrow

Ricky Garard (13:05):

15 feet. Yeah. Some, some wider than others.

Sevan Matossian (13:09):

Okay. But, but, but at, at, at full speed, two or three guys side by side and that that room gets taken up quickly. Yeah.

Ricky Garard (13:15):

Yeah. For sure. There’s, there’s a section that comes down the hill and, and then there’s like a pretty tight corner, which is all on, on travel. So I think if you’re there with a group you could definitely crash

Sevan Matossian (13:27):

Or, um, did you see the ladies ride?

Ricky Garard (13:30):

No, I didn’t. No,

Sevan Matossian (13:32):

Because the last time I was in Madison and I saw the ladies warming up, it was, um, yeah, I would say a third of the field was pathetic. Like D like dangerous. <laugh> like, oh shit. Maybe you’ve that. Person’s never been on a bike before.

Ricky Garard (13:48):

Yeah. Yeah. I, I think the soccer Crossman in 27, it was definitely more dangerous than, than this track.

Sevan Matossian (13:56):

But downhill into a gravel turn is hairball.

Ricky Garard (14:00):

Yeah. Yeah. It could be <laugh> could be. Yeah. Especially if there’s like a group of five or 10 of years. There’s not much a lot of room. Like you’re gonna have to take, take charge and like some, some will back off, some will go for it. Like whoever has the confidence to put in, push, push themselves into the corner.

Sevan Matossian (14:21):

Who’s the second best rider

Ricky Garard (14:24):

In the males. Yeah. Oh right. I got no idea. To be honest. I think Jay crouch goes pretty well on, on a bike.

Sevan Matossian (14:30):

That’s my boy. So you I’m playing a fantasy league. You think I should put Jay in

Ricky Garard (14:35):

For that event? Yeah. Yeah. I, I think so.

Sevan Matossian (14:38):

Okay. Jay crouch. It is. And maybe since he’s Australian, if someone gets close to him, you like, you guys would squeeze him out together. Like if Vener tries to come up between the middle of you, you and Jay squeeze him out.

Ricky Garard (14:49):

Yeah. Just fuck him up. Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (14:51):

Just don’t fuck with Colton. He’s on my team too. <laugh>

Ricky Garard (14:55):

Not Colton. No.

Sevan Matossian (14:56):

Did they have a bike small enough for Colton?

Ricky Garard (15:00):

I didn’t actually notice or think of it, but I

Sevan Matossian (15:03):

It’s a good point though, right?

Ricky Garard (15:04):

Yeah. Yeah. I

Sevan Matossian (15:06):

It’s valid.

Ricky Garard (15:08):

I’m seeing him complaining about anything. So hopefully these,

Sevan Matossian (15:12):

How, how many gears, uh, how many speeds are, is, is the bike, are the bikes

Ricky Garard (15:15):

10, 10 speed.

Sevan Matossian (15:17):

10 speed.

Ricky Garard (15:18):

One gear at the front 10 at the back.

Sevan Matossian (15:22):

Um, I heard that on the teams that Lauren Fisher is injured and that the Iceland team is trying to get Catrin in her place.

Ricky Garard (15:33):

Yeah. I, I heard the same. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (15:35):

You did hear the same.

Ricky Garard (15:37):

Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (15:38):

So that’s a, that’s a pretty good rumor. That’s swirling around.

Ricky Garard (15:41):

<laugh> soon. Find out. I thought maybe we would already know.

Sevan Matossian (15:46):

Yeah. Wow. That would spice things up a little bit. Did you see that Icelandic team?

Ricky Garard (15:52):

I bumped into Lauren and Annie at the gym at CrossFit connects, uh, yesterday.

Sevan Matossian (15:58):

Did you see anything weird about Lauren? Like, like there was a doctor hanging off her side or she had ice on her shoulder or any signs to prove it’s true.

Ricky Garard (16:06):

No, she was just, she was just doing a workout. She did a bit of bike and ski and just warming up cuz I, I was there and I pretty much was finished, so I didn’t quite get to see what she did after. Cause I left.

Sevan Matossian (16:22):

Oh God please. No. Yep. I’m sorry. Ricky is taken Kenneth and he’s straight. I’m sorry, but maybe in another, maybe in another lifetime he just found out um, uh, when you, um, about, I don’t know, about a year ago when it became obvious that you were still in the game, go ahead. Do you need to give, kiss your girlfriend or something or slap her on the ass or something?

Ricky Garard (16:45):

I think she’s, she’s telling me to do something. I need phone. Uh, she needs headphones. Um, when I walk in the camera,

Sevan Matossian (16:51):

Um, about a year ago, I think it was when you started, um, popping back up on the scene, it was obvious you were, you were still in the game after your hiatus. Um, yeah. Dave Castro welcomed you back sort of, you know, right. He, he, he made it clear that you were welcome and that he, um, supported your comeback. Is that correct? With some posts and stuff? I don’t remember exactly what it was. Is that accurate?

Ricky Garard (17:19):

Didn’t show. Sorry. You got me.

Sevan Matossian (17:22):

Uh, yeah. Is that accurate? Like when you, about a year ago, Dave made it known that, Hey, just so you know, I can’t remember. He made some, a post maybe once a week or once every other week or once a month he made a handful of posts saying, Hey, Ricky’s back in the game. I approve.

Ricky Garard (17:34):

Yeah, he did. Yeah. Yeah. A couple of times.

Sevan Matossian (17:37):

Yeah.

Ricky Garard (17:38):

Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (17:39):

Um, did that, did, did he coordinate with that with you? Or do you just turn on your phone? You’re like, oh shit, this motherfucker’s being cool.

Ricky Garard (17:47):

Yeah. Yeah. Pretty much. I, I didn’t coordinate it. It with him, he just yeah. Went about it himself and I thought it was awesome and uh, yeah, respect Dave a lot. So it meant a lot that he was doing that. Uh, for me,

Sevan Matossian (18:01):

Any, any signs of him there? Have you seen him, has anyone told you whether he’s gonna be starting the games? Is he participating in any way?

Ricky Garard (18:09):

No, no, no sign at all. No one spoke about it or mentioned anything.

Sevan Matossian (18:14):

Okay. And uh, anyone talking crap to Ricky since coming back? They not to his face.

Ricky Garard (18:20):

<laugh> yeah. That’s my face.

Sevan Matossian (18:24):

Um, and, and, and, and at Torian it was awesome. Right. Everyone was cool as shit.

Ricky Garard (18:28):

Yeah. Yeah. To was amazing. The crowd was unreal.

Sevan Matossian (18:32):

And afterwards in the back, uh, you got love tons of love from the posse. Yeah. Uh, miss car Saunders, miss ti Toomi yeah. Roy Dunn. The crew was just like you demand Ricky.

Ricky Garard (18:43):

Yeah. They were just, um, respectful for what I’ve been through and just, um, like surprised that I was able to push through and be patient and resilient to overcome what I had to wait for. And there, they was amazed that I, I was back cuz they, they said if some of ’em said, if that was them in that position, they would’ve quit and got a day job and just lived,

Sevan Matossian (19:10):

Got a job at the kangaroo park at the koala petting zoo.

Ricky Garard (19:13):

<laugh> lived that life.

Sevan Matossian (19:15):

It’s fucking nuts. I, I, I can’t, I, Hey, um, you’ve been out. So when you’ve been out so long, do you remember? I think it was Chuck Carswell said this to me. I don’t remember what year. Maybe it was 2011 or 12. It was in the, behind the scenes. And he said to me, the training you do at the games, you cannot replicate anywhere in the fucking world knowhow, no way. And so those people then each year that they come to the games have an advantage. I I’m, I’m paraphrasing it. Meaning they go to a place in the pain cave and the PR cave and in the personal like that can’t be replicated. It’s just, it’s, it’s a, the games is a special training camp. Yeah. Um, do you agree with that? And do you remember that?

Ricky Garard (20:01):

Yeah, I definitely agree with that. I, the programming of the CrossFit games kind of brings out your natural athletic ability that you’ve developed from such a young age. Uh, I think, um, for me personally, that’s why I love the games. There’s always stuff that’s outside the box that, um, takes me back to my childhood and um, my athletic background, like things like a bike ride and, and running and obstacle courses and jumping over hay bales and

Sevan Matossian (20:32):

All that. But how, but how about the, the, like you said, a PR at the last games, right? With your, with your, uh, cleaning jerk, right?

Ricky Garard (20:38):

Yeah. I, my snatch,

Sevan Matossian (20:39):

Oh, snatch right.

Ricky Garard (20:40):

2, 2 75, 2 87, 2 87,

Sevan Matossian (20:45):

My bad fucking this all up. And, and, and that’s, that’s a, um, I mean, it’s a product of your hard work, but it’s a product of the environment also, right? Like that shit’s not gonna happen like in your backyard.

Ricky Garard (20:56):

Nah, no, for sure. It’s still stuff you have to practice and do just to keep your skills up and expose yourself to it.

Sevan Matossian (21:06):

So you, since you haven’t been to the last four games, it’s not like, Hey, you rested and you’re better off than the other guys. You have missed something.

Ricky Garard (21:16):

Yeah, for sure. The, the competition experience and vibe is, is nothing you can replicate. Um, it’s like, yeah, even if you try and try and do it, like I, I would try and replicate it as best I could and, and put the guys on the TV, in the gym and 3, 2, 1 go try and start the clock at the same time and, and verse them on the TV at the gym. But like, it helped a bit, but it was like, it’s not gonna be the same, you know?

Sevan Matossian (21:45):

Oh, that’s cool that you did that. I didn’t even know you did that. Is that common with athletes to do that?

Ricky Garard (21:50):

I don’t know. I used to, I did heaps for like the four years I was off like, even like the rogue invitational. Yeah. Games, workouts. I just versed them on the, on the screen.

Sevan Matossian (22:01):

Oh, that’s awesome. And then if, if like, if, if you were to do a workout that Matt was doing on the screen and, and then you beat ’em, would you text him? Fuck. I fucked you up.

Ricky Garard (22:09):

Yeah. Yeah. Pretty much. <laugh> right back though.

Sevan Matossian (22:15):

Uh, have you text him over the years and he doesn’t text you

Ricky Garard (22:18):

Back? Nah, I’m joking. Oh,

Sevan Matossian (22:20):

Oh. I’ll give you his number. If you wanna harass him, I’ll give you his number. If you wanna harass him.

Ricky Garard (22:24):

Yeah. Send it over. Nah, you,

Sevan Matossian (22:26):

You said to Jared that your fr it was your rookie year at the games and that, um, Matt knew that your legs were sore and he came over and squeezed ’em he saw that your hands were torn and he was like, oh, you poor little baby <laugh> and you told the story about how, um, he, he did your max snatch and caught it in the bottom and then said, Hey, Ricky, isn’t this, your max. And stood up with it.

Ricky Garard (22:47):

That’s it.

Sevan Matossian (22:49):

That’s it? Yeah. That what a good dude. Yeah.

Ricky Garard (22:51):

<laugh> it’s it’s good. It’s a player competitor, dude. You gotta do what you gotta do.

Sevan Matossian (23:00):

Um, how, how much do you weigh Ricky?

Ricky Garard (23:04):

Uh, right now about 92

Sevan Matossian (23:10):

Kilos. And how and how tall are you?

Ricky Garard (23:14):

202 pounds. I think 200, three pounds. I’m 1 79 centimeters, which is five foot 10, I think.

Sevan Matossian (23:26):

And, and when you were at the games last time, thank you. Yep. 2 0 2. You’re such a good dude for doing the conversion for us knuckleheads over here. Um,

Ricky Garard (23:36):

For bay here. Cause otherwise everyone’s like, what does that mean?

Sevan Matossian (23:40):

What, um, what was your weight? So you were at, at the games in 2017? Yeah. What was your weight in 2017?

Ricky Garard (23:49):

Uh, 87 kilo. So, uh, 1, 1 90. Is it one 90 something?

Sevan Matossian (24:01):

So basically you put on two pounds of muscle a year about,

Ricky Garard (24:05):

Yeah. Let’s say that. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (24:09):

And are you, are you, is this Ricky right here that I’m staring at fitter than that, Ricky?

Ricky Garard (24:13):

Yeah. For sure.

Sevan Matossian (24:14):

Yeah. Everywhere. You didn’t have to trade. You didn’t trade anything. You’re not stronger but slower or faster and weaker.

Ricky Garard (24:21):

Nah, I say I’m better all around. Strength, fitness,

Sevan Matossian (24:26):

Everything. How’s your, how’s your swimming?

Ricky Garard (24:29):

Yeah, that’s improved heaps as well. I wasn’t the greatest swimmer back at, um, 17, but since, since then I went to the pool or the ocean twice a week

Sevan Matossian (24:42):

For oh shit

Ricky Garard (24:43):

For the last four years. So five years.

Sevan Matossian (24:45):

So, uh, that’s like 420, uh, sessions.

Ricky Garard (24:50):

Yeah, pretty, pretty much.

Sevan Matossian (24:53):

Um, did you, do you smoke anything? Ricky? Do you smoke cigarettes? Weed? The, uh, um,

Ricky Garard (24:59):

Just cigarettes.

Sevan Matossian (25:00):

Just cigarettes pack a day,

Ricky Garard (25:03):

Uh, half a pack.

Sevan Matossian (25:04):

Half a pack. Right, right. And what’s your favorite brand?

Ricky Garard (25:06):

<laugh> Winnie blue.

Sevan Matossian (25:09):

Um, you don’t do anything fucked up. You don’t even drink, do you?

Ricky Garard (25:13):

Uh, I, I will drink like after the games and I drink after to, uh, after Dubai I drink,

Sevan Matossian (25:21):

But you’re not a bottle of wine and night guy or anything like that?

Ricky Garard (25:24):

Just celebration drinker? Yeah. Like

Sevan Matossian (25:30):

Beer or liquor?

Ricky Garard (25:33):

Nah like, um, bourbon

Sevan Matossian (25:35):

Fosters,

Ricky Garard (25:36):

Bourbon, Jack Daniels or like Canadian club,

Sevan Matossian (25:41):

Whatever is what, whatever his girlfriend gives him. <laugh>

Ricky Garard (25:43):

A man of culture.

Sevan Matossian (25:44):

I see.

Ricky Garard (25:46):

Yeah. That’s it.

Sevan Matossian (25:48):

Um, have you ever heard the phrase, have you ever heard this phrase? I’m so unlucky that if it were raining titties, I’d catch a Dick.

Ricky Garard (25:58):

<laugh>

Sevan Matossian (26:03):

So good. Isn’t it? I meant start the show with that. I’m so unlucky that if it were raining titties, I’d catch a Dick. It’s good. Right?

Ricky Garard (26:11):

That’s so good.

Sevan Matossian (26:12):

It’s Instagram stuff. I saw it on Instagram this morning and like usually shit like that. Doesn’t stick with me, but I’m like, man, I wish I would’ve made that up.

Ricky Garard (26:19):

<laugh> your luck goes or

Sevan Matossian (26:25):

I’m sorry.

Ricky Garard (26:25):

Is that how your luck goes or you got pretty good?

Sevan Matossian (26:27):

No, I got great luck. I got great luck. I got great luck. I’d watch. Yeah, I got great luck. I got great. Look. I got you on here.

Ricky Garard (26:36):

Yeah. That’s been pretty lucky to have me

Sevan Matossian (26:38):

Dur during games week <laugh> um, Ricky, who’s your agent

Ricky Garard (26:43):

Snore.

Sevan Matossian (26:44):

Oh, it is snore. That’s right? Yeah. Did, um, he say anything to you about, um, doing media? Does he like give you any like, Hey, don’t do this. Don’t do that. Yes. Do this careful of that. Don’t talk to that person.

Ricky Garard (26:56):

Nah, he is alright. He’s he’s cool. He,

Sevan Matossian (26:58):

He gives you space.

Ricky Garard (26:59):

Yeah. Gives him space. Yeah. Do do whatever I want to do.

Sevan Matossian (27:04):

Is he at the event?

Ricky Garard (27:06):

Yeah. He’s yeah. Yeah. He’s staying at the same hotel.

Sevan Matossian (27:10):

And he got you to deal with that company. The tire company that you’re wearing the shirt for.

Ricky Garard (27:15):

Yeah. They reached out to me before snowy, which was awesome. And um, we chatted a little bit, but then snor kind of come on board when I was in Miami at ALZA. So he kind of helped get the deal over the line.

Sevan Matossian (27:30):

Oh, that’s right. Okay. I, I, I remember, um, we either I talked to you about that story or I talked to snowy about it. Yeah. What is this company? They sell everything.

Ricky Garard (27:42):

Yeah. They taken over.

Sevan Matossian (27:45):

So they sell uh,

Ricky Garard (27:47):

Oh they, so yeah. All apparel shoes, hats shirts, sons shorts. Pretty much everything that noble does.

Sevan Matossian (27:58):

Rich phoning, um, was on the show a couple days ago. And he mentioned that the noble shoes were absolutely fucking horrible. And unwearable

Ricky Garard (28:07):

<laugh>

Sevan Matossian (28:08):

Is there any truth to that?

Ricky Garard (28:10):

I’m not sure. I haven’t, I haven’t tried them.

Sevan Matossian (28:12):

Oh, good answer. Good answer. <laugh> and you don’t have to wear them, right?

Ricky Garard (28:17):

No, we don’t have to wear ’em for the games.

Sevan Matossian (28:21):

All right. I’ll get to wear, you get to wear your own shoes. Sorry, say that again?

Ricky Garard (28:24):

Yeah. I can wear my tear shoes, which is good.

Sevan Matossian (28:32):

It’s weird. You’re cutting in and out.

Ricky Garard (28:33):

Oh,

Sevan Matossian (28:34):

It’s not your, I don’t think it’s your fault.

Ricky Garard (28:36):

Hold up. You hear me now?

Sevan Matossian (28:40):

Yeah. Yeah. Those are nice.

Ricky Garard (28:43):

Yeah. They’re awesome. Shoes. It’s I’m so impressed. How well their first shoe went like I’ve I’ve had Reebok Nikes for years and yeah, these have been awesome. I

Sevan Matossian (28:57):

Love ’em. Are they wide?

Ricky Garard (29:00):

Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (29:01):

I can’t do that Metcon. It’s like for fucking stick feet. It’s like for like, if you only have three toes

Ricky Garard (29:06):

<laugh> yeah. These are a lot wider, which is good. That’s I got a wide full set. Helps me. I feel

Caleb Beaver (29:12):

That about the red shoes too. I’m concerned that their first shoe is not gonna be very good.

Sevan Matossian (29:18):

Oh, like it’s not gonna be wide enough or it’s gonna be like made a cardboard, like the noble shoes

Caleb Beaver (29:22):

Made a cardboard.

Sevan Matossian (29:24):

Oh, um, is Vener did I see Vener in that, in that commercial? Is he one of their athletes too?

Ricky Garard (29:30):

Yeah. Bonus with them.

Sevan Matossian (29:32):

Oh shit. I thought, but isn’t he a Reebok dude?

Ricky Garard (29:34):

Nah, he left Rebo

Sevan Matossian (29:36):

Fucking genius. Have you ever, do you ever go to any, have you been to any of their events where the two of you were there together?

Ricky Garard (29:42):

Uh, no, not yet.

Sevan Matossian (29:44):

Oh, is that Travis mayor?

Ricky Garard (29:47):

Yeah. Mayor is with Travis. There’s there’s heap of us. If pretty much. If you’re not with noble, you are with here.

Sevan Matossian (29:58):

Yeah. I need to get with tier.

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