#524 – Indy Event 4 “Elizabeth Elevated” Recap

Sevan Matossian (00:02):

Morning, Kayla bam. More life.

SMTP (00:05):

Wow. Morning.

Sevan Matossian (00:08):

Good. Oh, look who’s back. Jr. Howell is in his house. Jr. Did you see that?

crossFitcrash (00:14):


crossFitcrash (00:14):

If you’re referring to the clinic, pat, put on. Yes. I saw it.

crossFitcrash (00:17):

Yeah. Malo Brian. Where’s Tia at. Oh my goodness. Tia is an eighth

Sevan Matossian (00:24):

Place. Oh, bring it up. Don’t be selfish. Please bring up that leader. Board

crossFitcrash (00:28):

61 points back. Tia is bring

Sevan Matossian (00:31):

Up. Don’t turn that off. Leader board. Bring up that. What could you possibly have to say that deserves the attention at the beginning fucking show.

Mattew Souza (00:41):

I swear to God or he didn’t play freaking Burtons little that could used to be fucking off.

Sevan Matossian (00:51):

Lemme tell you something. I haven’t forgot. I was playing that game. I’m oh, he hung up on. Someone’s been drinking that’s oh, where’s the leaderboard. Oh, wait, hold on. Let’s see what, uh, SU’s got for us here real quick. Before we go. Uh, SU what are you looking at? Uh, here,

Mattew Souza  (01:09):

These are the, uh, athletes taking off for the night. They kind of come through this throwaway here and

Sevan Matossian (01:13):

Everything. Oh, will Mok. What’s up, baby? Hey, um, what’s the deal with the rake of Vic and Emily Rolf? What can you tell us?

Mattew Souza  (01:22):

Not, not much. There hasn’t really been, uh, much that I have information to that, that you guys probably don’t. Unfortunately,

Sevan Matossian (01:29):

We were told that, uh, Emily Rolf was, uh, rushed off to have emergency surgery. No idea if that’s even remotely true. And we were also told that RA Eick has pulled out of the competition. Any, any sign of that? Can we, uh, so I guess we could check the leaderboard team leaderboard and see if there’s any truth to that, to see if Emily’s pulled out or to see if, um, do they have some, like they put a P for pulled out

crossFitcrash (01:51):

<laugh> yeah,

SMTP (01:52):


Sevan Matossian (01:53):

Yeah. In leaderboard. Okay. Um, uh, Mr. Caleb, let’s go over and check this sucker out this leaderboard, please. Oh, okay. Okay. We’ll start with the teams and see if we can investigate this. Do we see a RAIC anywhere? Go all the way to the bottom. See if go all the way down to 40th. See if they’re down there on the bottom. TT CrossFit. Okay. Oh, expand. Uh, are there more that expand? All

SMTP (02:27):

Things are just the actual teams themselves.

Sevan Matossian (02:31):


crossFitcrash (02:33):

CrossFit, mayhem, CrossFit, mayhem, CrossFit, mayhem, CrossFit, mayhem.

Sevan Matossian (02:38):

There they’re. Oh, there they are in 17. Okay. And they only did one event today. Okay. All right. Fine. We’ll see. I’m I’m sure. Eventually we’re gonna hear something and then let’s go over to the women’s leader board and see what, if we can see if there’s, uh, anything going on with, uh, Emily Roth? Uh, some people think she was pregnant and didn’t know and lost the baby, cuz they’re asking for privacy. Wow. Wow.

SMTP (03:00):


Sevan Matossian (03:01):

I don’t, I don’t know what that has to do with emergency surgery, but that’s intense. That is intense scroll all the way, uh, down to the bottom, uh, Wolf didn’t have AVAC attack. Anything’s possible. She Canadian. Um, yeah, he, she,

SMTP (03:19):


crossFitcrash (03:20):

Withdrawn. There’s not gonna be any info there.

Sevan Matossian (03:23):

It does. Does it say withdrawn?

crossFitcrash (03:25):

Well, she is withdrawn.

Sevan Matossian (03:26):

Oh, cuz she didn’t do the uh, the last two workouts, correct? Correct.

SMTP (03:34):

Correct. I think they, they made an announcement about it. Didn’t they

crossFitcrash (03:41):

Can, we let’s scroll up to the story

Sevan Matossian (03:44):

Headline. Let’s scroll up. Yep. You’re right. Thank you, Taylor. Um, did, when you guys were waiting to, to sign on, did you guys see our commercial? Uh, we, we, we uploaded a, a, I don’t know if commercial is the right word, but we uploaded a clip, uh, sort of a teasing and interview that we’re gonna do next week with Gary Roberts and uh, killing a Fatman season three in his testosterone replacement therapy that he’s on. Did we, did that get, um, I think, I think it’s gonna be in front of all our shows now. I love you too brother. Yeah.

Mattew Souza (04:13):

Can’t hear anything. So

Mattew Souza  (04:15):

He said he loved you too. Yeah. We’re loud right now. Hope.

Mattew Souza (04:18):

Hope you didn’t talk. Uh, shit about me when I skipped the lap

crossFitcrash (04:23):


Sevan Matossian (04:23):

Oh, we did only a little bit. Oh we

Mattew Souza  (04:25):

Did. He said only a little bit. Only a little bit. Thanks guys.

Sevan Matossian (04:30):

Kudo. What a good dude. Hey guys,

crossFitcrash (04:33):

You can laugh at himself.

Sevan Matossian (04:34):

Yeah. I was gonna ask you when you see that attitude right there. That’s good. Right? That means he’s he’s over it. He’s making fun of himself. Yes.

crossFitcrash (04:42):

Everybody’s different. But I like that. I prefer that.

Sevan Matossian (04:45):

Yeah. And he, I mean, it’s, it’s probably the healthiest way, isn’t it?

crossFitcrash (04:50):

Yeah. Either. Maybe not the healthiest, but a healthy way. I think either look at it like, well I was fucking stupid and you move on. Or like, for me always in retrospect, I can laugh at myself, but sometimes in the moment I’m like, that was fucking stupid and I’m not ready yet to be like self deprecating with humor. But I’m also not like crushing myself. I’m just like, man, that was a fucking stupid mistake,

Sevan Matossian (05:17):

But still ready to fight some guy like Matt, Susan’s got a camera on your face cracking jokes. So you like, fuck you, dude.

crossFitcrash (05:22):

No, no, no, not like, fuck you just be like, yeah, it was stupid.

Sevan Matossian (05:24):

Oh, okay. Uh, so that, so anyway, uh, in a, uh, soon as the game shits over, um, I will be having Gary Roberts on we’ll talk. He’s been, uh, taking testosterone replacement therapy for a couple months. We’ll be having him on we’ll talk to him about it. And he started filming, killing the fat man, uh, season three. And I think he had a CrossFit Jim called Ironside CrossFit. He balloon back up to 255 pounds.

crossFitcrash (05:47):

He said that was Travis Meads. Jim. That was the guy who started the 365 hero thing and won the open last year.

Sevan Matossian (05:56):

No shit

crossFitcrash (05:57):

Or one yeah, one the open, right? Yeah. To the open.

Sevan Matossian (06:00):

So he’s gonna work Gary into shape anyway. I’m excited. Um, I’m, I’m very, very, very, very excited about it. Uh, 10,000 fans today, I heard Sean Woodland say, um, showed their wristbands or tickets or whatnot. You have to guess there’s another thousand volunteer and thousand staff there. So what we saw is 12,000 people. That’s pretty darn crazy for a five or six day event. Um, and it’s, and it’s only Wednesday. That guy right there really impressed me today. Not pat Vener, although that was impressive. But Yanik, Koski, he, he, he, he looks like he’s in it to win it.

crossFitcrash (06:39):

I’ve been very impressed with Yana and Ariel Lowen. Both last chance qualifiers.

Sevan Matossian (06:44):

Oh really? Both of them.

crossFitcrash (06:46):

Yeah. Amazing.

Sevan Matossian (06:48):

Yeah. Yeah. Crazy. I wonder if I could send, uh, Ariel a

crossFitcrash (06:52):

Drop her a link.

Sevan Matossian (06:54):

Yeah. Let me see if she wants to do that. Well, you guys talk about the scoreboard here a little bit.

crossFitcrash (06:59):

All right. Let’s chat it up so crazy that Tia sits in eighth place and is 61 points back. Now there are only 300 points on the board so far. And so we can assume there’s another thousand to go abouts a thousand to 1100. Um, but a 61 point deficit on day one is not good for her. Huh? It’s like a,

crossFitcrash (07:24):

No, it’s not what we’re used to, but I think we need to look and see where she’s at before the weekend starts. So after the 200 points up for grabs tomorrow, and then after Friday, let’s see where she’s at going into Saturday.

Sevan Matossian (07:38):

Uh, but what’s interesting is you say, but, but the keyword there that, uh, uh, Taylor said was, it’s not good for her. It’s not good for Tia to me, but it is good. There’s there’s no problem. No one should think that there’s any chance of her still not winning the games. Not yet.

crossFitcrash (07:59):

Correct. Not it’s early it’s way too early, but I think this is, I’m very interested to see how she responds. I mean, you just could see her demeanor was, seemed a little bit different today.

Sevan Matossian (08:11):

Um, this is I I’m gonna text her with Mike Halpin and uh, smart guy studies studies the numbers. He didn’t gimme the answer I wanted, but I’m gonna run it by you guys anyway. And I’m gonna stick by my guns when I say it here. I, I think that she actually had a great day because I think we have a new programmer. And I think all of these things that came up were probably horrible for her, not only the movements, but the combinations of them and uh, versus also relative to the competition she had. And so therefore she’s gotten, she’s mitigated the damage that could be done to her, uh, perfectly. And from here on out it’s onward and upward, and she’s gonna be a hundred points ahead of everyone by the time we, uh, get to, uh, Saturday evening, even before we get to Sunday morning thoughts full of shit. Just wanna keep the dream alive or yes,

crossFitcrash (09:03):

I disagree. <laugh> I don’t think it’s

crossFitcrash (09:05):


crossFitcrash (09:06):

I don’t think it’s because of the programming. I mean, the events that have come up are not, uh, may you could make that argument for event two or three, sorry, three, um, the speed skill, medley skill, speed medley. Uh, you can make that argument, but at the same time, you can’t can’t trip on single lenders.

Sevan Matossian (09:29):

Well, and, and, and so, and, and John and John Young kind of said something that kind of, um, met, met us halfway, uh he’s on that thread with help. And, and I also, uh, I’m trying, I’m trying to find what he said. He said something actually really smart. He laid out the three things that went, um, sideways with her. Let me see if I can see it. Are you on that thread? Taylor? Oh, so, uh, what was it? No. Okay. He said, damn, what did he say? But basically he said that bad event, uh, technical error and a, and a workout missing. So there were three things that didn’t go her way, but there not necessarily, he does have the technical error in there. And then the weather that took out the workout that she might have, uh, flourished at. Go ahead and judge air.

crossFitcrash (10:14):

Yeah. Like I think if you put in the two, a two B the shuttle to overhead and she’s in eighth, I think we can talk about it a lot more, but those two scores added so much more to this day. You have

crossFitcrash (10:29):

Essentially what kind of came down to three skill limiting workouts. The chest of bar ended up being the separator and that first workout Tia did great on that. The second one was all skills, all skills, especially the ones that maybe no one ever practices like the single lenders and obviously the crossovers. And maybe Tia’s one of the few females that could do the press to handstand and finish it easily. I’m sure she is, but she didn’t get a chance to do that because it was only top five. And then the last workout, that was the one. And they showed her a lot taking really, really big, deep breaths in between the dip traverses that

Sevan Matossian (11:12):

Looked like she was in a fight dude

crossFitcrash (11:14):

That looked like that was something that she was like, holy crap. I’ve never done anything like this before. And I’m super blown up. Like, I don’t understand why I’m this blown up. Then it was just, and a lot of people got exposed on that movement. A lot of people, I mean, look where Saxon is right now is in 30th

Sevan Matossian (11:30):

By blown up. You mean, uh, triceps, shoulders.

crossFitcrash (11:33):

Yeah. Or, yeah, just general shoulder fatigue, tricep fatigue. Um, but look at the ones who struggled on that workout. I mean, for the most part, it was the bigger athletes. And then when you talk about Tia and the one thing that she isn’t known as the best in the world at it’s inversion. So we shouldn’t be that surprised that the handstand limiting workout for most people was a workout. She didn’t do great on it was just not the handstand. That was the issue. That’s the only thing that’s kind of surprising about that.

Sevan Matossian (12:03):

Hmm. Um,

crossFitcrash (12:03):

I, I, I have a hard time. I just wanna backtrack a little bit. I just have such a hard time classifying single under as a skill and classifying a bar dip as a skill. I think in the hierarchy of dips, a ring dip is, so to me, a ring dip is so much harder. I agree. And you put people on the bars. It’s like, holy fuck. If you do not know how to keep that, there is a huge issue. How do you fucking do a ring dip in a workout? These athletes, aren’t doing Elizabeth with ring dip strict. So you just go to a bar and you transfer the kit to the bar. It’s that simple. And it just is.

crossFitcrash (12:36):

Yeah, I don’t think, yeah. And I don’t even think it was the, I don’t even think it was the P bar dip, the traverse. It was the traverse, the 150 feet that blew everybody up.

crossFitcrash (12:43):

And I, everybody, a lot of people, I think everyone watch. Yeah, well you watch, and again, you make a good point in terms of seeing her struggle with inversion, handstand walking could be a similar issue and struggling with that traverse, just keeping the elbow extended while you’re moving through that, you keep your shoulder stacked over the elbow and an extension as you’re moving. And you’re gonna be much less fatigued than if you have a little bit of bend reflection in there. So maybe that, but it’s, I don’t know. Uh,

Sevan Matossian (13:17):

Hey, I, I don’t think it’s you, I, I, I think it’s fucking undisputable a hundred, uh, to zero that, uh, bar dips are way, way, way, way, way, way easier than

crossFitcrash (13:26):

One did. Yeah. A hundred percent. Yeah. So it shocked me a little bit. I mean, the traverse is something new for sure. But these athletes walk thousands of feet on their hands every week. Um, a thousand feet, maybe not thousands, but at least a thousand feet a week on their hands. Yeah. I mean,

Sevan Matossian (13:45):

Is that true? Do you think that number’s true, a th a thousand feet a week would be, if you did 20, uh, feet,

crossFitcrash (13:51):

Two workouts with 500 feet in it?

Sevan Matossian (13:53):

Yeah. It’s 50 50 reps at 20 feet. Uh, uh, a pop

crossFitcrash (13:58):

That’s on the higher end probably, but a lot of athletes will be around a thousand feet a week.

Sevan Matossian (14:03):


crossFitcrash (14:04):


crossFitcrash (14:05):

Yeah. I mean, definitely different movement. You know, think about a para hands to pushup versus a deficit handstand pushup. Your hand is flat versus your hand being on parallel. So it is a very different stimulus obviously. And it’s one that it was amazing how fluid some people made it look, especially tipping out of the dip. And some people made it look super labored. Like there were P bars that were shaking back and forth as they were traversing. And then people like pat and EKGs and a lot of that, their history with gymnastics, their body was barely moving. I mean, they were saying so hollow. It was crazy.

crossFitcrash (14:37):

It blew everyone up. Not because it was so difficult because it was so new to so many athletes. And I think that is what Boz was alluding to when he was saying that coaches and athletes are going to have to reevaluate what they put a prime deal on first in the programming

Sevan Matossian (14:54):

What’s up. Uh, gimme one second. Gimme one second guys. Uh, SU what’s up brother,

Mattew Souza  (15:00):

Nothing. They’re just kind of pushing everybody kind of out of the event here and, uh, it’s kind of clearing out. So I was just checking in with you guys one more time to see if there’s anything, um, I should grab or anything that we want do here.

Sevan Matossian (15:12):

No goal, no fantastic day to day. I love the fact that we’re talking and that we can just glance over and get your view of what it’s like to be at the venue. That it’s really, it’s an important shot in the ambience and letting us see the guys, it makes us feel like we’re there. Thank you. And, uh, when you get back to the hotel, if you got a second on, I’d love for you to, uh, come back in so I can, uh, pick your brain.

Mattew Souza  (15:32):

Absolutely. I’ll see you guys in a little bit

Sevan Matossian (15:34):

Later and I have tons of gossip for you afterwards. So don’t go to bed even after the show <laugh> is over.

crossFitcrash (15:41):

But anyways, just to say, it’s not

Sevan Matossian (15:43):

Choose different words for him. I see what this guy’s saying. Fix this a little bit, cuz he’s right, right. A plus programming, if it’s so easy, why did it blow up? Because one ring dip is really easy or if your body builder, you can ring the ring, dipping’s fun. But when you throw it into it, the CrossFit methodology and put a stop stopwatch on it and you have some traversing, uh, with, with a day full of workouts, some shit goes sideways. Well,

crossFitcrash (16:04):

You think about, think about doing Elizabeth with ring dips, um, and you handstand walk from the barbells of the rings. Totally different workout. And I think that’s probably pretty similar to what they’re doing here. I think again, you go back to why it’s blowing people up is because it’s something that’s so new and they haven’t done. It’s not necessarily that it’s so difficult, but the thing about CrossFit, uh, think of your everyday member. Um, someone who’s doing a class workout a day and they come in and they do a workout like.com compost. That was four rounds for time. One minute L sit for her, your run, think of the stimulus that that’s gonna create in someone who does a class workout three to four times a week, it’s going to fucking crush you. And the reason it’s going to fucking crush you is because you don’t spend time doing that stuff. And that’s why variance works is cuz you do something new. It creates adaptation, it creates a stimulus. Um, and so that’s what we’re seeing this year at the games. There’s a lot of new stuff that these athletes haven’t seen and it’s creating a stimulus and we’re watching that in real time. I think it’s awesome.

Sevan Matossian (17:01):

Jeremy Williams, Taylor doesn’t need your reminder, but thank you. Uh, and thank you for your money, Katie. I’m relying on your wonderful noted to know what’s going on. Best content. Thank you. I’m relying on these guys to tell me what’s going on. Uh, and I saw miss California hormones. Thank you. Fuck. Wonderful. Holy cow. Uh, Victor, are you happy with that answer? I think we agree with you. You’re right. Uh, CrossFits just a son of a bitch. Put a stopwatch on it. Mix that shit up. And uh, did you see anything today that you didn’t think was, um, CrossFit and by that, I mean I, is there stuff that’s just tr that’s, that’s trained for training. That’s not for competition.

crossFitcrash (17:44):

There’s a lot of stuff. That’s for training. That’s not for competition.

Sevan Matossian (17:47):

Did, did you see any of that today in any of these movements?

crossFitcrash (17:52):

No. You don’t think the jump ropes or variations should be there anything more than a competition thing? Yeah, that’s the only thing I could argue. That’s the only thing I would argue. I just, but again, I think, I think this

Sevan Matossian (18:06):

Did we, did we step into, into the land of gimmicks, like having a hot guy with his shirt off just to get views. Do you think that like we’ve

crossFitcrash (18:12):

Stepped into the tons of gimmick

Sevan Matossian (18:14):

<laugh> do you think we’ve stepped into the land of GIM?

crossFitcrash (18:17):

I’m just, just kidding.

Khan Porter (18:20):

It’s perfect timing. That was unreal.

Sevan Matossian (18:23):

Yeah. I, I know it just perfect segue brother. Um, I didn’t mean to, I interrupt you. Um, were you involved, were you doing some, uh, met con just now

Khan Porter (18:34):

<laugh> was I doing a met con just now? No mate. It’s uh, I’m just in bed. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (18:39):

I know exactly. I know. I know that Metcon. I can, I’ll text you a couple workouts. I know you can do from that position,

Khan Porter (18:47):

Mate. I’ve got the dumbbells besides my bed. I haven’t forgotten that part of our extended chat. Last time we were on the podcast together.

Sevan Matossian (18:56):

Um, I’m hearing that RAIC pulled outta the competition. Is that true?

Khan Porter (19:02):

No, not at all. I dunno where you’re hearing that from, but we have not pulled the competition. Okay. Mike not see us on the leaderboard cause we’re pretty far down there.

Sevan Matossian (19:09):

No, we saw you on there. We saw you on there. We saw you on there. Um, how, how is, how is the day going? How is the team?

Khan Porter (19:17):

Um, yeah, it’s tough day at the office mate. Tough day at the office. Um, obviously

Khan Porter (19:25):

For no other reason than we just, uh, like as well. I think I’ve seen a lot of the stuff around the internet, people being like, oh, did something happen there, an issue with Lauren luxury or anything like that? And that’s just frankly, um, event one, uh, started off unreal and we felt really good about that. Still finished in six, I think in that one, which I think every single member of our team to the best of their ability on that workout, which again, you can only control yourself in the team setting and that’s just is what it is and that’s how it goes. And then, yeah, I think we were just, I think we’re all a little blindsided by the second event, we felt amazing. Uh, we were felt pretty good after the first couple of rounds and yeah, we’ve been doing so much work on our burpees and, and our gymnastics and all that kind of stuff. So we, we were really fired up to, to have that event and um, you know, competition happens. People have moments on the competition floor that, um, and, and that’s just what happened. Like we, we, we performed to the ability, uh, that we in that moment and ended up,

Sevan Matossian (20:36):

How many workouts do you guys do over the week? What’s the total that they’ve told? Uh,

Khan Porter (20:39):

I believe we have 11 school events,

Sevan Matossian (20:41):

11, so it’s, it’s, it’s, it’s crazy early.

Khan Porter (20:46):


Khan Porter (20:50):

It’s crazy early. We had a really poor finish go back to the quarter finals on one of the events there. Um, and we then managed to bounce back with a couple of back to back wins, which was cool. But at the end of the day, you know, we came in here the last six months of our lives have been put towards, um, coming to the CrossFit games and showcasing ourselves as professional athletes. And as a part of a team, you can only control certain elements. And that is always makes it challenging, but we’ve had, uh, we had some very good conversation amongst the four of us coming back. We had some conversation, uh, we had some time to ourselves after that last workout. We had some great conversation within the group and, you know, we, we, the intent going forward, doesn’t change. We’re not now just like, oh, well, you know, like we’re bombed outta that one. It’s early in the competition and everything, everything we do moving forward is about showcasing the fuck ton of hard work that we have put in over the last six months.

Sevan Matossian (21:53):

Uh, uh, and, and by that, I guess also you’re gonna be tested in APL in a area that no one can put a metric to or that no one see saw your work. And that’s the work of getting along with each other and being a team, whatever that word means, a team that’s where you guys are probably gonna be really tested. Right. Cause it’s really easy to be a team when you guys are in first place. Oh, absolutely. But as you go through struggles, then that, that piece is tested.

Khan Porter (22:17):

Yeah, exactly. And it’s probably, you know, it’s, I mean, I’ve gone to the CrossFit games and sucked and I’ve gone and I’ve done reasonably, like I’ve had good competitions and I’ve had bad competitions. Um, I think it’s probably unfamiliar territory for Annie. I know she’s had to withdraw, but I don’t she’s necessarily taken the 30th place, uh, as an individual, but it’s good. And I think what will allow us to finish this weekend as hard as we want to is that bond that we have developed. It’s, it’s definitely challenging. It’s challenging given all of the craziness that was leading up to, I guess, the starters week and like all of the kind of stuff going on behind the scenes, which I’m sure people have heard bits and pieces of, and I’m not gonna go into great depth about it because it’s in the past and here we are in a position where we’re competing. So it’s, and, and yeah, our focus is on the next nine events. I mean, we get to have a bit of fun with some lifting tomorrow everyone will get to see to, to do to things. So that’s always enjoyable for the crowd and it’s enjoyable for the team to get behind,

Sevan Matossian (23:24):

Uh, just to, um, for whatever it’s worth. I’m just gonna tell you the rumors we were spreading on, on this, uh, podcast. I’m

Khan Porter (23:32):

You underestimate how much I keep up with this show. It’s my

Sevan Matossian (23:34):

Favorite little

Khan Porter (23:37):

In there. I love it. I just see the little things ticking away in the comments. I’m like, shut our chime in. I’m like, no, let’s let ’em roll. Let’s let ’em do their thing.

Sevan Matossian (23:44):

We, we, we, uh, as you know, uh, we thought, we thought that, um, Lauren was hurt. We thought it was her shoulder. Um, we thought that Annie was, or that Katherine was gonna replace her. Then we saw, then we, a video came out and we saw that it was her shoulder. And that like six days before the competition, she still was unable to do a pull up. But the video didn’t say whether she could do a pull, but that she was good enough to compete. And then we heard that not only did Raich show up late to check in, but a shit loaded team showed up to check in. So we started wondering what was going on with the C communication with the teams. And then bam, there, you guys are looking amazing. The team you show up to the games, all the noise is put to rest and you guys go out there and event one and fucking handle your business.

Khan Porter (24:25):

Yep. Yeah. I mean, look, there’s, she’s got some bloody good sources there, mate. A lot of that bit that, that I’m missing. And then there’s, uh, bits into that that are spot on.

Sevan Matossian (24:35):

Well, we also heard this, we didn’t report this ever, but we heard that, um, Annie had a mental breakdown when her Bitcoin, um, uh, when the Bitcoin market drop by 50% and she had a complete mental breakdown

Khan Porter (24:46):

A’s heavily invested in Bitcoin

Sevan Matossian (24:47):

And was just beating Fred.

Khan Porter (24:50):

Annie does not mind if the Bitcoin market crashes she’s the, and she’s doing just fine. You should see her on

Sevan Matossian (24:56):

She’s diversified her portfolio.

Khan Porter (24:59):

Yeah, yeah, yeah. <laugh>, she’s doing absolutely fine. No, look to, to go back to that into, I guess yeah. You’re, you’re fairly on the money with it, but I think there was a lot of conversation around what the, uh, what my decision was. And I still believe that we, as a, as a collective did make the right decision. And that is for a myriad of reasons. Um, I, for a myriad of reasons, but mostly just, you know, I’m not gonna pretend to be some sort of figure of virtue, but my own moral compass, I believe we made the right choice in sticking with Lauren who had been there for six months. If she was deemed, she was deemed medically clear to compete. And here we are

Sevan Matossian (25:43):

Competing. What’s the most people you’ve seen crying on your team simultaneously.

Khan Porter (25:48):


Sevan Matossian (25:50):

Um, have you ever looked over at Annie and Lauren and there’s a tear coming out of the ducks and you look over at Toula and he is just fucking blowing snot rockets into an old tee-shirt and you’re like, wow, this is intense. I

Khan Porter (25:59):

Think, man, I think, um, we were keeping, uh, this is Maine Tola and I were keeping a cry count from semi fun. <laugh> <laugh> you’re done. Yeah. Yeah. Hey, lemme

Sevan Matossian (26:15):

Tell you a lot of people at home cry are cried, cry for you, man. A lot of people fucking love you guys to death. Oh,

Khan Porter (26:21):

Please. Don’t forget. I’m included in the cry count there. I think. Totally. I’m sure.

Sevan Matossian (26:25):


Khan Porter (26:25):

Sure. Question the cry <laugh> no, we like, yeah, it was, it was a very emotionally challenging day. It was interesting cuz it was all kind of happening and like, there was just a point where we still didn’t know what was going on and to was like, what are you doing, man? And I was like, I’m just sitting in my room, looking out the window. He goes like, do, can I, I come up too. He just kinda came up and I was just, yeah,

Sevan Matossian (26:46):

I have two windows go over to that one motherfucker. Look out that one.

Khan Porter (26:49):

Yeah. He’s <laugh> he, um, he sat down there and I looked out the window and we all went from that and yeah, it is like sports. Sports is dramatic. Sports is not always ideal situations and sports. Doesn’t always involve getting the result that you want doing sports for a while, but at the same time, you know? Yeah. Like you have, you have good events, you have bad events, you have good days, you have bad days. You have things that you can control on things that you can’t control. I’m a super big believer in taking as much personal responsibility as you can for any situation and all that’s left to do. And I, we spoke about this with the group, uh, just in our last conversation, um, sort of talking about what can we look forward to? So last night before I went to bed, I made a list of things that I was in that I believe that I can take personal responsibility for over this weekend.

Khan Porter (27:44):

Cause there’s so much fucking noise. And particularly with all of the stuff that had been going on, there was so much noise around the team, leading into the competition. There’s been so much noise around it all year and it would’ve been very easy to get caught up in, in that side of things and in looking at the other teams and wondering how they’re gonna do, but I, yeah, like one of my big things is take as much personal responsibility as possible. So we listen. So off the back of a bad day, I kind of shared with the guys, some of the things that I had on that list for myself. And I think that it’s been an opportunity for all of us to kind of look at yeah. To look at what we can do moving forward to make sure that we show up in the best way possible for each other. But yes,

Sevan Matossian (28:25):

What’s on that list. Like, um, I can love my team and support them no matter what that’s

Khan Porter (28:30):

My list had. My list had six things with six things that I could control over the course of the weekend, attitude, effort, execution, nutrition, recovery, and communication that my six things. So attitude, how

Sevan Matossian (28:42):

I, how communication seems a little like there’s a little bit of wiggle room in there to be fucking negative.

Khan Porter (28:47):

<laugh> there is. I mean more so being honest with my team about how I feel about a workout, how I feel about my own abilities as an athlete. I mean this the last six months has been nothing short of life changing for me and awesome,

Sevan Matossian (29:02):

Congrats, congrats,

Khan Porter (29:04):

Excited to come in and, and take that professional approach to, to this competition. And that’s how, that’s how we’re gonna continue to finish it out. So those are those, those are my six things and those six things don’t change off the back of today. And um, yeah, fuck man. Like shit happens at sport. Brush it off.

Sevan Matossian (29:20):

Hey, thank you for checking in. Um, uh, I just wanna let everyone know that, uh, if, if you are a rich man or a semi attractive woman, uh, con is a room 8 37 at the Edgewater. Go ahead and um, uh, go ahead and use the secret knock.

Khan Porter (29:35):

Yeah, the secret knock. It’s the same one.

Sevan Matossian (29:37):

That’s the least I could do to pay you back for coming on.

Khan Porter (29:40):

You’re a good man.

Sevan Matossian (29:41):

Sivan. Thanks. Cause peace love you, buddy. Thank you. There you guys. Uh, not as good looking as, um, con Porter, but uh, equally as talkative and opinionated there.

crossFitcrash (29:53):

A couple questions for Hiller. Can I ask you a question? I wanted to ask Khan four questions anyways.

Sevan Matossian (29:58):

You’re gonna ask, oh you did. I’m sorry.

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