#538 – Day 5 Preview | 2022 CrossFit Games

Mattew Souza (00:00):

Yeah. Super what?

Sevan Matossian (00:02):

Hello. Welcome ladies and gentlemen, let’s start the day with first a weather report for Matt, Susan, Matt, please tell us.

Mattew Souza (00:08):

<laugh> it’s very wet out here. It’s still raining, but as far as we know, the competition will continue in north park.

Sevan Matossian (00:14):

I heard your mom’s really wet too. Is that true?

Mattew Souza (00:17):

That’s disgusting. Oh, <laugh> absolutely disgusting

Sevan Matossian (00:23):

People. Your parents have to have sex.

Mattew Souza (00:26):

No, they don’t not mine the fuck up. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (00:32):

Oh, and from immaculate conception, we have John Young John what’s up, dude?

John Young (00:37):

What’s up guys?

Sevan Matossian (00:39):

Holy cow. Hey John, do you need me to explain the workout to you?

John Young (00:43):

No, I got it.

Sevan Matossian (00:44):

Okay. Let me know if you need help with it. Uh <laugh> I studied the shit out of it.

Mattew Souza (00:50):

<laugh> I’ll check with you guys at the event in, in a couple of minutes.

Sevan Matossian (00:56):

Are you’re headed out now? SU?

Mattew Souza (00:58):

Yeah, I was just, I was just kind of waiting to see if they were gonna push it back or what was gonna happen. And, uh, we got the word that it’s still going down in north park at the same. So I just wanted to come on here and do that real quick. And then, and then I will check back in with you guys soon as I get there in about 15.

Sevan Matossian (01:11):

All right, dude. Okay. Thank you. Thanks. Um, yeah, yesterday, uh, last night, Adrian came on the show for just a few minutes. He said that it, uh, if it is wet, um, he, he, he, we were, he’s kind of joking around. It was hard to tell where he was serious and where he wasn’t. I was like, oh, well, that’ll be a new introduction. Uh, tomorrow of, uh, legless rope climb, climb up and legless rope climb down and he goes, yeah. And he goes and climbing on wet ropes, meaning that it doesn’t sound, I think SU’s right. It doesn’t sound like they’re gonna call anything off. They’re not gonna be afraid of a little rain, uh, before we we’ll talk to Taylor, what he thinks about that. Uh, but what do you think about the workout in general? Um, Mr. Young, could you pull that up and, and contextualize it for us also, please? That the fact that we’ve already had nine or 10 workouts we’re going into the last day?

John Young (02:03):

Uh, yeah, I mean, it’s, uh, it’ll be interesting to see how much the sled affects everybody. Um, cuz that’s really the only thing that we can’t for sure say this is what’s going to affect everybody. It’s only two legless rope climbs at a time. So your best guys are going to be able to do that. I don’t think a lot of people will make a ton of time up, but if the ropes are wet, that makes a huge deal. Taylor, have you ever done like this rope crimes with wet ropes? Cause I, I have not. Okay.

Sevan Matossian (02:32):

<laugh> wow. You offended him triggered, uh, here’s the thing in, in my yard. I haven’t climbed the ropes when they are, um, when it’s raining, but I’ve climbed the ropes all the time when it’s wet, but I have those really, really big thick rogue ropes that basically my little ass fingers, they sink into the grooves. So they’re still, I still get a ton of purchase I’ve now I, and I’ve climbed them legless a shit load, but I, I don’t come down legless. So

John Young (03:00):

I almost think it’ll help the people who have bigger hands. Like you could be an amazing rope climber, but the ropes are wet that just places more emphasis on grip. So the bigger your hands are that the easier it’ll be to climb a wet rope.

Taylor Self (03:17):

Uh, I know, I know when the ropes get humid at our gym, which is so different from actually being wet, but when they get humid, the ropes are almost sticky and they’re easier to climb.

Sevan Matossian (03:30):

Okay. Really I’ll buy that. I’ll buy that

Taylor Self (03:33):

Manila ropes. Yeah. The, the, the tan ones, if it’s a nylon rope, which they’re not any sort of moisture, you’re fucked. Yeah. But the tan ones, like they use in the military, they use on obstacle courses. I mean, those things get fucking rained on all the time outdoors and get used. So we’ll see.

Sevan Matossian (03:49):

I’m sorry, Jamal. I, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Jamal Taylor was talking. I won’t let him talk over. You ever again? Go ahead, Mr. Smith.

Jamal Taylor (03:55):

Yeah, don’t disrespect again was just say, say, uh, Fil 1 51 year they had the legless rope climb LCI where it was a, a send up and there was a tape mark on the way down that their hands had to go below and then the send back up and that particular year the ropes were ding. It really made a difference because people would try to do that to send down and they would just slip.

JR Howell (04:23):

Yeah. It was like a touching.

John Young (04:25):

I will say Roman murdered that workout too. The ASED in descend.

Jamal Taylor (04:30):

Right. And just made that’s actually where he qualified that year, uh, to go to the 20, 20 game. But that was very, you seen a lot of the women, they just could not do that. Um, which of course we don’t know the full standard of it. Adrian didn’t touch on it too much, but that was a big difference maker that year.

Sevan Matossian (04:55):

Thank you, Jamal. I, I, I think that touched, uh, Jr’s heart. He started nodding. That was the most justing we’ve had from Jr in a while. He, you, uh, Jr. What do you, thanks Jamal. Thanks for calling. Uh, so one, uh, so I didn’t even know. Roman went to, uh, 51 50 that’s the event in Ireland is that right? 51 50. What was, what’s that one called

JR Howell (05:15):

Filthy one 50

Sevan Matossian (05:16):

Filthy one 50. I need to be 51 50. And, uh, do you remember that? Do you recall what he was talking about?

JR Howell (05:24):

Yeah, I remember it. And I remember how many people were, you know, trying to get over the, the elements of, of the wet rope. Um, something that makes me wonder though about the difficulty of the workout. I mean, we know that kettlebells are gonna be a grind, especially after the first round of 20. We know the rope climbs are get more, more and more difficult and that standard being a standard, most people probably haven’t practiced in competition either starting seated and or controlling the descent, the way Griffin looked on that sled in the story behind the workout video, which maybe we can bring up here made me wonder if the sled portion is gonna be one of the harder grinds that the athletes have ever done in a competition, because that dude is as strong as they come

Sevan Matossian (06:16):

And, and it looked like he was struggling

JR Howell (06:17):

And it, it looked like he was really putting out yeah.

Sevan Matossian (06:20):

What, what’s a standard weight for just a, a sled, just the homies are pushing at the affiliate.

JR Howell (06:25):

I mean, we, we have a bunch of dog sleds that crash and we have turf there. Um, it’s not the same exact turf as they’re using there at the games, but a lot of times in workouts we’ll be pushing 60 to 120 feet with six plates. So that would be two 70. And we’re saying that these are gonna be over 400, correct? Yeah. I think

Taylor Self (06:50):

400, 420 pounds plus the weight to the sled.

JR Howell (06:52):

Yeah. So they’d be like

Taylor Self (06:53):

Gonna be over a hundred,

JR Howell (06:55):

Two 70 plus the dog sled. But again, that turf, like the, the fibers of that turf are a lot longer, almost like many pieces of grass, comparatively to like the kind of turf that I have at my gym, which is more of like plastic fibers.

John Young (07:10):

The rain will help that sled though.

Taylor Self (07:13):

Yeah. But will it help their foot drip?

John Young (07:15):

Oh, I mean, whoever wear cleats,

JR Howell (07:18):

As long as it’s raining equally in all lanes, right?

Sevan Matossian (07:22):


John Young (07:22):


Taylor Self (07:24):

Well, dude, it’ll be, that’s one thing, you know, but it’ll be interesting how the field holds water.

Sevan Matossian (07:29):

Uh, what about, uh, wet hands and the it’s it’s a lot of kettlebell cleans too, right. Are we gonna see some callouses tearing off and shit like that?

Taylor Self (07:37):

I don’t think cows will be turned off, but I think you’re gonna see people doing small sets on the kettlebells. I mean, it is just, this is gonna be one of the hardest CrossFit games, workouts ever, in my opinion. And I think there are gonna be a few things that dictate that. But to me on paper, this just looks like one of the hardest CrossFit games, events we will, we have seen to date,

Sevan Matossian (07:57):

Uh, it. And why do you say that? What, what you didn’t say that last night? Not that you did. I mean, you didn’t say anything last night in regards to its difficulty, but did something happen last? Did you try it this morning? Why all of a sudden you’re like, damn, this is gonna be hard.

Taylor Self (08:08):

No, you just look at a couple things. One, you look at the sled weight and in the games, a sled push to that distance never have even approached that kind of weight. You add in a new legless rope climb variation where you’ve gotta climb up from a sitting position and then descend legless. You add in kettlebell cleaning jerks to fatigue, the grip, even more you add in the rain. And then especially on the men’s field, you add in how tight the race is between the top three. And I think going into this workout in years, past on Sunday with Matt running away with the lead, you have athletes approaching this maybe with not quite the intensity that we’re gonna see from the top three, these top three are gonna be fucking slugging at each other in this workout. And I think the race is going to dictate that intensity, uh, and create quite the show, especially in the rain.

Sevan Matossian (09:01):

I, I, I got a DM and a screenshot yesterday of a moment that I remembered seeing on the live feed, but for some reason, uh, it didn’t stick with me, but I remembered seeing it. And it’s a screenshot after that, uh, bag lift event. Uh, is it yeah, it’s after the bag lift event and after a tiebreaker and it shows Patrick ner walking off the field and he’s pointing back. I, I forget who he’s with. He’s with another athlete and he’s pissed. He looks like he’s really pissed. Uh, have you guys heard anything about that? Was he upset about that workout at all? You, he

JR Howell (09:30):

Was with Jeff

Sevan Matossian (09:31):

Rumbling. Jeff, I think so. You saw that too. I

JR Howell (09:37):

Did see it. Yeah. Live. I remember seeing it live and wondering what maybe he was talking

Sevan Matossian (09:40):

About. Yeah, it’s it, it’s kind of hard to tell, but yeah, the expression on his face was that, Hey, something looked like it was really intense for him. Um,

Taylor Self (09:49):

A fall start maybe,

Sevan Matossian (09:53):

Maybe, maybe, uh, is this, Hey, I’m trying to figure out how, how I can word this too. Upset Taylor, but not upset him at the same time. Um, is this a CrossFit workout or are we doing CrossFit yet? Or do you wanna just be like, yeah, it’s all,

John Young (10:10):

This is all CrossFit.

Sevan Matossian (10:11):

It, it is, it is all CrossFit. I still am not seeing stuff that I’m like, okay. I recognize that. Like just

Taylor Self (10:17):

What are you talking of that muscle at work out?

Sevan Matossian (10:20):

Tell, tell me which one was that? Which one was that? 12,

Taylor Self (10:22):

12 muscle ups, 25 jump overs,

Sevan Matossian (10:27):

30. And then the that’s where you switched over, where you switched over implements, you switched over different objects, you were jumping over and you marched down the field. Oh

Taylor Self (10:35):

Yeah, that was so CrossFit

Sevan Matossian (10:36):

A hundred percent, a hundred percent, right. A hundred percent, a hundred percent. Uh, and, and is there, is there anything that you feel like if it doesn’t come tomorrow or doesn’t come today as we go into the final day that, um, would make it so that this, uh, this games was inadequate? Is there anything that has to be in there?

Taylor Self (10:57):

Uh, from a, from a personal, in my own opinion, I think we’ve gotta see thrusters in some form, ideally with a barbell, because we’ve had so little barbells at this point and some form of burpee. I mean, something as simple as a thruster bar facing burpee. I, I don’t know. I, I feel a bit robbed if we don’t see that in the CrossFit games and maybe he throws it back and puts thrusters in the final. And that would be fucking awesome.

Sevan Matossian (11:26):

John, same question to you. Anything that you feel like has to be in there?

John Young (11:31):

Yeah. I mean, I agree with Taylor. I feel like thrusters and burpees is a staple. Those two are staple movements in the CrossFit community. They did ’em in 2007. They’ve never not done them if we’re not doing them now, it’s, it’s, it’s a different, you know, boss said he didn’t want to make this the buys games. And I feel like he’s, he’s gone opposite on that statement cause we haven’t seen any barbell yet. And uh, I think it’s been a balanced test just because we haven’t seen barbell. We’ve done plenty of weightlifting elements as y’all talked about yesterday. But, uh, yeah, I think there needs to be a dead lift. I think there needs to be a row. I think there needs to be thrusters. I think there needs to be burpees, but as far as like what we need to have, I agree with Taylor probably thrusters and burpees, and then they should have those other two elements. And, but uh, if they don’t, it’s not, it’s still been a great games.

Sevan Matossian (12:26):

Oh, when you say those other two, you mean the deadlifts and the row. You mean the burpees and the thrusters,

John Young (12:30):

The deadlift and the row, just cuz I’m, I’m just trying to think of things that we haven’t done

Taylor Self (12:35):

Yet. Jr. I have I roll for

Sevan Matossian (12:37):

Both of you. Give, gimme, gimme one second. Taylor, hold that thought. Uh, Jody Lynn a hundred bucks gonna be an epic day. Great coverage behind the scenes. Thank you very much. T Y VM, I got a question for you. Don’t forget Taylor, what you were gonna ask, uh, Jr. When you guys see T Y VM, is that like, just, is that a normal, uh, acronym or she just, everyone can just make up whatever they want now. Cause I don’t, I I’m, I suck at all these things. I only know LOL. I

John Young (13:01):

Don’t think I’ve never it.

Sevan Matossian (13:02):

Okay, good.

Taylor Self (13:03):

Thank you very much. You can

Sevan Matossian (13:05):

That. Yeah. Yeah. All right, Jody, you, uh, youre welcome very much. Uh, why w VM thank you. When I see you I’ll squeeze you so tight. You’d be like, that was weird. Okay. Uh, Jr. Uh, Taylor has a question for you,

Taylor Self (13:21):

Uh, but well for both, but I one, would you consider this alpaca workout a chipper two? Uh, do you think one of these next two workouts, the final or, uh, event 12 could be a chipper with several elements tying in kind of what we hope to see on the final day, a couple of the few missing pieces left of the puzzle.

JR Howell (13:46):

Uh, first question. No, this is a triplet.

Taylor Self (13:49):


JR Howell (13:50):

To me at least.

Sevan Matossian (13:51):

Oh, oh Kayla, can you bring up the workout? Uh, not a chipper chip, uh, triplet Jr. Says I,

John Young (13:57):

I agree with Jr.

JR Howell (13:58):

And then yes. I still think we could see a little bit more of like a traditional kitchen sink type chipper, maybe with several different barbell movements, because we’re talking about how the barbell has not shown up a ton. You know, most of these athletes have only done what 70 to 80 barbell repetitions. Yeah. Shoulder to overhead was what, 10 to 10 to 18. And then the 63 squat cleans. So I still think we’re gonna get a barbell squat and a barbell pull from the floor. We have done a good bit of hinging. So you got the 45 kettlebell hang cleaning jerks today. They did a ton of sandbag work last night. Um, but I still think that we could see a deadlift and I’m not gonna be surprised at all. If we still see BOS alluded to it, if we still see a throwback repeat like a, like a repeat from one of the earlier years of the games, I know a couple weeks ago on.com maybe last week, the, um, deadlift burpee workout was programmed. The five rounds for time, five deadlifts, 2 75, 10 burpees, something like that. We haven’t seen either of those movements yet. Um, so maybe, maybe an evolution of that workout or just that workout, because one of the other things Bo has mentioned is that the tests don’t need to be grand for the athletes to make the performance grand. And sometimes when you see workouts, they don’t have to look difficult. They could look like something an affiliate would do, but the times that the athletes turn in on those workouts is what’s the most impressive.

John Young (15:36):

I, I don’t think it’ll be just that work. They have to make it heavier because everybody can do that on broken as fast as you can.

JR Howell (15:45):

Yeah, I agree.

John Young (15:46):

It’d be like, let’s you Fran? You know what I mean? Everybody can do that on broken.

Taylor Self (15:51):

I think they’d have to make it heavier and they’d have to incorporate two other scores within the final, if that were the final. Yeah.

JR Howell (15:57):

And traditionally too, like traditionally two on Sundays, at least with Dave, you know, you kind of knew that you were gonna get classic CrossFit for the most part two to three classic CrossFit workouts. But also one of the things that Dave would always do is have a midline test on Sunday, always a midline test. So I still think we could see the yo too.

John Young (16:19):

Yeah. I could see some type of

Sevan Matossian (16:22):

Spring. Hey, we have to, I mean, they measured them for the yo right.

Taylor Self (16:25):

Bo Bo said, yeah. Bo said last night that it was true. They got measured for the yo and they’re still two event announcements left.

JR Howell (16:33):

So like a, so like a deadlift. So like a deadlift yolk would be gnarly on the midline. And it’s not a traditional combination that we see a lot of times it’s like yolk with running or yolk with handstand Walker, yolk with, you know, G HD or something like that.

Sevan Matossian (16:50):

Well, we did see, we did see at the games, the yolk with the, uh, a farmer’s carry that was so heavy that it might as well have been a dead lift. Do you remember that?

Taylor Self (17:02):

Mid oh, Viv or sorry? Uh, strong man’s fear.

Sevan Matossian (17:06):

Yeah. What was the third item? Was there a sled in there? What was the third sled

Taylor Self (17:09):

Or rag a forward sled drag.

Sevan Matossian (17:11):

Yeah. That, what do you think about that? That, that, am I speaking at a turn there? Jr. Do you think that farmer’s carry, you could toss it in there as having some feeling a little bit like a, a one rep Matt max deadlift. I mean, some of the guys are having trouble picking up those, those, uh, implements.

JR Howell (17:27):

Yeah. The Slater logs. Yeah. The Slater logs were, were definitely, I mean, a lot of people would say probably the hardest implement of strongman’s sphere.

Sevan Matossian (17:35):

So they’re not afraid to do what you just said, even though you said that those aren’t characteristically put together the, uh, yolk and the deadlift it’s, it’s not beyond CrossFit.

JR Howell (17:44):

No, not at all. And I just think you look at the musculature they’re taxing and it they’re very similar. So there was a ton of interference there.

Sevan Matossian (17:54):

Uh, Sam crazy generous, uh, donation, dude. Thank you. Um, thank you very much. Very, very, very, very cool. What did I write here? Oh, when, when you’re pushing the sled, um, and, and you’re, and you’re in one direction, you’re unloading it. And then, and then do you reload it up and push it? Do, do the athletes load the kettlebells at any point?

John Young (18:18):

No, they just take two off and then they do clean

Taylor Self (18:21):

Jerks on the way back they load it.

Sevan Matossian (18:23):

They do. Okay. Where should they put the kettlebells and the front of the sled, the back of the sled? Do they have a choice? Is it gonna fill up, do you start with this, the kettlebells and the closest to you further ways or a technique to

Taylor Self (18:35):

That? I, I would think you’d load the kettlebells closest to you. The further away you load ’em the more your sleds gonna want to pick up towards the back. Um, whereas if you have the weight distributed closer to where you’re pushing, I think it’d be a little more efficient

Sevan Matossian (18:49):

It’s it does stay on here. Athletes will start sled loaded. Where does it say that you will reload them after going back to more, uh, okay. Load the sled. Uh, okay. And, uh, and, and that’s a bit of a head fuck, right? Loading the sled as you get, as you, as you end as you, uh, everything getting heavier and harder as you get towards the end of the workout. The last

JR Howell (19:09):

Is really, really creative. Yeah. That the sled gets lighter when you start the workout and then gets heavier on the way back, but it’s just you adding to it, which is cool.

Taylor Self (19:18):

And, and the last 42 feet are gonna be fucking terrible.

John Young (19:23):

Do you think that’ll make the difference that last sled push, whoever can push that, like a, like Barnhart can just beat everybody because of that last sled push type

Taylor Self (19:31):

Deal, without a doubt, it’s gonna be, well, one, the entire workout matters. And, and again, I, I think the balance is great because the legless are gonna be so important, but I think you’re gonna watch those last 42 feet lay out. Like we would watch maybe an overhead lunch in a final from previous years where it’s coming down to who’s pushing the sled and who’s not gonna take a break and, and who can just move it the fastest and hurt.

Sevan Matossian (20:02):

I’m looking to see if I can pull up, uh, Caleb, can we pull? Is that my screen? I’m sharing Caleb. Yeah, no, this one’s mine. Oh, uh, let’s pull up the, uh, the leaderboard, Aaron Cohen, Stephan still period, having problems, understanding this workout, Aaron Cohen, still having trouble spelling and working the keyboard on his computer.

John Young (20:28):

So they start with six ke valves go down to two and go back up to six. Correct?

Sevan Matossian (20:35):

Uh, yes. It, it looks like it goes 6, 4, 6, 4, 2.

Taylor Self (20:39):

They could actually push it almost in the back rack. Like, have you seen athletes in the team division push big Bob or they load the across their upper back.

John Young (20:49):

That’s how I would push it,

Sevan Matossian (20:55):

Load it across their upper back.

John Young (20:57):

No, he’s talking like your head in it.

Sevan Matossian (20:59):

And then on his shoulders like that. Okay. I’m I, I was Ima I was imagining, uh, them, uh, uh, uh, walking backwards, um, that low bar on there, by the way I asked, uh, Boz about that last night and he says, it’s no can do. He says, they, they tried to incorporate it in. He says, it’s just too fucking hard. So they’ll be pushing it just from, uh, the top. It sounds like.

JR Howell (21:21):


Sevan Matossian (21:22):

For those of you haven’t seen the sled, there’s a top bar and then a lower bar welded on. I also asked him the dry weight, um, and I guessed, uh, 70 pounds and he said he didn’t know, but he thought it was heavier than that. And that it is pretty heavy duty. Cause you know, just from afar and obviously it can’t be like this, but that tray looks, uh, like a little flimsy, right. Just from the picture that we’ve seen. It just looks like a,

Taylor Self (21:44):

To me it looks like quarter inch thick steel, which is pretty UN flimsy.

Sevan Matossian (21:49):

<laugh> right. Okay.

JR Howell (21:50):

Yeah. Wait, this is a, you know, this is maybe a small nuance that really doesn’t matter. But I, I think on the way back strategy and watching a heat go and having a coach that I don’t wanna say has like a engineering type background, but knowing where you need to distribute the weight, if the back of the sled starts to come up on the video of them testing it, you can, you can see the, you can see the sled coming up off the ground, them starting to get it going. So if you have someone that can say, okay, on the way back, you need to put the first two in the upper left away from you and then the bottom right corners. And then when you get to the next one, you need to do the opposite. So you need to do upper right corner, bottom left corner. So now you kind of made a little square and then when you get to the last two, you need to put them right in the middle of those four so that you always have an even an even dis um, distribution of surface area. That that makes any sense.

Taylor Self (22:50):

So what you’re saying is Matt Fraser, coach and Mel, and the fact that he’s an engineer, she’s gonna win the workout.

JR Howell (22:55):

That’s exactly what I’m saying.

Sevan Matossian (22:57):

<laugh> uh, Magnus, um, homegrown home. GRN Magnus home, home, home. GRN what happened to the woman’s leaderboard. That’s a great question. Last night, Danielle, Brandon was third on the same point as Emma. Yep. I saw that. And now here we go. Here we go. And now Emma has more points. We’ll be right back to that Magnus action.

John Young (23:17):

This and this is Griffin, right?

Taylor Self (23:19):

There was a scoring

Sevan Matossian (23:20):

Adjustment. Not more than seven seconds, Caleb.

John Young (23:23):

Now he’s not wearing cleats though. I feel like that makes a big deal.

Sevan Matossian (23:30):

Are, are, are the athletes offered cleats? Don’t get us. Don’t get us to a point. Caleb, don’t get us a point. Uh, are, are they allowed to wear cleats? Are, are, does noble give them cleats?

John Young (23:42):

I would assume they’re allowed to wear cleats. They’ve never not been allowed to wear cleats.

JR Howell (23:47):

Yeah. I, I wanna say for, I wanna say last year they were allowed to wear cleats.

Sevan Matossian (23:59):

Hey, did you see the way uh, Giffith put in there? They’re given some by the, uh, shoe sponsor,

John Young (24:07):

Correct? Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (24:09):

Uh, John, he had his head. He didn’t have it. He didn’t have his head far enough in to get it on his back, but he had that position. It was ready to go. The one you were talking about, did you notice that?

John Young (24:19):

Yeah, I feel like that’s the most powerful position as far as pushing the sled, especially something heavy that you can’t just, uh, run with

Sevan Matossian (24:26):

More points of contact on your body. Better, better purchase on the sled. Go ahead. Sorry, Taylor.

Taylor Self (24:30):

No, I also think you can see in the video with them pushing up on that bar through their back as it might cause a sled to tilt forward and pick up from the rear a little bit like we were talking about, um, I don’t know. It’ll be interesting to see leverage, leverage and mechanical advantage, play a huge role when you’re moving. Anything like that.

Sevan Matossian (24:52):

All good points. Uh, can we go over to the leaderboard? Did you guys hear what happened last night? Danielle Brandon was in third place last night and now we

JR Howell (25:00):

Saw the switch spots there. I mean, there could have been a, an scoring dispute or some kind of appeal.

Sevan Matossian (25:06):

Is there anywhere on the, um, on the site where they talk about that?

JR Howell (25:14):

We could ask Mike, is he in the comments

Sevan Matossian (25:16):

Halpin? Oh yeah. That’s a good point. Let’s see if we can. Maybe we can even get Mike on here. Let’s see what we can. Uh, Mike Halpin

JR Howell (25:25):

Also in that video too. I know you can’t watch it fluidly, but there’s a point where you watch, it looks like maybe scuds descending on the rope and she’s letting go and catching with two hands and really small chunks. So she is controlling it, but it’s not a hand underhand descent. So I also will wonder too, how they’re required to descend if it’s a, not hand over hand, but hand underhand technique where they have to just walk themselves down or if they can let go and catch and really, really small increments, as long as they still show control all the way to the pad.

John Young (26:01):

I feel like that’s super risky to do. Yeah. Uh,

JR Howell (26:05):

Well, if we could watch that part of it, it would be cool, but that’s the way she’s doing it. Whoever that testing athlete is,

Taylor Self (26:09):

She’s letting go little by little

JR Howell (26:11):

What? Little by little and just catching with two hands. Yes.

Taylor Self (26:14):

I think that was fee, but in interesting,

Sevan Matossian (26:18):

John, I just saw your text. Uh, can we watch this? The problem is, is that they’ll report us for anything. So even if we’re promoting the games and we show like the video of their alpaca workout, they’ll fucking report us and give us a copyright strike

JR Howell (26:31):

CrossFit. Yeah. That link. Yeah. That link is from an email that I got from CrossFit for the workout of the day, which is yeah. The tomorrow, which is this, this workout for today.

Sevan Matossian (26:41):

Yeah. Okay. Okay. Yeah. And so we, yesterday we thought we were uncovering something, but we actually weren’t cuz that thing was already sent out. I do wanna say this by the way. Uh, we do know that Emily Rolf, uh, had, uh, the two blood clots she had, the surgery was released from the hospital was seen at the venue. But the other gentleman I also saw, uh, saw the master’s athlete who had the, what I, what I think was a stroke. Um, another clotting issue. He is still in the hospital. I read this morning on Instagram that, uh, CrossFit is, uh, helping him out, uh, with all of his travel, helping him with his family, his hotel, they’re doing all the booking for him. And, and he’s very, very, very thankful, uh, that CrossFit is taking care of him. Uh, he is also said he’s, uh, extremely thankful to be in the United States, uh, as opposed to being in Canada when he had this so that he could get immediate, uh, surgery on it. For those of you who thought that you needed insurance to get service in this country, which you never have needed. And, uh, and, and if you wanna fight about, we can, that’ll be Monday show, fuck all you guys up. And, uh, I, I, I hope he’s okay. And I asked that to see if he has a GoFundMe page so we could all, uh, donate it really, really fucking sucks. Um, Mr. Halpin,

Mike Halpin (27:55):

Hello. He’s

Sevan Matossian (27:56):

Gonna push himself down here underneath you. Good morning. Um, and maybe we’ll push trailer J Taylor down here too. Uh, well, I, what happened with the leaderboard Mr. Leaderboard?

Mike Halpin (28:09):

Thankfully I still have it. So, um, a little hard to tell because Danielle’s 15th and then Emma was 33rd on that workout. But when you go to the current data,

Sevan Matossian (28:25):

You’re talking about the sandbag ladder.

Mike Halpin (28:27):


Sevan Matossian (28:28):


Mike Halpin (28:29):

Um, it’s the same. So it’s not last night’s workout. So I’m looking back through to see if they made a, an adjustment on a previous workout, um, to see where that came from, because there’s no change. Uh, Danielle did 200 and went to a tiebreaker. Emma did 180 and went to a tiebreaker. Good. The thing I was thinking at the first is that they were in the same one. It could be the time ship on that tiebreaker. Could

Taylor Self (28:56):

It be other athletes scores got

Sevan Matossian (28:57):

Adjusted. That’s what I was thinking too. Exactly.

Mike Halpin (29:00):

Yeah. Yeah. Um, so we did see last night and it came up with the men and the women. I know Savanna and I were texting with a few folks like John, there was ties, still listed in a lot of the, in a lot of the results because they were just entering like seventh, but it was all of the ladies or men that were all in those tie breakers that were all listed as like seventh or there was multiple that were listed as first.

Sevan Matossian (29:29):

Did Hailey Adam score change since last night? Uh, Mike,

Mike Halpin (29:33):


Sevan Matossian (29:35):

And sorry, so sorry.

Mike Halpin (29:36):

Two parts 78.

Sevan Matossian (29:39):

What was Danielle’s score last night? It currently sits at 7 92,

Mike Halpin (29:45):

Still 7 92 it’s Emma’s score that she Emma’s score. Went up. It’s okay. Emma’s score wa is now 7 97, but it was 7 97 91. She got, yeah, she got six points from somewhere. So two spots. Yeah.

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