#543 – Adrian Bozman | Final CrossFit Games Recap

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Sevan Matossian (00:00):

Just when I think it’s over. Bam we’re live <laugh> it was funny. I, I took a nap for an hour and I was about to, uh, Jorge Ventura had reached out and told us he’d got that new documentary done. Oh,

Mattew Souza (00:12):

Awesome.

Sevan Matossian (00:14):

So I was just gonna about to sit down, watch it. I was like, oh, maybe I should go outside. I think the kids have gotten you. Like, I think for the first three days of the game, the kids were like, oh my God, we miss you now. They’re like, fuck you. Who are you?

Mattew Souza (00:28):

<laugh> they’ve moved on.

Sevan Matossian (00:30):

Yeah. They moved on they a different,

Mattew Souza (00:33):

Oh,

Sevan Matossian (00:34):

Instagram, uh, games. I think what’s weird is when we do stuff like that, I think I, I think I consumed the least amount of media that I’ve well, except, I mean, there was not, I mean, it was just like stuck on CrossFit for a week.

Mattew Souza (01:00):

I know the place we went to eat was like

Sevan Matossian (01:02):

The, oh, hold on. I lost you. I lost you. Something happened. I think you touched something on your head and, and you muted yourself. Pause. I lost Adrian. Oh, I think. Let me see. Are you back Matt? Oh, the sounds of an old man sitting down.

Adrian Bozman (01:32):

I dunno if I’m an old man, just a tired man.

Sevan Matossian (01:35):

<laugh> where is everybody

Adrian Bozman (01:39):

They’re working and I’m slacking. So, you know,

Sevan Matossian (01:44):

Look at, look at that place.

Adrian Bozman (01:48):

Yup. There it is. How is that? The Coliseum is like our, I mean, they already have the floor up. The guys are doing the, like the rigging on the jumbotron. They don’t waste any time, man. It’s already like there in there. It’s crazy.

Sevan Matossian (02:01):

Hey dude, is that grass normally there too? That turf or that, that leaves too.

Adrian Bozman (02:04):

Oh, it’s gone. It’s parking lot. This is literally a parking lot, like

Adrian Bozman (02:09):

Parking lot.

Sevan Matossian (02:10):

Hey, when, when you, have you seen, when you go there and scout the site, is it just a parking lot?

Adrian Bozman (02:16):

Yep. Like we, the first, well, when we come here for production meetings, you have to kind of chalk line it out just to get a sense of the dimensions. Um, I mean, now that we’ve been here for a few years, you kind of know ’em and you have a sense of where it’s gonna be. But

Adrian Bozman (02:33):

Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (02:35):

Adrian, someone was asking me about going to different places and I don’t remember how it happened exactly or what they were saying, but I think they were alluding to the fact that places were chosen based on,

Sevan Matossian (02:50):

I can’t remember what they said, but I said that, I thought that you and Dave, for sure, through the years that you guys have been working together, sort of viewed the, um, locations as canvases, it’s like, Hey, a new location just kind of adds to like, it changes the creativity. Like today I’m gonna pay it with my foot today. Gonna pay with my hand. I mean, do you see when you, I mean, you haven’t had much time, but have you thought about how the games is affected over the years by the location, whether it was at aromas or Carson or at Madison?

Adrian Bozman (03:20):

Yeah. I, I think that you’ve seen that over and over and over at the games. I mean, like we did that Pendleton run that one year. Um, you know, we ranch that one year. Uh, you know, we used all sorts of Santa Monica pier and the beach and all of that. I mean, how can you, if you have a natural feature like that, how, how do you not use it? And I think that was the capital this year. Right. It’s like, dude, mm-hmm

Sevan Matossian (03:45):

<affirmative>

Adrian Bozman (03:45):

How do you not? So it just seems like a missed opportunity. Like a stadium is a stadium anywhere much. Like the inside of a hotel room is the inside of a hotel room anywhere, you know, it’s not white go to travel to stay in a hotel. Right. It’s kind of the same thing.

Sevan Matossian (04:03):

Um, thoughts, are there thoughts about where you’re gonna be next year?

Adrian Bozman (04:07):

Um, not right now and not for me. I’m I’m blasted, man. I am so tired.

Sevan Matossian (04:11):

<laugh> will you actually, will you take some time off?

Adrian Bozman (04:14):

Yeah, big time. I, I, you know, it’s funny. I, um, this might seem insane to some people, but, uh, for years now, um, my wife and I are games, routine, just come home from the games collapse, and then I spend the next week just re-watching it. I still like, literally I will, ah, talk to anybody. I will like mow my grass on my own and I will watch the games and

Sevan Matossian (04:38):

Then study film.

Adrian Bozman (04:40):

Well, yeah, yeah. They enjoy it. And I mean, there’s so many things that I don’t see because I’m too close to it. Sometimes mm-hmm <affirmative> and you go back and you watch it and you’re like, holy shit. Some of that was really awesome. Most of it was so cool.

Sevan Matossian (04:52):

Um, um, that is, that is actually the question. Sorry, say that again. Sorry.

Adrian Bozman (04:57):

Even right now we were having a drink in the, in the room, like celebration toast kind of thing. And they had the highlights from some of the days up and like all of us were gravitating towards it and we were like, oh wow, that’s awesome. I didn’t know that person won that heater, whatever, you know, it’s cool.

Sevan Matossian (05:13):

It, and, and that’s what the question was. It was actually Jr. I just sent him a link and cuz he’s, I think he would love to talk to you, but Jr. Was actually asking, Hey, do they go back

Adrian Bozman (05:22):

Too good? He’s too good.

Sevan Matossian (05:24):

<laugh>

Adrian Bozman (05:25):

Good. No, I, I, I, I was so impressed with him. He’s really done his homework. He’s a smart guy. I

Sevan Matossian (05:30):

I, yes. Um, for some reason your phone keeps cutting out because of some sound that’s in the background there. I don’t know if it’s,

Adrian Bozman (05:41):

Uh, I can try to move somewhere. They’re like,

Sevan Matossian (05:42):

There’s that’s that might be better. That actually helped.

Adrian Bozman (05:44):

Yeah. There’s a leaf blower back there that this guy’s just ripping on. So is this still weird?

Sevan Matossian (05:52):

I just have to be really careful. We don’t talk over each other.

Adrian Bozman (05:54):

Okay. Hold on. I can try to move somewhere else

Sevan Matossian (05:59):

When Jr actually asked that’s how, that’s, how he asked the question. He said, do they go back and rewatch the events to learn about the events and the locations? Um, but going onto what you said about ask about Jr. You were surprised by how well he did his homework. Was there any stuff that he came up with that you’re like, holy shit, I didn’t even that like, wasn’t even my intention to reveal that this guy’s like tapping into my subconscious

Adrian Bozman (06:25):

<laugh>, uh, not, not that I can think of explicitly. Maybe. I don’t know, but not nothing comes to mind like immediately

Sevan Matossian (06:35):

Adrian. I don’t ever

Adrian Bozman (06:36):

Remember. Is that, is the audio better?

Sevan Matossian (06:38):

Yes. Yeah.

Adrian Bozman (06:40):

Cool.

Sevan Matossian (06:42):

Adrian, I don’t re ever remember really. Um, the, I don’t wanna reveal his name. I know he likes to say secret, but the guy who does the programming for.com, uh, working so closely with, um, you and, uh, Dave over the years. I mean, of course I know building up to the game the month before and, and during the games, um, you guys would, would all work very, very closely together because he does a lot more than just programming. I mean, he’s integral to everything forward facing for.com, but, but this year Jr kept proposing that you had to watch.com programming and years passing. When people said that I would kind of like chuckle lake. No, you don’t. But, but it, it seems like maybe you do, like, I just wasn’t paying close enough attention.

Adrian Bozman (07:23):

I don’t think it’s a bad idea, but I mean, me and, uh, this, uh, he who shall not be named. Yeah. We, we don’t, um, you nailed it actually on one of your podcasts. I don’t remember. I mean, you, it’s impossible cuz you put out so much stuff, but um, the, you had a conversation with somebody and you said that it’s kind of like we arrive at the same idea without communicating. Sometimes that happens a lot. Um, but the times that we actually explicitly connect those dots are not that often that, but I will say one that I thought was really cool that we did connect on the dots and it was really important to me was that swim test. The, uh, we put that up as Fridays work out of the day for Saturday, Friday night for Saturday and we put a dry land version on it and I thought it would just be a cool idea because we had everybody at the games do it here. And it was like, well, let’s see how many other people we can get around the CrossFit community to do it too. And so that was fun and that I wanted to coordinate that. But

Sevan Matossian (08:22):

Um, do you think that will become a theme? Um, that every year there’ll be a workout that everyone does?

Adrian Bozman (08:27):

Maybe. I don’t know. It was really hard to pull off. So, uh <laugh> we’ll see. I like the idea though. I think it’s really cool and there’s so many cool stories that come out of it. Um, so it’d be, it’d be fun if we can, if we can do it

Sevan Matossian (08:41):

The, the crossover event at any time, did you consider, um, letting the athletes know like a, a month ahead of time, like, Hey, two weeks, no,

Adrian Bozman (08:51):

You’re outta your mind a month

Sevan Matossian (08:53):

Up a,

Adrian Bozman (08:55):

Come on, you give those guys another night with that. And it would’ve been a completely different story, like one day, uh, advanced notice with that and that would’ve been totally different.

Sevan Matossian (09:07):

Uh, did you consider that?

Adrian Bozman (09:08):

No. No. I mean considered it, but then rejected it. Yes.

Sevan Matossian (09:14):

And uh, because you wanted to see what they could do just with, with that short notice. That was part of it.

Adrian Bozman (09:18):

Yeah. I mean, like, I think we saw that this year where a lot of athletes were stretched in a direction that they weren’t used to being stretched. And a lot of the athletes think that they had a beat on Dave’s rhythm, which that that’s great. They did. Um, but that, it’s a little different now. Um, it’s just the way it’s gonna be. So the job is to create a test that is legitimate and not goofy. I mean, you know, like I think that there is a point where you can put skills out there that are just kind of useless or goofy. Um, but the test should stretch the best. And I think it’s really cool that you saw the best rise to it. I mean, Tia’s still on top. Justin’s still on top yet. Did it look? Not quite like it did in the past were there’s some moments where I think they were having a, a bit of a oh shit. Yes. But they rose to and they adapted and that’s the whole point, right. Is to see who can do that. And they did it so good. Good for them.

Sevan Matossian (10:21):

Um, there was a, there was the games that, uh, in Carson where there was a softball toss and when it was proposed, uh, when it was proposed to Greg

Adrian Bozman (10:30):

Everybody’s favorite event,

Sevan Matossian (10:32):

When, when Greg proposed it to, uh, Dave, I think, um, and you may feel free to correct me if you remember better, differently or better than I do. Greg wanted them to throw right. And left handed and

Adrian Bozman (10:43):

Oh, that’s awesome.

Sevan Matossian (10:45):

And, and Dave, Dave pushed back and he is like, Hey, I, I just don’t want like, oh, this thing to turn into like the next two years of memes of CrossFitters throwing with their left hand and just destroying them. Um, but it is, but I think it is, it’s a, it’s a valid test to be able to throw with your right and left hand, something like that. Could you, is that something that you would put out as a, uh, you would give a hint to, or challenge to? Um, I’m just using an example. If you wanna use your own example, I’d fucking love it, but be like, Hey guys, next year you have one year to be able to be ambidextrous.

Adrian Bozman (11:17):

Well, I don’t know. I don’t think so. I, I don’t know, like when you start getting too specific about things, I think you lose it a little bit and it’s, it’s hard to quantify sometimes where that line is. And, um, I don’t, it’s like pornography, right? Like, you know, when you see it. Uh

Sevan Matossian (11:37):

<laugh> thank you. Great example. I appreciate you knowing your audience. I appreciate you knowing, relating to my audience. He

Adrian Bozman (11:43):

Does. Yeah. <laugh> but, uh, so no, I don’t know. I, I don’t know how far to put that. Like Greg used to talk about the importance of throwing, obviously that’s in that hierarchy and like non-technical climbing and stuff like that, where you’re not looking to be so specialized in that activity, that further development in it is just kind of a dead end, but you want to be competent enough that it plays into the generalist. So the basic body awareness, the basic ability to transmit force through your body and through an, an object, stuff like that. Um, so I think as long as you kind of stick to that, there’s a lot of freedom to play around with it.

Sevan Matossian (12:27):

Um, I love the idea of a 50 foot rope climb that can never happen. Right. Dude, they will fall from it. Right.

Adrian Bozman (12:33):

I love that idea too. Have you seen some of, I think it’s red bull, maybe that does, uh, one of those like super tall ropes and they do it over water usually. And it’s through a platform. So it’s like a, like a suspended platform. I don’t even know what it is and it, and it drops down like 40 feet and you, you start in the water and they climb it up out of the water

Sevan Matossian (12:52):

And

Adrian Bozman (12:53):

Not

Sevan Matossian (12:53):

Everybody. Oh,

Adrian Bozman (12:55):

And it’s awesome. I, I would love to do something like that.

Sevan Matossian (12:59):

We were discussing a giant rope and, uh, Taylor brought this up. I think he said after 25 feet, since most people have never climbed a rope that big there’s a component that starts where you can’t loop the rope under your feet anymore becomes incredibly difficult. Cuz there’s so much rope below you hanging, you know, you can’t pinch it. Sorry. And, and I’d love to see them in that circumstance.

Adrian Bozman (13:19):

Me too, because <laugh> we go back to basics. I could climb that rope,

Mattew Souza (13:24):

Spanish rap,

Adrian Bozman (13:25):

A hundred. Thank you. You nailed it. I could climb a hundred foot rope right now and I’m not that fit, but I know a technique that would maximize my efficiency and it’s basic. And a lot of people skip over that because they’re quote beyond it and it’s like that. That’s cool until you need it.

Sevan Matossian (13:43):

Oh, I see. Like this, like a single under like, Hey, I know, I know three ways better than climbing a rope that are faster than you, unless you hit that random rope. That’s 70 feet tall.

Adrian Bozman (13:53):

Yep. And then what do you do? You, you burn out and you’re, you’re done. Um, yeah, single same, same kind of deal. Or like you see people now, like the game is so advanced for so many people. There’s so many places where people just learn a tipping muscle up, for example, before they can ever do a strict or they learn how to right. Just do these flying dynamic skills before and, and it’s, and that’s fine. But they view it almost as why would I bother to do that first step if I could jump to the third step?

Mattew Souza (14:26):

Yeah. You know, it would be interesting from that. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen it before, but they have these things like an endless rope. So it only comes up about 10 feet. Yeah. I have seen, and then its just feeds into it and it tells you how many feet you’re going. So,

Adrian Bozman (14:37):

Oh, that’d be fun. You just okay. Who last man’s standing. Let’s see how far <laugh>.

Mattew Souza (14:40):

Yes, exactly. And when you fall, it’s only a little, little bit,

Sevan Matossian (14:44):

I just love the idea from a, uh, a photographic, you know, cinema cinemagraphic, uh, spectacle of dudes who are 30, 40 feet in the air and you could take pictures of them and yeah, it would just look hairball. <laugh> the drone shots you could get. That would be nuts.

Adrian Bozman (15:00):

I love it.

Sevan Matossian (15:02):

Um, Adrian, um, we’ve had, uh, movements that change the entire game for the entire community change the whole fitness world. Uh, the hand release pushups, the chest Tobar pullups um, things that just not that they weren’t, they were invented by CrossFit, but when so many people start doing it once because they witnessed it at the games, that’s just what happens. Did any of that happen this year? Did we change? Is the PED peg board game, uh, gonna be different? Are we gonna see a kind of a resurgence in, um, uh, jump roping seminars, things like that you think?

Adrian Bozman (15:36):

I don’t know. I don’t, I mean, that’s not really for me to decide, but I I’ll tell you what’s been really cool is I’ve gotten so many messages from coaches, from affiliate owners, from just regular people that were like, man, it’s so cool to see some of these things highlighted that um, people haven’t thought about in a little while and I’ve actually, I got some really encouraging, uh, messages from people that were like, Hey, I was kind of feeling my training was stagnant, but I’m like fired up to explore again. I’m I’m fired up to like get out of the rut that I’ve been in. Um, so that’s really cool to hear, but as far as like the long lasting impact, like that’s not for me to decide that’s for.

Mattew Souza (16:13):

Yeah. Well to your point boss, I think it’ll be cool because as a affiliate owner, sometimes you’re trying to get people to work on the skills, right? Nobody wants to work on their double unders and it comes up in the open and next thing you know, they got 12 hours and everybody wants to learn. And if you try to warm up with different things like a cross everybody’s like, this is lame. We’re not gonna do it. But now that it’s in the games, everybody’s gonna that door reopens. Now there’s more excitement into practicing and playing with those new, uh, techniques, whether it’s in a warmup or whether it’s in a workout. So that was pretty cool.

Sevan Matossian (16:43):

Uh, Boz, thanks for an amazing games experience as a C CEO, spectator and the picks you took the time to take with me and the demo team today. Oh

Adrian Bozman (16:55):

<laugh> oh, Hey. I said that, uh, if, what, wait, what was, what was the

Sevan Matossian (16:59):

Name on that? Susie? Susie tell

Adrian Bozman (17:00):

I, Susie, I never met. I never, I did meet Susie. I saw her a couple times, but I didn’t know Susie was her name. She was like front row, man. She’s having a great time. And uh, I said that if you didn’t pick that photo that we took with her dude, I was gonna send you a text and, and be like, what the

Sevan Matossian (17:16):

Fuck did she, oh, Susie send me that. Send me that so we can post it.

Adrian Bozman (17:21):

Yeah. For your winner. Right? She’s gonna donate.

Sevan Matossian (17:23):

Oh for the echo bike. Yeah. She didn’t win.

Adrian Bozman (17:26):

<laugh> what do you hate charity?

Sevan Matossian (17:28):

No, no, we, we, we had to pick a Mexican guy. Sorry. DEI council picked him Sango something. Sorry, sorry, Susie. Um, did you hear Ricky get booed in there? That’s I heard some rumors that Ricky,

Adrian Bozman (17:42):

It was mild and it was early. And then after that, I think people were just celebrating what was going on in front of him. Um, I didn’t see it be like a real persistent thing.

Sevan Matossian (17:52):

Hey, let me tell you something of people. I, and maybe Adrian’s gonna tell me there’s no fucking way. If Adrian heard you booing and he was standing there, he’d probably call you out to the field, hand you the microphone and be like, Hey, express yourself. <laugh> you better? You better fucking watch out someone doesn’t call you out for that shit. No, not Adrian. Probably. I mean, this community can get you catch Adrian on a, uh, at the right time. He’s anytime he’s a no nonsense guy.

Adrian Bozman (18:16):

<laugh> yeah. You know, the thing that I’ll tell you what, um, was, uh, weirder to me than that was some of the behind the

Adrian Bozman (18:25):

Scenes, not behind the scenes in the sense that, uh, it was happening here, hold on a second traffic.

Adrian Bozman (18:36):

Uh, but I was getting, um, early in the competition, I was getting a bunch of DMS from people. Um, and this is really unfortunate to me, uh, calling out our decision to allow Russian athletes to compete. And they’re like, you know, how can you support the murder of babies and this and that? And I thought, man, like what a terrible thing for those athletes that have, you know, I I’m a firm believer that, uh, people should not be held accountable for the crimes of their regime that they happen to live under. Uh, you know, it’s a terrible thing to lump that on to somebody who is just trying to live their life.

Sevan Matossian (19:14):

Um, especially a guy who left

Adrian Bozman (19:16):

Correct, uh, sign of that and has sacrificed truly sacrificed so much to come here, uh, to do this. Um, and so that was really disheartening, but the amount of support that he was shown on site was incredible. That guy is so cool, man. I’m telling you, not only is he an absolute Savage, but just the coolest dude. Like despite the fact that I don’t speak any Russian and his English is not good. Like you can feel it. You know what I mean? That guy is he’s the real deal and uh, just a, just the sweetheart of a guy. It’s awesome.

Sevan Matossian (19:51):

And did we ever find out where he is?

Adrian Bozman (19:53):

The support that he got was just so cool, man. Like people love working outta that guy. Um,

Sevan Matossian (20:00):

Adrian, did we find out where he’s gonna, where he’s gonna end up staying, like, uh, they, uh, Sean announced over the live feed on the broadcast that he got a, um, a five year visa.

Adrian Bozman (20:11):

Oh, I wasn’t aware of that. That’s awesome. Mm-hmm <affirmative> no, I don’t know anything about it. That’s cool though.

Sevan Matossian (20:17):

Um, do, do you keep up with the athletes at all? It seemed like something that Dave didn’t really do, um, either and I, and I, it doesn’t seem like what you like. Did you, do you have a, did you have a, uh, do you have any favorites or do you have people who you think are gonna win or do you think about the athletes when you do the, uh, create the workouts?

Adrian Bozman (20:35):

I don’t think about the athletes when I’m, when I’m doing the workout planning. Um, I mean, do I keep like an year in on the sport? Absolutely. Uh, but I don’t, you know, it’s, it’s weird cuz for so many years being in the, um, kind of head judge and officiating role, like my, there was a very kind of rigid, I don’t know what you call it. Professional distance where, I mean, frankly, I don’t think they wanted much to do with me and that’s fine cuz my job is

Sevan Matossian (21:06):

<laugh> right.

Adrian Bozman (21:09):

My job is to keep things straight and that doesn’t always land in their favor. So I get it. Um, so I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know what it’s gonna look like. I mean, I I’d like to think that I get along pretty well with, with anybody most of the time. Um, but as far as like actively pursuing relationships with the athletes and, and uh, that sort of thing, not, not really,

Sevan Matossian (21:32):

Uh, thanks Seon and Susan, I feel like I com I compete competed as I feel like as I came off as an emotional roller coaster, staying up late five nights in a row was, oh, all right. Thank you. Wow. This person stayed up five nights late in a row to, to listen to the interview with you Boz.

Adrian Bozman (21:53):

Oh wow. Thanks. That that’s cool. Hey, what did, how did you guys like that sandbag thing? Like no bullshit, because that was the roll of the dice, man. It was like, it could have gone. Like I knew we had something cuz every time we did it in testing, we did twice. Once it rogue. And then once back a house here with the demo team and you know, there’s always a few people milling around like there’s an equipment guy doing stuff and a signage person doing whatever. And every time we ran those sandbags, no matter what people were doing, they would stop and gather around and just stare at it because it was such a spectacle, you know? And I was like, okay, I think we got something here, but you never know until you do it. Um, so I was, I was really nervous that, that, that wasn’t gonna play well and that the athletes weren’t gonna dig it. But there was a ton of athletes that, that met me at the finish line when they were doing their tie break and they were like, this is awesome, you know? Yeah. That was heartening. But I’m curious to see how cuz you guys, you know, you’re on the other.

Mattew Souza (22:51):

I, I liked it a lot because you know, the athletes are so proficient at the lifts. Now you’re either gonna make it or they’re not, they all know their numbers. Right. But not a lot of ’em have probably touched those bags as how heavy they got. And there was so much drama through the middle of the lift. Like they would get it to the lap. You would hear the hands, the crowd would go crazy. They would get it here. You would think they’re not gonna make it at all. And somehow they would complete the lift, get the, go from the judge and go. So I really liked it because it got to showcase their strength in a different way. But the drama aspect of it was really cool. So I, I was a fan of that. I was a fan of that event.

Adrian Bozman (23:24):

They were smoked coming off the field too. Like you think they was like, you know, 8, 9, 10 efforts. The last three or four were like max efforts for like 20, 30 seconds. I mean, that’s a lot of time

Sevan Matossian (23:36):

On dude. I Cole Sager Cole Sager. I would love to have seen someone do like whatever. However you check someone’s neurological system. After that, his final lift. That’s the show. He he’s a Savage.

Adrian Bozman (23:46):

All of those guys are, I mean like Danny Spiegel’s last lift I’m

Sevan Matossian (23:50):

Oh,

Adrian Bozman (23:51):

Unbelievable. I just, uh, I don’t know what the ceiling is for her, you know, like that I, I was blown away by that. It was so cool.

Sevan Matossian (23:58):

Someone should have yelled drag out it. Well, keep, we’ll give you a thousand pound dollars for every extra bag you go and just let her just go, start collecting grand at a time.

Adrian Bozman (24:08):

<laugh>

Sevan Matossian (24:09):

Uh, I thought it was brilliant, uh, to, to, to be, um, honest. I like the, uh, the showmanship showmanship of it. I like the way they come out. One by one. I like the way it went longer. Sometimes lift events are too short for me. Yeah. I kinda like the way it dragged out. I like the different color bags. I like the way the guys sit around and we get to see them kind of posture on each other in front, on each other. Um, I liked it that the three 50 bag came out. I was, I like the show of it. Like, and uh, and then as far as the lifting part, I learned to appreciate that there’s that jujitsu, uh, aspect of it that Justin Maderas was, was doing, which is there’s he had a really, really interesting technique to submit the bag. So to say, get it into its submission and then fuck you. Yeah. And I just, I like that, like that, uh, that piece,

Adrian Bozman (24:51):

I think what was crazy too, is the difference in body types. I mean, your boy MES was crushed at the beginning there. I mean, I couldn’t believe how fast he got that thing to the shoulder. Uh, and then also Nick Matthews.

Sevan Matossian (25:04):

Oh, mm-hmm

Adrian Bozman (25:05):

<affirmative> I mean, dude, you look at him, you pick, you line those guys up and you say which one of these guys is gonna lift a 340 pound sandbag. It ain’t on, on site. You know what I mean? It crazy to me the, just the, yeah. I, I don’t even know what to say about that. It was wild

Sevan Matossian (25:21):

That dude should go home and be like that, that dude’s star like skyrocketed Nick Mac. Yeah.

Adrian Bozman (25:27):

Wins the skill event. And then he wins the sandbag event. Like what a crazy range to have.

Sevan Matossian (25:33):

Yeah. Um, Boz, I’m glad there was a sandbag ladder instead of a barbell squat clean ladder. Thanks for changing it up. Mike sauce.

Adrian Bozman (25:42):

No problem, man. My pleasure. I’m glad it played out. Well,

Sevan Matossian (25:45):

Mike, I hope you’re on the sauce with a name like that. I hope you’re all sauced up.

Mattew Souza (25:50):

Pause. Which que which event were you most nervous about before it started now that we know ’em all another over like preemptively, like as you wrote it, as you were coming into the weekend, which one were you most nervous about? And then as it got closer, logistics wise,

Adrian Bozman (26:04):

All of I, yeah, that’s hard. I don’t know about most. I mean, there’s so many that could have gone so differently. The, um, the capital was really tough just because of the range that we covered and so many opportunities for so many things to go wrong with that one, just because, you know, like it’s so spread out mm-hmm <affirmative> so that was anxiety inducing <laugh> and then, uh, the pool for a different reason. It’s funny because that workout is so simple. Right? You look at it on paper, you’re like, okay, you’re gonna, you’re gonna swim. You’re gonna row some calories. But the integration to get all of our stuff there to integrate with the pool system, to get the busing schedule, right. To integrate that with the rest of what was going on in camp, on campus to keep that train rolling. I mean, again, that was another one that could have fallen apart so easily. And once you’re off track the compound, would’ve been just like, mm-hmm, <affirmative> forget it. Like if you’re off one heat, it’s like, well that’s another two hours through the day now playing catch up. Um,

Sevan Matossian (27:06):

Jack and Alstrom and Emma McQuaid were also did some freaky shit. Let those, like, I was like, what the fuck are you guys doing? Yep. They were so impressive.

Adrian Bozman (27:14):

Yep.

Sevan Matossian (27:16):

Uh,

Adrian Bozman (27:17):

Anyway,

Sevan Matossian (27:18):

Uh, luck, lucky, uh, camera straps, uh, Adrian, the entire weekend was amazing. Congratulations, Boz, thanks to you and the entire games team for all the hard work.

Adrian Bozman (27:26):

Thanks man. Just trying to make it awesome. That’s really what it’s all about.

Sevan Matossian (27:31):

The, the games there was a, um, I like the, I learned something about media today that I always I’ve known for a while now that I just keep learning over and over and over the games open. Pretty tough. You guys had event one and it was like, holy fuck. Like, like, well I forgot like, like yeah, right. Every the fucking we lost count. I mean, through the whole weekend, there’s always one jackass. Who’s saying, uh, Ricky, Gerard only did for laps. Um, there’s just, it was a, but it, it reminded me of how Trump used Twitter. Like who cares if I fucked up over here, I’m just gonna fuck up over here or do something over here right away so that you don’t even remember what the fuck happened over there. I call this 2022, the Trump games. I mean, you know what I mean?

Sevan Matossian (28:13):

It was just like one, you saw me fall down the stairs over here. So over here, I’m gonna throw a rock at the last living koala bear. You forget about my falling down the stairs over here. Um, it was amazing how quickly people forgot. Oh, that’s um, the, the bike thing, because it was literally, it was, I mean, you could even be accused of being a fucking genius. Like I’m purposely gonna set the bar really low. And then just from the there up, just go up lawnmower. Oh, oh. Was that bill Henneger? Was that the Dawn?

Adrian Bozman (28:45):

No, but I’m going to go see bill and Katie next. You guys, I’m gonna go

Sevan Matossian (28:50):

Say goodbye, bill and Katie. Hey, would you kiss the ring for me too? Yes. Thank you. Just double kiss it. And if they say, Hey, what are you doing? And be like that one’s for that second one’s for seven proxy.

Adrian Bozman (29:01):

Yeah, no problem.

Sevan Matossian (29:03):

Um, uh, so, so that bike event, what there was, there was, there was no that they were responsible for counting the laps and, and that’s where it went sideways.

Adrian Bozman (29:14):

Yeah. A hundred percent.

Sevan Matossian (29:15):

You never thought for a second. Oh shit. Someone’s gonna forget counting. This can turn to a nightmare. So as that started unfolding where you just like, oh God, what the fuck? We,

Adrian Bozman (29:22):

We thought that, and that’s why we told them, Hey, it’s count to five. It’s on you guys. We’re gonna do our best. But if the pack spreads out and you either get lapped or you’re lapping people, it’s gonna be really difficult. So yeah, you guys need to be accountable for that. Um, so

Sevan Matossian (29:44):

How do you end up at the end? Figuring it out. You have a stationary camera locked off and someone has to watch it and see every person go by.

Adrian Bozman (29:50):

No, uh, we actually right over there. Yeah. They exited see where that car, uh, that car is. Yeah. Mm-hmm <affirmative>.

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