#665 – Devyn Kim

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

The perfect dancer. Bam. We’re live. Jack. Good morning. Why ain’t nobody here? I don’t know. Good morning, Kev. Craig. Good morning Michelle. Good morning. And finally Paul. Good morning. Exciting guest this morning. Devin Kim

Caleb Beaver (00:22):

Yesterday, I’m sorry about

Sevan Matossian (00:24):

This. Yesterday when I started exciting for a bunch of reasons, cause I’ve known her forever. Her dad’s been in the CrossFit space forever working events. But we’ll get into that. Yesterday when I started talking about my haircut story, the whole reason why I was telling the story, I forgot to tell. I got stuck on the fact that the lady thought I was handsome, which was overwhelm me. Javier, Christian, Corey Tank top, Todd, Jessica. Oh, good morning. So I get in there and I was saying it’s just the one lady cutting my hair. And then the receptionist and they right away are like, No, you can’t shave your head. They didn’t even ask me. They just start telling me that my hair is too good. And then this lady walks in and she kind of looks like a low rent version of one of the ladies from one of those housewife shows.


She’s got the really long dye black hair, really straightened, the big old fake bolt on hammers. I kind kind of glance over at the big old lips. Yeah, the crazy lips. She’s like Patrick’s version of her. And she starts asking this lady for a haircut. And the lady’s like, No, we’re almost closed. And I have to pick my daughter up. And she goes, I don’t even want a haircut. And I’m talking to the receptionist. She started getting snooty cuz she was talking to the receptionist about wanting a haircut. But the lady who’s the only one there cutting hairs, I’m so sorry, I can’t. And she’s like, I only first

Caleb Beaver (01:41):

Thought this is a super cuts.

Sevan Matossian (01:42):

Super cuts. Yes, I know. And she’s like, I only want a hair wash. And I’m listening to this. So the lady’s like playing with my hair and telling me ideas of how to cut it. And she goes, Your hair is so thick. And I go, Yeah. And she goes, No. It’s like your hair’s unbelievably thick. I’m like, Yeah. And I go, I haven’t washed it in five months. And I said it kind of loud cuz I was wanted to see how the Beverly Hills Housewives of Beverly Hills lady. And I heard her give, I heard her from, I couldn’t see her give an audible gas. Cause once I heard her say that she was in there just for a hair watch. And what’s crazy is I said to the lady who’s cutting my hair, I’m like, Hey, does it matter? Do you care that I haven’t washed my hair in five months? And she looked, she and I, and I can see her in the mirror and she looks at her hands and she goes, As long as I don’t have any open sores,

Caleb Beaver (02:40):

<laugh>, she’s gonna be a tetanus style and she’s

Sevan Matossian (02:43):

Gonna wash hair. I do like it thick. That is a hundred percent true. Matt, good morning, Patrick Clark. Good morning. Can’t wait for all of you to get to know Devin. Yeah, she’s a cool chick. I remember her as being a young girl and then I saw her recently at the ranch and I couldn’t believe her demeanor. A full blown adult. Brandon, Good morning, Jay Harle. Good morning, Jeff Beko. Good morning, Devon Kim, good morning.

Devyn Kim (03:12):


Sevan Matossian (03:13):

Good morning to everyone. Barbell spin. Good morning. Hey, thanks for doing this.

Devyn Kim (03:17):

Yeah, of course.

Sevan Matossian (03:20):

Dude, you’re at Invictus

Devyn Kim (03:22):

<laugh>. Yeah, I’ve been there for three years, four years, five years. I don’t know, it’s been a while.

Sevan Matossian (03:29):

<laugh>. What an amazing pedigree and powerhouse Jim. What a, Yeah, just chugging along. In the early days it got a shitload of notoriety. And now, not that it doesn’t get notoriety, but it’s more just like a staple. It’s just there. Yeah.

Devyn Kim (03:47):

Yeah. No, it’s an amazing gym. I’ve been there, I’ve been training with Invictus on their programming for about four or five years now. But I recently moved down about a year and a half ago to be full-time there, train there full time. And it’s insane what that kind of community can do to not only their physical abilities, but mentally. Mentally too. Excuse me. It’s amazing. I’ve changed as an athlete in the last year and a half. I don’t know if it was also due to moving out and being on my own. Obviously I’m only 20 years old, but that was a big step for me. And having everybody there at that gym, having that community really just transformed me into a first off, better person too, but just a way better athlete as well.

Sevan Matossian (04:36):

So you’re only 20, but in one of those photos I see in one of the photos when you’re on the podium where you did podium in the 2022 CrossFit games, which is insane. Congratulations. Thank you. You’re holding a bottle. I don’t think that’s Apple cider <laugh>, I think. Look

Devyn Kim (04:54):

At that.

Sevan Matossian (04:55):


Devyn Kim (05:02):

Yeah, they were pressing down. Who wants it? So I was just like I think Jorge or Josh did the whole spray thing. But I was just like, hey, the 20 year old can take the champagne. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (05:12):

Is Jorge even is Jorge even 21? Yeah.

Devyn Kim (05:16):

Jorge’s like the second oldest one. He’s like 27 or 28.

Sevan Matossian (05:19):

My god, he looks like a baby.

Devyn Kim (05:21):

I know. He’s just without a beard. He’s a complete baby face.

Sevan Matossian (05:25):

Yeah, baby was just stacked with more muscle than anyone.

Devyn Kim (05:29):


Sevan Matossian (05:31):

Do you remember back in the day, by the way, when I recently ran into you at the ranch? Yes. A few months ago. I couldn’t even place you. But I remember thinking, I’m 50, I have a lifetime of accolades. I have an ego the size of a fucking Mount Everest. And you had such confidence around me and I was like, fuck, where can I buy some of this <laugh>? I was like, her parents would be so proud of her. You walked right up to me. You said hi, You gave me a hug, you chatted me up. I was like, who is this girl? And then when I finally put it together, I’m like, Oh my God, this is the little girl I remember seeing around in the early days at regionals.

Devyn Kim (06:15):


Sevan Matossian (06:16):


Devyn Kim (06:17):

Right? I know. It’s insane. I was actually just talking I was talking to my parents cause obviously I told them I saw you and all that and they were like, You haven’t seen Sivan in since you were a little baby, baby as in 10 years old. 10, 11 years old.

Sevan Matossian (06:33):

Well I do remember the last time I saw you and someone had to be like, Dude, that’s Devin Kim. It was at the regionals. Someone told me you were 16 years old there and you were doing the demo. Yes. And they completely empty venue with all, So all the best athletes in the world looking at you. Cuz that regional was insane. Yeah. Dan Bailey’s, the Josh Bridges, I mean everyone was there. The Valerie Als and you were up there with Adrian or down there, they’re all looking down on you and it’s just the two of you. You could have heard a pin drop. And Adrian’s giving you orders to do movement demos. And I remember Tyson old Roy bump me, he goes, Dude, that’s Devon Kim. I’m like, what? <laugh>? That was nuts. How did you get that gig?

Devyn Kim (07:26):

So obviously my parents worked for CrossFit and so my dad I don’t even remember how it came about. I don’t know if it was Dave that asked him or reached out to him or if it was Adrian, but three years in a row they needed another person for the demo team. And obviously my dad was always like, Yeah, my daughter can do it. Devin will do it. And obviously I was there at all the regionals. I wasn’t competing. I was a little adolescent. I was 14 years old. <laugh>. But yeah, so I did that for three years in a row. And I can’t remember exactly how it all came about, but it was super cool to be able to do that.

Sevan Matossian (08:06):

Were you nervous up there or down there with all the eyes on you and you’re setting the standard for the movements and it’s Adrian Bosman being like, Do this, do this.

Devyn Kim (08:16):

I’m gonna be honest, I probably was. But it’s also, I don’t know. It was cool. I, I’ve been a part of this community for a really long time so obviously all those names to me were everyone. I looked up to Dan Bailey back then,

Sevan Matossian (08:34):

Brooke and all, I mean Emily Abbott, I mean that those events be stacked.

Devyn Kim (08:42):

So it was nervewracking, but I don’t know, it was just cool. I knew that wasn’t the first time I ever met Adrian either. So it’s, I kind of knew him already or we mutually knew each other through people so it wasn’t as I thought it was gonna be cuz it’s fun. I love that stuff. Like this kind of this thing. I love it. I love CrossFit

Sevan Matossian (09:04):

<laugh>. Yeah, you didn’t look nervous. And even at 16, I mean don’t get you completely looked like you belong. I don’t think anyone who didn’t know you was like, who’s this little girl? I mean you were already performing a woman and Adrian is I don’t wanna say he’s two different people, but off the field he’s so happy. Go lucky, anything goes. Yeah. But on game day he’s a bit of a monster. Yeah, he’s serious as a heart attack.

Devyn Kim (09:39):

Very serious. <laugh>. Okay,

Caleb Beaver (09:41):

I found this on the web first. That a heart attack. Check it

Sevan Matossian (09:44):

Out. No, no thank you. Siri. Wow

Devyn Kim (09:47):

Sir. Okay.

Sevan Matossian (09:50):

Wow. Did I say anything that sounded like Siri or she just paranoid about heart attacks am myocarditis these days.

Devyn Kim (09:55):

She’s probably just paranoid back these days. She’s gonna call 9 1 1 for you. <laugh>,

Sevan Matossian (10:03):

By the way. Caleb. Devon. Devon. Caleb,

Devyn Kim (10:05):

Nice to meet you.

Sevan Matossian (10:09):

My most memorable things about Invictus were, and by the way, for those of you who never got to go to that venue, the Delmar venue was so special. It was second to the games only because of the crowd size. But besides that, it was the greatest venue for any regional breakaway, anything I’d ever been to. It felt like a county fair. The crowds were massive. Vendor village was cool as shit. There was tons of parking. The weather was perfect. The lighting inside the gym and the open air feel to it, even though it was covered was it was the best. I could only imagine being a 14 year old kid running around there. It must have been so cool. But I remember Invictus had these massive crowds there and they all wore green.

Devyn Kim (11:00):

It’s the sea of green <laugh>. Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (11:05):

And they would do this tunnel for Josh Bridges and maybe they did it for their other athletes too, where the 50 people or a hundred people that Invictus would bring. You can see them in the back there. Did you see? Yeah. Yeah. They would build a tunnel of, I think they called it the tunnel of love.

Devyn Kim (11:21):

Tunnel of love. Oh I like

Sevan Matossian (11:23):

That. And Josh would run through it.

Devyn Kim (11:25):


Sevan Matossian (11:26):

Do you remember that?

Devyn Kim (11:28):

I can’t remember. No, I can’t remember. But I always remember the Sea of Green was always on that back that back bleacher. You had the big two side ones that were for the event and then the bleachers that they put back there just for the regionals. I remember Steve Green was always back there before I was even with Invictus. I like my first couple regionals. Obviously I wasn’t with them but I remember always seeing that and be like, Who is that? Who’s Sea of Green? Who’s Invictus? I was always super intrigued by them. Cuz having that community there at a regional is just insane. It was super cool to see that

Sevan Matossian (12:07):

You started at a powerhouse gym. CrossFit overload, powerhouse in the sense, not for games athletes, but it was a super community gym. Yes. Everyone knew it. It was the perfect example of a community gym. And then you moved inland or sorry, sorry. And that was inland in California and then you moved to the coast I don’t know, 50 miles to San Diego to Invictus, which is downtown San Diego in just a few blocks from the ocean.

Devyn Kim (12:39):

Yeah. Just down in downtown.

Sevan Matossian (12:42):

How was that move? And you just said you did that two years ago?

Devyn Kim (12:45):

Yeah, a year and a half last it after, it was after West Coast Classic last year, after our first team made it, we were like, okay, we didn’t expect to make it to or we expected to make it to games. But going into that season, we had three. So there was three new people from Invictus on that team and then including me. So we didn’t really know what to expect. So once we made it, I was like, okay, this is game time. This was my first time making it back to games since I was a teenager. So I was, school was still online for me. So I was like, this is the time that I need to move down there, make that transition to really up my training. So it was honestly easy. Obviously it was hard leaving my parents that I haven’t lived with them obviously my whole life. The nice thing is I’m only an hour drive away, which my mom loves <laugh>. But it’s been good. I mean, I love being out here on my own. Obviously it’s downtown San Diego, you can’t really complain. You have the beach five minutes away from you. Amazing hikes down here. So I love it.

Sevan Matossian (13:56):

Your mom is on the affiliate team

Devyn Kim (14:00):

So Yeah, she was. And then when Eric came in, when the whole new transition came in she got laid off and then she still,

Sevan Matossian (14:08):

Me too, me too. Tell her if she needs a shoulder to cry

Devyn Kim (14:11):

On. I’m as they all did. But she, so she still works with CrossFit. Paula and them do stuff still for games, but she’s not with HQ anymore.

Sevan Matossian (14:21):

Okay. So she did her and Paula do work together?

Devyn Kim (14:25):

Yeah, they do. What do they do? They’re still, they do all the flights and everything, all the hotels and flights. Kind of what they did for games too, but not the Philly side anymore.

Sevan Matossian (14:37):

For those of you who don’t know, I would nominate Paula Grava is probably one of the greatest employees CrossFit ever had and probably one of the biggest losses the affiliates have ever sustained without even knowing it. She basically knew more affiliates than probably anyone, her and Kathy Glassman. And now Paul, Paul is running a really successful business out of Nashville and I she’s doing Greg Glassman’s huge event in February, the Broken science event.

Devyn Kim (15:10):


Sevan Matossian (15:10):

She is? Yeah. And when I heard that, I was so happy to hear that they were working together again. Yeah,

Devyn Kim (15:15):

Yeah, me too. That’s awesome. Here I did not know

Sevan Matossian (15:17):

That. Yeah. And Jordan Gravatt was one of the top filmmakers over there at CrossFit. Yeah. Yeah. What a great family.

Devyn Kim (15:24):

Oh, I know.

Sevan Matossian (15:26):

So you go to Invictus and they have a big stable of, I dunno if this is the word, games, aspirants people who aspire to go to the games.

Devyn Kim (15:40):

Yeah, no we

Sevan Matossian (15:41):

Do. How big is that group?

Devyn Kim (15:44):

Ooh, it’s

Sevan Matossian (15:46):

Anyone who wants to go. Do you think it’s 20, there’s 20 or 30 people there who want to go to the games?

Devyn Kim (15:52):

Thirty’s a little push. Okay. There are 30 people who probably definitely wanna go to the games. I’ll be honest. There are definitely 20, 30 people who want to We got a big group of training people right now though. We just added a few new people are starting to come down and train with us. So it’s super cool to see that community grow at Invictus. We do have this class called a competition class aside from our normal group classes. And then we have our training but there are a lot of athletes in that competition class who are phenomenal and they’ll go to Guap Poo and all this stuff to try to just gain more experience. And I think there definitely a handful of people from that class just there that will eventually become games athletes, which I think is super cool. And then you have our whole training aspect. See all those people right there. It’s an awesome community that we have down there and it just is gonna keep growing and I love it. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (16:51):

The guy on the far right with the Yeah, right there. Where the arrows on him that

Devyn Kim (16:56):

That’s Lalo.

Sevan Matossian (16:58):

Oh he looks so familiar. I didn’t recognize

Devyn Kim (17:00):

Him. Love Torres. You’ve probably have you. No, he wasn’t there that weekend. I’m not sure. You might have seen him on somebody’s story or something. He was on the team, the B team last year for Invictus at Granite Games. And then he went to Italy too. So he’s, he’s done a few competitions.

Sevan Matossian (17:23):

Tell me going back, your parents started CrossFit first, right? Yes. And they pulled you into it. Can you go back to that, how old you were and what that was like? You were eight years old?

Devyn Kim (17:35):

I was eight years old. It was the summer right after I just turned eight. My parents started I think either the beginning of that year of 2011 or the end of 20, 20 10. I can’t remember exactly but me and my brother started in the summer of 2011. I was eight years old <laugh>. And so we started off just doing the kids classes and stuff like that and we just fell in love with it. We obviously got super close with everybody at the gym, Paula Jordan, all them. So it was just kind of a big family to us. And me and my brother just started growing. We started doing the teens class and then, cuz it was super cool that gym had a kids’ class. And then after that you had a teenage class so you weren’t a little baby anymore, but you could do heavier movements. So then we started doing that and then obviously we just went to the big group classes and stuff like that. So yeah, we’ve just been doing it for a while and it’s just, I love it.

Sevan Matossian (18:37):

I wonder this about my own kids. I don’t think my kids have ever been, and my kids train a lot all day, every day it feels like. But I don’t think that they’ve, And my oldest son had just turned eight. I don’t think he’s ever been to the pain cave. I think the closest thing he’s been to is when they have to run sprints in tennis, it’s their line sprints. They’re like back and forth. You touch a line and it’s a short distance away than you come back. Then it’s a little further. You come back and sometimes and they do those with the whole class. So it’s a race <affirmative> and it’s probably, it takes 20 seconds to run one of those. And the most they’ve ever run in a row is three. Yeah. Do you remember the first time you went to a place where, and little kids get pretty dramatic. They’ll be like, I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe or shit like that. Yeah. Do you remember the first time you started flirting with the pain cave? Oh

Devyn Kim (19:38):

Yeah, I think so. The first time I can remember it was, by

Sevan Matossian (19:44):

The way, this has never been talked about in the history of the world. Ladies in general. Yes. No

Devyn Kim (19:48):


Sevan Matossian (19:48):

Never, no one’s ever talked about the first time kids have gone to a pain cave. That’s why you listen to this podcast. We’re here with Devin Kim. Okay.

Devyn Kim (19:57):

It was the open, I wanna say it was my very first open that I qualified for the games. Cause I

Sevan Matossian (20:04):

Remember so, okay, so that’s good for me to hear. So years went by before you really go there.

Devyn Kim (20:09):

Oh no, no, no, no. That was the one time I remember.

Sevan Matossian (20:12):

Oh okay.

Devyn Kim (20:13):

<laugh>. That was the first time I remember. I remember when I was a kid doing it when I was eight or nine. I can’t remember any of that. That’s been a long time Sivan. But I definitely know that when I was 10 or 11 I went there because that was the very first time I ever threw up


In a workout. Wow. Yeah, I remember it was a Saturday morning cuz it was like I never do morning classes back then I never did morning classes unless it was a Saturday 9:00 AM So I remember it was a Saturday 9:00 AM at class and I had never thrown up in a workout before. This was before any games or anything. So I knew I was young. I was probably 10, 11, 12. And I remember it was after the workout, it was running wall balls, pull ups and something else and it ended on a run. And I went outside and vomited after and I was like young <laugh>, I’ve never thrown up in a workout before. So that was the first time that I can remember throwing up and going to that place. But mentally there’s still this one workout that screwed me up. <laugh>. And I remember exactly which one it was the open workout where it was dumbbell snatches and burpy box jump overs. And I think it was just that it was one of the opens I can’t remember which event it

Sevan Matossian (21:36):

Was. And you were young. You were young when you did that also? Yeah. Okay.

Devyn Kim (21:39):

Yeah, it was my first open that qualified me for the CrossFit games.

Sevan Matossian (21:43):

So you were 14? Yeah, I was 14. That was the year you took seventh?

Devyn Kim (21:47):


Sevan Matossian (21:48):


Devyn Kim (21:49):

Yeah. So the year I took seventh at games, I remember doing that workout in, I went unbroken cuz my dad told me, he’s like, Devin, you’re gonna go unbroken on all these dumbbell snatches. And I was like, I think our weight was only 20, it wasn’t 30. But for me I was like 50 dumbbell snatches at the end of a workout to go unbroken. So I remember doing that and I was just like, I shut my brain off. I think that last 40 15, 50 15, my eyes were shut the entire time. I did not know where I was, but my dad just kept telling me to go, go, go. And I just shut my mind off and just went <laugh>. And at the end of that workout I jumped over my last box jump and I tumbled. I tumbled on the ground, my head almost hit the rig that was right behind me. It was a fun thing to see. <laugh>,

Sevan Matossian (22:45):

Your dad must have been so proud when you threw a, I’m so

Devyn Kim (22:48):

Proud. He was like, At least you want a broken. And I was like, that’s all that mattered, <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (22:53):

I actually, it’s not. Thank you, Ka, thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you seven. Brilliant. Thank you. I appreciate it. <laugh>. I stroked the ego. I do remember one time, actually, it’s not fair about a year ago I had a Avi, he was seven at the time, had a bunch of friends over and I had them do a hundred burpees for time and Avi did it in four 40 and he didn’t look so good.

Devyn Kim (23:19):

<laugh> for a few minutes. Yeah, that a hundred burpees will definitely get somebody the open workout where it was the burpee to a touch that was also, that’s not fun. <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (23:29):

So why did your parents go into a CrossFit gym, by the way? I love your parents. They’ve always been so nice to me. They always greet me with a smile. They always have greeted me with a big hug. You come from a great lineage. Why did your parents walk into CrossFit overload?

Devyn Kim (23:46):

When did they,

Sevan Matossian (23:47):

No. Why?

Devyn Kim (23:51):

That’s a good question. I’ve never asked them that. <laugh>. I think they just saw it one day and was super intrigued by it. My parents, my dad has been in sports his whole life, so is my mom. So I think they just wanted to find something else to do rather than just normal globo gym stuff now that in their adulthood. So I think they found CrossFit and then fell in love with it. The rest of us did.

Sevan Matossian (24:15):

That’s overloads in Temecula, California. And that’s sort of a motorcycle like Mecca, right? Temecula?

Devyn Kim (24:23):


Sevan Matossian (24:24):

All kinds of motorcycles. Everything. Motorcycles, motor

Devyn Kim (24:28):

Offroading. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (24:29):

Lots Offroading. Were your parents into that? The Offroading?

Devyn Kim (24:34):

We all, we go to the desert every year. My parents were actually in the desert last year or not last year. Last week. <laugh> we, my brother has a, or he’s gone through three or four dirt bikes, let me tell you. But he’s had dirt bikes, We have those can-am four wheelers. We have a bunch of those. So I mean we’ve done it our entire lives. I grew up going to the desert so my brother actually used to race motocross. So we’ve kind of just always grown up in that too. So it’s kind of cool that that area kind of goes with us and there’s, there’s deserts only two, three hours from here. So it’s super convenient being able to go there. That’s why we go as much as we do.

Sevan Matossian (25:19):

I wonder, the reason why I ask that is I wonder, I would bet if I had to bet that it was someone in that community who told them, Hey, you should try CrossFit

Devyn Kim (25:29):

<laugh>. Yeah, probably. Honestly. Yeah. I honest I can’t remember. That’s something I should ask them because I do wanna know why they started getting into it. Cuz I mean that’s the reason that I did. But I can’t remember, I just know that they started going, my mom was like, Oh yeah, me and your dad are trying this new thing called CrossFit. And I was like eight years old. I was like, I don’t know what that is. Or I was actually seven at the time they started, cuz I didn’t start until a couple months later and I seven year old me, I probably don’t care what my parents are doing, <laugh> just like, okay, bye. Does that mean I have the house to myself?

Sevan Matossian (26:03):

Yes. Did you push back at all?

Devyn Kim (26:07):

No, not at

Sevan Matossian (26:07):

All. I’ve wanted just like, okay, sign me up.

Devyn Kim (26:09):

Yeah, well so at that time too, I was also in gymnastics, like tumbling. So I was doing tumbling for about a couple months before or a couple months. I was doing it for a year and then a couple months into it I was doing CrossFit as well. And my parents got to a point where they were like, All right, you need to choose between CrossFit or gymnastics. Which one do you wanna do? And I was CrossFit all the way. So then I stopped doing that and then just was like, All right, I’m doing CrossFit now. And I didn’t think anything of it back then. I didn’t think that I was gonna compete or become good or anything like that. I just loved it. And I was like, Yeah, I wanna do CrossFit over sports. I didn’t really know that sports could take you as far as they did back then. I was just like, whatever sounded fun to me. Whatever I wanted to do, I was gonna do it. I didn’t think of a future of any, I didn’t think I would have a future in it at all. So I just started doing it cuz it was fun and I liked it.

Sevan Matossian (27:07):

<laugh> you took a seventh, a second, a fourth and a fourth, you went to four CrossFit games as a kid. Let’s start at the first one. Was there any pressure for you to make it that first year you competed? When you did the open at 14, Were you like, Hey, I want to go to the games, or did you just stumble into it?

Devyn Kim (27:28):

No, honestly I did. I stumbled into it. Everyone always says like, Oh, were you training? I didn’t start training for that cross of games until I made it. I didn’t even realize I was gonna make it. I think this was the first year that I realized I could qualify. Cause my parents were like, Okay, you can now qualify for this. Let’s do the open, let’s sign up let’s record your videos, everything. And I was like, Okay, let’s do it. And obviously there was a little more pressure to kind of wanna make it, but at that point I didn’t really know where I was standing with all the other girls. I had no idea. So I was like, let’s do the open, let’s see what happens. And I did it and I made it and I was like, All right, this is time. Let’s start training. Cause I didn’t know there’s a big difference between just day to day training and CrossFit games, training, training, whether you’re 14, whether you’re 24, there’s still that same, you still have to have that same mentality, that same determination. So once I made it, I was like, okay, this is time. Let’s start training for this because this isn’t gonna be easy if I keep training group classes. I was, it’s a lot more than just group classes. So once I made it, I was like, okay, this is time. Let’s do it.

Sevan Matossian (28:44):

<laugh> for those of you who don’t know, Devin will be at the Ellos games this weekend, Saturday and Sunday. That’s why I was so eager to get her on so quickly and she is going to for sure put on a show there. The second year you the open is coming and you’ve had that experience at the CrossFit games. Then is there any pressure? Are you like, Oh, I want to go back?

Devyn Kim (29:11):

Yeah, that was definitely a little more pressure. Luckily I was the upper age of my age bracket. The 14 to 15, I was 15. So I was like, I didn’t feel a little more secure, but I was like, okay, I’m 15 years old. A bit year can make a difference in such a young age. There was a big difference between 15 year old, 14 year old me and 15 year old me, 15 year old me. That was the year I almost won the game. So it’s like that training really after games of 27, 20 16, my very first games, I was like, okay, I’m all in at this point. I’m starting from the very beginning. I took a little bit of an off season, obviously as one does. And then come the end of the year of that year, I was like, Let’s go. I started training for games that minute.

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