#751 – Wodapalooza 2023 Indy Event 1 Pre-Show – Medeiros vs Hiller

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

Damn. We’re Live <laugh>. Missed it. <laugh>. And we start with the Banyan tree from, uh, recognizable from last year from, uh, Matt SU’s. Uh, from Matt SU’s, uh, what is it, Polaroid camera. I’m, I’m, I’m starting to think that maybe Matt Suza should just drop the Gimbal. I don’t know. Oh, the paper Streete coffee booth. Okay, guys, uh, I think we have a pretty crazy special treat for you today. Not, um, two Bald guys and, uh, Roman k Coff’s, uh, firstborn child, but those will be, uh, nice touches. Um, we, it looks like at, in 19 minutes, Justin Maderas, the champ will be in the same heat. Uh, let me reword it the way I want to say it. Justin Maderas versus Andrew Hiller will be live on the Sev podcast. That’s fucking, in 19 minutes, we’re gonna get to, uh, watch them go side by side, the natural boy from Stockton, California, or Lodi or wherever versus Andrew Juiceman, the little league softball coach on Trn.


Hey, that, that sounds, that’s a nice Jewish name for a juice step Jewish guy. Andrew Juiceman. You like it? Andrew Juice. Juice Schwartz. Juice Burger. <laugh> <laugh>. Juice Burger. I’m, we’re adopting you into my family. You’re gonna be a Jew now. Andrew Juice Burger. Holy shit. Um, it looks like the, um, SU’s in the Paper Street coffee booth, uh, that, that actually looked pretty nice. Like a, like a legit, uh, coffee shop. We are having some problems with frame rate. Oh, look, rich Froning is in there wearing a c e o shirt. No, I made that up. Uh, so that must be Vendor Village. Let’s see if we can talk to Matt. Maybe if he stays perfectly still, uh, we can get a, an image that’s worth looking at. Matt, what’s up dude,

Mattew Souza (02:03):

I’m not moving. Can you see it still

Sevan Matossian (02:05):

<laugh>? Oh yeah. It looks like you’re shaking the camera. That’s hilarious. That’s how bad the frame rate is. That’s okay. Hey, uh, tell us a little bit about where you’re at. You’re inve, there’s, is there a specific vendor village? Uh, what’s the scene like there? What’s the weather? Things like that. Get, get us set the vibe set.

Mattew Souza (02:22):

Yeah. This is Vander Village here. At least the first one that we’ve gone through at the 10. It’s nice and warm. It’s like mid seventies right now. Perfect weather. This is the Go Army. Uh,

Sevan Matossian (02:35):

And, and is it pretty, um, empty compared to, Hey, could you just hold your camera still somewhere? I wanna, I wanna see what it looks like if you’re not moving, like, pointed at something good. May Okay. Or something bad. Hey, how

Mattew Souza (02:49):

About our military?

Sevan Matossian (02:55):

Um, su what’s it like there in terms of the crowd? Is this normal for a Thursday? I heard it was pretty, like when we look at the gauntlet cam, it looks empty.

Mattew Souza (03:03):

Ah, I thought it was actually gonna be empty. Or once you get inside, there’s, there’s more people that I actually anticipated for the Thursday, which just means the next few days are gonna be crazy.

Sevan Matossian (03:12):

Okay. And have you heard anything about their stream? We’re we’re over on the, uh, ALZA, uh, waza. Um, loud and live, loud and live sports YouTube page and their stream goes down about every three seconds.

Mattew Souza (03:27):

They’re probably on the same wifi we are right now. That’s what I think is happening.

Sevan Matossian (03:31):

<laugh>? No, ours is better.

Mattew Souza (03:33):

<laugh>. Oh really?

Sevan Matossian (03:34):

Yeah. Hey, maybe, maybe you should turn your wifi off. Is your wifi actually on, did you mean cellular?

Mattew Souza (03:42):


Sevan Matossian (03:42):


Mattew Souza (03:43):

Hold on.

Sevan Matossian (03:45):

I’m gonna show you the, uh, this is the Waa Palooza page and I’m gonna refresh it here for you guys. Uh, oh man. And this is watching the gauntlet. And then after a few seconds, it, uh, it freezes, which is a trip. Are you guys having that same trouble at home? There you go.

Caleb Beaver (04:04):

Mine’s doing it too.

Sevan Matossian (04:06):

Okay. You’re about 10,000 miles from me, Caleb. Yeah, that’s two pretty good data points for planet Earth,

Caleb Beaver (04:14):

I’d say. So if people at home say it’s happening to them too. Okay.

Sevan Matossian (04:21):

Uh, I’m gonna mute you Suza, and I’m gonna pull down that stream. Okay. So we’ll just keep watching that stream.

Taylor Self (04:29):

We should pull the gauntlet workouts up and see if we can pick one out that Hillary might have a chance of beating Madeon.

Sevan Matossian (04:34):

Okay, that’s good. Uh, uh, I’m assuming they’re gonna start with the first one, right? Do they j are there, how’s that work? How’s that competition work? Oh, look, Susan’s already down there. This is

Caleb Beaver (04:43):

Zero to five minutes of workout and then like five to 12 minutes of workout. Then there’s two minute rest, and then pull

Taylor Self (04:50):

14. You pull ’em up?

Caleb Beaver (04:51):

Yeah. Yeah. That’s how it works now.

Sevan Matossian (04:54):

Okay. So there’s just one workout, but it’s in segments with little, uh, rests. It’s

Taylor Self (04:58):

Kind of like High Rocks, right? Kind of

Caleb Beaver (05:00):

God, no, no. Like, there’s like 10 workouts in a 60 minute period. Okay. And then all workouts are scored separately. The winner at the end of the 60 minute, you know, you to total all your points against everybody. And then that’s the winner.

Sevan Matossian (05:14):

Really. It’s, it is, is it 10 workouts in a 60 minute period?

Caleb Beaver (05:17):

I don’t know if it’s, it’s like seven or eight. I just threw that number out there. But it’s, it’s a series of events. You get one minute rest in between each event and it’s a 60 minute clock. That’s why it’s called the gauntlet.

Sevan Matossian (05:31):

Uh, how, how much do we need to pay for a good internet for su? I don’t think you can. You need to pay. Uh, thank you, Tom. I appreciate it. I think that’s good internet for Miami. Um, is

Mattew Souza (05:41):

It completely jacked up still? I turned off my wifi.

Sevan Matossian (05:45):

I mean, to be honest, it’s exactly, it looks exactly like theirs.

Mattew Souza (05:50):

Ah, damn.

Sevan Matossian (05:51):

So, uh, but, but you never know this, um, I know this things changed last year. We had pretty good re I mean, relative to what I would expect from cell phones. So let’s see what happens as the day goes on.

Taylor Self (06:04):

When I was a,

Mattew Souza (06:05):

Can I take it back? It’s not nice out here. It’s actually hot as right now. Oh, I love that. It’s only been two seconds. Yeah, you can feel the sun.

Sevan Matossian (06:12):

What month is it? It’s, I mean, it’s cold where I’m at.

Taylor Self (06:15):

It’s January.

Sevan Matossian (06:16):


Taylor Self (06:16):

January. Florida.

Caleb Beaver (06:18):

It’s 70. It’s 70 where I’m at.

Taylor Self (06:20):

Plumber. Will Plumer said he can get, uh, Hiller’s Lane on his, uh, iPhone, but I don’t know if the service is gonna be good enough to Oh,

Sevan Matossian (06:26):

That’s awesome. And does will have a link.

Taylor Self (06:30):

Um, do you want me to add him to the broadcast or just send him that link?

Sevan Matossian (06:34):

Yeah, Ash, please if you can add ’em to the broadcast, uh, thread group. Okay. Uh, Brian Spin, I’m in front of Hiller’s Lane if you wanna try this, uh, streaming? Yes.

Taylor Self (06:43):

Okay. Okay. Yes. Brian, spin it is,

Sevan Matossian (06:46):

Uh, send it to um, uh, plumber. Both. We’ll, we’ll take ’em all.

Caleb Beaver (06:51):

Is there a way to make these workouts more clear?

Sevan Matossian (06:56):

Okay, let’s, let’s run through these really quick. Uh, in, in zero minutes to six minutes, they have a, uh, three rep max front squat.

Caleb Beaver (07:06):

Oh, right. I’d have a shot at that one.

Taylor Self (07:08):

I don’t know. Madras is such a strong squatter dude.

Sevan Matossian (07:11):

<laugh>, uh, workout number two. Oh, workout number twos and nine minute am wrap, uh, three pan, uh, three hang power snatches, three overhead squats, uh, 10 drag rope double unders.

Caleb Beaver (07:24):

And Taylor would’ve shot at that one.

Taylor Self (07:27):

<laugh>. <laugh>, that’s a, I don’t know, not looking good for killer juice. Burger

Caleb Beaver (07:33):

<laugh>. These are smashed in this one.

Sevan Matossian (07:35):

And workout number

Caleb Beaver (07:36):

Three, smashed

Sevan Matossian (07:37):

21 15 9 63. This is from the 20 minute to 35 minute range. Uh, d ball cleans, lateral burpees over the hurdle.

Taylor Self (07:45):

Wow. But one thing to note the hurdle is 20 inches for women and in the elite event it said 24 18. So I wonder if they changed it.

Caleb Beaver (07:55):

Oh, that, yeah, that is interesting.

Sevan Matossian (07:59):


Caleb Beaver (07:59):

You’re assuming they’re allowed to touch and go The D ball cleans?

Taylor Self (08:01):

Yeah. Oh yeah. They have to be. That’s fun. That’s

Caleb Beaver (08:04):

A really fast workout

Taylor Self (08:05):

Then. Yeah, that’s fun. Uh, I don’t know. Think of, think about That’s 36 45.

Caleb Beaver (08:12):

I mean the bur lateral burp, it’s burpees, so it’s

Taylor Self (08:14):

54 54 burpees. 54 cleans. I think that’s probably a, maybe, maybe under under eight, but

Sevan Matossian (08:22):

Not, oh look, six look And we even got, uh, look at, so, um, just a quick heads up here.

Caleb Beaver (08:29):

Uh oh, Brian’s is

Sevan Matossian (08:31):

Better. Brian’s Bens is great.

Taylor Self (08:33):

Great service.

Sevan Matossian (08:33):

Brian spins is great. Wow.

Taylor Self (08:35):


Sevan Matossian (08:36):

That’s, holy shit. That’s bring in. Brian, what iPhone do you have?

Mattew Souza (08:43):

I dunno. 13 max. I dunno.

Taylor Self (08:46):

<laugh>, I dunno. He sounds like a

Sevan Matossian (08:48):

Dad. That’s what Suza has too. I think

Mattew Souza (08:52):

It’s a five better service.

Sevan Matossian (08:54):

Are you on at t or Verizon?

The Barbell Spin (08:57):

At t.

Mattew Souza (08:58):

Ah, that’s why

Sevan Matossian (08:59):

Verizon sucks. I have Verizon, I think SU’s on at and t also. Interesting. And you have your wifi turned off?

The Barbell Spin (09:05):

Yeah, just 5G

Sevan Matossian (09:07):

Money. Okay. So that might be what you need to do. Uh, Suzy, you might need to turn on, uh, your, uh,

Mattew Souza (09:15):

Turn on what,

Sevan Matossian (09:16):

Make sure your 5G is turned on.

Mattew Souza (09:20):

It is. Hey, my WiFi’s turned on.

Sevan Matossian (09:22):


Mattew Souza (09:24):

I’m just gonna go take Brian’s phone. All right.

Mattew Souza (09:27):


Sevan Matossian (09:28):

Uh, okay. Uh, Brian, uh, where, so the lane’s, when you point the camera across the venue that the athletes stay in those lanes the entire time.

The Barbell Spin (09:39):

There’s 16 lanes. Uh, the command on the first eighth and the limit are on nine through 16. Uh, pillar is in lane nine, if you wanna read into that.

Sevan Matossian (09:50):

Okay. And, and so show me lane six, show me lane nine

The Barbell Spin (09:54):

Right in front of

Sevan Matossian (09:55):

Me. Okay. And then which way is Lane 16 to your left? Oh, that way to your right. Okay, so we need someone over there also.

The Barbell Spin (10:08):

I think Maderas is in lane four over here.

Sevan Matossian (10:12):

Oh, I thought you said Maderas was in lane 16.

The Barbell Spin (10:15):

No, it comes out to 16.

Sevan Matossian (10:20):

Uh, I might need someone to translate. Uh, we need multiple ears on Brian, cause I’m having trouble hearing him. So Maderas is in lane four and Hiller’s in lane nine.

The Barbell Spin (10:29):


Sevan Matossian (10:30):

Okay, so we need someone in lane four. Any signs of those guys yet, Mr. Spin?

The Barbell Spin (10:38):

No, they bring them out right before. Um, so right now the athletes are doing, um, maybe six minutes of three three, um, they get minute and then they do a nine minute camera wrap of, uh, scratches overhead squats and the, and then once they’re done with that, they’ll bring on colors too, so you won’t see them until the next, right before the start.

Sevan Matossian (11:11):

Okay. I’m trying to figure out why I can’t see the, uh, the, oh, there we go. Okay, there we go. God, this thing’s a mess right now. How come we can’t see it when it’s like this? Uh, Caleb. Oh, there we go. Okay. Um, let me see. Checking with Suza real quick. Thanks for all the patience, guys. Oh, I can’t unmute Suza. Okay, fine. Okay, let’s keep going. Uh, Suza. So are you on lane four where Hillary is? I mean, where, uh, Justin Madera’s gonna be?

Mattew Souza (11:42):

I think so. No, I’m on lane one, but I got clear shot of lane four there.

Sevan Matossian (11:48):

Okay. If they don’t threaten to kick

Mattew Souza (11:50):

You out, you don’t see ’em every other frame.

Sevan Matossian (11:51):

Matt, if they don’t, don’t threaten to kick you out, that means you’re not doing your job.

Mattew Souza (11:58):

We’re gonna start that early, huh? <laugh>?

Sevan Matossian (12:01):

No, don’t get kicked out. Okay. Uh, we’re gonna go back to going through the workouts here.

Caleb Beaver (12:16):

Taylor, did you see a rack for the front squat or is it from the floor? Because that makes a huge difference for some.

Taylor Self (12:23):

I did not see a rack

Caleb Beaver (12:25):

From the,

Mattew Souza (12:26):

These front squats are from the floor,

Caleb Beaver (12:30):

So that’s screw Hiller on that one.

Taylor Self (12:33):

<laugh> dude, why are people shitting on the, I’m wearing Jr’s fucking shirt, man. This is the crash fitness shirt and everybody’s telling me I look like I’m a fucking excon.

Caleb Beaver (12:42):

They told me the same.

Sevan Matossian (12:43):

You always look like an excon. Um, will you go to the 30 minute? Um, it’s the endearing part about you. Uh, let’s go. Happened in a prison. Let’s go. Okay, station C. Here we

Caleb Beaver (12:54):

Go. Station station B.

Sevan Matossian (12:58):

Okay, we did that one.

Caleb Beaver (12:59):

That, that was it. That’s it. Oh, I thought that was more than that.

Sevan Matossian (13:02):

Nice Caleb. Okay, so then the next workout at the 40 minute mark is a thousand meter row time trial. Holy shit. That’s bad. That’s

Caleb Beaver (13:09):

Gonna be so painful.

Taylor Self (13:10):

Dude. The gauntlet seems like the most like,

Sevan Matossian (13:14):

So no one finishes this. This is six minute cap. No one finishes this.

Taylor Self (13:18):

No, everyone’s finishing that. You wouldn’t, you roll, you roll a one K at a two minute pace and you’re done with four

Sevan Matossian (13:23):

Minutes. Yeah, it’s just, oh, right, okay. I was thinking of two K. Avoid people,

Caleb Beaver (13:26):

But I mean, just one K time trial is one of the most painful things. There is

Sevan Matossian (13:31):

Not a problem. I do that every day. A Rebecca Glenn, $20 have to show some love for all the coverage you always strive to provide. Thank you. Thank you. I dunno if I’ve ever seen your, uh, seen you in the comments. Have I ever seen you in the comments and recognize your dog? Okay. Uh, next workout, workout, five. Very generous donation. Uh, 46 minute to 58 minute. We’re getting close to the end of the workout. 12 minute am wrap. 11 dumbbell bench, two rope climbs. He

Caleb Beaver (14:01):

Might have a shot at this one.

Taylor Self (14:02):


Caleb Beaver (14:03):

Is his bench more? I mean,

Taylor Self (14:04):

If he

Caleb Beaver (14:05):

Discusses more, he’s great

Taylor Self (14:06):

At gymnastic. He’s got great bench. Yeah, he’s got a great bench. What I would recommend is he just sandbag every single event except for the one he thinks he has a shot at winning. Just fucking and just hand dump his load. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (14:18):

I don’t understand. I don’t understand how this is the dumbbell rope climb workout, but then there’s pullups in it too. This is

Taylor Self (14:24):

How it goes. 12 minute am wrap 11 dumbbell bench, two rope climbs, 33 pullups, 11 dumbbell bench, two rope climbs, 22 chest to bar 11 rope, uh, bench, two rope climbs, 11 bar muscle up, and then it starts over again at the bull

Sevan Matossian (14:36):

Ups. Okay.

Caleb Beaver (14:37):

But the gymnastics or something broken for him, his, that’s his literally his best thing. And if Justin has to break up the bench press at all and Hiller does it,

Taylor Self (14:47):

I don’t think Hiller will.

Caleb Beaver (14:49):

I don’t I, but I’m saying that’s a win, right? If he has to break them up at all.

Taylor Self (14:53):

Yeah. Po potentially

Caleb Beaver (14:55):

It’s after that one K time trial. I would not row that one k hard at all than false. Hillary

Sevan Matossian (15:00):

<laugh>. Uh, Mason Mitchell says, I bet Hillary is messed up by this workout, meaning he’s not gonna be operating.

Taylor Self (15:06):

This is gonna be fun to watch. Yeah. Like this is more of a spectacle. Like how this is a bigger headline than most of the elite division. Hiller versus Madis.

Sevan Matossian (15:14):


Taylor Self (15:14):

I agree. That’s awesome.

Sevan Matossian (15:16):

Hey, let’s see. Is there a six workout or that’s it? It stops at 58 minutes

Caleb Beaver (15:21):

There. Is that it?

Sevan Matossian (15:23):

Okay, so five workouts. Uh, 60 minutes, 58 minutes. Uh, let’s see if, can we get Hiller to come on with us?

Caleb Beaver (15:32):

I mean he’s probably, he’s

Taylor Self (15:33):

Warming up man. Let the guy do his thing. They

Sevan Matossian (15:35):

Got five minutes no to go. No, no.

Taylor Self (15:38):

How do you, how do you administer t r t to yourself? Is it an injection? Is

Caleb Beaver (15:44):

He in the

Taylor Self (15:44):

Butt? Is he railing a line real quick before his event?

Sevan Matossian (15:47):

God, I

Caleb Beaver (15:48):

Probably is. That’s how it works. It’s just like immediate. It’s like Coke <laugh>, shoot it in your ass and then you’re like ready to go. He

Taylor Self (15:54):

Should shoot it directly into his biceps for his gymnast

Caleb Beaver (15:57):

Workout on some,

Taylor Self (15:59):

Probably, definitely <laugh>. There’s more than a little bit of Coke at Waza right now. I can guarantee you that.

Sevan Matossian (16:05):

<laugh>, no CrossFitters don’t do that. Dude.

Caleb Beaver (16:08):

Dude, Andrew did that to beat Justin Maderas. I honestly would give him so much. Jim, listen to this for doing that <laugh>

Taylor Self (16:14):

Last year. Last year I was walking to the venue, getting ready to warm up for one of my events and there’s this public restroom at that excuse Bayside Park that they let, like, it’s open to the public and it was just essentially a needle exchange. Like there was a lady there exchanging needles and there were fucking homeless people everywhere fucking changing their shit out. And I was like, wow.

Sevan Matossian (16:33):

Breakfast, breakfast

Taylor Self (16:35):

30 feet

Sevan Matossian (16:35):

Away. Let’s see, I think SU’s going to find, uh, Hillary in the warmup area. Suza, what’s up dude?

Mattew Souza (16:41):

Hey, what’s up? I’m trying to, uh, see if I can see if I can see what,

Sevan Matossian (16:45):

Hey, your stream’s money now. Your stream is, Hey,

Mattew Souza (16:53):

Uh, he told me to restart my phone. I did and it worked.

Sevan Matossian (16:56):

Oh, good job. Hey, uh, technical information from the Indian guy. There he is. <laugh>. What’s up? Where’s Madras?

Caleb Beaver (17:04):


Taylor Self (17:06):

At the back of the line maybe?

Mattew Souza (17:08):

No, he’s not even here. He’s like v i p.

Taylor Self (17:12):


Sevan Matossian (17:13):

Wait. No shit. Maderas isn’t even in the lineup. He

Caleb Beaver (17:16):

Is in P right?

Mattew Souza (17:19):

I think he’s in the, he’s in the next p start 20 minutes after.

Sevan Matossian (17:26):

Oh, that’s, that breaks my heart

Mattew Souza (17:28):

Back to that. Thank you.

Sevan Matossian (17:31):

Fake news from Theon podcast. Holy shit. No Maderas.

Caleb Beaver (17:38):

I hear him.

Mattew Souza (17:39):

I was like, I was like, where’s, where’s

Sevan Matossian (17:42):

There’s Dylan. That’s the guy running the, the show. That was the big cheese you just saw walking by on the, the phone. That’s the, uh, vice president of Loudoun Live Sports? Or is it events

Taylor Self (17:55):


Sevan Matossian (17:56):

By, uh, by the way, uh, today, uh, tonight after every, uh, show, after all the shows are done tonight, we will have the programmer and the founder of Loudoun live on for 15 to 30 minutes every night. Uh, Guido Trinidad. I think he’s, isn’t he also the owner of CrossFit 360? Is that true?

Taylor Self (18:14):

Is he the founder of Loud and Live or Waap?

Sevan Matossian (18:16):

Polooza? Uh, waap. Polooza.

Caleb Beaver (18:17):

Waap Polooza.

Sevan Matossian (18:18):

Thank you for the clarification.

Mattew Souza (18:21):

How’s my stream? Is it, uh, holding

Sevan Matossian (18:23):

Up for you guys? So good?

Caleb Beaver (18:25):


Sevan Matossian (18:29):

You and Spin are killing it.

Caleb Beaver (18:33):

We need to tell Suza for Hillary to not row hard, just in case he’s not thinking about it.

Sevan Matossian (18:41):

Uh, Jann Clark, thank you for the 20 bucks buddy. Thank you. It’s gotta be, he’s over in the uk. Four, four or 5:00 PM for you right now. Four 20.

Taylor Self (18:49):

Know what that means?

Caleb Beaver (18:50):

He’s a different John Clark.

Taylor Self (18:52):

It’s a different guy. Yeah. This is Jan Clark. The other guy’s, John Clark.

Sevan Matossian (18:55):

Oh, this is his sister. Jan Clark

Caleb Beaver (18:58):

<laugh> probably, yeah,

Taylor Self (19:01):


Sevan Matossian (19:03):

Jessica Rice. The stream is juicy. Just like Andrew Hiller. I wonder if, uh, okay, so someone was, so they’re stagger starting these. Someone was saying that, uh, Justin would start 20 minutes after,

Caleb Beaver (19:16):

So as soon as Hillary is done with like event two, we’ll get to see Justin go do the same events. So I mean it, we’ll still get to see them kind of compete, just not the exact event on event.

Sevan Matossian (19:30):

That’s a, that’s a shame. It

Taylor Self (19:33):


Sevan Matossian (19:34):

That’s a shame. We can’t have you

Caleb Beaver (19:35):

Text Adam. Tell Adam to tell Justin just to shove Lane four outta the way.

Sevan Matossian (19:41):

Or at at least he should be in the same lane. At least he should be in the same lane as Hillary.

Taylor Self (19:44):

Why, why would that’s a big miss on their part.

Sevan Matossian (19:47):

Uh, this is for Hillary and his dubs. He’s gonna get it. All right. Was, was Andrew uh, expressing some concern about the drag rope? Uh, double unders. Anyone?

Caleb Beaver (20:00):

I think, I think he means dub as a win.

Sevan Matossian (20:03):

Oh, all right. Thank you for clearing up the vernacular for me. Uh, Justin heard Hiller was there and asked to change sheets. No shit. I betcha that’s true. I knew it. Oh, here we go now people are thinking what? Miller swapped his juice shake bottle with Justin’s in a warm

Taylor Self (20:21):

<laugh>. His juice shaking his juice. Suppository <laugh>.

Caleb Beaver (20:24):

You did say they go same bathroom stall. Taylor you told he said

Taylor Self (20:28):

<laugh>. Yo, there

Sevan Matossian (20:29):

He is the man himself. Okay. No more jokes about Justin. His buddies here in the, uh, his buddies here in the chat. Adam, what’s up dude? What’s

Taylor Self (20:38):

Up guys? How you doing?

Sevan Matossian (20:40):

Uh oh, nice. CEO shirts. Um, Adam, we uh, kind of had a surprise today. It looks like what we’re hearing is, is that there’s rumors that, uh, your boy, um, Justin is doing the gauntlet. Can you confirm that?

Adam Neiffer (20:53):


Sevan Matossian (20:54):

Okay. And we thought he was going as in the same heat as Hiller, but they didn’t march out at the same time. So now we either think that they have a special march out for Justin as a v I p or he’s going 20 minutes after Hillary. Like they’re stagger starting them.

Adam Neiffer (21:08):

Could be, man, I actually have no idea.

Sevan Matossian (21:11):

All right. And then you can see Andrew down on the bottom there.

Adam Neiffer (21:14):

Oh yeah. Looking good.

Sevan Matossian (21:16):

And for the, those of you don’t know, Adam is the owner of CrossFit, uh, Fort Vancouver, uh, 10 times CrossFit games athlete.

Adam Neiffer (21:23):

Yeah, man.

Sevan Matossian (21:25):

Crazy. So he’s, he’s uh, he’s older than he looks and he has been the, uh, coach for, uh, the Champ for how many years now?

Adam Neiffer (21:34):

It’s been like four years now.

Sevan Matossian (21:36):

Four years? Yeah. Uh, with the one time young Justin and now, uh, middle-aged Justin Maderas and, uh, and, and, and Ellie too. Now you got Ellie Turner y it’s Ellie and Justin. Yeah,

Adam Neiffer (21:47):

That’s right. That’s right. What’s up Taylor?

Taylor Self (21:50):

What’s up man? What do you think about Hiller competing in the gauntlet? All juiced up, man. What’s your take?

Adam Neiffer (21:57):

<laugh>. I mean, shoot,

Sevan Matossian (21:59):

Coming at ’em hard <laugh>? No, not pulling any punches. Juice, Hiller.

Adam Neiffer (22:03):

I mean the gauntlet is just kind of like a showcase, right?

Sevan Matossian (22:06):


Adam Neiffer (22:07):

Yeah. Shoot, man. Awesome. Go for it. <laugh> this, I mean, this is the only place he can compete, right? <laugh>? Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (22:13):

Hey, you know, he’s gonna try, I think he’s gonna try the open just to sort of see how the testing policy goes, you know what I mean? Kind of like a quality control in the testing policy. Enter the open and just see how far he makes it. Do

Taylor Self (22:24):

You think they’ll block, do you think they’ll block him from registering?

Sevan Matossian (22:27):

I don’t think you can, right? I don’t think they will. It’s like you, you can’t just go into a police station and confess a crime. I mean, you can, but they won’t arrest you for it until like they have proof. Would they ban? Can’t just be like from the open? Say that again?

Taylor Self (22:39):

Would they ban you from the open?

Sevan Matossian (22:42):

Oh, oh, maybe once he tests positive, I think that there’s, he’ll get the four year ban like everyone else. But just because you’re saying you’re juiced up and you, you know what I mean? You can’t walk into a police station and be like, Hey, I wanna do 10 years in jail. I robbed the bank. I mean, they, they need to see the bank, right?

Adam Neiffer (22:57):

Yeah. But how, how do they not test him?

Taylor Self (22:59):

Yeah. Are they gonna take the front squat on those stubby bars? Because that changes things. You can’t get

Adam Neiffer (23:04):

Heavy. You

Taylor Self (23:06):

Can’t get that heavy with that.

Sevan Matossian (23:09):

What’s, okay, so the clock is started, right? He looks like he’s rushing.

Adam Neiffer (23:13):


The Barbell Spin (23:14):

Six minutes right back.

Sevan Matossian (23:18):

Okay. He’s starting

Taylor Self (23:20):

Out heavy. Adam, what’s, uh, what’s Justin’s rationale for doing the gauntlet? Just having fun.

Adam Neiffer (23:26):

You know what? Yeah, he’s, uh, he’s down there hanging out, you know, he is, uh, checking a lot of boxes for the, you know, just like sponsorships Yeah. And obligations. He has to be down there and, uh, he’s gotta a workout anyway, so this is a perfect time to, to get salsa done. I love that. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It’s a, I mean, it’s, it’s a tight schedule for those guys down there. You know, Justin’s not, not competing, but he is got lots to do. So, yeah. Um, just setting aside some time when you know you’re gonna get some guaranteed training in is, uh, yeah, it’s good. Good

Taylor Self (23:52):

Way to do it. And

Sevan Matossian (23:52):

That hour. Oh, so it is kind of like that. It’s to kill two birds with one stone, get in a little bit of training also. Heck

Adam Neiffer (23:58):

Yeah. And it’s fun, man. He has a good time with there’s no pressure.

Sevan Matossian (24:02):

Uh, that’s his first, uh, that’s his first three rep.

Taylor Self (24:07):


Adam Neiffer (24:08):

Are those 35 pounds?

Taylor Self (24:10):

I would assume so. So that’s

Caleb Beaver (24:12):

2 85 5,

Adam Neiffer (24:14):

I think. Yeah. Looks like a pretty good warmup.

Sevan Matossian (24:16):

Eric Weis. The coverage is absolutely the best. Well done guys. Thank you.

Taylor Self (24:20):

How is the, there’s

The Barbell Spin (24:21):

Gonna be no room for the collar that, that weight the collar for this warm.

Taylor Self (24:25):

He’s just, he’s gonna run outta room. That’s

Caleb Beaver (24:27):

Great. Is there multiple 50 fives available?

The Barbell Spin (24:29):


Caleb Beaver (24:30):

Well, how do they expect?

Sevan Matossian (24:33):

Oh, that’s awesome. Hiller’s exhausted the ability of the bar.

Taylor Self (24:37):

Make it a 10 Rrn. This

Adam Neiffer (24:38):

Is, this is great.

Sevan Matossian (24:39):

Oh, I wanna see it fall off.

Taylor Self (24:41):


Sevan Matossian (24:42):

There we go. Uh, su really quick. Are you keeping your eyes open for Justin, buddy?

The Barbell Spin (24:49):

He, he literally cannot load the bar.

Caleb Beaver (24:51):

That’s poor Fanny. Cause

The Barbell Spin (24:53):

Hanging off the Ed.

Caleb Beaver (24:55):

That’s what, 3 35 with the, with the, uh,

Taylor Self (24:58):

They weren’t expecting so much. T r t Dude. It’s the gauntlet.

Sevan Matossian (25:02):


Speaker 8 (25:02):

They, there’s also

Adam Neiffer (25:04):

Bigger bar.

Speaker 8 (25:05):

There’s, there’s no way for them to fit that many people on the, on that field though. So you kind of just like, well this is for fun anyway. We’ll just use a C 70

Caleb Beaver (25:13):

Barn. Yeah, but then you have 50 fives available.

The Barbell Spin (25:16):

There’s plenty of space. There’s, they’re staggering. I mean, they have plenty of room. You can see.

Sevan Matossian (25:22):

Hey, hey. So, uh, Mr. Spin are those little change plates, those fit on kind of tights. So he is kind of use using them as collars too. You know how they’re like nice and snug?

The Barbell Spin (25:32):

No, it’s dangling.

Sevan Matossian (25:33):

It’s gonna call. Oh, it is dangling.

Caleb Beaver (25:35):

So that is three 15. If those are,

Sevan Matossian (25:37):


Caleb Beaver (25:38):

That was three 15. If those are fives, there’s

Taylor Self (25:40):


Sevan Matossian (25:40):

Max. So that means Justin can’t beat him. That means they tied this event no matter what.

Taylor Self (25:45):


Sevan Matossian (25:46):

Probably. Oh, that’s good. That’s good. That’s a boy

Taylor Self (25:50):


Sevan Matossian (25:51):

That’s crazy. Taking advantage of, uh, equipment, uh, equipment mishaps.

Taylor Self (25:55):

I don’t think they give a shit. It’s the gauntlet.

Sevan Matossian (25:58):

Oh, they don’t. But we do.

Caleb Beaver (25:59):

I if, if people like Maderas are gonna start doing it, um, they probably should.

Adam Neiffer (26:04):

Oh, you might just get that 25 on. Oh, I

Taylor Self (26:07):

Think it’s just a training. They 10,

The Barbell Spin (26:10):

There’s zero chance to stays on

Taylor Self (26:13):

<laugh>. Let him try, let

Sevan Matossian (26:14):

Him try. Come on Mr. Spin. Come on.

Taylor Self (26:17):

Oh, he’s gonna go for it. Try it. Throw off. Nice. Two

The Barbell Spin (26:23):

15 left.

Adam Neiffer (26:24):

Man. If he is, if he is really on his game, he’ll grab one of those drag ropes and just tie ’em on with a jump rope. Wow.

Taylor Self (26:29):

Wow. That’s a good

Adam Neiffer (26:30):

Idea. Idea. Yes, he’s right there.

Sevan Matossian (26:32):


Caleb Beaver (26:34):

Adam, you need to tell Justin to go get some duct tape

Adam Neiffer (26:38):

Done a clean event with a, with a roll of tape in his pocket before.

Sevan Matossian (26:43):

Uh, those of you who are watching that bottom screen down in the bottom is, uh, Matt Suza, I think, uh, walking around looking for, uh, where Justin’s lining up currently, by the way.

Mattew Souza (26:53):

No, <laugh>.

Caleb Beaver (26:56):

Boy, that was

Mattew Souza (26:58):

She. She, that’s good. Judgy no rep.

Taylor Self (27:05):

You fucking suck. Come on man.

Caleb Beaver (27:07):

Hey, when he comes on, we need to make fun of him for only doing three 15.

Sevan Matossian (27:13):

Uh, maybe we can talk to him now. Actually, let’s see if, uh, Mr. Spin can talk to him.

Taylor Self (27:17):

No rep.

Caleb Beaver (27:19):

It’d be interesting. I bet Justin doesn’t try it. Doesn’t try that. I mean, he’s like, I’m good with three 15 and I’ll move on to the next thing.

Sevan Matossian (27:30):

Uh, Mr. Spin, can you, um, can you, uh, talk to Hillary really quick?

Mattew Souza (27:35):

Hillary? Oh, hey. Got, what do you want?

Sevan Matossian (27:38):

Ask him what the weight was that

Mattew Souza (27:40):

The wait 3 0 5.

Sevan Matossian (27:43):

Ask him if it’s possible to do more or if he maxed it out.

Mattew Souza (27:47):

Why didn’t you do more <laugh>? There’s no room. Sounds like an excuse. Like

Sevan Matossian (27:58):

Yeah, that is crazy. Why do you guys think that is? Why do you think that they did that? They used the stubby bar with the, uh, max of just because they really didn’t ex expect anyone to be that strong. I mean, there’s a lot of strong CrossFitters out there. It’s not that crazy. Right.

Caleb Beaver (28:09):

Three 15 is not super, super heavy.

Sevan Matossian (28:14):

Or, or maybe have a lane for people who are going to that they like, Hey, we have one special lane for people, you know, who are

Taylor Self (28:21):

The big Dong Lane. Yeah.

Caleb Beaver (28:23):

Yeah. And then just have a regular bar

Sevan Matossian (28:25):

For that length. Oh shit. They brought him out another bar.

Mattew Souza (28:27):

They’re bringing up a bigger bar buddy has no time left to

Caleb Beaver (28:30):

Do it. Oh, what is this guys?

Mattew Souza (28:32):


Sevan Matossian (28:40):

Oh, interesting. Okay. They got the Hiller bar. Special privilege. Hey, but does that bar look like an ac It can actually hold more weight.

Taylor Self (28:48):

Yeah, it’s longer. It’s not the C 70 shorty.

Sevan Matossian (28:52):

All right, well that’s good news for Justin. Now he eat it by five pounds.

Mattew Souza (28:56):

He’s just now going to the snatches and overhead squat though, so it’s not gonna, he’s done the uh, front. Is that really a bigger

Taylor Self (29:07):

Bar? It’s longer. The sleeves are longer. Slightly. You know that I have two versions of the C 70. The really stuby one. I think they just, it changed it out,

Caleb Beaver (29:14):

But so like that one probably would’ve held onto the green. Yeah.

Taylor Self (29:17):


Mattew Souza (29:17):

This is the first. Just figuring that out.

Sevan Matossian (29:24):

I wonder how his judge is. I wonder if his judge knows who he is, if she’s having fun or if she’s like, fuck

Caleb Beaver (29:29):

This dude. I mean, she no rep them, so

Sevan Matossian (29:32):

She’s keeping it clean. She should give him a bro rep. She should yell bro. Rep

Mattew Souza (29:39):


Taylor Self (29:40):

Oh, they just started? Yeah. Wow.

The Barbell Spin (29:44):

I think it’s the nine, nine minute am up, I believe. Right here.

Taylor Self (29:49):

Looking good. Looking good.

Sevan Matossian (29:51):

Uh, s o c load the bar backwards with the 55 last. Would that have worked?

The Barbell Spin (29:58):


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