#753 – Wodapalooza 2023Indy Day 1 Recap Show

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

Bam. Bam. We’re live. What happened? My streaming’s been down for like 10 minutes now.

Taylor Self (00:05):

Yeah, it sucks.

Sevan Matossian (00:08):

Uh, we are in the final. God, it, this is not what’s going on on their stream right now.

John Young (00:16):


Sevan Matossian (00:17):

Going on? Who are the men move? Oh, their stream froze again. Nothing.

John Young (00:19):

It’s just buffering.

Sevan Matossian (00:20):

Oh, this is such a shame, man. The men move fast. Yeah.

Taylor Self (00:24):

Yeah. The men move

John Young (00:25):

Fast. 2 32.

Sevan Matossian (00:27):

Woo. They are smoking. Uh, I did get to see the, uh, women go. Uh, we got Susie here. Su, can you get over to the event? Uh, su can you get over to the event please? Yep. Thank you.

John Young (00:42):

No, I’m just surprised at how Fast Brown

Sevan Matossian (00:44):

Was. Hey. Yeah. Uh, Heidi, if you were at the event, well, can you get your camera up and going too? Their stream is down.

Taylor Self (00:51):

I’m not so surprised by that. He historically crushes those short workouts. Look at all of his quarter final finishes and the short ones, especially 2021. The Burberry box, jump over, snatch, workout, smashed it.

John Young (01:03):

Also, the Clean and Jerk Burpee over Bartle.

Sevan Matossian (01:07):

I gotta find a better way to communicate with, uh, Suza.

John Young (01:10):

Uh, it’s crazy how he can make that happen though. Um, yeah, it is being his size.

Sevan Matossian (01:16):

Okay guys. Uh, this is the final heat of the day. We will watch two events now back to back of the Men’s Final Heat. These are the men. Uh, they’ve been, I think, receded since the first two events, and we have, uh, the best guys. Uh, we still don’t have an update on Gee, although if someone were to go over to maybe the barbell, uh, barbell spin, uh, we might actually, uh, know. Um, we have so many people there. I’m surprised we only have Mr. Will Plumber saving the day with a, uh, shot of the field. I know some of these other people like SU’s using his camera, uh, his phone to actually film so he doesn’t get our text messages. Oh,

John Young (01:58):

Wow. Sev

Sevan Matossian (01:59):


John Young (02:00):

Emily Rolf is currently beating Emma Carey.

Sevan Matossian (02:04):

No, she, wow. Well, you, I was wondering what happened to Emma Carey. They, they talked about her for the first two minutes of that event, and then they just went dark on her. We don’t, we don’t know what happened to her. She,

John Young (02:14):

From that event, and Emily, uh, won. What did she get? 12 off four is not up yet, but she, after event three,

Sevan Matossian (02:21):

Where do I go John? So I can pull that up since we don’t have Caleb anymore.

John Young (02:24):

Um, type in 2023.

Sevan Matossian (02:27):


John Young (02:28):

T Y R, waza, and then C O M P, corner Comp Corner, and it’ll pop up on

Sevan Matossian (02:37):

Google. Okay. Got it. Yep. Thank you. Uh, okay. And I go to, uh, leaderboard.

John Young (02:47):

Yeah, I mean you should, it should just pop up on it.

Sevan Matossian (02:50):

I, it starts with the, uh, it’s got the teams, uh, intermediate teams. I just have team filters. Are

John Young (02:57):

You sure you’re on the right thing?

Sevan Matossian (02:59):

No, I’m not. I’m not, I’m not sure. Uh, elites, uh, RX Women, Caitlin Van Zal is winning. Uh, Olivia Sole in second place. No, this cannot be right

John Young (03:11):

Here. I will, uh, I’ll text you the link.

Sevan Matossian (03:13):

It’s okay. I got it then. I got it. I got it. No. Yes. Yes. You better. You better. And I still won’t be able to get it cuz I can’t get it onto this computer.

John Young (03:22):

Do you want me to email you the

Sevan Matossian (03:23):

Link? No, it’s okay. You can text it. I’ll figure it out. Uh, it looks like they’re still setting up and the final heat hasn’t gone. Right. So it’s the final heat workout. A and B. And it looks like, um, Taylor Self didn’t pay his electrical bill.

Taylor Self (03:42):

Yeah, no. I have <laugh>. Okay. Fuck you <laugh>. Should I turn? Let me, let’s see if this is better. I don’t think it will be

John Young (03:48):


John Young (03:50):

I, I texted you sev. Lemme know.

Taylor Self (03:52):

Is that worse or

Sevan Matossian (03:53):

Better? No, that’s, uh, that’s, uh, that’s worse. Yeah. Worse. Probably worse. Uh, it looks like Suzy got a great, uh, spot on the floor.

John Young (04:01):

Yeah. Great

Sevan Matossian (04:02):

Spot. It also looks like the water Polooza stream is still down.

John Young (04:09):

We have no idea what happened on Part B.

Sevan Matossian (04:13):

Uh, if anyone can tell us, that would be great.

Taylor Self (04:18):

Oh, that’s right. We didn’t get to see any of

John Young (04:20):

That. I think Suza or Ask Will, will, will. Is there,

Sevan Matossian (04:24):

Uh, how? And we and we only have two cameras there. That’s crazy. Uh, plumber, can you tell us what’s going on? Can we unmute you and, and you tell us what’s going on? No. Uh, I can’t unmute you. You’re gonna have to unmute yourself, buddy.

John Young (04:43):


Sevan Matossian (04:45):

I feel the tension coursing through my blood. Oh, okay. I got the leaderboard. Thanks to John Young. Saving the day. No information from Will Plumer. No information from Matt Suza. We have no idea what’s going on. We do know that Matt Suza has an incredible, uh, shot. Shot.

Taylor Self (05:01):


Sevan Matossian (05:03):

Uh, and let’s take a look over here too. Dark Lord Revon, uh, thank you for saving us. No problem. My pleasure. I’m too, it sucks that I was working out and showering and I couldn’t come sooner.

John Young (05:12):

Oh, there part four is in go. It’s in.

Sevan Matossian (05:16):

Oh, refresh.

Taylor Self (05:17):

Oh, refresh. Yeah,

John Young (05:18):

Yeah. No, no, no. It’s in Cuz it has 3 44 at 400 total points. Wow.

Taylor Self (05:23):

So I got it. Emily Smash

John Young (05:26):


Sevan Matossian (05:29):

How can this B

John Young (05:30):

Go to part B sev on if you can, uh, press the X button down there.

Taylor Self (05:34):

There’s still a lot of workouts.

John Young (05:36):

And then go over and now click on E three and we can see who did what in that event. Emma did 30th.

Sevan Matossian (05:45):

Well, you, yeah, you can see Emma Carey took, uh, 12th and 30th.

John Young (05:49):

Oh my God. Why

Taylor Self (05:50):

Do you think the D ball cleans her back?

John Young (05:52):

I, I don’t know.

Sevan Matossian (05:53):

Oh, Nelly Taylor, why? Why do you have to go there? Well,

Taylor Self (05:57):

That’s the only logical

Sevan Matossian (05:58):

Explanation. Oh no, you sit outside

John Young (06:00):

The top 10 camp podium.

Sevan Matossian (06:02):

Oh, that’s my gosh.

John Young (06:03):

I bet she’s still winding

Taylor Self (06:05):

<laugh>. I don’t know. That’s a tough finish.

Sevan Matossian (06:07):

Oh my goodness. Hey, uh, she came out good. I think she was ahead for, for a little bit for that. Well, she was neck and neck. Make my, uh, camera big. Okay. Make your camera big.

John Young (06:23):

Emily’s gonna take a hit on the cleaning shirt. Yeah. Go to the Suzu cam. Like it’s gonna be really close after the cleaning shirt.

Sevan Matossian (06:31):

Oh, we got Pat Vener. Looks like geese back in the house, uh, after he was Wow.

Taylor Self (06:36):


John Young (06:37):

Oh man.

Sevan Matossian (06:42):

Pat’s sending it. Hey, can you guys hear my gardener right out my door? He

John Young (06:44):


Taylor Self (06:45):

He is. I think Gee’s doing so badly because he has fucking different colored shoes on.

Sevan Matossian (06:50):

I agree. I concur.

John Young (06:51):

Yeah, but he looks cool and he’ll win the lift.

Taylor Self (06:54):

I don’t know if I will call that. Cool. It looks like he fucking lost a, a shoe and someone gave him an extra.

Sevan Matossian (07:02):

Uh, just so you guys know, uh, Emily Rolf is 3 44 ary 2 99. Page powers 2 94 Sydnee Mcli 2 85. It is a close race between the top four. And uh, uh, Elisa Fuo is 2 83. It is very close.

Taylor Self (07:17):

Pat’s toes to bar so much faster than gee. And the guy next to him, the red shorts.

Sevan Matossian (07:21):

Yeah. Pat is the first one off the Toda bar and immediately,

John Young (07:27):


Sevan Matossian (07:27):

My goodness. The feed is back up at Waap. Alza keeping

John Young (07:32):


Taylor Self (07:32):

Pace. If you look, they’re

Sevan Matossian (07:34):


Taylor Self (07:34):

Moving. 20, 21, 22.

Sevan Matossian (07:38):

Quicker turnover.

Taylor Self (07:40):

Oh, he’s smashing. There’s no one close. That’s Roman down there on the end, I believe.

Sevan Matossian (07:46):

Uh, is your guys’ feet up and working?

Taylor Self (07:49):

I’m not watching it. Fuck it. Yeah,

John Young (07:50):

I’m not watching it. This is, this is, I like this view better.

Sevan Matossian (07:53):

All right.

Taylor Self (07:54):

Way better. We get to watch the whole race. It’ll probably be just looking at geese nipples right now on the feed.

Sevan Matossian (08:00):

<laugh>, they gotta, uh, basically just Roman and Patrick in split screen. It looks like, uh, Vener is in the lead. Now

John Young (08:08):


Taylor Self (08:08):

Ask. He’s smashing everyone.

John Young (08:10):

Why is everybody not doing the quick toaster bar?

Taylor Self (08:13):

Um, a lot of people don’t. So when I do them fast, I don’t do the leg curl like Vener does.

Sevan Matossian (08:20):

Vener back on toast. Debar I’ll by himself again.

Taylor Self (08:23):

Vener is on the shuttle. Shuttle.

John Young (08:24):

He’s his head a

Taylor Self (08:24):

Lot. Yeah. So I don’t do the leg curl, but I can do them just as fast by rebounding in my arch, if that makes sense. Like I stay incredibly tight in my arch and it’s almost like I hit a wall. Um, I think a lot of athletes don’t do the leg curl because it fries your hip flexor so much. And I don’t know that a lot of people know how to rebound in the

Sevan Matossian (08:43):

Arch. Okay, so Vener is finishing the hurdle? Well, no, he’s already done. It’s the same time that Roman starts it.

Taylor Self (08:50):

Vener finished. Where where are you watching Suza?

Sevan Matossian (08:53):

He watching. Oh, he’s done Ner

Taylor Self (08:55):

You’re behind. You’re behind. Go. Go to Susan’s camera Vener smashed everyone. All right. All right. And then a line of like 10 guys finished at the same

John Young (09:02):

Time. So part B uh, will is saying that, uh, Ricky got first and Roman got second.

Taylor Self (09:08):


Sevan Matossian (09:09):

Hey, was Luke Parker walking or did he finish and then go over to cheer someone on? He’s,

Taylor Self (09:13):

He finished.

Sevan Matossian (09:14):

Okay. Hey, that’s crazy that, uh, um, Patrick Vener can take such a huge lead on such a short workout

Taylor Self (09:23):

Toast of our No, he and the hurdles toast to bar on the hurdles.

Sevan Matossian (09:29):

Wow. That’s kind

Taylor Self (09:31):

Of, he’s gonna smash, he’s gonna smash this next one too.

Sevan Matossian (09:33):

It’s kind of unacceptable.

Taylor Self (09:37):

I’m excited to watch him take on part two.

John Young (09:40):

I’m excited to watch Roman. Well, I know Roman was in the first heat, wasn’t he? Or Roman? Is Roman in this heat or was he in the first heat?

Sevan Matossian (09:52):

No, no. Roman was in this heat. We just watched Roman.

John Young (09:55):

Okay, well I’m getting misinformation from

Sevan Matossian (09:57):

Will. No, no, no, no. We just watched Roman. Roman and Patrick, uh, went together and uh, and, and I think Roman was, uh, in second the whole time, but basically one, uh,

John Young (10:08):

Okay, so Ricky won the heat. Roman’s not in that heat. I don’t know what Will is trying to, he’s in the private chat

Sevan Matossian (10:14):

One. Revel. Oh, oh’s. See, let’s see. Uh oh. Oh, shit. He’s saying Ricky won

John Young (10:26):

In the first heat.

Taylor Self (10:28):

What did he win?

John Young (10:29):


Taylor Self (10:30):

Okay. Oh shit. That’s right. Ricky was in the first heat. Why?

Sevan Matossian (10:34):

Well, yeah, why? Let me see if I can pull up the men’s leaderboard.

Taylor Self (10:37):

That’s a big miss. He wasn’t in the first heat on the last workout, you know what I mean?

John Young (10:44):

Yeah. He’s ask, ask Suza if, if he can see Roman in this heat.

Sevan Matossian (10:48):

Hey, cause Ricky Gerard’s in fir he went into this in first place. Why would, why would they put him in the first heat that may would make no sense.

Taylor Self (10:56):

It’s just a blunder, another blunder one after the other.

Sevan Matossian (10:59):

Uh, will, can you tell us what’s up with that? Why was, uh,

John Young (11:02):

He doesn’t know how to take his thing off Mute.

Sevan Matossian (11:05):

Who? Oh, that’s Will Plumer. I thought that was Will Branstetter. Oh shit.

Taylor Self (11:09):

He might not have, he might not have headphones in.

Sevan Matossian (11:13):

Oh man. He doesn’t know how to unmute his shit.

Taylor Self (11:15):

He might not have headphones

John Young (11:16):

In. No, he’s in the private chat. If you want to just send him stuff.

Sevan Matossian (11:20):

No, I want to talk to him. Okay, here we go. Uh, this is the final heat, uh, the fourth workout of the day. After this workout, we will know, uh, who is, uh, winning after day one. We’ll be 50% through Guap. Polooza, you gotta 2023. What about Brian Friend? Is he out there? Can Brian get us some info?

Taylor Self (11:40):

We’ll be 25% done. We still have two days of team. Saturday and Sunday.

Sevan Matossian (11:44):

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Forget

Taylor Self (11:45):

Those. Are you watching? Uh,

Sevan Matossian (11:47):

I’m gonna see if we can get Brian on here. Watch

John Young (11:49):

Luke. Luke Parker has something wrong with his rower.

Taylor Self (11:51):

Uh oh. No way. Pan back over Su to the left. Can we see to the left? To the left?

John Young (11:57):

To the left? Your other left. Your other left.

Taylor Self (12:00):

That left. Can

Sevan Matossian (12:02):

We see Yeah. To where the event is? Who, who, uh, who had a problem with the road,

Taylor Self (12:08):

But it looks like Luke Parker’s rowing just fine.

John Young (12:10):

Is 10 to 15 seconds behind

Taylor Self (12:14):

Go to the Are you watching the Suzu cam Savon?

Sevan Matossian (12:17):

I am. Okay,

Taylor Self (12:17):

Good. Good. We’re all synced up then.

Sevan Matossian (12:20):

Uh, th their their feed is down for me. Oh no, not now. It’s back up. Here we go.

Taylor Self (12:27):

Brian has all the answers.

John Young (12:29):

So somebody in the comments, I don’t know if it’s true or not. They say Elner is first and Bikowski was second. So everybody else was behind Falkowski in that last this

Taylor Self (12:41):

Who was first?

John Young (12:42):

Goro? Ner was first. Bikowski was second.

Taylor Self (12:46):

Oh, okay. You mean overall

John Young (12:47):

Okay. In in part A? No. In part

Taylor Self (12:49):

A. Yeah. Yep, yep, yep. Yeah, that’s what I mean. But over but out of both heats?

John Young (12:52):


Sevan Matossian (12:54):

Okay. So now this person, this person is saying, oh yeah, yeah. Ricky Falkowski and Nick Matthew were in Heat one. Well, yeah. What the fuck? Why would they do, why

Taylor Self (13:02):

The fuck would they do that?

Sevan Matossian (13:07):

And, and how about this, uh, Vener in Lane one and ro uh, Roman Koff is in lane 18. That makes no sense. This

John Young (13:15):

Kind of, this kind of gives them a disadvantage. Ricky a disadvantage. Huge

Taylor Self (13:18):

Disa disadvantage. You

John Young (13:19):

Know, put up a time for everybody

Taylor Self (13:22):

To beat. That is the biggest disadvantage in competition is going in

John Young (13:25):

Your first place. You should not have that disadvantage.

Sevan Matossian (13:28):

<laugh>. No. Hey, and how about this? How about the fact that Vener is probably against one of the worst people to be against right there? Uh, geese, since he’s a wounded duck, how

Taylor Self (13:36):

Do you feel if you’re running this event or you’re in a position of management or power and you’re just walking around the floor and you’re like, you’re getting hit with all these massive fuckups that you know are going on. Like how do you think you’re

Sevan Matossian (13:46):


Taylor Self (13:47):

<laugh> broadcast is down. Rowers not working, fucking all sorts of shit all over the place.

Sevan Matossian (13:52):

Hey, it looks beautiful.

Taylor Self (13:53):

Leader in Heat. One. It doesn’t look beautiful. Ricky’s already gone and we’re on heat. Two <laugh>,

Sevan Matossian (14:00):


John Young (14:01):

Will’s got a good camera view once they get in the Dbo. He’s

Taylor Self (14:06):

Shaking a bit. He’s shaking a bit. I like, I like SU’s cam. You can

John Young (14:09):

See. Yeah, I mean as long as s in the lead, I’m saying if Roman is way over there, we might be able to get it better with

Taylor Self (14:15):

Will’s, but I think we’ll see the athletes who get off first. It’ll be pretty evident.

John Young (14:18):

It’ll be Roman.

Taylor Self (14:20):


Sevan Matossian (14:21):

That’s Roman, that’s Roman’s side. That’s what it looks like when you hold the cam when you drink too many c4

Taylor Self (14:26):

S he’s second in, he’s in the second lane over, I believe

Sevan Matossian (14:32):

The guy with the white shirt and like the fanny pack over there. What is that? Is that medical?

John Young (14:35):

He’s in that black, the black kind of like, uh, that stops under his knees. Pants,

Taylor Self (14:41):

Uh, will stay on Roman. Okay.

Sevan Matossian (14:43):

There goes vener again.

Taylor Self (14:44):

And, and I don’t believe that’s Roman down there.

Sevan Matossian (14:47):

Uh, Vener is first off. Uh oh. Someone else is already someone’s head of Venner.

Taylor Self (14:52):

He’s chef Spanish guy. Here comes Roman.

John Young (14:54):

J Bento.

Taylor Self (14:55):

Wow. Look at Vena’s Dal. It’s like doesn’t have air in it. You see how it’s lopsided like that?

John Young (15:00):


Taylor Self (15:01):

That’s a fuck up too. I don’t think all of ’em are like that.

Sevan Matossian (15:04):

Oh, it’s like a rock. Because that’s what happens when you leave out overnight on Roman. Hey, when you leave them out, that happened at hq. When you leave them out at overnight, they get hard like that and they never come back. Yeah, he got a, he got a tough one.

Taylor Self (15:16):

What do you mean you leave them out overnight?

Sevan Matossian (15:18):

Like if you leave them out, the D ball’s out overnight. They turn where

Taylor Self (15:21):

They get cold,

Sevan Matossian (15:22):

You mean? I don’t know what happens to ’em, but something moisture or something gets in them and they’re forever ruined. They turn into like what a venner is. That’s the way all ours Word H Roman,

Taylor Self (15:29):

They’re not forever ruined. Can pump ’em up with a bicycle pump.

Sevan Matossian (15:33):

No, you can’t.

Taylor Self (15:34):

You can put air in them. Yes you can.

Sevan Matossian (15:36):

Which one? The ones from Rogue.

John Young (15:38):

All right. It looks like Pat’s

Taylor Self (15:40):

Moving. They have a little nip. They have a little hole.

John Young (15:41):

Much faster clip.

Taylor Self (15:42):

They have a little hole and you just stick a bicycle pump in there. It’s like a, it’s like

John Young (15:45):

A I lights pat.

Sevan Matossian (15:48):

I’ve never seen that.

Taylor Self (15:49):

You look at the next, next time you are around a D ball, I’ll look

Sevan Matossian (15:53):

At it. I have so many D balls. I’ll look at it tonight. That would be amazing. If I know

Taylor Self (15:57):

You take a piss break. Take a piss break. I, I want to know for sure. <laugh>. I gotta know cuz we have, dude, I, we don’t have rogue ones but we have other ones and you can pump all of ’em up. Sam, uh, sand balls, slam balls included.

Sevan Matossian (16:09):

Vener, looks like he’s either in first place or the guy who’s in first place is Roman all the way down in late 18. Come

John Young (16:15):

On. Yeah, we’re gonna have to like go back and forth on the carry.

Sevan Matossian (16:18):

I wish we knew. There’s some guy I don’t recognize with like an airway shirt on.

John Young (16:22):

Is it Benito?

Sevan Matossian (16:23):

Okay. Roman Venito? Uh, no. And he’s right next to Roman. Okay. Roman. The guy in

Taylor Self (16:29):

Lanes shoulder,

Sevan Matossian (16:30):

The guy in lane 17 and 18 are ahead of Vel. Uh, Vener.

John Young (16:35):

Go back to them. There’s Roman.

Sevan Matossian (16:41):


John Young (16:42):

Right here.

Sevan Matossian (16:43):

Oh, okay. So that guy passed Roman. The guy in the red shorts is just behind Roman

Taylor Self (16:49):


John Young (16:49):

Sir. Benny, he’s left.

Sevan Matossian (16:50):

Oh, that is who that is. Are you right? Kik?

Taylor Self (16:55):

Come on. Vener still got the carry, but man, he’s got long arms if he can get through the Oh, is that a no rep? Yep. That’s a no

John Young (17:02):

Rep. Yeah, it was. Yep. Why? He’s he’s behind. Cause Roman’s almost done. Roman only had like two left.

Sevan Matossian (17:08):

Why is that a no rep?

Taylor Self (17:09):


John Young (17:10):

Its two. Can’t let it go over shoulder. I think he’s on the carry now.

Sevan Matossian (17:14):

Hey, is that a mental error on his part? That wasn’t on Pur that was on. Looked like he did it on purpose. Mental error. No,

Taylor Self (17:20):

That’s Roman’s onto the carry. He’s finished his D ball cleans.

Sevan Matossian (17:26):

Oh my goodness. That Oh, that’s a tough grip. That’s a tough grip. Grip. <laugh>. That’s tough. He he’s not gonna, he’s not gonna make it. Oh, Roman. Roman. He’s not doing that Unbroken I don’t think. Okay. Pat’s up. Oh, Pat’s still shouldering it.

Taylor Self (17:43):

He blew up on the row motherfucker.

Sevan Matossian (17:46):

Pat’s still shouldering

John Young (17:47):

It. Yeah, he rode really, really hard. That does not look fun.

Taylor Self (17:51):

Hate to see that.

Sevan Matossian (17:52):

Okay. That’s 150 pound D ball that Roman’s carrying. He hasn’t set it down once in the preview show. Uh, Taylor said he wouldn’t set it down. I find that hard to believe, but I think Taylor’s gonna be right.

John Young (18:05):

Oh man, he’s, he’s sticking through it. He doesn’t Pat

Taylor Self (18:08):


John Young (18:09):

Area. Pat’s running. Yeah,

Taylor Self (18:11):

Pat’s moving quick and I don’t think Pat’s gonna drop it. Pat has fricking gorilla arms.

Sevan Matossian (18:15):

Mm-hmm. <affirmative>, we’re we’re gonna take you back to Pat in just a minute. People drops. Oh, pat rested.

John Young (18:19):

He’s got one more, one more. Down in back Roman.

Taylor Self (18:21):

Oh, he has one more length. He’s gotta get back to the floor and then he’s done, I believe, and drops it and he’s finished.

Sevan Matossian (18:28):


John Young (18:29):

Oh wow.

Taylor Self (18:30):


Sevan Matossian (18:31):

The place didn’t erupt and we go back to, uh, on the complete other side is, uh, Vener.

Taylor Self (18:38):

He just blew up a little on the row I believe.

John Young (18:41):

I mean he’s Where’s Ring get third or second?

Taylor Self (18:45):

We have no idea how Heat wanted in this.

Sevan Matossian (18:50):

Uh, so okay, so we know that uh, Vener won the first workout and Roman won the second.

Taylor Self (18:59):

So many guys are going on. What does the feed say? Does the feed have uh, times?

John Young (19:09):

I’m asking Will,

Sevan Matossian (19:11):

Uh, they have Koff in first and, uh, tu, Magda and second, but, but it’s very close with Vel.

John Young (19:18):

That’s not what he’s that’s not what he’s asking

Sevan Matossian (19:20):

Him. And Vener neck and neck.

Taylor Self (19:25):

Tudor move the D ball really well. Don’t you fucking drop it?

Sevan Matossian (19:28):

Yeah. Vel, uh, he,

Taylor Self (19:30):

Uh, done,

Sevan Matossian (19:31):

If he does drop it, Venner will pass him. All right. Tudor, Magda second And uh, Venner and uh, Bre Gui looks like they’re tied neck and neck. It’s gonna be close.

Taylor Self (19:39):

Uh, Brian, what we just saw as Venner finished, I don’t know if he finished before tutor or not.

John Young (19:45):

Okay. He didn’t. Tutor was second. He

Taylor Self (19:46):

Didn’t? Yeah. Okay. Tutor was second. Okay.

John Young (19:50):

<laugh>, if anybody knows Ricky’s time to beat. Put it in the comments. Roman was 7 22.

Sevan Matossian (19:57):

7 22.

John Young (20:07):

Gee run bro. <laugh>, look how slow Gee is walking. There’s something has to be wrong with him.

Sevan Matossian (20:23):

Oh yeah. Yeah. It’s, something’s definitely wrong with him. He, he even said when Su said, how you doing? He said bad. And then we’ve seen him lying down twice being treated by, uh, medics. Right. So I’m guessing as soon as he gets out there, his heartbeat spikes. Wow. He, that’s a crazy posture, right?

John Young (20:42):

Yeah, I know. Like if you’re gonna walk, like it just seems like he’s going way too slow.

Sevan Matossian (20:52):

Dude, he’s holding on for dear life. He’s, he’s almost looks delirious. Is he laughing?

Taylor Self (20:58):

No, he’s not laughing. <laugh>? No.

John Young (21:00):

And for anybody wondering in the comments, a d ball is way, way harder to handle than a sandbag.

Taylor Self (21:06):

I don’t think wayI way it’s harder.

John Young (21:09):

But I’m saying it’s harder on cleans. It’s harder on caries. There’s, there’s nothing that it’s not harder.

Taylor Self (21:16):

Oh wow. Yeah, he took a dive there. <laugh> wonder when the leaderboard will update.

Sevan Matossian (21:24):

Hey, they can’t be too worried if they were worried, medic would be be watching him the whole time medical and they’d be out there right now on him, someone with water and no one seems to give a shit about him.

Taylor Self (21:33):

Looks like he’s just really outta shape.

Sevan Matossian (21:36):

Really? You think that’s what’s going on with? Gee, he’s,

John Young (21:39):

I don’t know a neat version of Hill right now. Taylor on the gauntlet.

Sevan Matossian (21:45):

Oh, wait a sec. So Matt, oh she’s there competing with teams. Okay. I was like, well there’s Mallow Brian interesting that she’s not uh, trying to pick up the 75 K, but uh,

Taylor Self (21:58):

What the fuck are they doing on the floor?

Sevan Matossian (22:02):

They do whatever they want, son.

Taylor Self (22:05):

That’s like watching what’s his fucking face? Gavin Newsom go out to dinner with no mask when he is got a fucking mandate.

Sevan Matossian (22:12):

<laugh> Ma O’Brien on the floor at Water Clues is the same as Gavin Newsom at the restaurant. I like it. <laugh>. I’ll take it. I’ll take

Taylor Self (22:19):

It. Come on man. I was trying to throw you a

Sevan Matossian (22:21):

Bone. Yeah, I like it. I like it. I like it. Yeah. That’s Mal Fraser. Good point. Yeah,

John Young (22:25):

Roman’s got his mayhem sticker on his chest.

Sevan Matossian (22:30):

Uh, mayhem. Uh, tattoo on Roman. Now I missed it. I

John Young (22:35):

Don’t think it’s a tattoo. I think it’s a

Taylor Self (22:38):

No, he got the tat

John Young (22:39):

He didn’t have it. The last interview he

Taylor Self (22:41):

Had, he got the tat let the people believe

John Young (22:45):


Sevan Matossian (22:48):

Savon in a suit right on the floor doing interviews. Legendary. Yeah. The good old days. Yep. Here we go. Uh, mal can do is she pleases? She’s the new queen. That’s correct.

Taylor Self (23:02):

Hey Brian?

Sevan Matossian (23:03):

Yeah, there is Brian friend. There he is. Oh,

John Young (23:06):


Taylor Self (23:07):

On mute.

John Young (23:09):

Suza take you shut off Mute.

Brian Friend (23:11):


Sevan Matossian (23:12):

God, that iPhone is sharp.

Brian Friend (23:13):

Can you guys hear him?

Sevan Matossian (23:15):


Brian Friend (23:16):

Yeah. Okay.

Sevan Matossian (23:17):

Um, we wanna know why, why was, uh, Ricky, why were Ricky and Vener and, and Falkowski and Gee all separated. Why weren’t they all in the same heat? Matthew, push here

Brian Friend (23:27):

Real quick. I got Roman, I got like two minutes. What do you want?

Sevan Matossian (23:31):

Okay. Why, why were the heats split up the way they were? Why wasn’t, uh, why weren’t all the best guys in the same heat?

Brian Friend (23:38):

Yeah, I tried to get that to happen, but the speed was done ahead of time and it was all based on their performance coming in. They were, uh, they thought about it, it was too complicated. Tose ’em before the night is what the, so they just let ’em go with how they had it coming into the competition.

Sevan Matossian (23:53):

But, but they had them all together in the previous, in the previous event.

Brian Friend (23:57):

I No, they did not. No, they did not. They were, I mean that’s why there were top times coming out of each one and two earlier also. So basically they favored the online qualifier just as heavily as many other things. That’s why you had the top five online qualifiers in the middle lanes of the last weeks.

Sevan Matossian (24:11):

Okay. And uh, what, how, how is Gee doing? We’ve seen medical with him a few times and he told us he’s not doing well.

Brian Friend (24:18):

No, he said his last flew up in the first event and he just hasn’t had any, I mean honestly it’s been, uh, a bit of a letdown of a day for him. First time competing since the games. So yeah. Not great for heat.

Sevan Matossian (24:30):

Is it, are they heat issues or is it training issues?

Brian Friend (24:34):

I’m hearing a lot of different things. I’m not, I don’t, I don’t feel like I have enough confidence to answer that for sure.

Sevan Matossian (24:39):

Okay. Uh, we, uh, Taylor was speculating that maybe he’s outta shape, but it does seem like to us, like it looked like a heat issue the way he was like, uh, swerving around and they were pouring water on him.

Brian Friend (24:50):

I mean, in the second event earlier today there was a, there was a like half the field was in sun and the other half wasn’t, and he was in the sun. So maybe I know that he’s changed up his style of training this season. I don’t, you know, I don’t know if that’s meaning he’s just not like ready for competition right now or one. Uh, I’ll try to find out more, but that’s all I know for

Sevan Matossian (25:07):

Now. Okay. We’ve been having a lot of issues with the stream, so we took it upon ourselves just to go live every time it went down. Is that, uh, a problem with the Amazon server? What’s going on there

Brian Friend (25:17):

Exactly that? Yeah, he said an AWS server blue earlier today and uh, they had to like bounce the feet off of somewhere in Virginia and a bunch of stuff that I don’t understand. But it’s not like an internet issue here. It’s on a Hamilton Road or Aloo issue. It’s something beyond them.

Sevan Matossian (25:34):

Okay. Oh, you know what’s interesting is that the comments keep going when the feed drops and so people get to go

Brian Friend (25:42):


Sevan Matossian (25:42):


Brian Friend (25:42):


Sevan Matossian (25:44):

Yeah. People get to say some crazy shit, like maybe the uh, maybe the stream got the vaccine or something. Uh uh, so anyway, um, okay. And what, what happened with Emma Carey? She came out, uh, she won in that part A part B event. She won the first part, right? No, no, no.

Brian Friend (26:04):

She took, she won the first two events. Day

Sevan Matossian (26:06):

30th. Yeah. And then she took 13th and A and then 30th and B, but she came out great in B and then they stopped following her. So we don’t know how she imploded and we hate to speculate that maybe the D ball hurt her back.

Brian Friend (26:22):

I’ll see if I can find out. I don’t know anything for now.

Sevan Matossian (26:25):

Did you see her go down?

Brian Friend (26:27):

It was like second on row down. Yeah. It doesn’t matter if you come off the rower or not. Couch his length off the rower in one of the events, so, well I think, uh, Roman got him, but he wanted to seats, uh, the rower’s not that relevant to that work out. All the girls could

Sevan Matossian (26:41):

Do the sandbag and she

Brian Friend (26:42):

Can’t. There’s a reason for it. Yeah. So either it’s a weakness of hers or something happened. I’ll try to find out.

Sevan Matossian (26:48):

Alright. Uh, fantastic. Uh, well thank you Brian. If, if, uh, if you get a chance, we’d love to have you on, uh, later, uh, we’re gonna try to get, uh, Guido Trinidad on and talk to him about some of the programming.

Brian Friend (27:01):

I’ll do what I can. I know we have a big production meeting to get ready for day two tonight, but, uh, I’ll try

Sevan Matossian (27:07):

To. Awesome. Thanks brother.

Brian Friend (27:09):

Thank you.

Sevan Matossian (27:11):

Will Plumber. What’s up brother?

Will Plumber (27:13):

Hey. So kind of a kind of bs but Patrick Vener got an interview after that even though he lost it and Roman had to walk off and didn’t get anything.

Sevan Matossian (27:23):

Only so much toleration for that, uh, rush for those Russians. We don’t, they don’t even get a flag. They don’t even get a flag. Will

Will Plumber (27:30):

<laugh>. Yeah, basically I saw, I saw Roman leave and he took pictures with at least half a dozen people. Awesome.

Sevan Matossian (27:36):

As he.

Will Plumber (27:36):

Awesome. So I don’t know, that kind of pissed me off that he gets an interview and Roman gets nothing. Well,

Sevan Matossian (27:42):

Uh, Roman did get on, uh, in sort of in their defense. Roman did get a great interview earlier. They got, did you see that one? Yeah, they had his translator there. Okay. Yeah, he got a, he got a great interview and uh, and also, um, uh, I appreciate your perspective. I’m not dogging on you, but, uh, Pat’s the three time champion so it’s kind of good to let him, you know, say some words and see how he’s doing. Um, uh, did you see what happened to Emma Carey will, uh, in that?

Will Plumber (28:06):

No, I didn’t. I did not see what happened to Emma Carey, but I did see that Luke Parker off the row. I don’t know what happened if he like literally pulled so hard he fell off of it. But something was wrong where he was off of the rower when everyone else was rowing.

Sevan Matossian (28:20):

Hey <laugh>. Hey listen, someone in the comments wrote, uh, your jawline kind of pisses

Brian Friend (28:27):

Me off. <laugh> chill that thanks.

Sevan Matossian (28:33):

Oh my God. Hey, he’s young and full of testosterone. That’s what they look like these days. Look at these Will Plumer, looks like a fucking bull. Um, SMTP programming that’ll do that to you.

Will Plumber (28:43):

Yes sir. Tomorrow morning. 10 45.

Sevan Matossian (28:46):

Uh, a any anything else? Anything else you see out there? It looks like a beautiful event. It looks the same as last year’s shitloads of people. It looks already super crowded for a Thursday.

Will Plumber (28:54):

It’s busy for a Thursday. It’s, it’s busy for a Thursday. And Flagler, the stadium itself is smaller than last year, so they rearranged kind of how it was laid out. It looks like Bayside is a little bit bigger, but Flagler where all like the main events are is smaller seating wise. So it was packed.

Sevan Matossian (29:12):

You know, it’s interesting that you say that. Will, I remember last year we reported that it was smaller than the previous year, so that means it’s shrunk two years in a row. They’re

Will Plumber (29:21):

Adding seating. Vendor Village is getting bigger and bigger.

Sevan Matossian (29:24):

It’s row. Okay. And Taylor speculating that they’re adding seating. They they did, according to Brian, they added seating. Okay. Alright. Uh, okay. Uh, thank you very much. Are you doing any of the divisions this year?

Will Plumber (29:37):

Yeah, I’m doing Scaled individual.

Sevan Matossian (29:39):

Oh, and when is that?

Will Plumber (29:41):

Tomorrow morning, 10 45.

Sevan Matossian (29:43):

And and how long is that?

Will Plumber (29:45):

Uh, throughout the weekend. So,

Sevan Matossian (29:48):

Uh, so did we get you anymore or that’s it, we’re done with you After today, you

Will Plumber (29:52):

Get me a little bit more. I’ll

Sevan Matossian (29:53):

Be around. Okay, good. All right. Thank you. Hey, I appreciate your help. Thanks dude.

Will Plumber (29:56):

Have a good night guys.

Sevan Matossian (29:57):

Okay, bye.

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