#846 – CrossFit Quarterfinals Trolling the Leaderboard w/ Scott Tetlow & Friends

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

That is fucking Abso. Oh my goodness. I’m just seeing that for the first time. That’s fucking bad. Shit. Crazy. Bam. We’re live

Andrew Hiller (00:09):

And now the entire world wonders what

Sevan Matossian (00:12):

Is I feel like a beat of sweat. I’m pissed. So pissed. I feel like a beat of sweat. Like rolling down my back.

Bill Grundler (00:17):


Andrew Hiller (00:19):

You already get so angry that your, your butt hole is like sweats down it.

Sevan Matossian (00:24):


Andrew Hiller (00:26):

That’s my head doesn’t sweat when I get angry.

Bill Grundler (00:28):

That’s kind of your, so your head doesn’t sweat. Your asshole sweats.

Sevan Matossian (00:31):

I’ve puckered up so tight that, um, there, you know, puckered up so tight that no nothing could escape from it.

Bill Grundler (00:37):


Sevan Matossian (00:39):

It is over the quarter, finals are over and, uh, bill Grundler is here, and Kayla Beaver is here, and Mr. Andrew Hiller is here. Uh, Mike Halpin will be joining us shortly and so will Brian, um, friend since we switched the show till 4:00 PM so that he could be here from originally 2:00 PM So of course he would be here. Um, it, I I get way, I I I It’s impossible to read all text messages, right? Well,

Bill Grundler (01:09):

Well we have three very busy text threads, so it’s really <laugh>. You can get lost in the three. Yeah. You know, it’s possible.

Sevan Matossian (01:16):

I mean, you would have to, you would have to. Yeah. It’s, I, it’s, it’s nuts. Okay. Calm down. Chevy Refocus. Bill is

Andrew Hiller (01:25):

Here. I think I do what I heard Susan does.

Sevan Matossian (01:28):


Andrew Hiller (01:28):

And once it accumulates to about 50 messages, I go back to the last one I remember reading and I try to soak it all in

Bill Grundler (01:35):


Sevan Matossian (01:36):

Yeah. You know what I do? I start reading ’em in reverse, which is just, uh, stupid. Uh, thank you. Very

Andrew Hiller (01:43):


Sevan Matossian (01:43):

Yeah, so stupid. It’s, it’s so dumb.

Bill Grundler (01:47):

You missed all the punch punchlines, then. That’s what happens.

Sevan Matossian (01:49):

I know. And, and I know when I’m doing it. It’s dumb. Uh, Mike Halpin. Hi. Thanks for joining us, brother. Hi. Um, let me ask you guys this. So it’s, it’s a, it’s, uh, officially over. The quarterfinals are done. Theoretically. We can go to this leaderboard right now and see who’s going from every region.

Bill Grundler (02:05):

Uh, you can see who is all put their stuff in, um, pre whatever penalties are going to be listed.

Sevan Matossian (02:12):

But if you don’t have your shit in now you’re your’re, you’re toast. Yeah. Correct. You, we we will have Anika Greer situation, right? Yeah. Like, it’s, okay. And is there anyone like that dominating? Uh, say that again. Hillary

Andrew Hiller (02:23):

Annika Greer dominating.

Sevan Matossian (02:26):

Good. That makes me happy. Yeah. Um, and uh, any surprises right off the bat of anyone who didn’t make it? I know Chadburn was out, uh, as of yesterday. She was outside the cut line. Did she make it inside?

Andrew Hiller (02:37):

She did. She’s just inside. Yep.

Bill Grundler (02:39):

Yeah. Close.

Sevan Matossian (02:40):

Uh, anyone else? Anyone else, uh, we’re concerned about, like did Jason Hopper get left, um, outside the cut line or is that just wishful thinking on my part?

Bill Grundler (02:47):

<laugh> just fine.

Sevan Matossian (02:50):

He did just fine. Okay. Um,

Andrew Hiller (02:52):

What’s close to me is Jordy Jilian is just outside, which is a shame cuz he got banged last year by event three with the shuttle runs. I was hoping he’d come back and make it this year. He’s that close. We were texting a little bit earlier. Yeah. Jordy. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (03:08):

And, and, and, and did he have, um, games aspirations?

Andrew Hiller (03:11):

Uh, yeah. Yeah. Go ahead. Yeah, but I know for sure, for sure he wanted to make the semi-final this year, cuz that was kind of yanked from him as a result of the show run Madness that happened last year of the event three.

Sevan Matossian (03:24):

Like he counted it wrong or something. No,

Andrew Hiller (03:26):

He was good. It was just everyone else that was wrong and that was his worst event. So everyone that got it wrong kind of sandwiched him down the leaderboard.

Sevan Matossian (03:32):


Andrew Hiller (03:33):

He took a hundredth on basically four of the events and 500th on that workout, which should have been more like 200th.

Sevan Matossian (03:41):

Someone just texted me on the, um, live calling phone. I hope you already spent a whole episode making fun of the vfs. Not yet. Um, bill, does anyone get into the semi-finals on accident? Or, or the, the like, like people get into the quarterfinals on accident, right?

Bill Grundler (03:59):

Oh yeah.

Sevan Matossian (04:00):

But does anyone get into the, um, semi, uh, semi-finals on accident?

Bill Grundler (04:06):

Um, I wouldn’t say on accident. I, I would say that there will be some that get in that are, um, maybe not, and this is something that Brian was talking about yesterday. Uh, someone that doesn’t get judged, scored, um, viewed or whatever, as hard as some of the more popular names. Some of the people that are sitting up at the top, you get those outliers that have some decent scores and either a really, really good score or they have some okay scores and a really bad score to kind of gets ’em out of the mix. And they’re sitting on that, that, that cut line area.

Sevan Matossian (04:37):

Uhhuh, <affirmative>,

Bill Grundler (04:38):

Um, I don’t know, man. Like, I, I just really feel that there were a lot of movements where it’s going to demand a lot of viewing and judging by the CrossFit game staff. And I don’t know if they have the capacity to view and judge everyone across the board evenly so that you get the true numbers that are supposed to be gone. I think you’re gonna have some people that actually don’t, don’t get looked at as hard and get in. That’s what I think

Sevan Matossian (05:05):

O Okay. And, and we will go down that path before we do Bill, let me rephrase the question. Uh, uh, and, and feel free to jump in here too, either Hill or Halpin. Um, theoretically there’s this fucking amazing lady named Ariel Lowen. And, uh, not last year, but the year before, um, she, she didn’t necessarily want to go to the games, but she didn’t want to go to the games, but she did want to make it to a, a live event or so she could get some signage with her name on it. And she ended up accidentally making it to the games. If you believe the story, and I, and I, and I think I do believe the story, um, is there, is is is that just a, do you think by that’s what I mean, I don’t mean like, is there anyone legitimately who’s just like, Hey, I just worked out for fun and I made it to the semi-finals, or No, this shit is fucking hard.

Bill Grundler (05:49):

Uh, I, I don’t think it’s gonna happen very often, but yeah, aerial’s, aerial’s a badass. And I think a lot of times you’ll have athletes that don’t necessarily know, um, what their capacity is yet. They’re just happen to be a freaky good athlete and they kind of hop in and they’re like, oh yeah, okay, I’ll, I’ll go ahead and do this. And it’d be kind of fun to kind of play. I mean, we’ve seen some athletes at other live events, you know, if you’re looking at like guap poos and things like that, where all of a sudden you see some men’s like, well, who the, where did this person come from? And they’ve kind of been around, but they just didn’t really either have the push, the coaching, the confidence, the whatever to hop into the game. So I think when you have, and, and, and I think CrossFit is really interesting where you can have someone get a very strong run, um, has the natural abilities, um, but what they needed was the confidence.


And that’s kind of the glue that puts it all together. And so you have some like Arrow area alone who has zero pressure on her back then when she was doing that at the, at the live event, um, to hop in the game and just be like, all right, well let’s go and we’ll just line ’em up and see what happens if she loses, who cares? No one thought she was gonna do anything anyway. But when you start winning and you’re like, oh, all right, this is kind of fun. You know, you get into that flow state and start kicking ass

Sevan Matossian (07:02):

As opposed to people like, um, uh, Colton Merton’s and Rebecca Fussier, who it is, y y you know, I mean, I don’t train with them or live with them, but the perspective I have on ’em is, is that they have given everything,

Bill Grundler (07:15):


Sevan Matossian (07:15):

Everything, man. They are like, they’re, they’re working with, uh, limited resources and uh, whether it be, you know, whether it be with their gym, their time, their stature, and yet they’re fucking, nothing’s gonna get in their way.

Bill Grundler (07:30):

Who, who has more to lose the person that is all in, or the persons that’s just like, oh, I got nothing to lose, but let’s just, let’s just go out. I mean, I’ll give you everything I got, right? But I mean, it’s not my entire life where everything’s and my world’s gonna crumble if I don’t make it kind of a thing. That’s a

Andrew Hiller (07:44):

Good question, bill. Who’s got more to lose? Mm-hmm. The Aeriel Lows or Daniel Brandon’s of the world, or the Colton Burton’s and Rebecca’s.

Sevan Matossian (07:53):

Wait, why Daniel Brandon? She’s all in.

Andrew Hiller (07:55):

I know. He said all in like, I see. I feel like Ariels. Yeah. And you can say like, well,

Bill Grundler (08:00):

I’m talking about before, I’m talking about before, I’m talking about before, uh, the Arrow before she made it to the games. Not, uh, I’m, I mean, you know, you’re talking, you’re talking about Kurt, Kurt Martins now Kurt Mur. Geez. Oh man. I like

Sevan Matossian (08:11):

It. Like it, I like it. Kurt

Bill Grundler (08:13):

Martins now <laugh> old meat curtains. Martins <laugh> cur, uh, <laugh>. Um, if, if that is your entire thing where you live, breathe, sleep, CrossFit training the games, and that’s, that’s the whole deal. Like, it’s hard if you don’t make it there because where else are you going? You know? And, and I’m not saying it’s a bad thing. I’m just saying it’s a very hard thing, you know? I mean, there’s a lot of pressure you put on yourself, uh, that that person is gonna take. If that’s the case. Now, granted, you know, oh

Sevan Matossian (08:45):

Shit. Colton’s outside the, is this by worldwide? That’s Oh, thank God. Don’t fucking do that. He heart

Bill Grundler (08:52):

Attack Easy. Wow.

Andrew Hiller (08:53):

I did the same thing. Just got new sign.

Bill Grundler (08:55):

His mustache almost turned white on that one.

Sevan Matossian (08:57):

Hey, listen to this. Hey, watch it buddy. Uh, Chevy throws a hat on and Bill dies his beard gray and you wouldn’t know. He sitting down <laugh>. I’ll take it. I’ll take it. <laugh>. As long as Bill doesn’t stand up. Yeah, we’re fine. Grundler. And isn’t that gr Learn Chevy’s. Parallel Universe. <laugh>, <laugh>. I didn’t see these coming. I should have. Shit. Shit. Oh, okay. Um, so, so this is a hard competition, uh, the quarterfinals this year. Uh, um, hard Hiller, uh, relative to other, uh, quarterfinals. A K R D

Andrew Hiller (09:35):

I I I would say so. Uh, I k when I first looked at ’em, there was a handful of people who really didn’t like the way that everything looked. A and then once you sit on it for a little bit, it, it becomes more and more interesting to the point where it’s almost likable. And I’m wondering if any of you guys share that opinion because I, I, I think a couple of you may have shared the opinion that we didn’t like it at first, but now it’s like a bull,

Sevan Matossian (10:03):

Uh, uh, grundler hard. And do you like it?

Bill Grundler (10:05):

Um, honestly, I I,

Sevan Matossian (10:11):

And when I say hard, I mean, is it difficult enough or too difficult for where it was placed?

Bill Grundler (10:15):

Uh uh Um, some things, yes. Some things no. Um, I think that, like, I really like the clean and jerk burpy box, jump over working. I like that <laugh>. Um, but honestly, I think that the weight may have been a touch heavy for the field. Not to say that you couldn’t have some people do it, but like, I think that we already went heavy with the thruster in the open, so we already got like your top end strength people. Why give them another event when the burpees didn’t mean anything on this? Uh, but I didn’t think, I didn’t think it was bad. I I I liked that event. Um,

Andrew Hiller (10:45):

Can we stop that question back a little bit, Simon, from you? You said it’s a very hard competition and I got immediately into the track of the people we’re talking about at the top of the leaderboard, and I think Bill was talking about the rest of the field. I’m, well, basically jerks, wickedly heavy for someone who signed up to take 400%

Sevan Matossian (11:01):


Bill Grundler (11:02):


Sevan Matossian (11:02):

Yeah, yeah. How heavy were they? What was the weight on them?

Bill Grundler (11:04):

2 70, 2 75 and 1 95.

Andrew Hiller (11:06):

180 5 for the women, right?

Sevan Matossian (11:08):

Uh, uh, to put that in perspective, what was the weight on the deadlift burki deadlift burpee workout in 2002

Andrew Hiller (11:15):

25? 1 55? The one to 10, 10 to one?

Sevan Matossian (11:19):

No. Uh, in, in, um, in Aromas

Andrew Hiller (11:23):

Is a deadlift ladder.

Sevan Matossian (11:24):

Yeah, it was a deadlift burpee workout in aromas in two

Andrew Hiller (11:27):

Oh it

Sevan Matossian (11:27):


Bill Grundler (11:28):

Ok. Oh yeah. 2 75

Andrew Hiller (11:29):

Or maybe it was even 2 55. So

Sevan Matossian (11:31):

There, so there the dead in 2009, the deadlifts 2 75 and now flash forward to 2023. And they gotta clean this 2 75. Yeah. Okay. Which I mean, and

Bill Grundler (11:42):


Andrew Hiller (11:42):


Bill Grundler (11:43):

<laugh>. But I, but I like the workout. I mean, I, I like what it is. I I don’t dislike it. I I would, the programmer part of me would’ve made the burpees count a little bit more. I would’ve changed the number of the burpees I the five burpee. That was a waste of time. Didn’t even need ’em at all.

Sevan Matossian (11:57):

It’s only one. Guys, why are you, why I didn’t know you and Hillary were such pussies. It’s only one. Well

Bill Grundler (12:01):

What? No, it’s one to five. So round one it’s one round two, it’s two round three, it’s three. Your last round you’re doing five burpee box jumpers in five cleaning jerks. It’s 15 total. All

Sevan Matossian (12:11):

Right, fine. Alright.

Andrew Hiller (12:12):

And when I first looked at it too, and I hated the entire competition until that one workout changed <laugh>, I, I swear it’s how it work. I go, oh, it’s 15 clean jerk. It’s

Bill Grundler (12:22):


Sevan Matossian (12:22):

<laugh>. Alright. Alright.

Andrew Hiller (12:23):

Fair enough. Is awesome. Just like that.

Bill Grundler (12:26):

I think the

Sevan Matossian (12:26):

Other thing, Hey, hey, math is hard for sev. No, SevOne is hard for your mom. Easy Barry. Dang. Sorry, go ahead Mike.

Mike (12:34):

Oh, uh, I think the other thing you’re gonna see is that there’s a bunch of us texting about how hard this, these tests are to judge versus how, how good of tests they are for the athletes. Like, there’s a big difference there between saying like, are these good tests to find the, the 300 athletes that are gonna go to the next stage? Versus saying like, well how hard is it to judge a v up? Or what did they write themselves or not write themselves into with some of this? I dunno if we’re gonna talk about that, but like, that’s the other thing that you see us like going on about, but it doesn’t exactly reflect itself on like, well did, how did Justin do in comparison to these tests? Or how did Colton do? Or in down the line?

Bill Grundler (13:13):

I, I mean, I think honestly for the athletes, it doesn’t matter what the, what the test is. If you wanna compete, it doesn’t matter Cause they’re not gonna change it for you. You can’t say value, know the program’s stupid, so we should totally change whatever. No, you, you, you get on the line, they say 3 21 go and you just go as hard and as fast as you can go. That’s the athlete’s job. And so I like to see a lot of the athletes not giving a shit about what the workouts are and not giving a shit about the what we’re doing, V ups, what we’re doing crossovers. This is stupid and I now need to get a beaded rope. And it’s like, okay, you’re going to, everyone that’s complaining about all of that stuff, you’re not an athlete anymore. Like, like get on the line and race. That’s what you’re supposed to do. Now the coaches, the coaches’ job have to figure out, all right, and how are you going to handle all of these different things? V ups, uh, maybe a heavy cleaning jerk depending on who your athlete is. Um, a wall facing handstand, pushup, um, which I, we did figure out you could kip those if you did those correctly. Um, uh,

Sevan Matossian (14:09):

I don’t

Andrew Hiller (14:09):

Think so. I think that the rules, it says you gotta keep your legs extended,

Bill Grundler (14:12):

Your feet have to, no, I don’t think they says you have to stay straight.

Mike (14:15):

There was a single lady that we saw that that was able to do it.

Bill Grundler (14:19):

Um, you can single

Sevan Matossian (14:20):

Meeting. She doesn’t have a boyfriend or just

Bill Grundler (14:22):

Lady to have to stay on the wall. Toes have to start on the wall and end on the wall. Right?

Andrew Hiller (14:26):

Give me a minute. I’m gonna go with I, I bet I I put 50 bucks on it. You can’t do it.

Sevan Matossian (14:33):

Okay. Preach it, bill. Preach

Bill Grundler (14:34):

It. We’ll see, we’ll see the, uh, you know, well standard. It’s hard to even say. It’s hard to even say. I mean, well, whatever, whatever the pieces are, cuz that’ll be another thing that we’ll talk about here in a second is, you know, the coach is trying to figure out, alright, well, so what are you gonna do with these different pieces and how are you gonna ma how are you gonna work your way through there as a programmer, I wasn’t overly impressed with, with the stuff that were put up. I mean, the race is the race and it’s cool to see some people have to deal with whatever legs must remain straight straight, huh, okay. Throughout the repetition. So even when you go to, even when you gotta keep your heels on the wall, yes. You still gotta keep your legs straight. So your video where your legs were bent to get your heels straight, that counted

Andrew Hiller (15:14):

<laugh>. I think my hips can go full circle. I can just rotate

Bill Grundler (15:17):

Legs <laugh>. Um, but see that’s another thing that like, um, the, the, the CrossFit games didn’t make it or made it hard to know what the hell you were supposed to do. And I think like you, if you’re talking about hard, like physically hard, mentally hard or programably hard, like what am I supposed to do when you’re telling me that I need to wear, uh, I need to have my toes on the wall or my heels on the wall. Okay, it’s stomach. I mean, I’m stomach facing. So why is it saying heels? Like that’s an easy fix to do. Why are you saying that these are gonna be snatches when it’s a three 15 deadlift at the end? Why you have all of these things. You have to have the video here, but you don’t need to show the video here or you should do the video here.


Mm-hmm. <affirmative>, like get all your shit set up so that there aren’t all these dumb questions to find out what it is that we’re supposed to do so that they know how to do their, do their movements, how they’re gonna be judged, when they’re gonna be judged, all the things. So to me that was way harder. I don’t think it was physically harder, uh, for the athletes, the top end athletes. Um, I think it was hard for some of the, uh, gen pop 10 percenters that made it in, um, for like the 2 75 and the basically a strict handstand up to the front like that. Some weird movements like that. So, um,

Sevan Matossian (16:35):

Like for the younger, for the newer, younger athletes?

Bill Grundler (16:36):

Is that what you’re saying? Yeah. Ones that are like, you know, the the 90, the 91st percentile. Like we have, we have, we have, uh, people in my gym that qualified and I mean, they’re not games level athletes, but they’re like, oh shoot, okay, I made it in there. I was 92%, then I was 90% and bounced around and whatever. And then they made it in and then they’re trying these movements and it was I think, interesting for them to try things. But I, I just think that at this stage it’s not the states to try cute new brand new things. Like it should be increased intensity, increased weight, increased volume as we step towards live competition. Where now you can have ev all the athletes sit down and have their briefing and say, here’s what this movement looks like. Anyone have any questions on what you can do on this? Can we do this? Can we do that? No, you can’t. Yes you can. Boom. Done. Everyone’s doing the same thing. Not where you put it to thousands of people that are trying to guess. Is it heels on the wall? Toes on the wall? Is it hand on the tape? Not hand on the tape. When you’re doing the handstand walks, is it

Sevan Matossian (17:37):

What ended up being the thing on that? Was it hand? No, you’re not allowed to have your hand on

Bill Grundler (17:41):

The tape. No, they gotta be in front of the tape or behind the tape, I guess depending on which side of the line you’re on. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Oh wait, you’re talking handstand walk or handstand pushups. The

Sevan Matossian (17:49):

Handstand walk.

Bill Grundler (17:50):

Handstand walk. You need to, your hands need to be on the ground before the tape and then step over the tape.

Sevan Matossian (17:56):

What happened to that guy yesterday? Who had the uh, second place in that? Did he get pulled off?

Bill Grundler (18:00):


Andrew Hiller (18:01):


Bill Grundler (18:01):

That right? I don’t know. That

Sevan Matossian (18:03):

Was the guy in second place yesterday. We watched his video.

Bill Grundler (18:05):

I saw that video you guys had on there and

Sevan Matossian (18:07):

He clearly wasn’t, uh, within the rules. So when someone does that, um, what’s the deal there? You dock them, uh, points or it’s automatic dq for not following the rules.

Andrew Hiller (18:16):

Depends on how big your name is.

Sevan Matossian (18:18):

No shit. Well, like that.

Bill Grundler (18:21):

This is the accidental part that I was talking about. This was my accidental part. You’re gonna have people that will get in the, this was, you know, not like accidentally. I wasn’t trying to go to the games here. Just like what you were saying, Andrew, depending on the name of you of who you are, you may or may not get someone looking at, did your fingers touch tape when you started on your handstand walk, even though you got the second fastest time of the world, but didn’t on anything else.

Sevan Matossian (18:44):

How did Telo do on the fir on the fifth workout before we go find that guy? How did Telo do? Did they they

Andrew Hiller (18:49):

Took that score down though.

Sevan Matossian (18:52):

Okay, so he did. Okay. He did great. So Telos going

Andrew Hiller (18:55):

Telos the man.

Sevan Matossian (18:57):

Yeah. Good job,

Andrew Hiller (18:58):

Dude. But he got smoked by Merton’s in Fit Wars. That’s still worldwide.

Bill Grundler (19:03):


Sevan Matossian (19:04):

Uh, um, uh, wad Zombie Preach Bill. Okay, listen, I think eventually we will do, we we do need to do a whole programming show. Did you wanna get into word Hillary before I switch gears on this here?

Andrew Hiller (19:14):

He brought up the, I think what I took away from that is that it was too much too soon and maybe too much in general for the stage,

Bill Grundler (19:22):

Uh, award.

Sevan Matossian (19:24):


Andrew Hiller (19:24):

Is that number one? Is that true?

Bill Grundler (19:26):

I I, is it Summit? I believe it. I I feel, my opinion is it wasn’t appropriate to move the people to the next stage, uh, the next qualifying stage. That’s what I think.

Andrew Hiller (19:38):

And then, so this could’ve been, okay. Possibly a semi-final where the head judges on the field and possibly a briefing. Did you hear the bit where Brian spoke on how they had games level judges at Trinity?

Bill Grundler (19:51):

Oh my God, dude, I fucking love that

Andrew Hiller (19:53):

Part. By the online review team.

Bill Grundler (19:55):

Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Yes. I thought that. Which which I, which I will say is this and this right here, Savon is a whole brand new show for you. Yeah. The idea, like to find out what Max paid them, first of all mm-hmm. <affirmative>, and then to get a judge’s group where they now can get hired out to go and do these things and they should trump, but it doesn’t matter any online thing. If they’re games, if they’re games judges and they get hired and, and I’m not saying like right now, I mean like right now, obviously it’s gonna be whatever, but, um, I mean that now you’re gonna get people that actually will want to be judges cuz they can get paid to be a judge for this kind of stuff. That would be awesome.

Andrew Hiller (20:35):

It gets it close to like the 25

Sevan Matossian (20:37):

Games. Or I’m gonna send Maxo Hajj an invite to come on in 49 minutes. We have Telo, we have Telo coming on in eight minutes. That’d

Bill Grundler (20:43):

Be sick.

Sevan Matossian (20:44):

And if we can ask, it would be great to, it’d be fun to hear that story. Right?

Bill Grundler (20:47):

But like I, if, if they’re games

Sevan Matossian (20:49):

Three hour athlete show, if we do that, by the way, games

Bill Grundler (20:51):

Of athletes and they’re not, they good idea, they get overrun. Like, like really? I would’ve thought that the in internal, internal workings, the internal groups of, uh, CrossFit would’ve been like, okay, we’re gonna,

Andrew Hiller (21:06):

That’s what you

Bill Grundler (21:07):


Andrew Hiller (21:08):

Obviously, hey judge at the games and whatever, no rep. Good. I mean, but

Sevan Matossian (21:13):

Since Telo is joining us in eight minutes, lemme shift gears here. Can we pull up his region, um, uh, where he’s going to be? Is he, uh, west or East North America? West or East? Mr. Telo. Anyone? Anyone.

Andrew Hiller (21:29):

I I think that he is West.

Sevan Matossian (21:33):

I tell her Dewey what he is what? Well, what he is while active duty is freaking no shit. He’s active duty. Okay.

Andrew Hiller (21:40):

His wife is a cop too.

Sevan Matossian (21:43):

But, but what’s funny is that they don’t have the occupational games this year.

Bill Grundler (21:47):

Well it’s because they need to make sure they put the time in, you know, and concentrate on that.

Sevan Matossian (21:51):

On what matters. Matters on what matters.

Bill Grundler (21:53):


Andrew Hiller (21:54):

Oh, Jesus.

Sevan Matossian (21:55):


Bill Grundler (21:56):

Matters <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (21:59):

I’m gonna guess his wife does CrossFit too. Okay. Holy shit.

Bill Grundler (22:02):

He’s six in his,

Sevan Matossian (22:03):

He’s six in his, uh mm-hmm. <affirmative> region. Yeah. Okay, so, um, uh, correct me if I’m wrong here guys. I, uh, I say a lot of shit that’s not true and you guys just, uh, stopped me. But the, what we’re looking at here is these 60 guys that you see, um, that you’re about to see. They are all going to the semi-final in North America. West, which is in

Andrew Hiller (22:23):


Sevan Matossian (22:24):

Pa Pasadena. Pasadena, yeah. Okay. Uh, Justin Maderas, uh, the Champ, uh, going for a third win at the, for the Cross Cross’. Patrick Vener. Uh, bill Lehe. I think we should talk about him. I don’t know what happened with him, but people in the comments are demanding some Bill Lehe talk. <laugh>, you

Andrew Hiller (22:37):


Sevan Matossian (22:37):

Know. No, uh, col Something with the rower people are saying

Andrew Hiller (22:42):

Amongst the other movements within that same workout.

Sevan Matossian (22:44):

Okay. We gotta be careful cause uh, uh, I’d like to get him on the show. Let’s not torture him. Hey, like

Andrew Hiller (22:49):


Sevan Matossian (22:49):

Too. I’ll just, maybe a little fire under him. Michael Stevenson and then in sixth Place, uh, Scott Telo. Um, we’ll find out here soon, but I thought last year was Tet Low’s last year. I thought it was like he asked his wife to do a a year. He was all in last year and that was it. And he was toast. He was done right off into the sunset. I

Andrew Hiller (23:08):

Don’t recall that. I don’t recall. Okay. Did he say that on here? Where do you say that?

Sevan Matossian (23:11):

I maybe, yeah, maybe. I felt like he was just, he had an all in last year and then he was done. And I’m wondering if this is one of those things that, uh, Grundler was kind of referring to, you know, Ariel Lowe and take the pressure off you and then enter the event and,

Bill Grundler (23:23):

Or Well, I mean, you’ve seen other people do that too. Like, you know, Scott Pans kind of had that kind of, that kind of Oh, I’m done. Comes in and just starts crushing everybody. Yeah. You know, <laugh>, I mean like, that kind of stuff can happen. Take the pressure off. It does wonders.

Sevan Matossian (23:35):

Uh, let, let’s keep looking, let’s keep going down the, um, the line here. Uh, take, uh, Brent Vikki, uh, seventh. Any shock there that Brent did so well? Or, or, or, or, or not so well you guys like his placement

Bill Grundler (23:47):

For him? Yeah. Honestly.

Sevan Matossian (23:50):

Yeah. Uh, Luis, Oscar Moya Cole, Sager, Chandler Smith, Jack Rosak, Matt Pullin, uh, let’s keep going.

Andrew Hiller (23:57):

Philip Muscarella. I think he’s a talent guy.

Sevan Matossian (24:00):

Colton Merton’s 15th. It doesn’t look like there’s been much move since yesterday.

Andrew Hiller (24:05):

There wasn’t much after that workout. The big movement was after day two. Lot of it. Awesome. Hey

Sevan Matossian (24:13):

Scott. What’s up dude?

Scott Tetlow (24:14):

Hey, what’s going on fellas?

Sevan Matossian (24:15):

Hey, congratulations. You had a kick ass showing.

Scott Tetlow (24:18):

Thank you. Thank you.

Andrew Hiller (24:20):

Hey, you ask him right away?

Sevan Matossian (24:21):

Yeah. Um.

Andrew Hiller (24:23):

Cause you were retired. Now it’s all easy for you.

Sevan Matossian (24:25):

Is what? What Ha Scott, I, I feel like I talked to you. I heard you say that last year was your last year. You had a little talk with the family. You were all in, gave it your all last year and then that was it.

Scott Tetlow (24:36):

No, it was last

Sevan Matossian (24:37):

Year. Okay. So well fuck that story. Scratch later. I’ll, I’ll,

Scott Tetlow (24:40):

I’ll, uh, correct you on that. No, it was last year. At the end of semis I had, I had a talk with my wife about saying like, Hey, I want to give it one more go. And this is, you know, all a possibility. I’m not saying I’m done, but you know, I just had that conversation. My wife was like, cool. Yeah, do it. What do it, if you wanna do it another year, then let’s go for it. So, uh, she supported me and that’s, that’s where that, that’s how that is not, not last year was my last year.

Sevan Matossian (25:06):

And, and what does that look like when it’s your last year when you say you’re all in, does that mean at three in the morning, like when the dog needs to take a piss, you get to sleep and she walks the, uh, she, I’m, I’m, I’m serious cuz that’s the way the shit is in my house. Stop. Like if I’m, I’ll be like, I’ll tell my wife I’m having Scott Telo on tomorrow. I gotta sleep good. Then she knows if she hears the dog scratching the door at three in the morning, it’s her turn to get it. But if I got a life Colin show and I’m just fucking around talking about trannies, then I go in, then I fucking let the dog out.

Scott Tetlow (25:30):

No, it’s more just to let, uh, you know, Hey, I got, can I go to the gym for an hour? Yeah, I got the kids. That’s fine. That, that’s more what that’s like.

Sevan Matossian (25:39):

Okay, so you still would have to get up in the middle of the night if something to, to let the dog out or something.

Scott Tetlow (25:43):

I get up a lot cuz I got an eighth month, eight month old in the house right now. So I get up like three times a night. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (25:49):


Bill Grundler (25:50):

Wait, wait, you telling me you work out an hour a day?

Scott Tetlow (25:52):

No, no, no, no. I get about two, about two and a half hours a day. That’s Oh, okay.

Bill Grundler (25:57):

Typically I was gonna say that’s damn good for an eight month old and working out one hour a day. Can I just get one hour? Sure. Yeah. Okay.

Scott Tetlow (26:04):

Well that’s, that’s afterwards. So yeah,

Bill Grundler (26:06):

Copy that. Got it.

Andrew Hiller (26:07):

Scott, did you wrestle?

Scott Tetlow (26:09):

No, I did not. I played football and baseball.

Sevan Matossian (26:12):

What, what position did you play in football?

Scott Tetlow (26:14):

Nose tackle. Defensive line.

Sevan Matossian (26:16):

Wow. No shit.

Scott Tetlow (26:18):


Sevan Matossian (26:19):

Holy shit.

Andrew Hiller (26:20):

What level? High school, college?

Scott Tetlow (26:22):

High school? Yeah. No. Uh, I’m way too short for college.

Andrew Hiller (26:25):


Scott Tetlow (26:26):

No, I tried, I tried going baseball in

Andrew Hiller (26:27):

College. I wanna hear it.

Sevan Matossian (26:29):

Um, uh, Scott, I’m gonna ask you can, could you bring up the, um, the leaderboard, uh, Mr. Beaver? Um, which of these workouts, um, uh, could you, if I would’ve told you, Hey, I would give you a million dollars if you do better, that you’d be like, yeah, I, you could have done better on this one. Which one of these is not indicative of how good you are? Which one of these did you shit the be on? Um, or did you just have amazing performances on all and you’re like, fuck you, sev I murdered it. I’m in seventh.

Scott Tetlow (26:54):

Well, I kind of, I thi it’s hard to tell either between the third or the fourth one because I stuck with a RO pace. And then I don’t know if I messed up my pace on the row, but I was just like, geez, I felt like I stuck to my pace and I didn’t even get off the rower for the third one. And maybe my pacing was a little bit off on that. Maybe should have rode a little bit faster or my PhDs were off. But based off of what I normally do, I felt like I was a little bit off on that. I was expecting to finish the third row. But

Sevan Matossian (27:23):

What was your pace? What was your pace?

Scott Tetlow (27:25):

I was holding about a one, a 1 49, 1 50 maybe my PhDs were slower on the second round. I haven’t gone back and watched the videos or anything. But I would say if I was to do, I, I don’t know if I would improve much on any of ’em, especially the third one, just cuz it’s, it’s a short time. Short time, so it’s hard to improve on five minute workout that much. And, but over the 20, over 20 minutes, I think I could have picked up a few more reps.

Sevan Matossian (27:49):

Uh, d pen. Any penalties? Any severe penalties or any penalties you got? Not

Scott Tetlow (27:54):

Yet. I’ve gotten, uh, all of ’em accepted with the exception of the fourth one yet, which is the V ups. I know, uh, from what I’ve been seeing is that a lot of guys been getting hit on that

Sevan Matossian (28:05):


Mike (28:05):

Were your feet together

Scott Tetlow (28:07):

<laugh>? Uh, I went back and reviewed my video and they’re, uh, I would say, I would say 95% of my reps, my feet were together. Usually it’s like the, the start, I’ve noticed that the start of every single one of ’em, my feet were not as close together as they were for the remainder of reps. If I, if I, as I was able to string ’em together, pretty good man. So,

Sevan Matossian (28:26):

Um, how, how and why, um, why would he, why they’re not doing them in order? Uh, he said he has, uh, confirmation that all of his workouts are good except for four. Is is that normal or is that, is that a red flag? Like he should be like, yeah, you’re fucked.

Mike (28:41):

Uh, the only athlete that I’ve specifically heard about was quant and he was fifth in that workout. So

Sevan Matossian (28:46):

For, for whi For which number? For whi which workout?

Mike (28:48):

The fourth workout.

Sevan Matossian (28:50):

Okay. And, and he’s already, that’s, oh, that was the post that quant made where he lost, uh, 90 Yeah. On the vfs. Yeah. Um, what did you think about the event, uh, in its, um, uh, totality, Scott, and, and what did you think about the 2 75 on the, uh, clean?

Scott Tetlow (29:05):

Um, I thought the overall, the quarter finals, it was different this year. You know, you threw in some, some higher skilled movements, I guess the crossovers. I wasn’t expecting to see those. I expected to see those possibly in like, uh, next year or something. Trickle down, see ’em at semi-finals as they trickle down from the games. But, uh, overall I thought it was a pretty good test, uh, threw in different, different, uh, time domains. Uh, so, but the, uh, the 2 75 barbell, I mean that’s, that’s like my one arm and power clean. So <laugh>, it was a, it was, it was squat. It was squat clean for me the

Sevan Matossian (29:40):

Entire time. Okay. So these guys were saying that they thought that that was pretty heavy. Um, uh, guys, bill, this is fucking, I mean, maybe I’m just a traditionalist. You dropped to one knee and ask a girl to marry you, and she says yes or no. And, and, um, you move forward. But why, why were the crossovers? Why didn’t they trickle the semi.

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