BREAKING NEWS – CrossFit Games Restructured – REVIEW of The Dave Castro WIR 10-10-2023

@coffeepodsnwods (00:00):

People fucked it up.

Sevan Matossian (00:01):

Oh. Oh, good. Good. I that wrong. Bam. We’re live. Welcome back. Welcome, welcome back. Breaking news. Breaking news. Kenneth. What’s up dude? Dick butter. What’s up? Good to see you guys. Pedro’s in the house all the way from Ireland. Matt Su is here from his affiliate. This is the Weekly Show weekend review. You’ve

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Been on a podcast more than you haven’t since you’ve been awake.

Sevan Matossian (00:30):

That’s correct,

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Sevan Matossian (00:34):

We will be watching the weekend review that just came out minutes ago from the Dave Castro YouTube station. It’s his weekly weekend review and we will be watching it in 1.25, time pausing periodically. And then during those pauses, if Pedro or Suza or I have something to chime in about, we will chime in. We will keep our responses short. This show will be fast and tight. Susa also just notified me that this announcement wasn’t only made on Dave’s week review, but two other places. One, an email was sent out and it comes from, it says CrossFit announces championship partners for masters team and Adaptive Divisions. It comes from Chris Madigan, a great guy who had the chance to work with at the CrossFit Games. Very cool dude. Did you like him? Susa?

@coffeepodsnwods (01:27):

Yeah, he’s a nice guy.

Sevan Matossian (01:29):


@coffeepodsnwods (01:29):

Yeah. Good guy.

Sevan Matossian (01:30):

Yeah, good dudes, right? Oh shit, my audio is wrong. You guys. Great Guy. Media

@coffeepodsnwods (01:35):

Pass for next year, please, Chris. Yeah, right, right. Amazing guy. The best guy,

Sevan Matossian (01:40):

Right? I think I screwed this up. My audio is messed up. Give me a second. Settings audio.

@coffeepodsnwods (01:47):

I got you good on my end.

Sevan Matossian (01:49):

You do? Okay.

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Sevan Matossian (01:51):

So this comes from Chris Madigan. I think his official title is something having to do with pr. Oh, interesting. So the email actually comes out. It says CrossFit. CrossFit announces championship partners for Masters Team, adaptive Divisions, legends Championship. So we know who they are. Pit team throw down, we know who they are and wheel wide games, we know who they are. Set to host championship events. So what it looks like already right off the top that it’s three separate organizations that will now be carrying the mantle or the home for the CrossFit Games champions in their divisions. So Legends being people who are, it’s 35 and older or 30 and older, 35. 35 and older. The pit team throw down I think is 14, 15, 16, 17.

@coffeepodsnwods (02:38):


Sevan Matossian (02:38):

Then Wheel Wad is, that’s the adaptive ones. People with missing parts or stuff like that, the short stature, they don’t look normal. They don’t look like just regular people. They’re dealing with some shit. They have some circumstances,

@coffeepodsnwods (02:53):

Circumstance, division,

Sevan Matossian (02:54):

And so they get a fittest too, and it looks like the email is coming out of Santa Cruz, California. By the way, these are big events. As much as I’m having fun with them, the old people, huge event. These people, I think these three categories alone make up more than half of the participants for the CrossFit open. So this is serious shit when it comes to rallying cry for the community, sponsorship people who hold down affiliates, shit like that. Santa Cruz, California, October 10th, 2023, that’s today. And the second of a series of announcement, CrossFit, l l c today introduced a partnership to help expand and add more exposure to the adaptive age group and old people and teenagers and wheel wad will host the championships for the 2020. Okay. We believe this is a move that will benefit each division in a significant way. Most importantly, more than doubling qualifying spots for masters and teens and allowing every adaptive division a place at the in-person championship, said Dave Castro. I like that. I like the doubling of masters, doubling of teams. This allowing every adaptive division of place. I don’t believe that. There’s no way, and that’s not a dig at Dave or the games, but if you’ve ever put your ear to the wall and listened to the adaptive community talk, they would need 3000 divisions

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Sevan Matossian (04:13):

There is no, it’s

@coffeepodsnwods (04:13):

Minutia of difference or whatever. Yeah, just tiny differences,

Sevan Matossian (04:18):

Right? So in US Normies, we don’t understand it and for them it’s important. They don’t want to be in a category with a guy who’s missing a hand. Shouldn’t be in the same category as someone who’s missing it from the shoulder. And yet, how many categories are you going to have missing, hand missing, elbow, missing all the way up to the shoulder, missing two limbs, missing three limbs, missing a penis. Not sure what sex you are. I mean it goes on forever. That’s not a dig in anyone.

@coffeepodsnwods (04:44):

That’s just female division, isn’t it? Missing a penis.

Sevan Matossian (04:46):

Oh, right, right. Thank you. Okay, we got that one. Well, good job Pedro. And you weren’t going to fall for my shenanigans, my woke talk see so clearly. So that’s going to be a tough one just by the nature of just mathematics, the possibilities and the odds. Yeah, that is true. Missing a vagina. No one ever says missing a vagina of me. I’m sorry. The legends will serve as an opportunity for masters athletes from around the world ages 35 to 65, and it says this year’s event is scheduled for December. Oh, okay. So that’s their next, so Legends has an event coming up. Let’s not confuse that with what they will be doing for CrossFit.

@coffeepodsnwods (05:28):

That’s a lot of pressure as well. They have their own event that they’ve had scheduled that they’ve been working on for December, and then obviously they newer or maybe have been applying for this and looking forward to it being announced or whatever, but still it’s like, alright, now you’ve got six months to do it for everyone. It’s

Sevan Matossian (05:43):

A huge amount of pressure. They’re not even so far, I don’t even see if they’re giving us a date for the games. Maybe they’re moving this to winter. Maybe it’s going to be at the same location at Dickey’s the day before, maybe the day after. I don’t see anything yet, but hold on, pit the pit team. Throwdown also has an annual competition for ages 14 to 22, and they do that in the Sandhills CrossFit gym of 10,000 square feet. I think Brian actually commentated that this year. Brian Friend and then Wheel Wad has an event. They celebrated, I guess their 11th event later this year. They have it coming up. Oh yeah, jetted. I was telling me about this November 30th to December 3rd. So they’re in the same situation Pedro was talking about in regards to they have this event and then they have this, now they’re responsible for crowning the fittest in the adaptive divisions. CrossFit all sees the owner of the world’s famous CrossFit fitness brand in the 20 years since its founding, CrossFit has grown from a garage gym in Santa Cruz, California to the world’s most popular effective training program. Okay. 155 countries, 13,000 gyms, blah, blah, blah. Okay. Oh yeah. This is on behalf of Chris Madigan. A pr, it says B Z A I don’t dunno what that stands for. B z A,

@coffeepodsnwods (06:57):

The company he works for, isn’t it? It’s an external company. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (07:01):

B Z A PR on behalf of CrossFit. L L C. Yeah, and that’s a cool dude. I approve of Chris Madigan. Okay, and then there is a Instagram post that looks very similar to how this letter reads, if not identical. You can go over and check it out. It’s on the CrossFit games Instagram account and then there it is. Look at Susa. Let’s put up 37 minutes ago, 3,500 lights. Since we’re here. Let’s look at the comments real quick and just take a pulse of the original response, right, because there’s going to be responses to this like, fuck you, I want to be at the games are great. Now I get to finally go

Mattew Souza (07:39):


Sevan Matossian (07:39):

You’re adding more people

Mattew Souza (07:40):

Or what’s masters? We don’t know. Maybe not everybody knows.

Sevan Matossian (07:44):

Bummed about this. I love seeing the masters, adaptives and teens at the games. Unfortunately, I won’t plan a trip specifically to see them. Will their competitions be televised?

@coffeepodsnwods (07:52):

You’re not that fucking bummed about it. Then it was like,

Sevan Matossian (07:54):

Oh man, I really, I mean, I’m

@coffeepodsnwods (07:56):

Not going, I wouldn’t go just to see them. That’s such a political answer. No one is more upset about me,

Mattew Souza (08:01):

But I wouldn’t go. I can’t

Sevan Matossian (08:03):

Like drinking beer and watching the short stature division, throwing beer at ’em. Elijah Muhammad. Okay, okay, okay. He’s pumped Masters, a great CrossFit athlete. Pretty pumped it looks like. Awesome. Move from someone

Mattew Souza (08:19):


Sevan Matossian (08:21):

Mosfet. Hopefully better coverage as well. That as well means that they’re happy. Also, Charlotte, as long as we see equal coverage for all, come on man.

Mattew Souza (08:31):

Jason Grubb’s semi

Sevan Matossian (08:33):

Approval makes it grateful for the official announcement now. So many questions. Jason Grubb walking the line as usual. Good dude. Great cheerleader for the sport and a great athlete. Three time game champion. Hell yeah. Not inclusive at all. Woo. They will probably get zero coverage, which is surprisingly less than. Wow. It’s amazing. Douche baggery that gets 12 likes that kind of douche.

Mattew Souza (08:55):

Yeah, three replies. Let’s see. It

Sevan Matossian (08:57):

Can’t be worse than it already was. Good point. Sean b Connor Murphy. Imagine being this negative when the company’s working towards a better future. I know it’s a little, I love throwing a rock or two at a glass window, but geez.

Mattew Souza (09:10):


Sevan Matossian (09:12):

Fuck. Who’s pissed in your Cheerios?

@coffeepodsnwods (09:14):

That guy that wrote that initial comment. You know that he’s been on Instagram for about 25 minutes before he type that being like, give me something. I need something. I need something just

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@coffeepodsnwods (09:22):

Shit on. I need something somewhere.

Sevan Matossian (09:25):

If that’s my reaction to an account, kind of at some point you got to unfollow.

@coffeepodsnwods (09:29):


Sevan Matossian (09:33):

He’s cool. He got Beaver.

Mattew Souza (09:35):


Sevan Matossian (09:37):

He’s happy. He puts it in the butt. Hopefully the other three divisions get as good coverage in commentary as individual and team. How about just half as good?

Mattew Souza (09:46):

Not going to happen.

Sevan Matossian (09:47):

Yeah. How about just half as good would be cool. I really hope to see full streaming of age division in the future. I don’t You want to see all fucking 18 divisions, both sexes streamed. No, thank you.

Mattew Souza (10:00):

Yeah. The real question is, would Miss Caza pay for it?

Sevan Matossian (10:05):

I bet she would easy for you to say, Hey, that’s the response to all the negative ones. Would you pay for it?

Mattew Souza (10:11):


Sevan Matossian (10:11):

I’m Kelly. Kelly, my local girl, she’s here for it, but also friends with Dave Discount. What? She says, someone watched your latest video. Okay, nevermind. Maybe they’re not coming to us. I don’t know what that

Mattew Souza (10:24):

Means. Craig Richie had something to do with this change.

@coffeepodsnwods (10:27):

If Becky Smith is not being tongue in cheek with that comment, she thinks Craig wheels far more powers than he possibly could within 12 hours. It’s like, fuck it. Let’s make the announcement.

Sevan Matossian (10:40):

Dave Thon is like, this is brilliant.

Mattew Souza (10:42):

King Richie,

Sevan Matossian (10:43):

Chris, fire up the Chris Madigan fire, fire up the

@coffeepodsnwods (10:46):

Fire. Fire up the PR machine. Yeah, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (10:51):

Triple River CrossFit. Congratulations. And okay, now without further ado, justice for C C T V. Long range field cam. Yeah, that’s good. That’s

Mattew Souza (11:03):

Fair. I’m good with that.

Sevan Matossian (11:04):

Just take a little, little gentle shot. That’s just like a little rib rub, right?

Mattew Souza (11:08):

Yeah, just a little like a little

Sevan Matossian (11:10):

Dickheads. Excuse me.

Mattew Souza (11:14):


Sevan Matossian (11:15):

Hey, and this would be a perfect time by the way, to then whenever this event is, bring out the short stature athletes who are the final two athletes and actually bring them to Dickies and let them compete before the final event. I’m telling you, the stadium, the cheers Roman got will look like nothing will sound like a pin compared to if you marched out Swooshy and Tim Murray for just a head to head. You can see it, right? Have them ride in on the back of Clydesdale’s, have ’em ride in on the back of Clydesdale’s. You know those horses, those giant horses each of ’em rides in on the back of a

Mattew Souza (11:53):


@coffeepodsnwods (11:54):

I thought you meant a podcast presenter. You just have to write.

Sevan Matossian (11:58):

I’ll write out on one too. Oh shit. Oh my God. Okay, here we go. Ladies and gentlemen, at 1.25 time please Mr. Souza, and more importantly, Pedro, keep your comments to yourself. I mean under 30 seconds and action.

Speaker 4 (12:19):

10 20, 23. Big announcement today.

@coffeepodsnwods (12:24):

Okay, so that was great. Pedro, what’s your take on that first one? Oh wow. I mean since we’ve jumped forward 16 minutes in time, it’s so much has happened. I hope his computer didn’t shut off and it

Sevan Matossian (12:36):

Was just the click of a button on an accident.

@coffeepodsnwods (12:39):

I kind of get the impression it did shut off. It was so immediate.

Sevan Matossian (12:41):

Yeah, me too. I’m a little nervous about that. We’ll see if I Did you just text him? He’s back.

@coffeepodsnwods (12:48):

Oh, okay. Alright. What happened? That’s karma. That’s karma For your keeper. Comments to yourself. What

Sevan Matossian (12:54):

Happened to me?

@coffeepodsnwods (12:55):

Okay, here

Sevan Matossian (12:56):

We go.

Speaker 4 (12:57):

Events team pit Throwdown will host the team side of the competition and legends. They will host the eighth, I’m sorry, the masters set of the competition. This is a decision for those of you who’ve been paying attention to the sport for a while or who’ve been watching over the last several years. I’ve talked about this on multiple occasions. I really do believe it is going to be the best it’s going to provide for the best competition for those guys. I think it’s going to give them a unique opportunity to have their own event where they’re the central focus point of the weekend and everything can be designed on them when those divisions or those groups and college games. At the games, we had a ton of things going on and they usually were an extra thing. So we had the individuals in the teams and Tuesday through Thursday this year and in other years the age group athletes went and while they were going we were running everything else and everything else had to be planned with taken into consideration. Everything over here being planned on the individual and team side took priority over the team stuff. So there was always this conflicting nature of running all of these at the same time and ultimately the team and the individual side of the competition took priority across the games.

Sevan Matossian (14:06):

Guys, if he’s too low, we can turn our mics down so all of you can turn their TVs up. So tell me if that’s what’s going on. We’ll go in and turn all our mics down. Okay. My first response is this, I don’t really care. My only concern is does that mean there’ll be half as many people who show up at the games and the energy at the games will be less? That’s my only concern for the individuals, but other than that, I’m kind of excited for the experiment. Pedro, any thoughts on breaking these two up big picture

@coffeepodsnwods (14:36):

Makes sense. I think it makes sense. That makes sense. Why do you

Sevan Matossian (14:38):

Say that? I didn’t. I said to be short not say anything. Yes,

@coffeepodsnwods (14:45):

You asked me why is it a good idea to separate age groups and adapters from teams and individuals or why is it why

Sevan Matossian (14:51):

It good to separate individuals just from

Mattew Souza (14:53):

The rest of the herd?

@coffeepodsnwods (14:54):

Because I think it gives everyone the separate spotlight and the opportunity to grow into that spotlight. I think teams, it depends on what happens with the season. Obviously if they make other changes to the season, that could make it not a good idea, but I feel like there’s going to be some off the back of last year. There’s be some strong good teams that people will want to go and see and if they have it running over the course of the full week, I’m assuming that’s what the two dates fuck up was in the announcement. That teams are going to be one of the dates and individuals will be directly afterwards or whatever. It’ll run the way age groups into individual used to run or whatever last year. So then that will give, people will be like, oh, fuck it, I’ll go for the week. I’m going to go and watch Noah or Chandler’s team or whatever and then I’ll hang around for the individuals versus the people who are like, well I’m going for the individuals anyway. I might as well go out a few days early and see the teams. Okay

Sevan Matossian (15:45):

Guys, I’m going to lower all our mics just so you know. Go ahead Ss. I’ll lower the mics while you,

Mattew Souza (15:51):

What the hell again? Well, he’s still connected because the video’s still sharing. Camera’s not on though. Wow. I don’t know what’s going on. Trippy shit, huh? Yeah, I just pretty much want to echo what Peter said there. I think it’s great that they’re dicing all of it up. I don’t think it’ll affect the attendance as far as the individual competition goes though whatsoever.

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Mattew Souza (16:23):

I lowering

Sevan Matossian (16:24):

Your mic down

Mattew Souza (16:24):

To 50. I’m lowering Pedro’s mic

@coffeepodsnwods (16:28):

To zero

Mattew Souza (16:31):

Down to 49.

@coffeepodsnwods (16:34):


Mattew Souza (16:35):

And I’m taking my mic down to

Sevan Matossian (16:38):

How do I do this mic volume,

Mattew Souza (16:40):

Take mine

Sevan Matossian (16:40):

Down to 52.

Mattew Souza (16:42):

Hey, do you think, I know it’s only a 32nd answer, but do you think that this will be careful what you asked for because it just might come true thing. Meaning that once they space all these out and you have the full week where everybody has their individual spotlight, it’ll actually show that nobody’s there during the first portion of it, depending on how those divisions are laid out and teams gets maybe 50% of the attendance that it would normally would as it’s going at the same time

@coffeepodsnwods (17:04):

As were you in the arena when individuals went and then teams went after them? What day was that? Friday or Saturday individuals had an event, they left teams were fucking ghost town within 45 seconds people just evacuated. It was like there’s a fire.

Mattew Souza (17:18):

So that would be my only concern with this setup. It’s like if it’s that to kind of what you said Peter, it’s like going, Hey, let’s go to team. We’ll go a couple days earlier. How many people can a afford to do that? B will want to do that and will it merit the same audience? I don’t know. That’s something that I would be a little nervous about. Wad

Sevan Matossian (17:35):


Mattew Souza (17:35):

Where is the large bodied athlete

Sevan Matossian (17:37):

Division? There won’t be

Mattew Souza (17:38):

That because

Sevan Matossian (17:40):

CrossFit doesn’t do

Mattew Souza (17:42):

Weight or

Sevan Matossian (17:43):

Height divisions. Good question though.

Mattew Souza (17:45):

Wad zombie. Get your new Christine Colon

Sevan Matossian (17:50):

Mint trading card now. Oops, I covered her face. This one’s no longer mint because when Dave was here he threw it might be worth more now.

Speaker 4 (17:58):

Therefore, by doing this, we are able to really give them the attention they deserve and focus on their event.

Sevan Matossian (18:03):

So that’s the question. Are they going to get the attention they deserve? You guys are asking the right questions. Are they going to get the right streaming? Are they going to get enough people in attendance

Speaker 4 (18:11):

And focus on giving them a world-class event? They still are part of the season. It’s still part of the championship or call it becoming the fittest age group athlete alive.

Sevan Matossian (18:21):

So that’s there, right? We all agree there that CrossFit is still regard. You win that and you get that title that you would get at the games. Nothing changes there. Yes. Mr.

@coffeepodsnwods (18:31):

Pedro, I have a question. He talks about the end product. Obviously they haven’t announced the structure of the rest of the season, but one of the major questions is who is getting the open registration money for? Is that going directly? Do you know what I mean? How is this being funded? Are legends putting this on and they’ve got some kind of fund from CrossFit that Okay, we

Sevan Matossian (18:55):

Give you a, you’d have to listen to the Lone Ranger podcast. That’s where they do business talk.

@coffeepodsnwods (19:01):

Look, I’m just trying to look at it from the business side. I

Sevan Matossian (19:04):

Appreciate it.

Speaker 4 (19:05):

In our ecosystem, we’ll still be closely involved, but it gives them, I truly believe and know this a much better event and experience than hanging alongside all of this stuff we have going on. Also throughout the years we have,

Sevan Matossian (19:21):

I’m not sold but I’m open. I’m not sold, but I’m open. Some weird shit could happen. When you guys say who was there for those events, I remember the coliseum being empty for those other people. It makes me know,

@coffeepodsnwods (19:35):

Even if you think about the evolution of adaptive and age group you had, they used to be in that other little side, the little basically like a fucking warmup pavilion. They were there then they started bringing them in. We’ve had this progression of they’re starting to get more and more potential spotlight now they have their own. Now it’s like if you are a family member, friend fan or whatever of the masters athlete, go to this thing and support them. This is your opportunity to show it. And it is a case of that I guess SU’s saying be careful what you wish for, but it’s also a case of like, alright, you wouldn’t shut the fuck up about it. So have it and do it and do it right and make it work and show us how much you care. Like that comment of like, oh this is terrible. I mean I’m not going anyway, but it’s terrible that they’re doing this. Are you that kind of person or are you someone who’s actually like, yes, I’m going there and I’m going to go and support them.

Sevan Matossian (20:28):

Good point.

Speaker 4 (20:29):

Not been able to take a large number of athletes in any of those divisions. We have so much stuff going on and we have limited space and resources at the CrossFit games. So in years past we only took 10 athletes for the division. There was a point where we took 20. Well I do know with this new format, legends plans on taking many more athletes in the younger divisions and it basically scales up. So

Sevan Matossian (20:49):

I love that. If I’m a master’s athlete, for me I’m like it’s willing to take the risk because instead of having 10 of us, you’re going to have how many are they going to take 40? Are they going to match what the game does? That would be insane. I mean easy for me to say. I’m not putting on the event. But if they took 40 in the 35 to 40 range, dude,

Speaker 4 (21:14):

Some of the younger divisions might have 30 to 40 and some of the mid divisions, 30 to 20, and then some of the older divisions will still probably have 10. All of that is based on,

Sevan Matossian (21:22):

Okay, did he say that? Did he say 40? He said it

Speaker 4 (21:26):

Off of the numbers and based off of how many people engaged.

Sevan Matossian (21:29):

But still the 70 over 65 and over will still have 10. Right. It sounded like

Speaker 4 (21:34):

Because of the, it’s really exciting.

Sevan Matossian (21:36):

Just be participation because of participation. I didn’t mean attendance

Speaker 4 (21:39):

Participation meaning there will be more qualifying spots available for individual athletes who want to do this also. Now taking that aside and looking back at just the team and the individual comp, this gives our team, which is still, people don’t understand this, a really small team. The group of people who lead

Sevan Matossian (22:00):

Really small team. It’s a really small team, Pedro,

@coffeepodsnwods (22:04):

Very small.

Sevan Matossian (22:04):

Some people don’t understand still, I don’t know how you could not understand still on Dave’s behalf if you don’t understand. It’s a really small team. You are dumb shit or you’re part of the hearing impaired. You get a waiver if you’re part of the hearing impaired division,

Speaker 4 (22:18):

The CrossFit games. We’re a small team and it is possible and it has happened where we can get stretched thin. So having just the ability to focus on executing on the teams and then the individuals is going to really allow us to have this hyper focus on those events and on the games and make it the best possible event we can with breaking these several hundred athletes off.

Sevan Matossian (22:40):

Dude, I want to give the games a 10 out of 10 last year. No, it was great last year. Yeah, everything, all things in considered the food, the people, the events, the streaming, the weather, the hospitality, the communication from game. I give it a fucking give it a fucking 11. It was the best time of my fucking life. It was 10 x what Disneyland is, if you’re a CrossFitter, 10 x a hundred times better Pedro.

@coffeepodsnwods (23:09):

Yeah, still living off it. Brilliant.

Sevan Matossian (23:12):

Yeah, you said still living off it. Yeah, totally. Yeah.

Speaker 4 (23:16):

It is also going to, I

Sevan Matossian (23:17):

Dunno how they’re going to make it better. What do you mean you’re going to need to make, how are they going to make it better than that? It was fucking amazing

Speaker 4 (23:22):

Was to do things like anchor off of a single venue in Dallas or Fort Worth. Like we are, meaning when we had all those extra divisions, the requirements, the campus requirements called with the competition field requirements are so much larger. We need somewhere like Madison where we had the indoor venue, then we built out an outdoor arena and then in other years we built out a specific master’s floor. So we had all these different floors with breaking these out and with focusing just on teams and individuals we’re able to utilize a much smaller footprint in terms of location for hosting the games. So that’s a huge positive and plus and a big decision point in making this decision with that. Also being able to anchor off of fundamentally one venue, one floor. It enables us to rotate scale and move this whole event in a way that we haven’t been able to think about in the past. When we had all of those again, we had to have a massive footprint and the infrastructure required is really large. Now you think about traveling the games every couple of years, every other year, every year or taking it internationally. This is laying the foundation for some of those things towards the future with the games,

Sevan Matossian (24:30):

I don’t even know how to think about this, but I trust Dave on it. He’s basically saying the logistics of having one floor, one spot like this fewer teams is a game changer, is what he’s saying. And then he alludes to the fact and once we fucking, and now it’s easier to move the entire event because it’s more compact. You just need one floor. You’re

@coffeepodsnwods (24:51):

Not looking for another Madison, they are going to save so much money. Just when he was talking about that, I was like, oh, hold on a second.

Sevan Matossian (24:58):

Can we get an audio cue? Business lessons from Pedro. Go ahead.

@coffeepodsnwods (25:06):

I didn’t really fully comprehend until this year that North Park is a car park and that they build a thing from scratch and that the noble empty warehouse that they had in the end, but the shell of it doesn’t exist. The rogue thing doesn’t exist that they build all that from scratch. So all of that is going to be saved by the fact that they just have one venue with everything enclosed inside one place.

Sevan Matossian (25:30):

Right, right. Yeah, it’s cool. I don’t understand it, but I can pretend to comprehend it. Sounds good.

Speaker 4 (25:38):


Sevan Matossian (25:38):

It sounds like this is partly not just, but partly a test run for moving to Europe could be

Speaker 4 (25:47):

Taking ’em off. We require less of a footprint, smaller single venue, not smaller single venue. One floor. We’ll still have offsite, but that also gives us the ability to take it overseas, which would be harder to do with all the individual athletes. I’m sorry, with all the age group athletes. So there’s a lot of positives towards this decision in actually running the CrossFit games. But ultimately in giving those age group athletes and adaptive athletes the best quality experience they can have tailored to them, built for them. This is the way we’re going to do it.

Sevan Matossian (26:22):

This is his worst audio in two shows. And I bet you the headset that you got him, he’s not using, it’s sitting on the desk. Are you sure? Did you see it? No, but I

@coffeepodsnwods (26:31):

Thought I heard him move his hand over where

Sevan Matossian (26:32):

The mic would be, unless that was one of you

@coffeepodsnwods (26:34):

Guys. But you

Sevan Matossian (26:35):

Didn’t seem like you were moving when that happened. No, I heard that too. I didn’t know what that was. Yeah, I think that’s his hand moving over the mouthpiece

@coffeepodsnwods (26:41):

Of the, why didn’t he just one of those rolled wireless. If he doesn’t like wearing a mic, just stick it on his shirt or whatever. I asked him when we said, I was like, you don’t seem like a

Sevan Matossian (26:50):

Headphones guy. And he’s like, I’ll send

@coffeepodsnwods (26:51):

That pair of y. I’ll try that first. And I was like, okay. And then we sent it in while

Sevan Matossian (26:54):


@coffeepodsnwods (26:54):

Lasted one show,

Sevan Matossian (26:56):


@coffeepodsnwods (26:56):


Sevan Matossian (26:56):

Like that fucking kid that won’t wear a helmet. He doesn’t think it’s cool. But then when you’re an adult, you’re like, dude, what was I thinking? I should have worn a helmet. Or when you wear a back backpack and you only put one strap on because two straps is stupid. And then as an adult you’re like two straps stupid. Might even have a backpack if you’re not going to wear Yeah, something’s wrong with him. I’ll talk to his people, his hand

Speaker 4 (27:17):

And excited about it. We will have presents and we will be closely involved in those events. And as the people who run those events are also world-class organizers who have run events for those divisions for years. Legends has run multiple events. They actually have an event coming up in December in Arizona, which a number of us will go to the team hit Throwdown. We sent some representatives out there a few months ago. Great event. Kevin Ogar and his team. They’re going to put on a great event. There’s also others in the ecosystem.

Sevan Matossian (27:46):

Oh, Kevin Ogar and his team wheel. Yeah. Is that his event? Is that Kevin Edgar’s event Wheel wa. Oh that’s, I didn’t know that

@coffeepodsnwods (27:55):

Him. And that’s Stout or I dunno what the guy’s name. I know is Instagram name Ro guy.

Sevan Matossian (27:59):

Okay, I didn’t know that. Okay. Massive. And Kevin Ogar, I think was second in command behind Achenbach who got fired for running the adaptive divisions

@coffeepodsnwods (28:12):

For CrossFit.

Sevan Matossian (28:14):

So maybe even Ogar was the man in charge this year at the games

Speaker 4 (28:17):

Fitness collective that we’re in discussion with them on how to engage them. So we’re not at all trying to exclude any of the big players. We want to have more opportunities for those who are leaned in and passionate about these communities. So leave any comments or thoughts on this topic, on this video and I’ll address ’em next week. But now quickly, I’m going to dive into some comments from last week and

Sevan Matossian (28:38):

Any thoughts on why he started with this and didn’t start with the questions? Is it because it’s such big news?

@coffeepodsnwods (28:44):

Yeah. Yeah. Dave doesn’t really seem like somebody that would

Sevan Matossian (28:49):

Build hype or hold something in the back pocket if he’s got something. Stay

@coffeepodsnwods (28:52):

Tuned. Totally.

Sevan Matossian (28:53):

Yeah. He’s like, he’s not click baiting. He’s not. CrossFit is overing.

@coffeepodsnwods (28:58):

Yeah. I don’t think he gives a shit. I just think it’s so early in the day, whatever time you filmed this at to have a, why has he got a fire lit outside? It’s like, yeah, probably

Sevan Matossian (29:05):

Early in the morning. Yeah, good point. Oh, it’s cold here today. We just had two of our hottest days we’ve had and probably two years and then all of a sudden last night it rained. That’s weird, right? Yeah. Rain overcast here now too. All overcast and cool. Did it rain at your house last night? Ground wet. Just

@coffeepodsnwods (29:22):

Barely, but yep, it did.

Sevan Matossian (29:24):

How about your house Pedro?

@coffeepodsnwods (29:26):

Literally every fucking minute of every day.

Sevan Matossian (29:27):

Yeah. Yeah, that’s exactly on cue. Thank you Pedro. It just makes me feel better about myself

Speaker 4 (29:34):

And with comments, whereas typically I start with comments. Bob, this Sundays. Hi. Let Jeff, the Champ program, the page for one week. Thanks. Yeah, absolutely. So Jeff Adler, we should get in programming the for a couple of weeks. Currently Ben Smith is programming this week, so that’s really exciting. Adler, I just learned does main site, like 80% of his workouts are main site and that’s super cool. So getting Adler involved and he does his own, getting Adler involved is definitely high.

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