CrossFit Games Semifinals WEST | Day 2 Recap

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

Caleb hang out until that Ford Square fills up. Caleb, you can hang out. Can you mind hanging out until someone more important than you comes?

John Young (00:06):

Just be my honor.

Sevan Matossian (00:08):


John Young (00:08):

Thank you. People think, uh, people think Spin has put a reverse curse on Brent Bikowski cuz he said he wasn’t gonna make it. And he’s and he is dominating <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (00:16):

Dude. Go Brent. Uh, don’t forget, I as much fun as we’re all having. Don’t forget, are

John Young (00:24):

We laughing?

Sevan Matossian (00:25):

Yeah, we are. Bam. No, we’re, oh, there it’s, I didn’t hear in the old days. In the old days, we got to see people diving across the finish line. We got to see Chris Spieler and Graham Holberg fight it out at the finish line. We got to see at the starting line, rich being an alpha and pushing dudes around. We got to see Garrett Fisher take an enormous lead in some fucking crazy race around the grounds at, uh, in Carson. And this time, all we get to see, we get to see the, the one of the greatest programmed events completely butchered as we have to see the great Karon David’s daughter barely beat Emily Rolfe. But we don’t know until the last three seconds <laugh> what a fucking waste of one of the best. I mean, that could have, that would’ve been, that could have been a fucking highlight reel watching Emily Rolfe go after Katherine David’s daughter. I mean, and instead it’s like, get off the fucking, and

John Young (01:19):

Ner and Falkowski get,

Sevan Matossian (01:20):

Isn’t CrossFit the thing that’s functional fitness? Oh look, they’re getting off another fucking machine. It’s, it is. We’re we, we are we And we accept it. And we accept it.

Bill Grundler (01:33):

What do you mean we accept it? We don’t have a choice in that.

Sevan Matossian (01:36):

You, you know what I mean? It’s like, it’s like we start, we start to get excited about it. We’re like, we’re making the best. Oh, just be positive. No, shut the fuck up. What a st It was so frustrated. I was so happy for Katherine. And yet it, it, it’s, it’s ruined by that fucking machine.

John Young (01:50):

Who is the, who’s in charge of making the event layouts?

Sevan Matossian (01:55):

I don’t know what you tell you guys. Tell me b but, um, you, um, do you think that you could have done a, a run around that venue at least for the final heat? You

Bill Grundler (02:02):

Have to think about all the venue. You gotta think about all the venues.

Sevan Matossian (02:06):


Bill Grundler (02:07):

You know, I mean, like, technically

John Young (02:08):

There’s a run around the venue. You definitely could been in Orlando and then just put a, a weird cone in the middle of nowhere run to the cone.

Bill Grundler (02:18):

I mean, even

John Young (02:18):

That’ve been more

Sevan Matossian (02:19):


Bill Grundler (02:20):

I have been, I’ve been totally against, I’ve been a totally against all the shuffle run bullshit that we’ve been doing. But like, if you were gonna put the shuttle runs in, you could have put ’em in there. Then you don’t have to change anything. Let ’em run in their fucking lanes. I agree. They shouldn’t have been, they shouldn’t have had ’em on there because nobody knows the race then. Everyone’s just kind of independently running. And

Sevan Matossian (02:39):

So you, this for me, I need, I need

Bill Grundler (02:41):


Sevan Matossian (02:41):

Elbowing. I need a, i i I don’t even want them having their own lanes.

Bill Grundler (02:45):

I mean, I

Sevan Matossian (02:46):

Wanna see someone try to fucking pass catching right there. If they could

Bill Grundler (02:49):

Had, they could have had a loop, that would’ve been fun. That would’ve been really fun. Little, little cri track around the thing that would’ve been super

John Young (02:55):

Cool. 200 meter lap.

Bill Grundler (02:56):


Sevan Matossian (02:58):

I, I, I, I wanna Emily Wolfe try to, to pass her on a fucking turn and catch her and be like, not today. Uh, the coverage from top to bottom is trash. Scrap the entire games media Start over, ie. Ie.

Bill Grundler (03:09):

<laugh> White.

Sevan Matossian (03:11):

Come on buddy. Come on. Jesus Christ. I lit a match and you gotta throw gasoline on it, Tom. My

Bill Grundler (03:15):


Sevan Matossian (03:16):

You’re, you’re the kid. Like we’re throwing snowballs at fucking cars and you put a rock in one. Huh? <laugh>. We’re dry firing BB guns at each other and you’re the kid who puts a little rock in there and shoots one of the other kids. A lucky camera straps killing this weekend, lads. Did you see the Polynesian dance show on the tour stream? Insane. No, I didn’t. That’d

Bill Grundler (03:37):

Be cool.

Sevan Matossian (03:38):

I didn’t. Uh, that’s the one where they make all the crazy faces and like send evil spirits and shit back and forth to each other.

Bill Grundler (03:45):

Drop the elbow.

Sevan Matossian (03:46):

That’s the one. Oh, are leaderboards up?

John Young (03:50):

Yeah, men’s is updated. I don’t think women’s is updated, but they’re, their placements are in there though. So if you click on it, you can see everybody’s placement. The actual leader’s not on there though. The place. I,

Sevan Matossian (04:01):

I did Did Justin just take a a, a crazy bad finish? Did he just take like a 20 something

John Young (04:06):


Bill Grundler (04:07):


John Young (04:08):

In a running event. It’s a, it’s a, a fitness oriented event. He got 24th in too.

Sevan Matossian (04:15):

Was he limp when he came off? What? Was he

Bill Grundler (04:17):

Limping when he came off of that? Was he limping when he came across the line? I thought he looked like he limped a little bit.

Sevan Matossian (04:24):

Well, God, I hope

John Young (04:25):

Not. Legs might feel heavy. He just sprinted 800 meters.

Bill Grundler (04:28):

Well, I, yeah, well, I mean, I saw other people like doing the little Bambi walk, but I, he looked like the, the, I thought, and this was kind of like from one of the wide shots, so it was hard to tell, but, um, that looked like a limp. I don’t know. I

John Young (04:41):

Hope not. I don’t want him to be like, I’m just this bad cuz I’m hurt. You know what I mean?

Sevan Matossian (04:47):

How many events are left? Two.

Bill Grundler (04:49):


Sevan Matossian (04:51):

How many, how many guys do they take? 11.

John Young (04:55):


Bill Grundler (04:55):

Uh, nine for the men.

Sevan Matossian (04:58):

Mo Nelly. Man, Justin wants to play play that game. Notice,

John Young (05:01):

Notice. No, he’s fine.

Bill Grundler (05:03):

No, he’s fine. He’s got, he’s got a 30 point cushion. 30 plus 35 here.

Sevan Matossian (05:07):

Here’s the thing. You say he’s fine, but he just took 24th in a workout we would’ve never imagined to take 24th in. Correct?

Bill Grundler (05:13):

Yeah. But there’s also a lot of things that could happen in that one too. I mean, you, you one little stumble somewhere. You don’t start the, you don’t start the runner as fast as someone else. I mean, they, someone gets ahead. There’s, you’re, you’re talking like seconds, hundreds of seconds. So I mean, there’s a possibility of a lot of things coming in there. Whereas like the next two events, I think that there are places he can move. Yeah. He should do even, even if he’s not in his best, he, he should be be able to handle himself with the rest of the field.

Sevan Matossian (05:38):

Yeah. Look at and that’s a good point, uh, to show what, uh, Bill’s saying and slapped me around a little bit. There’s a great look right there. Nick Matthews only beat him by five seconds, but it’s 12 places.

Bill Grundler (05:47):


Sevan Matossian (05:48):

Okay, I see what you’re saying. And then, and then look at, and then look at, uh, uh, Samuel Quant beat him only by 10 seconds and it’s 19 places.

John Young (05:54):

Yeah, but how much did Vellner beat him? By almost 30 seconds. That’s a, in a three minute workout to beat you by 25 seconds. That’s a big dick move.

Sevan Matossian (06:07):

Hey. And and that’s all in an 800 meter race.

John Young (06:10):

Well, with eight snatches.

Bill Grundler (06:11):

Well, the snatches too,

Sevan Matossian (06:12):

But what I’m saying is, is they all get on the runner at the same time, right?

John Young (06:16):

Essentially. Yeah. Five seconds. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (06:21):

Uh, Vena’s kicking ass, huh? A 15 to 30, a 36 and a first dude

Bill Grundler (06:24):

He’s crushing.

John Young (06:26):

And I mean, these next two aren’t gonna hurt him either. <laugh> like,

Bill Grundler (06:29):

No, not even. Well look at that spread between him and Brent and then Cole. I mean she’s, we had all the whole day left. Yeah. And those guys are like 50 points ahead

John Young (06:39):

And after the gymnast points ahead with, uh, come on. I think he’s gonna have a good gap on Brent. And then like, I think he’s gonna win this easy. And, and so like, I look, I looked at what, how Adler did, cuz Adler seems like he kind of won easily and Hopper. We were really, really impressed with him the same way we’re impressed with Sarkowski. Vener has beaten Adler on every single event except the first event. And he blew up on that event,

Bill Grundler (07:07):

Which I think that, dude, that’s, that’s pretty fucking cool.

Sevan Matossian (07:10):

I I, I

Bill Grundler (07:10):

Wonder that’s, that is baller right there for him.

Sevan Matossian (07:13):

If, if he, let’s say with these, these workouts were the other way around. We haven’t talked about Pat much this weekend, but, but if he would’ve come, came out with a first, a sixth, a third, a third, we’d probably be talking about him a lot and then a 15th. Isn’t it interesting the way that plays out? He comes out on the 15th and he just doesn’t get, he just doesn’t get to love.

John Young (07:30):

Well, Kowski was in first place after day one. And we, that’s why he got all the left. Vener was like fifth after day one.

Sevan Matossian (07:42):

I I, I would’ve, I would’ve thought after seeing these two second places, Falkowski would’ve been in first place. But Vener has got him by 13 points.

Bill Grundler (07:49):

26th place.

Sevan Matossian (07:50):


John Young (07:50):

Mean he’s uh, he’s had a third, third, sixth first.

Sevan Matossian (07:54):

And, and the last show we

John Young (07:55):


Sevan Matossian (07:56):

<laugh> and, and the last day in the last show we did Cole Gray Shaver was in first.

John Young (08:02):


Bill Grundler (08:02):

Uh, yeah. Yeah. He was,

Sevan Matossian (08:04):

He’s 50 points outta first. Crazy how fast that happens.

John Young (08:08):

And Cole will be fine, but I feel like he’s probably gonna drop from here too. I would, I still think Mades can get third. Well,

Bill Grundler (08:16):

Look, yeah, look at that. Look how close 3, 4, 5, 6 is.

John Young (08:20):

Yeah. And what’s funny is Mades is there’s a 30 point jump down there. I honestly, he could win six and seven. Maderas could, uh, like I I still think he’s got a shot to be on the podium here, but, uh, <laugh>, yeah. Five through three. Look at that are separated by three points. Three

Bill Grundler (08:39):

Points. <laugh>, gimme a fucking break.

Sevan Matossian (08:42):

3 79, 3 78. 3 76. So it’s basically, there’s basically a three-way tie for third place. Yeah. Crazy. And then what

John Young (08:52):

About Nick Second Points behind

Sevan Matossian (08:53):

And Nick Matthew’s gonna have a two events also, right? Yeah. Well he’s good at,

John Young (08:58):

I think he’s stood on six.

Bill Grundler (09:00):

He’s good at the skill stuff and that’s what six is

Sevan Matossian (09:03):

And seven. You know, he can handle himself with a sandbag. Yeah.

John Young (09:07):

Yeah. He’ll be fine. I don’t think he’s gonna dominate event six though. I wouldn’t pick him to beat Pat or Brent or Justin in that event. He’ll be fine. No,

Bill Grundler (09:15):

He’ll be good. He’ll have a good score on it though. Yeah.

John Young (09:17):

He’s like a win. I don’t think he’ll be top tier. Yeah, but event six, he could be, he should do very well on event six.

Sevan Matossian (09:24):

Uh, scroll down a little bit. Please

John Young (09:28):

Notice whose name we don’t see right now.

Sevan Matossian (09:31):

John Wood,

John Young (09:32):

Colton Mertons.

Sevan Matossian (09:33):

Oy, oy, oy. Okay. Uh, 2 91 Col Me’s with 2 91 and uh, he’s five points and two places out of going.

John Young (09:46):

So notice there’s a 30 point drop off between Justin and Jack. Um, I think the tops and there’s like a 30 or 20 point up to number six. I think the top seven are solidified right now. Uh, their names might jumble, but they are anybody in the top seven I don’t think is dropping out of the top seven. So eight through 13. Eight through 12. Um, I think those five guys are gonna fight for the last two spots. Eight and nine

Sevan Matossian (10:16):

And just, and, and, and Cole’s gonna do, uh, Cole’s gonna do pretty well at those. The

John Young (10:21):

Last two. I just, you can’t count Sagar out. Uh, I, I tempted to say eight through 11 and then I looked who the 12th guy was. <laugh> and Cole. Cole Sagar has pulled a rabbit out of his butt so

Bill Grundler (10:33):

Many, many times.

John Young (10:34):

So many times that like, you just, you just can’t leave him out. Um, I know Merton’s will crush event six.

Sevan Matossian (10:43):

He will.

John Young (10:44):

But, uh, I don’t know. Up the other guys are going to be,

Sevan Matossian (10:47):

Can you pull up event six, uh, for us? Uh, Mr. Beaver, uh, see Hill, uh, event six is Colton’s chance. What is that in your, in your avatar? Is that Chucky at the beach? Like just did a, a fresh kill? Uh, before we look at this, uh, what the fuck is your name? CU inside. Come inside, come inside, come inside, come inside. Uh, here’s what’s crazy. We’re going into day three and if Justin somehow had a big mistake tomorrow, he could totally miss out on the games. I know, that’s what I’m thinking. I’m tripping.

John Young (11:23):

He’s not going to.

Sevan Matossian (11:24):

I’m tripping. Uh,

Bill Grundler (11:26):

E even if he does, if he stays middle of the pack, he’s, I mean he’s got enough of a cushion I think to stay above that, that top nine.

John Young (11:35):

Oh. Cause they would have to like beat everybody in the top seven too. You have to think about that. They would’ve to win event seven or win event six. And I don’t think any of those guys are doing, winning both of those events. There’s only so many points to play with and Justin’s got a 30 point gap on the next guy.

Sevan Matossian (11:54):

Uh, what I have the same sentiment as Dan t here. I feel like Roman didn’t get this much questioning when he didn’t finish on the podium last week. I think he’s referencing like, we’re more concerned about Maderas than we are.

Bill Grundler (12:05):

Well, he we’re about

Sevan Matossian (12:06):

Roman. That’s

John Young (12:06):

Why Roman didn’t win the games.

Sevan Matossian (12:08):

But, but, but, but that’s what I mean. Should we should be feel more secure about Maderas? Like, hey, it’s no problem. It’s, but I Roman

John Young (12:14):

Secure about it. Roman was seventh. He was third for most of the competition and then ended up fourth. Cuz now I won the seventh event.

Sevan Matossian (12:22):

I, I I think this is, um, well let, let me ask you this. Uh, uh, seven, let’s say there were 15 events. Mm. Let’s say there were another seven events

John Young (12:31):

Mm-hmm. <affirmative>,

Sevan Matossian (12:31):

Would you feel very confident about, uh,

John Young (12:35):

Justin? Justin For what? Placement?

Sevan Matossian (12:39):

For first?

John Young (12:40):


Sevan Matossian (12:41):

Like if we’re at the CrossFit game? No, <laugh> like if we’re at the, this is the CrossFit games.

John Young (12:45):

I, I mean I wish this was the CrossFit games cuz I think Valor would finally freaking do it and it’s not going to be, it’s gonna go so opposite. Justin’s gonna be fine and ve will swim and then it’ll be over <laugh>. But uh, you know, you know what I mean? <laugh>?

Bill Grundler (13:01):

No, but

John Young (13:02):

Okay, let’s seven more events. I don’t think Justin would win. No.

Sevan Matossian (13:05):

Oh, okay. Let’s pull up event six and uh, and walk this through. Uh, everyone close your eyes and listen, this is, uh, our take on how Colton Merton’s is gonna do on event six tomorrow, uh, 20 overhead squats with 180 5.

Bill Grundler (13:17):


Sevan Matossian (13:18):

Three handstand walk pirouettes.

John Young (13:21):

He’s good.

Sevan Matossian (13:23):

Two seated legless rope climbs

John Young (13:27):

Not good.

Bill Grundler (13:28):

Right? <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (13:31):

Talk to me like fail, like failure not good.

John Young (13:34):

No. He’ll, he’s just gonna be slower than everybody. Like, like if I was Colton, I’d be very smart with the two Legos pro climbs. No, I’m one of the only guys who can do the 20 handstand pushups. I’m broken and then be very smart with the last two legless rope climbs. If he just runs his race, he might not win the event, but he should be top five. Uh, if he gets in a race and gets he, you know what I mean? That he could get baited for sure. Uh, that happened to Sam Cornier last, last week. Uh mm-hmm. <affirmative> Sam Colway is one of the very good at gymnastics, one of the best in the field. And he got a no rep on his fourth row climb and ended up like 15th in that event.

Bill Grundler (14:13):

And that’s what he cannot have. It would, it would be so much better. Yeah. For Colton to like hang out for shit 30 seconds and make sure you’re gonna get it. Because if you miss, if you get a no rep on the rope done.

John Young (14:27):


Bill Grundler (14:28):

It, I mean it doesn’t matter who it’s, you get a no rep, you’re done. Unless who was the girl that like missed the one thing started back down and started climb back up again to finish it up? Alexis

John Young (14:36):


Bill Grundler (14:36):

Alexis Badass. Unless you’re gonna do something like that. Um,

John Young (14:40):

And he’s capable of getting through them. He just has to be smart. It’s not as not lack of ability. He just, he

Sevan Matossian (14:47):

Can’t make a mental error at the bottom or anything.

John Young (14:49):

Right, right. Into doing them faster than he wants to

Bill Grundler (14:51):

Like have something stupid happen like where his feet touch mm-hmm. <affirmative>, you know, on the way down, you know, gotta get your feet up in the air so your butt touches like all those, all the, those little things.

Sevan Matossian (15:01):

I wish we could hear the briefing. Okay. Then the, uh, two seated legless rope climbs and then 20 strict chest tobar wall handstand pushups that be that like will more fastest.

Bill Grundler (15:12):

Yeah. That’ll be the fastest rebounding off the ground. Ta

Sevan Matossian (15:18):

He could even get a dozen no reps.

John Young (15:21):

Yeah. I wonder if he can put his hands wide enough in that square to where his head’s just touching the ground and they just

Sevan Matossian (15:27):

Four five as fastest fast as the the <laugh>. The guy can count <laugh>. Uh, and and then, and then why, why, why do we have to go back to two seated legless rope climbs when that’s the one that scares you. So he has to do two. He’s capable but he’s slow. So he’s gonna do those two. Maybe lose ground on some guys then get it back on the handstand pushups and then back to the two seated Lego rope rope climbs and Vener is gonna kick ass at this too, right?

John Young (15:56):

Yeah. So Vener and Madera’s both are gonna be amazing on everything except the handstand pushups. Both of them are going to have to break that up probably two to three times. Um, so like yeah, they’re gonna get Ner Madera’s are gonna get ahead of everybody and then Merton’s just gonna just obliterate them in the handstand pushup, probably Telo too. And then they’re gonna catch back up on their other levels. World climb <laugh>. And then it will be a race to see who can finish 20 overhead squats first.

Sevan Matossian (16:26):

Oh shit. Here we go. I’m risking <laugh>. Don’t do that. <laugh>. I’m risking it all. Unbroken or die.

John Young (16:37):

I don’t Is that the real Colton? I don’t think he’s a dog in his as his avatar.

Sevan Matossian (16:40):

No, no. It is. He’s he’s, he’s, he’s peddling puppies these days. He’s pedaling uh, wiener dogs. Damn dude.

Bill Grundler (16:47):

Roll roll the dice. Fuck ya.

Sevan Matossian (16:49):

Damn. No,

John Young (16:50):

Don’t he

Sevan Matossian (16:51):

Smart <laugh> workout <laugh>. I want you to go to the

Bill Grundler (16:57):

Game. I want him in. I want him in. I want him in.

Sevan Matossian (17:00):

Okay, let’s keep going. Colton, go do something. We’re talking about you go somewhere else. Okay. The three handstand walk parrots. He can do those. He’s gonna, he’s gonna look good on those. He’s good upside down. He’s fine. And then this 500 meter row,

Bill Grundler (17:13):

It’s not long enough to really meet anything.

Sevan Matossian (17:15):


John Young (17:15):

Then, and nobody’s, nobody’s sprinting it either because you got that 20 overhead squats at the end of it.

Sevan Matossian (17:20):

And then these 20 overhead squats, which you have to do 10 and 10, right? You have to do 10 and then do 10.

John Young (17:25):

Yes. Two different barbells.

Sevan Matossian (17:27):

Okay. And uh, will he do those unbroken?

John Young (17:30):

Yeah, I think he’s probably the best overhead squatter in the whole field when it comes to reps with the weight. Go back to Rogue either 2020 or 2021. Uh, I think it was the online one. It was 21 15 9 deadlifts, overhead squats. He beat everybody by almost two minutes. It was amazing. And Ner was second and Vellner was like, there’s no catching that guy.

Bill Grundler (17:52):

Well there’s no way. No way. Yeah. Like the range of motion on on each one of those reps. I mean, but he has the power

John Young (17:59):

And he’s solid overhead. He’s not, he’s not shaking.

Bill Grundler (18:01):

There’s no wobble. There’s no wobble. So he can, he can rapid fire those.

John Young (18:06):

If him and even Madras get there at the same time, I think Colton will win.

Sevan Matossian (18:11):

Okay. Now I’m gonna give you some names guys. Okay. And you tell me if Colton can beat these guys at this workout. Uh, Jonathan Wood.

John Young (18:21):

I mean I think Colton can beat all of the guys you’re about to say, and I don’t even know their ability on this workout.

Sevan Matossian (18:27):

Mitchell Stevenson, Jack Roma?

John Young (18:31):

Yeah. All the guys in the bubble. I think he’ll beat.

Sevan Matossian (18:34):

What about the champ? Can he beat the Champus?

John Young (18:37):

I think that’ll be the, the race. I think him Vener.

Sevan Matossian (18:41):

Can he beat Challenge and

John Young (18:42):

Justin? Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (18:46):

Okay, so, so this next workout Colton’s gotta get some points because

Bill Grundler (18:50):

Think he needs, he needs points. Cuz the last one

Sevan Matossian (18:53):

Cuz of that run.

John Young (18:54):

No, no, the bike.

Bill Grundler (18:55):

The ba Oh sorry. Bike. The bike. The bike and the bike. The bike and the bag. Carrying the bag.

Sevan Matossian (19:01):

Oh shit. You’re right. Although he did, there was something at Rogue that he did well, but he was slower than the other guys. I think it was some sort of like SAF fill bag carrier or something.

John Young (19:09):

He can, he can carry the bag fine. It’s just he’s gonna have the bike as fast.

Bill Grundler (19:16):

Well he won’t bike as fast compared to the field at all. He doesn’t have, he doesn’t have the leverage with it. Um,

John Young (19:21):

And he might take extra time to get ahold of it. It’s just, there’s just ti places where he is gonna lose time. Right.

Sevan Matossian (19:27):

Uh, Kobe Bryant? Uh, I is it heats of 10? Because if so, Colton won’t be in the last heat. So he may have to risk it because he won’t know where those guys are.

Bill Grundler (19:36):


Sevan Matossian (19:37):

Hi Heidi.

John Young (19:41):

Do we know, did they recede them? Um, for the very last test, uh, last week? You know what I’m saying? Like anybody that was in was not in the top 10, but they got in the top 10 on a after the gymnastics event. Did they receive them

Bill Grundler (19:58):

Shit? I hope so. It’s the final.

Sevan Matossian (20:00):

Hey, let me throw this out there. If he does go in that second 10, there’s two dudes in there that are gonna push him like a mofo uh, uh, Cole Sager and you know, Telas gonna fucking go balls to the wall.

Bill Grundler (20:11):

Actually Cole will be, Cole will be a good rabbit for him. That’ll be a good, a good Pace horse for, for Colton

John Young (20:19):

For, uh, seven or six

Bill Grundler (20:22):

For six.

Sevan Matossian (20:27):


John Young (20:27):

Seven. Seven is gonna be a weird one for him. Cause like he, you know, he should theoretically be one of the only guys that can go on broken on the Toast bar.

Sevan Matossian (20:35):

Hey, can, how’s Telo at all those things? Can Telo go? Oh really? You think Colton can go unbroken on those? Toast de Bar?

John Young (20:43):

Yeahs a amazing, he was the only one who went on broken on the chest bar in the granny games. Like those type of gymnastics. He’s amazing.

Sevan Matossian (20:49):

185 pounds. That’s, that’s a lot of fucking meat to be dangling off the bar for 20 reps twice.

John Young (20:56):

Hey, I think he was one of the first ones off of the Toast bar at the games workout where they had to do 75 and then bike and then 75 Pullups and Bike. I think he was one of the first ones. I think it was him and Ricky.

Sevan Matossian (21:08):

How did, how did Colton do on that bike event? Did can ride a bike?

John Young (21:12):

Uh, not very good.

Sevan Matossian (21:14):

<laugh>. Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Okay. All right. Uh, is Telo any chance Telo, uh, uh, sitting on 17th? Any chance he makes it?

John Young (21:30):

So I think he, I honestly, these next two events I think should go very similar to Colton. But he’s too far outside. He’s too far down. Yeah. I mean, yeah,

Sevan Matossian (21:43):

Mr. Davis.

John Young (21:45):

No, we’re past the best part of his week.

Sevan Matossian (21:50):

Hey, so,

John Young (21:51):

And he got 15th.

Sevan Matossian (21:52):

You, you have a guy like Falkowski who’s like, I’m at home and I put three 90 on a sled. Cuz I just wanted to experience the frustration of when you pull on it and it doesn’t move and like, what I would do and I’m like, fuck, this guy’s meticulous. Then you have a guy like Anthony Davis who’s Fi has 20 seconds left and is fiddling around with weights. Yeah. And misses his last lift because, because he’s fiddling around with weights. Cuz he did. He, he, that’s just, he

John Young (22:18):

Doesn’t he didn’t attempt it. He

Sevan Matossian (22:20):


John Young (22:21):

He didn’t attempt his last lift? No.

Sevan Matossian (22:23):

Cause he was, he, he ran out of time cuz he was fiddling with the weights. It’s the exact opposite of Falkowski. Right. Anthony Davis. Anthony Davis almost seems like a guy. Like, he, that’s just, he’s not even preparing for the comp. He’s just at home getting as fit as he can and showing up. Right. I mean, that’s just a crazy air he made, right? He, that’s not,

Bill Grundler (22:41):

Yeah, well his, he’s a, he’s a home run hitter. He was looking for the big lift and he was just swinging. Like there wasn’t a strategy other than I’m just gonna load it up and go. I, I I mean there wasn’t a, even when he, even when he missed it, it was kinda like, I mean you, you know, you know that there was a young kid that just threw up more than you did and you’re just, I mean he’s, I think he just kind of punked it.

Sevan Matossian (23:07):

Yeah. I mean

John Young (23:08):

He’s not, don’t think he’s,

Bill Grundler (23:09):

I didn’t think you’d think he was gonna like make his shot, but it was like, oh, well I might as just have some fun.

John Young (23:15):

I think, I think somebody actually snatching close to him probably threw him for a loop. Yeah. Because yeah, I think tutor hitting 3 25 is insane.

Bill Grundler (23:23):

Dude, that was

Sevan Matossian (23:24):


John Young (23:24):

And then, you know, for Anthony sick, three 30 is right up there with the best he’s ever done. <laugh> like capable. But like, I have to perform my best to win this event. He’s probably not used to that because his 90% u is the usually can win, right? I mean, that’s probably a different experience altogether. I honestly am very impressed with how he did it on event five. I didn’t

Sevan Matossian (23:48):

Who who, who were you talking about? Me,

John Young (23:50):


Sevan Matossian (23:51):

Who you talking about? Davis.

John Young (23:52):

Oh, Justin. At an 800 meter <laugh>.

Bill Grundler (23:55):

I know. That was weird. That was weird. I wasn’t expecting him to come off the, uh, the runner that fast. Yeah,

John Young (24:02):

I thought he did. He’s not expecting really, really good at that event.

Bill Grundler (24:06):

Maybe he was really mad that he missed his, his wonder snatch

Sevan Matossian (24:09):

<laugh>. Hey, what’s going on with Ellie? Is Ellie wounded? Can we just take a look at the leaderboard over at Tar Torian? Did something happen to her? Have they done anything since we’ve last time we’ve looked at it.

John Young (24:19):

They go at night. So, um, they’re probably getting ready to start their last day.

Sevan Matossian (24:30):

Uh, Ellie turn. Okay, she’s still in first. Okay. Uh, scroll over. I wanna see how she’s done that last workout. There was just some chatter in the chat about her being wounded. Okay. Ah, she seems to be doing amazing. She’s

Bill Grundler (24:41):


Sevan Matossian (24:42):

Yeah. All right. Uh, Anthony tpa if SevOne uses, oh, here we go. <laugh>, here we go. If someone uses Bill’s face for the Sev on podcast picture, I don’t wanna read the rest of this on the upcoming shows videos. This show will guarantee to exceed a hundred thousand subscribers.

Bill Grundler (25:04):

Do what I can for you, man. I do what I can for you.

Sevan Matossian (25:06):

Thank you. Shit. And, and thank you for the uh, u p you pay for the marketing advice. <laugh>, what’s the P stand for? What does that stand for? Total prick, asshole.

Bill Grundler (25:17):


John Young (25:18):

You know what’s crazy? What is, uh, I don’t think we’re gonna have a big snatcher that makes the games cuz Anthony’s not making it. Uh, G is 29 points out from making it and, uh, tutor’s not gonna make it. I mean, as far as the max out event, we’re gonna have a, it’s not gonna be like, this guy’s gonna win. We’re gonna have like seven guys who could win.

Bill Grundler (25:41):

John’s gonna be laughing at the weight that everyone throws and it’s like, I can do that. I did that Y yesterday.

John Young (25:47):

I can’t come on. Can’t, I can’t, I don’t think I could run an 800 meter in 2 56 without the snatches. So <laugh>, I, there’s

Bill Grundler (25:54):


Sevan Matossian (25:54):

Hey, but, but I think in South America you can get seven through 10th and still, uh, make it to the games cuz you know, five or six people are gonna pop.

John Young (26:03):

I knew that was coming. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (26:06):

Hi. Heidi is drunk, bored. And in a u YouTube in a tube. Top Fair. Send photos. Uh, okay. Oh, to see Hill Danny Spiegel not making it. Okay, let’s get over there. Let’s go. See. She’s gotta make it. What are you talking about? What are we gonna talk about?

John Young (26:21):

She, no, Hannah Black has surpassed her as the powerhouse woman that makes it.

Bill Grundler (26:26):

Dude, Hannah Black. Did that lift? Come on.

John Young (26:29):

She’s been murdering the whole weekend too. Yeah, she, I know she didn’t do great on event five, but if you look at her placements, dude, like she’s, she’s killing

Sevan Matossian (26:39):

Dude. David’s daughter. Second. Who’s in first? Who’s in first? Ariel? Ariel. This fucking, this fucking bitch is gonna

John Young (26:49):

Win. Ka won away from first.

Sevan Matossian (26:53):

Dude. That’s insane. If

John Young (26:55):

Katherine won, oh man. Barnhardt won and then Katherine won. No, Barnhardt didn’t win. I’m sorry. Uh, this bitch is gonna

Sevan Matossian (27:02):

Win. She’s gonna win the games. Shan, you can’t call her a bitch. Yes, I I can I trust me. <laugh>, we’re good. Me and her are good. We’re good like that I call me and her catching her tight.

John Young (27:11):

Aeriel Aeriel Blow by on the next two events.

Sevan Matossian (27:15):

Uh, come inside me Jake Douglass Astorian is so jacked. No, homo. It’s fine. Your name’s come inside me, so do it. Be all the homo you want, but maybe a little. Oh, okay, fine. I’ve not seen someone in CrossFit be such a unit. Yeah, he’s a brick shit house. Totally can’t wait till Hiller talks about him. A Ben. Uh, uh, Ben, let, uh, Australian $2, uh, Mary, fuck Kill Vener. Falkowski Colton. Kill Falkowski.

John Young (27:46):

<laugh>. Okay.

Sevan Matossian (27:49):

That was easy. I’m Mary Colton. Fuck Vener. That’d be, that’s the,

John Young (27:55):

You wouldn’t Mary Falkowski. I feel like he’s the most secure. Like a

Sevan Matossian (27:59):

Bra. He’s the bread winner.

John Young (28:00):

You know what I mean? Like,

Sevan Matossian (28:01):

I just wanna raise dog.

John Young (28:02):

Sure. Nothing gonna happen.

Sevan Matossian (28:03):

I’ll raise dogs with fucking Colton.

John Young (28:06):

Colton, you’re, you’re, you’re getting <laugh>. You’re about to work. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (28:13):

And, and Scott Telo walking into a bar. They all get idd and told to leave.

John Young (28:20):

Hey, you’re the, you’re the tallest person in that room. Seven.

Sevan Matossian (28:26):

Uh, Heidi Kru. Oh, Heidi, get off your fucking high horse. I’ve been saying Katherine’s gonna win checks. Transcripts. All right. Alright. Uh,

John Young (28:34):

She needs to not blow up in event six.

Sevan Matossian (28:37):

Okay, let’s do event six. Katherine versus, um, Ariel. Bring up the workout. Please imagine Katherine and Ariel are side by side gentlemen. And, um, I’ll keep a tally here. Let’s figure out who’s gonna win that, uh, that workout. Uh, two 20 overhead squats. Uh, who comes off first?

John Young (29:00):


Sevan Matossian (29:01):

Ty. Bill. Phil, you happy with a tie there? Uh,

Bill Grundler (29:06):

That first set? Yeah. I don’t think anyone’s gonna go out. Uh, I,

John Young (29:10):

Dude, I come on Bill. It’s Sure.

Sevan Matossian (29:13):

Sure. Uh, Hanny ha, Hanny Hanny beat Dana without crumble. Cookie and eyelashes. God. Hannah’s speaking of unit. Hannah’s a, it’s like five women in one. She’s something spectacular. Uh, okay. Uh, 20, um, 20 overhead squats. Uh, Ty, uh, this is Ariel versus Katherine. David’s daughter. Uh, 500 meter row

John Young (29:38):


Sevan Matossian (29:39):

Three handstand walk. Pirouettes. Catherine. Catherine. Okay. Point Catherine. Uh, two seated legless rope climbs. Ariel Aerial. Okay. Point aerial. Uh, 20, uh, strict chest to wall handstand pushups. It’s irrelevant because ar Ariel will be so far ahead of the.

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