CrossFit Games Semifinals WEST | Event 6 Recap

Sevan Matossian (00:02):

Guys, what’s up? Hey, bam. We’re live. 1 0 6 event, six Northwest semi-final in the books. Uh, I really, oh, darn it, I forgot to put this to Rumble. I really enjoyed, uh, the chat. I’m gonna tell you, I really, really, uh, between the chat and the semi-final thread that we’re all on, this is so fucking entertaining. And, uh, I’m really enjoying, uh, knowing that when we’re watching the broadcast, that it’s not just going to waste. So they get to come over here and hang out with, uh, Grundler help and Spin Young Beaver, um, Jr. Whoever shows up, Townsend, whoever ends up, uh, being on the show, uh, it, it is truly a blast. Um, at the end of the day, it, it feels, uh, great that we’re adding value to people’s life, and we’re bringing you guys something fun and, and, and charging, uh, the community.


That being said, if for any time I felt like we weren’t adding value, I would be outside playing with my kids, and I’ll just fucking throw this thing like a wadded up, like a pot of wad of paper and throw this shit away. Like, I don’t give two fucks. So anyone who don’t, don’t buy any. 99.9% of the comments are fucking amazing and funny and entertaining. But that 1% of people who says dumb shit, like, well, he’s never gonna get, um, more subscribers, because he does, he talks about vaginas and this like, dude, you don’t get it. This show is not for you. Like, I, this show’s not for you.

Bill Grundler (01:28):

You’re getting, you’re getting subscription increases, right?

Sevan Matossian (01:31):

It’s, it’s, it’s fucking crazy. We picked up like six new sponsors. I bet you we have more sponsors than fucking CrossFit. I bet you we have more sponsors right now than all the people in the space combined. It’s starting to be like that. Um, and we, we can’t even keep up with the request. I know it’s fucking weird to say that, but it’s like that. And so, uh, um, the, the retention on the show is amazing. And, and I’m just having a blast. Every, I’m, I’m just enjoying everything. Okay? Yes. Uh, let’s start with the champ. Uh, even though I wanna, I wanna start with, uh, our homeboy. Um, let’s start with the champ. The champ deserves, uh, respect. Uh, what did you see, uh, out there, um, Mr. Uh, Grundler? Is, is it him? Is it the nature of the workout? Is it the crowd? Is it what, what, what, what did we just see Justin Maderas? Uh, do

Bill Grundler (02:17):

I think it’s easy to do the whole, well, that’s the Justin that we’re used to seeing because, you know, he wins or does really well or whatever, and that, that would be an easy, uh, an easy feather to pull. But I think what it was is, you know, he even said it. He’s like, I am aware of the leaderboard. I think he just needs to, in his camp, telling him like, Hey, you just gotta get to the games. You’re not, you don’t peak. He’s not a guy that needs to peak for semis. Yes, he’s the champ. Yes, he’s expected to win. Yes, he wants to win, but he doesn’t, quote unquote, have to win. Now he has to win at the games. That’s where the pressure’s really gonna be there. So I think what it was, was, okay, look, I’ve, I’ve played the, um, working through this, struggling through that, okay, I don’t really need to do, and then it’s just like, fuck it.


I’m just gonna go and do what I do. And I loved the way he attacked the fucking ropes. Holy shit. Right off that first, uh, the pirouettes right off the first set, sat down, boom, right up the rope right away. And I put that, really put the pressure, I think, on Pat. Mm-hmm. <affirmative> and Pat hasn’t felt that, hasn’t felt that, uh, this, this competition yet. I think when there was the race between them, Justin was either far away or already kind of faded back, so he hadn’t, he hasn’t really had that push yet. So that was kind of a, that was like a classic push after

Sevan Matossian (03:36):

Getting, we, we get through Justin here. I do want to ask you guys some questions about Pat’s shoulders. It seems like they seem to be at the center of, uh, a few of Pat’s, uh, issues, even though they’re crazy strong when they stop working, they stop working. But we’ll get back to that, uh, Mr. Halpin, uh, thoughts on, uh, Mr. Maderas?

Mike Halpin (03:52):

Yeah, I mean, we talked about it a few times over the weekend. Is, is this, is sort of like that sort of just sitting and waiting through some of these events and just staying in the hunt for Justin that he’s, he’s done his whole, well, in the last few years at least. So I, and I think I even said yesterday, if you see him go win an event, like everybody should be a little bit more scared now. He’s, I don’t think he’s gonna go, go win the next one here and all of a sudden be on the podium. Uh, the numbers don’t really show that. But like, this is the Justin that we keep hearing about. Um, to say something they’d probably say on the broadcast is like, this is the Justin used to, well, the Justin used to is the guy that just hangs back and waits for his moment. And here it’s,

Sevan Matossian (04:36):

Uh, uh, good. Well said. Uh, Mr. Young, uh, thoughts on Mr. Madera’s performance? Oh, wait, hold on. Hold on, Anthony. Uh, you would have more followers using Bill’s face. I’m willing to, uh, and I am willing to, they,

Bill Grundler (04:48):

They have AI for that stuff. It’s okay. You’re fine.

Sevan Matossian (04:49):

And I am willing to do that. Uh, okay. Uh, go ahead, Mr. Young, uh, on Maderas.

John Young (04:54):

Yeah, I mean, I think he’s the best legless rope climber in all of the CrossFit elite world. Um, wrestler

Bill Grundler (05:01):


John Young (05:01):

Wrestler especially, you know, that probably has something to do with it. I, I don’t, I don’t deny that <laugh>, uh, but any legless rope climb event, he’s always been amazing. I do think Pat tried to stay with him. Bill, I think they were close enough he could see him and tried to stay with him, and it hurt him more than, uh, more than it hurt Justin. Um, as far as, it’s the Justin we’re used to, I don’t buy that for a second. And this was a dominant win. This is the Justin I can get behind. Justin never does this. He doesn’t have dominant wins. This was Fraser esque, how much he killed everybody in this workout. Um, and, and I think he’s got a shot to win event seven, uh, in podium. I really, really do. Um, but no, it’s ama it was amazing. I do, I think he’s the best legless rope climber in Olive CrossFit. Um, yeah, I mean, he just, he killed it.

Sevan Matossian (05:56):

How do, how do I get this to, uh, oh, I gotta go up here to overall, okay. Uh, um, uh, Mr. Spin, uh, thoughts on, uh, what we just saw? Oh, shit. Are you kidding me? Oh, okay. Good. Uh, thoughts, uh, uh, Mr. Spin thoughts on Mr. Mr. Madras?

Brian Spin (06:16):

Uh, so I think this workout was right up his wheelhouse. Um, I could see him potentially maybe pacing too much and just trying to get through it. And then these guys kind of, you know, gave him the first punch, and this was his chance to really kind of flex his muscle and show off that he still is there. Um, and I, and I do think that Pat did try to keep up with him, and Justin was, you know, showed that he, he still is, uh, the champ. And, uh, you know, it, it’ll be tough, I think for, for these guys to catch him when it gets to a 15 event, four day competition.

Sevan Matossian (06:56):

He, he’s just, he’s just warmed up. Hey, what about this, uh, Jann Clark, uh, 1999, uh, Jann, I would, uh, you have the most memorable comment in the chat during the, uh, event six, I will say, uh, I will give you the award for Best com. There were some great ones. You were in some tough competition. Um, what would you say, bill, if I said, well, the reason why he did well at that is because Adam Knight versus his coach, and he’s old school CrossFit, and that was an old school CrossFit workout?

Bill Grundler (07:24):

Uh, no, no. I, I mean, I, I like, I like what the event was. I mean, to say it was old school, uh, I mean, maybe minus

Sevan Matossian (07:32):

Pirouette, pirouette

Bill Grundler (07:33):

And all that kinda stuff. I think it was, it was, it was a good race for him. I mean, it was one that, you know, he’s good at those movements. He knew he could go, he knew he had to go. Um, I, I, I, I just love the fact that, that Pat the gymnast, I mean, and we know he’s a gymnast, and granted, he’s been a CrossFitter for a long time now, but that, that muscle memory where he got pushed to where he was failing and failing and failing on the pirouettes, that blew my mind. That’s how deep, that’s how, that’s how deep he followed Justin eighth

Sevan Matossian (08:06):

Place. Uh, two minute, two minutes behind Justin. Yeah. At the, at the end.

John Young (08:10):

Well, I mean, he was more like a minute behind Justin if he didn’t,

Sevan Matossian (08:15):

If he just five,

Bill Grundler (08:15):

Five fails,

John Young (08:17):

Just walked correctly.

Sevan Matossian (08:19):

Oh, I don’t know. He was 10 seconds behind Justin. If he didn’t have that fail. Right, he was with him,

Bill Grundler (08:25):

Uh, he was, well, if, if they would’ve just made that a handstand length, it would’ve been, yeah, about 10 seconds. It would’ve been a length. Would’ve been a length.

Sevan Matossian (08:34):

Hey. Um, so I, what I’m, what I’m referring to about, um, pat Vener is, uh, at the CrossFit games, there was the, the shuttle shoulder to overhead event, and no one in, and what, how many reps did Pat get? Two?

John Young (08:49):

Uh, I think he got three. It was bad.

Sevan Matossian (08:51):

Three. He, he was failing reps. Yeah. And, and, and we were all shocked. Right? It, it’s not like Pat’s weak overhead. He’s strong overhead, but, but when, when it turns off, it’s off. Is, is that what’s going on?

John Young (09:04):

I would say his, his endurance is, his stamina is bad

Sevan Matossian (09:07):

Shouldered overhead.

John Young (09:08):


Sevan Matossian (09:10):

But not weak after,

Mike Halpin (09:11):

After the week weekend that he is done. I mean, this is sixth event. I mean, well, with all he is done so far, you could see it just start to work him.

Sevan Matossian (09:22):

I wonder if he’s shocked. I wonder, I wonder, I wonder, I would love to hear his evaluation of what happened.

Mike Halpin (09:27):

Well, and he, I was trying to look it up. Was it, it was 2019, right? Pat first cut, pat tried to hang with Matt Fraser.

John Young (09:35):

Mm-hmm. <affirmative>.

Mike Halpin (09:36):

Same. That’s, that’s what I felt like watching this was Pat tried to hang with somebody that was just on another level for this workout. Like Matt, Matt did on that first cut, which was run legless. Was it over snatching

John Young (09:49):

Squat spot Snatch.

Mike Halpin (09:51):

Yep. Um, it was that same sort of thing. He was neck and neck with him through the end, and then he tried to make a move, and that move just caused him to go from, yeah, again, like second to eighth or something like that.

Sevan Matossian (10:02):

Uh, Betty with the giant smile, y’all bring great value to this space. Thank you Savon and Crew. You’re welcome. We’re having a blast. It’s awesome. Jody Lynn. Holy shit. Bam. Good afternoon, all my sistas. Uh, such a fun weekend. Great job of y’all. Thank you.

Mike Halpin (10:16):

Do we split that five ways

Sevan Matossian (10:17):

Or No? No, no.

John Young (10:19):

I tell you what, it does happen a lot though with Pat when he decides to go for it. He, it usually doesn’t pay off. Like, unless he’s in control of the event. Like, there’s events where he just knocks out of the park, but he’s in control the whole time he’s leading front to end. If it’s, if there’s a situation where Pat’s like, I’m gonna go for this. Like, I, if I was pat, anytime I thought of that, I think I would be like, don’t do it. Just back off. What, what do think get fourth place?

Bill Grundler (10:46):

What do you think was the break? Do you think it was the rope climb? He’s trying to chase him there? Do you think it was a handstand? Because I just don’t think that was enough handstand pushups?

John Young (10:53):

No, I don’t think it was that

Bill Grundler (10:53):

To smoke those guys.

John Young (10:55):

I think, I think the almost touch and go legless rope climb that Maderas did, and then Pat is capable of doing that, but he’s not cap, but like, just he, it hurt him in the handstand walking just by moving too fast. His muscles just needed a little bit more time to recover. That’s,

Bill Grundler (11:11):

That’s what I think. That’s what I think

John Young (11:12):

He could have spent 10 seconds and then got second in the event, and now, and then, and then would, would win the, a whole event easily and not have this one point race with Falkowski. You know what I mean? And like, I think Justin’s very good at that knowing, Hey, I’m gonna blow, or I’m not gonna go for this. I’m gonna back off and then just get fourth or fifth. Pat likes to go for things, and it, it bites him a lot.

Sevan Matossian (11:37):


Bill Grundler (11:38):


John Young (11:39):

Like, like you look at Rogue, rogue, if he was just like, when he got to like 26 reps in the cleaning jerks, he was two reps ahead of Justin. He could have just been like, I’m gonna wait for Justin to pick up the bar, and then I’ll pick up the bar, and then I’ll wait for him to pick up the bar, and then I’ll pick up the bar. He just needed to beat Justin instead, he like tried to get second place and win the event or, and go right after Adler failed two reps, freaked out, and then got like fourth place when he was up. Could have won the whole thing just by managing that last 30 seconds better.

Bill Grundler (12:09):

I totally agree with you. I totally agree with you. Uh, I, I think that that’s, it’s really interesting, uh, Headspace wise, if Pat is not racing anybody, he does so well when he’s like in his own space, the dude crushes, but I feel like every time he goes to race, he like, he loses the

Sevan Matossian (12:30):

Race. Let me ask you this Bill. People were like, oh, if Colton was in the final heat, he would’ve done better. And that kind of makes me nervous. But what you’re saying, which I’ve never heard said in 15 years, you’re saying if Pat would’ve been in the heat Colton was in, he probably would’ve done better.

John Young (12:44):

He would’ve placed better. I think so what I’m saying,

Bill Grundler (12:46):

Because just, it’s for the same reason John was talking about. If he wouldn’t have rushed that last rope climb to get, to get back, to try to stay shoulder to shoulder with Justin, that would’ve saved him 10, 15 seconds. And he would’ve been able to race the end of him or the end of it with him.

Sevan Matossian (13:04):

Um, uh, and, and there it is, Dick butter Colton, and thank you Dick for your, uh, fantastic contribution as always. A Colton in the final heat. Now, uh, gonna fuck these boys up. That makes me actually nervous because all weekend we haven’t talked about this much. It’s really obvious that there’s a difference between the heats. It is really fucking obvious. Like when we, everyone in Colton’s heat, I feel like everyone did the pirouettes beautifully, but they stopped at each, at each section. And this last heat, everyone was just 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3. You

John Young (13:33):

Wanna go to the, uh, through the leaderboard? It’s updated. You can seat.

Sevan Matossian (13:36):

I, I, I, I, uh, I do, I want to fi, I wanna, um, finish talking about the, the men and workout six. I’m gonna, we’re gonna go to the women workout six, then we’ll come back to the men overall, and then we’ll go back to the women overall. Okay. We’ll bounce, we’ll bounce around here a little bit. So, I mean,

Mike Halpin (13:47):


Sevan Matossian (13:47):

That’s, so what do you think guys, think about Colton going to the next, um, to the final heat? Go ahead, Halpin.

Mike Halpin (13:52):

Well, yeah, I, I’d love if these heats were 12 people, um, or something like that. You saw some different sizes between Torian and, and then what CrossFit’s doing in these, like, especially with where the cut line is, there’s just cut lines that are like, well, the, it’d be great if all the final heats were right where the cut line was, but in this case, for men, there’s gonna be an extra person, which makes it a little bit more dramatic. In some of these cases, it’s been like, okay, well, there’s two people that are racing everyone else, but they’re not actually in that heat. So you have the same thing that Bill’s talking about, or you have the same thing we’ve talked about for years. It’s like, if you’re not going against, um, who you’re actually competing against for these cut lines, then it’s, it’s harder, it’s harder to do that race because all you’re seeing is, yeah, I’m gonna, I’m gonna take a break where they do, uh, and then I’m gonna go on to the next, but it’s sort of pulling people back a bit.

Sevan Matossian (14:46):

Uh, Kenneth Dlap, uh, Halpin found some great wifi. Good for him. No, actually, it’s just that he’s in a hotel and most of the people have a life and aren’t using wifi in the middle of the day, and they’re out. But <laugh>,

Mike Halpin (14:56):

Everybody’s at Disney right now. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (14:58):

Helping this <laugh>.

Mike Halpin (15:01):

I’m actually trying to find this charger

Sevan Matossian (15:02):

Now. That’s my fault. Freed up some bandwidth. Ken, Walter se I noticed the last six podcasts since I changed my shirtless photo. You aren’t giving me the attention buying my way back. Oh, shit. That’s, uh, possible <laugh> that isn’t. I wanna deny that, that I’m not biased towards 60 year old men with their shirts off, but I, uh, it could be $10. Thank you, Mr. Walters. Uh, Kelly, um, uh, van, uh, uh, Kelly Van, uh, Denver. Denver. A foreigner, right? Oh, yeah. Canadian. Yeah. She looks Norwegian as shit, right? 20 Canadian. Thank you. I really appreciate it. Look at you. You just got your hair done. All fantastic and shit. Uh, Catherine. Uh, Catherine. Catherine Schaffer. Pounds. Those are pounds. 10 pounds. Uh, uh, brilliant coverage all weekend. Thank you guys. 9:21 PM for her, uh, Eaton Beaver. Good afternoon, boys. Uh, Colton Noun. Uh, uh, Colton. Colton Colt. Colton noun. Colton noun. A system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure, particular figure or object. Colton and eighth. Yes. We’re gonna get to that. We’re gonna get to that. Uh, is GH out?

Mike Halpin (16:18):

Ge out?

Sevan Matossian (16:19):

Yep. No, no. Gi Maros at the games is here unless

John Young (16:23):

Ka or call Pop

Mike Halpin (16:26):

The last part of his statement there. Yeah.

Bill Grundler (16:28):


Sevan Matossian (16:32):

Um, you know what was interesting is the chat was ripping on the way Justin showed up to the start line. Oh my God, he looks frazzled, he looks like shit, blah, blah, blah. And they quickly changed their turn, tune after a, uh, few, um, seconds. Seconds. A Magnus Holmgren from, uh, Mexico. Savon, you are the glue that keeps the world together. Thank you. I I I’m some sort of glue I don’t know about for the world. Kinda

Mike Halpin (16:53):

Look like he was on like a thousand grams of pre-workout,

Sevan Matossian (16:56):

So, oh, who? Uh, Justin. Yeah.

Mike Halpin (16:59):

Just, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (17:01):

The, the Adit dot. Does anyone, uh, spin? Am I, can you pronounce that for me?

Mike Halpin (17:07):

The Aslu.

Sevan Matossian (17:09):

Okay. Uh, are you going to add value next week for us in European hours? Oh my God.

Bill Grundler (17:14):

<laugh>. <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (17:17):

Hey, I’ve been tripping, dude, on how we’re gonna do that because Greg’s coming into town on Tuesday for like a month, and I just want to just, I just wanna play with him. I wanna go over his house and play every day with my kids. Uh, Tracy Hefner. If Colton stays top nine, I’m sleeping with my Merton’s trading card tonight instead of my wife

Mike Halpin (17:33):


Sevan Matossian (17:34):

Whoa. Hey, me. Hey.

Bill Grundler (17:38):

I’m not,

Sevan Matossian (17:39):

Now listen, I’m not, instead of my wife, I’m doing a threesome, threesome,

Bill Grundler (17:43):


Mike Halpin (17:44):

It’s right under the pillow where it all should

Sevan Matossian (17:46):

Be. Yeah. Thank you. Thank you. Helping that you, how the fuck did I, I not had that. Uh, get your, uh, col merton’s, uh, trading card at Wad Zombie. I also think that there is a, there’s a Sam Samwell quant and there’s a Pat Vener.

Brian Spin (18:02):

What’s up with your hair?

Sevan Matossian (18:04):

Me <laugh>.

Mike Halpin (18:06):

You got like a, a fun animal at, at the

Sevan Matossian (18:08):

Same time. It’s, it’s a just, just say, Hey, just text me on the dude. Don’t turn your back to the camera. <laugh>. He’s,

Bill Grundler (18:15):

He’s rolling his, he’s rolling his inner Jean Simmons right now. He’s thinking he’s a samura ray of some kind. It’s a lot.

Sevan Matossian (18:20):

Uh, Batman Sam has a great co post on crumble cookie. Oh, okay. Thank you. Uh, thank you. Let’s make sure, uh, we do look at that. Uh, Hillary’s concerned about, uh, spiegel’s, um, reps, and I don’t wanna defend Spiegel, but there was someone yesterday we were criticizing for not doing their squats. And then when the camera went to the side, they were more than low enough. I can’t remember who it was. It was one of the ladies.

Bill Grundler (18:44):

That’s why, that’s why I think, honestly, like live competition stuff, I don’t, I don’t think it matters. Was it

Sevan Matossian (18:51):


Bill Grundler (18:52):

Yeah. I mean, the judge is the judge. You play to your judge. Yeah. Fuck. I would, I did, I do.

Sevan Matossian (18:58):

Right? Me meaning if the judge isn’t calling it, you’re good to go. Totally.

Bill Grundler (19:02):

Yeah. And that’s not cheating, that’s just racing.

Brian Spin (19:06):

And that makes you question all the open and quarter final penalties that were handed out. Tho

Bill Grundler (19:11):

Those are different because those are at home where you can, I mean, it’s all, that’s all like, well, I got my best friend judging that. That’s stuff close.

Brian Spin (19:21):

But again, you see the same thing. If it’s close and you’re gonna call it, it’s, it’s you, you just never know. Yeah.

John Young (19:26):

But if, if your judge is letting you get away with it, like there’s a head judge also that will say, Hey, you have to start calling those, like, live competition’s wildly different than not live competition.

Bill Grundler (19:39):

I, I think, I mean, I’m, I’m not,

Brian Spin (19:41):

The camera can show, can show different things, that’s all.

Bill Grundler (19:44):

I’m not, I’m not saying that, uh, you should cheat or, or anything like that. What I’m saying is that once you have your judges that are all out, then you have someone that is not attached to you. Uh, it’s not your coach. It’s not your wife, it’s not your friend. It’s not your gym person. It’s not someone that’s afraid to say boo to you. You have someone out there that’s judging if they let it go, then they let it go. Cause that’s the same exact thing that’s gonna happen all over the place. No matter what sport you’re going to, they’re gonna have that. And granted, there’s, you know, and Hilary’s kind of play with this a little bit. The, uh, the whole, um, review process and all that kind of stuff where you do like the, uh, what do they call that? Like the highlight. You look back at it, but whatever. I think for the most part, instant replay, instant re think. God dang. Thanks.

Sevan Matossian (20:28):

Get your col hat. Where can people get their col hat at Bill?

Bill Grundler (20:31):

Uh, the og The og, um, culture, the OG culture.

Sevan Matossian (20:39):

Andy, why is Sev saying Spiegel like Smiggle from Lord of the Rings? And then, uh, keep going. Says cuz he hates her. I absolutely do not hate. And I would like to, uh, do a photo shoot with Danny where we’re in a bathtub together and it’s just filled with bubbles and it appears that we’re naked. Uh, so if anyone can, um, I think that would be a good, I think that would be good for the community.

Bill Grundler (21:01):


Sevan Matossian (21:02):

Like she’d have her arms wrapped around me. I’d be like laying, you know what I mean? She’s laying there and I’m laying with like against her, <laugh> my back to her chest. Can I see that? You see that? You can see it, right? Close your eyes. See it. Thank you. Thank you. See Yawn gets it. Thank you. Yawn. Uh, and I’m, and I’m serious. I don’t hate her. Absolutely don’t. I would love to do a, uh, bathroom photo shoot with her. Okay. I wanna look at this. I wanna look at these scores now. We’re gonna go over to the women just for workout six. First place. Uh, feel free anyone to jump in if there’s something crazy you wanna talk about. Um, uh, Maderas quant so, so stoked on quant, uh, Colton Merton’s in third, uh, Brent Kowski, fourth Cole Sager, fifth Telo, sixth Lu. Oscar Mora, uh, seventh Vener eighth Nick Matthew ninth. A gray Shaver, 12th

John Young (21:48):

Chandler. Can we talk about 10th please, real quick?

Sevan Matossian (21:50):


John Young (21:51):

Justin Rhodes?

Sevan Matossian (21:53):

Uh, yes. Yes, yes, yes.

John Young (21:54):

Justin Rhodes is the, I I think that dude could have beat Maderas if he could do one more pirouette. He was flying and then just got halted. Yeah. Um, he, he he was like three. Yeah, it was ridiculous. He was so much faster than everybody. Um, and then he took two minutes to do the last pirouette. Very Pat Vener, like on the last pirouette.

Sevan Matossian (22:20):

Uh, Jake Chapman one upping me. Absolutely. I’d rather see her in a mother pose. Bathing you in a sink. That would be sick. <laugh>. Can you see me?

Bill Grundler (22:28):


Sevan Matossian (22:29):

And Danny’s standing over me bathing me, like sponge bathing me. Oh, fuck. Please, let’s do that. That would be amazing. Alex. W good for the community. So selfless of you. Thank you. That’s, uh, that’s me. Mr. Uh, selfless, uh, Teddy Williams in the house. This is, uh, Cole Merton’s, uh, hype man. Looks nothing like he does in the picture. And this picture looks like an adult. Um, yeah. He, he looks like a fucking 18 year old kid with a camera when you see him in, in, uh, photos. Yeah. Don, uh, camera angles change everything. Don’t blame anyone for questioning. Okay. Uh, so Justin Rhodes, uh, but he’s not going to the games, right?

John Young (23:05):

Young? No, he just had like a, he would’ve, I think he would’ve definitely be everybody besides Justin. And I’m telling you, I think his time would’ve been close to that time. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>, had he just been able to do one more pirouette?

Brian Spin (23:19):

Yeah. He got failing then he, he wass he rested like 45 seconds before he finally got it. So,

Bill Grundler (23:24):

But that’s, but that’s classic sports though. Like what if I would’ve done?

John Young (23:28):

Yeah, yeah. No, no. For sure. For sure.

Bill Grundler (23:31):


John Young (23:31):

But the speed of his gymnastics, the robe climbs and the handstand pushups, like Justin’s was amazing. I’m just saying this guy was also amazing at that middle part.

Sevan Matossian (23:42):

Uh, Dave Castro sighting at the venue. Yes. I hear Dave. Is there Don r We will get to this. I think, I think you’re gonna be right. Katherine, David Sard of the story of the weekend. I think you’re absolutely gonna be white. Uh, Katherine, uh, looking like a different athlete. Shade of 2015. Yeah. I mean she, she looks like a fucking hun hungry dog with 13 ribs showing. She looks fucking amazing. Um, let’s, uh, let me ask you this. Well, we’ll get, we’ll get to that one second.

John Young (24:08):

You talk about Mitchell Stevenson, his, his

Sevan Matossian (24:11):

Rosa 27th, Mitchell Stevenson, 22nd. Are these guys toast? They shit the bed, they’re byebye. Byebye.

John Young (24:17):

I mean, they just pull a miracle out in event seven. Yeah. Mm-hmm. <affirmative> a Cole

Sevan Matossian (24:22):

Sa Oh’s got some hope. Spin’s got some hope for Mitchell. Stevenson. Stevenson,

Mike Halpin (24:25):

There’s only 22 out. Yeah. Go ahead. Spin.

Brian Spin (24:30):

Yeah, no, he’s, um, that was tough. I mean, he, he’s probably gonna end up being just outside the cut line like he has been, um, was it last year? Maybe the year before. Um, that, that was tough to watch him keep snatching over and over and over again for that last rep and couldn’t get it.

Sevan Matossian (24:48):

Hey, when you look out workout number one and you see that Mitchell Stevens had got seventh, can you also look at the last workout? Are are people who are doing good at the first workout, also in general doing good in the seventh workout? Is there some correlation like that? Or no?

Brian Spin (25:01):

No. Work workout one has always been the least correlated for, for both men and women.

Sevan Matossian (25:07):

Okay. Uh, Mitch Mccn, John Wood, 34th Toast, right?

Bill Grundler (25:18):

Don? Yeah.

Mike Halpin (25:19):

I just, cause Steven Stevenson was eighth last year at Mac and then sixth, then the last chance. So

Sevan Matossian (25:26):

It would suck. Uh, tu Mag is not looking like a games athlete.

Brian Spin (25:32):


Bill Grundler (25:32):

The thing is, if you, if you fail rope climb and you try to rush it done, and that’s what happened. He failed and failed and failed and failed. And I mean, shit, two fails in a row in a rope climb, you might as well just sit there. Like literally.

Brian Spin (25:47):

Well, he tried to do that touch and go after the first no rep. And that killed him.

Bill Grundler (25:51):

That killed him. That was it. That’s what I mean. Like once, once you go, once you roll that dice.

Sevan Matossian (25:56):

Okay, so that was calculated. He knew, he knew he needed a first place and so he went for it.

Bill Grundler (26:01):

I, I think so. I mean, yeah, but I mean,

John Young (26:04):

It was not a while ago.

Bill Grundler (26:05):

Right? <laugh>. Right <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (26:09):

Oh, what does this mean? Se is the wish version of Bill. Like I’m the Make-A-Wish Foundation version.

Mike Halpin (26:15):

I think it’s, which is like a off-brand website.

Bill Grundler (26:20):

<laugh>. Wow.

John Young (26:22):

Why, why do you know that? Wow.

Bill Grundler (26:24):


Sevan Matossian (26:24):

Oh, helping you are money <laugh>. It’s, look at this, you can get a

Mike Halpin (26:29):

$1 lighter.

Bill Grundler (26:31):


Sevan Matossian (26:32):

Fuck you. That one hurt. Who said that? <laugh> asshole.

Bill Grundler (26:37):

Oh my God. You got dagger out on it.

Sevan Matossian (26:39):

A dollar 30 for that ring.

Bill Grundler (26:40):


John Young (26:41):

18 pair Gold.

Mike Halpin (26:42):


Sevan Matossian (26:44):

That’s dude that has $12 of plastic on it. It’s like the,

Mike Halpin (26:47):

That’s like the Titanic diamond I think right there.

Sevan Matossian (26:50):

Oh my God. <laugh>. That’s going deep. Okay. Event seven has started. Really? Is it, it’s like that. Okay. Quick. Okay, fine. Let’s go over the women. Fuck, fuck these people. Let’s, no, no, no. Sorry. Let’s finish the men really quick. We’ll do this really quick guys. Let’s go to, um, let me get this, uh, overall up and then we will, um,

Mike Halpin (27:11):

Do you wanna talk cut line?

Sevan Matossian (27:13):

Let let, let’s just do the, oh, Caleb’s here. Shit. Caleb’s here. Let’s just do the boys here really quick. Okay. We got Patrick Vener with five 12 Brokowski five 11. Obvious what’s going on there? Whoever finishes ahead, uh, will be the winner. Uh, unless, unless one of them shits the bed. Then we have Samuel Will Quant. He’s in it. Cole Gray Shaver. He looks like he’s good. Keep going. Nick. Matthew looks like he’s good. Now we’re getting into, uh, Chandler Smith for 40. He looks good. Uh, eighth place. Colton Colton, Merton’s 3 85. So he’s him and

Mike Halpin (27:42):

He’s 12th or better. Colton needs to finish 12th or better. And he is, he’s in.

Sevan Matossian (27:47):

Okay. Or ru

John Young (27:49):

That’s, that’s if Luis Oscar wins. Yes. Correct.

Mike Halpin (27:53):

Right. That’s how you have to do it. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (27:56):

You mean if Luis Oscar Moya gets first?

John Young (27:58):

Yeah. Yeah.

Mike Halpin (27:59):

That’s how you kind of have to do this. Cut line math. Is that saying like, the person that the cut line gets a hundred, how, what would you have to get to?

John Young (28:06):

I just think like he’s, he’s 34 points. Um, so you just, you like 34 divided by four because that’s the point spread or three. And then you can say it’s around this many places. Yeah. Difference. He has to be,

Sevan Matossian (28:20):

And this workout is gonna be tough for Colton.

John Young (28:24):


Mike Halpin (28:24):


Sevan Matossian (28:26):

So you’re saying if Colton doesn’t get 12th place or better, he’s out. No

Brian Spin (28:31):

Guarantees himself

Sevan Matossian (28:32):

In, he’s gotta be his desk

John Young (28:34):

Of Louis

Sevan Matossian (28:35):

Oscar. Okay.

Mike Halpin (28:36):


Sevan Matossian (28:37):

Hey, and all these other dudes are gonna crush Vener, Falkowski, K Quant might, quant might be able to pick Colton up and beat and run with Colton and beat Colton’s time, huh? Yeah.

John Young (28:46):

Yeah. And this is very hard. This is, this is good for him because all of those guys are taking points away from Luis Oscar or Mitchell Stevenson. Um, that’s, it’s because if none of like Mitchell Stevenson has to beat all of those guys to make that gap happen for him with, between him and Colton, and if, and he gets 10th and Colton gets 20th Colton’s in

Brian Spin (29:10):

And the gaps gets smaller too. So Colton has even more room. If, if it’s, uh, if he finishes 10th, Colton can finish 25th, 28th.

Sevan Matossian (29:19):

Tell me, tell me some of the bigger, bigger jumps We had one more add jump, 81 points or something one year.

Mike Halpin (29:25):

Uh, last year? Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (29:26):

Last year. Last year. This

John Young (29:27):

Isn’t a workout where that can happen though.

Sevan Matossian (29:29):

Okay, good. No,

Mike Halpin (29:32):


Sevan Matossian (29:32):

It’s, are you guys nervous? Uh, uh, uh, spin? Are you nervous about Colton?

Brian Spin (29:37):

I don’t think so. I, I think it’s because what John said, I don’t think that any, I don’t think Luis or Mitchell can beat those guys ahead of them, ahead of all of them. And some of those guys behind him are still gonna probably sneak in there that we aren’t talking about. So I, I think as long as Colton’s in the top half of the field, I think he’s probably gonna be safe.

Sevan Matossian (29:56):

Uhler. Are you nervous? Uh, I, I like the cushion that he.

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