CrossFit Games Update Show Ep. 4 w/ Sam Briggs & Chris Hinshaw

Bill Grundler (00:01):


Sevan Matossian (00:01):

We’re live.

Bill Grundler (00:02):

Dude, all I have to say is this. You, you have to, before you just like throw the dude off the table, you have to kind of at least look at and, huh, well, that’s interesting. Like why is that? Why is it that they won’t let you go down there? You go to the North Pole. Why can’t you go to the South? Polet <laugh>? Hey, you know, I’m like, just

Sevan Matossian (00:22):

Nothing. Nothing is censored. Nothing is censored. That’s true. Only true shit is censored. No fake shit is censored. Ah,

Bill Grundler (00:30):

Uh, well, okay. No, you’re right. Well, no fake censored. Yeah. Hey,

Sevan Matossian (00:35):

If what I’m, what I’m saying might not be true, but it’s a good place to start.

Bill Grundler (00:39):

I, I am at the place now, and it’s weird being as old as I am, where all of a sudden I look at everything and I, I don’t just believe anything right off the cuff. Like, oh, this is the thing. Yep. They told me that’s real. So that’s real. I did, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. Wayne. I’ll always, I’ll always sit there and go, huh. Well, let me at least see what that is and just take a look at it in an open mind. You have to

Sevan Matossian (01:06):

Bill, let me present this idea to you or all you guys. If, if you took kids when they were six months old before they could walk and you, and you gave them to the, uh, a school, then the kids would come back. So, sorry. If you took kids when they were six months old before they could walk, it would only take, it would take less than one generation before people believed that kids could not learn how to walk unless you took ’em to school. It would take less than one generation, right? For that to happen. So, I mean, today I saw 4 25 year old guys walk outta Jamba Juice wearing masks. I mean, it’s just fucking idiots are abound, brother. It’s, it’s,

Bill Grundler (01:39):

Right. So, and, but here’s the thing, but they’re, but they’re following what they were told, right? Why? I mean, why? And, and the question is, why would the government lie to you? Right? Why would they lie to you?

Sevan Matossian (01:52):

Sam, are you in your pajamas?

Bill Grundler (01:54):

Uh, no. Not yet.

Sevan Matossian (01:56):

Oh, darn. <laugh>

Bill Grundler (01:57):


Sevan Matossian (01:59):

Uh, ladies and gentlemen, we’re gonna cut straight to the chase. The champ is in the house. Uh, uh, uh, uh, the champ who was on the top of the podium on one of the hardest podiums in the world you could possibly, possibly get on, and then, uh, also ate, uh, one of the largest pieces. Look at her. Look at her. Jesus, ny, what is going on here? Look at her. Just roll. No, no shame <laugh>. No humbleness. Just roll it up. Roll it up. Uh, and, um, uh, and then, and then had to consume one of the largest pieces of humble pie, uh, at the, at the regionals the following year. Like, what the fuck? Like, everyone wanted her at the games and, and it was a, a a, a handstand debacle. Okay, here she is to, uh, get one of the, the second to last word on, uh, cuts. I had the privilege of, uh, of texting with, uh, Sam. It’s late where she’s at. That’s why I’m getting straight to the chase with Ms. Briggs here. Ms. Briggs, do you know everyone here that’s, uh, uh, Mr. Spin from the barbell spin? Yep. Uh, John Young over there from John Young Barbell. And then the great, uh, bill Grundler, who’s just been around forever, owns CrossFit Inferno. The, uh, second best commentator in the history of CrossFit for E S P N and, uh, a games athlete.

Sam Briggs (03:07):

Yep. Certainly do up Sam. Okay.

Sevan Matossian (03:10):

Um, bill, you’re supposed to get all pissed off when I called you the second best of all time.

Bill Grundler (03:16):

I’m just gonna let you talk. You’re doing your thing, dude. You, you have your opinions too. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (03:21):

Already. Sam brings in $14. Sand breaks. What time is it over there, Sam?

Sam Briggs (03:28):

Uh, it’s just after nine 30. Um, but I’ve got work tomorrow, so going to bed straight after this.

Sevan Matossian (03:36):

Um, Sam cuts, are they, uh, are they a good thing or a bad thing? What do you, what are your thoughts on cuts? I had the privilege of texting with you a little bit about the subject.

Sam Briggs (03:45):

Yeah. I think, um, as long as the workouts are like correct before the cuts, then I don’t see the cuts as being a bad thing. Um, I mean, what we were talking about was 2010, um, they had cuts then, and that year they cut to the top 10 to do the final event, and I was in 19th, so I didn’t get to do the final. And it was sitting in the stands watching that final event. That made me like the realization of like, I’m gonna be there next year. I’m gonna do everything I can in this next year of training to be in that final heat, to kind of, uh, making it to the games, to just kind of be at the games, to not making it into that final heat to then be, okay, I’m gonna make it back to that games and I’m going to be there for all the events. I’m gonna, I’m gonna not just be a participant. I’m gonna be a competitor.

Bill Grundler (04:52):

If they would’ve let you in there real fast, if they would’ve let you in there, would you have messed up the field that was on the floor that got to take that? Would you have placed high in those?

Sam Briggs (05:00):

Um, I don’t know. Like, um, I think the, the finals that were, uh, that year, there were, uh, good events, but I mean, uh, anything could happen. I mean, like, look at rich fun, and he like was falling from the, the rope in that, in that final event. So, um, I just think as long as the, the programming’s like correct, um, the cuts in 2019, I was on the, uh, wrong side of the cuts and didn’t make it through, um, the last cut. And like a lot of athletes that didn’t make the cut, we all felt like we’d not actually done anything. We’d not had any chance to kind of showcase what we’re capable of. And then fast forward to, um, 2021, and I didn’t make the cut again, but I was completely satisfied with what I’d already done, the events that I’d competed in. And I was like, no, no, no. There’s like, I didn’t, I didn’t deserve to be in that next level. It’s like those people that went through deserve to to be there for the next stage. Um, whereas in 2019, it was more like, we’ve not had a chance yet to showcase anything. You’ve made these cuts and there’s so many athletes here that actually deserve to be like finishing the weekend kind of thing. Were

Sevan Matossian (06:33):

You pissed? Were you pissed

Sam Briggs (06:36):

In 2019? Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (06:37):

Yeah. Well, it seems like in 2010 you’re like, yeah, it was a good thing. And in 2019 you said it was a bad thing.

Sam Briggs (06:44):

Uh, I think it was more like when the timing of the cuts and the events before the cuts, because then they did the cuts again in 21 and the events that they had before, the cuts and the timing of the cuts, it felt right. It was like I’d done, I’d done the events that I’d done, and it was like when I didn’t make the next cut, I was completely happy with, um, like how I’d done, yes, I was drinking a beer in the stands, <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (07:13):


Bill Grundler (07:14):

I just think it’s great. You, you guys went and got cut and said, screw you guys, we’re gonna go do a triathlon instead. So how about

Sam Briggs (07:20):

That <laugh>? Yeah, because, uh, we didn’t feel tired. You do all this like, training, uh, to compete at the games, and it honestly didn’t feel like we’d done anything. So we went out and we did, uh, a half Ironman. It was like, and then after that it was like, yeah, at a local

Sevan Matossian (07:35):

Comp. You guys went to a local comp after getting cut from the CrossFit games, you’re like, shit, we got some fitness to you. So you went to a local comp and did a half Ironman?

Sam Briggs (07:41):

Yeah. <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (07:42):

Her and Sarah. Well, Sarah who? Sarah’s daughter. Yeah.

Bill Grundler (07:47):

Oh, shit. Wasn’t Andy. Wasn’t Andy Andy there too? Yeah.

Sam Briggs (07:50):

Uh, no, it was me, Sarah, Emma, McQuad. Emma and Carmen Bosman.

Sevan Matossian (07:56):

I, I I, I would also like to, um, uh, point out that, uh, the year that Danielle, Brandon was, uh, quarantined, uh, for, uh, an Ss t d uh, Sam’s, and she had to run by herself. Uh, Sam also offered to run with her, uh, with just raise your hand and be like, I’ll run with her. Or not an S t d a c o v i d, sorry, c o v i too confused <laugh>. And, and that was pretty cool you, Sam, that you did that. Why, why’d you do that?

Sam Briggs (08:20):

Um, like, if you’re gonna beat somebody, uh, I always want to beat somebody. Um, and it’s, and it’s fair and square. It’s, um, if I, if I beat somebody or I lose to somebody and it’s being even playing fields, then it’s like, well, I’ve given my best. You’ve given your best and whoever’s the better as, uh, risen to the top. If everybody else is running against someday and somebody had to run by themselves, that’s not an even playing field. Like, she’s at a disadvantage. So it’s like anybody that beat her, it’s like, well, you only beat her ’cause she was at a disadvantage. And that’s not what CrossFit’s about. CrossFit’s meant to be finding the fittest on earth with everything on a even playing field.

Sevan Matossian (09:07):

Um, tremendously kind of, you, since there’s so much money on the line. And also since Danielle, Brandon is so explosive, I mean, if I were to put both of you guys in categories, I would say you’d be better at beyond a thousand meters and she’d be better at, um, shorter than a thousand meters, uh, because of her track career. But, um, let’s go back to the cuts in. Do you have any negative things to say? Have you heard anything, uh, to, to Dave Castro? Do you wanna say anything to him? Like, Hey, bad job on the cuts, or, Hey, good job on the cuts, make sure you do this. Or have you heard anything that’s compelling on, on the side of the cuts or a bad idea that kind of made you go, Hmm, maybe they shouldn’t do ’em?

Sam Briggs (09:41):

Oh, I think as long as, um, I mean when he did the cuts in, uh, 21 and did they did the cuts last year as well, did they?

Sevan Matossian (09:51):

I don’t think so. Yeah. 30. Just just down to 30,

Sam Briggs (09:53):

Right? Just to 30. Oh, okay. Um, the, as long as it’s the same as in like 21, there wa there was good tests before the cuts, and I felt like the cuts came at good like times. And with him being back in charge, like, hopefully like this year, it’ll be, it’ll be the same. Those athletes that have made it to the games and can still show, uh, showcase their fitness and show kind of the training that they’ve been doing before they make the cut, then I don’t think anybody can then question the validity of the cuts. Whereas if the workouts don’t like showcase that and don’t test the different domains, and there’s no validity in the cuts, then then it’s like a problem. Whereas if it is like it was in 21, then the cuts came in a timely manner and you could, you could see the progression of the athletes and the top 20 that finished the weekend would’ve been the top 20 regardless, I think.

Sevan Matossian (11:01):

Do you think the fans, um, are okay with the cuts? Like for the most part, like when they get there, they’re, they’re, they’re, they’re happy that the event is moving more quickly and that they’re getting to see the more prestigious athletes? Or do you think that they’re disappointed?

Sam Briggs (11:15):

Um, you’ll probably get a split. I would say the majority of people, uh, will be happy because it does bring in, um, an element of, um, kind of excitement when the last event is before they’re gonna make a cut. Mm-hmm. It brings in that extra level of excitement. It’s like, oh, so-and-so’s sat in, uh, 31st, are they gonna make the first cut in into the, the top 30? So it does add in that layer of excitement, but then you’ll get the people who are the, the fans of those people that are in that cut line that will probably deem the cuts as unfair because they’ll want to see their athlete compete all weekend.

Sevan Matossian (12:01):

Yeah, that was my argument too. I like it. ’cause it’s like there’s, if you do three, if you do two cuts, then you basically have three finishes. Yeah. Meaning, you mean you, you have that climax three times of like, oh shit. Oh shit. It’s basically like 30 people go to the podium, then 20 people go to the podium, and then only three people go to the podium. Yeah. I love that. Uh, a any, uh, we we’re gonna let Ms. Uh, Briggs go to bed. Thanks for coming on so late. Uh, any, any final questions for her before we, um, all right. Ms. San Briggs the champ. Hey, thank you. Be safe, Sam. Safe. Thanks for, thanks for doing it. Uh, be careful. I don’t know. I feel I’m getting like a Poltergeist vibe. I don’t know if you know that movie, but with that open door behind you and behind me. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Sam Briggs (12:41):

Alright. I’ve got my dog protecting me. He’s uh, he is ready.

Sevan Matossian (12:45):

Oh. Oh, perfect. Alright. Uh, Sam, uh, thank you, uh, very, very much. Um, well, are you gonna be at the games?

Sam Briggs (12:53):

Yeah, I’m competing in the 40 to 44.

Sevan Matossian (12:56):

Of course you

Sam Briggs (12:56):

Are. Um, and then I’ll switch hats and I’m coaching Emma McQuaid then over the weekend.

Sevan Matossian (13:02):

Sweet. Alright, see you there.

Sam Briggs (13:05):

Okay. See you later. Bye.

Sevan Matossian (13:08):

Sam Briggs, uh, we were fortunate enough to have an article written by the man Above Me. Was it written by you?

Brian Spin (13:19):

Yeah. Yep. I read it, uh,

Sevan Matossian (13:20):

Over at the, uh, barbell spin, taking a look at last year’s games. Um, it’s at, uh, barbell and the article is What if the 22, uh, 2022 CrossFit games had been cut to 20 athletes and, uh, be before we start, I think the caveat or, or the important part to contextualize it is you have to think that with Dave doing these cuts that the, or the workouts like Sam was saying, and like, I think we’ve all said have to be organized in a certain way so that you’re not accidentally cutting out the champ. Right. You can’t have the, the, the first six events just only test one domain.

Brian Spin (14:01):

Right, right. Yeah, I mean,

Sevan Matossian (14:03):

So this is kind of an unfair look at it, but, but it’s still fun. It’s still fun.

Brian Spin (14:09):

Yeah. I mean I think it, the notion is you have to have the first half of the events be a, a full well-rounded thought out program to make the, you know, the final position work. Um, it’s legitimate, but they programmed last year without that in mind. And so I was curious to know, well how does that work? Like they gave themselves 30, you know, all through Saturday before the cuts to have that full well-rounded, uh, test. And it still, at the end of the day, it works out where there’s a couple switches in in the placements. Um, a lot of things that you might’ve thought were gonna happen. Um, you know, somebody in those back heats that got cut would then, um, do really well in an event. Uh, you don’t see that. I mean, Willie George had a great, great performance second place in, uh, back nine, but I don’t think any of us could remember that. Right. Like, we may have talked about it right after that event, but we’re still not talking about it now. So you may miss out on a couple of those. But overall it seemed like, you know, applying those cuts the last year would not have really had a material impact to what we saw at the final standings.

Sevan Matossian (15:32):

Podiums the same, uh, if they did the cuts last year, the same podiums are the same. Yeah, Justin is on top. Okay. And I will say anything Go, go ahead. Sorry. Go ahead.

John Young (15:41):

Last year, if you look, if you look at all of the workouts that they had last year, um, did they end on the Echo Press on Saturday?

Sevan Matossian (15:48):

Is something wrong with John’s mic? Is something wrong with his mic?

John Young (15:52):

Can you guys hear me

Sevan Matossian (15:53):

Sounds? It’s

Bill Grundler (15:54):

Going through your computer

Sevan Matossian (15:55):

Talk. Tap on that mic. Make sure it’s on. Oh yeah, it is on. Okay. Push it like bend it to your mouth without breaking it. Okay. There we go.

John Young (16:02):

Can you hear me better now?

Sevan Matossian (16:03):

I think, I don’t know. No, you still sound like you’re fucking in the shitter, but go ahead

John Young (16:07):

<laugh>. Okay. Alright. Uh, I’m 300, I’m pretty sure Saturday ended on the Echo press. I’m gonna correct me if I’m wrong, but I think rinse and repeat was in the, uh, morning. So if you look at all of those workouts before then, like where would the cuts be? It is a pretty well-rounded test. Um, the first seven events, uh, you got bike to work, mono structural shutter to overhead, that’s strength. Uh, th the, I mean, 300 pounds push presses are strength. And then you got running again fast, running with a mile skill speed medley, that’s all gymnastics, Elizabeth, elevated gymnastic CrossFit, uh, the capital, which is a bit mix of everything. It’s a little strong man vibe at the end. It’s endurance until you get to the strong, to the sandbag. Just ask Hayley Adams if strength wasn’t involved. Um, and then you have, uh, the up and over, which is gymnastics, bunch of ring muscle ups and Echo Press, which ended up being a strong man event. ’cause nobody could handstand pushups. All the big guys were good at them. It didn’t really hurt the big people except Laura Horvath. It obviously still hurt her, but, um, if you look at all those events, it is pretty darn well rounded, even if they didn’t have that in mind. Um, so as long as it is like that again, it’s fine.

Sevan Matossian (17:31):

Um, bill, have your thoughts on the cut changed at all in the last two weeks? Has you thought about it more molded over more last week? Uh,

Bill Grundler (17:37):

I, I’m still not a fan. I’m, I’m not a fan of it and I just, I feel that especially now when you have the open, you have the quarters, you have the semis. We’ve done so many cuts already that I, I just feel we have, we make a big deal about the top 40 that we have there. And that’s why I asked Sam that question when she said in, in the 2010, if she would’ve felt that she would’ve done well in that particular event. I mean that if it’s an, if it’s if, if it’s a strength event and John gets cut and all of a sudden he could have mixed it up and he could have been in the top that would or has the potential to a leaderboard. And I just feel that these athletes deserve to have that chance to get there. That being said, I agree with what John’s saying is that if you were gonna make cuts before you make your first set of cuts, you have to have a very well-rounded selection of events to do something like that. You can’t just have some random, you know, any, any, I don’t think you should any specialist events before you get into your first cut, especially the first one. Um, just because you’re gonna be losing people that that should still be in the mix.

John Young (18:52):

If anything, it hinders what you can program a little bit because you can’t have specialty events.

Bill Grundler (18:58):

Right. Well, I don’t think it hinders it, but I mean it, to say it definitely it gives you some lanes for sure. You, you think it hinders.

John Young (19:07):

I’ve say you can’t do any, like they always have a swim in the beginning. Typically they always have a long endurance event in the beginning. Like if they have a straight up, they’d have to have a straight up max out event if they’re gonna have the long endurance event, which they always do first thing. And I understand why athletes recover can’t, it’s hard to throw that in the middle of the games. Right? Right. So it has kind of has to be in the beginning, but then you need a straight up strong event and a 30 ring muscle ups per time. Like, you have to have those. So three basically, uh, one modality events,

Sevan Matossian (19:44):

Good job, good job cave,

John Young (19:46):

And then a couple, couple CrossFit events in there. I just think it, I think it hinders what you can do. I in order to not hinder you as much in the back half.

Bill Grundler (19:56):

I, I think that when you go to have those, um, I, I think it’s more purpose to have the more specialist, uh, kind of outlandish kinda really cool and creative events once you have whatever people you’re gonna have in there. I don’t think you need to have those. I don’t think you should have those in the beginning. I know, just like we said, I agree with the endurance part.

John Young (20:18):

18, 20 18 was beautiful. They had the marathon row, right. The CrossFit total and 30 ring must loves for time. That was all on day one. Right. And I think you do those three tests, you know, the fittest at like the fittest will rise to the top with just those three tests and they’re all <crosstalk> how many,

Bill Grundler (20:37):

So, but they’re looking at te they’re gonna make their first,

Sevan Matossian (20:40):

Uh, I don’t think bill’s argument though was, is that the tests weren’t adequate for making the cuts. I think he was just saying there’s been enough that the, I, this is what I heard Bill say. I’m paraphrasing a little bit. The sport has been around long enough and it’s matured enough that all 40 deserve to deserve might not be the right word. All 20 have earned, all 40 have earned the right to be there and start to finish. I think that’s what he’s saying, right? That the sports mature

Bill Grundler (21:03):

The, the, the the athlete in me, the coach in me. Oh, that’s honestly even the fan in me. Like, I would rather

Sevan Matossian (21:13):

Don’t lie. I like just go with those first two. Don’t lie. Just go with the first two <laugh>.

Bill Grundler (21:17):

Um, I I think that I I I do agree with that. And, and the reason I think it’s different, you know, a lot of people will throw in, you know, the a hundred yard dash or they’ll throw in an Olympic type event or whatever. And those are one-off events. Like, I I I get it. You don’t need to have, you don’t need to have everyone run the the a hundred yard sprint 19 times and still have the same 40 out on the line running the sprint. Like I get that. Um, but we have multitude of different events that these athletes are, are, are there to do, to prove that they are within our definition of fitness, the fittest on Earth. And if we’re doing that, then put ’em all out there to do that. Because I would hate to see something like in, in, in, you know, Sam was a great example at the regionals that year where here you are, you have the champ that comes back and can’t make it in ’cause she can’t do handstand, uh, you know, a handstand walk. You know what I mean? Like that was

John Young (22:09):

Knowing she’s probably gonna be top five at the games if you just let her in

Sevan Matossian (22:14):

<laugh>. Right. And that hurt. Oh, it’s hard to

John Young (22:16):

Let her, it’s hard to do that though.

Bill Grundler (22:18):

Does that happen all the time? No, but the thing is, is that there’s that chance and, and so I, like I said, I I, the, the, the first two of the three that we talked about, that seven won’t let me add the third one in there. That’s fine. Yes, yes, yes.

Sevan Matossian (22:31):

He’s an athlete and a coach. The athlete can coach deep with inside in him.

Bill Grundler (22:35):

Right. <laugh>. Um, I, I would hate to see something like that happen. Now, I did listen to Dave’s thing too, and I I get it. Like, I, I understand.

Sevan Matossian (22:44):

I didn’t get it. I listened to it. I didn’t understand. Well there’s,

Bill Grundler (22:46):

I, I can see, I, I can understand. It doesn’t mean that I like it, but I can understand the logistics part of if you’re gonna do something cool, I mean, you can only, you know, you, you don’t wanna run the same CrossFit style events all the way through when you’re first, you know, before your cuts in the middle cuts and then at your funnel you wanna be able to have some cool things because it, I think once you get to the top, everyone’s already done the CrossFit. Now it’s like, okay, now let’s see what you can do with your fitness in a situation that you’re not used to using it for.

Sevan Matossian (23:15):

Uh, before we hold, hold you guys, uh, before we, uh, go on and talk about my legless rope climb, uh, earlier this evening, I, uh, um, I want to ask Mr. Spin, after writing the article, did your view on the cuts change at all?

Brian Spin (23:26):

It did. It did. I I was, I was with Bill that they’ve earned their right. You know, that, um, by cutting them, you’re not gonna see, you’re not gonna get the opportunity to see some of those athletes who, um, have been cut that, um, to be able to show where they’re strong at. Like a Jake Douglas, if you put a sandbag event after he gets cut, you’re not gonna see that. Um, and while that may be the case this year, what we, you didn’t see that last year, right? Like you didn’t see some great performances that you just still remember now. And, um, I, I do agree with what Dave said in his, in his video that, you know, he, it’s gonna shorten it up. I mean, you watch those first two heats and there might be some excitement to it, but, um, I think 20 is the right number on a Sunday to keep the fans’ attention for that time period, right? Like, we’re diehard fans, right? We wanna see all 40 athletes compete.

Sevan Matossian (24:30):

Not Bill Bill’s a diehard coach athlete, he’s not even in the fan category. He’s not zero

Bill Grundler (24:35):


Sevan Matossian (24:36):

10 people, 10 zero.

Brian Spin (24:38):

Got it. But you take people that are, that are casual fans or people that are just tuning in because they run, they stumble across it on, on YouTube. They want to see those that are gonna be the best of the best. And I think overall we’re not gonna miss out on too much. And it opens up some possibilities of really cool things that they can do after the cuts.

Bill Grundler (25:02):

Okay. So then why even have 40 go? Why did we have seven? That’s what I said earlier. I mean, like, if we’re making our

John Young (25:08):

Cuts cut to 20,

Bill Grundler (25:09):

Cut to 20.

Brian Spin (25:10):

’cause give them the opportunity to get there.

Bill Grundler (25:12):

No, no, no. We, no, you just said we, we, they had the opportunity to get there. They already had that, they’re gonna get cut anyway.

Sevan Matossian (25:20):

Hey, that’s a great question for Dave. Why even let them go?

Brian Spin (25:24):

That would, that would if

Sevan Matossian (25:25):

You did that? Although, although Sam Guero

Brian Spin (25:26):

Doesn’t go

Sevan Matossian (25:27):

Sam’s, although Sam’s argument and my argument would be the cuts are fun as a fan because they add a lot of tension to it. Because always there’s that, you get that of those people who are on the cut line.

Bill Grundler (25:38):

If we’re talking about as if we’re talking about it as a fan though, then you don’t wanna lose those athletes. You wanna, you want their fan base watching.

Sevan Matossian (25:46):

I like the emotional rollercoaster <laugh>,

Brian Spin (25:49):

Maybe I I having somebody that’s a big name that ends up getting cut, that’s a big story that we’re gonna all pay attention to and talk about.

Sevan Matossian (26:00):

Okay. Young final word from you. Go ahead Mr. Young. Go ahead. I

John Young (26:02):

Said you could just meet in the middle and then just let 30 go. And the people that we cut are from South America only gets one. Asia only gets, only

Sevan Matossian (26:13):

Gets one.

John Young (26:14):

And, uh, the people that matter get most of their people in.

Sevan Matossian (26:19):

And then we, we know who’s gonna get cut,

Bill Grundler (26:22):

So why

Sevan Matossian (26:22):

Bring ’em for the most part,

Bill Grundler (26:25):

If that’s, if that’s the case, then why bring ’em

Brian Spin (26:28):

Because of the one, the, the athlete that surprises us and is a great talking

Bill Grundler (26:32):

Point. Wait, you just said that, but it just as you made in the, and and I dude, in your, it was really funny, your article was spectacular and me and Chase and Halpin actually did a show like immediately after that. It was really funny. Were like, oh, okay, cool. And Halpin did the whole spreadsheet, the whole deal and saw all the same things and it was, um, and even with that, it was like, okay, if they’re gonna get cut and there aren’t big changes and there isn’t the, the Willie George, I just took second in the event and no one’s gonna talk about it anyway, then why bring ’em?

Sevan Matossian (27:04):

We, uh, sorry, real quick.

Bill Grundler (27:05):

Cut. You can’t cool them on one hand and then not cool them in on the other hand and then flip flop and try the exact same thing. No, it’s, it’s,

Sevan Matossian (27:10):

They’re getting cut bill’s just fine. Let before right, let Bill get the last word, please. No more cut. Talk, uh, Susa, don’t let Abigail donut get away. She’s gonna try to push us after the games. Don’t let her get away. We gotta get her. Okay. Uh, really quick, uh, I wanna tell you guys something. So two weeks ago I started taking BPC 1 57. I had a fucked up bicep. I got it from, uh, California peptides. Uh, today, if you want to see me do my first legless rope climb in fucking forever, um, I’m not taking t r t I’m not taking anything that has human growth hormone or any of that. I’m just taking some BPC 1 57 to heal the bicep. And I, uh, I was watching the Buttery Bros today and I was watching, uh, CRIN and, uh, Christine Cobrand Cobrand looks insane, dude. She looks other worldly. Um, uh, see, and I, and I went out to the, uh, yard and did my first legless rope climb in. I don’t know, I don’t know forever. But anyway, uh, thank you Sarah for getting me turned onto that. And, uh, I’m stoked that, um, the last, the, she’s been a sponsor for a long time and I haven’t used any of her product. And then finally, uh, two weeks ago I started with the injections into the bicep and, and shit’s getting better. So it’s still, your strict

Bill Grundler (28:19):

Muscle was way was way better

Sevan Matossian (28:21):

Than my rope climb.

Bill Grundler (28:23):

I think it was

Sevan Matossian (28:24):

My rope climb. What’s wrong with my rope climb? My rope climb was cool too, wasn’t it?

Bill Grundler (28:27):

I just think it was, it was cooler to see. Oh,

Sevan Matossian (28:30):

Cooler. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Bill Grundler (28:30):

Old school sitting on the ground.

Sevan Matossian (28:32):

Thank you. Nasty

Bill Grundler (28:33):

Girl style. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (28:36):

Thank you. And, and, and my wardrobe was better than the last one too. I looked like a, um, <laugh>. Okay. Uh, lemme get through a few more of these before we, uh, bring on the great, uh, Chris Hinshaw. Uh, I’m in favor of cuts at the right time, also in favor of minimum work requirement for each event. If you are looking for the best well-rounded athlete, this is how it’s done. Uh, no one chime in. Don’t you guys dare start fighting. <laugh> Greg Ghosts. Thank you. Um, uh, Trina. Oh, Trina. It’s been a while. Uh, Trina from, uh, gone Rogue. Going rogue. What’s her Instagram account? Gone rogue.


I can’t see. Uh, SU is saying something. I still can’t see ’em. Okay. Opportunity to advance. Thank you. Trina from Australia, another Australian should do more shows at this time. Uh, Aaron, um, non-sponsored athletes spend too much to go there to not have the full experience and competing against the field all weekend will help them overall. I’m not down for the emotional appeal, but, but I hear you and thank you Aaron. It’s a beautiful, your a sunflower is, uh, appropriate with your, uh, uh, message. It’s very, uh, kind of you, um, and oh, go going rogue with Seon. Yeah. Fantastic Account. Should have millions of followers, lucky camera straps. This year’s cut seemed like a good balance. Multiple days to earn your spot and still 20.

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