CrossFit Games Update Show | Halpin, Young, Pedro & Self

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

How can Pedro’s, holy shit be the second best internet? Bam. We’re live when he’s all the way from Madrid. You and Madrid, Pedro. I

Taylor Self (00:08):


Sevan Matossian (00:08):

See? Oh, that’s awesome. Wow. I have the

Taylor Self (00:11):

First best internet.

Sevan Matossian (00:12):

Yours is actually the worst.

Taylor Self (00:14):

Fuck off it. No, it’s not.

Sevan Matossian (00:15):

It is. It is. Oh, look it already a warning. There it is. Popped up on the screen. Good. Dude, that was before

Taylor Self (00:21):

The 32nd mark. You provoked me.

Sevan Matossian (00:24):

Totally my fault. Who’d you vote for this year? You spoke to me.

Taylor Self (00:28):

Yeah, dude. I voted for Hillary this year,

Sevan Matossian (00:30):

Bro. I can tell by the way you blame other people. Help Michael, how Been in the house, self-made training program Taylor Self with the jittery internet. John Young, up and close to his camera wants to be closer than me. I understand. Who doesn’t? Pedro from Madrid. Caleb from all the shows across the games Update show. Good to see you guys. What’s up everyone? Good?

Taylor Self (00:57):

Hey, we’re not supposed to talk about NorCal tonight, are we?

Sevan Matossian (01:00):

We can.

Taylor Self (01:01):

You don’t want me to?

Sevan Matossian (01:02):

No, I do. Go ahead. Start off in Northern California. Is it Ben Alderman? Ben Alderman was on, Ben Alderman was on the demo team a couple of years. Right? Look at me. Look at me. I, whatever that is. Look at me. He’s

Taylor Self (01:17):

The OG Fire Breather.

Sevan Matossian (01:20):

Oh my goodness. I dunno if og, but he’s old school. Northern California. Classic. Ben Alderman. Who’s the other guy there? I

Taylor Self (01:27):

Can tell He’s old school. They have a double fucking broad jump, bro.

Sevan Matossian (01:32):

Oh, do they?

Taylor Self (01:33):

Oh my God. And an 800 yard dash or something like that. My God. Okay, I’ll stop there. I got to save it for shut up and scribble.

Sevan Matossian (01:40):

There’s another, I’m trying to remember the other guy’s name. I can’t fucking believe I can’t remember it. He’s a 2008, 2009 CrossFit Games athlete. Dave

Taylor Self (01:47):

Castro program. Half these or something like that. Those ones on there from last year.

Sevan Matossian (01:52):

That guy. What’s that guy’s name? Yes. Oh my goodness. I can’t believe I don’t remember his name. Let’s find out. Someone tell me in the comments. Please. Please. He old Morrison. Oh, Blair Morrison. How’d you do that? Look at you. Oh, oh boy. Blair Morrison. Alderman. He’s

Taylor Self (02:12):

Competing there, isn’t he? P boy? Who’s he talking to? Sarah. Oh, how did it go, Mike? And he said it was fun. Events are kind of silly. Good. All right. Look, I’m not the only one. I’m

Sevan Matossian (02:28):

Lots of people there. Andrew Hiller there from Hiller Fit, Jason KPAs there. I heard Dave Castro showing up. I heard Andrea Nestler’s there. Tim Paulson, bill Grundler, and I heard it’s a big event. I heard. It’s what I hear.

Taylor Self (02:46):

Well, when they’re giving away 25 k. Yeah. Fuck. I mean, look, I’ll just say this. I don’t care how much money you’re paying, I’m not going to go to an 800 meter run, a double broad jump and half that other dumb ass.

Sevan Matossian (02:59):

Wow. You’re shitting on the programming. It’s like that, huh? Just because you can’t jump

Caleb Beaver (03:03):

Far Taylor

Taylor Self (03:03):

Doesn’t mean you. That’s not true. I have the most unbelievable jumping for a white person.

Sevan Matossian (03:09):


Taylor Self (03:09):

Kidding. I got that fat butt.

Sevan Matossian (03:12):


Caleb Beaver (03:12):


Taylor Self (03:13):

Yeah. My girlfriend calls me Daddy dump truck.

Sevan Matossian (03:15):

Hey, dump truck. The founder of Dump Trucks. Hotties Taylor Self. Hey, what’s this guys there, Shane? Or is there? Yeah,

Taylor Self (03:25):

Dude, I hope it says

Caleb Beaver (03:28):

It doesn’t say that they programmed it though.

Taylor Self (03:31):

Proven. Programmed by Shane or

Caleb Beaver (03:33):

Activations. They’re doing activations of the Northern California Classic.

Taylor Self (03:37):

Oh boy. He’s probably going to put out another clip and be like, just so you guys know, we didn’t program this. Russian swings are also in a workout. Hey, that’s not

Sevan Matossian (03:47):

What’s Russian swing? Russian swings not completely overhead. It’s just

Taylor Self (03:51):

Ball swing. I guess. If there’s a way to do a kettlebell swinging event, that’s it. But dude, get out of here.

Sevan Matossian (03:57):

What’s the problem? It’s only two events. How many events are there? Why are you shitting on it? Only two events, 10

Taylor Self (04:01):

Events. Look, I’m going to say this for shut up and scribble. Let’s just say this. The three CrossFit workouts are all the same exact time domain, basically testing the same thing. Reverse Fran 50 swings into five, rope climbs, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, sandbag, squat, sandbag over the shoulder.

Sevan Matossian (04:18):

But why are you being so dogmatic about the time domains? Do you expect? Why can’t there be a CrossFit event where all the workouts are under eight minutes?

Taylor Self (04:28):

That would be cool if there were more than if they’re out the 10 events or more than five. The actual CrossFit. I wouldn’t be as upset if five of the single modality events, three of them weren’t mono structural. I wouldn’t be as upset if the other two single modality events, the Rolling Rat Max, the Warrant Max Snatch and the double broad jump aren’t testing basically the exact same thing. Explosive hip extension and power. Same exact thing. Fuck. Hold on.

Caleb Beaver (05:04):

Oh, now who’s dog? Not John’s dog. That wasn’t

Taylor Self (05:06):


Sevan Matossian (05:07):

For, wow. Wow. So what’s worse to have your dog bark during the biggest podcast in the CrossFit ecosystem or while you’re shitting on someone’s amazing event? Community event. Thatta boy. Tony Davy 7 99. Can one of you legends? Please Say hi to my friend. Lucky straps, not you. Johnny doesn’t need to be yelled at. Mr. Lucky Straps. Hey, how are you, buddy? Yeah, I know. Lucky Straps. Lucky Straps is. Might as well be a sponsor of this show for God’s sake.

Taylor Self (05:34):

Too much money, dude. He sent us some sick leather mouse pads. Did you get yours?

Sevan Matossian (05:38):

I did. I did. Oh, since I’ve, it’s probably somewhere else. Yeah, it’s sick. Yeah, that is sick. You got one of those?

Caleb Beaver (05:46):

Yeah. It only took a year for you to get to me, but yeah, I got

Sevan Matossian (05:49):

One. No, not you. I mean, Taylor.

Taylor Self (05:51):

Hey, Tony, to I’m not self-proclaimed. Eat a fucking dick.

Sevan Matossian (05:55):


Taylor Self (05:56):


Sevan Matossian (05:57):

Yeah, bag of dicks. Okay. I

Taylor Self (05:58):

Could fucking suck for all. Seriously,

Sevan Matossian (06:03):

Let’s get back to the NorCal Classic. Before we go there, let me look at my notes. I do want to talk about just a big fat rumor that I keep hearing about. Keep hearing about Exodus from the proven camp. Basically now it’s like I’ve heard it over and over and over, that basically everyone’s leaving, all their athletes are leaving except for Taylor Williamson and

Taylor Self (06:27):

The author

Sevan Matossian (06:28):

And Olivia Tedder, but I don’t know what Taylor Williamson can do by herself. She’s a team who

Taylor Self (06:35):


@coffeepodsnwods (06:35):

Santana’s name.

Sevan Matossian (06:37):

Wait, what? Huh? Thompson

Taylor Self (06:44):

Did Brooke Wells leave?

Sevan Matossian (06:47):

I heard Brooke is leaving. She all hard work.

Taylor Self (06:49):

Fuck is she going to go?

Sevan Matossian (06:51):

I heard. This is what I heard. This is just complete speculation. I’m sure we’re going to know very soon here, but Brooke and Sydney, hard work pays off. Saxon, I have to assume, goes to where all good Christians go over to Cookville with Kudo. I’d have to guess another

Taylor Self (07:09):


@coffeepodsnwods (07:10):

Yes. Shot.

Taylor Self (07:12):

Really? He’s going there,

Sevan Matossian (07:13):

Dude. That’s what I would guess. Already been there.

Taylor Self (07:15):


@coffeepodsnwods (07:15):

Sean. They left on very good terms when they worked together the last time.

Taylor Self (07:21):


Sevan Matossian (07:23):

And I heard that ler and was Tim Paulson proven athlete? Tim Paulson’s out and others non-athlete people I heard are leaving too, it sounds like. And by the way, for all I know, they could have been kicked out. There’s so many people leaving that at some point you have to be like, Hey, maybe they’re, they’re like, Hey guys, Tia’s coming back and we don’t have time for the rest of you shove along. Made everyone walk the plank maybe. You know what I mean? Maybe they just want to focus on Eder. I mean, that sounds plausible, doesn’t it? Is

@coffeepodsnwods (07:59):

Eder a proven athlete?

Sevan Matossian (08:01):

She’s a proven, well, that’s a good question too, because other people will be like, fuck you. She’s Hefner’s athlete. I don’t care what anyone says.

John Young (08:09):

Hapner will say no. She’s proven. He’s a mentor to her. She does not train under

Taylor Self (08:16):

Him. I guarantee you fucking Shane War kicked all these slap dicks out.

Sevan Matossian (08:21):

You like that theory, huh?

Taylor Self (08:22):

I like that

Sevan Matossian (08:23):

Theory. My wife’s back. She makes more money than all you fucking guys put together. Get the fuck out and we’ll keep Eder did the same way Fraser kept Ma O’Brien,

Taylor Self (08:33):

Dude. And you know how much work? It’s just so much

Sevan Matossian (08:37):

Work. Hey, let’s, how about this, Mr. Thumb, let’s keep Eder as a personal training partner for my wife. So she has someone to go up against who won’t be too threatening.

Taylor Self (08:47):

Just a young girl who can learn the ropes. Because when ETT is of age, when she’s of drinking age, Tia is going to be in the 40 to 44 division or something like that. I

John Young (08:56):

Don’t think threatened by anybody.

Sevan Matossian (08:58):

You don’t think too. Oh, okay. Okay.

@coffeepodsnwods (09:01):

Do you think there was loads of talk of Thatt is doing rogue and obviously we don’t know yet or whatever.

Taylor Self (09:07):

I hope she is.

Sevan Matossian (09:08):

I she too.

@coffeepodsnwods (09:10):

She’s, am I right in saying that since she started winning, she’s never not won an in-person event?

John Young (09:19):

I think so.

@coffeepodsnwods (09:22):

Oh my

Taylor Self (09:23):


@coffeepodsnwods (09:23):

Would that risk is rogue a big risk coming back and doing it for that kind of record because that kind of record was probably never going to be done again.

Taylor Self (09:34):

Caleb, I’m sending you a text. I need you to bring this truck. You win

John Young (09:37):

Six straight championships. I don’t think anything can tarnish her legacy by

Sevan Matossian (09:43):

Losing. Look at, did you guys see that? See Daddy Dump Truck just gave the death Sta to his new wife. Did

Taylor Self (09:49):


Sevan Matossian (09:51):

She was doing her Best Valley Girl talk? No, she just saw some of Taylor’s dirty underwear fucking in her fucking clean clothes drawer and she fucking almost threw up and fucking Taylor girl. What’s up

Taylor Self (10:03):

Girl? Told him, you call me daddy dump truck. Taylor.

Sevan Matossian (10:07):

Taylor. She don’t even got a twang. She’s smart for you,

Mike Halpin (10:13):

Peter. You’re right

Taylor Self (10:14):

On. She’s smart for me.

Mike Halpin (10:15):

Tia hasn’t lost an in-person event since 2017.

Taylor Self (10:18):

That’s savage.

@coffeepodsnwods (10:20):


John Young (10:21):

I’m saying her losing at Rogue, that doesn’t damage.

Taylor Self (10:24):

No, it doesn’t for me.

Sevan Matossian (10:25):

It doesn’t damage anything. No, no, I agree. No,

@coffeepodsnwods (10:29):

I’m not saying it does. I’m just saying, I wonder would it be a consideration of maybe I’ll hold off until maybe I’ll just keep it off for the games and just be fully 100% ready, all guns blazing.

John Young (10:39):

I think it’s smarter to do that for her, but

Sevan Matossian (10:45):

Hey, go ahead. Let me just ask you a question quick. Have all you guys been hearing those same rumors also? Yeah, I’ve heard.

Mike Halpin (10:54):

I mean since semifinals when they both got hurt, Saxon and Brooke. I’ve heard about,

@coffeepodsnwods (10:57):

Yeah, I’ve heard three of the rumors that you said I’ve heard as fact.

Sevan Matossian (11:03):

Okay. Do you think it’s anything fact? Do you think it’s anything bad like, Hey, they were hitting us here. You know what I mean? The equipment was dirty? Or do you think it’s like there’s so many leaving that it makes me think it’s not something bad that it’s a change in game plan,

Taylor Self (11:24):

Matthew, leaving

Sevan Matossian (11:24):

From proven?

@coffeepodsnwods (11:26):

No, I don’t think so. No, I think it’s what you’re saying, Savannah. I think they were

Taylor Self (11:29):


@coffeepodsnwods (11:30):

I think it’s a bit of a combination of some of them are like, I need a change or whatever. And then proven are also having a bit of a shift of let’s change our focus a bit. That’s not rebrand, but I dunno what Reet ethos or something or whatever way you want to put us.

Taylor Self (11:45):

I think it’s easy to go with the mayhem model of like, holy, should we have fucking 40 games athletes? And then you get them all and you’re like, well fuck, we can’t give all 40. What? We could give three or four. So we’re going with three or four. I a hundred percent think that’s what it is.

Sevan Matossian (12:00):

Jenny Tolls. I would love to sit on Taylor’s mustache. Dude

Taylor Self (12:04):

Looks at her boobies crazy. That’s definitely a fat dude in his undies. Jenny Tolls. Thanks, bro.

Sevan Matossian (12:12):

Okay. Okay. That makes me feel better. So that would be our guess. It’s just too many people leaving at once. It’s some sort of shift in game plan from corporate, from Provens leadership.

Taylor Self (12:26):

Yeah, they’re a hundred percent thinking we cannot manage as many athletes or not manage them well, which is not a knock on proven in any way. It’s so much fucking work to handle one games individual. How many they have like fucking 15. They were trying to get to the games more. Probably 20. That’s just And how many coaches?

@coffeepodsnwods (12:48):

Three, four.

Taylor Self (12:49):

Three. Fuck that dude. I mean, just look at Emma Carey leaving brute husbands of athletes. Yeah. Yeah. Look at Emma Carey leaving Brute. I don’t think that’s anything. I don’t think that’s a knock on Matt. It’s just that Matt’s now fucking Danielle. And if I’m Emma Carey, I’m like, well, that’s not, I got to go. I got to go where I can get the best’s been a while. Yeah, but she’s not going to leave halfway through the season. That was a change. It seems like that was something that’s been relatively new that is in the public eye. So who knows how long Emma has known about that. But to me it’s like, okay, if that happens eight months ago, it’s going to take me eight months to decide what the right thing to do is and where I should probably go. I’m not going to make an impulse decision before the games, but it’s clearly not in her best interest to stay there, I don’t think. And that’s not a knock on Matt. It’s really hard to have more than one games athlete.

@coffeepodsnwods (13:41):

It’s interesting as well how it kind of ebbs and flows where for a while it was just kudo at mayhem and it looked like they were struggling of, did they have too much going on at once? Now they’re taking on, as far as I can tell, five, maybe six games athletes. And they’re taking on, they’ve got und, they’ve got Jake, the two Jakes and now Dom as well. So they’re increasing their coaches, they’re increasing their athletes and then proven are decreasing. Well appear to be decreasing their athletes. It’s just interesting how it’s kind of title.

Sevan Matossian (14:12):

Can you bring up the Emma Carey post? Emma Carey appears to be going with her coach Dom up to Cookville. I can’t remember who it was on the show if it was Matt Torres, but Matt said the Dom is a devout Christian. I think basically my interpretation is he’s a devout Christian, although I had a great time at Brute. He’s going to feel more at home at Cookville. He wants to give it a try. He wants to see what it’s like with that kind of vibe. And Emma Carey, who was specifically coached, although she’s been coached by Matt Torres since she was 15 this year, it appears she was specifically coached under Dom and she’s also is a devout Christian and sort of as a team, they’re going up there together to partake in what is the Cookville Agape. Is that right? Agape. You think she’s going

Taylor Self (15:04):

To mayhem? Thank you.

Sevan Matossian (15:06):

Yeah, she is. I’m pretty sure she is. Let me read this out loud. This is from Emma Carey. I have had the blessing of being coached by Mr. Torres since I was 15 years old. He never groomed me. That’s good. It’s been such a special journey together. A comeback from an injury to CrossFit games appearances and countless lessons I will have forever. I couldn’t thank you. I couldn’t be more grateful for Matt’s impact on my life or more proud of our progress in the last four years. He’s a real gentleman and not a handsy coach. That’s good. This

Taylor Self (15:35):

Is the first. Okay, keep

Sevan Matossian (15:37):

Going. No, go ahead. You can interject. I was going to say,

Taylor Self (15:39):

The first line is he’s coached me since I was 15. I’m now 16.

Sevan Matossian (15:45):

After having a few weeks off of training for the first time since I’ve been born, I’ve come to reflect and come to the decision that it’s time for a new chapter of my CrossFit career. I’ll always be thankful for the friendship, growth and memories except for Danielle, Brandon May. During my time at Fruit, I’m excited to share my next steps for the 2024 season.

Taylor Self (16:06):

God, we trolled so hard. I love this.

Sevan Matossian (16:11):

Hey dude, once again, superstar athlete, no glass ceiling in sight. Emma Carey, freak of nature. I don’t really care where she goes. I’m staying a fan. What a cool thing. I’m just happy that it seems like she’s happy. I think Torres is. I think everyone’s happy. I don’t think anyone’s tripping on this from what I can tell. Great athlete. Fun to watch. Good shake up. Here’s my question for you. This is going to take a quick sharp turn

Mike Halpin (16:41):

That by accident.

Sevan Matossian (16:42):

You ready? I was

Mike Halpin (16:44):


Sevan Matossian (16:46):

I don’t think camp athletes win the games. I just don’t.

Taylor Self (16:56):

No, I agree. I think it needs you.

Sevan Matossian (16:59):

Go Colt, mes or go home. Thank you. Got to be

Mike Halpin (17:04):

No offense to Colton, especially if it comes on a bit. I don’t know that your two statements just

Sevan Matossian (17:09):

Each other. The biggest camp you should be is you and Adam Nier. That’s the biggest camp you should have

Taylor Self (17:14):

Tell. It doesn’t work. I think one camp

John Young (17:16):

You shouldn’t be working out with everybody. You’re a part of it, but you’re by yourself. Does that make sense?

Sevan Matossian (17:24):

Or these other fools are there for you to train with you. If it’s your training camp, think of them as fighters. If it’s your training camp, then come on in For Fraser, it’s not a big deal. T you, it’s not a big deal. Fron, it wasn’t a big deal. But if it’s not your training camp and it’s just a training camp, and you know what? I think even Danielle knows that and that’s why she behaves the way she does. She knows that too.

Taylor Self (17:48):

No, people are calling Roman. She behaves the way she does because she’s emotionally retarded. People are calling Roman a camp athlete, and I would disagree because he’s been not a camp athlete for so long. You don’t just put him in mayhem for three months and then Oh, he’s a camp athlete. He also doesn’t speak any English. So whatever they’re doing over there, he has no fucking idea what that

Sevan Matossian (18:06):

Any daughter did not was hard pressed to allow her coaches to work with anyone else.

Taylor Self (18:14):

What I think,

Sevan Matossian (18:17):

And dude, she’s championship pedigree, wouldn’t you say She’s got it. She’s different.

Mike Halpin (18:24):

I think that’s like, yeah, for sure. Eye of the Tiger sort of thing is that you can’t really work with anybody else, especially if it’s another

Taylor Self (18:30):

Woman. It’s got to all revolve around you at that level to be successful consistently repeatably at that level. It’s got to all revolve around you. So

Sevan Matossian (18:38):

What about Dom and Nema Carey? She’s bringing her own coach You. Is she a camp athlete?

Taylor Self (18:44):

I think it’s just like a gym for her, to be honest. I mean, we’ll see.

John Young (18:48):

That’s how I feel too. I think there’s so many, especially at the top 10 level elite people, top 15, they’re not in the camp. It’s just a gym of really fit people.

@coffeepodsnwods (19:04):

They’re usually paired off they, it was Roman and Victoria Campo. You know what I mean? It’s not like, Hey guys, we’re all going to meet here at 10 and train together. They’re usually paired off.

Taylor Self (19:14):

That’s just so whack to me because is Roman going to mayhem is like, oh, whatever Rich says I do. That’s not the winning recipe either. And I don’t think going to mayhem and just whatever daddy Matt says goes, you’ve got to run the fucking show.

Sevan Matossian (19:30):

You mean at hw you said Daddy, Matt, you mean H W P O? Yeah,

Taylor Self (19:33):

H W P O.

Sevan Matossian (19:34):

Let me just throw this. Nick says, I think this argument doesn’t make sense. Seon, the only reason these camp leaders win is not because they’re camp leaders. They’re the camp leader because they’re the fittest. I’m not saying that it’s a cause and effect. I’m not saying it’s a cause and effect. I’m not saying that, hey, if you’re the camp leader, you’re all of a sudden going to be the champ or the champs always, or the Champ’s always going to be. Yeah. Well, I am saying that the champ is always going to be the camp leader. And it’s not even that they’re the camp leader. The other people are not in really a training camp. They’re training for the team.

@coffeepodsnwods (20:05):

The alpha. They’re the alpha.

Taylor Self (20:08):

This is the thing. The best athletes, the athletes that are going to win repeatedly to a degree, I think they have very good coaching for sure. But they’re going to be incredibly successful regardless of the coaching or not. And the coaching is a supplemental addition to their success. Like Matt’s case for sure. Tia’s case, I would still say for sure. She’s just, dude, she’s just so fucking good when you look at Tia. Yeah. And then when you look at these athletes who are bouncing from coach to coach camp to camp, it’s like, ah, let’s talk about somebody else. Because they’re not winning.

John Young (20:44):

They’re not Tia, they’re not. Matt

Sevan Matossian (20:48):

Has Rogue finalized their, have they put out any statement? Here’s the guys, here’s the gals.

Taylor Self (20:54):

No, we’re not allowed to talk about it yet. They haven’t got their official invites.

Sevan Matossian (21:00):

Mr. Halpin, they

Mike Halpin (21:01):

Did put out a statement. The statement was then proven wrong within a few hours.

Sevan Matossian (21:07):

Rogue put out a statement that was then proven wrong.

Mike Halpin (21:09):

Well, they

Sevan Matossian (21:10):

Put it on their Instagram,

Mike Halpin (21:11):

They put out that the two winners were there and then they listed the top five. They didn’t say that those top five were going, but they put out a post. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (21:25):

Hold on one second. So here we go. Nick. I a hundred percent agree, Taylor. It’s not the camp that makes the athlete Tia. Matt and Rich would’ve won anywhere, right? But they would’ve never have gone anywhere, which wasn’t going to true. None

Mike Halpin (21:36):

Of them were at camps.

Taylor Self (21:38):

The camp, what about when Matt was at Mayhem

Sevan Matossian (21:41):

For a second?

Taylor Self (21:42):

He got lived.

John Young (21:44):

He wasn at Mayhem though, man. He just trained,

Taylor Self (21:48):

Fuck, he was doing Matt and Rich versus the World videos.

John Young (21:51):

Oh, that’s not him

Sevan Matossian (21:53):

Training. That’s

Taylor Self (21:53):

Not, I’m just

Sevan Matossian (21:55):

Saying. Yeah, I agree with you, Taylor. If you’re there, you’re training.

Taylor Self (22:01):

What I’m saying is he was at Mayhem. Would you call him a camp athlete? No, because he went there and it was so toxic for both of them to be in the same place that Matt then had to train at a separate affiliate in Cookville, which was three,

Mike Halpin (22:13):

Five minutes away. All he got out of a shitty handshake. That’s all he got at the end,

Taylor Self (22:20):

Right? I a limp Dick Rich Handshake, I think. Are you training Rich’s, flacid Wiener? Was that what happened? Are

Sevan Matossian (22:27):

You training at a camp? Mr. Young?

Taylor Self (22:30):

Yeah. No. Yeah, he’s a T t T

John Young (22:33):

Guy. No, I’m a Boots Strength.

Taylor Self (22:34):


John Young (22:35):

Same thing. Tyler Watkins is t, t t,

Taylor Self (22:39):


John Young (22:39):

For now. You and Kelsey, right? No. Yeah. I’m with Brute Strength.

Taylor Self (22:46):

He’s at a camp. I coach

John Young (22:47):

L, but I don’t know if you would call that a camp. I don’t go to Naples, Florida. I don’t see any of those people. But did

Taylor Self (22:54):

Sprague already leave Brute?

John Young (22:56):

No, he’s, he’s not leaving.

Taylor Self (22:57):

He’s there. Oh, he’s not leaving. So Emma Carey is the only one that’s leaving

John Young (23:00):

As of right now. Emma Carey’s the only one that’s leaving.

Taylor Self (23:03):

And are James and dLAN both coached by Matt, or is one of ’em coached by Dom?

John Young (23:08):

They’re both with

Mike Halpin (23:09):

Both Coached by Matt.

John Young (23:10):

They’re both with Matt.

Taylor Self (23:11):

Yeah. So Matt’s got James dLAN and Danielle,

Sevan Matossian (23:14):

What happens to Fe Golf? Yeah. I think Dom had her, Dom had fee, right? Yeah. She was training with Emma. So I’m just making, Dom had,

Mike Halpin (23:26):

My understanding is Dom had some of the much younger athletes, and there’s a few that are going,

Sevan Matossian (23:32):

Yeah. What happens to Nate Ackerman?

Mike Halpin (23:36):

He brute too shuffled?

Sevan Matossian (23:38):

I think so. I think he’s there.

Mike Halpin (23:40):


Taylor Self (23:42):

What’s this mean? Who was I talking shit to? Could still beat my ass.

Sevan Matossian (23:46):

Sorry. Wow, thumb. That’s a lot to say to a dude who could still kick your ass as an old dude. Hang

@coffeepodsnwods (23:51):

On. How come you guys can bring up comments that I can’t,

Taylor Self (23:54):

I have an administrative powers, which is probably not a good idea.

Sevan Matossian (23:57):

No, it’s horrible. He’s saying, he’s saying that Janelle’s saying that the thumb shouldn’t be talking shit because Rich could beat him on a one-on-one. I wasn’t

Taylor Self (24:06):

Talking shit to Rich. I said Matt touched his flacid Winky.

Sevan Matossian (24:09):

Oh, Matt can’t beat Taylor. Matt can’t beat Taylor. It’s not

Taylor Self (24:13):

Me saying anything about his fitness.

Sevan Matossian (24:15):

I know, but he still can’t. That dude can’t beat you one-on-one. Rich could. Maybe It would be good. But Matt can’t beat you right now. I

Mike Halpin (24:22):

Can’t. The other

Taylor Self (24:23):

Is a Litic.

Mike Halpin (24:25):

Read your four. Nine. Nine.

Sevan Matossian (24:26):

Thank you. I

Taylor Self (24:27):

Think Janelle’s really angry. I’m talking about Rich’s penis

Mike Halpin (24:31):

At the avatar. Caleb, all of it. Everything.

Sevan Matossian (24:35):

Why doesn’t Mr. Young Rock the wife feeder and baby oil on the seven on podcast?

Taylor Self (24:40):

Oh, baby oil on. What

@coffeepodsnwods (24:42):

Can I use a phrase that I learned from savanna? Matthew Murphy is conflating issues by saying it feels like you’re hating on the camps, building their businesses. I don’t think that’s

Sevan Matossian (24:52):

Happening. Oh, no, no, no, no. That’s not what we’re doing. Hey, listen. Hey, okay. Let me spin this. Hate on the camps. We’re hitting on the people. No, let me spin it to you. This Matt Murphy. How about this? Add this into the equation. Not only do I think if you go to a camp, you’re probably not champ material, but there’s people in the camps, at the camps who will do better than they ever would’ve done on their own. So there’s people who probably would never be top 10, but because they’re at a camp, they’re going to be top 10. Someone in the comment said, Hey, it’s more nuanced than what you’re saying it is. It’s not like cut and dry. I’m not hating on the camps at all. I think camps are fucking wonderful. I’m just saying that I don’t think championship caliber people necessarily gravitate towards camps. Are there exceptions? Sure. Is the Russian guy, Roman Koff, one of them maybe. But also remember, this is a guy coming from a foreign land, escaping a war torn country, needs a place to land, needs a place to train, has already trained his whole life there. Still acknowledges mayhem and his home and is thankful and calls Kudo on riches coached. But there’s nuances to it. I mean, he needed a place to chill and Cookville is a good place to chill.

Taylor Self (26:02):

He wore a mayhem flag on the podium. That’s kind of crazy to me.

Sevan Matossian (26:05):


Taylor Self (26:07):

I don’t know. Gangster. Hey,

Sevan Matossian (26:09):

I’m good with that. I’m good with blowing the, I’m good with blowing daddy. What else? I

Taylor Self (26:13):

Mean, yeah, he, what else is he going to bring up there? He gave him a home. You’re right. You’re right.

Sevan Matossian (26:15):

Yeah. He

Taylor Self (26:16):

Gave him a

Mike Halpin (26:17):

Home. The CrossFit flag.

Taylor Self (26:18):

That’s pretty dope

Mike Halpin (26:19):

That he flew at the opening ceremony.

Taylor Self (26:22):

Is that what he flew at the opening ceremony? They walked up the, was he actually allowed to choose?

Mike Halpin (26:29):

Well, it was weird because at the opening ceremony, there was athletes that walked under the Russian flag, and then there was a few athletes that walked under the CrossFit flag.

@coffeepodsnwods (26:39):

I think they were just asked, which do you want to do? Which do you feel comfortable with?

Mike Halpin (26:43):

Yeah. Because I think, yeah,

Sevan Matossian (26:46):

Ken Walker

Mike Halpin (26:47):

Reznikov was under the Russian flag.

Sevan Matossian (26:50):

Guys, no more talk about Josh Bridge’s wife today. We are not going to, she

Taylor Self (26:55):


Sevan Matossian (26:56):

We are not going to ale her on this show. That is so inappropriate. We’re not going to talk about how nice or R is on this show. Thank you though.

Taylor Self (27:05):

Oh my

Sevan Matossian (27:05):

God. Luis Lemos, shit. $50, dude. Thank you. Where is that? I must let that pass by. You demand, dude. Thank you.

Taylor Self (27:17):

Can we bring up that picture of Luis Oscar Mora?

Sevan Matossian (27:20):

Luis. That’s Luis Oscar Moya,

Taylor Self (27:23):

Right? The trap picture, right?

Mike Halpin (27:25):

Oh yeah. The no neck.

Taylor Self (27:27):

No neck.

Sevan Matossian (27:29):

He’s at NorCal.

Taylor Self (27:30):

Yeah. Dude, that thing looks like, like a creature from Lord of the Rings, return of the Kings or something. I

@coffeepodsnwods (27:38):

Bet he has no Donger with his head and shoulders shampoo.

Sevan Matossian (27:41):

Let’s get back over. Hold on. Before we, let’s get back over to Rogue. So Hal, talk to us. Talk to us about the announcement and what’s still questioning. Where are

@coffeepodsnwods (27:51):

We? Rogue? You know what’s bad when Savanna is trying to crawl things back?

Sevan Matossian (27:55):

Oh, this show, I felt the show get out of hand a few minutes ago. Helping 20 men, 20 women. Tell me, what do we know? Do we know who they are?

Mike Halpin (28:06):

We know some of ’em. I think we know like a dozen of each at this point. Anybody for

Taylor Self (28:11):

Accepting invites right now? Between

Mike Halpin (28:13):

Accepting and what Rogue has let Brian spin though this morning and a few others. There are six qualifiers that are going from men and women, and then, which goes down to Kyra Milligan. If you’re looking at the leaderboard, it goes down to Kyra Milligan and Jason Hopper. And then I think there’s like five or six they’ve announced between the men and the women each.

Sevan Matossian (28:39):

They haven’t announced originally. Would you say that we made the assumption that we didn’t know, but we thought 15 invites and five qualifiers. And now what you’re telling us, one thing we know for sure is at least six qualifiers, meaning people who weren’t invited but qualified through their event, their open event.

Mike Halpin (28:58):

Right. And so the assumption then continues that somebody declined like a Roman, or I think I heard

Taylor Self (29:06):

Justin’s declined.

Mike Halpin (29:08):

Oh yeah. There you go. At

Sevan Matossian (29:10):

Least one person. Is that true? Wait, is that true? Maderis declined Rogue. Yep. How do we know that?

Taylor Self (29:16):

He said it on, I know from spin. So

Mike Halpin (29:18):

He said it on

Taylor Self (29:19):

YouTube. He got a new puppy. Dude. He is not trying to compete those things. Got to raise a

Sevan Matossian (29:23):

Puppy. He’s got people

Taylor Self (29:27):

That dog’s shitting on the carpet as we speak.

Sevan Matossian (29:29):

Wow. You think that’s a bad idea for the champ to get a girlfriend one year dog next year?

Taylor Self (29:35):

Dude, I think a ring is coming back to back. Dude, both. Back to back is tough. You’ve got to have one a years at least before

@coffeepodsnwods (29:42):

You get another. It’s a fucking dog. It’s not a child. It’s dog.

Taylor Self (29:46):

You ever had a dog

@coffeepodsnwods (29:47):

Pee? Like who just

Taylor Self (29:48):

Had a dog? We don’t even have a cat dog. We

@coffeepodsnwods (29:52):

Don’t eat them. Taylor. We fucked them. I mean, no, we like, I like how T.

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