CrossFit Semifinal Europe Day 1 Recap Show

Sevan Matossian (00:04):

Bam. We’re live. Woo. European, uh, semi-finals have begun. Events one and two are now in the books. Uh, lots of fun stuff to talk about. Um, even though I didn’t watch much of it, uh, I do wanna start the show by saying this. There was a country that was committed to getting rid of filth. It was committed to organic farming. It had doubled down like no country in the world’s history to getting rid of cancer. And it found the root of cancer. And the guy who found that root of cancer won two Nobel prizes, although he was only able to click on one. Sounds like a good country, right? Root out filth. Doubled down on organic farming. Get rid of cancer.

John Young (00:47):

That’s what Germany said in War War II times.

Sevan Matossian (00:50):

Thank you, Mr. Young. Do you know how they planned on getting rid of filth to kill all the Jews? Because the Jews were the filth. Do you know how they plan put planned on, uh, having organic foods for their entire country, taking over the Ukraine and turning into an organic food farm


In Hitler, uh, using auto Warburg. A homosexual Jew, ironically, was able to find the, the, uh, root of cancer to this day, which is still not acknowledged by fucking the vast majority of cardiologist, oncologist on planet earth, which is fucking crazy. So when I see this, when I see this, and so it’s important people, it’s important how we know how you plan on rooting out filth. It’s important how we know how you plan on, uh, providing organic food to, uh, the world. Cuz it sounds great until you find out you gotta kill all the Ukrainians for it. Getting rid of filth sounds great until you gotta fucking load Jews up in a train. It’s great. It’s good shit, right? So, so I need details. I I need some, I need some details. I need some details. Just some. So when I see this

Andrew Hiller (01:57):


Sevan Matossian (01:58):

Over, um, uh, uh, sorry. Uh, uh, there’s a, a girl beneath, um, uh, Hiller’s desk tickling his feet. It’s, it’s some, it’s a, it’s a service I provide for all my guests.

Andrew Hiller (02:09):

It’s awesome.

Sevan Matossian (02:10):

Look at Halen’s pissed. He’s like, why? Why, why, why, why am I not mine?

Andrew Hiller (02:13):


Sevan Matossian (02:14):

Uh, when I see this, I’m dying to know. I’m dying to know what any of this means. Let me play you this for you. I’m dying to know this is from hard work pays off training. This is Matt Fraser’s company, the great Matt Fraser. Five times a games champion by, by many very intelligent people. The greatest CrossFit who ever lived would agree.

Andrew Hiller (02:40):

I think it’s Froning.

Sevan Matossian (02:42):

That’s fine. That’s fine. And here we go. This beautiful man, great haircut yoked, a world renowned lifter wearing a stupid ass thing on his wrist.

Andrew Hiller (02:52):

<laugh> Whoopie.

Sevan Matossian (02:54):

Uh, here we go. Let’s listen to him. And someone, someone tell me what the fuck this guy is saying.

Speaker 4 (02:59):

The out foundation opening up their hearts and showing the world that the gym and physical,

Sevan Matossian (03:05):

The out foundation is opening up their hearts. What, what do you mean opening up? I didn’t know you could open up your heart.

Andrew Hiller (03:12):

There’s a surgery for

Sevan Matossian (03:13):

That. Oh, right. Okay.

Speaker 4 (03:14):

There’s one that everybody can enjoy and love in order for them to better themselves is so

Sevan Matossian (03:20):

Better, better themselves. What do you mean better themselves? Open up. What do you mean better themselves?

Speaker 4 (03:24):

So important. And that’s why I think for H W P O to be partnered with the

Sevan Matossian (03:28):

Outcome. What do you mean you partnered with the Out Foundation? What does that mean? You partnered with them. I’m really curious what that means. You partnered with them. What does that mean? Like, like the way I partnered with my wife, the way I’m partnering with John Young. How and Mr. Spin and Hiller right Now

Speaker 4 (03:43):

Station to promote not only a message of love and inclusivity,

Sevan Matossian (03:47):

But a message of love and inclusivity. What does that mean? I’d love to know what that means.

Speaker 4 (03:53):

That is promoting health and wellness for every single person, regardless

Sevan Matossian (03:57):

Of who you are, regardless of who they are that you’re stealing. What CrossFit does, health and wellness, regardless of who they are, first of all, that’s a lie you can’t do that

Speaker 4 (04:06):

Is so important. And that’s why the Al Foundation is doing such an amazing job at opening up these doors for so many amazing people

Sevan Matossian (04:12):

Opening up these doors. What are you talking about? Why don’t you just say what you mean that you’re g and let me guess. Like, like if it was like, Hey, we’re gonna go out of our way to help people who have penises put, um, uh, who want penises in their mouth, work out in gyms. If that’s what you mean. Just say it. Just say it. We are going to support kids who’ve gone through general mutilation. Now get free memberships to gyms. Just say it. We support men competing in women’s events. Just say it j I just wanna know what the fuck you’re saying. That’s it. Just say it. Why won’t you say it? Why won’t you, why are you being abstract? Why do you wanna do organic farming but not tell us that the country of Ukraine has to die for it guys. Hi.

Andrew Hiller (05:00):

All those things you just said. Hi. We should shoot a video.

Sevan Matossian (05:03):

This is my opinion and not the opinion of those working at WeWorks. Um, uh, at, um, at the Greek, um, theater, it looks like a halpin in like a Greek, um, uh, a place where, like a Greek, it looks cool. It’s awesome. Is it a Greek restaurant or, or, or, or John Young who is, uh, being held hostage? <laugh>, uh, these are the, or or Andrew Hiller. This is, uh, who’s being held hostage also. And those are just my opinions. Okay. Hi, uh, Yana Koski. What a great interview there at the end, we have not seen the best of Yana Koski. Is that true? Are you guys buying that Mr. Mr. Halpin? Are you, are you buying That guy’s been around forever?

Mike Halpin (05:39):

Yeah. I mean, he started working with Yami, so that’s, that’s been a good sign for him. He was on, he was on Peter’s podcast earlier this week and he said that this would vent would probably be his best of the weekend. So hopefully it’s not by far the best. I think he’ll, he’ll do well on some others. But having, seeing him outside the water do something like this is a definitely a good sign since he sort of gets pigeonholed into that spot of just being good in the water, not great outside the water.

Sevan Matossian (06:06):

Andrew Hiller, muscle bound man. Like yourself, when you saw Jankowski doing this, like if you would’ve grabbed his crotch, I would’ve weighed in on what he was doing, but he was doing this. Uh, any concerns?

Andrew Hiller (06:19):

They made me think to my guy Matthew Green last week, who had to withdraw due to a peck injury on a weighted re muscle up. After having heard a handful of people talk about how the ruck is making that super strenuous on the shoulder and the peck in particular. So, yeah. Yes. Is your answer, maybe worry, but he also won the event, so it kind of snuffs that out pretty quick.

Sevan Matossian (06:40):

Um, John, any any th any thought before this? Oh yeah, this guy could be Colton’s time

John Young (06:47):

Colton’s score. I didn’t, he’d I didn’t think he’d do that. I mean, I, I didn’t think he’s one of the guys that could win this event. Um, but to do it as convincing as he did it, it was, it was very impressive. Um, I don’t think it should surprise people. I, I was surprised he beat Colton and Telo, but I, I, uh, I don’t think it should surprise people that he knocked us out of the park.

Sevan Matossian (07:10):

Uh, uh, Mr. Spin, um, Janowski basically asked you all three questions combined. What I’m tripping on is I kind of believe him that a guy, I mean, how, how many games has he been in? He’s been around forever. He’s as veteran as they get, right?

Brian Spin (07:24):

He is, he’s been around since, what was it? Uh, 20 13, 20 14. Um, I mean, he’s, he’s had injuries on and off throughout his career. Um, I mean, you look at his games finishes though. He has 1, 2, 3, 4 top 10 finishes at the games. Um, a couple times he’s been withdrawn or cut. So I, I mean, if he is fully healthy, which now after seeing this event, I, I do have some questions about uhoh his health. Um,

Sevan Matossian (07:59):

Because of this, because of this, because of the rub. The, uh, sorry, I was rubbing my, my, my peck because of that. That’s what makes you concerned.

Brian Spin (08:09):

Yeah. I mean, it seems like he kind of gets nicked up a lot. Um-huh. <affirmative>, his, the reps definitely could tell his, his right shoulder was getting closer to their rings. I, I’m surprised they didn’t give him a no rep on any of those. Um, but if it is a, a minor strain or something like that and it doesn’t have any issues, um, on other movements, he should be fine to get through the week. Uh, it’s just a matter of, you know, can he stay healthy through the, the games training and through the games if, if he does actually have something that’s fairly serious.

Sevan Matossian (08:43):

Uh, Pedro, our, uh, uh, high budget, uh, European correspondent, uh, lady gentlemen, doing these types of things is not affordable. And yet we do it for you. Uh, Pedro, could you hold your camera up a little higher so we could see the surroundings as the primary target than instead of your boogers? Okay. Can you tell us where you are?

Pedro (09:00):

I’m leaving the venue.

Sevan Matossian (09:02):

Oh, I’m sorry. Why? Why are you doing that?

Pedro (09:04):

Uh, cause it’s over.

Sevan Matossian (09:06):

Oh, okay. Fantastic. Um, any, oh, any talk that you heard about the great, uh, Yana Koski and do you believe, um, that, uh, his best days are still ahead of him?

Pedro (09:16):

Uh, yeah. Well, it was shameless plug, but he was on my show there the other day. Um, but yeah, he’s, he says in his own words, he’s had the best season of training that he’s ever had, and he feels better, sharper, stronger, all the rest. Like Yammy has him very well prepared. Um, and he said he’s had, he feels a noticeable difference this year.

Sevan Matossian (09:39):

Uh, he, he, he was saying that when he was on your podcast? Yeah. Was it a live show?

Pedro (09:44):


Sevan Matossian (09:45):

I’m like, oh, okay. Okay. I see it. All right. Three days ago, shit. Congratulations, dude. Crazy.

Pedro (09:50):

He was very nice guy. I was kind of surprised by how friendly and affable he was. I kind of thought he’d be grumpy. Um,

Sevan Matossian (09:57):

Yeah. Oh, wow. Look at that smile. Holy shit. Just right out, right out the gates. He’s, he’s, uh, you’re in a smile competition and you’re losing with him. Um, anything, anything he said on there that was anything he said on the show that concerned you or does, is he going to win the games? Is that, is that,

Pedro (10:14):

Uh, well, I dunno, I dunno, is he going to win the games, but

Sevan Matossian (10:19):

Not, is he, but is he going to win them?

Pedro (10:22):

His aim is to win, but, you know, an aim and a realistic target maybe, might be two different things if that doesn’t her.

Sevan Matossian (10:36):

But, but let me, let me, let me, let me, um, some of us might not think Annie’s gonna win the games, but I believe that she believes she’s gonna win the games, right? Yeah. Yeah. Um, is, is Janna Koski in that place?

Pedro (10:48):

I don’t think so.

Sevan Matossian (10:49):

Okay. Okay. Um, uh, Pedro, uh, with that accent, oh, no, hold on. Uh, someone said, oh, Pedro is white. Uh, Pedro, you are, you’re a white man. <laugh>.

Pedro (10:59):

Yeah. My surname is actually white as well.

Sevan Matossian (11:02):

<laugh>. No shit. Is that true?

Pedro (11:04):

Yeah. I once, uh, I once worked in a Jamaican nightclub in

Sevan Matossian (11:09):

That’s cool.

John Young (11:10):


Sevan Matossian (11:11):

Wow. Oh, okay. Uh, oh. Oh, young Clark says Peter is his name. Oh, well, don’t ruin that for me. I didn’t, I I’m gonna pretend like I didn’t read that. Um, okay. Oh, what was going on with the, um, uh, leader board here, gentlemen? Uh, is this just a, uh, snafu? I’m gonna pull this up. Um,

John Young (11:30):

The points aren’t updated, but the placements are,

Sevan Matossian (11:34):

Come again,

John Young (11:35):

The points aren’t updated, but the placements are so Yona Koski will have 160 points.

Sevan Matossian (11:41):

And, and Oh, okay. Gotcha. You did the quick math 100 plus 60. Yeah,

Brian Spin (11:46):

It’s updated now if you refresh

Sevan Matossian (11:47):

It. What about these guys Bartec and Yawn? Uh, what’s up with them?

John Young (11:52):

I don’t, they did the time, uh, Yon

Mike Halpin (11:54):

Yon pulled out a couple weeks ago, and then I haven’t heard about Bartek, why he’s not competing, but he did. He hasn’t done an event.

Sevan Matossian (12:01):

Okay. It’s inter Oh, it’s interesting that when you organize him by workout, that those guys somehow are wedged in there, so we should just, uh, not acknowledge them. Yeah. Uh, workout number two, uh, Janowski, uh, Eric Zoni, uh, Lazar Gik. Enrico, what did I say? Eric? Right? Okay. Um, uh, <laugh> Victor Hoffer. That’s your boy dude. Uh, Luca Gik, um, surprising Luca

John Young (12:27):

Luca Vak Boak.

Sevan Matossian (12:29):

Oh, thank you. Thank you. Uh, Lu,

John Young (12:31):

You have to go all the way to the bottom and then the next page to find Luca Dich.

Sevan Matossian (12:35):

Oh, no.

John Young (12:37):

He, I don’t, so I was watching him. He could not do the complex, and I don’t know if it’s because he is hurt or not, but like, he couldn’t do it. He was not able to get the muscle up so you can go back and watch it. It was now Luca Dich is one of the best in the world at like, high volume was our dich is, and Luca, like Luca’s right there with him in most muscle up workouts. He might not beat him, but he’s right there with him. And I don’t, I mean, Hillary, do you know why? Because like, I don’t see a reason why he should have been

Sevan Matossian (13:08):

Bad at this sucking muscle ups.

John Young (13:09):

Um, you know what I mean? Luca’s not the guy that sucks at muscle ups.

Sevan Matossian (13:16):

Uh, Mr. Halpin.

Mike Halpin (13:17):

Yes, sir.

Sevan Matossian (13:18):

If we may, uh, use that giant brain of yours, uh, is Luca Toast? I know in previous weeks, I believe it was you or Spin, who is telling me, Hey, uh, if you’re outside 2020 first place after Tyler Watkins, Tyler Watkins, uh, another brand, where the fuck are you, Tyler? Yeah. But that was also shortly proved to be incorrect. Correct? But, but, but it, but it, but think it’s still a good litmus test, right? If you’re outside of 20, the chances of you diminish and if in Dr. Drastically, if you’re outside of 21, right after the first two events.

Mike Halpin (13:49):

Y yeah. Um, Sydney Wells

John Young (13:53):

Bailey Rail did it too. Patrick Si mm-hmm.

Mike Halpin (13:57):

<affirmative>. Syd Mantic was

Sevan Matossian (13:59):


Mike Halpin (13:59):

Sidney Wells would actually say is a pretty good comparison. Uh, although she did okay in test one.

Sevan Matossian (14:05):

Uh, and she was 32nd after test two,

Mike Halpin (14:07):

Because Luca has the ability to win Test five, very similar to what Sydney did. So if you, if you have the ability to win a test, it does a little bit different than other athletes where their, their best finishes. Probably five to 10.

Sevan Matossian (14:22):

Uh, p Pedro, any word on, um, Luca? Is it just, uh, a lack of ability or was there an injury? Uh, he took, um, what we’re talking about is he took 56th in the second workout, which we’re speculating could be the nail in the coffin for the young man. The Belarusian, ISAB, Belarusian

John Young (14:39):

Slo, Serbian, Serbian,

Sevan Matossian (14:41):

Serbian, Serbian,

Pedro (14:44):

One or the other. Um, no, I didn’t hear anything at all. Like, nothing. His coach is here. I’ll ask his coach in the morning.

Sevan Matossian (14:50):

Okay. Who, who’s his coach?

Pedro (14:54):

Uh, miss Fitz, Chad? No. Uh, fuck. Can’t remember his name. Miss

Sevan Matossian (15:01):

Fitz. Okay. Please don’t swear on the show. Thank you, <laugh>. Um, okay, let’s cruise over to, uh, workout one. Um, Lak taking second. Who is this guy? Who is this guy up here? Uh, jelly.

Pedro (15:16):

Yeah, ster

Sevan Matossian (15:17):

Is, is he related? Wasn’t is he related to, uh, the Holta girl? Oh, no, that’s Hosta Jelly. Hosta

John Young (15:24):


Sevan Matossian (15:25):

Who? No, he doesn’t have, there’s no l

John Young (15:28):

No, I’m saying that’s, you’re thinking of Kristen <inaudible>.

Sevan Matossian (15:29):

Yeah. Who is this guy? Does he have a chance? Do we need to talk about him? Or is this just a flu cut after a couple workouts?

Mike Halpin (15:36):

These may have been his best events. Yeah, he, he did really well in the second one, and that’s what we sort of thought he would do.

Sevan Matossian (15:45):

Uh, and then, and then down here, uh, Laar Gik, uh, has a second, uh, place in workout one. Um, a any, any thoughts on what was going on with the sled? I, I think that they were saying that the, this was the fastest floor yet even faster than, uh, Australia.

John Young (16:01):

Ooh. I don’t know if it was faster than Torian.

Sevan Matossian (16:03):

Can Pedro speak to that?

John Young (16:06):


Pedro (16:07):

Uh, yeah. I just, all I know is that people are saying it’s fast, but how do you measure, like you need someone to have been in all of those both, you know what I mean? So that’s the, the issue,

John Young (16:19):

Uh, was

Sevan Matossian (16:19):

Were the buttery bros there? They were at

John Young (16:21):

Both, yeah. 3, 4, 5.

Pedro (16:23):

I ask Richie tomorrow.

Sevan Matossian (16:24):

Thank you. Thank you. Our, uh, correspondent Craig Richie. Thank you. I appreciate it. What a fantastic, uh, source, uh, sitting in ninth place, um, uh, BOR and Carl Goodmanson after two events, a sixth and the 25th. Do we have any concerns about that? Um, about Borgan or No? Is that his worst event, event number two?

Brian Spin (16:43):

It needs to be,

John Young (16:45):

Um, it doesn’t, it doesn’t need to be. Why do you say that? Uh, yeah.

Brian Spin (16:49):

I mean, yes, he can qualify, but I don’t think anybody expects him to be throwing up 20, mid 20 place finishes, uh, on something that I would think he would be pretty good at. So, um, I would hope that the rest of the week, if we think he has a chance at getting the podium, he’s gonna have a better finish on going, going on the way through

Sevan Matossian (17:14):

God kicking ass.

Mike Halpin (17:17):

Hey, real quick, on the, on the speed of the sled, uh, there are six athletes that did this in under 23 minutes here in Berlin, and then there’s three athletes that did it under 23 minutes in Oceana.

John Young (17:32):

Yeah. But the athletes here fitter to, doesn’t have the calendar.

Mike Halpin (17:36):

I’m just saying. I’m just saying if you, if you saw a bunch of athletes do it faster than the other place, then

Sevan Matossian (17:41):

Yes. I, I think Halpin, he, uh, halpin, he meant, and, um, the athletes are fitter, not, but, so that it was a less aggressive towards your data. I like that data point. Okay. Thank you. John, can you work on that please? I don’t wanna report you to d ei. I’m

John Young (17:54):

Working my vernacular.

Sevan Matossian (17:56):

Let’s, um, talk about number, let’s talk about number 12. This is a guy, uh, uh, we were, uh, talked about quite a bit, um, uh, Branis Law, Akok. Uh, first let’s, uh, Pedro give us the superficial, uh, you know, look at this guy. When you saw him. Do you see, does he look good?

Pedro (18:15):

He’s a big dude.

Sevan Matossian (18:16):


Pedro (18:18):


John Young (18:19):

That’s all you got?

Sevan Matossian (18:21):

Yeah. That’s good. That’s good. I

John Young (18:23):

And the family guy, it’s gonna rain.

Sevan Matossian (18:25):

Hey, hey, hey. Did he keep, did he keep his shirt on? Did he keep his shirt on?

Pedro (18:30):

Yeah, I was a bit disappointed with that, to be honest, but, um, well, it just

Sevan Matossian (18:34):

Makes me think that maybe he’s not in good shape.

Pedro (18:37):

Oh, no, he’s, well, I spoke to God, I actually do sound like a correspondent now. I spoke to Keith for like, after quarter finals and he said like, well, obviously he’s really strong, so that’s not an issue. So now we’re getting him fit like we’re working on his engine, cuz that has been an issue. And, um, I sent him beside Koler during that workout, during the burpee workout. And he was saying that, he said he was like, bra doesn’t like going fast with a burpees. And you know, Parker said I was, you know, doing this and Brown was doing this, uh, saying like, nah, it’s fine. And like, I dunno, he is a big guy. He’ll do really well on slash workout obviously, but,

Sevan Matossian (19:17):

Uh, oh. And he has no problem taking his shirt off. The guy’s jacked outta his mind. Hey, he kind of looks like a serial killer.

Pedro (19:23):

He shouldn’t move. He shouldn’t move as well as he like, it’s bizarre how well he moves on the rings and stuff. Like, it’s crazy cuz he is big, he’s like 200 something pounds

Sevan Matossian (19:33):

And he’s walking. He’s fully bought in on the mullet. I mean, he’s like full, uh, what’s he doing?

Pedro (19:40):

He was wearing a hat today, so maybe he’s, maybe he’s shy

Sevan Matossian (19:46):

<laugh> and his shirt’s on. He’s very shy. And look, he’s one of those dudes that like really chokes up on the leash with his dog. I re I I appreciate that. I like that.

John Young (19:55):

Why? I don’t think he could have asked for a better day. One

Sevan Matossian (19:58):

Oh, bra Brak. Okay, so he’s still in it. Yeah, I guess that’s where we were going with this before he got distracted by his Instagram.

John Young (20:04):

Neither of these events theoretically should be good for him, for him to get 41 reps on this. His ring muscle UPPs is a known weakness for him. And I think the Rock helped a lot because it makes the muscle up more muscle ups, less of a kick. And um, I just think that helped him a lot for him to get 14th placed in this workout in a workout that he routinely would get 30th placed. Um, with Linda and the Snatch coming up, I don’t think he could have asked for a better day one. I think he takes this all day.

Sevan Matossian (20:37):

Oh shit, Ken Walters, I can’t talk about Justin’s body anymore, but <laugh> fucking ain’t gonna take, I’m gonna see his parents tomorrow. Like, let’s not, I keep Justin’s name outta my mouth for at least 24 hours. Uh, Jake Chapman se can I call in on Sunday from the aisle? Man? Fuck yeah. I don’t know when we’ll be on <laugh>. Uh, this guy broski can be a character from Snatch. Totally. He’s, he’s got a full hitman vibe. Um, what about this? I don’t like to do burpees fast. That, that something doesn’t comport, uh, Mr. Young.

John Young (21:06):

Well, he’s, he’s big and he is slope and that doesn’t equal bur fast burpees. All right. I don’t <laugh>. There’s not much more to it.

Brian Spin (21:15):

That’s, that’s what’s always kept him out, uh, of qualifying for the games is that, that fast motor, longer endurance workouts. And I, I’m very happy with seeing him take, like John said, a 17th and a 14th on these two. I think Linda and the snatch are gonna be great for him. I think he’ll be in the top 10 easily going into event five. Run,

Sevan Matossian (21:38):

H h how many, how many European men go to the CrossFit games?

Brian Spin (21:41):


Sevan Matossian (21:44):

Okay, so this guy’s going,

John Young (21:46):

He’s in, he’s in a good spot to make it.

Brian Spin (21:50):

Yeah, it, it’s gonna be a rollercoaster because I don’t think five’s gonna be good. I don’t think six will be good. And then seven will be great.

Sevan Matossian (21:58):

Um, uh, for $10 I’ll do anything. Uh, gentlemen, uh, Jeremy E World, can we talk about Pedro, I’m muting you, uh, but unmute yourself at any time you’d like to. Um, uh, gentlemen, can we talk about the epic interview with Justin Berg? My only takeaway from the interview with Justin Berg was that it seemed like, if I, if I’m correct, last time I heard Don Fall talk, he said that 65% of business for CrossFit, 65% of the affiliates are outside the United States. And I know Italy at one point had 1100 affiliates and I know like France has probably got like a thousand or something. Europe seems to be exploding, but they, they talked about Europe as if it’s some sort of new frontier or if there hadn’t of been a lot of games winners there. And I’m like, dude, are you the, the, the female side of the CrossFit games has been dominated by women, hasn’t it, of foreign women, non-American women. So, so I kind, it was kind of weird. It was kind of, uh, weird. That was my, my takeaway. Uh, do you wanna weigh in Mr. Spin?

Brian Spin (22:51):

Yeah, so we talked about this on, on my show earlier this week was I feel like Europe is about seven years behind the states, six, seven years behind where there’s all these off, off-season competitions. Everybody loves CrossFit, everybody wants to compete and do as many comp, you know, uh, you know, off-season cars environment as they can. Yeah. And so, yes, we’ve seen the women be that elite, but I think just in general, the CrossFit space in Europe is, is seeing that exponential growth that we saw 6, 7, 8 years ago.

Sevan Matossian (23:30):

Okay. Okay. So, so it didn’t make sense to you what Justin was saying either what the commentator was saying, they were acting like, like Europe’s in some sort of like, what’s up and coming?

Brian Spin (23:39):

Uh, I mean it’s been there, but I think it, it still has, you know, I mean remember the days where there’s just comp a, a bigger size comp every weekend in the summer, uh, after the games or in the fall and everybody just had to go out and compete and have fun and, and go to these types of events. And um, I don’t think we see that as much here in the States, uh, is that, you know, excitement for it. And I think it is just, I think there’s just a lot of growth underneath the games level that the community is kind of growing and, and getting more involved.

Sevan Matossian (24:14):

Uh, Sean Lenderman, uh, Horvath is low key, pretty hot. If once you see it, it takes a second once you realize she’s hot, you can’t unsee it. And, and j just bear with me on that. If you don’t think she’s hot, just put her, just hit hold on. Cuz one day you’ll see it and you’ll be like, oh fuck. She’s like supermodel hot. It just takes a second to see. Um, uh, Pedro, what are, what are your thoughts on Europe, uh, being that you’re ki a Mexican, European, what are your thoughts on, um, on what’s going on there in terms or in terms of what JR was or Jr uh, Justin Berg was saying. Did you hear Justin Berg’s interview?

Pedro (24:49):

No, but I can gather what he was saying from you guys. Oh, um, I

Sevan Matossian (24:53):

Spin you’ll comment on the secondhand information. Go ahead.

Pedro (24:58):

Spin is pretty bearing on with his assessment, like strength and depth is coming up. Um, and there’ll be games athletes or you know, like athletes who are like games athletes or on the bubble or whatever will go and compete at that French will throw down the same thing. Italian showdown the same thing. Like every country has a big competition. Um, and I think, I think it is growing. Like Spain is crazy. There’s crazy growth in Spain. Even if you just look at like top level athletes, um, you know, so then you can I guess extract from that that there’s

Sevan Matossian (25:33):

Uh, you mean like an an I’m showing off here an Nola Kai and, uh, Fabian Bonito and uh, the, what’s the Turkish girl who’s, who’s outta Spain? Uh, what’s her name? Anyone?

Pedro (25:46):

Elena Car Ahu.

Sevan Matossian (25:48):

Oh, okay. She’s not Turkish. Wow, okay. Yeah, her nice. That was solid young. Okay.

Pedro (25:52):

Um, I also, I also hit her might like this so noble aren’t here. Um, they people

Sevan Matossian (25:58):

No, I hate that they gotta be there.

Pedro (26:00):

No, hang on. But you might like what’s coming down. Okay. Okay. Okay. Um, apparently someone saw, uh, Don fau coming out of, uh, the CrossFit Suite, representatives of Tier Eyr here.

Sevan Matossian (26:13):

Ooh. Ooh. That is juicy. That’s very juicy. I do like that Good call. I enjoy that. Uh, Anthony tpa. How many nights have you cuddled with Hiller? Uh, we’ve only cuddled, uh, during the day and that will be another $2 if you want to know how many times <laugh>? We are not, uh, Hillary’s not really a nighttime guy. He’s a, he’s a, he’s a middle of the, he needs servicing in the middle of the day. Damn right. Uh, okay. I did walk into his room, uh, yesterday during the middle of the day and he was just, he was passed out cold. Like cold.

Andrew Hiller (26:46):

I got my butt whooped by Kpa <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (26:50):

Oh yeah, you did an hour and a half of, uh, jujitsu with Kpa.

Andrew Hiller (26:52):

Yeah, it fell right asleep.

Sevan Matossian (26:54):

<laugh> stand, stand by, uh, for the video. Okay. Um, wait minute,

Andrew Hiller (26:58):

Wait, same. The Justin Berg, the Justin Berg video or interview. Okay. Didn’t they spend most of it talking about judging and standards or am I thinking of a different one than you guys? No, that just came up. Yeah. Oh, okay. Okay,

Sevan Matossian (27:10):

Go ahead. The

Pedro (27:11):

Judging has been really questionable here.

Andrew Hiller (27:14):

Now tell me what you mean by that, having seen it yourself with your own two eyes.

Pedro (27:18):

Okay, well, uh, I saw, uh, an athlete doing pistols, um, that were not deep enough and the head judge or a head judge, there seems to be a few, like, you know, one on each side of the floor or something, I dunno. But, uh, went over and like, talked to the athletes and not like the judge was still counting the pistols and they,

Andrew Hiller (27:41):

Oh no. George

Pedro (27:42):

Said something to the athlete like, you know, presumably, Hey, you need to go deeper. The athlete nodded, realized the judge was still counting, just kept doing the same thing, moved on and it happened twice more in the same like five minute minute to

Andrew Hiller (27:56):

The same athlete

Pedro (27:58):

In the same interval. Um, and then just the rings like there seems to be a lot of like harsh dipped standards on the rings for some people and then not for other people. Like, no like, uh, anomaly lanes in every heat from what I could see. Like you were seeing people like Jackman got no rep, she got no rep on a dick, which, you know, and I taught her and she was like, yeah, I accept the first one but I don’t accept the second one. Um, because she did like a really aggressive kick and was like, I locked out and she got no rep again. And that’s when she lost that workout. Cause then she took a break and she failed a wreck. Then she was behind like, you know, the rest and she had about 30 seconds by the time she got finished, her pistol as far as the rest had about 45, 50 seconds. She was

Sevan Matossian (28:46):

Aware, uh, how much, how much of his, uh, of what Pedro says. Do you guys understand with his accent? What, what uh, spin? Do you understand? What, what percentage are you, you processed? I

Brian Spin (28:54):

I’ve talked to him enough. I’ve, I’m starting to get every other word.

Sevan Matossian (28:57):

So it’s, I start with each sentence he says, I fall behind like one or two words and then till finally by the, like if he talks for more than like three minutes, I’m like, I’m like 18 words behind. It’s like trying to trans cuz I gotta translate it. Um, uh, Pedro, well one of the things Hillary was explaining to me when we were watching this final heat, I guess to all you guys was that the judging on the pistols has been different, uh, at at at the same events. At different events that, and I hadn’t even, I didn’t even know this, that some people were getting no reps when if they stood up at their top and their heel went behind their, uh, other foot.

Pedro (29:27):

Yeah. And Marni and uh, for Victorian was putting her foot down and it was just fine

Andrew Hiller (29:33):

<laugh>, it

Pedro (29:34):

Was just like, okay, that’s no problem. And whereas the girl in the lane next to her, and this is no disrespect to Marni, like she just followed what her judge was doing. Right. But like the Yeah, you understood that bit, but the lane next to her, um, was being held to totally different. And it’s like, would you not even, would you not look and be like, hang on, that judge is doing a different thing than me. Maybe I should adjust or one of us should adjust or put a hand up or something. It’s so strange.

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