CrossFit Semifinals WEST | Day 1 Recap

Sevan Matossian (00:01):

And bam, we’re live.

Speaker 2 (00:03):

Piros inspire us to be the best version of ourself every day. Through a workout like the Murf, we find strength in the abdominal spirit of those who have gone before us, those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe.

Speaker 3 (00:18):

I am one of the highway patrol’s 365 military veterans. Today. We embrace the challenge, knowing what it means, and symbolizes by pushing ourselves in this challenge, we honor those who gave everything to keep our country

Speaker 2 (00:30):

Safe. We’re here to honor the memory of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. There is no greater love than the willingness to lay down your life for somebody else. By participating in this challenge, we forge a path of determination, courage, and perseverance. Our collective commitment ensures that the legacy of our fallen lives on with every rep, every step we honor their bravery and sacrifice.

Sevan Matossian (01:21):

Uh, I wanna congratulate, uh, Matt Shindel Decker over at, uh, CrossFit Crave, uh, working with the state of Ohio, uh, getting CrossFit memberships for, uh, looks like it’s gonna be 1600 Highway Patrol members, uh, pretty much doing it, uh, completely, uh, you know, by himself. No, no help from hq, especially in a time when the occupational games have been dropped and it’s affiliates like Shindel Decker’s, CrossFit Crave the Mayhem Empire. Uh, picking up that slack and recognizing those people that is the base of CrossFit. It doesn’t matter what you think, what you say, what you believe. The first responders, the l e o, the mill guys, they are, uh, that is the base of, uh, of CrossFit. Those, that’s, that’s the base of CrossFits. We are joining their club. We’re joining their club, even if HQ doesn’t know it.


So some completely fucking, uh, preposterous things. Uh, the, a lot of the affiliate owners know it. Uh, rich knows it. Uh, Matt sch Decker at CrossFit Crave knows it. Um, uh, the d uh, owner of Diablo CrossFit, Craig Howard knows it. Uh, bill Grundler, uh, longtime fire captain knows it. Uh, but people know it. So, um, and, and, and CrossFit should know it, cuz at the end of the day, uh, those are the guys that are paying the bills. Welcome. Holy shit. On behalf of everyone at the CrossFit podcast, Scott Telo, you are our king <laugh>

Speaker 2 (02:46):


Sevan Matossian (02:47):

Day for Telo. Huh Colton, thank you for representing well. Love you to death. Uh, Patrick Vener, great job. Thank you for making it exciting. Falkowski. What a fucking you have the body of four great men in one. Uh, that was, that was cool. That was cold. That was fun, right?

John Young (03:08):


Sevan Matossian (03:09):

Uh, that was great. What a, uh, what an incredible thing. I see, I

John Young (03:13):

See. It says Colden’s got a first up there.

Sevan Matossian (03:15):

That’s inter I thought though that, um, uh, Scott Telo was supposed to be first because he had more reps in the first round.

John Young (03:22):

That’s what I thought too. But I think he got 19 and they just missed, uh, they were saying 21, but it

Sevan Matossian (03:27):

Was, oh, yummy fucking

Bill Grundler (03:29):

Te you

Sevan Matossian (03:29):


Bill Grundler (03:30):

I’ll take you back.

John Young (03:32):

I mean,

Sevan Matossian (03:34):

Na tell’s great. What a great show him and Mertons did. Uh, let’s just, just just go hard in the beginning. Uh, thank you Caleb. Um, is, does that mean it’s shitty programming? Because the same two guys with the identical body types, fucking brothers from the same mother separated at birth, uh, want it? Does that, does that say anything bad about the programming?

John Young (03:56):

No. Cuz Brent Bikowski got fourth.

Sevan Matossian (03:59):


John Young (03:59):

Freaking Brent Bikowski. That’s the, he’s way more, I mean, I’m very happy for Col because I said that he would do great, but that’s the most impressive part of the whole event, is Brent Bikowski

Bill Grundler (04:11):

Opposite ends of the spectrum. But I mean, you saw how, how much of a jump Colton had to take. Yeah. I mean, the guy had to run like 50 meters just to get the speed up to jump over that box, every single rep. And he’s still got all those reps. But I, I mean, dude, we talked about this earlier, like what was Brent was, what was he gonna do? He was gonna be so much slower on the pistols and on the muscle ups, but damn, he did good on those box shelves.

Sevan Matossian (04:33):

A and, uh, I, I, I realized how valuable Venner is to the competition because when I saw he did well on this, it just made me that much more interested in the entire vent. And its totality now that he was back in the game. He, he, I I, I I need him up in the front.

Bill Grundler (04:47):

Dude. When has he not done that? Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (04:49):

It’s true. It’s true. But he also sits us out in the beginning with the, that swim shit and, and whatever happened in that last event, right? He, it’s, he’s the guy who digs himself out of a hole, doesn’t he?

Bill Grundler (04:58):

Purpose? Yeah. All like, it seems almost like it’s on purpose. I mean, granted, he didn’t have to swim in this one, but he still does it. He defines a way to not do well in the first event, and he’s just kick ass in the rest of them.

Sevan Matossian (05:10):

Uh, uh, Nicki asked, uh, Colton, uh, Nicki Brazer ass. Colton, uh, how do you feel? He said, I feel like a, the north end of a southbound pig. <laugh>. And then he said, and then, and then also he took some shots at uh, Adler and said, he is just gonna go take a Jaz <laugh>. What a, what a stud. Huh? The man who can’t talk drops the best interview of the, either any semi-final in, on any continent. Uh, so far. Did you

Bill Grundler (05:35):

Have, wait, wait. Did you have to read the, uh, the, the actual words on the bottom to get all that? Cause I know I was trying to, I’m like, wait, what’s he saying?

Sevan Matossian (05:42):

Listen, 15 times what

John Young (05:44):

Maneb was saying it all word for word in the chat. <laugh>.

Bill Grundler (05:49):

I’m glad that he had that. I needed that.

Sevan Matossian (05:51):


John Young (05:51):

Many times do you think Colton practiced that speech he gave <laugh>?

Sevan Matossian (05:55):


John Young (05:55):

Once. He’s off the cuff. He says that

Tyler Wilkins (05:57):

Every day. I bet

Sevan Matossian (05:58):

<laugh> Pro. I think he rehearsed it a thousand times. That’s the first time he strung two sentences together. <laugh> <laugh>, uh, that guy only has two modes work out and read.

John Young (06:09):

They just updated it. They say it says Telos first now. Oh. So there’s my heart. Oh.

Sevan Matossian (06:15):


John Young (06:15):

Right. The leaderboard,

Sevan Matossian (06:17):

Uh, John Young and Brian Friend have a bet. Um, if Colton doesn’t take any first places, John owes Brian a hundred dollars. If he, uh, takes three first places, uh, Brian owes John a hundred dollars. And, uh, it looks like, it looks like John cannot win that bet. Maybe. Now,

John Young (06:34):

I think a tie for first counts for me <laugh>. Cause it’s mine is so much harder to win. I think. I think you should give that leeway, but

Bill Grundler (06:45):

I think that that’s CrossFit standards. Right. And don’t really know what the standard is. I think that works. Exactly.

John Young (06:48):


Bill Grundler (06:49):

You know, it’s a CrossFit event, so we’ll

John Young (06:51):

See if he’ll gimme that leeway

Sevan Matossian (06:52):

Cum inside. Uh oh. Come inside. Oh, it’s come inside. Come inside. I dunno. Come inside <laugh>. Uh, 1 99. Brent is winning the games, uh, this year. That’d be crazy.

John Young (07:04):

I don’t think that’s gonna happen. But he’s gonna do really good this semifinal.

Sevan Matossian (07:08):

You know what

Tyler Wilkins (07:08):

I say? He won’t make it. Maybe it will, it just in spite of me.

Sevan Matossian (07:13):

I think

John Young (07:13):

That’s what this is. He, he heard what you said. He’s like, all right. That’s, that’s it,


By the way. Uh, do y’all think Talos Pistols were no reps?

Bill Grundler (07:24):

Not by the judge. It was there

Tyler Wilkins (07:27):


John Young (07:27):

They looked pretty darn sketchy to me. I

Bill Grundler (07:30):

Mean, this okay. I, there,

John Young (07:33):

Josh Bridges got no rep for way less.

Sevan Matossian (07:36):


Bill Grundler (07:36):

Hard from our, from the, from the camera angle. That’s why you have the in-person judge. The thing is that even if they’re bad reps, and, and this is as much as I’m a fan of what Hiller does and everything else, I mean, when it’s in person, you go by what that one judge says. And if they give you bad reps, it’s just like the same thing. If it was a bad pitch or a they dragged your feet, but you didn’t drag your feet into the super, into the end zone, whatever. It’s, there were, there were a lot. I think, honestly, I was looking at a lot of them that could have been like, eh, I don’t

Sevan Matossian (08:09):

Know. You mean a lot of different athletes, not just a lot of telos?

Bill Grundler (08:12):

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I think that a lot of athletes, I mean, I’m like, Ooh, that one. Ooh, I don’t know about that one. Lock out there. Ooh, I don’t know about that one. Speaking

Tyler Wilkins (08:19):

Madero Scott. Two no reps on the, on the

John Young (08:21):

Business. I’m surprised how, uh, how he did. I thought he’d be a lot better.

Sevan Matossian (08:27):


John Young (08:28):


Sevan Matossian (08:29):

Oh, uh,

Bill Grundler (08:30):

Who’s fifth on that? Wasn’t he

John Young (08:31):

He was 10th. 10th.

Bill Grundler (08:32):

Was he 10th on that one?

Sevan Matossian (08:34):

Let’s look, let’s look at the leaderboard. Uh, and, and, and take a quick, uh, a a long peek at it. Yeah. Uh, Barry MCC Mcca or HQ is so woke they can’t call them pistols anymore. Did, um, did Barry get, um, uh, suspended from the chat?

Bill Grundler (08:47):

Oh, wasn’t it this

John Young (08:48):


Tyler Wilkins (08:48):

Or games chat?

Sevan Matossian (08:49):

A no games chat. He is this chat. He can’t be, if he’s, he can’t suspend him from this chat. Um, last weekend, I

Tyler Wilkins (08:55):

Think he got in trouble.

Sevan Matossian (08:57):

Oh, okay. You, you know what’s funny? I, I see YouTube comments sometimes and, and I, I wonder, do these have any validity? And then someone wrote in the YouTube comments today. Oh, that basically, I don’t think that host knows that this is a fake name. Barry Macer. <laugh>. And it just made me just like, put all YouTube comments in that bucket. <laugh>. It’s like, alright. I got it. I, I know Who comments on YouTube. Now everyone gets a mo Your mom joke is, isn’t Barry friends with Kamina? Yeah. Come inside me. Cum. Inside. <laugh> coming. Uh, Jeanette, uh, Hines? Uh, 4 99. Thank you. You think that she that’s a muscle up, or that’s the, uh, dip in the complex she’s doing right there.

John Young (09:40):

That’s the, that’s the the dip. She’s coming out of the muscle up.

Sevan Matossian (09:43):

Yeah. She’s already Okay.

John Young (09:44):

That’s, uh, my fiance. I don’t think she’s figured out how to use that very well yet. She’s trying to get you to do a shout out for, um, you friend Mary. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (09:55):

She gotta write it down there on the bottom. You go ahead and do it. You do the shoutout. Go ahead,

John Young (09:58):

<laugh>. No, you’re supposed to do it. Mary’s your one plan.

Sevan Matossian (10:01):

Since I’ve heard your name, I cannot get you off of my mind. I can’t wait to have you on the show. You’re a remarkable human being, and congratulations on your engagement. <laugh>. Is Mary engaged?

John Young (10:11):

No. She, she’s at the, she’s at, uh, semi-finals right now. She’s on CrossFit, um, St. Louis’s team. Oh, she’s just a big fan

Sevan Matossian (10:20):

Speaking, which, okay, before we dig into the boys, what’s going, can we pull up the team leaderboard? How are, uh, how’s Devin Kim, uh, Mr. Fernandez, l l El Chapo and, um, uh, the Weiss girl doing on the Invictus?

Tyler Wilkins (10:33):

They had a lot better. A lot better. Second day. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (10:36):

Why did they have a rough first day?

Tyler Wilkins (10:38):

They were, they were in second place behind, uh, Franco’s Misfits. But, uh, boy, they, they destroyed the, the last workout. Four.

Sevan Matossian (10:46):

Oh, okay. They got a first, a third, a second, and a first. They’re doing what they need to do.

Tyler Wilkins (10:49):

They’re, they’re fine, but, yep. Okay. It was a ti lot tighter early on.

Sevan Matossian (10:55):

And how’s Mary’s team doing?

John Young (10:59):

They’re doing really well. Um, I mean, good, good enough for them. I’m happy with how they’re, they’re placing overall. Let me see here. Across mb Blue City, St. Louis. They’re in

Tyler Wilkins (11:09):


John Young (11:10):

So St. Louis has two teams. They have three teams. It’s crazy. Really? Just st. Like, that’s, there’s odd of teams from Missouri. There’s a whole bunch of people to be from. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (11:20):

Oh, salty hive. That’s, um, uh, Justin Zim, Zibo. Justin. Justin. He’s a listener of the show. I forget his name. Justin. Justin is an affiliate owner in, um, in Salt Lake City. Alright. How many of these teams go to the games?

John Young (11:37):


Sevan Matossian (11:38):

All right. Sorry Mary, you’re not going but <laugh> Need more time? That’s more time to listen to the show. And Jeanette. Hi. Uh, thank you for letting us borrow. Uh, Tyler. Oh, here we go. Big money. Look at, she’s spending your loot. A shout out to Mary Porter. Mary Mary, Mary Porter. Uh, and, and maybe with Night for 1999, you will go to the games. I haven’t tasted Dave Castro’s Oil. Okay, back to the, uh, let’s go to the men’s leaderboard first. Any, anyone want to say any big surprises? Anything crazy? Anything that just jumped out at you that you

John Young (12:14):

Like? Honestly, Vikki. Vikki. Yeah. He’s,

Tyler Wilkins (12:20):

I I do have an update at the bottom of the leader board for you guys. Um, Brian friends. Uh, bill Leahy has a strong,

John Young (12:27):

Yeah, he approved.

Tyler Wilkins (12:28):

Uh, wow. He let me know. He has a respiratory infection and a fever and, uh, was unable to continue. So he’s out.

Sevan Matossian (12:36):

I feel bad. I hope that’s not what

John Young (12:37):

Colton has. But you think he gave it to, cause he said he had a fever.

Sevan Matossian (12:44):

Uh, would, did he withdraw or was he told he couldn’t compete?

Tyler Wilkins (12:47):

No, he withdrew on his own. Forcibly

John Young (12:49):


Sevan Matossian (12:50):

And how does he know he has a respiratory infection? And did he know before he started the event?

Tyler Wilkins (12:54):

I don’t know all of that, but he told me he was, that’s, that’s the reason why he withdrew.

Sevan Matossian (12:58):

And what is that with this, Colton said he had a fever also. Is that true?

John Young (13:04):

That was part of the, for speech

Tyler Wilkins (13:05):

That he said. He said, uh, fever.

John Young (13:08):

He did. Yeah, he did. He had the pig fever. He was asking for help. He, he got, I think he probably has a swine flu. <laugh> swine flu.

Sevan Matossian (13:18):

Um, uh,

John Young (13:19):

The second outbreak of swine flu is gonna be cold and merton’s at the CrossFit. Semifinal. <laugh>, uh, rich.

Sevan Matossian (13:24):

Rich is, is there any truth to this? The William Leahy the fourth had of bruised vagina. And is anyone, can anyone verify that

John Young (13:30):

He does not have small heart syndrome?

Sevan Matossian (13:32):

No. Okay. Uh, seven. Kenneth? The left seven on one. I just listened to you. My penis gets hard. Oh, that’s weird. <laugh>. Alright.

John Young (13:39):


Sevan Matossian (13:39):

You. Uh, okay. Um, Arturo to, uh, those are the guys in the bottom. Are are all those guys out? Let’s just take a peek at these. Are those dudes toast? Page two. Page two, dudes.

John Young (13:51):

Yeah. Yeah. Well, maybe not. I mean, but who,

Sevan Matossian (13:57):

Where was Sydnee Wells at the end of, uh, at the end of day one? Was she, was she on page two?

John Young (14:02):

No, she was like 40th.

Sevan Matossian (14:04):

Okay. Sorry gentlemen. Brandon. Huh? I would’ve loved it. Uh, if you would’ve made it, I would’ve loved to said your name.

John Young (14:11):


Sevan Matossian (14:12):

Uh, for

John Young (14:13):

Another, uh, you didn’t even say his first name, right? Brian <laugh>. That’s ultimate disrespect. That’s,

Sevan Matossian (14:23):

That was on accident. Uh, okay. Um, let’s go, let’s go back up to the, let’s start at the bottom, this time of page, page one, and work our way up. We always start at the top, right? Uh, uh, Leono Franco, someone, uh, either John or Brian had him as a top 10 finish.

John Young (14:46):

It was me. That was

Tyler Wilkins (14:47):

John. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>.

John Young (14:48):


Sevan Matossian (14:48):

Problem. Um, John. John though. He he’s working his way up, right? 55th and 30th.

John Young (14:53):

Yeah. He needed to do better on this though, uh, to make any kind of a run. Um, I still think he’s, he’s very fit, but, and I did not, I did not think he’d be one of those guys that just couldn’t move the sled. And he couldn’t, it ripped him up. But he needed to be like, at least top 10 on this, on this workout. He’s a gymnastics. Um, strength is a strength of his. So I thought he’d be better in this, but he wasn’t. I don’t foresee him making it. I do think he’ll con constantly, little by little go up, but it’s a long way to the top.

Sevan Matossian (15:26):

Um, uh, Richie Rich, uh, John, are you gay?

John Young (15:30):

I am. Not every show.


Every show



Sevan Matossian (15:34):

Not. Thank you. <laugh>. Uh, we haven’t seen Matthew Green’s name yet, have we?

John Young (15:40):


Sevan Matossian (15:40):

No, real quick. Number 44. Um, Eric, if you took that s at the end of your last name Evans and moved it to the front, your name would be Eric Seon. That, and that would be a, uh, enormous, um, improvement. Just saying, make

John Young (15:54):

That happen. Go to the courthouse.

Sevan Matossian (15:55):

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Get that fixed. <laugh>. Uh, please. Uh, oh, wow. Wow, wow. Cross. Wow. John, you were taking a fucking ass pounding right now in the comics, <laugh> <laugh>, a guy named Avocado Nuts says, uh, uh, John, own your sexuality. My

John Young (16:15):

You’re being, what, what’s that called? Therapy. Where? Conversion therapy. You’re having conversion therapy in the comments. Right now,


I’m being converted to gay. Convert straight to gay.

Sevan Matossian (16:25):

Do you know the difference between boys and girls we’re so different? Al although I sweated yesterday’s show with Danielle, Brandon and I realized it came off the tracks a little bit, and, and it, it got a little awkward. We fucking, so we acknowledged that fucking Colton could be in the adaptive class today. And we’re calling John Gay <laugh> Fucking, that, that is so much crazier than anything that happened in yesterday’s show. Talking about, uh, ni I mean, it’s just fucking nuts. Boys are, this is a ruthless, uh, ruthless crew. And look at Poor John’s at the top of the tower too. All eyes on him. 41 Tu Magda. Uh, anyone want to, uh, gimme what’s the low down on him? Uh, Tyler, can he still go to the CrossFit games?

John Young (17:05):

I’m saying Negatory. I mean, there’s a slight outside chance, but I mean, tomorrow’s gonna be a good day for him. But no, I don’t think he’s going

Sevan Matossian (17:14):

Spend, do you agree? Not just based on a score, what you know about how good he is? Also, how strong he’s, I mean, he’s gonna have two good events, right? Snatching.

Tyler Wilkins (17:22):

He should have, he should start out strong with Linda. I don’t, and he’ll, he’ll probably get top three on the snatch. Um, I’m not sure on the, on the run piece of it. So I, I think he’s gonna just miss out. I think that 57th is just too much to overcome.

Sevan Matossian (17:38):

Um, bill, what is, uh, Tudor telling himself now? Is he, is he convincing himself that, uh, he’ll still be in the game? Uh, he has

Bill Grundler (17:45):

To convince himself that the, the weird thing is, is he is such a strong athlete and has such a strong athlete have such a hard time moving the sled. Like that’s just such a weird, I mean, unless there was a malfunction with the sled somewhere. It’s, it’s with him being able to move the weight, as much weight as he can compared to the, the field here, I, I wouldn’t have thought he would’ve done that bad unless he figured that that was some sort of a fluke. And maybe he’s telling himself that cuz he is gonna have to, he’s gonna have to swing for the fences. Take time.

Sevan Matossian (18:14):

Uh, Richie Rich with more kind comments. Tutor needing a DIY change. Little fussy, uh, John, why would a big strong guy, uh, have trouble moving the uh, uh, this is John’s wife. I can assure you he is not gay. That’s fine. <laugh>.

John Young (18:30):


Chase Ingraham (18:30):

Lemme know. When John’s mom enters the chat, he

Sevan Matossian (18:33):

Protest this too much. Or what’s the line? Hey, John. Uh, why would a big strong guy have trouble moving this sled, Mr. Young?

John Young (18:42):

I, uh, for equipment? I dunno.

Sevan Matossian (18:45):

<laugh>. No, no, no. Not, not. Why would a man be gay? I said, why would he have trouble moving Sled a

Chase Ingraham (18:50):

Strong equipment or faulty equipment is also a good answer to that question.

Sevan Matossian (18:53):

Who, who

John Young (18:54):

Sent that video of the, the sled folding under each other?

Sevan Matossian (18:58):

I cannot tell you. I cannot. It was

John Young (18:59):

Anthony Davis or somebody like that sled. It was amazing. Yeah. I mean, it was underneath itself.

Sevan Matossian (19:07):


Bill Grundler (19:08):

Hun of shit.

Sevan Matossian (19:09):

Serious. Uh, but, but in all seriousness, John, do you have any explanation for that? I i Is it, is it enough just to be strong? Can you just be strong? Could what if he just has shitty technique? What if he just didn’t have any?

John Young (19:18):

What if fatigue. You have to know how to pull it too. Uh, the, the announcer, I don’t know who it was. It might’ve been Chase, but it might, wasn’t listening very hard. But the way Brent Vikki <laugh> the way, the way

Sevan Matossian (19:31):

I’m kicking you. Cause you’re at the bottom Chase, look at you down there with your glass of wine. The

John Young (19:34):

Way Falkowski pulls the sled is very efficient. And if you’re, if you’re like trying to side pull it, which I don’t know why anybody would do it, but that, but if they’re, oh my gosh, family <laugh> offer you

Sevan Matossian (19:47):

<laugh>. Give one. Be cool. Be cool.

Chase Ingraham (19:52):

The last time I was sitting in the chat, I didn’t know it. His mom and I was talking like,

Bill Grundler (19:55):

Mad shit. Mad shit to her. <laugh>. Geez.

Sevan Matossian (19:58):

Please guys. No, do not, do not.

John Young (20:02):

So, uh, my parents are very strength biased and Chase is very cardio biased. Whether he likes to admit it or not. Yeah. And they, my mom was in the comments and then Chase was like, look at your open score. You are trash <laugh>. Why are

Sevan Matossian (20:15):

You talking on him?

John Young (20:16):

And like, it was, had no idea. And I’m on the podcast and just, just,

Sevan Matossian (20:23):

Who was saying that? My mom

Bill Grundler (20:24):

Chase was to his mom saying it

Sevan Matossian (20:26):

To my mom. Oh. Oh, geez, Jesus.

Bill Grundler (20:27):

And then all of a sudden, John, this is how John tells us. Yeah, that’s my mom. We’re like, why are you fucking with us like that? That’s my mom. We’re like, shit. <laugh>,

Sevan Matossian (20:39):

Uh, on behalf of the Sev podcast, uh, everyone behave. Uh, when with John’s mom. That is, uh, if, if that’s true, if it’s not true, still behave. I’d rather be wrong.

John Young (20:48):

Why? Tell them to not tune in when I’m on here.

Chase Ingraham (20:53):


Sevan Matossian (20:53):

Hijacked the show. John brought his mom to the podcast. Um, uh, I can’t even read this guy’s name now I know that John’s mom is here. Uh, Mr. Uh, uh, Cumins, uh, the fact that Brent beat Justin in muscle ups. Oh, you’re getting ahead of us. The fact that Brent beat Justin in muscle ups pistols, burpees workout is insane. Like, what? That shouldn’t happen. Oh, welcome. Chase Chase. Uh, take that one. Is it completely insane? Is is it just like, wait, what, what happened? No.

Chase Ingraham (21:20):

You, you got a meticulous athlete dissecting a ring complex that he probably spent weeks doing every day. Maybe not every day, but no.

Sevan Matossian (21:30):

When you say doing every day, you mean doing in his mind every day tinkering with, oh,

Chase Ingraham (21:33):

That, but you know, he’ll probably go to the garage and just perfect it. It’s like, what’s the best position for my toes to be in the rings? Is it through the middle? Is it to my fingertips at the rings? Or is it above the top? What gives me the best backswing for my ring muscle? Is it better receive high on top of the rings or a little bit lower so I don’t have to pull as hard? How’s that second dip gonna feel? Am I gonna jam up? Am I gonna drop my hips a little bit? Or am I gonna lock my elbows out and push back like some of these people do? Like he just probably tore that thing apart piece by piece and set himself up for the best they could possibly be.

Sevan Matossian (22:00):

Did you hear him talk about how he was, uh, prepping, uh, for the sled pool, all the different weights he used? I mean, did you guys hear that? That whole pitch he

Bill Grundler (22:10):

Gave? Yeah. Yeah.

John Young (22:11):

I bet Tutor didn’t use those same weights. <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (22:15):

Oh, you mean, you mean he didn’t, you mean, uh, didn’t do what Vikki did? Yeah. I mean, I think Vikki said he, he was pulling three 90 so that he could, uh, create an environment where he couldn’t pull the sled and try to like, Hey, what am I gonna do if this happens?

Bill Grundler (22:28):

Which is smart because since nobody knew what that, that sled was gonna feel like, you don’t know what the friction’s gonna be like. You don’t know how hard it’s gonna be to break it from a stop position. So you wanna be able to overdo it to the point where it’s like, okay, no matter what the friction is, I’ll be able to pull it. But that’s the way Brent does. I mean, he, he doesn’t go just for the one side. He’s gonna pick it apart all the way. So it’s like, oh, if it’s easy to move it, I’ll do it this way. If it’s heavy, I can move it like this. But what’s most efficient? If I need to get that thing moving somehow, cuz it’s, it’s stuck to the floor, how am I gonna do it? And that’s, I mean, that’s the whole professor thing. I mean, he analyzes every piece to get the most efficient performance for himself. And what I like is that he does it for him. Doesn’t give a shit about what everyone else is doing. He can see what people are doing and where the hangups are, but then he directs it all to his body type, his strengths, his weaknesses, and goes from there.

Sevan Matossian (23:22):

Uh, gray Ghost, uh, $5, sending money from the shower. Oh, that’s kind of cool. Uh, let’s go back to the list. Let’s get back on track before someone else, um, throws us off again and gets it. Okay. We talked about Tu Magda, um, uh, not looking good for him. <laugh>. Um, let’s keep, let’s keep scrolling. There we go. Uh, Logan Ewing, uh, training partner with Roman Koff over there at the Mayhem Empire, 22 years old, young Hungary, uh, comes, uh, had a pretty bad injury earlier in the year. Uh, any chance? Uh, this is, this is that spot that we were talking about, the JR was talking about, right? These guys in this kind of, in this 36 range. Um, can can they come back? Is he still in the game?

John Young (24:08):

He’d need four top tens or two home runs and two Twentieths.

Chase Ingraham (24:13):

I don’t think he’s capable of any runs in

John Young (24:15):

This field. I I don’t either. But like, that’s what he would need, right? To make it at this point,

Sevan Matossian (24:28):

I’m gonna have to give you your money back. I’m gonna have to give you your

John Young (24:30):

Money back. I, I would prefer we go back and just talk about who I look like than this <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (24:35):

Me too.

John Young (24:36):

Me too. This is

Chase Ingraham (24:37):


Sevan Matossian (24:38):

Is uncomfortable. I know this is, this is that Okay. Uh, Anthony Davis, uh, the big man, um, capable of some truly remarkable feats, not just big man feats. A 32nd, 29th. Uh, we know he is gonna have a couple good events. Uh, what is he gonna get? Be top 20 by the end of the week.

Chase Ingraham (24:55):

He’ll have a great day tomorrow. Yeah.

John Young (24:57):

He’ll, I’ll be top 20 by the end of Saturday.

Chase Ingraham (25:00):


Tyler Wilkins (25:01):

So, so

John Young (25:01):

Something probably top 15.

Tyler Wilkins (25:03):

Something to keep in mind. If you look at North America East and what it took to get ninth place, it took about 500 points.

Chase Ingraham (25:11):

Nine average of ninth per event. Yeah. So

Sevan Matossian (25:15):

Say that one more time for me. Mr. Spin.

Tyler Wilkins (25:17):

So ninth place in North America, east I think had 507 points. 500 somewhere around there. So you’re looking at five events, 500 points available. Anthony Davis would need 440 points.

Chase Ingraham (25:30):

Ah, five events.

Sevan Matossian (25:32):

God, do you really know how to fucking put a knife in a guy? Sorry, <laugh>, that math shit.

John Young (25:36):

But so the next three events though, I think he’ll be on track for that.

Sevan Matossian (25:40):

You do? Oh yeah. Yeah. So the next three, okay.

John Young (25:43):

Yeah, it’s the other two that, you know, he probably, so the, in the last day he will still theoretically be in the running. It’s just that gymnastic workout will put him out of the running most

Sevan Matossian (25:53):

Likely. Well, but wait a second. Can Anthony Davis win event seven Chase?

Chase Ingraham (25:57):


Sevan Matossian (25:58):

Really? He can’t, he can’t crush that bike and then throw that standby.

Chase Ingraham (26:02):

It’s too many toes tomorrow. No shot? No. Alright. Those,

John Young (26:05):

If Roman, if Roman can’t do it, unbroken. Anthony Davis isn’t doing it. Unbroken.

Chase Ingraham (26:08):

Well, Anthony Davis probably won’t do 15, 12 seconds on the first round, but yes. <laugh>,

Sevan Matossian (26:15):

Um, uh, Anthony, uh, tpa CrossFit is two, uh, sorry, CrossFit cannot afford to fly Chase, uh, to California. And so they went with the great Tommy Marquez. There you go. Alright. That’s minor edit. Minor edit. That’s what I, I was never an editor, but I always wanted to be one. I am hop, uh, Davis gonna win three and four.

Chase Ingraham (26:35):


Sevan Matossian (26:35):

Uh, Mr. Young. No, no.

John Young (26:37):

He won’t win. He won’t win. Linda

Chase Ingraham (26:39):

Four, maybe

John Young (26:41):

He should win four.

Chase Ingraham (26:42):

He win four. He’s not gonna win. Five. Four is his best shot for the most points for the weekend.

Sevan Matossian (26:48):

Uh, do they get prize money if they win in an event?

Chase Ingraham (26:51):

No, I don’t think it’s anything else. No.

Sevan Matossian (26:55):

All right. Uh, let’s keep going Mr. Beaver. Now we’re crossing the halfway mark. We’re getting into the top 30 athletes. And, and let me stop right here. Oh, there we go. Let’s stop there. Matthew Green. Number 18. Oh, a fourth and a 50th.

Chase Ingraham (27:17):


John Young (27:18):

Some extremes.

Chase Ingraham (27:20):

<laugh>, you wore the wrong shorts for test two <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (27:24):

Hey, could that just be a workout that’s like just a guy’s, uh, um, Achilles and, and, and, and we see top 10 finishes the rest of the week from, uh, Matthew Green. I

John Young (27:34):

Think more likely answer is that the first workout was a


Massive strength.



Chase Ingraham (27:40):


John Young (27:42):

So I could see like a lot of 30th from here on out. Yeah. 20 and thir. 20 to 40th in between those rangers.

Chase Ingraham (27:50):

How’s his strength?

John Young (27:52):

Oh, I, uh, Brian said he’s strong, but that’s, he very, very, uh, vague. That’s always What do you

Sevan Matossian (27:58):

Expect from the California hormones?

Chase Ingraham (28:01):

T supposed to help that.

John Young (28:03):

I mean, he weighs 2 25. He should be strong

Chase Ingraham (28:06):

And he should be good at Linda.

John Young (28:08):


Sevan Matossian (28:10):

Uh, Andrew Hiller says he’s a stallion. Uh, he’s going to uh, smack Linda. Don’t worry. <laugh>. I dunno if you’re allowed to say that about that workout, but fine. <laugh>, uh, Philip Kelly is also in the house there in Pasadena. Uh, he’s a legit stallion, as Hiller said. I also think Rosie has a good point here. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Uh, we are not too,

John Young (28:29):

Uh, Linda’s not just about being strong.

Chase Ingraham (28:32):

That’s what I’m saying.

John Young (28:33):

It’s very Fitnessy.

Chase Ingraham (28:35):

Right. And you got fourth in the first test, which

Sevan Matossian (28:39):

Is strength.

John Young (28:40):

Strength keeps you in the game. Fitness makes you win that game.

Chase Ingraham (28:44):

Oh, that’s good. <laugh>.

John Young (28:46):

He said that in the mirror before he came on, like,

Chase Ingraham (28:48):

Yeah, <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (28:51):

Sarah Cox going to support him tomorrow. Sarah Cox in the house in Pasadena. Awesome. Damn, damn, damn, damn. All right. Uh, let’s keep going. Matthew Green. Oh, where will Matthew Green finish? Is he too much of an unknown? You think he’s gonna be top, top 15 you think he only goes down from here? Only up from here. Was

John Young (29:11):

He on anyone’s top 10?


No, no, no.

Chase Ingraham (29:15):

Probably. I think he ends up probably around there where

Sevan Matossian (29:18):

He is sitting right now. I

John Young (29:19):

Can actually see if it he was on Hill’s top 10. Lemme check

Chase Ingraham (29:22):


John Young (29:23):

No, he doesn’t have very many Instagram followers. So he’s not on Hill’s Top 10 <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (29:32):

Oh my goodness. And you’re, uh, John, is this a family member?

John Young (29:35):

No, that’s, it’s not John


Pillar has him in 12th.

Chase Ingraham (29:41):

Wait, wait, what’s, what’s his mom’s avatar? Who’s, why? Why? No, no, no, no. Chase. We’re trying to get away from that Chase. No, no, no. Pull it out. Hey, he brought this on himself. Oh no. What was the other avatar you just pulled up? What was the previous comment? Judy? Re sloth. Sloth. Yes, it’s you. There you are. I.

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