Jedidiah Snelson | Wheel WOD

Sevan Matossian (00:03):

Bam. We’re live just like that. Hair down. Hair wet. I’m going to shit. I’m going to start the show. Hey. Hey everyone. Good morning, David. What’s up, dude? Augustus. Hey, Mike. Christine Iota. Hey, good morning guys. What’s today? Sunday, Saturday, Sunday. Sunday. November 26th. Sunday. Can you guys hear me okay? Do I dare start the show with a phone call? I know you guys are like, where’s Jada? Where is he? He’s near, trust me. He’s near. Okay, here we go. Let’s see if we can start the show. The phone call a first Savon podcast. First to start the show with the phone call. Audio is good. Always. Just a little nice from Mike McCaskey. A little confirmation. Don’t worry. Aya will fix that when he calls from his tin. Can. Don’t worry, don’t worry. He will make sure to challenge you all. Just me and Jedediah this morning. Talking about guys who work out with missing parts. Let me see. Let me see. Tell me if you can hear this call, let me know. Oh, it’s not a good sign. We’re not off to a good start. We’re not off to a good start. It should be ringing. It’s not shit.

Speaker 2 (01:56):

Please leave your message for seven.

Sevan Matossian (01:59):

Damn. Alright, fine. I tried. I tried. Lemme try one more time. God, you guys are patient. Good job. Turn Bluetooth off. Turn Bluetooth on. Connect the road caster. Go back to the phone. Okay, here we go. One more try. Oh, I hear it. You hear it Jetted. I You hear it? Oh yeah. Look at that. I see jetted eye like I normally see Caleb. Come on. Come on, come on, come on, come on. It’s working. I see you. Kenneth. I see you. Please. Your message for Hi.

Jedidiah Snelson (03:04):


Sevan Matossian (03:05):

I appreciate your patience.

Jedidiah Snelson (03:06):

Yeah, no worries.

Sevan Matossian (03:08):

A friend of mine is on a long drive from Naples to Nashville this morning, and so I know, you know when someone’s in the car they’ll talk to anyone. Yeah. So I thought for sure she would answer.

Jedidiah Snelson (03:24):

She must have the music cranked up and can’t hear the phone.

Sevan Matossian (03:27):

No, she’s having fucking phone sex with Matt Torres right now. She ain’t answering from me. She don’t want me asking her about her nipple piercings. Yeah, yeah. What’s up dude? Not

Jedidiah Snelson (03:45):

A whole lot. Just trying to get things ready to, I hit the road here Tuesday morning.

Sevan Matossian (03:51):

Hey, your audio is actually better today.

Jedidiah Snelson (03:54):

Yeah, well I figured that out last time I got this headset.

Sevan Matossian (03:57):

Oh, that’s right. Okay. Sounds great. Yeah,

Jedidiah Snelson (04:00):

You were in the tin can last

Sevan Matossian (04:02):

Time. How dare I, oh, what’s the deal? What’s Tuesday? Wheel Wat starting? Oh, wait, before we go there, what happened in Spain? You went to Spain for a month and I thought maybe you were going to stay there.

Jedidiah Snelson (04:14):

So we were there for five weeks. I did compete in Barcelona while I was there, but more the plan was we rented an apartment in a part of the city that was more residential. We just wanted to test it out because we are well. So after doing that, we are going to move there.

Sevan Matossian (04:32):

You are doing that?

Jedidiah Snelson (04:33):

Yeah. Yeah. It’s still going to be a little bit, probably three and a half years. My daughter really wants to finish out high school. She has a close group of tight friends that she wants to go through that experience with. And we have a pretty good school system here in Idaho overall.

Sevan Matossian (04:50):

Where in Idaho are you?

Jedidiah Snelson (04:52):

Meridian, which is basically Boise.

Sevan Matossian (04:55):

Damn dude, you’re an item. That’s awesome.

Jedidiah Snelson (04:58):

Yeah, you need to tell all your friends to quit coming here.

Sevan Matossian (05:01):

Yeah, I hear you. Hey, when you move to Spain, will you keep your house and just rent it out and that’ll be help fund your trip?

Jedidiah Snelson (05:11):

Yeah, we, we’ll just do long-term rental with it at that point and probably work find, we have some property managers that we’re acquainted with that we’ll get settled with. And yeah, we’ll just keep, because we’re not committed to going there. We’re just committed there to going long-term like three years, maybe five years. See how it goes. So my wife lived in Europe for a long time. She’s a military bratt. Her dad was Air Force and so she spent middle school junior high and Italy and Germany, and she just loved Europe. And so I was like, well, I’ve never been. And so we went the first time I competed in Barcelona, we went for 10 days and I absolutely loved it. I fell in love with Spain and yeah, it’s been great. And so we’re like, well, let’s actually test this living there to see what it’s like to see if it is as good as we think it is. And it’s great. I mean, Barcelona. Barcelona, the weather is like San Diego all year round, and so I’m tired of winter here in Idaho. Snow and wheelchairs do not mix.

Sevan Matossian (06:19):

Oh shit. Oh shit. You change your tires. Anything crazy like that or wheels or are they’re snow tired? No,

Jedidiah Snelson (06:24):

No, I don’t go that far. I just don’t go go out a lot. I have the gym here at home, so I just do more at home. And if it’s really, we don’t get a lot of snow here, but I mean, the weather in Idaho is really random. There’s two mountain ranges that sit on either side of a valley, and so it’s like if you watched it from a radar, it’s like pong, right? It’s like you never know where the storm’s actually going to go, but when it hits us sometimes it can hit us hard. And so it just gets annoying. And I hate the cold. I’ve always hated the cold, my trains,

Sevan Matossian (06:58):

Anyone know who lives there absolutely loves it. They’re like, Hey, if I would’ve known about this place sooner, I would’ve been here sooner.

Jedidiah Snelson (07:06):

Yeah. That’s unfortunate. But anyhow,

Sevan Matossian (07:09):

Okay, you’re in. How long have you been there?

Jedidiah Snelson (07:13):

So I’ve been in Idaho since 93. My parents, so I grew up on a chicken ranch in Washington, and then when politics started going south there, my father moved us to Buell, Idaho with, which is South Central Idaho, down by Twin Falls. It’s a small, small farm town outside of Twin Falls, Idaho. So I grew up there on a heifer Ranch, dairy Heifer Ranch. And then, yeah, I moved to Mountain Home for a while. I owned an insurance agency there. And then 2006 to 2010, I was down in Southern California. I was in Temecula working in the motocross industry as a strength and conditioning coach for some of the factory riders. And so I took a small stint in Southern California. But

Sevan Matossian (08:04):

Did you have working legs from 2006 to 2010?

Jedidiah Snelson (08:08):

Yeah. Yeah. I didn’t get paralyzed until 14.

Sevan Matossian (08:11):

God, that’s fucking wild.

Jedidiah Snelson (08:13):


Sevan Matossian (08:15):

Holy shit. That’s wild. And that was a motorcycle accident?

Jedidiah Snelson (08:18):

Yeah. Yeah. So once I moved back to, so I was working as a strength and conditioning coach with some of the factory writers in Southern California. I was based down there working with the teams and whatnot, and then with Rhino, and then I got married and we had our daughter. And it’s funny, when you work in pro sports, you don’t live in the real world. You live in a bubble. And the minute we had our daughter, it was like real world, Southern California was exposed to us. You start looking at school systems and everything else. And I was just like, no. I gave that up and we moved back to Idaho. The unfortunate thing was when I moved back to Idaho, I got back into racing myself recreationally. And then, well, I shouldn’t say unfortunate because I wouldn’t change anything, but I, that’s when I got hurt anyways. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (09:15):

God. And you have one kid?

Jedidiah Snelson (09:18):

Yeah. Yeah. She just turned 15.

Sevan Matossian (09:21):

Hey, someone said Kenneth Dela says Wad Cel that week. I like that name. That makes me want to say it over and over. I like the name Wad Cel. I don’t get what Cel with Barcelona.

Jedidiah Snelson (09:31):


Sevan Matossian (09:32):

Barcelona. Yeah. What’s wrong with me? I think that’s cute.

Jedidiah Snelson (09:36):

Yeah, I think it’s creative. I think they have a great logo that they came up with that goes with it, and I think they branded it well. And that competition is blown up for only being it’s second year. There was over a thousand athletes. Dang. Yeah, so they’re doing well.

Sevan Matossian (09:54):

Barcelona. Barcelona,

Jedidiah Snelson (09:57):


Sevan Matossian (09:57):

I don’t get that one. Barcelona.

Jedidiah Snelson (09:59):

That’s how some people pronounce it.

Sevan Matossian (10:01):

Oh, it could be a drinking contest called Barcelona.

Jedidiah Snelson (10:04):

Yeah, people that think they’re

Sevan Matossian (10:08):

One of the islands right in Spain. And that’s where the girl Laura Horvat sidekick trains.

Jedidiah Snelson (10:16):

Yeah. Gabby, no, and that’s the other thing. CrossFit is freaking huge right now in Spain. It is blowing up. We talked about that before. And so there’s a really strong community. The gym that I belong to for a month while I was there at Link CrossFit, they’re just on the process of opening up their second location because their first gym is just slammed and yeah,

Sevan Matossian (10:39):

Hey, all good, safe, good access for you. Do you hate a place that only has an elevator and you’re like, fuck. Are you a first floor guy?

Jedidiah Snelson (10:51):

So ideally, yes, but we were on the fourth floor of our apartment. We did have a day where the elevator didn’t work. It was down for about an hour. Fortunately, I was on the bottom. I just couldn’t get access to my apartment. I had already left for the day, so it was just go to a coffee shop and hang out. It wasn’t bad.

Sevan Matossian (11:12):

Safe. Any robbing or

Jedidiah Snelson (11:15):

Including? No. I trust Barcelona feels safer even than Boise, Idaho does as far as our daughter. So we met some other expats. They have this great dessert shop, it’s called Lava Cakery or something like that, and it’s cupcakes and kava, and they’re from Ireland. And they had a son and a couple daughters. Their son was the same age as our daughter, and they’re like, yeah, he rides public transportation by himself to go to and from football practice or soccer and all that. We felt very comfortable there, very safe. We loved it. For me, it’s easier to get around than any American city I’ve been in, and I’ve been to quite a few. And so it is just one of those things that the weather, the weather’s appealing, the food. The food in Spain is incredible. And then the quality of food just in Europe in general is so much better. And that’s one of the big drives. And then for me, healthcare, both my wife and I are entrepreneurs. We’re both, so our medical insurance is non-existent, virtually what we pay for, and we still pay an arm and a leg, you know what I mean? And so it’s over there. We can get on a plan where we pay a hundred dollars per person and we’re fully covered.

Sevan Matossian (12:41):

Dan Guerrero, everything is better there except income, which you have over.

Jedidiah Snelson (12:48):

But my wife, her income is based here, and every country will have her. So she plans corporate retreats worldwide. She primarily works with SaaS companies where their employees are remote all over the world, and they come together once or twice a year. And so getting a visa in Spain right now is not hard anyways. But with her, we could virtually move anywhere and they’d accept her because she’ll bring income in. So

Sevan Matossian (13:21):

What will your daughter do there? Just start her life all over?

Jedidiah Snelson (13:25):

Yeah. I don’t know. I mean, based on our current plan, she’ll be 18 when we leave. So I mean, she could virtually do whatever we hope she comes with us. I could see her going to work with my wife, kind of taking over the family business. I would

Sevan Matossian (13:40):

Just walk all over Spain. I’d be like, I’d get a backpack and for six months I would, especially at least Barcelona, every morning I’d get up, get high on coffee, just drink a shit load of coffee, and I would walk the entire city for a year.

Jedidiah Snelson (13:54):

I think the five weeks we were there, I pushed easily on average two miles a day, which I don’t do here in Idaho. It was crazy. One of these things I realized it could be the same amount of time to go out and grab food here in Idaho versus their walking or rolling and going and getting the food. And I’m more aptt to just leave the apartment and go roll out here. Where here I’m like, I don’t want to get in and out of the car, so I’ll just, DoorDash. I hate getting out of the car. I be

Sevan Matossian (14:26):

I bet. Yeah. I hate doing it. I hate driving,

Jedidiah Snelson (14:30):

But if I can just go out my front door and roll down the street, I love it. It’s funny, growing up a farm, boy, I’m always like, no, I don’t want to live in the city because I need to have my freedom. Well, what I realize being in Barcelona is being in a wheelchair. The city is my freedom. I was like, I’m free. I can just go where I want. And especially the thing is why it’s so accessible is it’s a bike town. So much of the majority get around on bicycles. And so any town in Europe that way, like Copenhagen or whatever, they’re very accessible for me, but I just don’t want to do winter anymore. So that’s where Barcelona comes in, that it’s just the weather’s great.

Sevan Matossian (15:10):

Yeah, that’s an interesting point. There’s a shitload of other people there who are on wheels. And so the city’s accommodating to you.

Jedidiah Snelson (15:18):


Sevan Matossian (15:19):

Exactly. Congratulations. Thanks. I don’t know why it sounds so scary to me to get up and switch countries, but I mean, you’re doing it and you make it sound like it’s totally doable.

Jedidiah Snelson (15:31):

Well, it makes it more comfortable having my wife, she travels so much, so she’s well traveled. She’s lived in Europe, so it’s not new to her. And so that makes it a lot more comfortable for me, but we’re not figuring all this stuff out on the fly.

Sevan Matossian (15:46):

How did you do at Barcelona?

Jedidiah Snelson (15:48):

Good. I won. So it was rough. It ended up randomly

Sevan Matossian (15:54):

Only two people in your division? Yeah,

Jedidiah Snelson (15:56):

Right? No, actually, of all the adaptive divisions, my division was the largest. We had 12 athletes. Awesome.

Sevan Matossian (16:05):

Any other Americans? Any other Americans?

Jedidiah Snelson (16:07):

Yep. There was one for sure. Two other Americans in my division.

Sevan Matossian (16:14):

You kind of like it though. It would’ve been nice if you were the only one, right? I mean, two still isn’t a lot, but it’s kind of cool. You’re going over, it’s like when you go to a tournament and there, there’s five kids in my kids’ class, and I’ve driven two hours and three of the kids are from my kids’ academy. I’m like, fuck, dude. I

Jedidiah Snelson (16:28):


Sevan Matossian (16:28):

Drove fucking two hours so you can wrestle the kids. We wrestle at home.

Jedidiah Snelson (16:32):

Yeah, no. So the first year I was the only American, and that was cool, but it was okay. The first year I was really nervous because this is one of the cool things about CrossFit even versus racing. Racing, a lot of times the big guy comes across the pond and they’re like, what the hell are you doing on my turf? This is supposed to be my arena, and you show up and you’re taking my spotlight or whatever. And so I was a little bit apprehensive the first year that they were going to be stick to the American competitions or whatever, you know what I mean? You’re just coming and cherry picking or whatever. And they were pumped. The other competitors and everybody were pumped that I was there and that I had taken the time to travel to be at their competition. And so that was cool.


And so I really had a great time. So I definitely wanted to go back and yeah, it was great this year. We had a little bit of weather the first day, but other than that, well, and then the weather, we had some rain the first day, so we did have one event get canceled the evening. The evening event got canceled. But other than that, it was great. It was super, it actually ended up being one of the hottest weekends of the year there. And the humidity because of the rain before was crazy. And so I had some serious CNS issues after one of the workouts, but other than that, it was fun.

Sevan Matossian (17:55):

A nervous system?

Jedidiah Snelson (17:56):

Yeah. Yeah, because my body doesn’t regulate heat. And it was a really cool workout, actually. I loved the concept. I’d never done anything. So it was just to get into it real quick, it was really cool workout. It was four rounds. It was every four minutes on the minute, but you were only allowed to work for three of the four minutes, so you were forced to have a one minute rest. And ours was 3, 2, 1, go. And it was 21 deadlifts, kettlebell deadlifts, nine calories on the assault bike, and then nine U-turns around a 20 inch box.

Sevan Matossian (18:30):

Wait, wait, nine calories on the assault bike?

Jedidiah Snelson (18:32):


Sevan Matossian (18:33):

They take the seat off and you’re like this?

Jedidiah Snelson (18:35):

No, you’re in the front. So we go up to the front of the bike. So we’re straddling the fan, and then somebody, the judge stands on the back.

Sevan Matossian (18:46):

Have you seen the other way the, the Athena shows it in her larger body seminar. Have you seen that way of doing it?

Jedidiah Snelson (18:53):

Where they turn it up, they sit the bike up on its seat, and so the handles are up and you kind of go this way instead.

Sevan Matossian (19:01):

Honestly, I forget how they did it, but they took the seat off. I don’t think they stand the bike up, but they do it from the back. It’s crazy. It’s crazy creative. I’ll find it. I’ll find a video of it and send it to you. It’s crazy creative. It’s better than getting in the front. I think once people see that, I probably shouldn’t give it away. It’s like one of the best parts of her seminar. You’re like, oh shit, I never thought of that.

Jedidiah Snelson (19:21):

Well, but however, these are people that could still possibly stand or can use their legs, and so they might be able to put theirselves in a position that we can’t, so you know what I mean?

Sevan Matossian (19:32):

So sorry. 21 deadlift nine cows on assault bike. What’s the next movement?

Jedidiah Snelson (19:37):

Nine U-Turn around the box. So anyways, it was a workout. It took about. Yeah. Have you ever seen ’em? They’re actually pretty

Sevan Matossian (19:48):

Calculated going around a box on a

Jedidiah Snelson (19:51):

No. So you go to one side of the box, you have to spin around 180 before going to the next side of the box.

Sevan Matossian (20:00):

You turn a wheel chair, CrossFit. Oh, I don’t know. There’s actually a video. God, there’s videos for everything.

Jedidiah Snelson (20:10):


Sevan Matossian (20:12):

I thought there was no chance in hell I’d find this. Okay, here we go.

Jedidiah Snelson (20:16):


Sevan Matossian (20:17):


Jedidiah Snelson (20:17):

Mute. So yeah, so you’re forced to 180 around the box to go to the other side.

Sevan Matossian (20:23):


Jedidiah Snelson (20:24):

It’s actually a move that came from wheelchair basketball because when someone goes to cut on you, it’s quicker to U-turn block them from one side to the other than just trying to cut around them.

Sevan Matossian (20:36):

Do you know this guy right here?

Jedidiah Snelson (20:39):

I don’t.

Sevan Matossian (20:42):

I just assume black guys, wheelchair guys just know you guys.

Jedidiah Snelson (20:46):

We all know each other. That

Sevan Matossian (20:47):

Would make me sick right there.

Jedidiah Snelson (20:50):

No, it’s not too bad. You’re going back and forth, so you’re spinning both directions.

Sevan Matossian (20:54):

I’m 50. I can’t do that. I can’t do that.

Jedidiah Snelson (20:57):

So anyways, what was cool about the workout is you were forced to sprint every round because every round was separate points. So if that whole event was a hundred points, each round was individually 25 points. So you had to, there was no, we’ll just build a lead and then your accumulated time, you can just pace everybody. Each round was scored individually, so you had to go all out every round. And I mean, we’re right on the waterfront on black mats. It was 80 plus degrees with crazy humidity, and you’re just doing these sprints. I mean, to give you an idea, the first sprint I did in 1 42, and then by the last sprint it took me 2 33. Yeah, it was like it a good toll. Have ever seen

Sevan Matossian (21:48):

Anyone pass out in a wheelchair? Like we saw Car Saunders pass out or you ever seen anyone? No. Oh, why can’t you regulate heat?

Jedidiah Snelson (21:57):

Because my circulation, your legs are your main blood pumpers. So my circulation is slow, and so I’m a bit of a snake. I have to watch temperature both hot and cold because I can’t regulate my Yeah, which is fortunate because not everybody does.

Sevan Matossian (22:13):

You mean not everyone in your situation?

Jedidiah Snelson (22:15):

Correct. Yeah. Not everybody in a wheelchair has the ability that that still functions and that they can still sweat. Quads are really bad. A lot of them that work out, they carry a spray bottle with them so they can create their own sweat basically to keep themselves cooled down.

Sevan Matossian (22:34):

I don’t know if I should fucking do this. Seon, you literally preach that all Palestinians can easily leave every day. Now you can’t imagine at first you’ve taken that out of context. You douche nozzle. Second of all, don’t talk to me about fucking travel. I could pick any random week in my the fucking life, and I traveled more than you. You dingdong in crazy fucking places. Crazy fucking places. I drove all over fucking Central America. I walked in Africa, been all over fucking African places. That would scare any of you motherfuckers.

Jedidiah Snelson (23:15):

Yeah. And what the media portrays is what’s accessible is not true. What, for example, during Covid, they say you couldn’t travel places unless you were vaccinated and all this stuff. My wife traveled the entire time during Covid and countries where they had vaccination regulations because she worked in travel and tourism and they were hurting. They’d let her in. No problem. We’ll make an exception. Yeah. Most of the time, even what they report about what is or what’s open for travel is not true. It’s more open than you think.

Sevan Matossian (23:49):

Iota. He’s comfortable in one of the greatest states in this country. Yeah, very triggered. Thank you. You triggered. I’m very triggered. Also triggered. I got triggered to 15 times, 15 minutes ago. It had already traveled from my neck to my back to my anus. Very triggered. Douche. I’m never coming to the aisle of, man. God, that would be a shitty place to be in a wheelchair.

Jedidiah Snelson (24:17):


Sevan Matossian (24:18):

They probably don’t have anything there. And they just got that one road that goes around the island. Have you been to Hawaii? Yeah. Does Hawaii suck for wheelchairs?

Jedidiah Snelson (24:29):

Yes. I mean, when you’re in the condo communities or whatever, you can get around there fine. But outside of that, yeah, the beach, I can’t stand the beach. It’s so hard getting around the sand and whatnot.

Sevan Matossian (24:43):

I am trying to think. One of the, I’m trying to think. Maui or one of the islands has a cool bike trail around a shitload of the island. I guess that would be kind of cool.

Jedidiah Snelson (24:51):

I’ve just been on the big island, Kona and whatnot.

Sevan Matossian (24:53):

Hey, do you have an electric wheelchair?

Jedidiah Snelson (24:56):

Well, no. Not like you would think of an electric wheelchair. I do have what’s called a, the company’s not a wheelchair and it’s called a rig. It’s basically just like an e-bike, but it’s just four wheels. And it’s electric powered,

Sevan Matossian (25:13):

It’s called. It’s not a wheelchair. Oh yeah,

Jedidiah Snelson (25:15):

The company. Yeah, yeah,

Sevan Matossian (25:16):

Yeah. You have that. Yeah. Oh, that’s nice.

Jedidiah Snelson (25:19):

So it allows me to get around without killing myself. Because one of the issues I had is training. CrossFit, like I do, is I’m always tired on the weekends and stuff. I got to rest my body of the volume. I do. So we got this thing because it is all electric, and so I play golf with it or I’ll go hiking.

Sevan Matossian (25:41):

You play golf?

Jedidiah Snelson (25:42):


Sevan Matossian (25:43):

How do you do that?

Jedidiah Snelson (25:45):

So with this rig, I’ve played regular golf from a special cart that they have. But with this rig, what I do is I play fling golf. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen Fling Golf?

Sevan Matossian (25:54):


Jedidiah Snelson (25:56):

It’s a newer version. Some guys back east came up with it. It’s really cool. It’s like golf and lacrosse combined. It’s these long shafted golf clubs where it’s got a scoop on the end and you put the golf ball in there and it’s actually blowing up fling golf. It’s like a lot of able bodies do it. Brian French should check it out. He’d probably be interested in a lot with his disc golf passions.

Sevan Matossian (26:20):

He could commentate the world championships. Oh shit. Look at that.

Jedidiah Snelson (26:25):


Sevan Matossian (26:27):

Hey. Oh, it has two handles.

Jedidiah Snelson (26:30):

Yeah, I went up to cour. Yeah, I took it this summer and I went up to cour. We did the Hiawatha Trail. Yeah. Outside of Cour. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (26:42):

You ever roll that thing?

Jedidiah Snelson (26:44):

Not yet. I’m sure I will. I like to test the limits.

Sevan Matossian (26:51):

How fast does it go? Over 10 miles an hour

Jedidiah Snelson (26:54):

Up to 13.

Sevan Matossian (26:55):

Oh shit. Okay. Yeah. Crazy. Alright, cool. Yeah. Will you take that to Spain?

Jedidiah Snelson (27:05):

Hopefully. If we can figure out how. Yeah, that’d be great.

Sevan Matossian (27:09):

God, that thing’s dope. Yeah, you kind of need that.

Jedidiah Snelson (27:13):


Sevan Matossian (27:15):

And then what you could do is you could go five miles away from your house, unload your chair, roll around a couple miles and not be like, fuck, how am I going to, I’m exhausted at, how am I going to wheel back five miles now? Then you just throw it in the back of that thing and roll.

Jedidiah Snelson (27:31):


Sevan Matossian (27:32):

Yeah. That’s cool. God, I’ve never seen one of those. Okay. Wheel wad. Wheel wads, like the premier event, right? The winner. They’re the ones who got the contract to host the CrossFit games this year.

Jedidiah Snelson (27:47):


Sevan Matossian (27:48):

Let’s start there before. So what are the dates for Wheel Wad?

Jedidiah Snelson (27:52):

For this year? Yeah. November 30th through the third. So we’ll compete Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Okay. It’s upcoming weekend.

Sevan Matossian (28:02):

Okay. So in four days it starts to December. What did you say? The third?

Jedidiah Snelson (28:07):

The third? Yeah. Okay. Thursday through Sunday.

Sevan Matossian (28:10):

And this is in the adaptive community. Is this considered equivalent to winning the CrossFit games?

Jedidiah Snelson (28:18):

It’s considered greater, to be honest. No shit. Okay. I mean, there may be somebody, if you ask somebody, would I rather win the CrossFit games for Adaptive or would I rather Will win wa? You might get some people because of the clout and the metal, whatever. But I mean, if you compare three weeks of the open to our divisions at least, that didn’t get to go to the actual in-person games versus 12 events over four days. Which one do you think is a better test of fitness to actually solidify

Sevan Matossian (28:51):

Who’s And do the competitors come out for this? The competition’s as stiff as the game. Yeah, like Rogue. No one could argue that rogue’s not as competitive as the games.

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Sevan Matossian (29:00):

And so all the pipe hitters come to this?

Jedidiah Snelson (29:04):


Sevan Matossian (29:05):


Jedidiah Snelson (29:06):


Sevan Matossian (29:07):

Okay. And then tell me about this. So these guys, the CrossFit games is dividing up. It looks like it’s only going to be individual who have their own event. And then it looks like adaptive and then age group are going to have their own events. And this company Wheel Wad is this Kevin O’s company.

Jedidiah Snelson (29:26):

So he’s part owner now. It was originally founded and started by Chris Denberg who has a CrossFit industry up outside of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.

Sevan Matossian (29:36):

Okay. Tell me the name of his CrossFit gym again. I want to

Jedidiah Snelson (29:40):

CrossFit Ry. So it’s I-N-D-E-S-T-R-I.

Sevan Matossian (29:45):

Okay. Is he an adaptive athlete?

Jedidiah Snelson (29:48):

Yeah, he’s in a wheelchair.

Sevan Matossian (29:49):

Okay. Oh, that’s good. That’s kind of good that the guys who run it have your shit. Maybe you get some better shit.

Jedidiah Snelson (29:57):

Well, that’s why. So in 2000.

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