Official Rogue Invitational Day 3 Post show

Mattew Souza (00:00):

Watching them deadlift on five pound increments.

Sevan Matossian (00:03):

Bam. We’re live. Chandler’s going to need some peptides for that back.

Mattew Souza (00:08):

Yeah, he is. Me

Bill Grundler (00:09):

Too. No he’s not. No he’s

Sevan Matossian (00:12):

Not. Did you say he has

Bill Grundler (00:13):

A broken back or he

Sevan Matossian (00:14):

Had a broken back?

Bill Grundler (00:18):

It sounded like he said he had a broken back and he turned 30. I don’t know. I’m sorry. You don’t pull that with a broken back. I think it was more like his back is blown out maybe from the competition.

Mattew Souza (00:30):


Bill Grundler (00:31):

All the snatches, all of that kind of stuff. Not like he is currently competing with a broken back

Mattew Souza (00:38):

Final. I bet his shit’s so fucked up from the Army

Sevan Matossian (00:42):

Saturday. Oh, we’ll get back to that in one second. Saturday final event just occurred. Event number six, the max deadlift at the Rogue Invitational 2023 CrossFit Rogue Invitational. I don’t even know if they call it that. Do they call it that CrossFit? I can’t

Bill Grundler (00:56):

Call it that.

Mattew Souza (00:57):


Sevan Matossian (00:58):

Just the rogue invitation.

Bill Grundler (01:00):

Above and beyond dude. Above and beyond.

Sevan Matossian (01:01):

Yeah. Maybe they don’t even want to call it that. Crazy. We just saw the deadlift event. What we were referencing is Chandler Smith won the event with a 605 pound lift.

Bill Grundler (01:11):

10, 6 10,

Sevan Matossian (01:12):

But then,

Bill Grundler (01:14):

Oh, I see what you’re saying.

Sevan Matossian (01:16):

Asked, Hey, can I do five more pounds? I’m sitting here like, what the fuck? Why would anyone do that? I’m glad Kiki asked that question after because he won at 6 0 5. He beat Vellner and then Kiki asked, Hey, why did you do that? And that’s what we were discussing. He said, well, I wanted to use the crowd, the adrenaline rush. I’m 30 years old, I’ve got a broken back and this’ll be the last time I do that, I think. And so Bill and I are trying to wonder is it really broken or is it just an old guy broken or was he referencing an old injury? But either way doesn’t think he thinks those days are behind him for some reason. Right.

Bill Grundler (01:48):


Sevan Matossian (01:49):

That’s bullshit.

Bill Grundler (01:50):

I think. Okay, everyone not bullshit. Everyone that’s out there feels 30 when they hit 30. I get that whole thing. I understand. As an old guy myself, I get that. I think honestly it’s like he isn’t where he wants to be as far as placing wise. And if you have a shot to gain momentum, not just win, but where you have the crowd is all on you. And I think he’s one of those guys that needs that because he doesn’t always get that. You know what I mean?

Sevan Matossian (02:20):

Yeah, yeah, yeah. He’s never made it to the top tier is what you’re saying. And so when he can’t,

Bill Grundler (02:26):

He’s expected to be there a lot of times and he always seems to fumble the ball. So this is his event.

Mattew Souza (02:34):

He does this

Sevan Matossian (02:35):


Mattew Souza (02:36):

Chandler time,

Sevan Matossian (02:37):

Like he said at the end, that’s his party trick.

Bill Grundler (02:39):

A hundred percent.

Mattew Souza (02:40):

Okay. Hundred percent. And I think the back thing was totally just tongue in cheek. I don’t think he was referencing anything serious. I think he was like, and I just blew my back out. So there you go.

Sevan Matossian (02:50):

And do you think that’s too harsh to say he hasn’t been to the top tier? Is there a level above? No. Okay.

Bill Grundler (02:56):

I don’t think it is.

Sevan Matossian (02:57):

Okay. You

Bill Grundler (02:58):

What? I know what’s crazy about him is here’s a guy who is, I mean literally he’s a warrior. He was one of our soldiers and he’s a god dang action hero. You look at him and I remember having he unreal balls, unreal that look almost as big as him. The He-Man guy was almost the same size as him, but he always had, I mean he was a wrestler. He always had this element of I think giving too much respect for the people that he had to go up against.

Sevan Matossian (03:30):


Bill Grundler (03:30):

It’s like he never, when he thought he should have been in the mix, he wasn’t there. And so now he’s finally getting that idea and coming in, which is great. He went big and I mean that was huge. God dang. Six 10. Come on.

Sevan Matossian (03:41):

Speaking of respect,

Bill Grundler (03:43):


Caity Henngier (03:46):

Hey, nobody trusts someone that wears sunglasses at night. I understand.

Sevan Matossian (03:50):

You’re not supposed to trust me.

Bill Grundler (03:53):


Sevan Matossian (03:54):

There was a fake Katie Henneger in the chat today. Someone who had a play on your name changed a couple of letters. I can’t remember, but I thought it was fun. I thought it was, I liked the

Caity Henngier (04:04):

Imposter. It was an imposter for

Sevan Matossian (04:07):

Sure. Chill. But they weren’t imposter. They rearranged some letters. I think even in the chat there’s often like a cave astro. I think they switched your names around. You were like Haiti kenig or something.

Caity Henngier (04:20):

He’s probably giving you more hate. Giving you more hate. Hey, how cool was that? That fucking, sorry. That fricking deadlift event.

Bill Grundler (04:28):

Yeah. Don’t cuss on this channel. Okay. Illegal cuss on this channel.

Caity Henngier (04:32):

Hey. Oh, we were just

Sevan Matossian (04:34):

Talking. Why did Chandler, do you hear Chandler’s reason for why

Bill Grundler (04:37):

He went six 10? He did the extra lift.

Caity Henngier (04:40):

He wanted to do it. Same thing he did with the log last year. He didn’t have to do it. And it’s one of those things, look at the crowd. You’re up there in front of him. It’s kind of like you want to go for it. And he’s always been like that and I really appreciate that and I really respect that as well.

Bill Grundler (04:54):

It lends

Sevan Matossian (04:55):

To the event.

Caity Henngier (04:56):

Yeah, absolutely.

Sevan Matossian (04:57):

Okay. A lot of uncomfortable questions today. Let’s start with the most uncomfortable and we’ll get easier. Has Dave’s olive oil sold out?

Caity Henngier (05:06):

I actually don’t know. I’ve been really busy. I know that it was selling well, I can say that shit.

Sevan Matossian (05:11):

I bought two of ’em, so at least he sold two. One for dad and one for me. I saw that some guy named Mitchell Hooper won the strongman

Bill Grundler (05:23):

Competition. Is there Shit is

Sevan Matossian (05:25):

Out of whack. Is ours

Bill Grundler (05:26):

Is with Tia?

Sevan Matossian (05:26):

Is that guy that good when he came in, did everyone know he was going to win?

Caity Henngier (05:30):

He’s really good and he hasn’t been in the sport that long, but he’s so athletic and I think that he’s got a long career ahead of him. But yeah, he’s heads above everybody right now.

Sevan Matossian (05:41):

Yeah. Crazy. He

Bill Grundler (05:42):

Almost doesn’t

Sevan Matossian (05:42):

Look like a strong man.

Caity Henngier (05:44):

He was running marathons like five years ago or something like that.

Bill Grundler (05:48):


Caity Henngier (05:48):

And he was a bodybuilder after that.

Sevan Matossian (05:51):

Oh, I got to dig out some of those pictures. Okay. Dual three.

Caity Henngier (05:55):


Bill Grundler (05:55):


Sevan Matossian (05:56):

Was changed and when did the changes occur?

Caity Henngier (06:01):

We changed it last night for the brief. We made the call just because of weather, potential weather and didn’t want the ropes in there for that. Obviously it changed the workout. We had the cap at like 90 seconds with the rope in there. Took it down to one 15. Obviously they were under 30 seconds. Made for a hell of a race though.

Sevan Matossian (06:23):

Did you think about replacing the rope with something or was it that not even realistic? You were stuck in that six by six foot area?

Caity Henngier (06:31):

Well, just with what we were dealing with with the weather and then wanting to keep it under a 92nd cap just to keep with what we wanted. This was the best solution. Obviously everything we’ve dealt with all week has been with what we’re dealing with, which is potential weather and keeping it safe for everybody and making sure that the competition stays intact.

Sevan Matossian (06:50):

And is, this is a dumb question, but fair question. Who gives a fuck if the rope’s wet? Is it tears their hands or they slip?

Caity Henngier (06:57):

They care and we care too. If they slip off, obviously there’s a big crash pad, but they definitely care. The athletes care.

Sevan Matossian (07:05):

We care. So it’s It’s not tearing, it’s slipping. The ropes slips,

Caity Henngier (07:07):

Slipping. It’s harder to hold. It gets really slippery.

Sevan Matossian (07:11):

All right. And I wonder, the question is maybe Bill or Su or Caleb can remind me, but there was an event, I think it was alpaca at the CrossFit games and I think Danny was in that event also and they took the rope out because of weather. Is that correct? Yeah. And that’s helped Danny out twice. I mean think about that. The gods were on her side,

Caity Henngier (07:35):

Right? Well yeah, you’re pointing out one athlete, but it’s about the whole crew. It’s not about one. We’re not pulling it because of an athlete we’re pulling

Sevan Matossian (07:42):

Because of course. No, no, no. I wasn’t suggesting she

Caity Henngier (07:45):

Just making sure that we’re all clear here.

Sevan Matossian (07:46):

Oh yeah. I don’t think she’s the table. I’m just saying it’s good. With the rope that you had in there originally, was that meant to be more of an execution piece, like a gymnastic execution piece or is it about, let’s just see, where do you think the mess up would be if you had that rope in there? What was that point of that rope?

Caity Henngier (08:08):

It was an execution piece, right. And look, we learned last year, obviously we had those overhead squats in there. They were fast, we knew they were fast. We had some judging issues that I know you guys talked about last year and we listened. We listened to the athletes.

Sevan Matossian (08:21):

Where is, see there Lane five there? If

Caity Henngier (08:23):

You look at it, we went through this dual knowing that it’s a bracket style, we want to get it right. We obviously want to make sure the times are right, limited judges on the field, they had to run up and over and if they did the rope it was going to be a controlled descent, but get off the rope and get to the sandbags. So it’s really about the up and overs in the sandbags.

Sevan Matossian (08:43):

I mean, definitely took the issue of having to judge anything out with taking the rope out of there. For sure.

Caity Henngier (08:49):

I figured you guys would like that.

Sevan Matossian (08:52):

Hey, would that be something to think about? Have you guys ever created something like that? Okay, hey there’s this event, we keep seeing it over and over, it’s a rope and it keeps getting pulled out of events because wet. What can we do to substitute it in that event that you would still go up or still give you the same stimulus? Do you guys ever is there?

Caity Henngier (09:10):

We definitely looked. We definitely looked at ropes. So if you look at the rollercoaster for the strongman last year it was just a straight manila rope and it had a lot of give to it when they would pull it. So there was a little bit of slack, not a little bit, it was a lot of slack when they pulled it this year we had a rope that had a core in it that had a better feel with man vanilla. You can kind of see it shed this didn’t shed at all used more in kind of with boats and marine, but definitely held up. Well it sprinkled here this morning for them, but the grip and less slack. So yeah, we definitely look at all of those things. I’m sorry, it’s going to get loud. The guys are working over here.

Sevan Matossian (09:43):

That’s okay. We’re almost done. You’re the best. What time have you been going to bed and what time have you been waking up? Oh

Caity Henngier (09:49):

Man, I don’t know. Late and early.

Sevan Matossian (09:54):

Are you there at the venue past midnight?

Caity Henngier (09:56):

Yeah. I don’t leave until our guys leave. So even if we’re done with our day, I won’t leave until the crew leaves.

Sevan Matossian (10:01):

Are you staying at a hotel?

Caity Henngier (10:03):

Yeah, there’s one a three minute walk.

Sevan Matossian (10:05):

And do you open your laptop when you get home? No. When you get to the hotel?

Caity Henngier (10:09):


Sevan Matossian (10:10):

Oh good. I

Caity Henngier (10:11):

Have it done before I leave. I try to have it done before I leave here.

Sevan Matossian (10:14):

Yeah. Smart. I want to congratulate you on the scoreboard. It is clean, easy to use and fast. You guys are updating fast and that makes our job crazy easy.

Caity Henngier (10:26):

Final question, we, we’ve had some technical difficulties. We lost wifi literally 20 seconds before the dual started. So if anybody’s wondering why we had the delay, wifi on campus went down. It turns out if you don’t have wifi, you can’t have the scoring system and we obviously wanted to make sure we had those chip timers so we got that back up and running. So that was a glitch. But after that seemed to go smoother this year than last for sure.

Sevan Matossian (10:51):

We obviously noticed the delay. It was a big delay. What happens then? What happens? All of a sudden someone’s like the wifi doesn’t work and what do you call the manager of the venue? You’re like, Hey, the internet’s not working.

Caity Henngier (11:01):

No, we have a whole network staff and they were working their butts off and that’s obviously you want the experts to be doing the work so you step away and let them do their job. Obviously it doesn’t feel great, people start to lose their patients, but at the end of the day you have to let them do their job and find the problem and it doesn’t help to sit behind them and just breathe down their necks. So we try to let ’em do their job day.

Sevan Matossian (11:24):

Dude, what happened? Is it literally like you just go over and you go find the main router in the building, unplug it and plug it back in? Or you got to call Comcast? I

Caity Henngier (11:29):

Have no idea. I work out. I definitely asked the question, did someone unplug something? I mean I feel like anytime I have issues I just try unplugging a bunch of stuff.

Sevan Matossian (11:40):

Katie, huge prize purse. How do you guys decide on the prize purse? It’s so massive. First place is $279,548. You pay all the way down to every single athlete. Although I heard Janowski, you guys pulled his money because he’s a pussy.

Caity Henngier (11:56):

He did not pull his money for everyone to hear. He still gets his payment.

Sevan Matossian (12:00):

Alright. Alright. Rumor

Bill Grundler (12:01):

Misinformation. Yeah, misinformation.

Caity Henngier (12:04):

Fake news. Fake news.

Sevan Matossian (12:05):

Two questions. How do you choose the total price purse? This $1.6 million for the event. And then the second question is how do you spread it up? It’s so weird. It’s like 17.2, then six, then 3.2.

Caity Henngier (12:17):

Well we definitely wanted, so we start out with a base and then from that base, so this base of cash base of Bitcoin and then depending on how Bitcoin’s doing that raises the purse or brings it back down and then, but we never let it go below what we put in. And then we also put a portion of the ticket sales in there to drive that Go rock shoes. We have a hat and shirt and things like that that add to the prize first. So if people purchase that then we’re giving that. But it was really important to us when we started this that all 20 athletes were going to get paid top to bottom.

Sevan Matossian (12:51):

So if Bitcoin shits the bed, you have a bottom where you actually start taking the hit.

Caity Henngier (12:56):


Sevan Matossian (12:57):

Wow. That’s nice of you. I

Caity Henngier (12:58):

Think we were pretty close to taking that hit last year actually. It’s helping the athletes right now considerably. I think it’s up pretty significant for the last two weeks.

Sevan Matossian (13:08):

Be honest about this. Please be honest. When either you or Bill came up with the Bitcoin idea, did Bill come up with it?

Caity Henngier (13:16):

Yeah, bill came up with it?

Sevan Matossian (13:17):

Yeah. And were you like, you’re fucking out of your mind?

Caity Henngier (13:20):

No, I thought I was interesting. I was actually really interested to see how many athletes would take it. They can take a portion of their purse and Bitcoin if they want to.

Sevan Matossian (13:27):

Oh, they get a choice. It’s like the sweeps. Oh. Used to offer to pay it out over 20 years too. See how many,

Caity Henngier (13:34):

There’s definitely a cash portion, but they can choose a portion of it to be in Bitcoin and we’ve had a handful each year choose it, which I thought it was the first year was definitely more than I thought it would, but it stayed about the same each year.

Sevan Matossian (13:48):

Yeah, if they take, they’re probably also preppers, like they got rice and dryers and shit like that. Alright. Hey, thanks again for coming on. It’s wonderful to see you.

Caity Henngier (13:58):

You’re welcome. See you guys tomorrow.

Sevan Matossian (14:00):

Alright. Yeah. Katie Henneger, the director, the boss lady. The owner of Co-owner of Rogue. Thank you Bill for asking some smart questions so it doesn’t seem like she comes on and does the PB Herman show? My goodness. Fuck. Well you were rolling man. I

Bill Grundler (14:16):

Couldn’t, I had to try to get something in there, but you had your list. I was like, I’ll just stand back.

Sevan Matossian (14:21):

That was good.

Bill Grundler (14:22):


Sevan Matossian (14:22):

Caller. Hi. Oh caller. Yeah. It’s so weird. Is

Bill Grundler (14:28):

That a fake caller?

Sevan Matossian (14:29):

I don’t know. Lemme see. Road it. Let us just do our unplug and

Bill Grundler (14:32):


Sevan Matossian (14:33):

Yeah, yeah. Always. Well I just need to talk to this person because they tried to call Will Katie was on. It’s like, are you out of your fucking mind?

Bill Grundler (14:41):

Am I fucking frozen again?

Sevan Matossian (14:43):

Yeah. Yeah. You the whole don’t even tell you hopping

Bill Grundler (14:46):

Out. Tell me I hop out, I’m going to hop back in.

Caleb Beaver (14:52):

It’s always a good shot

Sevan Matossian (14:53):

Of them. Just a screenshot. Alright. Shan’s sun is frozen. Oh, that sucks. That’s not cool. That’s not cool. Dickhead. Okay, where are we? Okay, so Katie Henneger came on, we treated her with kid gloves tomorrow we pulled the stops. Are you out of your mind making those girls lift 18 bars? Bill 18 lifts starting at 1 35. Where did they start at?

Bill Grundler (15:30):

Way too light.

Sevan Matossian (15:31):

3 0 5.

Caleb Beaver (15:32):

3 0 5.

Bill Grundler (15:33):

Way too light. What the

Sevan Matossian (15:34):

Fuck is going on?

Bill Grundler (15:36):

Dude, you would have to be the one that asked Katie that question.

Sevan Matossian (15:42):

Hell no. I got to work with, I want to go get another 10 years out of this relationship.

Bill Grundler (15:52):

It’s interesting and I mean this is not a shot, this is just very, this is an observation. You take the rope out because you are trying to be aware of the athlete’s hands. But you had to do 120 barbell cycling snatches. You had to pick up those sandbags at full speed and the faster you were, the more of those you had to do. And then you had to do one rep maxes for an hour and a half. I just, dude, that was, do you think that she wishes that was a lot?

Sevan Matossian (16:24):

Do you think a lot think she saw that and she wishes that they would’ve done it differently? Do you think she’s talking to

Bill Grundler (16:30):

Yeah, well I hope so. I hope so. I mean, dude, that should have been cut down in a half man.

Sevan Matossian (16:38):

Hi babe. I’m on the show. Oh, okay. Alright. We’re on our right phone.

Bill Grundler (16:42):


Sevan Matossian (16:42):

I love you. Okay, love you. Bye. Bye. Sorry.

Bill Grundler (16:46):

That’s okay.

Sevan Matossian (16:47):

Domestic shit. Okay, go

Bill Grundler (16:48):


Sevan Matossian (16:50):

Even aie, G’S got a wife and kids,

Bill Grundler (16:54):

I don’t know how they came up with that number. I mean, they know where they know. We’re like Danny’s going to be pulling, they know where Tia is going to be about. They know where those numbers are going to be. So it would seem to me that you would, I mean if you’re going to start that low, you better make bigger jumps. 18 pulls on that as way, what would you

Sevan Matossian (17:13):

Do? Would you start there and do bigger jumps or would you have started higher in smaller jumps?

Bill Grundler (17:17):

Dude, these are the best in the world. This is a deeper field than the games. You have 20 of the world’s best athletes. The games you have 40, you could have started way higher.

Sevan Matossian (17:30):

Right? Right. These guys, the

Caleb Beaver (17:33):

Only person who couldn’t fold

Sevan Matossian (17:33):

The first bar was Hoffer.

Bill Grundler (17:35):


Sevan Matossian (17:36):

And Bethany,

Bill Grundler (17:37):

I think

Sevan Matossian (17:39):

That’s an exception for Right. I think that’s okay too. I think that’s okay

Bill Grundler (17:41):

Too. There’s nothing wrong with that. And they have the tiebreaker for just such an occasion. If anyone ties in any weight, they have that to you. So I mean it’s in there. It’s in the mix. They covered their ass on that and they’re good. They didn’t need to have that many bars. That was just way, way too many.

Sevan Matossian (18:00):

So we didn’t get this validated and I screwed this up. I should have asked Katie this. We

Mattew Souza (18:04):

Originally were

Sevan Matossian (18:05):

Told that the men were going to start at 3 85, but it looks like after what they saw, what happened with the women and how long it went that they moved it up to 4 55. But we don’t know that for sure.

Mattew Souza (18:17):

Right. I think the 3 85 was just leftover from the last bar that the women pulled.

Sevan Matossian (18:21):

Oh, okay. Okay. Okay. So that’s just a rumor.

Mattew Souza (18:25):

Yeah. Reported incorrectly. Yes.

Sevan Matossian (18:29):

Alright. But

Bill Grundler (18:30):

Even still, they had to at some point of thought, it’s like, okay, we know we have Chandler, we know we have Daniel. Let’s look at the top end. So if we’re going to go 10 pound increments and then five pound increments, what is that going to look like? Are we forcing them to go 18 to 20 pulls? That is a lot.

Mattew Souza (18:50):

Lot after they just did 120 pulls at nine, five pounds. I think it would’ve been better if they had had the first weight so high that a certain amount of people

Sevan Matossian (18:57):

Would’ve just got zeros on it.

Bill Grundler (19:00):

Well I That’s what they do.

Mattew Souza (19:00):

What strong events. They do that

Bill Grundler (19:02):

Strong then it would’ve been. Exactly. Exactly. And again, they had the tiebreaker to make it so the points were set up the way the points were going to be set up. I mean if you can’t step into the game with whatever weight that they wanted to set, okay, you’re not the dead lifter. This isn’t your event anyway. So you’re going to end up at the bottom, but why are we we having to go through 40 minutes while all the athletes 40 minutes of lifting or you what it could have been, it could have been like this. It could have been where high jump, where you get to pick when you want to come in or Olympic level. You get to pick where you want to come in.

Sevan Matossian (19:36):

Yeah. Shooter shot kind

Mattew Souza (19:38):

Thing. Somebody was mentioning that when we were watching.

Sevan Matossian (19:41):

So I was about to rip Jason. I wonder if Jason said they should have gotten the athletes to divide amongst themselves where to start knowing when it was up five to 10 miles. Now I think this is a horrible idea. This is asking your kids what they want to eat for dinner or asking your wife what position she wants. No, you decide those. You fucking decide those. But Jason, let’s take Bill’s idea and let’s give them an opportunity. And if you fuck up and come in at 3 75 and you can’t do it, but it started at 3 0 5, you’re shit out of luck now. I like that.

Bill Grundler (20:11):

Okay. You’re not shit out of luck. You get to use your

Mattew Souza (20:15):


Bill Grundler (20:16):

Your tiebreak.

Sevan Matossian (20:17):

The thing you’d have to do saying if you don’t even get one lift, let’s say you don’t even get one lift. Let’s say it gets up to three 50 and you jump in the game and you’re

Bill Grundler (20:22):

Right. So you would be down at that bottom tier, everyone that

Sevan Matossian (20:25):


Bill Grundler (20:25):


Sevan Matossian (20:27):


Bill Grundler (20:27):

You go all by the jerry can race,

Sevan Matossian (20:29):


Bill Grundler (20:30):

And that’s your deadlift. Because the thing is,

Sevan Matossian (20:32):

That’s a good idea. I

Bill Grundler (20:33):

Mean again, if you want these athletes to be able to race for the weekend, again, that was just so much pulling and hinging from the floor.

Mattew Souza (20:44):

Do you think, and I’m just speculating here, do you think they that and started it purposely that low knowing that it would give all the bottom, and I use this term loosely, bottom tier athletes, a chance to PR in front of the crowd and have that moment in terms of they programmed to showcase the athletes. So do you think how much of that was taken into consideration? Like, hey, if we started lower, some of these people that wouldn’t even lift with the first bar we originally decided on will PR in front of the crowd. They’ll have their moment. It’ll be excited.

Bill Grundler (21:08):

This is not a local competition. One and two. No one even cool. Someone prd like one of the girls, maybe they PRD at 3 55. Awesome. But no one really knew it except for the person that pulled it. The only one that they’re watching is the last two or the last three or the last five on the last platform. That’s it.

Mattew Souza (21:28):

You give, nobody knows an opportunity to actually PR their deadlift too by five minute

Bill Grundler (21:33):

Increment. This is not the time for them to get, let’s give you an opportunity to,

Mattew Souza (21:37):

I mean it’s a showcase for the athletes to begin with. So

Sevan Matossian (21:40):

Barry, you’re so lucky. I saw your post that said bring up my super chat. I had

Mattew Souza (21:44):


Sevan Matossian (21:46):

Missed that. I don’t look at anything under 20 bucks. Deja for good road coverage by the Chevy Show. Thank you. I do want to say this. That was completely inappropriate what you asked Tyson Beja Deja. I saw you asked it the first time. You asked it the second time. I knew I shouldn’t have read it. 20 burpees. It’s me and Deja different show. Different guy.

Mattew Souza (22:10):

Okay. Alright.

Sevan Matossian (22:11):

Fergie show. I’ll tell you after first, Vellner had more in the tank, but his hands ripped.

Bill Grundler (22:15):

That’s what he said. Yeah.

Mattew Souza (22:16):

Okay. Well

Sevan Matossian (22:16):

Let’s ask. I don don’t even think he should have even tried that.

Bill Grundler (22:20):

Who? Pat

Sevan Matossian (22:21):


Mattew Souza (22:22):

Why not 600, 6 0 5.

Sevan Matossian (22:24):

I just don’t Why do it? You already got second place. It’s good enough. Why are you doing it?

Bill Grundler (22:30):

Because maybe Chandler, well, I think not that Chandler couldn’t for

Sevan Matossian (22:34):

The crowd because you’re a competitor, because you’re dumb. Because

Bill Grundler (22:38):

I think because he was pulling fine, he was pulling fine. I mean,

Sevan Matossian (22:45):

What do I know?

Bill Grundler (22:46):

It blows my mind how good of a dead lifter Pat has been in his career with CrossFit. It shouldn’t shock me the way that it does, but it does every single time so damn good.

Mattew Souza (22:59):

And he said too, he was like, yeah, because Chandler said, Hey, it looks like it was looking good. What happened? He goes, like I said, it’s great until good,

Bill Grundler (23:06):

Until it’s not. Yep.

Mattew Souza (23:07):

And so I don’t think Pat knew. I think he maybe thought I’ve got another 10 15 and went to go lift it and was like, oh, nope, that’s it.

Sevan Matossian (23:15):

Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry.

Bill Grundler (23:17):


Sevan Matossian (23:17):

Ha. I just liked that I had the scoop. I understand. I understand. Come on. You asked most guests about dating, but you were being careful with Tyson. I get. Yeah, yeah. I’m not going to ask him about his pussy. I care. People are like, Sev doesn’t care the fuck. I don’t care. I’m fucking working some angles here.

Bill Grundler (23:38):

You I shouldn’t known Deja. Give him a couple more shows. Give him a couple more shows.

Sevan Matossian (23:43):

Yeah. And Deja. And Deja, you knew and I didn’t know and I got schooled too. You fucked me up too. But thank you for

Bill Grundler (23:52):


Sevan Matossian (23:53):

And if you don’t know, you don’t know, but most of you know because, well, you watch the show Patty Vellner, look at this. The second strongest man in CrossFit, pat Vellner with a 5 95 at the Rogue Invitational currently leading with 490 points. Can we see the strongest guy? Can we see the strongest guy in all of CrossFit?

Speaker 6 (24:15):

Yeah. Lemme skip ahead to it. Just a sec,

Sevan Matossian (24:18):

Man. Oh man. Okay, here we go. I don’t like this already. As soon as I see both of our names together, I know I’m getting as pounded. Sev and Bill look like they’re about to sell me a machine gun. And you look. Oh good. Yeah. Drag bill into it. The strongest man in CrossFit crowned tonight at the 2023 Rogue Invitational. Really apropos being that there’s also a strongman competition there. Chandler Smith, 30 years old, shows the crowd what, three on one off looks like at your local affiliate. Here we go.

Speaker 6 (24:52):

Oh yeah. Another look back at the six 10 for the icing on the cake. Stood it up just like you did 6 0 5. A little bit more of a fight above the knee, but he showed us what time it was in it’s Chandler time

Sevan Matossian (25:04):

With the beautiful tones of Adrian Conway. God, that’s got to be one of the worst stutters ever. That was the best shot by the way of the week so far. That wide shot showing the back of the deadlift lifter with the crowd facing him.

Bill Grundler (25:17):

Oh, behind him looking into the crowd. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (25:18):

Yeah. That’s a great shot. Bone media Sevan. Looks like Lil Dickie. I am not a

Speaker 6 (25:29):


Sevan Matossian (25:30):

I’m an Armenian. I have a carpet for you, not a jewel. Okay, pat Vellner. Can we pull up the boys leaderboard? Lemme see if there’s any other things here. Broken back. Roman went out of turn. Do we have any issues

Bill Grundler (25:49):

With that?

Sevan Matossian (25:49):

I got some issues with that.

Bill Grundler (25:51):

I don’t know how that would’ve happened. They call ’em up. I don’t know how.

Sevan Matossian (25:55):

I don’t get how that happened. ESL baby ESL English is my fuck you. You ain’t going to give me a flag. I lift when I want to lift.

Bill Grundler (26:02):

I mean, okay, but I didn’t see that. He went out of order. I wasn’t really watching it.

Sevan Matossian (26:08):

Dude, he looks parked crocodile. What? Him and rickard were hatched out of the same fucking egg pool crocodiles put their egg.

Bill Grundler (26:18):

Is that land of the loss or something like that?

Sevan Matossian (26:20):

You could shoot Ricky and Roman in the forehead with a 22 and it ricochet off. You better be wearing safety goggles. How he go out of turn? How

Speaker 6 (26:30):

Do you go out

Sevan Matossian (26:31):

Turn Roman?

Speaker 6 (26:32):

He got to pace it

Sevan Matossian (26:34):

Because his translator wasn’t there. Hey, they tried to get her back there out on the field to play. We should ask Katie that. That’s another good one to ask Katie tomorrow. What are questions, Katie?

Bill Grundler (26:45):

Tomorrow? I always see him chatting it up with all of the other athletes around there. It’s like, how does everyone understand what’s going on? But then all of a sudden he doesn’t understand anything that’s going on.

Sevan Matossian (26:56):

Did Roman try to get his translator? What was the other question we were going to ask Katie for tomorrow? Oh, what was the men’s weight supposed to stay at on the deadlift? This is for you, Susa. These are good. What was men’s original start weight.

Mattew Souza (27:15):

Start weight

Bill Grundler (27:16):

Or was that the plan to go that many rounds during testing? What was the plan for how many rounds they would go?

Sevan Matossian (27:22):

Yeah. Are you on the final show tomorrow?

Bill Grundler (27:24):

I’m at the end show tomorrow. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (27:26):

Oh yeah. Awesome. Oh yeah.

Bill Grundler (27:27):


Sevan Matossian (27:28):

All right

Bill Grundler (27:31):

And thank you. I’ll never be back again. Again. Okay, cool.

Sevan Matossian (27:35):

Okay. Fergie show Sam dancer. Still with the strongest, with the 6 55 at the ranch. Oh, thank you, Fergie.

Bill Grundler (27:44):

That is true.

Sevan Matossian (27:45):

Yeah. Nice tidbit. Very nice tidbit. Let me go through here a little bit. Tudor. Magda. A little dicky call.

Bill Grundler (28:08):

All the sounds on that one.

Sevan Matossian (28:10):


Bill Grundler (28:10):

All the sounds. Yeah.

Mattew Souza (28:13):

Run the whole sound board. I

Sevan Matossian (28:15):

Wanted the cheering. It’s like I should just write on here with the wall. Thank you. Thank you. My goodness. So Tudor Magna, no surprise, right? We’ve been talking about how strong he is for three years.

Bill Grundler (28:30):

Yeah, yeah. I mean, he moves his position off the floor. Is this really, really, really just so strong? I mean, we saw the same thing when he was snatching the semis. It was the exact same deal. He’s power from the floor man.

Sevan Matossian (28:45):

Who’s stronger? Him or John Young.

Bill Grundler (28:51):

I don’t know what John Zu are for these. I mean, I think John’s, I mean, he’s a weightlifting beast. Yeah,

Mattew Souza (28:57):

He’s super strong.

Sevan Matossian (28:58):

Don’t think John has a 600 pound deadlift.

Bill Grundler (29:02):


Mattew Souza (29:02):

No, I don’t think so either.

Bill Grundler (29:04):

He does not.

Mattew Souza (29:05):

I think last he said it was like five 30 or something. Yeah,

Bill Grundler (29:08):


Mattew Souza (29:09):

Projected. Yeah. Yeah. He did a three rep at 5 0 5 or some shit. Did some back of the napkin math and back of the napkin. Math says

Sevan Matossian (29:17):

5 0 5. Okay. First place Pat Vellner. Four 92nd place Jeffrey Adler at 400. Impressive. That the champ. Can you scroll to the top, Mr. Beaver? The impressive that the Champs still holding on with a 5 40, 5 50 pounds less deadlift than Pat Vellner. He took ninth in that Vellner took, wait a second. That doesn’t make sense. They have Vellner as third with 5 95.

Bill Grundler (29:43):

Oh, because that’s because of the race. That’s the jre.

Sevan Matossian (29:48):

Oh. Magda had a 5 95 too. Wow. I thought he tapped before Vellner for some reason. Just okay.

Caleb Beaver (29:55):

No. Well he did, but he pulled 6 0 5. It was two.

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