Paige Powers on Another Level | 2023 CrossFit Games Prep

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

<silence> That I should probably share with everyone.

Caleb Beaver (00:02):


Sevan Matossian (00:03):

I had a deep realization. Bam. We’re live. Hey, good morning. No, take two. Hey, good evening. Page power’s coming from CrossFit May Ham. I sent her the link. What’s up, Mike? Micha Micha Foreigner for sure. Uh, Sean m uh, future games champ. Yeah, I, you know, I, that’s, uh, big words, but I kind of agree with you. The next games champ. Oh shit. Um, Dominique, Dominique Kane Savon. Um, two years ago you released a podcast with Dave Castro titled, I think 10 days before the CrossFit Games. Will you do another one of those podcasts? Maybe you already did and I missed it. Oh, I could invite Dave on again. He’s pretty squirrely right now, to be honest with you. He’s pretty fucking squirrely. He’s, uh, but I’ve seen, I mean, I know I’m familiar with this. He’s, he’s short with me and I mean shorter than normal. And, um, he’s not fooling around every second, every second counts. Uh, so I’ll, I’ll text him. I should do that. What should I say? Hey, dude, can you come on a podcast? And we before the games? Mm-hmm. Hey, so here’s the realization I had before Paige comes on.


I was wondering yesterday if it’s possible, like someone, someone in a post somewhere sick called me an arrogant douche. Um, I was wondering if it’s possible to be anything but an arrogant douche, because I totally understand the arrogant analysis perception. I totally understand that, but I just don’t think I’m a douche. But I also don’t think, I was trying to think, well, fuck. How do you reconcile that arrogant douche? Maybe I need to look up, maybe we need to look up arrogant. But anyway, I realized what it is. Like 15 people I, I don’t know, are, have given me like crazy. Oh, that’s nice. Douche. C e o <laugh>. Why is that funny? That is funny though, right? Just douche. C e o having a revealing or exaggerated sense of one’s importance or abilities. Oh, maybe I’m not, maybe I’m not arrogant then. Maybe, maybe that’s not the right word. I thought it was just you liked your I do like myself. I’m, I’m, I’m having fun with my life, even like the bad shit.

Caleb Beaver (02:41):

Yeah. It’s almost dec aggressive as saying like, you’re neurotic.

Sevan Matossian (02:45):

Well, what, what, so what, what about neurotic? Say it again.

Caleb Beaver (02:48):

I would imagine arrogant and neurotic are like similar definitions.

Sevan Matossian (02:52):

Oh, really? I would’ve never put those two together. Okay, good. This has helped me. Um, oh,

Paige Powers (03:00):

That’s a horrible definition. Lemme find a better

Sevan Matossian (03:02):

One. <laugh>. Um, the rea the, like, I’m the kind of person who will like, uh, like I never minded, like falling in love with the girl, even though I knew it was gonna emotionally hurt me. Like, I’m not, like, that’s what I mean by like, I like my, I like life, not my life. I like life. Um, but so many people are telling me like, Hey, when you talk to athletes, you need to behave like this. Hey, you should be using this camera. You should be using this setting. And so many people are giving me advice, like they forgot. Like, I have made 10 documentaries and five of ’em are on the all time bestsellers on Apple iTunes. And it’s like, but, but I appreciate the advice. I don’t take offense to it at all. I’m like, oh, thank you. Oh, thank you. And so if I, I think if I was an arrogant douche, I wouldn’t, um, be able to take the advice. I’m just arrogant, but maybe I’m not even arrogant. Hi, Paige.

Paige Powers (03:51):


Sevan Matossian (03:51):

Just trying. I’m trying to understand myself.

Paige Powers (03:54):

<laugh>. That’s okay. I like it.

Sevan Matossian (03:56):

Uh, for hugs from the front, from for hug. Whoa. It’s inappropriate. You

Paige Powers (04:04):


Sevan Matossian (04:06):

<laugh>. Someone wants to hug. Is that You wanna hug me or Paige from the front? Jesus, I guess Hugs from the front is good. I was gonna say, is that inappropriate? But what’s the other option? Hugs from the back.

Paige Powers (04:17):

<laugh>, I guess. I mean, hugs from the front is just a normal hug.

Sevan Matossian (04:23):

Yeah. Yeah. Although I did, I, I u I worked in a home for five years, a home for developmentally disabled adults. I actually lived there in the driveway. I made a movie about it called Our House. Oh. Anyway, one 30 film festival awards. Oh, there you go. There’s the arrogance. No, no, just bragging. Yeah, that’s bragging. Um, I got an award from Selma Hayek for best film and, um, for Whitaker. It’s not

Paige Powers (04:50):

Bragging if it’s facts.

Sevan Matossian (04:52):

Yeah, facts. Talking to Paige Powers right now, she’s going to the CrossFit games. She point

Paige Powers (04:57):

I am

Sevan Matossian (04:58):

Trains at Mayhem in a week. Just bragging.

Paige Powers (05:01):

Coming up.

Sevan Matossian (05:03):

I was gonna, what was I gonna say? What was I gonna say about working at a home for developmentally disabled adults?

Paige Powers (05:09):

Mm. Something about hug from the front.

Sevan Matossian (05:11):

Oh, thank you. Thank you. God, you sh your own podcast. Oh, we were only allowed to h hug from the side.

Paige Powers (05:17):

Oh, interesting. Yeah. Hmm. The awkward side Hug classic.

Sevan Matossian (05:23):

Yeah. Yeah. Hugging iss a trippy activity.

Paige Powers (05:30):

Is it?

Sevan Matossian (05:31):

I mean, kind of. It’s nice. It’s, it’s nice, but there’s so many, there’s so many different hugs. The fake hugs not so good.

Paige Powers (05:39):

That’s true. Yeah. I guess there’re <laugh>, you know, little pat on the back. <laugh>. <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (05:48):

What do, what do you think about a society that like kisses the Italians? They just, in the Greeks, they just smooch.

Paige Powers (05:53):

They do, yeah. Yeah. I’m not too into that, but no, they each their own.

Sevan Matossian (05:59):

You ever been kissed by someone a, a, a foreigner like that where it’s part of their culture and you didn’t see it coming? Like, you’re over in Italy and some dude just leans in for a little kiss on the cheek?

Paige Powers (06:08):

Yeah, like the little two kisses. The smooch smooch.

Sevan Matossian (06:12):

Oh, right in. Yeah. That, that’s how my mom kisses me.

Paige Powers (06:15):

Yeah. It always catches me off guard.

Sevan Matossian (06:18):

Hmm. Alright, let’s begin the pod official podcast. Hey, what are you driving these days? I just, I just watched the, um, mayhem, uh, um, video road to the games. God, that’s really good. Mam. Kicks ass

Paige Powers (06:33):

Good. Really good. Um, I drive a F one 50.

Sevan Matossian (06:37):

It’s beefy.

Paige Powers (06:38):

Yeah. Yeah. I put uh, new tires, new wheels lift kit on it. Or sorry, leveling kit, not a lift kit. Um, yeah, I got it after Waap Palooza. How little cash to spend?

Sevan Matossian (06:52):

Oh, that’s what I was gonna ask you. I was gonna ask you something so personal. I was gonna be like, did you buy that yourself?

Paige Powers (06:57):

I did, yeah. Holy shit. I guess with like, my parents’ help, they let me use the trade-in value of my old Jeep Compass, so Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (07:09):

Hey, um, don’t tell anyone this, but, um, and, uh, I don’t know what year it was right after I had my twins, so it must’ve been six years ago. I went to the Toyota dealership to buy a minivan. Okay. It was, it was the first time I ever gone to buy a car and I still took my mom with me. So I was like 45. And I had her co-sign, co-sign for me so that I could get, um, a 0% interest loan.

Paige Powers (07:33):

Oh yeah. That’s great. Mine was not anywhere close to 0%, and I had my mom co-sign me.

Sevan Matossian (07:41):

And you’re not anywhere close to 45 years old?

Paige Powers (07:43):

No. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (07:45):

<laugh>. How, how old are you?

Paige Powers (07:49):


Sevan Matossian (07:51):

Funny. Hey, um, I’ll tell you another cool story about that. My, um, even though it was 0% loan, I just paid a thousand dollars a month on it. Okay. Even though, even though I didn’t have to, and everyone said it was stupid, and the same day I got fired, I paid off my, my car.

Paige Powers (08:07):

Oh, wow.

Sevan Matossian (08:08):

So it was kind of cool that I paid it off.

Paige Powers (08:11):

Yeah, right. Good time, I guess.

Sevan Matossian (08:13):

Yeah. Yeah. Keep the minivan.

Paige Powers (08:18):

Yeah. Got the minivan.

Sevan Matossian (08:20):

Um, you want Waap Palooza?

Paige Powers (08:21):

Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. I did. And

Sevan Matossian (08:24):

And how much money do you get for that?

Paige Powers (08:26):

Uh, 75 K.

Sevan Matossian (08:28):

Holy shit. So, yeah. Is that like a crazy learning lesson too? You’re like, oh shit, the government’s gonna take all that.

Paige Powers (08:33):

Yeah. Yeah. It was my first time getting like that amount of money, especially in a lump sum. Yeah. And I had to learn real quick what to do with it. And luckily I had some good people around me to, you know, tell me to not waste it on a Bronco or, um, <laugh> to actually be smart with it. So

Sevan Matossian (08:55):

You mean like one of the new Broncos?

Paige Powers (08:57):

Mm. I mean, I like those. I do. But I think my dream car would be an old restored Bronco.

Sevan Matossian (09:05):

Oh yeah. Someone talked you outta that. That’s smart. Yeah. Very smart. Someone talked you outta that. Yeah. Who talked you outta that? Yeah.

Paige Powers (09:11):

Robert Rail, Bailey’s dad.

Sevan Matossian (09:14):

Oh, he’s so smart.

Paige Powers (09:15):

He is smart. He’s a really smart guy. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (09:18):

Yeah. How did he, can you tell me what advice he told you?

Paige Powers (09:22):

Um, he, well, honestly, most of it, I don’t know because I mean, he was kind of telling me about setting it up in like an I r a, I set that up. Um, I ended up getting like a tax lady to help with kind of all the Yeah. Tax stuff. And, um,

Sevan Matossian (09:42):

I got one of those too.

Paige Powers (09:44):

Yeah. Yeah. He was, um, honestly, I don’t really know a lot about money, so he was kind of more explaining it to my parents and I was like, trying to listen, but it’s kind of confusing to me, so

Sevan Matossian (09:59):

Yeah. You got shit to do. Me too. Hey, I don’t, I don’t, my wife does all that. I don’t do Yeah. I don’t do shit <laugh>.

Paige Powers (10:06):


Sevan Matossian (10:07):

I’m like, here’s my money. Do stuff with it.

Paige Powers (10:10):

I just wanna work out and have a good time and make some money. Yeah. And you tell me what to do with it,

Sevan Matossian (10:15):

But what advice did he give you to not buy the new Bronco? Was he like, Hey, don’t do it. It’ll be in the shop. You need a reliable car, blah, blah, blah.

Paige Powers (10:22):

No, he just, he was pretty firm on his answer of no.

Sevan Matossian (10:29):

Oh. Bailey’s dad. Wow. He’s even just like, he reads, reach over with the, the dad, dad voice. No, you’re not my daughter, but, no. Oh, I

Paige Powers (10:37):

Love that. Exactly. Yeah. I’m like, I trust him. So, I mean, my parents didn’t think it was smart either. I wasn’t gonna actually do it, but I was tempted.

Sevan Matossian (10:48):

Hey, so he opened an IRA for you?

Paige Powers (10:52):

Um, I ended up, ended up opening it myself, but he suggested to do it.

Sevan Matossian (10:58):

Yeah. Hey, you know, I open something like that for my kids.

Paige Powers (11:02):


Sevan Matossian (11:03):

And every seven years on average it will double smart. So I put 10, I put $10,000 in there, and when they’re 77, it’ll be $11 million.

Paige Powers (11:13):

No kidding.

Sevan Matossian (11:14):

Yeah. And I’ll be, ’cause every seven years it pretty much doubles and so I’ll be dead, but they’ll be like, damn, my dad was a, my dad was dope.

Paige Powers (11:22):

He was the best.

Sevan Matossian (11:23):


Paige Powers (11:24):

Yeah. That’s smart. That’s really smart.

Sevan Matossian (11:27):

Yeah. Thank you. My mom told me to do it. <laugh>

Paige Powers (11:30):


Sevan Matossian (11:32):

So, so you bought the truck. You look great in it. It looks, it looks awesome. Thank you.

Paige Powers (11:35):

Yeah. I feel, you know, I feel like it fits me well. I feel I’m, I’m not gonna sit here and say I’m the best driver and that everybody else sucks, but sometimes that’s kind of how it is. So it makes me feel like I have some authority over the road since I’m sitting a little higher up. <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (11:54):

Are you a good driver though? You can brag a little bit. I mean, I’m an amazing driver.

Paige Powers (11:59):

I like to think so.

Sevan Matossian (12:01):

I you parallel park easy. Like, you have no problems. Like, someone’s like, that spot’s too small. You’re like, don’t worry, I’ll give it a try. Oh yeah.

Paige Powers (12:06):

I just back that thing right in.

Sevan Matossian (12:08):


Paige Powers (12:09):

Yep. Yeah. And then, I mean, my family likes to drive fast. I also think that’s a Michigan thing, and people in Cookville do not like to drive fast at all, so, oh, there she is. Yep.

Sevan Matossian (12:26):

Nice. Caleb. Hey, have you learned to slow down,

Paige Powers (12:29):

Slow down?

Sevan Matossian (12:30):

Like, because you’re driving in Cookville now, like, do you drive slower now?

Paige Powers (12:33):

Oh, no, I don’t. Oh. Oh. I just get mad at everybody else who drives 15 under the speed limit.

Sevan Matossian (12:39):

Anyone give you, um, uh, you exchange birds with anyone? Um, no. In Cookville, no. Too small to do that, right?

Paige Powers (12:46):

Yeah. Yeah. And honestly, people don’t get mad on the road here. And it’s so opposite in Michigan. Everybody has road rage up there, but down here, people just sit at the intersection and block the light for like two lights in a row and nobody’s honking. Nobody’s flipping each other off or yelling. It’s the weirdest thing ever.

Sevan Matossian (13:07):

And, and is it a big, uh, maybe they’re all stoned. Is it a big marijuana smoking community? Do, is everyone just high off their rocker or what?

Paige Powers (13:14):

No, it’s illegal here, so, not that I know of.

Sevan Matossian (13:18):

Crazy. Uh, okay. Uh, check, uh, lemme look at my list. Okay. Talk about car check. Oh, oh, let’s talk, let’s go back and talk about that piece. I, me, does, when you train at Mayhem, do they tell you that they’re gonna do something like that? And do you get excited? Is, does like Scott walk in the room and he is like, Hey guys, I wanna do a road of the games with you and, um, Samwell and a Roman page are, are you cool with that? And you’re like, fuck. Yeah.

Paige Powers (13:43):

Yeah. Yeah. It’s pretty amazing. I’m grateful to be a part of it. I’m grateful that they want me to be a part of the episode. Um, but yeah, usually it’s like, Hey, do you mind if we film sometime this week? We’re gonna shoot some stuff for Road to the Games. And then they kind of, I mean, they have like multiple days of footage that they put together for the video. But, um, yeah, if they’re even like when they were filming stuff for Bailey and Luke, they’re gonna do, um, another episode of like, everybody at the end. So they’re still like grabbing footage of me, Sam, and, uh, Roman. And they’re constantly grinding away, whether it’s shooting or editing. So,

Sevan Matossian (14:29):

Is Darren your coach?

Paige Powers (14:31):


Sevan Matossian (14:32):

Yeah. He’s cool as shit. I forgot how cool he is. Yeah.

Paige Powers (14:35):

I love him. He’s so great.

Sevan Matossian (14:38):

Um, he’ll in his little notebook.

Paige Powers (14:40):

Oh yeah. <laugh>. Yep. That was a hit for the weekend. He’d, like, Dre would walk in the room and he’d be like, Dre’s here, check <laugh>. Or he’d like, draw little diagrams. Whenever we had a briefing, we always sat on the 13th row and he’d draw a diagram from there. So, oh,

Sevan Matossian (15:02):

What, um, what’s the, um, relevance of being on the 13th row?

Paige Powers (15:06):

Honestly, I don’t know. It’s kind of just where we ended up.

Sevan Matossian (15:10):

And you would choose that seat every time for your little briefing? Yeah. Oh, you mean when the So sorry, sorry. You, when the, the event organizers would give you the briefing. Not you, Darren, give you a briefing. Yeah.

Paige Powers (15:22):


Sevan Matossian (15:22):

Okay. Okay.

Paige Powers (15:23):

When we did, yeah, the big group briefing, that’s where we ended up every time.

Sevan Matossian (15:28):

So is, is Darren’s gonna the games

Paige Powers (15:31):

He is?

Sevan Matossian (15:32):

Yep. And he’ll be back there with the coaches pass. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Oh shit. I can’t wait. Wow. Yeah. What a reunion that’s gonna be for me. I haven’t seen him in forever. Really? He was in a shitload of the behind the scenes back in the day.

Paige Powers (15:44):

Oh yeah. Yeah. Oh my God. He’s, he’s a great person for behind the scenes.

Sevan Matossian (15:51):

Hey, um, is Rich, will Rich have a Coach’s Pass?

Paige Powers (15:56):


Sevan Matossian (15:56):

Where Will Rich go?

Paige Powers (15:58):

I’m sure he will get one. I don’t know who from, honestly, I don’t really know many of the details, but

Sevan Matossian (16:05):

You just throw to kick ass.

Paige Powers (16:08):

Yeah, I guess <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (16:10):

Hey, you. Um, any talk about Rich having, um, um, what’s that called? Uh, uh, fomo? What’s FOMO stand for? Caleb? What’s fomo stand for? Feeling left out. Fear of Missing Out. Fear of Missing Out is, is Rich. Is, uh, is Rich tripping at all that he’s, um, going on a bike ride instead of the CrossFit games?

Paige Powers (16:30):

I don’t think so. No. He is honestly been grinding away at the bike rides. Um, he goes out there for like hours a day, so I think, well, he just competed in Fresh Coast as well up in Michigan. I think that was like a good little itch, the scratch of anything that he had for competing. But he’s definitely focused on mountain biking and it seems to be what, what’s making him happy at the moment. So

Sevan Matossian (16:57):

Yeah. That was a cool, that was a cool video too, to see the, um, Michigan one. Any, um, when they go and do stuff, like did you, you weren’t there, you didn’t go to that?

Paige Powers (17:05):

No, no. I really liked that competition, but just bad timing with the games.

Sevan Matossian (17:12):

Um, like, uh, do you say, Hey, can I incorporate that into my training or something? And Darren’s like, no. Or everyone just knows, Hey, that wouldn’t be smart to get on a team and and incorporate that into your training.

Paige Powers (17:22):

Yeah, I think it’s kind of unspoken. Darren actually earlier this year when he found out Rich was doing it, he was like, Hey, you should do it as well. I was like, yeah, that’d be great if it wasn’t like three weeks before the games. And he’s like, yeah, you’re right. That’s, that wouldn’t be too smart. So,

Sevan Matossian (17:40):

Um, Bernie Gannon, uh, in CrossFit competitions. Fomo. FOMO means fear of Mayhem Organization.

Paige Powers (17:47):

That’s good. I like that.

Sevan Matossian (17:52):

Uh, I can’t, you want wa Palooza, you got the loot. Does that take stress off you?

Paige Powers (17:57):

Um, it not really.

Sevan Matossian (18:00):

No. You’re not like, oh, okay, there’s my rent for the year. I don’t gotta worry about that shit.

Paige Powers (18:04):

Well, I guess, yeah, a little bit. It takes a little bit of the financial pressure of like, I, I have sponsorships, but I don’t need to be assigning anybody else to, you know, just get by, which is nice. So I can really, it gives me the freedom to work with brands that I really want to, um, and I’d like to represent. Uh, so it’s taken pressure off of that and, uh, just being able to like, go out and compete and not worry about the prize fund and competing for money. So

Sevan Matossian (18:40):

May Mayhem is your home, right? Mm-hmm. <affirmative>,

Paige Powers (18:42):

It’s like

Sevan Matossian (18:43):

Home, like home, home. Like you probably park in the same spot every day. You get there at the same time. Yep. The person when you walk in is sitting there. You’ve seen that one cobweb that no one can reach that’s been there for fucking on the 30 foot ceiling for It’s your home, you know it. Yeah. Yep. Um, you could leave your purse there and come back and it would be there the next day. You’re not tripping nothing.

Paige Powers (19:03):


Sevan Matossian (19:03):

You have a purse?

Paige Powers (19:05):

I do. It’s like a little cross body.

Sevan Matossian (19:08):

Oh, nice. And like a man purse.

Paige Powers (19:11):

Um, it’s like a, a

Sevan Matossian (19:15):

Like a fanny pack that goes like this?

Paige Powers (19:17):

Yeah. Goes to the side. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (19:19):

Diagonal fanny. Oh, I need to write that down. Get fanny pack. I need fanny pack for the game. Fanny

Paige Powers (19:24):

Pack. They come and cush and they carry a lot.

Sevan Matossian (19:29):

Uh, um, n now that the season’s coming to a climax mm-hmm. <affirmative>, a bunch of athletes are rolling in. And does that annoy you?

Paige Powers (19:38):

Uh, no. No. I

Sevan Matossian (19:40):

Like no one’s listening. Go ahead. Tell me the truth. It’s okay. <laugh>. No, it would annoy the fuck outta me. I’d be like, this is my house. Find your own fucking gem.

Paige Powers (19:48):

No, get off my bar. We actually, we haven’t had as many athletes coming in this year as we have like last year. Um, so it’s kind of nice to have, you know, everybody has equipment we can work out at the same time if we want or not. And then, um, right now we have some guys who came in and then the team from Australia, and then one of the, or two of the individuals from Australia. And they’re all really cool. So they’ve taught me some Aussie lingo, which is fun, but we always love having new people here, making new friends.

Sevan Matossian (20:25):

What about girls? Like trying to get in the workouts with you and Bailey?

Paige Powers (20:29):

Um, well, there’s one of the Australians, Emily de Deroy.

Sevan Matossian (20:35):


Paige Powers (20:36):

I hope I didn’t butcher her name.

Sevan Matossian (20:38):

No, no, you got it right. You got it right. She,

Paige Powers (20:40):

She’s been hopping in with us and she’s great. Uh, we love training with her, so,

Sevan Matossian (20:46):

So that was good.

Paige Powers (20:47):

Yeah, for sure. Yeah. Uh,

Sevan Matossian (20:49):

Savon, she’s cool. And Christian mellow. Oh, and, and, and a Christian mellow on the F-bombs. I don’t even, okay. Thank you for the, uh, see Caleb. See what I mean? Like, I’m not, I’m like, I can take the, I can handle that. I think if I was truly arrogant, I wouldn’t be able to take the, uh, feedback. That’s fair. But I do think I’m so great because I do take the feedback, so that makes me arrogant again,

Paige Powers (21:13):


Sevan Matossian (21:14):

I think I’m so, I’m so arrogant about my humility. <laugh>, uh, that doesn’t bug you. Uh, that would bug me. I’m someone, uh, how are you so cool about it? It, it, it’s, you and Bailey have put in all this time together. You’re, it’s the end of the year. It’s time to really tighten up and make everything perfect. And now you have this other like, emotional intellectual components. It’s like, dude, shut up. What are you doing here? Go work out in the gym with their fucking regu. The Reggies?

Paige Powers (21:39):

No, I mean, honestly, we all like to just accept people with open arms here. Um, I think that’s kind of just the environment that’s been set, set, especially because that’s what Rich has done for all of us. And technically it’s Rich’s place, so I wouldn’t even feel comfortable, you know, trying to kick somebody out of the group. But, um, it helps when everybody’s super nice and we all get along. But as far as competing during training, that doesn’t really happen too much for us. I mean, we all have that competitive edge, but we know that now’s not the time to take that out and it’s out on the competition floor at the game, so,

Sevan Matossian (22:21):

Well, kudos to you. I mean, I can understand that mentality 48 weeks of the year, but like four weeks of the year, I’m just kind of like, but, but kudos to you. Uh, oh. Cave Astro. This is a good, uh, she knows she’s the top dog around there. Okay, so you’re saying is is if she wasn’t so confident it would bother her. She stretch, she like peacocks and stretched her shit around there. Okay. I’ll buy that.

Paige Powers (22:45):

Is that directed at me?

Sevan Matossian (22:47):

Oh yeah. That my analysis of you, like, you’re so confident around there. Doesn’t matter.

Paige Powers (22:53):

I mean, I wouldn’t say that. I don’t know. I mean, I guess I have a little bit of confidence and it’s like, it’s my home turf, but

Sevan Matossian (23:03):

I have a little bit of confidence. I just watched the road to the games piece. Do you have a fucking, this much <laugh>. Oh, sorry. Sorry, I said that word again. This much.

Paige Powers (23:10):

That’s good.

Sevan Matossian (23:12):

Yeah. Um, uh, is geese back in the house, Paige? He

Paige Powers (23:15):

Is finally, what’s

Sevan Matossian (23:17):

He, what’s he doing there?

Paige Powers (23:19):

Uh, just working out.

Sevan Matossian (23:23):

Is is he there? But kind of a weird time to come since he didn’t qualify for the games. Is he just spreading the love? Did he come just to give love on you guys and like show support for the team?

Paige Powers (23:31):

Yeah. Um, yeah, between that, like working out with, he worked out with Luke. I think this was his first day back at the gym. Um, but yeah, he is kind of just working out with random people and he’s always a joy to have around. So,

Sevan Matossian (23:48):

Yeah. Um, I, I take it he’s going to the games too. Mm-hmm. <affirmative> like to work a booth or, or fulfill some sort of sponsorship obligations?

Paige Powers (23:56):

Um, I would assume so if he’s gonna be there. Um, but yeah, he’s, he’s going to support all of us, which is really kind.

Sevan Matossian (24:05):

Um, do you have, with your sponsors, do you have to fulfill any obligations while you’re there?

Paige Powers (24:10):

Uh, none that I know of, which is nice. Um, like to keep the plate as empty as possible during the week of the games. So

Sevan Matossian (24:21):

Do people say any crazy shit to you? Like, um, uh, sorry. Uh, take two. Do people say any crazy stuff to you? Like, um, hey, uh, like maybe your mom might say this to you. Uh, Paige, uh, just so you know, your cousins are gonna be in Thursday night, and so we’ll be having dinner together and we’d like to see her at the restaurant eight o’clock. And you’re like,

Paige Powers (24:39):

No, no. She knows that that’s not how I operate. Yeah. We set some ground rules before and she’s been doing this with me for the past, like this is my sixth year now, and I was the same back in gymnastics. She knows the least distractions as possible and is better for me. And also I have a hard time dealing with other people’s, like emotional rollercoaster when I’m already peaking stress at that moment. So she knows that like a more quiet environment, environment for me is better.

Sevan Matossian (25:16):

So no knowing one in your family’s, like, your dad won’t be like, uh, Paige, um, your sister’s gonna be there. And last year, you know, she didn’t think you gave her enough attention. So after you finished one, the workouts, I want you to come over and hug her. None of no, everyone knows, like, don’t be crazy. Okay, good. Yeah. Wow. How nice. You know, there’s athletes dealing with that stuff.

Paige Powers (25:34):

Yeah. I,

Sevan Matossian (25:36):

I’ve blown my brains out, but

Paige Powers (25:37):

My parents are kind of on board as well. Like Yeah. My grandparents will be there and they’re, my parents are the ones that’ll be like, Hey, she cannot engage in like, big social situations. Not, we’re not going out to dinner until Sunday after the games. Then we can do, yeah. All the catching up and whatnot.

Sevan Matossian (25:58):

Uh, um, uh, hi, uh, Seon, what rating do you give the head size? Oh, Paige’s head’s huge. She’s beautiful. Big, beautiful head. Yes. I’m sort of a head size expert. Smart. Yeah. And smart. And I think, I think, um, larger head people are generally more attractive.

Paige Powers (26:15):

Oh, interesting. I didn’t know that.

Sevan Matossian (26:17):

<laugh>. I didn’t know that. That’s, I mean, that’s just what I say.

Paige Powers (26:21):

<laugh>. Oh, hey. I’ll take like,

Sevan Matossian (26:22):

Like, uh, it’s a bit, well, I not getting into it. Don’t distract me again. Ken. Thank you. Stick with giving me advice on swearing. This is the same guy told me not to swear around you. Now he’s asking me to judge your head.

Paige Powers (26:33):

Hmm. I wonder what his uh, rating is.

Sevan Matossian (26:37):

Yeah. What’s your, Ken, what’s your rating of her head size? He might not even be an expert like me. Yeah. Probably not. Yeah. Basically if you’re not gonna add value, don’t mess with the athletes, like at all. Like if you’re a family member or anything, if you’re not going to add value, do not, um, do not mess with ’em. Right. That’s good advice for the family.

Paige Powers (26:56):

Yeah. At least. Yeah. I mean personally I’d say yes. Um, but I mean, everybody’s different. You know, there’s some people like Rich who likes to go back to his campground with all of his family, big group of people there, and that’s what works well for him. But that would be exhausting for me. So,

Sevan Matossian (27:21):

Uh, will you, are you staying at a hotel or Airbnb?

Paige Powers (27:24):

Staying at a hotel?

Sevan Matossian (27:26):

Yeah. Um, your own room?

Paige Powers (27:28):

Uh, I’m sharing a room with my mom.

Sevan Matossian (27:31):

Oh. Oh, so are you, are you, are you pretty close with your mom?

Paige Powers (27:34):

I am,

Sevan Matossian (27:35):

Yeah. Oh, so that’s gonna be a huge support for you. Okay. So she does. Have you figured out?

Paige Powers (27:39):

Yes, she’s been, yeah, she’s been doing this for years with me, so she knows what I need. She packs me, my PB and Js feel like I’m back in elementary school packs. My lunchbox, um, keeps, keeps me accountable for times when I have to wake up, when I have to leave. So she’s a huge help to have there.

Sevan Matossian (27:58):

Dude. That’s awesome. You gave her, so she has a job there, so she feels fulfilled. Yeah. No one. Yeah. Awesome. Mm-hmm. <affirmative> dude. Well played. Yeah. Give her a job. Wake me up. Feed me. Mom will love that.

Paige Powers (28:10):

Yes. I think it gets her nervous energy out too,

Sevan Matossian (28:13):

For sure. Awesome. Wow. Yeah, dude, that’s genius. And, and what about yours and, um, Bailey’s relationship? Is it as close as it appears on from afar?

Paige Powers (28:23):

Yeah, absolutely. I mean, probably even closer. Um, she is, I mean, she’s like my number one training partner, so we do everything together and the gym. And then she’s also such a joy to be around outside of the gym and we get along really well. And we’re similar but like different in good ways. Um, and I think we, our personalities be benefit each other. So she’s my, uh, partner in crime.

Sevan Matossian (28:54):

And what happens to the relationship during the games?

Paige Powers (28:59):

Um, I mean, it, it kind of stays the same. We’re just, we’re there for each other whenever we need it. Um, supporting each other, you know, it’s kind of that like you get on the competition floor and obviously you have to get your business done, but whenever you’re off of it, you’re straight back to friends. So

Sevan Matossian (29:19):

Is she at your hotel?

Paige Powers (29:21):

Mm, not that I know of.

Sevan Matossian (29:24):

Oh, okay. I was wondering like, will you guys like have a a and do you think you’ll talk to her on the phone every night?

Paige Powers (29:29):

Probably if I had to. So, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (29:35):

Uh, any, um, how, how is everything going with the training, everything, uh, going according to Plan?

Paige Powers (29:40):

Plan? Yeah. Yep. It’s going good. We, uh, we’ve done lots of skill work to make sure we don’t get caught off guard with anything that might show up this year. Um, yeah, lots of, lots of running for me, which is good. Staying on the running grind. Um,

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