The BIGGEST CrossFit Games Update Show Yet w/ Young, Ingraham, Loewen, Gazan & Mertens

Sevan Matossian (00:00):


John Young (00:00):

I’m sorry that it’s always me.

Sevan Matossian (00:06):

Boom. We live. Hey, I don’t think you ever have to stop that applause. Yeah. Hey, check it out. I could do this though. Yeah. And then just lower it. Yeah. Yeah. I think that’s more professional. Professional. I think that makes it so people then think that it’s really a loud audience in the background. Roger, that if Roman Koff wouldn’t have gotten injured, would Jeffrey Adler still have won the CrossFit games? Mr. Young,

John Young (00:38):

Honest opinion.

Sevan Matossian (00:39):

Yeah. Thought,

John Young (00:41):


Sevan Matossian (00:43):

Let’s paint the situation. He was winning by two points. He

John Young (00:46):

Wasn’t winning. He was down by two points. Roman was No,

Chase Ingraham (00:49):

Adler was

Sevan Matossian (00:50):

Winning. No, Adler was winning.

John Young (00:51):


Sevan Matossian (00:53):

Jeffrey Adler was winning and Roman did Roman step on a bag.

Chase Ingraham (00:58):

Yeah, he

John Young (00:59):

Did. His broken foot was on the ground. He stepped on a bag with his other foot and he broke the foot pedal. No, no,

Chase Ingraham (01:05):

No, no, no, no.

John Young (01:07):

The one that got cranked, he was on the ground. Nope.

Chase Ingraham (01:11):


Sevan Matossian (01:12):

Okay, let’s hear Chase’s version. That’s hear Chase’s version. What’s your version?

Chase Ingraham (01:15):

He broke his right foot. He came over the top, his right foot landed on the bag and then went nose dive into the ground. That is what happened.

John Young (01:26):

He broke it before he came over.

Chase Ingraham (01:27):

No, no, no, no. The ground broke his foot. Okay. But his foot hit the bag. It’s on video. Yeah. Watch right Foot boom.

Sevan Matossian (01:35):


Chase Ingraham (01:36):

Left foot. His left foot hits the bag.

Sevan Matossian (01:38):

Wait, I don’t even see it. Hit a bag.

John Young (01:40):

That’s what I’m saying. That foot’s on the ground, man.

Sevan Matossian (01:42):

There’s no bag. Wait, I don’t see it hitting a bag.

Chase Ingraham (01:46):

Alright, hold on.

Sevan Matossian (01:49):

Hold on.

John Young (01:50):

Regardless. His foot breaks. It’s,

Sevan Matossian (01:53):

Wait a second. Don’t see it hitting the bag. Are you sure That’s the jump where it broke?

Chase Ingraham (01:58):


John Young (01:58):

The jump where it breaks

Chase Ingraham (01:59):

A video.

Sevan Matossian (02:00):

Let me see another angle on that.

Chase Ingraham (02:02):

I sent another angle video to you.

Sevan Matossian (02:04):

Wow. Look at this. Look at this name. Holy cow. Oh,

Chase Ingraham (02:14):

Where’s Jeremy Austin? When you need him, he

Sevan Matossian (02:16):

Can get away. Wow. Wow. From Haing from, I think she’s Indian. Beautiful Indian lady from the Indian continent. Knot Feather Ma Ichi. Welcome. Welcome. Thank you for your generous new subscriber. Fantastic. I always wanted a little accent over my name. Oh shit. Here we go. Wow.

John Young (02:43):

Where’d you get this angle? Chase?

Sevan Matossian (02:45):

Don’t about it, bro. Don’t

Chase Ingraham (02:47):

Worry about it, bro.

Sevan Matossian (02:49):

Okay, here we go. Action.

Chase Ingraham (02:53):

Boom, boom. Bag ground in your face.

Sevan Matossian (02:56):


John Young (02:56):

Breaks it on the ground, but it hits the bag first.

Chase Ingraham (02:59):

That’s what I said.

Sevan Matossian (03:01):

Yeah, no,

John Young (03:01):

No, I’m agreeing with you.

Sevan Matossian (03:02):

I didn’t see both feet land on the bag. God. God. He has skinnier calves than Dave Castro. What in the hell is that? Dude’s build. So it’s his left foot got tweaked,

Chase Ingraham (03:17):


Sevan Matossian (03:18):

Well, it looks like his right knee broke too.

Chase Ingraham (03:24):

It’s like landing on someone’s foot in a basketball game, basically.

John Young (03:28):

I don’t know. I rolled my ankle pretty badly. It doesn’t break.

Chase Ingraham (03:33):

It was toes down when he broke it.

Sevan Matossian (03:36):

How many workouts were left after this? One?

John Young (03:39):

Two. Two.

Sevan Matossian (03:41):

Jason, what do you think? Do you think Jeffrey, I think Jeffrey Adler wins the games. If Roman’s still in it, what do you think?

Chase Ingraham (03:47):

I have taken the stance. If I’m going to give Jeffrey Adler a full week of being the champ, before I say anything of who would’ve won if whatever happened. Oh shit.

Sevan Matossian (03:55):


John Young (03:55):

This is not the podcast to be political. That’s your own podcast.

Sevan Matossian (03:59):

Wow. What if I

Chase Ingraham (04:00):

Ever been political in my podcast? Podcast? I’m convinced that nobody listens to my podcast or I probably wouldn’t have the job.

Sevan Matossian (04:10):

That’s aggressive tonight. I like it. Chase. So you think that Roman would’ve won too?

Chase Ingraham (04:16):


Sevan Matossian (04:17):

Oh, okay.

Chase Ingraham (04:18):

But I’m not going to play the, I’m giving Jeff Adler a full week before I play the speculation game

John Young (04:25):

And Jeff might’ve

Sevan Matossian (04:26):

Done much better. So you maybe think, sorry, let me get to the bottom of this, John real quick. Don’t let him wiggle away yet. We still got him on the hook a little bit. So you sort of think that you may think you that Roman would’ve won up to 50% chance. Keep sipping that if that’s what I think it is. Okay, fine. Fine. We need a couple more in him before he starts talking. And why, John? What movement? Give me just one movement that you see in there that you’re like, dude, sorry. In those two workouts, what’s the

John Young (05:03):

Movement? It’s not just one movement and Jeff might’ve done much better on the last workout had it been a race. You cannot say that maybe he could have went way faster than he did, and if that’s the case, then I think it’s a 50 50 shot either way. I think Roman

Sevan Matossian (05:18):

Jeff Hasler was not going as hard as he could on the second to last workout.

John Young (05:21):

On the last workout

Sevan Matossian (05:22):

On either of them.

John Young (05:24):

That’s fair. I have it on good authority. Roman would’ve crushed the sled workout. I don’t think he beats Wakowski or Ner, but I do think he’d be third and Adler was seventh in that workout. It wasn’t his best one. Roman would’ve been ahead of Adler in the last workout.

Sevan Matossian (05:43):

So here’s here, here’s what we need. We need Brian spin. Oh, that’s the workout. Was that the second to last workout? Second to last eight rounds for time, down and back. P bar traverse 30 heavy rope double unders. One section hand overhand sled pool. Got

Chase Ingraham (06:07):

It. Look like fun to workout.

Sevan Matossian (06:08):

Hey, so the only place I could imagine Roman’s better than Adler is the sled pool because he’s more mass. That’s what you’re saying.

John Young (06:16):

I mean similar way to why Wakowski is better than everybody in that workout. I think Roman’s similar. I don’t think he would’ve beaten Frankowski or Vellner in that workout, but the P bar wasn’t a problem. The double unders wouldn’t have been a problem, and I do think he would’ve pulled the sled faster than everybody except those two.

Sevan Matossian (06:34):

Oh geez. Here we go. You want to hear from Roman’s training partner,

Chase Ingraham (06:38):

Jesus Christ.

Sevan Matossian (06:40):

Get this guy in the podcast. It’s time. I’ve strung this guy along long enough.

Chase Ingraham (06:44):

Roman got third in test one in semifinals in the East.

John Young (06:48):

You can’t use test one. AB

Chase Ingraham (06:50):

Got six.

Sevan Matossian (06:51):

Yeah, you can chase. You can do whatever you want. Listen man, Logan Ewing, Roman would dominate the P bar sled pool workout says Logan Ewing of the Mayhem Empire. Very biased Rogan’s training partner and jock carrier and would’ve made enough points, plus he would’ve made a run at the final. What does that mean? What’s that? I don’t understand that last sentence.

John Young (07:10):

The last workout. He would’ve made a run at winning. I think Roman would’ve been like 15 points ahead of Adler going into the last workout and then from what happens there, I have no idea. I thought it’d be a great workout for Adler and he coasted it in. So I can’t say whether Adler would crush that or Roman would crush that, but Roman would be ahead going to that last one. If he could just stay by him, he wins. If Adler beats him by four spots, Adler wins. I don’t know which one would’ve happened.

Sevan Matossian (07:40):

Imagine a circle and inside of that circle is the sport of CrossFit and inside of it, Mr. Schweitzer from the glorious Clydesdale media says health and injury, and I’m going to throw in judging and reffing or part of the sport. And so Jeff won. End of story. I agree with you. I think probably we all agree with you Agree, but here’s the thing I’m tripping on. When Brian Spin sends out the, who’s the best in CrossFit list, and I’m guessing he’s going to do it in a couple days, so we all vote basically. Who’s going to win the games in 2024? Assuming that’s coming out any day now start predicting. Is Jeffrey Adler going to be at the top of that list? Are you guys going to put Adler at the top of that list?

John Young (08:24):

You want to go

Sevan Matossian (08:25):

First? No. Chase isn’t going to turn his in for two weeks. He’s going to turn.

Chase Ingraham (08:31):

I go sip of his drink. I go off the test of this year. I might put Ricky Gerard at the top. Wow. Hot take. If you wanted a hot take,

Sevan Matossian (08:43):

I’m going to bring Ricky on the show and provoke the shit out of him. I’m going to ask him 20.

Chase Ingraham (08:46):

I don’t think it’s going to be that hard. The dude’s been doing the games test ever since they came out.

Sevan Matossian (08:50):

Do you think you would’ve won workout one? I’m just going to go through every workout. Do you think we’ve one workout two?

Mattew Souza (08:55):

Wasn’t he doing them in his gym?

John Young (08:58):

The ones he could do? Yeah.

Mattew Souza (08:59):

Yeah. So I’ll have some frame of reference. I got a wild take on it. I think Roman’s injury was the best thing that could have happened to him for his long term of his career and his fan base Better than winning the games this year.

John Young (09:09):

I agree with you. Susa.

Sevan Matossian (09:10):

The fuck are you talking about? Someone explained that to me.

John Young (09:13):

If you look at You want to go, Matt, I

Sevan Matossian (09:15):

Was just going to, you put on extra 10,000 Instagram followers, we’re

John Young (09:18):

Probably thinking along the same lines.

Mattew Souza (09:19):

Well, no, I’m just thinking he won the hearts of everybody inside that coliseum. That story’s massive. We know he’s now capable of being on that podium if not winning the games and now next year. The hype coming into it as a healthy Roman is going to be insane. And so if he would’ve won this year, everybody would’ve. Oh, sha, he won. But this built his story up so much more.

Sevan Matossian (09:38):

This is rocky upside down. We really do live in a backwards world.

John Young (09:44):

I just think every great champion we’ve had had heartbreak the year before their run, right? Matt Fraser was supposed to win in 2015. Rich was supposed to win in 2010. Tia was supposed to win in 2016. They didn’t, and it was heartbreak and it was terrible and a little bit of different circumstances, but that set off the monsters that those people became and then they were untouchable. It would not surprise me if Roman went off and won three straight and nobody could touch him. Maybe Ricky is his rival in that three years. Jeff, maybe they’re all close. I don’t know. I wouldn’t surprise me if Roman takes another step forward and everybody else stays the same. Relative fitness.

Sevan Matossian (10:34):

Oh, here we go. Ken Walters, this guy had two last place finishes and still finishes third. Wait, did he take third or second? Third. Third. Oh, let’s talk about that other room. Let’s talk about a couple other rumor. By the way, I think Adler would’ve won, and not just because he’s coming on tomorrow, partially because of that, but not totally. I’m hearing that Roman’s leaving mayhem and headed off to Dubai, leaving Cookville. Anyone? Can anyone

John Young (11:03):

Confirm that he’s doing a seminar in Dubai?

Sevan Matossian (11:05):

He’s not leaving. Leaving. I heard his wife didn’t like Cookville left and he’s on his way to Dubai with her.

John Young (11:13):

I heard that too. Logan might.

Sevan Matossian (11:17):

No, and he’s taking Logan with him.

John Young (11:20):

Well, I mean Logan would know is all I’m saying. We don’t know what he would know. I

Sevan Matossian (11:25):

Alright. She got tired of the guy delivering the newspaper, having more missing teeth than she could count out there and cook. Well, they got that problem in Russia too. Alright. Oh, let’s talk about the other rumor. Kowski. Sandbagged. This is just, that’s just asinine, right? Has anyone, I went back and watched

John Young (11:50):

That and there’s

Sevan Matossian (11:51):


John Young (11:51):


Chase Ingraham (11:52):

That dude just, yeah,

Sevan Matossian (11:56):

Okay. He’s coming back on the 16th to Cookeville to pack Logan up and then head off to Dubai this year will be great for Roman’s confidence. He will be thinking all year he would’ve won. And the opposite for Adler, he’ll be questioning his win all year.

John Young (12:16):

That’s tough.

Chase Ingraham (12:19):

I dunno about that. I think that was great for Adler. I don’t see any confidence shaking. I think it’s because when you look at the path that Adler’s taken to get where he was and all the weaknesses he’s been working on yet still not losing his strengths, that type of confidence in your training exponentially increases your drive to go forward and continue to pour yourself into those. Because a lot of the times, if you’re doing all of these, okay, I’m focusing on my weaknesses, I’m doing the things I hate, am I going too far to the left and maybe I’m losing what I have on the right? And then when it works, it’s a total game changer. Absolute game changer. And I’m a fan of what Adler’s done and the way he’s done it. I think it was awesome the way he has climbed the ranks over the last four or five years. It’s been great.

Sevan Matossian (13:17):

CLIs, now media, Scott Schweitzer. Adler will be number one on my list. Go ahead John.

John Young (13:22):

And to your point for him, you just keep on keeping on. What you’re doing is working. You have not taken a step back. You just continue to improve. And if it’s working, there’s no reason he can’t just continue to get better because he’s gotten better every year, year after year after year. And it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s fitter and Romans fitter and then those two just are. Take a jump over everybody. It wouldn’t surprise me if Roman comes and dominates. I think there’s a whole bunch of different things that could happen next year, but for Adler, he has improved every single year. So for him to win, I mean, I agree with Chase. You just keep on keeping on doing rinse, lather, repeat

Sevan Matossian (14:11):

Programming will be different next year.

John Young (14:14):

It’s a champion’s programming doesn’t matter.

Chase Ingraham (14:17):


Sevan Matossian (14:19):

It matters to second and third place where Roman was,

John Young (14:23):

I mean the last two events could have been in,

Chase Ingraham (14:25):

We still got the programming, didn’t break this foot.

Sevan Matossian (14:31):

Ladies and gentlemen, Daniel Brandon has text us very confidential text. She’s had an unexpected situation going, you know what? Fuck this. I’m going to read you. I’m going to go against the, did the AC go out again? I’m going to go against the rules.

Chase Ingraham (14:46):

Rolling blackouts.

Sevan Matossian (14:48):

I’m going to go against the rules. If we text real quick, can I read your text?

Mattew Souza (14:51):


Sevan Matossian (14:52):

Thank you. Mean, meanwhile, I’m going to read them. Let me read this to you. I really want to read you the text we have going with Jason Hopper. Are you tripping

Mattew Souza (15:07):

Me? Yeah. Yeah. Something happened. Something happen.

Sevan Matossian (15:10):

It’s like texting with someone from the Muppets.

Mattew Souza (15:14):

We got to get to the bottom of it when he comes on. Yeah, 80 degree change.

Sevan Matossian (15:19):

Let me see this.

Mattew Souza (15:25):

I hope she pops in for a minute.

Sevan Matossian (15:26):

Where is this?

John Young (15:28):

Can you explain that? Or is that under wrap?

Sevan Matossian (15:30):

I don’t know why. The Jason Hopper thing? Yeah, just because we’ll give him any anytime he wants, but even that’s not working. Like, Hey, when do you want Just throwing out times. Here’s the clock. Just put the hands anywhere you want. We’ll do it. You know what I mean? You know what the big hand does, right? You know what the little hand does?

Mattew Souza (15:52):

I probably think he’s just screwing with us.

Sevan Matossian (15:55):

It does seem like he’s fucking with us

Mattew Souza (15:57):

Scheduled. He’s like, yeah, let’s go with Saturday.

Sevan Matossian (16:01):

Let me see. Let me see.

Mattew Souza (16:06):


John Young (16:06):

Not busy. He’s not training.

Sevan Matossian (16:11):

Oh, that’s why I can’t figure out the text because I text her without you on it at first. Okay.

Mattew Souza (16:17):

Yeah. That was the first one, which left me feeling nervous because there wasn’t a lot of back and forth until 10, 16 minutes ago.

Sevan Matossian (16:24):

I said, sorry, Danielle, I’m reading this. Hey, great hanging with you. I want to have you on Friday night for 15 minutes. Low stress. If you can’t. She says, yes, exclamation point. Thank you. Then today we get a text. We’re like, Hey, we’re on in 30 minutes. Well, Susan text her the night before. See you tomorrow. Courtesy text. Everyone gets it. Seven on podcast. And then he texted her 30 minutes ago saying the shows to go on. I don’t get, he says, I’m at a wedding. Susan says, so what? Come on, we have a podcast. Let’s do it.

Mattew Souza (17:06):

We can all join the wedding

Sevan Matossian (17:08):

So far, Ariel alone, she’s

John Young (17:09):

Going to be at the wedding.

Sevan Matossian (17:10):


John Young (17:11):

Maybe she didn’t know she was going to go to a wedding.

Sevan Matossian (17:13):

Here’s the thing with her. We’ve come to accept like water. It gets things wet. If you schedule with Danielle, Brandon, you know it’s three to four schedules minimum before you get her. But you know what the crazy part is? It’s so cool that she texts you. She’s not even, she doesn’t ghost you. She’s like, Hey, I’m at a wedding. What’s your problem? Let me alone.

Mattew Souza (17:34):

Totally. Yeah. Did you see the text we just got right this second?

Sevan Matossian (17:37):

No. Please tell me. Please tell me. It’s from Jason Hopper. Oh, here we go. Jesus Christ. Oh, you know what?

Mattew Souza (17:47):

Right now,

Sevan Matossian (17:48):

No. Yeah. Oh yeah, yeah. Send him a link right now. Send him a link right now

Mattew Souza (17:52):

You have 10 minutes. When Ariel comes, you’re out.

Sevan Matossian (17:54):

Yeah. Just be like, Hey, can you come on now for five minutes? We have a question for you. Why the fuck is it so hard scheduling? You? Bill Francis, thank you all again for amazing coverage, no matter the medium you were on and on. God, I love John

Caleb Beaver (18:09):

On God

Sevan Matossian (18:11):

Related shit. Is that like on God? Like on God,

Chase Ingraham (18:17):

On God. That’s on guard.

Caleb Beaver (18:20):

Thank you. That’s French

Mattew Souza (18:22):

Caleb. Point the phrase for the show now. This is awesome.

Caleb Beaver (18:25):

On God.

Sevan Matossian (18:27):

On God, brother. On God. We named the next live calling show.

Mattew Souza (18:32):

Yes. Hey, you have to remember partially somewhere in the show to play the new ad sponsor in the middle of it.

Sevan Matossian (18:40):

Oh, that’s this show.

Mattew Souza (18:43):

I mean,

Sevan Matossian (18:44):

Oh, Nelly.

Mattew Souza (18:46):

Probably should. Did you watch it?

Sevan Matossian (18:47):

No. Fuck. How long is it?

Mattew Souza (18:50):

It’s way too long. It’s way too

Sevan Matossian (18:52):

Long. Can we start it and stop it? Oh no. When it goes, we disappear.

Mattew Souza (18:56):

We disappear. Correct. Yeah. And I apologize to everybody.

Caleb Beaver (19:03):

I just looked at it.

Mattew Souza (19:05):

Did you watch it?

Caleb Beaver (19:06):

No, I just saw how long

Sevan Matossian (19:07):

It was. It’s for the mattress, right? It’s for the mattress, right?

Mattew Souza (19:10):

Yeah. Eight sleep. I mean, Frankie can do it now. If you want to do it now.

Sevan Matossian (19:16):

Doesn’t let Ask one more question. I’ll

Chase Ingraham (19:19):

Disrupt this rhythm, please.

Sevan Matossian (19:20):

Thank you, chase.

Mattew Souza (19:22):


Sevan Matossian (19:22):

Someone got, chase understands. Chase understands.

Mattew Souza (19:25):

I got to pay the bills around here.

Sevan Matossian (19:27):

Were any workouts leaked last year? I heard last year. Chase is like, fuck. Why did I agree to come on this show? Can we just talk about something simple?

Chase Ingraham (19:34):

You can ask any question you want. I’m a big boy.

Sevan Matossian (19:37):

Any workouts leaked this year? Last year I heard rumors that it was the worst leaked year of CrossFit games work out in the history of the sport.

Chase Ingraham (19:44):

Not at the games.

Sevan Matossian (19:45):

No, they weren’t. Not at the games. Not true.

Chase Ingraham (19:47):

No. Opened the worst programmed. Is that what you’re saying? Last year?

Sevan Matossian (19:54):

I apologize for the, I apologize for cryptic talk. Wait a second. Okay. Enough with the cryptic talk. Sorry. I apologize for that. I hate that shit. Yeah. Did you guys hear of any camps getting workouts ahead of time?

Chase Ingraham (20:08):

Oh no.

Sevan Matossian (20:09):

For instance, chase, last year, the ropes, some people showed up with the fucking perfect rope to do double crossovers and some people didn’t. Well,

Chase Ingraham (20:15):

They were probably sponsored by RX Smart Gear, which is a vendor at the games, and you probably ran over and gave them all ropes, which is

Sevan Matossian (20:21):

What they should. Okay, so that’s not a leak?

Chase Ingraham (20:24):

No, because the same people, excuse me, in the same camps, I don’t think have the same ropes either. Did every mayhem athlete have a rope?

Sevan Matossian (20:33):

I don’t know. That’s a good point. So that’s just because I do have a right wing conspiracy show. The reason why I think that,

Chase Ingraham (20:40):

Not because there’s any validity to it. There wasn’t double crossover. Keep throwing the conspiracy theories out there. Slop.

Sevan Matossian (20:50):

Slop. My birthday is on Sunday and my wife’s grandma dropped off a bunch of cannoli.

Chase Ingraham (20:57):

I talked to him a couple weeks ago.

Sevan Matossian (20:59):

What is cannoli?

Chase Ingraham (21:01):

It’s like, it’s like a cream filled pastry. Yeah, yeah. Leave the guns. Take the cannolis.

Sevan Matossian (21:09):

I’ve had six since I got off work yesterday. That is all. Oh dude, this is like a Catholic. This is like, what’s that called when you’re in Catholic church? When you got to go to the back? Confession. I forgive you, son.

Chase Ingraham (21:28):

Oh, it’s like an Italian egg roll. So

Sevan Matossian (21:33):

Good. Armenians have a lot of desserts that just aren’t worth eating. They’re just all sugar, but they’re just not even good. I wonder, is that one of those things? What

Chase Ingraham (21:43):

Is traditional Armenian cuisine?

Sevan Matossian (21:45):

There’s something called Zeki or something or something. It’s just this round glob of sugar and dough. It’s dumb. It’s worse than, it’s like, dude, Americans have donut holes. What the fuck? We got this thing

Chase Ingraham (21:58):

Stupid I might make, or

Sevan Matossian (22:00):

It’s like scones. Like scones. Like real scones. I’m not talking about these Starbucks scones that taste like sugar. I’m talking, you know what scones, it’s like you’ve bit into a banana peel. You’re like,

Chase Ingraham (22:08):


Sevan Matossian (22:09):

Nothing. That’s how Arman desserts are

Chase Ingraham (22:10):

Disappointing than bite into a real S scone, a piece of chalk.

Sevan Matossian (22:17):

Even Bach lava. Dude, I love pistachios. No one wants fucking pistachios on their dessert and I don’t want the fucking thing. It’s just like a flaky mess. It’s like eating seaweed. It’s like, have you ever seen your kids eat

Chase Ingraham (22:29):

Seaweed and shit? Just everywhere? That’s not your go-to gelato. P. So how about that video?

Sevan Matossian (22:48):

What video? Hold on, I’m not done with controversial

Chase Ingraham (22:50):


Sevan Matossian (22:51):

Don’t try to take over the

Chase Ingraham (22:52):

Show, Rita.

Sevan Matossian (22:53):

Let there be. Oh, that thing. Hold on. One more thing.

Chase Ingraham (22:57):

Sponsored by awkward silence.

Sevan Matossian (23:00):

I’m so glad Danielle. Brand’s not here. Here we go. I’m sweating balls. Before the CrossFit games. I said that if you’re a woman, because of the nature of the women’s field, how it unfolded into a

Chase Ingraham (23:17):

Careful savvy,

Sevan Matossian (23:21):

A lot of women stepped out for a variety of reasons. Is that true that Haley Adams is dating some, this is one I was going to ask, but Haley Adams, was she dating a pro baseball player and now she pivoted to a guy from the movie Avatar

Chase Ingraham (23:36):

Child actor. What Hay’s Blue, the new avatar. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (23:40):

God, I’m stoked for her. Holy shit. I got to get her on. I didn’t know she Thank you Mrs. Young. That’s the lady I met in the media department.

Chase Ingraham (23:56):


Sevan Matossian (23:57):

Oh, she looked tiny in the media department there. She looked yoked.

Chase Ingraham (24:01):

She is tiny.

Sevan Matossian (24:02):

Oh. Oh yeah. This dude. Congratulations Haley. This is awesome. Wow.

Chase Ingraham (24:07):

Is that his real name? No way. He sounds like a boxer,

Sevan Matossian (24:12):

But dating’s fun. Do you remember dating? Do any of you guys remember dating did cross me?

Mattew Souza (24:15):

It looks like he’s in a Well, yeah. Bull box. Okay, here we go. Now we got some real, and this is where I bow

Sevan Matossian (24:22):

Out. Okay. But I got, oh, look. Look at some. Yeah, hold on. Hey guys. Hi Ms. Law. Oh, shit. She saw a ghost at, can you hear me?

Chase Ingraham (24:33):


Sevan Matossian (24:33):

Look at your, oh, your daughter saw a ghost. She was like,

Chase Ingraham (24:38):

Can you turn she stranger danger. Okay, hold on. Sideways. Thank you. Nice.

Sevan Matossian (24:44):

Thank you, Kayla. Okay, one quick thing. Hi Ariel. Hold on. You’re interrupting the show. Someone’s

Chase Ingraham (24:48):

Watching. Bluey.

Arielle Loewen (24:50):

Take your time

Chase Ingraham (24:52):


Sevan Matossian (24:53):

I said that if you’re a woman and you did worse this year than you did last year, you should retire

Arielle Loewen (25:01):

Saying me or a

Sevan Matossian (25:02):

Different one. No, no, no, no. I’m asking. But I think Daniel, Brandon, did Daniel, Brandon do worse this year than she did last year? Oh, that sucks. I can’t have her retire. I strike that comment from the record.

Arielle Loewen (25:14):

Who are you thinking of? Who do you want to retire?

Sevan Matossian (25:17):

No one. I don’t want anyone to, but I was just kind of saying that I thought it was like a slam dunk and no one would have to retire. So many girls were pulling out. I thought the whole field would move up

Arielle Loewen (25:27):

In a perfect world. We all would.

Sevan Matossian (25:29):

Yeah. What’s up? Podium. Podium. I

Arielle Loewen (25:32):

Know. I don’t know if you could see behind me, but our fireplace has a new belt on it for the

Chase Ingraham (25:37):

Moment. Oh, nice. We

Arielle Loewen (25:41):

Dunno where else to put it. So I was like, you know what? That’s a good spot for it’s until we build something for it.

Sevan Matossian (25:49):

Ariel Day one. Any thoughts on your placement day one before workout one? Any thoughts on placement?

Arielle Loewen (25:58):

What did it start on a Thursday? Yes, ma’am. Wednesday night, me and Dylan went to dinner and we were kind of reflecting on last season how amazing it was. And I was like, man, last season, day one was such a good day. How am I going to top this year’s day one? So going into it, I was already like, okay, last year, day one I was in third. Put your hopes realistic. That’s not going to happen again. So I’ll be happy with top 10 at the end of day one. But turns out same thing happened and I had a better first day compared to last year, and I think I ended in third that day. So it was a good first day.

Sevan Matossian (26:39):

And did you think at that point, did you have any thoughts about the end at any time before the last workout? When was the first time you thought of the podium?

Arielle Loewen (26:49):

Probably event 11 after I finished the double under one and I had think a 70 point lead over Gaza. And I personally talked to Anne backstage before it went on and she was like, I’m not even worried about getting third. She’s like, I’m trying to hold on to fourth and not let Alexis beat me. And that’s when it kind of sunk in. Like wait, people aren’t even, I mean of course they might still try for it, but it wasn’t even in her sights to say, I need to beat you by X amount of points so I can stand here. And that’s kind of when it sunk in, this is real. Just don’t get last place and you’ll be fine.

Sevan Matossian (27:26):

And did you look at the people to your right and left too? Were you like, okay, I need to stay ahead of Alexis, I need to stay ahead of Gaza?

Arielle Loewen (27:33):

No, it didn’t matter if they beat me. I just couldn’t have them beat me and I get last place. So I was just like, what I’ve done all weekend, just keep moving, get uncomfortable, push through the pain a bit. And it worked out great. I actually finished the last event. I was super proud of it. I did all the lunges unbroken and it hurt a little bit, but it was worth it.

Sevan Matossian (27:55):

Yeah, you’re in a strong position, I guess you could say Laura Horvat was kind of in a world of her own and then you and Emma Lawson were in a world of your own. And then it kind of went down to Gabrielle Mcg, Alex Gaza, Alexis Raptors.

Arielle Loewen (28:11):

Yeah. It was a great way to end. I didn’t have to die in the last event. I could just push hard and have a great weekend, a great end to the weekend.

Sevan Matossian (28:22):

To me looking from the outside, it was just like a hundred percent. You were like, yeah, I did it. Was there any part of you that was like, fuck, I wanted first?

Arielle Loewen (28:31):


Sevan Matossian (28:32):

No, you were good. You were good. If

Arielle Loewen (28:33):

I were to go back and reflect, I did really bad on the handstand event, which should have been a strength. If I would’ve done better there, it would’ve changed the podium. But I mean, would’ve could have. I could have done worse on the five K. It’s easy to look back in hindsight and say that, but that’s the one event where I’m like, how the heck did I get 14? I sucked it up when it should have been a strength, by all means it should have been a strength.

Sevan Matossian (29:02):

And then on the other end you said a PR right out there for the

Arielle Loewen (29:06):

Snap. One thing that’s interesting on the handstand one, so I’m my own programmer, so even as soon as in the middle of the event, I realized where I had messed up in my programming. I only do freestanding handstand pushups fresh as skill work. So as soon as I finished the pullovers, did my handstand walks, believe it or not, my arms were extremely fatigued. So in that moment I tried to do strict freestanding handstand pushups and they were not there. And I was like, okay, now I need to do these under fatigue because I’ve only ever done them fresh and I’m paying the price for it right now. So it was a good learning moment. Now I know for the future,

Sevan Matossian (29:49):

Will you write that down? Will you journal that?

Arielle Loewen (29:52):

Yeah, I have stuff. I have a note section in my phone that has my weaknesses and I need to work on each week. So that just.

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