Episodes
On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss the Rogue Invitational Qualifiers ranking system VS CrossFit's worldwide ranking system, which athlete's stock increased the most during Semifinals and how each contestant would invest one million dollars into CrossFit. Our contestants include Tommy Marquez, Tim Paulson, and Ellia Miller. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: ...
Published 06/11/24
Published 06/11/24
Rogue unveiled its new Invitational Qualifying System this week. Resident smart person Barclay Dale joins the show to talk about what he likes, what needs improvement and what the CrossFit World Wide Ranking System should steal. It's time to hand out grades now that Semifinals are in the rear view mirror. Sean, Tommy and Lauren hand out marks for everything from programming on on-site atmosphere. Find out which aspects of the competitions passed with flying colors and which ones require some...
Published 06/06/24
On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss whether spot allocations at Semifinals were distributed correctly, if the order of events matters when it comes to who earned Games spots, if there's a benefit to bringing back the Last Chance Qualifier and the biggest overlooked moments from Semifinals. Our contestants include Chase Ingraham, Matt O'Keefe, and Justin Cotler. Get your Garmin today using the link below: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/894067/pn/010-02803-10
Published 06/04/24
The final day of competition at the Syndicate Crown had a little bit of everything. There was drama, incredible performances, heartbreak and triumph. Sean, Tommy and Lauren break down day 3 in Knoxville and start setting the table for what we are going to see at the CrossFit Games in Texas.
Published 06/02/24
There's a lot to go over after the second day of competition at the Syndicate Crown. Sean and Tommy take a closer look at the controversial no-calls and calls during the final heat of men's event 3 and set the table for Sunday for the individuals. We had some exciting moments in the team competition as the final qualifying spot in Knoxville comes down to the last event and one team's honesty nearly costs them a trip to Texas.
Published 06/02/24
We are down to the final week of Semifinals. Sean, Tommy and Lauren take a look back at week number two before looking ahead to the Syndicate Crown. Justin Medeiros looked like his old self at the West Coast Classic while Abigail Domit stands atop the podium for the women. But most of the talk about what happened in Carson has to do more with who wasn't there than who was. The crew talks about the lack of attendance and what might help put more people in the seats in the future. One of the...
Published 05/29/24
On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss ways to increase attendance at live events, whether event wins should be worth more than 100 points, if Justin Medeiros is "back," and the biggest moments from this past Semifinals weekend. Our contestants include James Hobart, Tim Paulson, and Kenny Johnson. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy purchases through link below: ...
Published 05/28/24
The first weekend of Semifinals was not without controversy. Sean, Tommy and Lauren dive into what led to the slow response to Rebecka Vitesson's knee injury during the French Throwdown. Jeremy Austin is ready to call a full weekend of action at the Torian Pro. He sits down with Sean and tells us what he'll be watching this weekend in Australia. CrossFit action is returning to Carson, CA for the first time since 2016. The crew gives their top storylines heading into the West Coast Classic.
Published 05/22/24
On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss if Europe is the new capital of CrossFit, what CrossFit should do if there's an injury on the competition floorand whether the tides are shifting from veterans to rookies. In two bonus rounds, each contestant gave their biggest weekend winner and discussed the impact of not reseeding the field before the final event. Our contestants include Matt O'Keefe, Justin Cotler, and Chase Ingraham. Want to maximize your recovery...
Published 05/21/24
We have our first group of individual Games qualifiers as both the Europe and Asia Semifinal have wrapped up three days of competition. Sean and Tommy recap all the top stories and performances, talk about who stood out, the chaos that unfolded for the European men in event 6 and what conclusions we can draw from the Far East and French Throwdowns. This episode is presented by Northern Spirit. Head to northernspirit-sport.com to shop their line of CrossFit branded apparel.
Published 05/19/24
One day of competition remains in France and South Korea. We know the first 9 teams that are going to be making their ways to Fort Worth, Texas to compete in the CrossFit Games. With 3 events remaining for the individuals, plenty can happen on Sunday. In Europe, it's tight on top of the women's leaderboard while there are some major surprises on the men's side. Over in Asia, Veterans are leading the way on the women's side while the two top men are hoping to hold on for their first trips to...
Published 05/18/24
We are through the first of three days of competition at the Europe and Asia Semifinals. Sean, Tommy and Lauren recap the first three events for the teams and the opening event for the individuals. We had a couple big surprises in Europe as a pair of favorites have dug themselves an early hole. Who has the best chance of climbing out? A team in Asia is threatening to run away with the competition after winning the first three events and a close race in the opening event for the Europen women...
Published 05/17/24
Another Icelandic star is sitting out the season. Sara Sigmundsdottir is calling it a season after being diagnosed with Reactive Arthritis. CrossFit's coverage of Semifinals on Friday has been called an "appetizer." But what exactly can we expect them to serve up? CrossFit Games Podcast host Chase Ingraham sheds some light on that. Speaking of Semifinals, competion gets started this weekend in Europe and Asia. Sean, Tommy and Lauren talk about the top storylines they will be following. ...
Published 05/15/24
On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss whether the allocation of Games spots is a cause for alarm or just growing pains of a new process, whether livestreaming the final two heats all three days is a better option than the current broadcast option and if it matters what a livestream looks like. Our contestants include James Hobart, Cooper Marsh and Tommy Marquez. Want to maximize your recovery while you sleep? Use code "Deathby" to save 20% on all Thirdzy...
Published 05/14/24
Semifinals are one week away and we finally have an idea of how many Games spots will be available at each competition. Sean and Tommy take a closer look at Mike Halpin's projections for the men and the women. Age Group Semifinals are officialy underway. Will we have a repeat of what happened during the Quarterfinals when it comes to judging? The TYR Cup was unveiled this week and it looks to put an exciting new spin on the team competition. Katrin Davidsdottir is our guest this week. She...
Published 05/09/24
On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss the biggest advantages TYR WZA SoCal has to the off-season, whether they love or hate going back to classic CrossFit style workouts for Semifinals and which male and female will make the biggest waves at Semifinals. Our contestants include Chase Ingraham, Matt O'Keefe, and Justin Cotler. Get your Garmin today! https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/894067/pn/010-02803-10
Published 05/07/24
If you were keeping a close eye on everything going on with Quarterfinals, odds are you were looking at Mike Halpin's spreadsheet. He joins Sean, Tommy and Lauren to take closer look at some of the numbers, what those numbers can tell us and why the penalties this time around are stirring up more controversy than past years. Following that, CrossFit Coach Kenny Johnson joins the show to talk about why he thinks this could be a watershed moment for the sport of fitness and what can be done to...
Published 05/02/24
On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss whether we're at a turning point where the CrossFit sport and HQ break off, solutions for future years on how to best approach this stage in the season, and if the season schedule should change for age groups. Our contestants include James Hobart, Tim Paulson and Adrian Conway. This episode is presented by Garmin. Use the link below to shop their smartwatches. https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/894067/pn/010-02803-10 
Published 04/30/24
Well, that escalated quickly. Penalties are wreaking havoc on the Quarterfinals leaderboards. Masters Champion Jason Grubb joins the show to talk about why this keeps happening and what athletes can and need to do to give themselves the best chances of emerging unscathed. Plus, there are going to be uniforms at semifinals, Katrin Davidsdottir is out, one of America's best Strongmen is calling it quits and what we learned from Taylor vs. The World. This episode is presented by Garmin. Head...
Published 04/25/24
On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss if Open scores should roll into the Quarterfinals leaderboard, whether Europe deserves a second semifinal based on the current world wide leaderboard and if CrossFit had to pick one video to review from everyone, which one would it be? Our contestants include Chase Ingraham, Justin Cotler and Matt O'Keefe. If you want to live a life of comfort, try out Vuori! Use the link below for an additional 20% off: Vuori.com/TEF
Published 04/23/24
Individual Quarterfinals have begun! Competition Director Adrian Bozman joins the show to give us an inside look at what inspired him to concoct the four workouts, where he is in semifinals programming and what he's looking forward to when we get to the CrossFit Games in Fort Worth. Michele Letendre is joining forces with HWPO. She tells us why this was the right time for her to make the move. Cale Layman finished 7th overall in the Open, now we will see what he can do in Quarterfinals....
Published 04/18/24
On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss ways that major training camps can survive in the ever growing ecosystem, whether the team eligibility rule should change and what movements need to be programmed for indy quarterfinals in order to advance the correct athletes to Semifinals. Our contestants include James Hobart, Kenny Johnson, and Rob Kearney
Published 04/16/24
The PFAA has questions about the heat in Ft. Worth but CrossFit is short on answers right now. Brent Fikowski joins the show to shed some light on why the PFAA reached out and what information they were hoping to get. Dave Castro is saying there are plans to make the Open matter again. Sean, Tommy and Lauren talk about what that might mean. Plus, Colten Mertens is really good at burpees and the crew takes a closer look at the Team Quarterfinals results. This episode is presented by Thirdzy....
Published 04/12/24
On this episode of Death By, Lauren Kalil and the contestants discuss the pros and cons of potentially having the CrossFit Open qualify athletes for the Games, thoughts surrounding CrossFit's new sponsor Hustle Up and whether athletes should be allowed to fill out anonymous submissions of athletes they think are on PEDs. Our contestants include Chase Ingraham, Justin Cotler and Jason Croxon.
Published 04/09/24