Who’s Competing at the 2023 Rogue Invitational?

September 21, 2023 by
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This year marks the fifth annual Rogue Invitational, held once again at Dell Diamond, in Round Rock, just outside of Austin, Texas. As one of the largest off-season competitions, Rogue offers the largest prize purse of them all–and it continues to expand–but with a locked minimum value of over one million dollars.  

The details: Along with the Legends and the Strongman Divisions, a total of 40 athletes will be competing in the Individual Division.The roster was filled by top 2023 CrossFit Games competitors who received invitations, a special invitee–six-time Games champion–Tia-Clair Toomey, as well as six men and six women who qualified via “The Q,” Rogue’s online qualifier. 

The roster is as follows, barring any last minute changes:


  • Dani Speegle* | Manon Angonese* | Elena Carratala Sanahuja* | Lauren Fisher*
  • Christine Kolenbrander* | Kyra Milligan* | Karin Frey | Annie Thorisdottir
  • Emily Rolfe | Paige Powers | Danielle Brandon | Emma Cary | Alexis Raptis (WD)
  • Bethany Flores | Alex Gazan | Gabi Migala | Arielle Loewen | Emma Lawson
  • Laura Horvath | Tia Toomey | Paige Semenza | Shelby Neal

*Invitation earned via the online qualifier, “The Q.” 


  • *Ricky Garard | *Victor Hoffer | *Travis Mayer | *Tudor Magda | *Garrett Clark
  • *Jayson Hopper | Will Moorad | Bayley Martin | Björgvin Karl Gudmundsson
  • Jelle Hoste | Lazar Djukic | Jay Crouch | Chandler Smith | Jonne Koski | Dallin Pepper
  • Noah Ohlsen | Brent Fikowski | Roman Khrennikov | Pat Vellner | Jeffrey Adler

*Invitation earned via the online qualifier, “The Q.” 

As of this time, the Legends roster has not yet been released. 

Prize purse: Once again, Rogue is offering their ever-growing “Iron Games Prize Purse.” The goal, as is every year, is to expand the purse and they are taking the following steps to allow that to happen. 

  • Rogue has provided a 1 million dollar cash investment, and purchased an additional $275,000 of Bitcoin at $16,000 per coin. Any growth to that coin will add to the purse and be “paid out at the valuation at the time the prize purse is locked.”
  • $5 per attendee ticket sold, 10% of registration fees for the online qualifier, and 10% of registration fees for the community event, “The C,” will be added to the purse.  
  • New for 2023, $5.00 for every Rogue Invitational T-shirt sold and $5.00 for every pair of GORUCK Ballistic Trainers sold on

Additionally, sponsors will have the ability to make direct contributions to the purse if they so choose. 

The 2023 prize purse is locked with a minimum value of $1,275,000 and will be used to pay both the CrossFit and the Strongman competitors. 

The payouts currently are as follows:

  1. $257,420.33
  2. $89,797.79
  3. $47,892.15
  4. $35,919.12
  5. $26,939.34
  6. $23,946.08
  7. $20,952.82
  8. $17,959.56
  9. $11,973.04

Those finishing 10th through 20th will all take home the same amount, $5,986.52.

Tickets are on sale now with suites and many seats still available. 

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