Nerding Out at the 2023 Rogue Invitational, Day Three

October 29, 2023 by
Photo Credit: Ava Kitzi
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Day three at Rogue brought with it a couple of cool new events along with big shake-ups on the leaderboard.

The biggest change happened on the women’s side where Laura Horvath was able to almost completely erase a 60 points deficit on Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr. 

After the first two days it looked like Toomey-Orr was going to once again cruise to a victory at Rogue, but after a 12th place finish in Event 5, she left the door open for Horvath to make up some ground.

Besides the action at the top of the leaderboard, let’s now take a look at some of the interesting stats that have come out of competition on Day 3:

  1. Event 5 was Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr’s first ever event finish at Rogue outside of the top 10.
  1. Taking into account past performances along with a 90 point lead and only three events to go, Patrick Vellner has an estimated likelihood of victory of 96%.
  1. There are no American men or women in the top four athletes on either side.
  1. Four women were able to deadlift over 400 pounds in Event 6. And only one man was able to lift over 600 (Chandler Smith).
  1. In Event 5: “The Duel III” only one athlete was able to finish under 20 seconds (Jayson Hopper). 
  1. Including the 2023 CrossFit Games, Laura Horvath has finished in the top five in the last eight events that have included a strongman/odd-object implement in a row.
  1. Four out of the top five men on the leaderboard after Day 3 are the same men that finished in the top five on the leaderboard at the 2023 Games (Vellner, Adler, Khrennikov, Vellner.)
  1. Four out of the top five women on the leaderboard after Day 3 are the same women that finished in the top five on the leaderboard at the 2023 Games (Horvath, Lawson, Migala, Gazan.)
  1. The top five women in Event 5 all finished in 13th or worse on Event 4.
  1. In back-to-back events, Dani Speegle occupied both sides of the leaderboard, finishing 20th in Event 4, and first in Event 5.

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