Nerding Out at the 2023 Rogue Invitational, Day Three
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:
- Event 5 was Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr’s first ever event finish at Rogue outside of the top 10.
- 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%.
- There are no American men or women in the top four athletes on either side.
- Four women were able to deadlift over 400 pounds in Event 6. And only one man was able to lift over 600 (Chandler Smith).
- In Event 5: “The Duel III” only one athlete was able to finish under 20 seconds (Jayson Hopper).
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.)
- The top five women in Event 5 all finished in 13th or worse on Event 4.
- In back-to-back events, Dani Speegle occupied both sides of the leaderboard, finishing 20th in Event 4, and first in Event 5.