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Moving Day Dawns at the Rogue Invitational

Morning Chalk Up

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Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. The individuals take the competition floor for moving day at the 2023 Rogue Invitational and we will have you covered for everything and anything you need to know.


In just a few short hours, the elite men and women of the Rogue Invitational will take the field once again after weather delays impacted yesterday’s events. With the potential for more rain in the forecast on Moving Day, the athletes are scheduled to take on three events. Roman Khrennikov and Laura Horvath sit atop the leaderboard at the moment, but with 300 points up for grabs today, it’s still anyone’s game.

The first event on the docket today is “10th Inning,” an appropriately named test comprised of 10 rounds of four ring muscle-ups, eight handstand push-ups and 12 power snatches. The day will end under the lights with heavy barbells for Event 6: 1-Rep Max Deadlift. 

The 2023 Fittest Man on Earth, Jeffrey Adler, talked about his thoughts during the final mile run of Event 1: Texas Heavy:

  • “I was pretty confident in at least the top three, but I saw a chance to win and I’m gonna try to grab every point that I can.”

One big number: 90 – The number of minutes Event 3: The Circus was delayed, due to severe weather.

For the statisticians: 

How to stay in the know: 

Today’s top stories: Stay up-to-date on key stories as they develop.

  • How to watch the Rogue Invitational throughout the entire week.
  • Check out our definitive Spectator’s Guide for everything happening on the ground in Austin this week.
  • Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr and Jeffrey Adler won event 1 at the Rogue Invitational on Thursday night and held the lead on day one.
  • It took two events on Friday for Laura Horvath and Roman Khrennikov to steal the top spots on day two.
  • ICYMI: CrossFit’s new VP for Affiliates and Operations, Jay DeCoons responded to questions about statements he made in 2018 about CrossFit and safety, and about his experience in and around the affiliate community.
  • Not Rogue: Theo’s WOD is going on today–it’s a tribute WOD for a 19-month-old named Theo Huff who passed away in 2016 from a rare form of pediatric cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. The tribute WOD fundraiser benefits the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, learn more and donate.

One last thing: With three top-five finishes in three events so far (1st, 5th, 2nd), it’s safe to say that Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr’s comeback tour is in full swing. That said, Laura Horvath sits on a five-point lead atop the leaderboard.

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The first event of day three kicks off at 10:25 AM CT for the individual athletes. Each day, we will have the top athlete scores detailed below. This leaderboard will update throughout the competition.

At the end of Day 2:

  1. Roman Khrennikov 245 | Laura Horvath 280
  2. Jeffrey Adler 225 | Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr 275
  3. Patrick Vellner 225 | Gabriela Migala 235
  4. Chandler Smith 215 | Emma Lawson  225
  5.  Brent Fikowski 210 | Emma Cary 195
  6. Jelle Hoste 200 | Alex Gazan 170
  7. Noah Ohlsen 190 | Lauren Fisher 160
  8. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson 190 | Paige Semenza 155
  9. Ricky Garard 180 | Christine Kolenbrander 145
  10. Jayson Hopper 170 | Bethany Flores 145

By The Numbers

Here are some key numbers from the first and second days of the 2023 Rogue Invitational:

  • 3 – The number of Canadian men (simultaneously the number of “Team Canadian PB+J”) in the top five on the leaderboard after day 2.
  • 3/5 – Three of the top five men in Event 2 placed 13th or worse in Event 1 (Patrick Vellner – 13th, Bayley Martin – 18th, Victor Hoffer – 20th).
  • 5 – The number of points that separate Laura Horvath in first and Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr in second at the end of day 2. 
  • 5 – The number of men who were time-capped in Event 2.
  • 6 – The number of women who were time-capped in Event 2.
  • 20 – The number of points separating Roman Khrennikov in first at the end of day 2, from Jeffrey Adler and Patrick Vellner.

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Workouts, Schedule and How to Watch

Saturday’s schedule of events: Below is the schedule for the Rogue Invitational, Day 3. The events will be live streamed on Rogue’s site and on YouTube, and stay up-to-date on and Morning Chalk Up’s Instagram.

  • Individual Event 4: 10th Inning — 8:25 AM PT | 10:25 AM CT | 4:25 PM GMT+1

  • Legends Event 2: Unnamed — 10:10 AM PT | 12:10 PM CT | 6:10 PM GMT+1

  • Individual Event 5: The Duel III — 12:00 PM PT | 2:00 PM CT | 8:00 PM GMT+1
  • Individual Event 6: Max Deadlift — 3:55 PM PT | 5:55 PM CT | 11:55 PM GMT+1

Saturday’s Workouts: Workout descriptions for all divisions.

Individual Event 4: 10th Inning

  • 10 Rounds for Time:
    4 Ring Muscle Up
    8 Handstand Push Up
    12 Power Snatch (95/65 pounds)

Legends Event 2

  • Hurdle Run
    Rope Climb
    Sandbag Lift

Individual Event 5: The Duel III

  • TBA

Individual Event 6: Max Deadlift

  • 1 – Rep Max Deadlift

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