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The Rogue Invitational Wraps Today

Morning Chalk Up

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


The final day of the 2023 Rogue Invitational will be underway soon with severe weather in the forecast once again. Like yesterday, the athletes are scheduled for three events with another 300 points up for grabs. Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr and Pat Vellner enter the final day in the lead, but as yesterday showed, big swings on the leaderboard can happen in any event.

The big hill, emblazoned with the Rogue logo has been sitting in center field all week and today, athletes will finally be put to the test, climbing it in two different events. In “Hulk Hands,” they will have to push a sled up the hill as part of the down-and-back, chipper-style workout, then in “Big Cat,” they will run up and down it five times.

The 2023 Fittest Woman on Earth, Laura Horvath described her performance in “The Duel III” following her second-place finish to Dani Speegle:

  • “I just raced to the level of my competitors. Every time a heat went faster, I just went faster,” she said.

One big number: 610 – That’s the total number of pounds lifted by Chandler Smith to win Event 6.

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.
  • It took two events on Friday for Laura Horvath and Roman Khrennikov to steal the top spots on day two.
  • Check out some interesting stats from the first two days of the Rogue Invitational.
  • Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr and Laura Horvath went back and forth battling for the top spot on the leaderboard all day Saturday.
  • Day two at the Rogue Invitational ended with Toomey-Orr holding the top spot while Patrick Vellner vaulted up the leaderboard to a 90-point lead.
  • 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.

One last thing: Heading into the final day at the Rogue Invitational, all three podium spots on the men’s side are currently occupied by Canadians.

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The first event of the final day at the Rogue Invitational kicks off at 9:30 AM CT with Event 7: Hulk Hands. Each day, we will have the top athlete scores detailed below. This leaderboard will update throughout the competition.

At the end of Day 3:

  1. Patrick Vellner  490 | Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr 505
  2. Jeffrey Adler 400 | Laura Horvath 500
  3. Roman Khrennikov 385 | Emma Lawson 415
  4. Brent Fikowski 385 | Gabriela Migala 395
  5. Jayson Hopper 375 |  Alex Gazan 375
  6. Chandler Smith 375 | Christine Kolenbrander 360
  7. Travis Mayer 375 | Manon Angonese 350
  8. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson 360 | Lauren Fisher 350
  9. Jay Crouch 355 |  Emma Cary 340
  10. Noah Ohlsen 350 | Dani Speegle 335

By The Numbers

Here are some key numbers from the third days of the 2023 Rogue Invitational:

  • 0.08 – The difference in time between Dani Speegle’s first-place finish (21.75) and Laura Horvath’s second-place finish (21.83) in “The Duel III.”
  • 1 – The total number of events that Emma Lawson has finished outside the top-10.
  • 18 – The total number of deadlifts that Event 6 winner Alex Gazan had to lift.
  • 30 – It was the Third Fittest Woman on Earth, Arielle Loewen’s 30th birthday yesterday.
  • 50 – The number of points Laura Horvath made up on Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr in “The Duel III.”

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Workouts, Schedule and How to Watch

Below is the schedule for the final day of the Rogue Invitational, Day 4. The events will be live streamed on Rogue’s site and on YouTube, and stay up-to-date on and the Morning Chalk Up’s Instagram.

  • Individual Event 7: Hulk Hands — 7:30 AM PT | 9:30 AM CT | 3:30 PM GMT+1
  • Individual Event 8: Big Cat — 10:30 AM PT | 12:30 PM CT | 6:30 PM GMT+1
  • Legends Event 3: Unnamed — 11:25 AM PT | 1:25 PM CT | 7:25 PM GMT+1
  • Individual Event 9: The Cleanup — 12:25 PM PT | 2:25 PM CT | 8:25 PM GMT+1

Sunday’s Workouts: Workout descriptions for all divisions.

Individual Event 7: Hulk Hands

  • For Time:
    30 Echo Bike Cals
    20 Double Fatbell Ground-to-Overhead (70/53 pounds)
    75-foot Front Rack Lunge to Zeus (135/95 pounds)
    Hill Sled Push
    75-foot Front Rack Lunge to Zeus (135/95 pounds)
    20 Double Fatbell Ground-to-Overhead (70/53 pounds)
    30 Echo Bike Cals

Individual Event 8: Big Cat

  • 5 Rounds for Time
    6 Box Jump (42/36 inches)
    2 Peg Board Climbs
    Hill Run

Legends Event 3

  • 12 Box Jump (42/36)
    4 peg board climb
    Hill Run together

Individual Event 9: The Cleanup

  • TBD

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