Two former winners rise to the top again.

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Facing heavy rain and a field of fierce competitors over the course of four days, 2023 CrossFit Games winner Laura Horvath and second-Fittest Man on Earth® Patrick Vellner both became two-time Rogue Invitational champions by winning their respective divisions at the 2023 Rogue Invitational. The current Fittest Woman on Earth® earned her place atop the podium for the second straight year with a dynamite performance at Dell Diamond stadium that included three event victories.

Meanwhile, Vellner just edged out reigning Fittest Man on Earth® Jeffrey Adler to take home the Men’s Individual crown for the second time in four years. Despite dealing with adverse conditions, that didn’t stop the athletes from showcasing their strength, speed, and stamina for the fans who weathered the storm in Round Rock, Texas.

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Here are the final standings for both divisions at the 2023 Rogue CrossFit Invitational:

2023 Rogue CrossFit Invitational Final Standings — Women

  1. Laura Horvath — 780 points (Winner)
  2. Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr — 770 points
  3. Emma Lawson — 650 points
  4. Gabriela Migała — 630 points
  5. Alex Gazan — 590 points
  6. Emma Cary — 550 points
  7. Danielle Brandon — 540 points
  8. Arielle Loewen — 510 points
  9. Dani Speegle — 505 points
  10. Manon Angonese — 460 points
  11. Christine Kolenbrander — 455 points
  12. Lauren Fisher — 420 points
  13. Paige Powers — 405 points
  14. Paige Semenza — 390 points
  15. Emily Rolfe — 330 points
  16. Bethany Flores — 320 points
  17. Karin Freyova — 305 points
  18. Kyra Milligan — 295 points
  19. Shelby Neal — 265 points
  20. Elena Carratala Sanahuja — 235 points

2023 Rogue CrossFit Invitational Final Standings Men

  1. Pat Vellner — 660 points (Winner)
  2. Jeffrey Adler — 640 points
  3. Roman Khrennikov— 610 points
  4. Brent Fikowski — 610 points
  5. Ricky Garard — 565 points
  6. Travis Mayer — 555 points
  7. Jayson Hopper — 545points
  8. Dallin Pepper — 545 points
  9. Jay Crouch — 540 points
  10. Noah Olsen — 530 points
  11. Jelle Hoste — 485 points
  12. Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson — 475 points
  13. Chandler Smith — 455 points
  14. Lazar Đukić — 445 points
  15. Tudor Magda — 435 points
  16. Bayley Martin — 375 points
  17. Victor Hoffer — 360 points
  18. Will Moorad — 300 points
  19. Garrett Clark — 255 points
  20. Jonne Koski — 10 points

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With nine events that tested their strength and conditioning (as well as their mental fortitude), the CrossFit participants at the 2023 Rogue Invitational deserve tremendous credit for enduring a difficult challenge. While the two winners had a couple of hiccups, both Horvath and Vellner accumulated enough points to emerge victorious and secure lucrative paydays.

Here’s an event-by-event breakdown of how each champion performed:

Laura Horvath 2023 Rogue Invitational Event by Event Performance

Other than struggling to make it through “10th Inning” at the start of Day Two, Horvath had little trouble completing the other eight events on the schedule. In fact, she secured a top-three finish in six of the nine events, including wins in “The Circus,” “Hulk Hands,” and “The Cleanup.”

Of course, the 2023 CrossFit Games winner needed every point to fend off six-time Fittest Woman on Earth® Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr, who showed no rust in her first competition since 2021. Ultimately, though, Horvath outlasted her peer in what proved to be a neck-and-neck battle till the very end.

  1. Texas Heavy — Fourth place
  2. Seat at the Bar — Second place
  3. The Circus — First place
  4. 10th Inning — 14th place
  5. The Duel III — Second place
  6. Max Deadlift — Third place
  7. Hulk Hands — First place
  8. Big Cat — Fifth place
  9. The Cleanup — First place

Pat Vellner 2023 Rogue Invitational Event by Event Performance

Although he got off to a slow start, Vellner more than made up for his lackluster showing in “Texas Heavy” by rattling off top-three finishes in four of the next five events. That string of standout performances helped him climb atop the leaderboard and maintain a slim lead over Adler, who ultimately came up 20 points shy of the No. 1 spot.

Vellner, a seven-time CrossFit Games competitor who won the Rogue Invitational in 2020, delivered his best performance in “Seat at the Bar.” The Canadian native took home second in the event by completing the 20-15-10 rep scheme of log muscle ups, followed by five back squats of 375 pounds (170 kilograms) in six minutes and 47 seconds. He also demonstrated excellent strength by tying Tudor Magda for the second-highest deadlift with a 595-pound (270-kilogram) pull on Event No. 6.

  1. Texas Heavy — 13th place
  2. Seat at the Bar — Second place
  3. The Circus — Third place
  4. 10th Inning — Fourth place
  5. The Duel III — Third place
  6. Max Deadlift — Third place
  7. Hulk Hands — Ninth place
  8. Big Cat — 10th place
  9. The Cleanup — 10th place

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Not only did Horvath and Vellner become multiple-time Rogue Invitational champions over the Oct. 26-29 weekend, but they also became substantially wealthier for their efforts. Finishing ahead of the pack earned them each a record-setting prize purse of $280,304.30. Considering the second-place finishers took home roughly a third of that amount ($97,780.57), it’s safe to say the 2023 Rogue Invitational winners can appreciate all the blood, sweat, and tears they poured into their training to prepare for the four-day showdown at Dell Diamond.

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