A long day of fitness at the 2022 Rogue Invitational came to a close with an excited crowd under the lights of Dell Diamond. The final event of the day featured CrossFit’s take on the “Austrian Oak” a classic strongman lift used in competitions. Dubbed the “Texas Oak,” Dani Speegle and Chandler Smith, who won their respective divisions, let the world know that a move to strongwoman and strongman isn’t out of reach.
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Speegle, who also showcased her immense strength during the 2022 CrossFit Game’s Sandbag Ladder event, hoisted 215 pounds overhead. Chandler pressed 300 pounds in iconic fashion, dropping the log and pretending to check his watch as if to let the world know, ‘it’s my time.’
Event Seven Workout — “Texas Oak”
- One-Rep Max Log Lift
Event 7 Results
Before the start of the event, athletes participated in a farmers carry sprint with Rogue’s “Jerry Bags” to determine tiebreakers in the lift-off that followed.
- Chandler Smith — 300 pounds, 0:10.51
- Roman Khrenikov — 290 pounds 0:9.94
- Ricky Garard — 280 pounds, 0:9.71
- Jorge Fernandez — 280 pounds, 0:9.94
- Henrik Haapalainen — 280 pounds, 0:10.18
- Nick Mathew — 280 pounds, 0:10.30
- Tim Paulson — 280 pounds, 0:10.81
- Scott Tetlow — 280 pounds, 012.02
- Jayson Hopper — 270 pounds, 0:10.17
- Samuel Kwant — 270 pounds, 0:10.27
- Saxon Panchik — 270 pounds, 0:10.35
- Björgvin Guðmundsson — 270 pounds, 0:10.53
- Jonne Koski — 270 pounds, 0:10.86
- Jack Farlow — 270 pounds, 0:12.34
- Jeffrey Adler — 260 pounds, 0:9.87
- Justin Medeiros — 260 pounds, 0:10.17
- Patrick Vellner — 260 pounds, 0:10.41
- Noah Ohlsen — 260 pounds, 0:10.90
- Lazar Dukic — N/A
- Cole Sager — N/A
- Dani Speegle — 215 pounds, 0:11.98
- Laura Horvath — 200 pounds, 0:11.30
- Ellie Turner — 190 pounds, 0:11.44
- Gabriela Migała — 190 pounds, 0:11.48
- Alexis Raptis — 190 pounds, 0:11.48
- Manon Angonese — 190 pounds, 0:11.65
- Annie Thorisdottir — 190 pounds, 0:11.79
- Emma Lawson — 190 pounds, 0:12.13
- Amanda Barnhart — 190 pounds, 0:12.25
- Olivia Kerstetter — 190 pounds, 0:12.55
- Matilde Garnes — 180 pounds, 0:11.84
- Emma McQuaid — 180 pounds, 0:11.84
- Arielle Loewen — 180 pounds, 0:12.55
- Anikha Greer — 180 pounds, 0:12.74
- Danielle Brandon — 180 pounds, 0:13.34
- Kara Saunders — 170 pounds, 0:11.84
- Bailey Rogers — 170 pounds, 0:11.95
- Carolyne Prevost — 170 pounds, 0:12.89
- Jacqueline Dahlstrøm — 170 pounds, 0:13.36
- Andrea Solberg — 160 pounds, 0:13.20
Women’s Event Seven Highlights
Speegle ended Horvath’s winning streak with a lift of 215 pounds. She won the event by lifting 205 pounds, as Horvath failed at that weight. Still, Speegle decided to attempt to lift the special “Texas Oak” log, designed for the event, and easily put the weight.
Horvath still got a top-5 finish, her fifth of the competition, and extended her overall lead to 590 points, 75 points ahead of her nearest competitor Gabriela Migała.
Australian Ellie Turner continued her climb up the overall leaderboard with a third-place lift of 190 pounds, putting her in fourth overall.
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Migała also lifted 190 pounds successfully but finished fourth due to the tie-breaker above. Alexis Raptis put up 190 pounds and ended fifth due to the tie-breaker. She closed out her Saturday with another fifth-straight top-8 finish, putting her eighth overall.
Two-time CrossFit champion Annie Thorisdottir and teen sensation Emma Lawson also cleared 190 pounds on the log to place seventh and eighth, respectively. Thorisdottir sits in third overall, with Lawson in fifth place.
Men’s Event Seven Highlights
With a lift of 300 pounds on the Texas Oak, Smith earned 100 points, catapulting himself to fourth place overall. Notably, Smith trained with strongman Rob Kearney (who is competing in the Rogue Invitational strongman competition) and professional strongmen, Zach and Nick Hadge.
Russian Roman Khrennikov tried to keep pace with Smith but ultimately bowed out at 290 pounds to take second. (Though, he did attempt the Texas Oak twice.) Those points helped him recover from a 15th-place finish in “The Duel II” and put him in first place overall.
The athlete Khrennikov replaced on the leaderboard was two-time CrossFit Games champion Justin Medeiros, who placed 16th in the event with a lift of 260 pounds. He put up a lift of 270 points, but that lift was voided after it was determined he hit the lift after the 45-second window.
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The finish was the worst in Medeiros’s career at the Rogue Invitational and put him 10 points behind Khrennikov on the overall leaderboard.
Australian Ricky Garard bounced back from a run of bad finishes to take third place with a lift of 280 pounds. Jorge Fernandez followed him, recording his second-straight top-5 finish with a lift of 280 pounds, but he lost the tie-breaker to Garard (who placed third at the 2022 CrossFit Games).
Henrik Haapalainen placed fifth with his lift of 280 pounds and time in the tiebreaker. Patrick Vellner also struggled in the event, placing 17th, but still sits at third overall, just five points ahead of Smith.
Up Next at the 2022 Rogue Invitational
The competition, which runs from Oct. 27-30, 2022, concludes tomorrow (Sunday, Oct. 30) with three more events, including an unknown final event.
The first event of the day, the “Snatch and Press”, a repeat of a 2019 Rogue Invitational workout starts at 10:00 a.m. CST/11:00 a.m. EST.
The competition will be live-streamed on the Rogue YouTube channel. Stay tuned to BarBend’s event coverage and results page to keep up-to-date on the happenings of the 2022 Rogue Invitational.
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