2022 Rogue Invitational Strongman Event 3 Results — Mitchell Hooper Wins the Husafell Sandbag Carry

Mitchell Hooper continues his impressive year with a win in Event Three.

The final event of Day One of the 2022 Rogue Invitational Strongman contest was the Husafell Sandbag Carry. Trey Mitchell went into this event with the overall lead, with Oleksii Novikov and Martins Licis rounding out the top three.

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The Husafell sandbag weighs 400 pounds, and the men had to walk down the 75-foot course and back as many times as possible for max distance. Having their arms completely around the bag was a big help. As soon as the bag touched the ground, the athlete was done. There was no time cap because the distance was meant to determine the winner.

Husafell Sandbag Carry Results

  1. Mitchell Hooper — 225 feet
  2. Oleksii Novikov — 213 feet, 9 inches
  3. Pavlo Nakonechnyy — 208 feet, 4 inches
  4. Trey Mitchell — 158 feet, 2 inches
  5. Rob Kearney — 148 feet, 3 inches
  6. Martins Licis — 136 feet, 8 inches
  7. Bobby Thompson — 135 feet, 8 inches
  8. Kevin Faires — 133 feet, 2 inches
  9. Eythór Ingólfsson Melsted — 129 feet, 6 inches
  10. Maxime Boudreault — 105 feet, 4 inches

Husafell Sandbag Carry Highlights

The men went in groups of five. In Heat One, Maxime Boudreault started quick, but he also dropped his bag first. Mitchell Hooper continued his impressive international contest debut year, carrying the sandbag for 225 feet. He not only won his heat, but he took the overall win for the event. Oleksii Novikov was the top finisher in Heat Two, but he didn’t match Hooper’s distance, and he finished second overall as a result. All 10 men managed to carry the massive sandbag for at least 100 feet.

The good news for Novikov, as he finished Day One as the overall leader by 1.5 points. Trey Mitchell is in second overall, and Pavlo Nakonechnyy stayed in the hunt by finishing the day in third place.

Up Next

Day One of the 2022 Rogue Invitational is in the history books, and Day Two is expected to be just as exciting. You can watch the action live tomorrow on the Rogue Fitness website or the Rogue Fitness YouTube channel.

Stay tuned to BarBend for the updates on the 2022 Rogue Invitational strongman competition, as well as the CrossFit competition, taking place in Round Rock, TX.

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