Adam Klink and Taylor Williamson Win Rogue Fitness’ Bandit Challenge

Williamson holds a gigantic triple-digit point lead on the overall leaderboard.

On Sept. 23, 2021, Rogue Fitness announced the winners of the eighth challenge in the Challenge Series — the Bandit.

Unlike previous challenges involving static holds like the Suitcase, Bear Hug, and Cliffhanger challenges or a timed superset like the Pump-N-Row and the Mule, the Bandit challenged athletes to run one mile, establish a one-rep max (1RM) front squat, and perform max chin-ups. Here were the winners for the RX’d Men’s and Women’s divisions:

Rogue Fitness Challenge — The Bandit Winners:

Here were the winners for the RX’d Men’s and Women’s divisions:

RX’d — Men’s Division:

  1. Adam Klink
    • Run Time — 5:33
    • 1RM Front Squat — 172.3 kilograms (379.9 pounds)
    • Chin-Up Reps — 27
  2. James Wozniak
    • Run Time — 5:35
    • 1RM Front Squat — 165.6 kilograms (365 pounds)
    • Chin-Up Reps — 27
  3. Eli Malfo
    • Run Time — 5:27
    • 1RM Front Squat — 158.8 kilograms (350 pounds)
    • Chin-Up Reps — 27

RX’d — Women’s Division

  1. Taylor Williamson
    • Run Time — 6:15
    • 1RM Front Squat — 131.5 kilograms (290 pounds)
    • Chin-Up Reps — 22
  2. Andrea Nisler
    • Run Time — 6:28
    • 1RM Front Squat — 137.2 kilograms (302.4 pounds)
    • Chin-Up Reps — 18
  3. Leanna Ehrlich
    • Run Time — 6:46
    • 1RM Front Squat — 95.3 kilograms (210 pounds)
    • Chin-Up Reps — 12

Klink and Williamson each won $2,500, Wozniak and Nisler took home $1,000, and Malfo and Ehrlich earned $500 for their performances. All six podium finishers also received a Jammer Pull-Up Bar.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Each challenge in the series awards athletes points based on their rank. At the end of 2021, the top athletes on the overall leaderboard will win the additional following prize money:

Rogue Fitness Challenge Series — Overall Leaderboard Prizes

  1. $15,000 and a custom Ohio/Bella barbell
  2. $10,000 and a custom Ohio/Bella barbell
  3. $5,000 and a custom Ohio/Bella barbell

At the time of this article’s publication without the Bandit challenge results factored in, Nate Molby sits atop the men’s leaderboard with 339 points — a lead of 70 points over the second-ranked Colten Mertens. Taylor Williamson is a presumed lock for first place at the end of the year as she leads the Women’s division with 644 points, a whopping 367 points ahead of Joanna Kawalec in second position. 

The ninth challenge in the series — the deadlift for reps challenge — begins on Sept. 24, 2021, and concludes on Sept. 27, 2021, at 8 p.m. EST.

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