The ROGUE Invitational Is Absolutely Stacked With Top CrossFit Athletes

The 2019 ROGUE Invitational has a roster that is full of the world's best CrossFit athletes.

The 2019 ROGUE Invitational is coming to the Rogue headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. The ROGUE Invitational is a CrossFit Sanctional™ event that will run from May 18th through May 19th.

If you were a fan of how the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games panned out, then get excited because the ROGUE Invitational will host the top 10 male and female athletes from the 2018 Games. Additionally, multiple legendary CrossFit athletes like Jason Khalipa, Dan Bailey, Kristan Clever, and many others have also been invited to compete.

The final competition spots were filled via a very competitive online qualifier. Details on the individual and team online qualifying process wrapped up earlier this month, and according to the ROGUE Invitational site, there were 772 men and 140 women who competed in the four workout qualification process. To get a better idea what the qualification workouts looked like, and who qualified online check out ROGUE’s site.

ROGUE Invitational Roster

And, for a sense of who you should expect to see at the ROGUE Invitational here are the top 10 men and women from the 2018 CrossFit Games that have been granted an initial invite to the competition. You can also check out some of the officially confirmed competitors that have been listed on the ROGUE Invitational site.

Top Men

  1. Mathew Fraser
  2. Patrick Vellner
  3. Lukas Hogberg
  4.  Brent Fikowski
  5. BK Gudmundsson
  6. Noah Ohlsen
  7. Cole Sager
  8. Rasmus Andersen
  9. Willy Georges
  10. Cody Anderson

Top Women

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey
  2. Laura Horvath
  3. Katrin Davidsdottir
  4. Kara Saunders
  5. Annie Thorisdottir
  6. Kari Pearce
  7. Kristin Holte
  8. Brooke Wells
  9. Kristi Eramo
  10. Cassidy Lance-Mcwherter

Similar to other Santctional events, the winners of the ROGUE Invitational will be guaranteed a spot at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games this summer in Madison, Wisconsin.

It doesn’t stop there, though, there is also a cash prize. The winners of the male and female grouping will each earn a whopping $50,000 USD prize, and additionally winning an event earns athletes $5,000 USD. The prizes for all three divisions are more than $400,000 dollars.

Features image courtesy of the ROGUE Invitational’s Instagram page @rogueinvitational.

Celia Balf

Celia Balf

Celia is a Staff News Writer at BarBend. At the BarBend office, you can find Celia writing news stories covering the largest strength sport competitions in the world, in-depth features with world record-holders, big lifts, and everything in-between. Celia also orchestrates and helps create content for the BarBend social media pages. She is a former Division 1 soccer player turned content producer and sports journalist.

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