Justin Medeiros Is Your 2022 Rogue Invitational Men’s CrossFit Champion

At 23 years old, American Justin Medeiros becomes the first man to win the Rogue Invitational CrossFit competition twice.

Justin Medeiros is your 2022 Rogue Invitational CrossFit champion. Chandler Smith of the United States placed second; Canadian Jeffrey Adler earned third place. Notably, Patrick Vellner struggled during Event 10, earning a no-rep, and dropped to fourth overall from second. 

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This is Medeiros’ second win at the Rogue Invitational; he won the 2021 edition of the competition (Tia-Clair Toomey won in the women’s division.) With this win, he becomes the first person to successfully defend a Rogue Invitational CrossFit title. 

2022 Rogue Invitational CrossFit Results | Men

  1. Justin Medeiros — 735
  2. Chandler Smith — 720 
  3. Jeffrey Adler — 715
  4. Patrick Vellner — 705
  5. Roman Khrennikov — 690
  6. Björgvin Guðmundsson — 620
  7. Jayson Hopper — 615
  8. Samuel Kwant — 580
  9. Noah Ohlsen — 570
  10. Ricky Garard — 555
  11. Jonne Koski — 550
  12. Nick Mathew — 535
  13. Jorge Fernandez — 420
  14. Cole Sager — 420
  15. Henrik Haapalainen — 405
  16. Saxon Panchik — 385
  17. Scott Tetlow — 365
  18. Scott Tetlow — 335
  19. Jack Farlow — 325
  20. Lazar Ðukić — 225

Justin Medeiros at the 2022 Rogue Invitational | All Events

The 23-year-old laid down a consistence performance — after all, consistency is how Medeiros has built his reputation as one of the best athletes in the world. That said, Medeiros did stumble a few times, placing outside of the top 10 twice and out of the top five on four occasions. 

“I definitely had to battle some things this weekend,” Medeiros said in his post-win interview. “But they’re going to make me a better athlete in the future. It was awesome to have those mistakes and to overcome them.”

Here’s how Medeiros placed in every event:

Justin Medeiros’ Career

At such a young age, Justin Medeiros has already solidified himself as the top men’s CrossFitter currently competing. 

His success started with a win at the 2020 Filthy 150 competition, which earned him a spot in that year’s Games in Aromas, CA. He placed third behind Samuel Kwant and Mat Fraser (who won his fifth and final title in 2020). 

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Medeiros then returned to the Games in 2021, winning the title over Patrick Vellner (who placed second) and Brent Fikowski (who placed third). In that competition, he won just one event and placed out of the top 10 only twice. 

In 2022, Medeiros repeated at the Games, beating Roman Khrennikov by less than 30 points. (Ricky Garard of Australia took third.) 

Since Mat Fraser retired in early 2021, Medeiros has made a solid case to be the next immovable force atop the men’s podium. With this win, he’ll pocket $218,868 — and a lot of respect. 

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The 2022 Rogue Invitational takes place from Oct. 27-30, making Sunday, Oct. 30, the last day of competition. Check out these articles from BarBend to stay up to date on all the action:

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