After a stressful and controversial last few days in the CrossFit world, companies, athletes, and the community are looking to turn the page and move forward. That process will start with this weekend’s Rogue Invitational, and the organizers of that event have made two major announcements in the last 24 hours.
Reebok Named Partner of Rogue Invitational
On June 9th, Rogue Fitness announced on the Rogue Invitational Instagram page that Reebok is now an official partner of this weekend’s competition. It doesn’t appear that the shoe brand is an exclusive partner, which means more partners may be announced.
“We are excited to announce @reebok is an Official Partner of the 2020 Rogue Invitational! Tune in this weekend to watch the live coverage starting June 13th at 9:30am EDT on roguefitness.com/invitational or the Rogue Fitness YouTube channel! #rogueinvitational #ryourogue”
As of this writing, Reebok hadn’t announced anything on their side. The significance of this news is that both Reebok and Rogue have announced their decisions to change how they will do business with CrossFit moving forward. Reebok announced that after a decade as the primary sponsor of the Games, they will no longer work with CrossFit HQ after the current season. Meanwhile, Rogue Fitness, based in Columbus, Ohio, announced that they would work with organizers of the Games to determine their best path forward but decisions would be based on what happened with CrossFit HQ. There will also be no CrossFit logos used by Rogue for this weekend’s competition.
Before the Reebok announcement, the organizers of this weekend’s online event also announced the workouts that are scheduled to happen. There are six events that will take place over the course of the next two days.
The competition will begin on Saturday, June 13 at 10:00 AM eastern time with a workout comprised of thrusters and burpee pull-ups. It will conclude on Sunday, June 14 at 3:46 eastern time with a 21-15-9 rep workout of deadlifts and overhead squats. Other workouts are highlighted by a last person standing power snatch workout, double unders with toe to bars, clean and jerks, and chippers.
The field of athletes is highlighted by both reigning Games champions, Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey but all 37 competitors will perform these workouts online from their own training locations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Featured image: @RogueInvitational on Instagram