Tia-Clair Toomey defended her title at the Rogue Invitiatonal to win the competition for a second year running on Sunday. Patrick Vellner took the honours on the men’s side. The competition was fought between the best crossfitters in the world, although Rogue dropped the CrossFit brand for the weekend, following a scandal centred round a tweet that cost the CEO his role at the top of the organisation.
Toomey was top of the leaderboard after day one. She did not slow up and opened day two by winning event four – a clean and jerk off. She managed to lift a massive 270lb (122kg), eclipsing the next closest competitor, Laura Horvath, by 10lb and Amanda Barnhart by 20lb.
Sara Sigmundsdottir dominated event five – the chipper, a series of exercises for time – but Toomey came second, which was enough to keep her in the driving seat. Kara Saunders took third.
Event six – a dead lift ladder for time – saw Toomey take her third win of the weekend and wrap up the title. Overall, at the end of the weekend, Sigmundsdottir sat in second and Saunders was third.
Vellner was clear in pole position at the end of day one and managed to hold on during day two.
Event four was won by Chandler Smith, who lifted an incredible 360lb. Vellner was among six athletes to lift 350lb.
Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson won event five, followed by Vellner and Panchik.
Noah Ohlsen won the final event, but Vellner did enough by coming second.
The final overall positions were Vellner in first, Gudmundsson in second and Ohlsen in third.