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2022 Rogue Invitational Winners: Medeiros, Horvath and Novikov, 3 Records Broken

The Rogue Invitational happened on October 27-30.

The 2022 Rogue Invitational is finished and Justin Medeiros, Laura Horvath and Oleksii Novikov have been crowned champions. Check out the highlights and the 2022 Rogue Invitational winners.

This year’s Rogue Invitational had a surprise event a day earlier than previously reported. On Thursday the competition kicked off with Texas Trail with Danielle Brandon and Jayson Hopper topping the leaderboard.

What followed was three days of events with twists and turns for both men’s and women’s leaderboard. If you missed out on the action, find out how to watch all three days of televised events here.

2022 Rogue Invitational Winners


  1. Justin Medeiros
  2. Chandler Smith
  3. Jeffrey Adler
  4. Patrick Vellner
  5. Roman Khrennikov
  6. Bjorgvin Gudmundsson
  7. Jayson Hopper
  8. Samuel Kwant
  9. Noah Ohlsen
  10. Ricky Garard
  11. Jonne Koski
  12. Nick Mathew
  13. Cole Sager
  14. Jorge Fernandez
  15. Henrik Haapalainen
  16. Saxon Panchik
  17. Scott Tetlow
  18. Tim Paulson
  19. Jack Farlow
  20. Lazar Djukic

Justin Medeiros maintained his reign in Texas and was crowned the champion back-to-back. The mullet magic continues as he won the Fittest on Earth twice in a row and the Rogue Invitational as well. This year, following his well-rounded performance from before, he won two events and finished 15 points ahead the second place.

This was Chandler Smith’s comeback story. After failing to qualify for the 2022 CrossFit Games, the CrossFit athlete not only surpassed expectations, but he turned on the turbo on Saturday finishing many events with top-three placement – a highlight was the “Texas Oak” overhead jerk event.

Canadian athlete Jeffrey Adler got the 3rd placement at the 2022 Rogue Invitational after some incredible head-to-head battles with fellow CrossFitters like event 1 and event 4. Halfway through the competition, it seemed he would not make it to the podium after finishing events in 12th, 11th (twice) and 15th. However, it was the last event, his only win, that catapulted him ahead of Pat Vellner to the podium.


  1. Laura Horvath
  2. Annie Thorisdottir
  3. Emma Lawson
  4. Ellie Turner
  5. Gabriela Migala
  6. Amanda Barnhart
  7. Kara Saunders
  8. Alexis Raptis
  9. Danielle Brandon
  10. Arielle Loewen
  11. Manon Angonese
  12. Dani Speegle
  13. Emma McQuaid
  14. Matilde Garnes
  15. Carolyne Prevost
  16. Olivia Kerstetter
  17. Jacqueline Dahlstrøm
  18. Bailey Rogers
  19. Anikha Greer
  20. Andrea Solberg

Laura Horvath smoked the competition. Without Tia-Clair Toomey competing this year as she is healing from a back injury, Horvath was the favourite to top the podium and she delivered.

She came out on top in events 3, 4, 5, and 6, and finished events 7 and 10 within the top three. At the end of the weekend, she amassed a 55-point lead over Thorisdottir.

This was Annie Thorisdottir’s first time competing as an individual in 2022. The last time she did that was exactly at the 2021 Rogue Invitational where she finished 2nd. She explained she is not sure yet if she will return to competing individually next year or if she will continue her path down the team’s division.

Third place finished with a tie between Ellie Turner and Emma Lawson with the latter taking her place on the podium at the end of the weekend. The last event saw Turner finishing 4th with Lawson finishing 13th. However, Lawson’s 2 event wins got her through at the tiebreak.

You can check out the official leaderboard here.


  1. Oleksii Novikov
  2. Trey Mitchell
  3. Mitchell Hooper
  4. Martins Licis
  5. Pavlo Nkonechnyy
  6. Bobby Thompson
  7. Maxime Boudreault
  8. Rob Kearney
  9. Eythor Melsted
  10. Kevin Faires

This year we saw an almost completely new roster of Strongman competitors. Of all 10 athletes, only 3 competed again.

Last year’s champion Martins Licis finished far from the podium with 6 points behind 3rd place Mitchell Hooper. The top two spots were a true head-to-head battle, with Oleksii Novikov always managing to edge out Trey Mitchell.

Record Breakers

As we reported by BOXROX, Hafthor Bjornsson was looking to make his comeback epic at the 2022 Rogue Invitational this past weekend. He attempted and succeeded at breaking his own weight over bar world record.

Two more world records were broken this weekend at the 2022 Rogue Invitational.

Mitchell Hooper broke the record for Dinnie Stone hold. The stones weight 732 pounds (325.3 kilos) and he held it for 39.85 seconds – the previous record was 37.50 seconds made by Kevin Faires at the exact same event minutes earlier.

Also during the weekend, Kevin Faires who saw his world record being broken in front of his eyes made history by breaking another one: the Thor’s Hammer deadlift. He lifted a hammer weighing 325 pounds (147.3 kilos).

The previous world record was held by Martin Licis set at the Rogue Invitational last year.

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