Rogue Invitational: Toomey And Vellner Lead After Day One

Day one of the innovative 2020 Rogue Invitational is over. The online version of the competition saw top athletes compete from close to 40 locations all around the world.

Now on its second edition, the event offers one of the biggest prize purses of the CrossFit competitive season. Originally scheduled for May 15-17 at Rogue HQ in Columbus, Ohio, the competition was rescheduled because of the Coronavirus pandemic and was moved completely online.

All athletes chose their location and Rogue created a single, comprehensive live broadcast from each individual stream. Athletes were briefed, sent standardised equipment and all were accompanied by an independent judge to ensure a fair competition.

Competing athletes tackled workouts without knowing where the rest of the competitors stood, meaning maximum efforts were seen on every event.

Worth mentioning: Australian athlete Kara Saunders is competing between midnight and 7am.

Day one saw athletes tackle heavy thrusters and burpee pull ups, an exciting two-part, last-man standing style snatch workout, and heavy rope double unders with toes to bar and bike erg calories.

Mat Fraser and Kari Pearce both withdrew from competition due to injury.



1)Tia Toomey (335)

2)Jamie Simmonds (310)

3)Sara Sigmundsdottir (300)

4)Kara Saunders (290)

5)Laura Horvath (285)


1)Patrick Vellner (380)

2)Jacob Heppner (325)

3T)Adrian Mundwiler (290)

3T)Chandler Smith (290)

5)Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson (285)


Event 1

For Time:

  • 21 Thruster 135/95
  • 21 Burpee Pullups
  • 15 Thruster 185/125
  • 15 Burpee Pullups
  • 9 Thruster 205/145
  • 9 Burpee Pullups

Time Cap: 10 min / Heats of 10


Last Person Standing:

  • Power Snatch 95/65

First 4 min: 50 reps for time [2A]

Min 5 starts Last Person Standing at 11 reps [2B] / Heats of 10


For Time:

  • 240 Double Unders with Heavy Rope

2 rounds:

  • 60 Toes to Bar
  • 30/24 Cal Bike

Time Cap: 13 min / Heats of 10

Josh Bridges and Chris Spealler programmed for the 2020 Rogue Invitational.


The Rogue Invitational is a prestigious functional fitness competition scheduled for June 13 and 14. All events are held between 10am and 5pm EST.

All action will be streamed live on Rogue’s website and YouTube channel. You can follow along here.

Tomorrow’s competition will kick off with a 30-minute show featuring highlights, athlete interviews and expert analysis.

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