The Rogue Strongman Invitational returns in 2023 on Oct. 27-28, in Spherical Rock, TX, on the Dell Diamond Stadium. The invitational includes a strongman competitors comprised of 10 of the world’s high athletes alongside the 2023 Rogue Invitational, a CrossFit competitors.
The 10 strongmen who will compete in Spherical Rock are confirmed, and the prize purse for your complete competitors, together with CrossFit, is $1,533,263 on the time of this text’s publication. Whereas not all of that cash is paid out to the strongmen, it’s nonetheless the biggest prize purse of any strongman contest on the planet — it’s the solely strongman contest that includes a six-figure purse for the champion.
Beneath are the 10 athletes who’ve confirmed their invites:
2023 Rogue Strongman Invitational Roster
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As has been the case for the reason that Rogue Invitational expanded to incorporate strongman competitors in 2021 — the inaugural contest received by 2019 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion Martins Licis — the roster is completely stacked. It options 4 WSM titles amongst the 10 athletes and 11 whole WSM podium appearances. The one athlete on the roster who didn’t compete on the 2023 WSM contest was Boudreault as a result of damage.
Hooper is the reigning WSM champion, Tom Stoltman is a two-time WSM champion (2021-22), and Novikov received the WSM title in 2020. Boudreault and Kieliszkowski have additionally reached the WSM podium. Boudreault claimed bronze in his WSM Ultimate debut in 2021, and Kieliszkowski has two runner-up finishes (2018-19).
Whereas the opposite athletes on the roster don’t have podium finishes in WSM competitors, they aren’t too far off. Mitchell and Singleton, respectively, ranked fourth and fifth on the 2023 WSM contest. Mitchell is a two-time Shaw Basic champion (2021-22) and just lately received the 2023 North America’s Strongest Man title. Singleton just lately received the 2023 Strongman Basic.
Equally, Thompson was the 2022 Americas Strongest Man champion, and Luke Stoltman stood atop the 2021 Europe’s Strongest Man podium. Nakonechnyy has been stricken by a string of accidents in 2023 that compelled him to withdraw from a number of competitions. Nonetheless, Nakonechnyy is the bodily largest man within the lineup and has a world win from the Giants Stay World Open in 2022 on his resume.
The 2023 Rogue Strongman Invitational occasions haven’t but been launched on the time of this text’s publication. Novikov must convey his greatest efficiency to retain his title in opposition to this roster the place there isn’t a weak hyperlink.
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