Despite being a fairly new competition, the Rogue Invitational Strongman has grown into one of the greatest shows of the year. This will be its third year of existence, and, to the happiness of many fans, it is continuing to get better. The 2023 Rogue Invitational Strongman will take place from October 27-29, in the greater Austin, Texas area at Dell Diamond. Similar to last year, this competition will feature a lineup of ten elite Strongman athletes, with all of them now revealed through Rogue Invitational’s Instagram account.
The 2023 Rogue Invitational Strongman will consist of the three most recent World’s Strongest Man champions. Moreover, an additional three finalists from the 2023 WSM will be competing and aiming to become the third Rogue Invitational champion. Martins Licis (2021) and Oleksii Novikov (2022), respectively, won the first two editions. Oleksii is now coming back to defend his title, while Martins won’t be taking part this year since he has taken a break from competing in the majority of competitions.
2023 Rogue Invitational Strongman Lineup
- Tom Stoltman
- Luke Stoltman
- Mitchell Hooper
- Maxime Boudreault
- Trey Mitchell
- Evan Singleton
- Bobby Thompson
- Oleksii Novikov
- Pavlo Nakonechnyy
- Mateusz Kieliszkowski
Oleksii Novikov is once again one of the favorites for the title of the 2023 Rogue Invitational Strongman since he is one of the biggest names in the sport. He is mostly known for being the 2020 WSM and 2022 Europe’s Strongest Man. However, he has been a threat in any competition he appeared in. This includes the 2023 WSM contest, despite the fact that Oleksii was struggling with an elbow injury.
On the other hand, many consider Mitchell Hooper to be the biggest favorite for the title, having already claimed two of the biggest titles in Strongman this year. He first won the 2023 Arnold Strongman Classic and then came out on top at the 2023 WSM. He now hopes to claim the title at the 2023 Shaw Classic and then claim gold at the 2023 Rogue Invitational Strongman.
Rounding up the top three picks for the 2023 Rogue Invitational Strongman is Tom Stoltman. Boasting two WSM titles (2022 & 2021), “The Albatross” competed twice this year and both times finished in second place. However, with some more luck, Tom could easily win the Rogue Invitational.
While anyone remaining in the lineup could pull off a surprise, there are two men who are the most likely to do it. The first one is Trey Mitchell, the 2x Shaw Classic champion and 2023 North America’s Strongest Man.
Evan Singleton could also make an upset, having already beaten the likes of Hooper and Tom Stoltman at the recent 2023 Giants Live Strongman Classic. In addition, Evan is currently riding the momentum of his greatest year in the sport yet, having taken fifth place at the 2023 WSM.
Pavlo Nakonechnyy and Mateusz Kieliszkowski are regarded as some of the top talents in Strongman, meaning that they are capable of achieving anything. However, both men have been struggling with injuries. So it remains to be seen if they recover completely by the time the 2023 Rogue Invitational Strongman begins.
The lineup for the 2023 Rogue Invitational Strongman is incredible, as it features ten of the strongest, mentally endurable, athletes. They will also be battling for an increased money prize this year, with the winner of the competition set to receive in excess of $130,000. So, there is no doubt at all that each of the ten men will leave everything they have on the competition floor.