The Rogue invitational sanctional event which took place in Columbus Ohio over the weekend saw some awesome performances but the CrossFit events ended with a few winners in the men and women’s events…
Jason Kahlipa and Samantha Briggs won the competition to earn a CrossFit Games invitation but they had some pretty impressive company as well.
Now, Jason Khalipa is no stranger to putting on a show as he won the 2008 CrossFit Games, competing for a total of eight times. And he placed ahead of Graham Holmberg (Runner-up) followed by Dan Bailey in third.
The 2013 CrossFit Games champion Samantha Briggs placed second last year at the CrossFit Games for the Women’s 35-39 category. But, she dominated the Rogue invitational this year and we can only expect a great performance at the Games this year. Becca Voigt Miller came in second and Annie Sakamoto placed third.
This was a very satisfying competition for both athletes and Kahlipa wrote a message in his post describing his experience after not competing in individual competition in five years…
Top three placings in men’s division:
- Jason Khalipa
- Graham Holmberg
- Dan Bailey
Briggs was super excited to be competing in her division and she did quite amazing, writing the following message in her Instagram post… “It’s an honor to be competing with these Legends 🏋🏻♀️ there’s over 70 years of @crossfitgamesexperience on this competition floor”
Top three placings in women’s division:
- Samantha Briggs
- Becca Voigt Miller
- Annie Sakamoto
There are only two more sanctioned events scheduled ahead of the 2019 CrossFit Games, to take place in June which include…
- CrossFit French Throwdown in Paris, France
- The Granite Games, a CrossFit Sanctioned Events in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, U.S
So, it will be interesting to see who else punches their ticket to the 2019 CrossFit Games as we inch closer to the big day.