Matilde Garnes and Carolyne Prevost are heading to Austin, Texas, this October. Garnes and Prevost are the most recent announced athletes to receive an invite to compete at this year’s Rogue Invitational.
Garnes, who finished 19th in her first individual appearance at the CrossFit Games, finished 6th in The Q, the online qualifier for the Rogue Invitational. With the top 5 guaranteed an invite to compete in-person, it appears that Garnes narrowly missed out on an invite.
But this morning, it was announced that Garnes will be competing at the Rogue Invitational making her the sixth female athlete from the online qualifier to compete in Austin.
Prevost was also formally confirmed by the Rogue Invitational that she will competing again this year. Prevost finished 23rd at the CrossFit Games this year. She also signed up for The Q, but did not submit her scores.
Garnes and Prevost join Annie Thorisdottir as athletes who did not finish in the top 15 at the CrossFit Games or finish in the top 5 of the online qualifier.
So if these three are competing, who has declined their invitation? Right now, Rogue has yet to formally announce that Tia-Clair Toomey, Mal O’Brien, Brooke Wells, Arielle Loewen and Kristi Eramo O’Connell will be at the Rogue Invitational.
Both Toomey and Wells are heading to Australia for the Down Under Championship a few weeks after the Rogue Invitational, along with the rest of the PRVN crew. Could both be sitting out this year’s Rogue Invitational? And with the other Games’ podium finishers already announced, it appears that O’Brien might be the other athlete to have declined her invite.