Rich Froning Jr.
Rich Froning Jr. earned the title “Fittest Man on Earth” by winning the CrossFit games four times from 2011 to 2014, when he chose to switch from being an individual competitor to found and lead team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom. CrossFit Mayhem Freedom took first place the CrossFit Games’ team competition in 2015 and 2016.
In addition to his work as a professional athlete, Froning owns and operates CrossFit Mayhem in Cookeville, Tenn. He is also a member of the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff.
Froning’s story was documented in a 2015 movie, “Froning,” produced by CrossFit, Inc. He also penned a memoir in 2013 titled First: What It Takes to Win.
Froning, a Michigan native, was born in Mount Clemens. He lives in Cookeville with his wife, Hillary, and their daughter, Lakeland.