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Rich Froning - Rogue Athlete waving to fans after winning the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games

Nickname Rich
Age 28
Weight 195
Height 5'9"ish
From Mt. Clemons, MI
Current Residence Cookeville, TN
Began Crossfit June 2009
Affiliate Crossfit Mayhem
Barbell Stats
Squat 445
Front Squat 375
Clean & Jerk 370
Snatch 300
Deadlift 545
Press 205
WOD Times
Fran 2:13
Helen 8:58
Grace 1:11
Filthy 50
FGB 508
Pullups 75
400m 1:05
5k 20:00
500m Row 1:24
2000m Row 6:24
Favorite Girl Squat Snatch Isabel
Least Favorite Girl Any of them with a run
2015 1st Place CrossFit Games, 1st Place Central Regional (CrossFit Mayhem Freedom)
2014 1st Place CrossFit Games, 1st Place Central East Regional
2013 1st Place CrossFit Games, 1st Place Central East Regional
2012 1st Place CrossFit Games, 1st Place Central East Regional
2011 3rd Place CrossFit Games Open, 1st Place CrossFit Games
2010 1st Place Deep South Sectional, 1st Place Southeast Regional, 2nd Place CrossFit Games


As the winner of four consecutive Reebok CrossFit Games (2011-2014), Rich Froning dominated the title of “Fittest Man on Earth” like no one before him. The former firefighter from Cookeville, Tennessee, first took up CrossFit in 2009 and made his Games debut a year later, finishing second overall. From that point forward, the 5’9”, 195 LB Froning defeated a growing pool of determined challengers to remain at the top of his sport. Even after stepping away from the individual competition in 2015, Rich still found his way to the top of the Games podium again as a member of Team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom.

During his time as a Rogue athlete, Froning has helped develop his own line of Signature Series gear, including Rogue Froning Barbells, Froning Series Knee Supports, and original t-shirts and apparel featuring the Froning *R logo. His 2013 book, First: What It Takes to Win, shares many of his methods for success, including his spiritual drive, strict workout schedule, and not-so-strict diet.

Rich currently lives in Cookeville with his wife Hillary and daughter Lakelyn.