2012 CrossFit Games – Kyle Kasperbauer & Rich Froning

posted on 2013.01.06, under CrossFit, Photos, portraits, Uncategorized

kyle kasperbauer rich froning 2012

I predicted Kyle (left) to be a serious contender in 2009 – 3 years later Kyle Kasperbauer takes 3rd place at the CrossFit Games.  Rich Froning (right) looks to be the favorite for 2013; a one man dynasty ?

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 70-200  2.8 II

ISO 200, f/3.5, 1/1000

2012 CrossFit Games – Rich Froning, Kyle Kaperbauer, Ben Smith + more

posted on 2012.09.14, under Canon 5D Mark II, CrossFit, portraits, sigma 50-500

Mikko Aronpaa, Ben Smith, Rich Froning, Kyle Kasperbauer, Kenneth Leverich, Numi S. Katrinarson Gabe Subry, Chad Mackay, Scott Panchik

This photo was snapped just as the run, muscle up, snatch event started.  Rich Froning won this heat.  This was the “top” heat.

Rich Froning and Dan Bailey – CrossFit Super Stars

posted on 2012.07.22, under Canon 7D, CrossFit, HDR Photos, sigma 50-500

Canon 7D
Sigma 50-500


ISO 160, f/6.3, 1/800 at 500mm

We got up at 3:45 AM and made the treck to Camp Pendleton.  The athletes showed up a couple of hours later, got in the water, road bikes, and ran.  The day was long and filled with great photo opportunities.

2012 CrossFit Games – Rich Froning

posted on 2012.07.21, under Canon 7D, Photos, portraits

The fittest man in the the world, again.

Rich Froning is the 2012 CrossFit Games Champion.  This photo was taken about 8 minutes into the first event.  Kyle Kasperbauer, seen in the foreground took third place.  The 2012 CrossFit Games had nearly 70,000 competitors.

Canon 7D
Sigma 50-500
ISO160, f/6.3, 1/800, 500mm

Shot was take hand-held at maximum range, 500mm.

Rich Froning looking to repeat as CrossFit Games Champion

posted on 2012.05.14, under Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 5D Mark III, portraits

It seemed impossible, to repeat as a CrossFit Games Champion, until Rich Froning arrived on the scene.  Rich put on a spectacular show for the packed house at the 2012 Central East CrossFit Games Regionals.

I carried two cameras at this event.

Canon 5D Mark II & Mark III
Canon 70-200mm, f/2.8
Canon 16-35, f/2.8


Rich Froning hitting Coors light in a can

posted on 2012.03.29, under Canon 5D Mark II, Flash, Photos, Uncategorized

Rich Froning, the fittest man on earth, using a bat.

I went to Wal-Mart and bought $300 dollars worth of goodies to smash with a bat.  Here you can see Rich sending a  red onion into a snowy field.  A pile of wood and debris was lit on fire to keep us warm during this photo shoot.


Dan Bailey and the heavy pull ups

posted on 2012.02.28, under Black and White Photo, Photos, portraits

Dan Bailey won the 2011 CrossFit Open and took 6th place in the 2011 CrossFit Games.  This year Dan has been training with the 3 best CrossFitters in the world (Mikko Salo (Right), Graham Holmberg, Rich Froning).

ISO 500
Canon 50mm

Rich Froning – fittest man alive

posted on 2011.12.12, under Canon 5D Mark II, portraits

Rich Froning and one of his training partners, EZ, finishing a short sprint WOD (1000 meter row,
10 muscle ups, for time) in 2011 just a couple months before Rich’s 2011 CrossFit Games victory.

Rich Froning – the champ

posted on 2011.09.22, under Black and White Photo, Canon 5D Mark II, Photos

He did it, he won the 2011 CrossFit Games.  He took the title and the $250,00o prize money back to Cookeville, Tennessee.

Taking photos of Froning is easy.  He is 100% genuine.

Rich, like any professional, respects the other professionals in his presence.

He did his thing, and I did my thing and the photos just kept flowing.

Here are three more from the Froning collection.

Canon 5D
Canon 24mm lens