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
This photo was shot in Cookville, TN prior to Rich winning the 2011 CrossFit Games. Rich was crowned the fittest man alive in 2011 and will defend his title on the weekend of July 12-15, 2012 in Carson, California at the 2012 CrossFit Games.
If Rich wins, he will be the first athlete to repeat victory.
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 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).
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.
The fittest woman in the world, CrossFit extraordinaire, 2011 CrossFit Games Champion, as seen on ESPN, Annie Thorisdottir. She is only 21 years old, and appears to be unstoppable. The people love her, the camera loves her and she loves CrossFit. If you have not seen her on the CrossFit ESPN shows, you need too. You can see this amazing body, amazing woman in action.
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 24mm lens