The CrossFit Games began on private property in Aromas, California in 2007. Participation and popularity grew rapidly, and by 2010, the Games had moved to the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, and were being broadcast on national television. At the apex of that rise was Rich Froning
Rich finished 2nd in 2010, and then dominated the competitive CrossFit world for the next four years. He won the CrossFit Games as an individual competitor from 2011 through 2014, then as a member of a team in 2015 and 2016.
Not only did he dominate physically, he paved the way for athletes to truly make a living in the competitive CrossFit ecosystem.
He lives in Tennessee with his wife and three young children where he owns the Affiliate gym CrossFit Mayhem.