Although there are different sectors and categories in the field of sports, there are some areas that are more populated than the rest. The less populated areas categories are normally so because achieving the best in them cost a lot of commitment. Rich Froning Jr. is one athlete who gave a trial to CrossFit athlete and managed to become among the top best. Below is the biography and net worth of Rich Froning in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Rich Froning Jr. was born on 21st July 1987 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, US. His family however moved to Cookeville, Tennessee. At Tennessee, Rich joined Cookeville High School to continue with his studies. It was at Cookeville High School where Rich started his sports career by joining the school’s baseball team.
He was so good in baseball that he was titled an all district and all-region second baseman. Other than baseball, Rich was also good in football. His expertise in baseball earned him a baseball scholarship to one of the best schools in the region known as Walters Community College.
However, he decided to quit his baseball career and instead, he decided to become a fireman at the Cookeville Fire Department while still pursuing a course in Tennessee Technology University. It is at Cookeville Fire Department that his interest in CrossFit developed and it became a passion and his hobby. Soon after, he decided to take it to another lever and he began coaching and competing.
Rich Froning is one guy that has kept his personal life under low profile and succeeded in it to some extent. This is because, other than his love life, his background is shallowly known. His family and siblings have never come to the limelight and only close people known who his real parents were. However, it is clear that he is married to Hillary Froning but nothing much is known about his family life and such.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Froning started competing in CrossFit games in 2010 but his first win came in 2011. This was the opening of his medals and victories since he never lost any competition he got in between 2012 and 2014. He participated in both regional and Worldwide Open Games and he emerged a winner in all of them. However, in 2015, he felt enough was enough and decided to quit.
During in an interview, Froning was quoted saying “it’s not that he loves winning so much but he hates losing more”. Although he won in every competition he participated in as an individual, he decided to participate in the team competitions.
Net Worth & Earnings
Rich Froning’s net worth is currently estimated to be $6.5 million. This is however expected to rise with time as he has not yet retired completely from CrossFit competitions. Rich Fronting’s main source of income is the earnings he gets from the various competitions he gets involved in as a CrossFit athlete.
Froning has been titled ‘the Fittest Man in History. This is because, in all the competitions he participated in as an individual, he has lost only one where he became second place behind Mathew Fraser. Although he started out as a baseball player, his passion in CrossFit athlete has brought new change in his life.