Rich Froning Jr. is one of the first people who made a living off of CrossFit. There weren’t many CrossFit athletes before him whose primary source of income was the sport of CrossFit. He is quite a pioneer. He was also the first person to be titled the “Fittest Man on Earth” four years in a row.
Rich Froning and his wife Hilary Froning are in the news these days for adopting yet another child. These beautiful souls have chosen to become parents through adoption. Let’s find a little more about these two and their children.
Rich And Hillary Froning Bio
Rich Froning was born on July 21st, 1987 in Michigan. Currently, he resides in Cookeville, Tennessee. Rich has graduated in Exercise Science from Tennessee Technical University. During his degree, he also worked at the Cookeville Fire Department.
Froning started coaching for CrossFit in 2010. Froning was first crowned the Fittest Man on Earth in 2011. From 2012-2014, Froning went on a splendid winning spree, winning all the levels of the Games seasons. He retired from individual CrossFit Games in 2014.
From 2015, he started playing for his team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom. In 2015, he took the first place at the Central East Regional and the Games. In his career, Froning has earned many titles and accolades. It has made him popular and earned him some big endorsement deals for brands like Reebok, etc.
Rich is married to Hillary who was a dentist but she gave up the career to become a stay at home mom. She is also a blogger. She shares her adoption stories and other details of her life on the blog. She is a devout Christian.
Rich And Hillary Froning Married, Adopted Kid
Rich and Hillary got married on June 18, 2011 after dating for around 2 years. Both of them went to the same high school. They met each other at a salon and soon started seeing each other.
Both of them wanted to have a large family and hence started to try for a child soon after their marriage. But fate had something else stored for them. After a year of failed attempts, they found out that there were some infertility issues. As a result, they decided to go for adoption.
In 2015, they adopted their first daughter Lakelyn. In May 2017, after a very difficult adoption process, they adopted their second child, a boy. He is named Richard Lyle Froning III. They lovingly call him Trice.
They could finally adopt the child after an endless struggle of seven months. During these seven months, they had to face three failed adoptions. Each time, the adoption was cancelled by the birth parents at the eleventh hour. Those seven months proved to be very tough for both Rich and Hillary. But all their heartbreaks and efforts have finally paid off as they were able to bring home their little bundle of joy, Trice.