CROSSFIT NEWS – Rich Froning Talks about How He Felt Finishing in Second Place at CrossFit Games

Rich Froning answers all the fans that have been calling him a sore loser.

“First of all thank you to all those who volunteered their time and worked long hours to make the CrossFit Games possible. Thank you to the best fans in all of sports for being with us all weekend and pushing us along. Congratulations to all competitors in all categories who competed, it’s an honor to compete along side you! Congratulations especially to Wasatch CrossFit (@adrianconway_ @builtfjordtough@spjut2 @tensparkles @mandi_janowitz@hungryfitness) for winning the Affiliate Cup, you guys are all true champions and it was great to compete against you guys and get to know you better all weekend. Proud of my team and the effort they put in, definitely not the outcome we wanted but it wasn’t because they didn’t put in the work or push hard enough. Thank you to our amazing CrossFit Mayhem family and my family for always being there to support us. Thank you to my beautiful wife @hillaryfroning for always being there to support me and pick up my slack in the months leading up to competing. Thanks to @roguefitness who makes the best equipment in the world and their crew who works tirelessly to make the Games a success, to @reebok for making the best shoes and apparel, for @advocare for the best supplements on the market, for @rehband and @realtreeoutdoors for the support to allow me to do what I love. 

And…”

“For those saying I am a poor sport for not smiling on the podium, I will not apologize for who I am. I’m a competitor to my core, I do not like to lose, and I do not hide my emotions well. There’s one thing you can be sure of, we’ll be ready next year.”

First of all thank you to all those who volunteered their time and worked long hours to make the CrossFit Games possible. Thank you to the best fans in all of sports for being with us all weekend and pushing us along. Congratulations to all competitors in all categories who competed, it's an honor to compete along side you! Congratulations especially to Wasatch CrossFit (@adrianconway_ @builtfjordtough @spjut2 @tensparkles @mandi_janowitz @hungryfitness) for winning the Affiliate Cup, you guys are all true champions and it was great to compete against you guys and get to know you better all weekend. Proud of my team and the effort they put in, definitely not the outcome we wanted but it wasn't because they didn't put in the work or push hard enough. Thank you to our amazing CrossFit Mayhem family and my family for always being there to support us. Thank you to my beautiful wife @hillaryfroning for always being there to support me and pick up my slack in the months leading up to competing. Thanks to @roguefitness who makes the best equipment in the world and their crew who works tirelessly to make the Games a success, to @reebok for making the best shoes and apparel, for @advocare for the best supplements on the market, for @rehband and @realtreeoutdoors for the support to allow me to do what I love. And… For those saying I am a poor sport for not smiling on the podium, I will not apologize for who I am. I'm a competitor to my core, I do not like to lose, and I do not hide my emotions well. There's one thing you can be sure of, we'll be ready next year. 📷 @flsportsguy

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