Rich Froning Jr., the first man to win the CrossFit Games title, Fittest Man on Earth, back to back (2011 and 2012) announced the grand opening of his new affiliate box, CrossFit Mayhem, for December 8, 2012. The grand opening event will be taking place 10am- 4pm, this Saturday. As part of this event, CrossFit Mayhem is hosting a Toys for Tots drive, asking all participants to bring a toy valued at $10 or higher.
The new facility, in Cookeville, Tennessee (approximately 80 miles east of Nashville) will staff 6 coaches, including Froning Jr. as Head Coach. The other coaches are Dan Bailey, Darren Hunsucker, Yvette Clark, Lauren Neal, and Will Enochs. All coaches are, at minimum, CrossFit Level One Certified, with several holding certifications in other areas of expertise.
Following the 2011 CrossFit games, Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit, made a statement similar to, “If we get a repeat performance and victory from Thorisdottir and Froning in 2012, we’re going to be looking at their affiliate gyms and seeing what it is they’re doing that works.” Froning Jr. did not belong to an affiliate prior to winning repeat titles in 2011 and 2012, but it seems almost certain that there will be a lot of interest in CrossFit Mayhem for the foreseeable future.