CrossFit Mayhem Freedom – Sports photographer Brenda Kerns
CrossFit Mayhem Freedom
Any of you who know that I love sports photography know that it is really the love of capturing the moment, capturing the expression, capturing the elation, emotion and focus on the faces of the athletes that draws me more than the love of the game. So when I got the call to photograph a member of CrossFit Team Mayhem Freedom at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games Central Regionals at the Columbus Convention Center this past weekend, I really wasn’t sure what I was getting into. CrossFit ? Well, let me tell you, fit says it all. I had the pleasure of attending and photographing my first CrossFit competition over three days this past weekend. Not only did I get to take photos, but as I found out, I was photographing CrossFit royalty. Four time Individaul CrossFit Champion Rich Froning was now competing in the the team competition with his team mates James Hobart, Elly Kabboord, Matt Hewett, Kristin Reffett and Lauren Neal. Together they were CrossFit Mayhem Freedom. Talk about focus, emotion, determination and all out effort, watching CrossFit Mayhem Freedom win a spot in the CrossFit Games in Carson, California in July made for an exiting and inspiring weekend that this Columbus sports photographer won’t soon forget.