Legendary powerlifter Don Reinhoudt has died aged 78 after a glittering career that earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame.
Reinhoudt won World’s Strongest Man in 1979 and was inducted into the National Strength and Power Hall of Fame in 2018.
According to State Police in Fredonia, Reinhoudt was involved in a one-car collision in the town of Pomfret on Monday morning.
Since retirement from powerlifting, Reinhoudt has dedicated substantial time to numerous youth-oriented causes.
Don is survived by his wife Pam and children Molly and Ben.
As fans and friends pay tribute to the late Don Reinhoudt, we take a look at his early days with wife, Pam.
Who is Don Reinhoudt wife, Pam Reinhoudt?
Pam Reinhoudt is the wife of the late Don Reinhoudt, an American powerlifter and strongman.
Not much is know about Pam Reinhoudt at the moment.
Additionally, he had two children Molly and Ben from a previous marriage to Cindy Wyatt.
In 1966 he met Cindy Wyatt at a weightlifting competition in Columbus,OH.
She was attending majoring in psychology and was a spectator in the audience.
They started dating and were married in 1969.
She gave him much encouragement and support when decided to try Powerlifting. 1969 Don quit olympic lifting and went to powerlifting.
Cindy became Don’s Number one coach and mentor.
She could detect the slightest flaw in his technique.
Her attention and help was instrumental in his climb to the top.