Matt Mendenhall Has Passed Away at Age 61

Veteran bodybuilder Matt Mendenhall has passed away at age 61.

It appears that bodybuilding legend Matt Mendenhall has passed away at the age of 61. According to sources, the veteran bodybuilder has passed away due to unknown circumstances.

Known as the greatest Bodybuilder to never turn Pro, the Cincinnati bodybuilding legend Matt Mendenhall came to prominence in the 1980s showcasing an impressive physique. Mendenhall was regarded by many, including Lee Haney, as having one of the greatest physiques of the era. Over the course of 7 years, Matt Mendenhall appeared in over 8 competitions and winning 4. He finished competing at the age of 31

Matt Mendenhall was also a personal trainer and made it his mission to help others get into the best shape of their lives. This is a developing story and Generation Iron will continue to provide updates as more information develops.

Competition History

  • 1978 Mr Ohio High School, 1st
  • 1979 Teenage Mr Ohio, 3rd
  • 1980 Teen Mr. Metropolitan, 1st and Open winner
  • 1980 Mr. Ohio Association, 3rd
  • 1981 Mr Cincinnati 1st,
  • 1981 Buckeye Open, 1st
  • 1982 NPC Nationals, 2nd
  • 1983 NPC Nationals, 4th
  • 1984 NPC Nationals, 2nd
  • 1985 NPC USA Championships, 1st
  • 1985 IFBB World Games, 2nd
  • 1986 NPC Nationals, 2nd
  • 1987 NPC Nationals, 10th
  • 1988 NPC Nationals, 11th
  • 1991 NPC Nationals, 5th

The Generation Iron team extends condolences to the family and friends of Matt Mendenhall.

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.