Derek Poundstone is arguably one of the ten strongest people on Earth. Derek picked up powerlifting at a young age. While training to enter his first Strongman competition, Poundstone was accepted as a Police Officer in the Naugatuck, Conn. Police Department. He has proudly served the town of Naugatuck as a Patrolman since 2004. Managing to find the time to balance his career as a Police Officer with his passion for weight training, Poundstone entered his first professional Strongman competition in 2004. Since that time, he has managed to become the most decorated American Strongman in 4 decades, winning 5 major Strongman titles, all while continuing to serve the citizens of Connecticut as a Police Officer. In addition to his duties as a Police Officer, Poundstone trains for 3 hours a day 5 days a week, and recently opened his own gym, The Poundstone Performance Training Center located in Waterbury, Connecticut. He also hosts Poundstone Power Radio on Sirius Xm satellite radio, travels the world as a spokesman for Solae, LLC the world’s largest provider of soy, and in 2011 was named as the first-ever Global Ambassador for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. He and his wife Kristin reside in Waterbury, Connecticut.