TEMPE, Ariz. — USA Triathlon and the multi-sport community celebrated the achievements of four triathlon legends Friday night, as Cherie Gruenfeld, Richard Eugene “Dick” Hoyt and Richard Eugene “Rick” Hoyt, Jr., and Mike Plant (posthumous) were inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame. The gala and ceremony, benefiting the USA Triathlon Foundation, were held in Tempe . It All Started in , Rick Hoyt Was Born In , Dick and Judy Hoyt gave birth to their son, Rick Hoyt. During child birth, Rick’s umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck, cutting off the supply of oxygen to his brain. He was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy.
Dick and Rick Hoyt, better known as “Team Hoyt.” Rick was born in to Dick and Judy Hoyt in Holland, Massachusetts in the USA. As a result of oxygen deprivation to Rick’s brain at the time of his birth, Rick was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy.