Our Own "Man-Boy" Mucheck...

Marcus began his athletic career as a wrestler and boxer in West Virginia. During his sophomore year of high school he competed in his first powerlifting meet where he was later invited to Westside Barbell by Louie Simmons. Marcus would go onto train with Amy Weisberger and Jeff “Gritter” Adams for a number of years. Under the instruction of Lou and, his training partners he won over 35 competitions in powerlifting ranging from the state level to National and international competitions while setting a number of records. After Winning the Jr. Worlds, and Jr. Olympics Marcus was awarded a Key to the City for his hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia by then Mayor Nick Sparchane. In 2006 Marcus was invited to join Pittsburgh Barbell where he trained for a short time under Alex Changtain (former USSR World team member) and Rege Becker (coach to multiple international level lifters).

Marcus later began working with Matthew Swartout for nutritional assistance while qualifying for Strongman Nationals and setting a number of Ohio records in strongman. Impressed with the results of Matt’s assistance, Marcus asked Matt if he would like to partner in the opening of a gym.


  • Online Coaching team

  • Personal Training programs

  • Barbell club Class Coach

  • Powerlifting Team Coach

  • Dayton Weightlifting Club (President)

  • Dayton Pulverizers (Director)

Coaching Resume:

  • USAW Level-2 Advanced Sports Performance Coach (Since 2017)
  • USPA National Referee (Since 2016)
  • USPA Powerlifting Coach (2016)
  • USA Boxing Coach (Since 2016)
  • Krav Maga Instructor (Certified Through Endeavor Defense, 2015)
  • USAW Certified Referee (Since 2017)
  • Crossfit Level-1 Coach (2014)
  • Coach of WL Master’s National Champion (2013)
  • Coach of WL Master’s National Bronze Medalist (2013)
  • Coach of WL Master’s Pan Am Silver Medalist (2013)
  • Coach of WL Master’s Pan Am Bronze Medalist (2013)
  • Coach of USAW University National Champion (2017)
  • Coach of USAW OH State Mens/Womens 3rd Place Teams (2017)
  • Coach of USAW OH State Mens Team Champions (2016)
  • Coach of The Weightlifting League Team Champions

Athletic Accomplishments:

  • 2017 USAW OH State Champion (Gold, 77K)
  • 2016 USAW OH State Champion (Gold, 85K)
  • 2015 USAW OH State Champion (4th, 85K)
  • 2015 Weightlifting League Four (Gold, 85K)
  • 2015 Midwest Strongest Unicorn (Bronze, 94K)
  • 2013 Young Guns Invitational (Gold, 77K)
  • 2013 Pittsburgh Open Champion (Gold, 77K)
  • 2012 End of the Year PR Open Champion 77kg
  • 2007 Pittsburgh Open Silver Medalist 85kg
  • 2004-2008 Pittsburgh Barbell Team Member
  • 2003 High School Powerlifter of the Year
  • 2003 Powerlifting World Cup Champion
  • 2003 Powerlifting National Champion
  • Jr. World Powerlifting Champion
  • Jr. Olympic Powerlifting Champion
  • Set Elite Powerlifting Totals at 148, 165, and 181 Bodyweight Classes
  • Former American and Jr. World Powerlifting Records Holder
  • Set 12x Powerlifting West Virginia State Records
  • Set 2x NAS Strongman Ohio State Records

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