the team

The Team

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Jon Alvarez

IT specialist by day, gym founder and head coach by night. Jon is a former IronMan who decided he didn’t want to do cardio any more. One of these days we think he’ll compete again.

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Daniel Swank

Software engineer by day, weightlifter by night. Dan has been involved in strength sports for close to twenty years. He’s been a USAW coach for over 7 years, a master’s national record holder, and the former president of Wisconsin Weightlifting. Despite his greying hair, he still competes at the national level and refuses to be relegated to the master’s division.

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Matthew Prest

Product developer by day, weightlifter by night. After years spent cycling, the idea of standing in one spot to train was too inviting for Matt to turn down.

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Lucy Bergenthal

College student by day, weightlifter by night. Lucy began weightlifting in 2017 after her career as a gymnast come to an end. She’s our best hope for a senior-level podium finish.


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— MH