Strength Warrior Powerlifting Team Athletes

Strength Warrior Team Athletes

Get to know the Mathias Method Strength Warrior Powerlifting Team Athletes! We are all working to get stronger, and would be happy to have you join us!

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Strength Coach and Mathias Method Owner/Creator

  • Ryan J. Mathias

Strength Warriors

  • Rocky Mahoney
  • Reid England
  • Josh Drake
  • Tanner Mathias

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Mathias Method Owner and Creator



5′ 11″          225 lbs.          220 lb./ 100 kg Weight Class


Hi, I am Ryan Mathias, the Author of numerous Strength, Health and Fitness Books, and creator of the Legendary Mathias Method Strength System.

I am a competitive powerlifter with over 15 years of training experience, all backed by a Degree in Exercise Science from California State University-Sacramento (CSUS), and I am a 3rd Degree Black Belt with numerous martial art Grand Champion and World Championship Titles (2007-2010, 2013-2014, 2016).

Much of my training, such as what you will read in the following, was developed not only to make me stronger, but also improve my athletic performance and keep my body healthy for my martial arts.

Needless to say, I am obsessed with STRENGTH!

I have always loved learning about and teaching people how to get stronger by lifting properly. I am always learning new things and improving my knowledge, and all that I learn I share with others because no matter how strong I get, we are all stronger together.

That is why I developed the Mathias Method Strength System; to give you the tools not only to help yourself, but all those around you to reach your goals.

I have been helping people for years learn how to get really strong, fit and healthy through my work, and I want to help you too! I want you to be a champion at life, and I want to be the one that helps get you there!

I hope you will choose to pursue your Strength Journey and let me lead you along the way!

For updates on upcoming books, Strength Journey successes, and any other exciting news Join My Email List Today and start getting stronger!

You can learn more about me on my Author Page or read about My Strength Journey and how I got to where I am today!

Join me on Instagram: @RyanJMathias

Learn more about Your Strength Journey Leader


  • 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • 8 Time Martial Arts Grand Champion and World Champion
  • Best Selling Author
  • Former National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • B.S. Degree in Exercise Science
    •           Strength Coach
    •           Personal Training
    •           Health and Fitness Concentration

Best Lifts:

Gym          Squat 525          Bench Press 335           Deadlift 585

Competition         Squat 507 (USPA)         Bench Press 319 (USPA)          Deadlift 606 (USPA)

Favorite Quote(s):

“Successful people do what they must, wether they feel like it or not.”

-Elliott Hulse, StrengthCamp

Read About My Strength Journey HERE!

Powerlifting Team Athletes

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Rocky Mahoneystrength warrior rocky mahoney

Strength Warrior, Form Corrector and General Nuisance 


Nickname: “Mr. Perfect”



Rocky believes that passion is the best teacher, and has shown that through his own strength journey. He started training in early 2015 at around 225-230 lbs without a working knowledge of what he was doing, and without clear goals in mind other than the ever-popular “lose weight”. After several months of implementing the advice and knowledge of the general public, he found that he was dissatisfied with his results or lack thereof.

It was May of that same year when he decided to really learn how to approach strength training in, not necessarily the right way, but a better way. At this time he was weighing in at 190-195 lbs and had a 700-800 lb powerlifting total with poor form. He dove headfirst into the pursuit of everything diet and fitness related, reading over 200 studies, a dozen books, and started over from scratch to learn proper weightlifting form.

After another six months of hard studying, and even harder lifting, he arrived at a bodyweight of 165 lbs and an improved total of 900 lbs. He has continued his education into this subject that he is most passionate about, and is devoted to contributing what he knows to those who are trying to get stronger.

Strength Goals: 

1500 lb. Total in the 198-205 lb. weight class

Best Lifts (In the 198 lb. weight class):

435 lbs. Squat          285 lbs. Bench Press          463 lbs. Deadlift

Bodyweight+70lbs chinup 

Favorite Quote(s):

“There is no such thing as being overtrained, just undertrained.” -John Broz

“You never know what you are capable on any given day. How you feel is a lie!” -John Broz

Tanner Mathias

Strength Warrior

Nickname: “Gunsho”


455 deadlift by Team stronger Tanner Mathias
Tanner “Gunsho” Mathias

Tanner is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer at Fitness MD in Roseville, CA and the Head Junior Varsity Football Coach at Bear River High School.

His life goals are to be the best dad and husband he can be. His future goal is to be a high school teacher and football coach.

He has played football since he was 8 years old, for the junior program up through Semi-Pro League, and basketball from 6 years old to current. He has been through many championship seasons in both sports and currently coaches football and basketball at Bear River High School.

Though he trains hard, he has never been in a sanctioned powerlifting competition but holds the Power Clean Record at Both Bear River High School (330 lbs.) and Sierra College (345 lbs.). 


ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

Bear River High School Power Clean Record Holder 330 lbs.

Sierra College Power Clean Record Holder 345 lbs.

Best Lifts:

Squat 470 lbs.              Bench Press 335 lbs.              Deadlift 545 lbs.

Strength Goals:

“Be the strongest person in the room.”

Favorite Quote(s):

A wise man once Told me…

“Fatigue Makes Cowards of us all” -Vince Lombardi

That is the Quote in which I’ve lived by. 

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Strength Warrior


Nickname: “Tarantutank”


Josh has been in the Air Force for 8 years. He has been powerlifting for about 5 years, but started seriously training 3 years ago, and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. 

He has lifted in numerous local military powerlifting competitions. In two competitions, he obtained first place (415, 265, 525) in the 190lb RAW weight class, with second place (425, 275, 531) in the under 200 weight class.  

His overall goal is to see how far he can take his lifts while inspiring and helping others reach their strength goals.

Best Lifts:

Squat 425 lbs.              Bench Press 275 lbs.              Deadlift 531 lbs.


Joint Base Andrews 3rd Annual Powerlifting Meet Jan. 2017 – 2nd Place in Under 200 Weight Class BW – 191lbs. (425,275,531)

Ft. Meyer Powerlifting Meet Oct. 2016 – 1st 190lb. Weight Class BW – 184lbs (415,265,525)

Contact via Instagram: @tarantutank

Favorite Quote:

“If you’re gunna be fat at least be strong” – Anonymous

Reid England

Strenth Warrior

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Reid is a former United States Marine with an incredible drive to always improve. He is a natural athlete who loves doing backflips off rocks into the Yuba River near where he lives. He can also do a standing backflip; a talent he has kept since his gymnastic days as a teen.

Reid is a very hard worker, who generally comes in after working very long, hard days outside in all types of weather conditions. He is also one of the calmest and cool guys around who just wants to get stronger.

He is a phenomenal addition to our powerlifting team and known as the most handsome man on the team (as he holds the record for most LIKES on the Mathias Method Instagram Page and greatest average number of LIKES)! We think it’s because he looks just like Thor, the God Of Thunder!

Best Lifts:

Squat 452 lbs.              Bench Press 330 lbs.              Deadlift 485 lbs.

Favorite Quote:

“Keep it weird.” – Reid England