aka John Clay


Powerlifter. Veteran. Champion. Faced with so many challenges, John still breaks records.

Your support is truly appreciated.

Meet John Clay

The man behind the powerlifting muscles.


Johnny Macho (John Clay) is a dead-lifter and has broken state records in Oregon and Colorado while powerlifting with the World Association of Bench Pressers and Dead-Lifters (W.A.B.D.L.).

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John’s return from the war was more than difficult

John served in the military from August 10th, 1970 until August 11th, 1971 and was last stationed in Khe Sanh, Vietnam. After he returned home, he began suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is a mental health condition that was triggered by the terrifying events occurring during war. He needed to combat the PTSD and started lifting as a form of stress relief.

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Johnny Macho set a record for Colorado by deadlifting 451.7lbs on September 13th, 2014.

Years later...

Johnny Macho competed, broke the record AGAIN.... And won 1st place in the WABDL deadlift championship, lifting 457.4lbs on November 12th, 2019.

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Johnny Macho 1st Place

Helping Other Veterans Suffering From PTSD

John's goal is to help other veterans that are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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You can be a part of Johnny Macho’s journey to helping others with PTSD and competitions by making a small donation. Each donation will go towards every expense, including John’s training gear, traveling, and marketing expenses!

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