Marcus
Wyatt

Place of birthHoniton, Devon

Age28
Height6' 0"
Weight90kg

Marcus Wyatt finished the 2019/20 season ranked eighth in the overall world standings and having achieved a career-high fourth place at the World Cup event in Igls in January.

That success in Austria was GB's joint best male result on the World Cup circuit since 2013 when Dom Parsons won bronze in Calgary and it was another example of Marcus' ability to compete with the very best sliders in the world. Marcus then ended the season with a 10th-place finish at the World Championships in Altenberg, 12 months after he had been 12th at his maiden global champs in Whistler.

Marcus finished the previous season ranked sixth in the overall World Cup standings after seven top ten finishes in eight races, including a then career-best fifth in Calgary in February 2019 and a sixth spot in Igls a month earlier.

He began the 2018/19 campaign with four medals in as many races on the Intercontinental Cup (ICC) circuit prior to the start of the World Cup season, including a first race win in Igls in November 2018.

Marcus made his World Cup debut in Igls in December 2017, finishing a hugely impressive 10th in his first elite-level outing. He narrowly missed out on a spot in the Team GB squad for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang but did travel to South Korea after being selected to join the British Olympic Association's Ambitions Programme for potential future Olympians.

His first race in GB colours saw him finish fifth in the North American Cup (NAC) in Lake Placid in March 2016 and his first international medals followed the next season with silver on both the NAC circuit in Park City and the ICC in Placid.

Marcus joined the Talent squad through the Power2Podium talent ID scheme in the aftermath of the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. A keen follower of winter sports on television, skeleton had often caught Marcus’ eye and he jumped at the opportunity to get involved, especially as he had always wanted to become an international sportsman.

Marcus’ sporting background is somewhat different to most of his contemporaries in that his first love was American Football. A regular MVP for the Farnham Knights and Swansea University Titans as a wide receiver, Marcus led the latter to the National Challenge Trophy in 2014.

Marcus in his own words...

  • Nickname: Cous Cous
  • Most likely to be spotted: cooking or eating
  • Least likely to be found: gardening
  • Marcus in three words: competitive, dedicated, driven
  • Heroes: Michael Schumacher. His focus, drive, ambition and sheer ability in F1 are all things I would love to emulate in Skeleton
  • Random fact: I have been inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Swansea Titans American Football team
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'd probably be sat in an office somewhere