CrossFit Athletes Serving Sanctions for Drug Violations

October 27, 2021

CrossFit

The following athletes are currently banned from participating in any competitions related to the CrossFit Games season.

The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier and definitive test of fitness. To protect the integrity of the competition and its athletes, CrossFit works hard to ensure a level playing field, in part by creating and enforcing the guidelines outlined in the Rulebook, and in part by strongly enforcing an anti-doping policy — an absolute necessity when crowning the Fittest on Earth.

Each year, CrossFit, LLC expands its efforts and methods of testing. Below you will find a complete list of athletes currently serving bans or sanctions for being found in breach of CrossFit’s Drug Testing Policy

This article will be updated as ban and sanction terms are completed or as new athletes are added.

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

SANCTION START DATE

RETURN TO ELIGIBILITY

SANCTION DETAILS

Larissa

Cunha

July 14, 2021

July 14, 2023

2-year sanction. Provided an out-of-competition sample that contained ostarine.

Stephanie

Roy

July 29, 2021

July 29, 2025

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the 2021 CrossFit Games that contained GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, metabolites of GW1516.

Nick

Bloch

July 29, 2021

July 29, 2025

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the 2021 CrossFit Games that contained GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, metabolites of GW1516.

George 

Simonds-Gooding 

July 29, 2021

July 29, 2023

2-year sanction. Provided a sample at the 2021 CrossFit Games that contained GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, metabolites of GW1516. It also contained di-hydroxy-LGD-4033.

Svetlana

Kubyshkina

Aug. 28, 2021

Aug. 28, 2025

4-year sanction. Provided an out-of-competition sample that contained methenolone and its metabolite, 3a-hydroxy-1-methylene-5a-androstan-17-one. It also contained furosemide and trimetazidine.

Bernard

Luzi

July 29, 2021

July 29, 2025

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the CrossFit Games that contained meldonium.

Joey

Coste

April 4, 2022

April 4, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, metabolites of GW1516.

Nycholas

Joyal

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the Atlas Games that contained GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, metabolites of GW1516. It also contained Ostarine.

Sabrina

Dellagiustina

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at Copa Sur that contained metabolites of Oxandrolone.

Lumma

Roberta

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at Copa Sur that contained Gestrinone and metabolites of GW1516.

Phablo

Lima

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at Copa Sur that contained Ostarine and metabolites of GW1516 and Oxandrolone.

Willian 

Dalpogeto

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the Copa Sur that contained clomiphene, metabolites of nandrolone, and stanozolol. 

Claudia

Espinosa

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the Copa Sur that contained metabolites of clomiphene, methenolone, and stanozolol. 

Michel 

Catris

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained anastrozole, clomiphene and its metabolite, and metabolites of GW1516.

Benjamin 

Wadham

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained metabolites of oral turinabol and Ostarine.

Jaylond 

Franklin

May 29, 2022

May 29, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained a metabolite of GW1516. 

Toby 

Johnson

May 29, 2022

May 29, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained a metabolite of GW1516.

Pieter 

Smith

July 15, 2022

July 15, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained RAD140.

Ines

Alviso

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained a metabolite of GW1516.

Mirela 

Bedore

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained metabolites of GW1516, metabolites of stanozolol, and a metabolite of LGD-4033.

Sandra 

Annett

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample containing a metabolite of stanozolol.

Phil

Toon

June 5, 2022

June 5, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample containing a metabolite of drostanolone,19-norandrosterone, and 19-noretiocholanolone.

Lize

Burns

May 29, 2022

May 29, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample containing metabolites of GW1516.

Tommy 

Tillman

Aug. 6, 2022

Aug. 6, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample containing clomiphene.

Hunter

Williams

May 22, 2022

May 22, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained a metabolite of GW1516.

Pedro 

Martins

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2024

2-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained clomiphene.

Bart

Walsh

Aug. 6, 2022

Aug. 6, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained metabolites of GW1516.

Stephen

Wallace

May 22, 2022

May 22, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained ostarine.

Taylor 

Streid

May 22, 2022

May 22, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained ostarine.

Jeff

Adams

Aug. 6, 2022

Aug. 6, 2026

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained S-23.

Danijela 

Hodges

March 19, 2023

March 19, 2027

4-year sanction. Failed to submit to a drug test when notified.

Angelique

Connoway

May 21, 2023 May 21, 2027 4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained metabolites of GW1516.

Trent

Williams

May 21, 2023

May 21, 2027

4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained Clomiphene.

Alyssa 

Wilhelm

May 23, 2023 May 23, 2027 4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained Ostarine and metabolites of GW1516.
Svetlana Veselova Aug. 3, 2023 Aug. 3, 2027 4-year sanction. Provided a sample that contained Meldonium.
Oihana  Moya June 4, 2023 June 4, 2027 4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the competition that contained Ostarine and metabolites of GW1516.
Carolina Gutierrez Aug. 3, 2023 Aug. 3, 2027 4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games that contained metabolites of GW1516.
Jason Smith May 21, 2023 May 21, 2027 4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the 2023 Africa Semifinal that contained 5a-androstane-3a, 17b-diol (5aAdiol) and 5b-androstane-3a, 17b-diol (5bAdiol). 
Valentina Rangel May 28, 2023 May 28, 2027 4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the 2023 South America Semifinal that contained a metabolite of Stanozolol.
Andrew  Hiller Jan. 31, 2024 Jan. 31, 2028 4-year sanction. Admitted the use of exogenous testosterone, CJC 1295, and Ipamorelin.

All the athletes listed above have completed the appeals process. Athletes who commit a violation of the Drug Testing Policy have the right to state their case prior to any sanctions being imposed. Within 72 hours of being notified of their violation, an athlete must provide written notice of their intent to submit a written petition of appeal concerning the violation. A request by the athlete for any pertinent documents (if necessary or desired) must be made within this initial written notice and not at a later date. Thereafter, from the time of receipt of any materials provided by CrossFit, the athlete has 10 business days to submit the written petition of appeal explaining why they are not in violation of the Drug Testing Policy. Following a review of the athlete’s petition of appeal, CrossFit will respond in a timely manner to provide a written response of its decision, including supporting reasons, either to deny or grant the appeal. If, after this investigation, the athlete is found to be in violation of the Drug Testing Policy, CrossFit will proceed with applying any appropriate sanctions.

CrossFit recognizes that some banned substances are used for legitimate medical purposes. In rare cases, CrossFit permits a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) to be granted for those athletes with a documented medical history demonstrating the need for the regular use of such a drug. CrossFit adheres to the standards set by the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) and will only grant a TUE in strict accordance with all of the criteria details in the Drug Policy. The use of a prohibited substance to increase “low-normal” levels of any endogenous hormone and the use of anabolic substance are not considered an acceptable therapeutic intervention. 

CrossFit partners with Drug Free Sport, which conducts drug analysis for the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA, along with 300 other sports and athletic organizations, to administer its testing program. A laboratory approved by WADA processes blood and urine samples collected from CrossFit Games athletes.

How to Report Incidences of Cheating

Email Games Support: Anyone may report a violation via email at support@crossfitgames.com.