October 27, 2021
CrossFit Athletes Serving Sanctions for Drug Violations
By CrossFit
The following athletes are currently banned from participating in any competitions related to the CrossFit Games season.
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

Emily

Abbott

June 18, 2018

June 18, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 West Regional for ibutamoren - anabolic agent.

Lauren

Shawver

June 21, 2018

June 21, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 South Regional for ostarine - anabolic agent.

Laura

Hosier

June 21, 2018

June 21, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 East Regional for higenamine - beta-2 agonist.

María Clara

Ceballos

June 21, 2018

June 21, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 Latin America Regional for stanozolol metabolites - anabolic agents.

Fanny

Solis Araujo

June 21, 2018

June 21, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 Latin America Regional for stanozolol metabolite - anabolic agents.

Rachel

Campbell

June 21, 2018

June 21, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 South Regional for metabolite of oxandrolone - anabolic agent.

Megan

Benzik

June 21, 2018

June 21, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 South Regional for epimentendiol, metabolites of methandienone and oxandrolone, epi-oxandrolone, methanol, a letrozole metabolite, and amphetamine.

Carlos

Trujillo Castillo

June 21, 2018

June 21, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 Latin America Regional for LGD4033.

Gena

Malkovskiy

June 21, 2018

June 21, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 Europe Regional for clomiphene, meldonium, and a metabolite of drostanolone.

Vivian

Aiello Bomfim

June 21, 2018

June 21, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 Latin America Regional for stanozolol metabolite - anabolic agents.

Andre

Sanches

June 21, 2018

June 21, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 Latin America Regional for epimentendiol, metabolites of methandienone, ostarine, LGD4033 - anabolic agents.

Joel

Munro

June 22, 2018

June 22, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 Pacific Regional for metabolites of GW1516 - metabolic modulator.

Dean

Shaw

June 28, 2018

June 28, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 Meridian Regional for clomiphene - selective estrogen receptor modulator.

Nuha

Almarri

June 28, 2018

June 28, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 Meridian Regional for GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, metabolites of GW1516 and oral turinabol - metabolic modulator and anabolic androgenic steroid.

Fabio

Botteghi

June 28, 2018

June 28, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 Meridian Regional for metabolites of GW1516 - metabolic modulator.

Andrey

Ganin

July 7, 2018

July 7, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 Europe Regional for exogenous testosterone - anabolic agent.

Shawn

Ramirez

Sept. 10, 2018

Sept. 10, 2022

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2018 CrossFit Games for metabolites of GW1516 - metabolic modulator and ostarine - anabolic agent.

Samantha

Pugh

Jan. 17, 2019

Jan. 19, 2023

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the 2019 Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival that contained ostarine.

Lauren

Herrera

April 12, 2019

April 12, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge for andarine, a metabolite of LGD4033, and metabolites of GW1516.

Chantelle

Loehner

April 14, 2019

April 14, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge for oral turinabol.

Manila

Pennacchio

April 26, 2019

April 26, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2019 CrossFit Italian Showdown for GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, metabolites of GW1516.

Elly

Kabboord

May 4, 2019

May 4, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2019 Reykjavik CrossFit Championship for clenbuterol.

Hinrik

Oskarsson

May 4, 2019

May 4, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2019 Reykjavik CrossFit Championship for ostarine and RAD-140.

Ben

Garard

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2019 Down Under CrossFit Championship for GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, metabolites of GW1516.

Vincent

Lopez

Aug. 2, 2019

Aug. 2, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive test at the 2019 CrossFit Games for exogenous testosterone.

Mauro

Acevedo

Aug. 19, 2019

Aug. 19, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive test at the 2019 FitLand Fitness Festival for oral turinabol and its metabolite 6β-OH-dehydrochloromethyltestosterone and GW1516 sulfone, metabolites of GW1516.

Achilleas

Pantazis

July 29, 2019

July 29, 2023

2-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2019 CrossFit Games for GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, metabolites of GW1516.

Paul

Perna

Aug. 4, 2019

Aug. 4, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive test at the 2019 CrossFit Games for exogenous testosterone.

Robbie

Perovich

Aug. 4, 2019

Aug. 4, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2019 CrossFit Games for GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, metabolites of GW1516.

Juan

Sforzini

Aug. 19, 2019

Aug. 19, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive test at the 2019 FitLand Fitness Festival for stanozolol metabolites.

Gabor

Torok

July 29, 2019

July 29, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive test at the 2019 CrossFit Games for a stanozolol metabolite and clomiphene.

Franky

Wood

July 29, 2019

July 29, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2019 CrossFit Games for 3-hydroxy-4-methoxy tamoxifen and intact human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).

Anna

Fragkou

Aug. 2, 2019

Aug. 2, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive test at the 2019 CrossFit Games for a metabolite of oral turinabol (4-chloro-18-nor-17β-hydroxymethyl,17α-methyl-5α-androst-13-en-3α-ol).

Katie

Trombetta

July 30, 2019

July 30, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive test at the 2019 CrossFit Games for metabolites of GW1516 and ostarine.

Hylie

Thompson

Aug. 4, 2019

Aug. 4, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2019 CrossFit Games for GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, metabolites of GW1516.

Marion

Valkenburg

Aug. 4, 2019

Aug. 4, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive test at the 2019 CrossFit Games for stanozolol metabolites.

Lefteris

Theofanidis

Dec. 12, 2019

Dec. 12, 2023

4-year sanction. Positive drug test at the 2019 Dubai CrossFit Championship for 19-norandrosterone, a metabolite of nandrolone and meldonium.

Janelle

Stites

Jan. 21, 2019

Jan. 21, 2023

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

Alanna

Fisk Colón

Feb. 21, 2020

Feb. 21, 2024

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the 2020 Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival that contained a metabolite of oral turinabol and metabolites of GW1516.

Ashleigh

Fleser

June 6, 2021

June 6, 2025

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the 2021 Granite Games that contained ibutamoren and di-hydroxy-LGD-4033.

Ray

Fleser

June 6, 2021

June 6, 2025

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the 2021 Granite Games that contained metabolites of nandrolone, metabolites of bolandione, S-23, ostarine, ibutamoren, LGD-4033 and its metabolite di-hydroxy-LGD-4033, metabolites of GW1516, and clomiphene.

Katie

Christian

June 6, 2021

June 6, 2025

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the 2021 Granite Games that contained synthetic forms of endogenous anabolic androgenic steroids.

Deshawn

Smith

June 20, 2021

June 20, 2025

4-year sanction. Provided a sample at the 2021 West Coast Classic that contained metabolites of GW1516.

Larissa

Cunha

July 14, 2021

July 21, 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. 

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

 If you suspect an athlete, affiliate or team of cheating, it is encouraged that you report the violation in the correct manner. The CrossFit Games have set up forms and methods for submitting an anonymous allegation.

Allegation Form - General Rules Violation: Intended for allegations against individuals, affiliates, or teams for violating rules pertaining to team eligibility, region eligibility or submitting falsified scores.

Allegation Form - Drug Policy Violation: Intended for allegations against individuals, affiliates or teams violating our CrossFit Games Drug Policy. 

Anonymous Tip Line - +1 831-316-1926: Call this number if you suspect an athlete, affiliate, or team is violating the Drug Policy. Please provide credible evidence of your suspicion. The more detailed and complete information you provide, the more thoroughly we can pursue it.

All phone calls will be confidential. If you would like to leave your name and contact information, please feel free to do so. If you prefer to remain anonymous simply hang up when you are finished.

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

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