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.

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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