March 18, 2016
Natalie Newhart Fails Drug Test
By CrossFit

 

Natalie Newhart, a competitor at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games, has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Newhart submitted to an out-of-competition drug test on Feb. 27, 2016, which came back positive for the anabolic agent oxandrolone.

Newhart is not appealing the results.

She will be suspended for two years as of March 17, and will not be able to compete in any CrossFit-sanctioned event until March 18, 2018. Her scores from this year's Open will be invalidated.

CrossFit tests year-round for performance-enhancing drugs. Learn about CrossFit's Drug Testing Program.