U.S. Weightlifting Athlete, Kelly Dykes, Receives Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

March 16, 2017 USADA announced today that Kelly (Breanne) Dykes, of Statesboro, Ga., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Dykes, 21, tested positive for multiple prohibited substances, including clenbuterol, ostarine, and a metabolite of tamoxifen, as the result of an in-competition urine sample she…

U.S. Weightlifting Athlete, Pierik, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

February 21, 2017 USADA announced today that Vincent Pierik, of Irmo, S.C., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has tested positive for multiple prohibited substances and accepted a four-year suspension for his violation. Pierik, 26, admitted using anabolic agents from September 2016 through November 2016, and tested positive for drostanolone and its metabolite, and…

U.S. Weightlifting Athlete, Saccente, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

February 14, 2017 USADA announced today that Nicholas Saccente, of Springfield, Mass., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has tested positive for multiple prohibited substances and accepted a four-year suspension for his violation. Saccente, 24, tested positive for testosterone and its metabolites, and for boldenone and its metabolites, as the result of an in-competition…

U.S. Weightlifting Athlete, Vrabel, Accepts Sanction for Non-Analytical Anti-Doping Rule Violation

January 11, 2017 USADA announced today that Andrew Vrabel, of Chicago, Ill., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year sanction for a non-analytical anti-doping rule violation after admitting to his use of prohibited substances. Vrabel, 25, was sanctioned for his use and possession of prohibited growth hormone (GH) releasing factors (GHRFs),…

AAA Arbitrator Imposes Four-Year Sanction on Weightlifting Athlete, Chan, For Doping Violation

January 9, 2017 USADA announced today that an arbitrator from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has rendered a decision in the case of weightlifting athlete, Charis Chan, of Albany, Calif., and has determined that Chan should receive a four-year sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Chan, 29, provided a urine sample on December…

U.S. Weightlifting Athlete, Matsushima, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

January 6, 2017 USADA announced today that Angelique Matsushima, of Verona, Wis., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a six-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Matsushima, 20, tested positive for Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a metabolite of marijuana and/or hashish, above the decision limit of 180 ng/mL, as a result of a urine…

U.S. Weightlifting Athlete, Hudson, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

December 15, 2016 USADA announced today that Ryan Hudson, of Sisters, Ore., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a four-year suspension for his violation. Hudson, 38, tested positive for stanozolol and its metabolites 16ß-hydroxystanozolol and 4ß-hydroxystanozolol as the result of an in-competition urine sample he…

U.S. Weightlifting Athlete, Reyes, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

December 7, 2016 USADA announced today that Brandon Reyes, of Pensacola, Fla., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a six-month sanction for his violation. Reyes, 20, tested positive for the prohibited substance 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA) as a result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on…

U.S. Weightlifting Athlete, Moore, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

December 5, 2016 USADA announced today that Nicole Moore, of Sunrise, Fla., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a six-month sanction for her violation. Moore, 25, tested positive for the prohibited substance 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA) as a result of an in-competition urine sample she provided on…