The following members are prohibited from any USA Weightlifting activity due to violations of anti-doping or Safe Sport policies, including the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement or violations of ethics rules or USAW bylaws, rules or regulations.

Details about USADA sanctions can be found on their website. Information regarding SafeSport violations is available from the U.S. Center for SafeSport's Centralized Disciplinary Database.

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The following members are suspended due to violations of U.S. Center for SafeSport and/or USA Weightlifting SafeSport policies.

Member Name Location Violation Details Status Ban
Completes
Garrett Taylor Houston, TX Safe Sport Violation Safe Sport Violation BANNED
LIFE
Scott Johnson Springfield, MO Safe Sport Violation SafeSport Violation BANNED
LIFE

Michael Jasiczek 

Olathe, KS Safe Sport Violation Criminal Disposition-
involving a minor
BANNED-
U.S. Center 
for SafeSport
LIFE
Matthew Krakowski Clinton Twp., MI Safe Sport Violation Criminal Disposition-
sexual misconduct
BANNED-
U.S. Center
for SafeSport
LIFE
Michael Popson Savannah, GA Safe Sport Violation Criminal Disposition-
involving a minor

BANNED-
U.S. Center
for SafeSport

LIFE
Tyler Reagan Elkton, FL  Safe Sport Violation Sexual misconduct - involving minors 

Permanent ineligibility -
U.S. Center for SafeSport

LIFE

 
The following members are suspended due to an ineligible or interim measure placed upon them by the U.S. Center for SafeSport and/or USA Weightlifting

Member
Name
Location Details Status Decision Date
Joe Cox Chesapeake, VA Criminal disposition - involving a Minor
Ineligible
U.S. Center for SafeSport
7/21/2020
Jesse Durrum Brooksville, FL Ineligible-
U.S. Center for SafeSport
7/1/2019 
Sierra Hughes Bryson City, NC Ineligible-
U.S. Center for SafeSport
6/13/2019
Lucas "Luke" Siefert
Orlando, FL Criminal disposition - sexual misconduct;
Criminal disposition - involving a minor
Ineligible
U.S. Center for SafeSport
7/15/2021
Isaac Cruz Oceanside, CA Allegation of misconduct Interim measure - Restriction
U.S. Center for SafeSport
2/7/2022
Adam Militello Orange County, FL Criminal disposition - child abuse

Ineligible
U.S. Center for SafeSport

9/6/2022

The following members have received an admonishment by the U.S. Center for SafeSport

Member Name Location Admonishment Date
Matthew King Russiaville, IN November 11, 2020
Tim Swords Houston, TX       April 8, 2021
Walt Neubauer       Wilmington, N.C.   December 16, 2021               


The following members are suspended under 5.4a of the USA Weightlifting Bylaws.

Member Name Location Violation Details Status Ban Completes
Russell McCarthy Anaheim, CA 5.4a Suspended Suspended Until Resolved
Javier Pagliery Miami, FL 5.4a Suspended Suspended Until Resolved
 

Destiny Young

Marquette, MI 5.4a Suspended Suspended Until resolved
 

Jacob Schramm

Lone Tree, CO 5.4a Suspended Suspended Until Resolved
 

Rodrigo Otero

San Rafael, CA 5.4a Suspended Suspended Until Resolved
Ron Bright  Sycamore, IL  USAW Code of Ethics Suspended Suspended Until Resolved
Silas Philbrick East Aurora, N.Y. 5.4a Suspended Suspended Until Resolved
Quentin Ruff Jr.

Menomonie, WI

5.4a Suspended Suspended Until Resolved




The following individuals are suspended due to violations of anti-doping policies.


Member Name Location Competition Prohibited Substance Status Ban
Completes
Rene Navarrete Las Vegas, NV 2022 USA Weightlifting National Championships 11-nor-9-carboxy-tetrahydrocannabinol (Carboxy-THC)


Banned - USADA Jan. 12, 2023
Joshua Bringas Las Vegas, NV 2022 USA Weightlifting National Championships Anabolic agent, heptaminol, ibutamoren, oxilofrine, GW1516 Banned - USADA Aug. 22, 2025
Timothy Hearn Salt Lake City, UT 2022 National Masters Weightlifting Championships 19-norandrosterone (19-NA), clomiphene, trenbolone metabolite epitrenbolone, GW1516 (GW501516) metabolites GW1516 sulfone and GW1516 sulfoxide
BANNED - USADA May 27, 2025
Clint Jordan Salt Lake City, UT 2022 National Masters Weightlifting Championships Anabolic androgenic steroid Banned - USADA June 6, 2026
Bernabe Chavez Orlando, FL 2021 National Championships Violation of Articles 2.5 and 2.9 of the Code Banned -USADA Sept. 2, 2025 
Ian Wilson Berkley, CA Out of Competition 16β-hydroxystanozolol, 3'-hydroxystanozolol, and 4β-hydroxystanozolol, which are metabolites of stanozolol, as well as 2α-methyl-5α-androstan-3α-ol-17-one, a metabolite of drostanolone Banned -USADA Jan. 5, 2025
Jordan Adel McKinney, TX Out of Competition Ibutamoren, ostarine (enobosarm), and LGD-4033 (ligandrol) and its metabolite di-hydroxy-LGD-4033, Banned - USADA Nov. 3, 2024
Ray Fleser Warwick,
RI
Granite Games Ibutamoren BANNED -CrossFit June 6, 2025
Jacob Lacoste Great Falls, MT  2021 Junior and U25 Nationals clomiphene and its metabolites and 19-norandrosterone BANNED - USADA  Aug. 20, 2024
Regina Hancock Omaha, NE  2021 USA Masters Weightlifting Championships Stanozolol BANNED - USADA April 8, 2025
Christian Buckley Frankfort, KY 2021 Junior and U25 Nationals Osterene BANNED - USADA Aug. 3, 2024
Ryan Hudson Sisters, OR Multiple Violations:
Out-of-competition on June 14, 2017
Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone
BANNED-
USADA
Nov. 27, 2026
Andrew Vrabel Chicago, IL Out of
Competition-
Admitted Use
Peptides BANNED-
USADA
Retired; ban to be served upon athlete's
decision to "un-retire"
Nicholas Saccente Springfield, MA

2016 National
University & U25 (initial)
USAW-Sanctioned meet (additional)

Testosterone, boldenone /
, 12/11/18:
violation of period of ineligibility
4/16/20: Second violation: possession, use or attempted use of prohibited substances
BANNED-
USADA
Retired; ban to be served upon athlete's decision to "unretire"
Kelly (Breanne) Dykes Statesboro, GA Out-of-Competition
Testing
Ostarine BANNED-
USADA
March 17, 2025
Tyler Moore Puxico, MO Out of Competition Ostarine BANNED-
USADA
Retired; ban to be served upon athlete's
decision to "un-retire"
Frank Volrath Clemmons, NC Out of Competition Ostarine, RAD140,
Ibutamoren
BANNED-
USADA
Retired; ban to be served upon athlete's
decision to "un-retire"
Ernest Prempeh Somerville, NJ 2018 American Open Finals/2021 National Championship DHCMT/Violation of Article 10.14 of the Code BANNED-
USADA
Retired; ban to be served upon athlete's
decision to "un-retire"
Janelle Shafer Olathe, KS Out of Competition Ostarine BANNED-USADA Jan. 21, 2023
Rachel Campbell Scottsdale, AZ Out of Competition Refused Test BANNED-USADA
Retired; ban to be served upon athlete's
decision to "un-retire"
Kiara Akuna  Port Orange, FL National Junior Championships Methandienone; DHCMT
BANNED-USADA March 7, 2023
Joe Sacklow Plainview, NY 2019 American Open Series 1 Heptaminol, 1,4‐dimethylpentylamine (1,4‐DMPA), Octodrine, Ostarine,
Di‐hydroxy‐LGD‐4033
BANNED-USADA March 2, 2023
Kaley Anderson Port Orange, FL 2019 National Championships Ligandrol BANNED-
USADA
May 12, 2023
Erik Nunez Roswell, NM 2019 American Open Series 2 Cardarine BANNED-USADA July 26, 2023
Katie Trombetta Brighton, IL 2019 CrossFit Games GW1516, Ostarine BANNED-
USA Weightlifting*
July 30, 2023
Scott Glasgow Provo, UT Out of Competition- Promoting doping Assisting and encouraging prohibited doping conduct BANNED-USADA Aug. 10, 2023
Kyler Allison  Austin, TX Out of Competition Refused Test BANNED-USADA Retired; ban to be served upon athlete's
decision to "un-retire"
Josue Cano Oxnard, CA Out of 
Competition
Refused Test BANNED-
USADA
Retired; ban to be served upon athlete's
decision to "un-retire"
Natalie Franklin Greenwood, IN Out of Competition Ostarine BANNED-
USADA
June 4, 2023
Manuel Aguero Miami, FL 2019 American Open Series 2 Amphetamine, Modafinil BANNED-USADA Nov. 13, 2023
Michael Gingras Milwaukie, OR Doping Issue Non-Analytical: Possession, Trafficking, and Administration BANNED-
USADA
Retired; ban to be served upon athlete's
decision to "un-retire"
Andrew Butterworth Indianapolis, IN Out of competition Stanozolol

BANNED- USADA

Retired; ban to be served upon athlete's
decision to "un-retire"
Darcie Warren Pleasant Grove, UT Out of Competition-
Refused Test
Refused Test BANNED-
USADA
July 11, 2027
Nicole Maynard Portland, OR Out of Competition Methenolone, metabolite 1-methylene-5α-androstan-3α-ol-17-one, GW1516 metabolites GW1516 sulfone, GW1516 sulfoxide, LGD-4033 metabolite di-hydroxyLGD-4033 BANNED - USADA May 31, 2023
Danielle Rante Dayton, OH Out of Competition Nandrolone BANNED-USADA March 4, 2023
Megan Munsell Plano, TX 2020 American Open Series 1 GW1516 BANNED-USADA March 7, 2024
Rowdy Hurst West Bountiful, UT 2019 American Open Finals Clomiphene BANNED-USADA Jan. 16, 2024
Justin Glanville Everett, WA Out of Competition Non-Analytical: Possession and Use/Attempted Use BANNED-USADA May 31, 2024
Tiffany Parlor Wellington, FL Out of Competition Non-Analytical: Possession and Use/Attempted Use BANNED-USADA Aug. 31, 2024
Susanne Williams Fort Valley, GA 2020 American Open Series 3 Ostarine BANNED-USADA Sept. 18, 2024
James Nelson Fort Worth, TX 2020 American Open Series 3 DHCMT BANNED-USADA Oct. 23, 2024
Anthony McLaughlin Daniel Island, SC Out of Competition Non-Analytical: Possession and Use/Attempted Use BANNED-USADA Nov. 24, 2024
Scott Hisaka Concord, CA Out of Competition Non-Analytical: Possession and Use/Attempted Use
BANNED-USADA Dec. 15, 2024
Luis Gallardo White Plains, NY USA Masters Weightlifting Championships DHCMT; Arimistane; Torasemide; Oxymetholone
BANNED-USADA April 15, 2025

*Suspended under Article 15.2 of the WADA Code: Signatories shall recognize the measures taken by other bodies which have not accepted the Code if the rules of those bodies are otherwise consistent with the Code



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Public Warnings issued by Ethics Committee

Name Details Decision Decision Date
Derrick Johnson Social Media Public Warning July 16, 2021
Tim Swords Engage in behavior in media, including social media, which is inciteful of hatred towards another USA Weightlifting member and the Ethics and/or Judicial Committees or towards any group based on their ethnicity, religion, sexual preference, disability, language, civil status, age, national origin, social condition, mental ability, military status, choice of club or for any other reason incite attacks on an individual or group of individuals within the membership. Public Warning, DEI Training Requirement Nov. 6, 2021
Jullian Fletcher 6.Engage in physically or emotionally abusive conduct towards another participant in the sport.   Public Warning, Anger Management Training Nov. 7, 2021
Jim Rutter Filing a frivolous claim to harm reputations and seek revenge Public Warning Nov. 12, 2021
Madison Pannell Breach of international code of conduct Public Warning Dec. 3, 2021
Kelly Wild Breach of international code of conduct
Public Warning Dec. 3, 2021
Keiser Witte  Engage in behavior in media, including social media, which is inciteful of hatred towards another USA Weightlifting member and the Ethics and/or Judicial Committees or towards any group based on their ethnicity, religion, sexual preference, disability, language, civil status, age, national origin, social condition, mental ability, military status, choice of club or for any other reason incite attacks on an individual or group of individuals within the membership. Public Warning, DEI training requirement Nov. 6, 2021