The following members are prohibited from any USA Weightlifting activity due to violations of anti-doping or SafeSport policies or violations of ethics rules. Details about USADA sanctions can be found on their website. Information regarding SafeSport violations is available from the U.S. Center for SafeSport's Public Database.

Click here for findings of the USA Weightlifting Ethics Committee.


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

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

Michael Jasiczek 

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

BANNED-
U.S. Center
for SafeSport

LIFE
Colin Burns Mission Viejo, CA SafeSport Violation Abuse of Process-
Violation
BANNED-
U.S. Center 
for Safesport

August 14, 2019


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

Athlete/Member
Name
Location Details Status Decision Date
Blace Eckols High Ridge, MO Criminal Disposition-
sexual misconduct
Ineligible
U.S. Center for SafeSport
1/31/2019
Fernando Hernandez Sagertown, PA Allegations of Misconduct
Related-Retaliation
Interim Measure - Restriction
U.S. Center for SafeSport
1/16/2019



The following members have been suspended due to violation of USA Weightlifting's Code of Ethics:

Athlete/Member
Name

Location
Violation Details  Status Ban Completes

Troy Pfeiffer

Charleston, IL

Falsification of Results

Suspended 

BANNED-  USAW Code of Ethics

October 1, 2019

Pat Roode Omaha, NE Code of Ethics Suspended BANNED- USAW Code of
Ethics

March 16, 2020



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


Athlete/
Member Name
Location Competition Prohibited Substance Status Ban
Completes
Joseph Roberto Helena, AL Pan American
Masters
GHRP-2 BANNED-
IWF Masters
July 8, 2019
Charis Chan Albany, CA 2015 American
Open
Trenbolone BANNED-
USADA
December 29, 2019
Ryan Hudson Sisters, OR Multiple Violations:
2015 American
Open (initial)
Out-of-competition (additional)
Stanozolol
BANNED-
USADA
March 6, 2022
Landon
DeCastroverde
Las Vegas, NV 2015 American
Open
Refused Test BANNED-
USADA
January 1, 2020
Danny Lehr Ripon, CA 2015 Nationals Androstenedione,
Ostarine
BANNED-
USADA
May 15, 2019
Robert Brown Haslet, TX 2018 American Open
Series 3
Heptaminol BANNED-
USADA
June 16, 2019
Zack Herbert South Ogden, UT Out of Competition Refused Test BANNED-
USADA
June 20, 2019
Cheyenne Scehnk West Palm Beach, FL 2018 American Open Finals Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
BANNED-USADA July 28, 2019
Robert "Bert" Ortiz Brockport, NY 2018 Nationals Dimethylpentylamine BANNED-
USADA
September 25, 2019
Teresa Britt  Sugar Hill, GA 2017 American Masters Higenamine BANNED-
USADA
November 11, 2019
Gabriel Dawson St. Joseph, MO 2016 Nationals Amphetamine

BANNED-
USADA

May 6, 2020
Mary Hall Melfa, VA 2016 Nationals Oxandrolone

BANNED-
USADA

May 6, 2020
Joshua Gaskins Columbia, MO 2018 American Open Series 1
Anabolic Agents BANNED-
USADA
May 18, 2020
Megan Palicka Clemmons, NC Out of Competition Ostarine, RAD 140 BANNED-
USADA
June 10, 2020
Andrew Vrabel Chicago, IL Out of
Competition-
Admitted Use
Peptides BANNED-
USADA
Retired; ban to be
served upon athlete's
decision to "un-retire"
Istvan Dioszegi Gilbert, AZ 2018 IWF Masters
World Championship
Higenamine BANNED-
IWF Masters
August 25, 2020
Michael Nackoul Canonsburg, PA Out of
Competition-
Possession
Growth Hormone, Releasing
Factors, Ipamorelin, Thymosin
BANNED-
USADA
September 15, 2020
Nicholas Saccente Springfield, MA

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

Testosterone, boldenone /
, 12/11/18:
violation of period of ineligibility
BANNED-
USADA
January 25, 2021
Kelli Holm Edina, MN 2018 CrossFit Games metabolites of GW1516 - metabolic modulator BANNED-
USA Weightlifting* 
September 30, 2020
Kelly (Breanne) Dykes Statesboro, GA Multiple Violations:
-2016 National 
University & U25
-Out-of-Competition
Testing
Clenbuterol, Ostarine &
Tamoxifen
BANNED-
USADA
March 17, 2025
Vincent Pierik Irmo, SC 2016 American
Open
Drostanolone,
epitrenbolone
BANNED-
USADA
December 11, 2020
Lauren Rutan Fort Mill, SC IPF Testosterone BANNED-
WADA
December 28, 2020
Tyler Moore Puxico, MO Out of Competition Ostarine BANNED-
USADA
Retired; ban to be
served upon athlete's
decision to "un-retire"
Lazaro Roman Miami, FL 2017 American Masters Higenamine, clomiphene,
DHCMT
BANNED-
USADA
December 12, 2021
Robert "Kyle" Dosterschill Chillicothe, MO 2016 Arnold
Championships
Amphetamine, drostanolone,
mesterolone, DHCMT
BANNED-
USADA
April 27, 2021
Zachary Wuebben
Emerald Isle, NC 2017 National
University & U25
Clomiphene, ritalinic acid BANNED-
USADA
May 5, 2021
Tam Nguyen Fayetteville, AR The Lab Gym's
Summer Open
Refused Test BANNED-
USADA
June 3, 2021
Frank Volrath Clemmons, NC Out of Competition Ostarine, RAD140,
Ibutamoren
BANNED-
USADA
Retired; ban to be
served upon athlete's
decision to "un-retire"
Benjamin Barnes Long Beach, NY 2016 American
Open
GW1516 BANNED-
USADA
June 29, 2021
Emily Malinowski Elmwood Park, IL 2017 American Open
Finals
Anabolic Agents BANNED-
USADA
October 10, 2021
Alyssa Travis Cincinnati, OH Out of Competition-
Refused Test
Refused Test BANNED-
USADA
December 3, 2021
Jessica Rivera Portage, IN 2018 American Open
Series 1
Stanozolol BANNED-
USADA
March 28, 2022
Rachel Campbell Scottsdale, AZ Out of Competition Refused Test BANNED-USADA
February 1, 2023
Norik Vardanian Colorado Springs, CO 2012 Olympic Games

Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone

BANNED-
IWF/IOC 
October 3, 2022
Michael Gingras Milwaukie, OR Doping Issue Doping Activities BANNED-
USADA
January 16, 2029
Cameron Dudeck Indianapolis, IN Out of competition Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone BANNED-USADA June 7, 2022
Andrew Butterworth Indianapolis, IN Out of competition Stanozolol

BANNED- USADA

December 7, 2021
Robert Brown Haslet, TX 2018 American Open Series 3  heptaminol BANNED- USADA June 16, 2019

*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


Public Warnings

Athlete City Sanction Substance/Reason
Kevin Jones South Bend, IN Public Warning Clenbuterol


Click Here for Findings of the USA Weightlifting Ethics Committee