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.

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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

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
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
Blace Eckols High Ridge, MO Criminal Disposition-
sexual misconduct
Ineligible
U.S. Center for SafeSport
1/31/2019
Dennis Espinosa Salina, KS Allegations of Misconduct Interim Measure - Restriction
U.S. Center for SafeSport
6/20/2019



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

March 16, 2020



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


Athlete/
Member Name
Location Competition Prohibited Substance Status Ban
Completes
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
Zack Herbert East Ogden, UT Out of Competition Refused Test BANNED-
USADA
March 7, 2020
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"
Mandy Mosley Sumter, SC 2019 American Open Series 1 Higenamine, Heptaminol, and Octodrine BANNED-
USADA
June 28, 2020
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
Mohamed Omar Jackson, NJ Out of Competition Clomiphene BANNED-
USADA
May 2, 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
Ernest Prempeh Somerville, NJ 2018 American Open Finals DHCMT BANNED-
USADA
December 7, 2022
Rachel Campbell Scottsdale, AZ Out of Competition Refused Test BANNED-USADA
February 1, 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 22, 2023
Katie Trombetta Brighton, IL 2019 CrossFit Games GW1516, Ostarine BANNED-
USA Weightlifting*
July 29, 2023
Kyler Allison  Austin, TX Out of Competition Refused Test BANNED-USADA August 15, 2023
Josue Cano Oxnard, CA Out of 
Competition
Refused Test BANNED-
USADA
September 26, 2023
Norik Vardanian Colorado Springs, CO 2012 Olympic Games

Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone

BANNED-
IWF/IOC 
October 3, 2022
Natalie Franklin Greenwood, IN Out of Competition Ostarine BANNED-
USADA
October 10, 2023
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
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

*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
Angela Carlberg Mount Rainier, MD Public Warning Vilanterol


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