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 SafeS port 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

 
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
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
Lucas "Luke" Siefert
Orlando, FL (Subject to appeal / not yet final);
Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct;
Criminal Disposition - involving a minor
Ineligible
U.S. Center for SafeSport
7/15/2021

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


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
Darren Barnes St. Louis, MO 5.4a Suspended Suspended Until Resolved
Javier Pagliery Miami, FL 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
Ryan Hudson Sisters, OR Multiple Violations:
2015 American
Open (initial)
Out-of-competition (additional)
Stanozolol
BANNED-
USADA
November 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 Multiple Violations:
-2016 National 
University & U25
-Out-of-Competition
Testing
Clenbuterol, Ostarine &
Tamoxifen
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"
Lazaro Roman Miami, FL 2017 American Masters Higenamine, clomiphene,
DHCMT
BANNED-
USADA
December 12, 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"
Lawrence Letellier San Angelo, TX 2019 American Open Series 2 Clomiphene BANNED-USADA July 27, 2021
Cristofer Martinez Miami, FL 2019 American Open Series 3 5-methylhexan-2-amine (also known as 1,4-dimethylpentylamine (DMPA) or 2-amino-5-methylhexane)
BANNED-USADA September 14, 2021
Emily Malinowski Elmwood Park, IL 2017 American Open
Finals
Anabolic Agents BANNED-
USADA
October 28, 2021
Miranda Merrell Mapleton, UT  Out of Competition- Possession Oxandrolone BANNED-USADA November 11, 2021
Alyssa Travis Cincinnati, OH Out of Competition-
Refused Test
Refused Test BANNED-
USADA
December 3, 2021
Morgan Millican Acworth, GA 2020 American Open Series 1 Clomiphine BANNED-USADA March 5, 2022
Taff Woolsey Port Orchard, WA Out of Competition-Possession Exemestane BANNED-USADA  July 17, 2022
Jessica Rivera Portage, IN 2018 American Open
Series 1
Stanozolol BANNED-
USADA
March 28, 2022
Matthew McCullough Houston, TX Out of Competition Higenamine
BANNED-USADA March 28, 2022
Rebekah Koehly Austin, TX 2020 Howard Cohen American Masters Testosterone BANNED-USADA July 14, 2022
Ted Dreaver Ocala, FL 2019 National Masters Championships Anabolic-androgenic steroids
BANNED-USADA September 3, 2022
Ernest Prempeh Somerville, NJ 2018 American Open Finals DHCMT BANNED-
USADA
December 7, 2022
Janelle Shafer Olathe, KS Out of Competition Ostarine BANNED-USADA January 21, 2023
Rachel Campbell Scottsdale, AZ Out of Competition Refused Test BANNED-USADA
February 1, 2023
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 22, 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 29, 2023
Scott Glasgow Provo, UT Out of Competition- Promoting doping Oxandrolone BANNED-USADA August 10, 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
Norayr Vardanyan Colorado Springs, CO 2012 Olympic Games

Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone

BANNED-
IWF/IOC 
October 3, 2022
Alissandra Hipona Vienna, VA Out of Competition Non-Analytical: Possession and Use/Attempted Use BANNED-USADA October 7, 2022
Natalie Franklin Greenwood, IN Out of Competition Ostarine BANNED-
USADA
October 10, 2023
Manuel Aguero Miami, FL 2019 American Open Series 2 Amphetamine, Modafinil BANNED-USADA November 13, 2023
Michael Gingras Milwaukie, OR Doping Issue Non-Analytical: Possession, Trafficking, and Administration 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
Danielle Rante Dayton OH Out of Competition Nandrolone BANNED-USADA March 4, 2024
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 April 24, 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 August 30, 2024
Susanne Williams Fort Valley, GA 2020 American Open Series 3 Ostarine BANNED-USADA September 18, 2024
James Nelson Fort Worth, TX 2020 American Open Series 3 DHCMT BANNED-USADA October 23, 2024
Anthony McLaughlin Daniel Island, SC Out of Competition Non-Analytical: Possession and Use/Attempted Use BANNED-USADA November 24, 2024
Scott Hisaka Concord, CA Out of Competition Non-Analytical: Possession and Use/Attempted Use
BANNED-USADA December 15, 2024
Luis Gallardo White Plains, NY USA Masters Weightlifting Championships DHCMT; Arimistane; Torasemide
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


Public Warnings

Athlete City Sanction Substance/Reason


The following members are suspended in accordance with USA Weightlifting Athlete Safety / Background Check policies

Name Location Details Status Decision Date
Ryan Marciniszyn West Chester, PA Criminal Disposition Interim Suspension;
pending further investigation
July 16, 2021

 



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Public Warnings issued by Ethics Committee

Name Location Details Decision Decision Date
Derrick Johnson Los Angeles, CA Social Media Public Warning July 16, 2021