I have been informed by the CrossFit Games staff the CrossFit Wilmington team has been disqualified from competition in the 2012 CrossFit Games. I tested positive for banned substances in the urinalysis administered at the CF Games Regional Competition.
The substances are prescription medicines prescribed to me by my Doctors for rehab and repair of injuries. However, I did not familiarize myself with or follow the proper procedures for submitting documentation and making the CrossFit staff aware of my medications. Medications clearly listed as banned substances in the CrossFit Games rulebook. If I had, the outcome may have been different. It is a case of could have, would have should have at this point. That is, past tense and not relevant now.
The bottom line… CrossFit Wilmington will not compete in the 2012 CrossFit Games and I will not be allowed to compete in the 2013 Games. CrossFit Wilmington members and team will be able to compete in 2013, only with additional advanced drug testing.
I have been in direct contact with the CrossFit staff on the topic. They have been very professional in explaining the conditions and sanctions. I applaud and support CrossFit and their efforts to insure a drug free and performance enhancing substance free sport. Instead of giving it lip service and only testing for recreational drugs (like bodybuilding and other sports), CrossFit is testing for real performance enhancing substances. As a sport completely founded on human performance, CrossFit’s drug testing policies will undoubtedly push training programs, diet and supplementation protocols to the next level.
The Girls Day Benefit for this weekend will continue as planned. The proceeds will be donated to a charity of our ladies’ choice.
The CFW team fundraiser scheduled for 30 June is cancelled.
Thank you all very much for supporting the team’s efforts. Tanner, Dawn, Amanda, Melissa, and Cody have worked very hard and have been purely dedicated to their training in the past year. They’ve vowed to simply begin training for the 2013 Games now. They look forward to the “additional advanced testing” and kicking ass next year.