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Jones, Kemp and Marino Sanctioned

Two masters athletes and a team competitor have violated CrossFit’s drug-testing policy.

  • Scott Jones, the third-place finisher in the 2016 Masters Men 45-49 Division, tested positive for the anti-estrogen anastrozole. Jones will be suspended from competing in any CrossFit-sanctioned event for two years as of Aug. 15, 2016, and his results from the Games will be invalidated. Robert Davis will move up from fourth place to claim the third-place prize.
  • Penny Kemp, a member of team CrossFit Melbourne (33rd overall), tested positive for the anti-estrogen clomiphene. Kemp will be suspended from competing in CrossFit-sanctioned events for a period of one year as of Aug. 16, 2016. CrossFit Melbourne will have their results on the 2016 CrossFit Games Leaderboard invalidated.
  • CrossFit will also amend the final standings for the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Masters Men 55-59 Division. Steve Marino, who finished second, has been disqualified from this competition and penalized with a two-year ban for providing a sample that indicated he used an anabolic agent. Mike Heikens will move from third to second place, and David Gantz will move from fourth to third.

In addition to collecting samples at competitions, CrossFit tests year-round for performance-enhancing drugs. Learn about CrossFit’s Drug Testing Program.