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Katie Trombetta at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge. Photo courtesy of Athletes Eye Photography

Katie Trombetta Failed Drug Test at CrossFit Games

There has not been an official announcement by CrossFit, Inc. yet, but Katie Trombetta has shared that she failed an in-competition drug test while competing at the 2019 CrossFit Games. According to...
Ben Garard, photo via Instagram, @bennygarard

Ben Garard Responds to Failed Drug Test

Ben Garard was sanctioned by CrossFit, Inc. two weeks ago for a failed drug test prior to the Down Under CrossFit Championship in April. According to a statement made by CrossFit, Garard tested positive...
Ben Garard, photo via Instagram, @bennygarard

Ben Garard, Ricky’s Brother, Fails Drug Test

Just two years after Ricky Garard failed a drug test at the 2017 CrossFit Games, Ben Garard, Ricky's brother, failed a drug test on April 16. Garard, who had just withdrew from competing as...
Ricky Garard during the Madison Triplet during the 2017 CrossFit Games. Photo by The Barbell Spin

Ricky Garard Does the Open

Ricky Garard is almost halfway through his four-year suspension for failing a drug test at the 2017 CrossFit Open. Garard's suspension runs through the 2021 CrossFit Games. Since then Garard has been holding himself...
Shawn Ramirez at the 2018 CrossFit Games. Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Shawn Ramirez and Kelli Holm Respond to Failed Drug Tests

Earlier this week, CrossFit announced that two Masters athletes failed in-competition drug tests stemming from the 2018 CrossFit Games. Shawn Ramirez (40-44 division) and Kelli Holm (35-39 division) both tested positive for metabolites of GW1516,...
Noah Ohlsen during the CrossFit Total at the 2018 CrossFit Games. Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Likley 2018 CrossFit Invitational Rosters

The Games are just two days in our rear view mirror, but it is time to start looking forward. First, Team Series registration is live. That actually went live during the week of the...
Ricky Garard during the Madison Triplet during the 2017 CrossFit Games. Photo by The Barbell Spin

Where Have All the Failed Drug Tests Gone in 2018?

In 2017, CrossFit suspended a record number of athletes who failed drug tests. In total, 11 athletes were caught using performance enhancing drugs, including two Games athletes - Ricky Garard and Ryan Elrod. CrossFit...
Noah Ohlsen during the Wreck Bag Mile at the 2018 Wodapalooza Fitness Festival. Photo by FLSportsGuy.

CrossFit HQ is at Wodapalooza Drug Testing Athletes Competing

The Wodapalooza Fitness Festival is one of the largest functional fitness competitions in the world. Top CrossFit athletes have descended down to Miami, Florida, for the last competition before the start of the 2018...
Chase Smith tears pectoral muscle during Event 2 of the 2017 CrossFit East Regionals.

Top 10 Stories of 2017 on The Barbell Spin

We have covered a lot of topics on The Barbell Spin in 2017. In fact, we published over 800 articles this year. As the year winds down, here is a look back at the...
Alex Anderson and his fiance, Katie, tied the knot this past weekend. @alexanderson29/Instagram

Alex Anderson Got Married!

Congrats to Alex Anderson and his wife, Katie! The couple tied the knot this past weekend. Yesterday was the greatest day of my life. I married my best friend. A post shared by Alex Anderson (@alexanderson29)...