Fourth UPCAA Athlete Suspension Has Been Issued
The International Physique League (IPL), first (and only) United Physique Competitors Association (UPCA) member organization has issued its fourth athlete suspension after receiving World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) urinalysis results following their 2016 IPL Arizona Championship and Tawnya Cline Natural Bikini Magazine Classic contest held on May 28th in Mesa, AZ.
WOMEN’S FIGURE NOVICE 3rd place, WOMEN’S FIGURE OPEN 5th place, WOMEN’S SPORTS MODEL NOVICE 1st place, and WOMEN’S SPORTS MODEL OPEN 5th place winner, Eryn Clark tested positive for two banned substances Clenbuterol and Letrozole, which are prohibited for use at all times. As a result, Eryn has been placed on Athlete Suspension. WADA’s Prohibited At All Times list includes substances that may never be present in a urine sample, at any time. As a general rule, testing positive for a Substance Prohibited At All Times carries much greater penalties than WADA’s Prohibited In-Competition list. The In-Competition list includes substances that must not be present at all (or over a certain amount for some substances) in an athlete’s urine sample collected at a competition event.
According the United Physique Competitors Anti-doping Agency (UPCAA) policy, testing positive for Clenbuterol and Letrozole, carries a minimum 3-year suspension. In addition, the athlete is immediately stripped of all titles (placings, Pro Qualified status etc.) and prize any money they may have won. The IPL has issued this 3-year suspension for Eryn Clark which goes into effect on 6.24.16 and ends on 6.24.19.