Seventh UPCAA Athlete Suspension Has Been Issued ‎

IPL_Square_LogoThe International Physique League (IPL), first (and only) United Physique Competitors Association (UPCA) member organization has issued its seventh athlete suspension after receiving World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) urinalysis results following their 2016 2ND Annual IPL North Atlantic Pro/Am, held on October 15th in Ridgefield, CT.

MEN’S BODYBUILDING MASTERS 1st place + PRO CARD winner and MEN’S BODYBUILDING OPEN 2nd place competitor Fred Borzumato tested positive for Carboxy THC. This substance falls under the WADA Compound Class “Cannabinoids” and is prohibited for use during competition. As a result, Fred has been placed on Athlete Suspension.

WADA’s Prohibited In-Competition list includes substances that may not be present in a urine sample, at the time of competition. As a general rule, testing positive for a Substance Prohibited In-Competition carries lesser penalties than WADA’s Prohibited At All Times list. The Prohibited At All Times list list includes substances that may never be present in a urine sample, at any time.

According the United Physique Competitors Anti-doping Agency (UPCAA) policy, testing positive for Carboxy THC, carries a minimum 6-month 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 6-month suspension for Fred Borzumato which goes into effect on 11.15.16 and ends on 5.15.17.

Read International Physique League President & Founder, Ben Yosef’s, statement posted on the IPL official website.