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Iron Athlete Weightlifter Trevor Cuicchi Tested Positive for SARM

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Iron Athlete Weightlifter Trevor Cuicchi Tested Positive for SARM
February 1st, 2019



ASU student suspended after using dietary supplement contaminated with Ostarine.


Trevor Cuicchi, a 22-year old student-athlete at Arizona State University (ASU) who competed for the Iron Athlete Weightlifting Club, has been suspended for nine-months after committing an anti-doping rule violation.

Cuicchi tested positive for Ostarine according to an announcement by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on January 28, 2019. The Ostarine positive arose from an out-of-competition urine sample collected on June 14, 2018.


Trevor Cuicchi was the 2018 National University Champion in the 94-kilogram weight class.

Cuicchi won three gold medals in the 94-kilogram class at the 2018 USA Weightlifting National University Championships at Weber State University on April 19-22, 2018. He recorded lifts of 143-kg, 180-kg and 323 in the snatch, clean & jerk and total, respectively.

Based on his performance and the University Nationals, Ciucchi had been selected by USA Weightlifting (USAW) to represent the United States at the 2018 FISU World University Weightlifting Championship in Poland on September 20-23, 2018. However, Cuicchi’s named was stricken from the list after USAW was alerted to the adverse analytical finding.

Ostarine is a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) that is also known as Enobosarm and MK-2866. SARMs do not share the defining steroidal chemical structure. However, SARMS bind to and exert their effects on the androgen receptor just like traditional anabolic steroids.

Cuicchi denied knowingly using Ostarine. He told USADA that the Ostarine positive probably resulted from the use of a contaminated dietary supplement. Cuicchi turned over the dietary supplement to USADA. Ostarine was not disclosed as an ingredient on the label.

USADA opened an investigation into the case. It submitted the dietary supplement to a WADA-accredited laboratory (Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory or SMARTL) for analysis. SMARTL confirmed that Ostarine was present in the supplement.

 

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So he claimed the supplements he was using unknowingly had the sarm in them. They did an investigation and it actually deemed to be true!?
How many supplements out there contain something like sarms or even gear!?
And how many of these stories of people claiming their supplements have gear are actually true?!
Jon Jones springs to mind with Tbol.

I have never used sarms before, but can some shut you down? That would be one hell of a shitty supplement.
 
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So he claimed the supplements he was using unknowingly had the sarm in them. They did an investigation and it actually deemed to be true!?
How many supplements out there contain something like sarms or even gear!?
And how many of these stories of people claiming their supplements have gear are actually true?!
Jon Jones springs to mind with Tbol.

I have never used sarms before, but can some shut you down? That would be one hell of a shitty supplement.

Here is the thjng. The athlete hands over the open bottle of supplements they were using and it tests positive for Ostarine. The athlete could have added Ostarine to the open bottle so it looks like his supplement was tainted and he was not intentionally taking Ostarine. Makes him or her feel less guilty. A female powerlifter in Canada recently tested positive for a sarm as well and submitted both an open bottle of her supplement she was taking and a sealed bottle (same batch). The open bottle tested positive for the sarm, the sealed one did not. Lol. You put two and two together and decide what you think the athletes are doing.
 

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So he claimed the supplements he was using unknowingly had the sarm in them. They did an investigation and it actually deemed to be true!?
How many supplements out there contain something like sarms or even gear!?
Some supplement powders come from the same places sarms and raw powders - China. Probably processed in the same mixing bins with little to no care about cross contamination... but I doubt it’s nearly enough to get a performance booste... just enough to linger in your system.
All those expensive creatine, bcaa, whey, etc etc supplements that claim to be pharma grade or refined or whatever are getting cheap mass produced shipments from these locations

Same thing happened to a few mma athletes. If I recall correctly Sugar Sean O’Malley suspected his supplements were tainted and handed them over - unopened and opened- to USADA and they came up tainted. USADA didn’t publicize the failed test but O’Malley publicly outed the result himself for transparency. I doubt he was trying to hide...
 
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