Laura Phelps-Sweatt has been given the boot by HQ because she didn’t take a drug test. The ban not only affects Laura, but also disqualifies her team (Westside Conjugate) from the CrossFit Regionals this weekend.
Here’s the official statement from games.crossfit.com:
CrossFit has banned Laura Phelps-Sweatt from all CrossFit-sanctioned competitions for one year, and disqualified her team, Westside Conjugate, from the 2016 Central Regional due to a drug policy violation.
Collection agents from Drug Free Sport, at CrossFit’s request, recently contacted Phelps-Sweatt for the purpose of conducting an out-of-competition drug test. She did not meet with agents to provide a sample. Phelps-Sweatt’s failure to submit to the drug test constitutes a violation of the CrossFit Games Drug Testing Policy and carries similar sanctions as a positive drug test.
Phelps-Sweatt served as the affiliate manager of CrossFit Conjugate, and as a member of the Westside Conjugate regional-qualifying team.
Here’s a 550lb deadlift that Laura pulled six years ago in training…