MACC

Invictus X Team Member Tests Positive for Banned PEDs

"I feel like I am living a nightmare."

Chantelle Loehner tested positive for a banned substance during a drug test at the recent Mid Atlantic CrossFit Championship. 

She stated “I feel like I am living a nightmare. I am shocked and devastated. I have never knowingly taken a performance enhancing drug.”

Loehner competes alongside Maddy Myers, Sam Dancer and Holden Rethwill as Invictus X. They won first place at The Mid Atlantic CrossFit Championship, however the result will be nullified if further testing proves conclusive. Second place finishers Team Misfit will instead earn the qualifying spot to the 2019 CrossFit Games.

“I have requested testing of my B sample and hope it will prove the first test was an error. I understand that it’s my responsibility to know what goes into my body and would never intentionally jeopardize the integrity of this sport, nor would I ever risk disappointing my teammates, coaches, friends and family. I will trust the process and pray for a fair resolution.”

Loehner finished 25th in the world during the Open. 

Invictus X have now replaced Loehner with Hayley Murillo in time for stepping out onto the floor at the Brazil CrossFit Championship. If the testing of her B sample comes back positive, then Invictus X can earn an invite to the CrossFit Games by winning the event in South America. 

Read her full post below.