THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS ISSUED ON 6.24.16 BY BEN YOSEF, IPL FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, IN RESPONSE TO FOURTH ATHLETE TESTING POSITIVE FOR BANNED SUBSTANCES
“I am once again saddened by a positive drug test result, this time following our 2016 IPL Arizona Championship and Tawnya Cline Natural Bikini Magazine Classic contest held on May 28th in Mesa, AZ. The IPL utilizes the most stringent drug-testing protocol in Physique Competition. This not only includes using only World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) testing labs, which are the most thorough and test for the largest number of substances, but also using third-party, independent, Certified Urine Sample Collectors in order to insure razor-sharp chain-of-custody when it comes to handling the samples.
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.
Because of the ‘intent’ typically found with the use of this banned substance ‘stack’, testing positive for this comes with a 3-year suspension from competing within the IPL and any other United Physique Competitors Association (UPCA) member organizations. In addition, Eryn’s placings at the 2016 Arizona Championship have been revoked. We wish Eryn well and will welcome her back into the IPL as an Amateur competitor in 2019 if she chooses to return.”
Eryn Clark declined her opportunity to issue a statement: