Elite amateur cyclist and former pro motorcycle racer Jackson “Huntley” Nash, 31, from Georgia has received a lifetime ban from the sport by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after being found guilty of numerous anti-doping rule violations.
When a whistleblower tipped off the USADA last year, anti-doping investigators discovered compelling evidence and testimony that Nash was guilty of seven major doping violations:
- Use or Attempted Use of Prohibited Substances, including testosterone, clenbuterol, oxandrolone, and anastrozole
- Tampering or Attempted Tampering with any Part of Doping Control by interfering with USADA’s investigation
- Possession of Prohibited Substances, including testosterone, clenbuterol, oxandrolone, and anastrozole
- Trafficking or Attempted Trafficking of Prohibited Substances clenbuterol and oxandrolone to another athlete
- Administration or Attempted Administration of Prohibited Substances human growth hormone, clenbuterol, and oxandrolone to another athlete
- Complicity or Attempted Complicity by encouraging another athlete to use prohibited substances
- Retaliation by filing a meritless petition for a protective order against an individual based in part on the individual’s report to USADA of Nash’s anti-doping rule violations
“This is yet another case that demonstrates the power of investigations in the shared fight to protect sport and athletes’ rights,” USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart said when announcing the ban. “As always, we will thoroughly investigate and act on evidence of doping violations, and greatly appreciate the assistance of those who come forward on behalf of clean sport.”
Nash also trained and was involved with New Zealand professional cyclist Olivia Ray, who recently admitted to violating anti-doping rules and has been provisionally suspended pending the outcome of a USADA investigation. UPDATE 21 September 2022: USADA has also banned Ray from competition for a 2.5 years.
Nash’s lifetime ban from the sport started 30 June 2022, but it is unclear when his doping activities started or if they affected his prior results riding for Aminorip Factory Racing – an unregulated nutritional supplement company distributing performance enhancing products for amateur athletes.