She was tested at the 2020 Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival and the results came back positive for the metabolites of two oral substances. She placed 8th at the event. She’s currently working with CrossFit to determine what may have resulted in a positive drug test in an effort to redeem herself. Although, if the results stand as they are, Rachel Garibay will take her spot at the 2020 CrossFit Games, who placed 40th at the 2019 Games and the 2020 Open.
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[Post 1/3] CrossFit Community. I want all of the humans that stood by and offered up their support over the years up until today to know that I appreciate each and every one of you, and I hope I have inspired at least one soul out there to be a greater human in some way. Today it is with the heaviest of hearts that I must announce an adverse finding at my drug test at wza. I tested positive for two metabolites of two different oral substances. Of course i was completely shocked at this finding, and devastated at what this might mean for the immediate future. I would never knowingly ingest any banned substance while competing alongside my peers,as this goes against everything I stand for. – My team and I are currently working with CrossFit, testing samples, compiling and investigating all supplements I was taking before returning to competition and during. It’s amazing to me that I used to scoff at athletes with sob stories about this sort of thing, and now here we are. I can’t believe it. – I am hoping that some truth is revealed that I didn’t knowingly dope up during the Open and WZA; but if not, I will agree with whatever findings and rulings are handed to me post-investigation/appeal. Whether I knew or not has little impact on the bare truth: it was in my system.And that’s not fair; it’s not fair to me or my mind, it’s not fair to the data I and my coaches have collected;it’s not fair to my friends and fellow athletes who I competed alongside.All in all it wasn’t fair or in alignment with who I choose to embody for me to have participated in either the Open or WZA.And therefore, competing in that state-whether intentionally or unintentionally doesn’t matter-is still not fair.And for that, yes, I am from the bottom of my heart, so so SO sorry.Had I known these facts prior to competition I would not have even had the thought in my mind to step foot on that floor.But I didn’t know, and I did step foot onto the floor.Now I pay the price for that, along with many people who dedicated their time,energy and love to my cause. Somewhere along the line,I made a mistake.These findings didn’t just appear out of no where. And i wholeheartedly accept responsibility.