U SPORTS Wrestling: Doping infraction leads to adjusted podium

Toronto, ON- Two medals from the 2020 U SPORTS National Wrestling Championship, held in St. Catharines in February have been re-awarded due to a doping infraction announced Thursday.

Jasonpreet Bains an athlete at the  University of the Fraser Valley has been forced to forfeit his medal from the men’s 100KG weight class and has been sanctioned for four years by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES). 

Jason Bains (UFV Cascades Athletics)

The CCES disclosed that his urine sample, which was collected at the competition in February contained the presence of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a prohibited anabolic agent. 

Prior to the suspension, Bains had represented Canada at the World Championships and Pan-American Championships.

With the Fraser Valley athlete forfeiting the medal, Guelph Gryphons’ Job Reinhart has moved into the silver position, while Concordia Stinger, Jeremy Poirier slides onto the podium with the bronze medal. 

Job Reinhart, U SPORTS bronze medalist, in action on Day 1
Job Reinhart (Guelph Gryphons Athletics)

Reinhart, the now silver medalist has also starred for the Guelph Gryphons football team and is a 2019 draft pick of the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders.

The adjusted result has no effect on the final team rankings, as the Brock Badgers retain their 2020 U SPORTS Wreslting title. 

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