Collegiate Mountain Biker Admits Doping

Voluntarily turned himself in to USADA

May 14, 2015
Outside Magazine
Collegiate Mountain Biker Admits Doping

Luck’s voluntary admission of his anti-doping rule violations and full cooperation with USADA officials since the start of its investigation makes him eligible for a reduced sanction.    aunullah/Instagram

Jonathan “Carter” Luck, a collegiate cyclist for Lees-McRae College, accepted a 12-month sanction from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on Wednesday for doping, according to

Luck approached USADA officials in January and voluntarily provided information and physical evidence of his use of personal human growth hormone (hGH) and testosterone—both are prohibited substances. His doping admission has prompted an investigation into other potential doping cases.

Luck, a 24-year-old native of Pennsylvania, raced the 2014 mountain bike season in the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference. He won the dual slalom event at conference championships and placed 31st in the cross-country collegiate national race. He has been disqualified from all competitive results from August 5, 2013 onward.

*This story has been revised from the version first published on May 14, 2015, because it inadvertently used similar language to what was published in Outside apologizes for the error and is investigating all previous work of the writer.

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