Hawaii wrestler Lee forfeits title


POSTED: Thursday, May 14, 2009

U.S. wrestler Stephany Lee forfeited her national championship after testing positive for marijuana at the April meet in Las Vegas.

Lee, 24, a Moanalua grad who wrestles in the 158.5-pound weight class, tested positive for carboxy THC, a marijuana metabolite, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said in a news release.

Lee's three-month suspension was reduced to time served after she completed a USADA anti-doping educational program May 9.

She also lost her No. 1 seed for the May 30-31 World Team Trials in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Rather than being an automatic finalist by virtue of winning the nationals, she'll have to qualify.