Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs wins second Texas girls' state championship

01 March, 2018, 07:02 | Author: Julio Duncan
  • Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs is booed after second straight state title win | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The 18-year-old trans man maintained his undefeated record as he took on Chelsea Sanchez once again the Texas girls' Class 6A 110 pound division.

The win was bittersweet, however, as vicious booing filled the arena after the final pin.

The reason for these boos has a lot to do with the low dose of testosterone that Beggs is taking as part of his steroid therapy treatment, which many feel give him an unfair advantage over his female counterparts.

Beggs told the Dallas Morning News' Sports Day that she had been forced to compete against girls. Beggs has gone 36-0 this year, wrestling in the 110-pound class.

"He [she] has so much respect for all the girls he [she] wrestles", McNew, told The Associated Press (AP), according to the New York Post. "Even though I was put in this position, even though I didn't want to be put in this position, even though I wanted to wrestle the guys, I still had to wrestle the girls".

After the video appeared online, fans have come to support Beggs via the medium of Twitter.

Beggs, who competes on behalf of Euless Trinity High School, said this year and last that he only wanted to wrestle the boys, but the law wouldn't let him.


"But what can I tell people? It also shielded him [her] from possible social media attacks and the insults that are sometimes shouted out from the stands or from other competitors".

The teen came under scrutiny a year ago when a parent tried to stop him from wrestling in the female division by filing a lawsuit arguing that Beggs' use of testosterone during his transition gave him a competitive advantage, USA Today reported. Their requests have been denied because "Texas public high schools require athletes to compete under the gender on their birth certificate", according to reports.

Kayla Fitts, one of Beggs' opponents during the weekend tournament, told the News she didn't think wrestling Beggs was fair.

Having won his second state championship on Saturday Beggs told... It was done to help schools determine competition, according to the UIL's deputy director Jamie Harrison.

Beggs wants to wrestle in the NCAA and is entertaining a scholarship offer from an out of state school.

Emory University Department of Orthopedics assistant professor, Dr. Brandon Mines, agreed with several other parents at the match, maintaining that Beggs should compete with boys instead of girls. No matter who you put in front of me, I feel like a champion no matter what.

Recommended:

  • 'Excellent' - Brendan Rodgers raves about senior Celtic trio after loss v Zenit

    'Excellent' - Brendan Rodgers raves about senior Celtic trio after loss v Zenit

    We're too deep and have to press the guy who was shooting. "And at the third goal, we conceded possession too cheaply". It was Celtic's heaviest Europa League or Uefa Cup defeat since an ignominious 5-1 loss at Neuchatel Xamax in 1991.
    Winter Games: Ester Ledecka seals historic double

    Winter Games: Ester Ledecka seals historic double

    It's an incredible example for young, aspiring skiers and snowboarders , freestylers, anybody", she said, via The Brisbane Times . In doing so, she became the first athlete to win events in both Alpine skiing and snowboarding at the same Olympic Winter Games.
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.52

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.52

    If you are accessing this article on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of USA & worldwide copyright law. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 3,345,065 shares of the company's stock, valued at $324,103,347.85.
  • Narendra Modi launches subsidised two-wheeler scheme in Chennai

    Narendra Modi launches subsidised two-wheeler scheme in Chennai

    Highlighting the need to empower women in the country, he said, "When a woman is empowered, the entire household is empowered". Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme hat envisages providing 50 per cent subsidy to 1 lakh working women every year to buy mopeds.
    Broward Sheriff Deputy Resigns After Video Shows He Avoided School Shooting

    Broward Sheriff Deputy Resigns After Video Shows He Avoided School Shooting

    The estimated cost of tearing down the building and creating a new space for students to learn is $28.5 million. On Friday morning, President Trump had some harsh words for Peterson , saying "he certainly did a poor job ".
    Ex-Dolphins OL Jonathan Martin arrested after disturbing Instagram story

    Ex-Dolphins OL Jonathan Martin arrested after disturbing Instagram story

    Martin was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in March of 2014, and played for one season with the team before being waived. The alert did not say anything more about the threat, but said the school would release more information later in the day.
  • Russians in Syria: Now you see them - maybe

    Russians in Syria: Now you see them - maybe

    The Americans quickly mobilized a ferocious response, including AC-130 gunships, jet warplanes and Apache attack helicopters. But who they were remained murky for days as both Moscow and Washington gave few details and played down the incident.
    Afghanistan: Soldiers killed in wave of attacks

    Afghanistan: Soldiers killed in wave of attacks

    Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan Army outpost, killing 18 government soldiers, as the group continues to gain ground. The Taliban, fighting to drive out foreign troops and re-establish their form of strict Islamic law, claimed responsibility.
    Lonzo Ball Says NCAA Should Pay Players: 'Everybody's Getting Paid Anyway'

    Lonzo Ball Says NCAA Should Pay Players: 'Everybody's Getting Paid Anyway'

    That is what makes him one of five players to average 10 or more points and seven or more rebounds and assists. Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball said Friday he believes college basketball players should be paid.
  • Alex Noren, Webb Simpson lead at Honda; Tigers Woods has solid 70

    Alex Noren, Webb Simpson lead at Honda; Tigers Woods has solid 70

    He often hit 3-wood or iron off the tee, including a 5-iron at the 365-yard first. "I was very happy with the way I hit it today". Masters victor Sergio Garcia finished level with McIlroy in Palm Beach. "It was easily my best ball-striking day", Woods said.
    Chiefs Trade Marcus Peters to Rams

    Chiefs Trade Marcus Peters to Rams

    Peters steps in as the Rams' primary cornerback, which might spell the end of Trumaine Johnson's tenure with the team. Now, Peters goes to an LA team where he will play under defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
    Winter Olympics: Russia curler stripped of medal for doping

    Winter Olympics: Russia curler stripped of medal for doping

    But they have cast doubt on whether the athlete took the drug knowingly after he was unable to explain how it entered his system. Previously it was reported that on February 18, she was tested positive for a heart medicine that is on the list of forbidden.


Popular

Iraq sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining Isis
It also allows for the death penalty to be issued against anyone - including non-combatants - found guilty of belonging to ISIS . Earlier this month a Turkish woman was also condemned to die, and 10 others sentenced to life imprisonment.

PNB fraud: ED freezes Nirav's bank account, shares worth Rs 43 cr
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which supervises lenders, has moved to tighten regulations in the wake of the alleged fraud. In the Winsome Diamond Group's case, the company took a loan of Rs 6,800 crore from a consortium of banks, including PNB .

Arizona's Deandre Ayton ruled eligible amid allegations
ESPN reports that Miller discussed paying $US100,000 in order to make sure that now-freshman Deandre Ayton signed with Arizona. Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star first reported the news that Miller would not be on the sidelines Saturday night.

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games come to an end
The men's ice hockey win brought Russia's total gold medal haul to two, far behind their dope-tainted haul of 13 at Sochi . The South Korean and German sleds shared second after they both finished in 3 minutes, 16.38 seconds.

Irfan, Sangakkara fashion Multan win on PSL debut
The finalists of 2017 edition, Quetta Gladiators will be playing 5 matches each on both venues . I had even gone to Sri Lanka to watch him play but couldn't meet him then.

Snow winding down this morning; another storm expected this weekend
Conditions in the Kern County mountains will be especially gusty with winds up to 40 miles per hour . Winter storm watches are in effect for much of the Northland from Saturday into Sunday .

Guardiola: Bravo deserves Cup Final spot
But, while Arsenal are out of the title race, Arsene Wenger has vowed to be party-poopers against fancied opposition. The Gunners will now face AC Milan in the last 16 of the continental competition. "For us it's an opportunity".

Snapchat responds to petition, apologizes for controversial update
Snap is sliding Thursday, down 8.48% at $17.06 a share, after Kylie Jenner suggested her days of using its Snapchat app are over . In the follow-up, Jenner gave Snapchat a warm hug in her next tweet and said she still loves Snapchat which was her first love.

Toronto police update expected on investigation into accused serial killer Bruce McArthur
January 29, 2018 - McArthur is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Mahmudi, Kayhan and Lisowick. The list of charges against an alleged Toronto serial killer continues to grow.

Jimmy Butler helped off court after suffering apparent leg injury in Houston
Butler did not put any weight on his right leg as he was helped to the locker room, and he received X-rays after the game. As for the Timberwolves futures to win the NBA Championship, BetDSI Sportsbook now has them at 60/1.