- Transgender teen Mack Beggs won a Texas state girls wrestling title on Saturday
- The 17-year-old is currently taking testosterone to transition from female to male
- His family said he had wanted to wrestle boys but was forced to remain in the female category due to a state policy
- Beggs beat Chelsea Sanchez 12-2 in the 110-pound weight class
- He has been dogged by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he’s
- taking created an unfair advantage
A 17-year-old boy ”won” a Texas state girls wrestling title on Saturday Beggs completed an undefeated season by winning a controversial title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he’s taking as he transitions from female to male created an unfair advantage.
Mack Beggs won a Texas girls wrestling title on Saturday amid criticism from those who believe the testosterone he’s taking to transition from female to male created an advantage His family has said he would rather be wrestling boys, but state policy calls for students to wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificates. So the junior from Euless Trinity beat Chelsea Sanchez 12-2 in the 110-pound weight class to improve to 56-0 and earn the championship.
After thanking all of them, he lifted the gold medal hanging on his neck to the assembled cameras and shared a parting thought after all that he’d been through this weekend.
‘Hard work ethic pays off,’ he said. ‘Just saying.’
Earlier Saturday, Beggs fell to his knees for a moment after his win in the final as a mixture of cheers and boos rained down on him. He then hugged his coach and left the mat. Beggs, who reached the state tournament after two opponents forfeited, was dogged throughout the event by questions about whether his testosterone treatments made him too strong to wrestle fairly against girls.
Beggs pinned Kailyn Clay earlier on Saturday to reach the final. That was after he beat Taylor Latham and Mya Engert handily on Friday to reach the semifinals. In the semifinals, the match was halted for a couple of minutes because Beggs had a bloody nose. Trainers finally managed to stop the bleeding and the fight resumed. Not long after, Beggs slammed Clay on the mat and pinned her.
He and Clay shared a long hug before an official raised Beggs’ arm to signal victory, and the wrestler scurried off the mat. Clay’s coached shouted to reporters that she ‘did not have permission’ to talk to them after her loss and both of her parents declined comment. Beggs’ participation comes at a crucial moment as the public and politicians debate the growing belief that gender is fluid. The fact there is a debate at all just goes to highlight the how far gone the governing bodies, and indeed the wider society as fallen.
Mack Beggs, male wrestler (left) from Texas, won a quarterfinal match after competing against female Mya Engert on Friday (right)
Just this week, the Trump administration announced an end to federal protections that allowed transgender students to use facilities based on their gender identity, leaving states and school districts to determine their own policies. One can only hope this is a start at undoing the decade or so of damage done by far left anti-family Marxists who have been behind such legislation.
Attorney Jim Baudhuin tried and failed to get injunctions before both the district and regional meets to prevent Beggs from competing while he transitions because he is taking testosterone.
Baudhuin, who is the parent of a wrestler at another school who has never faced Beggs, said earlier this week he doesn’t blame Beggs for the situation, but faults the UIL.
‘The more I learn about this, the more I realize that, the blame rests with the UIL and the superintendents.’ Despite criticism of the policy, UIL executives don’t envision a change.’Ninety-five percent of the school superintendents in Texas voted for the rule as it was proposed, which was to use birth certificates,’ Harrison said. ‘So any rule can be reconsidered, but… given the overwhelming support for that rule, I don’t expect it to change anytime soon.’
This is one more glaring example of just how far western society has sunk where the laws of nature need to be debated where by somehow the fashionable thinking of the day can trump them.
This story goes someway to backing up a earlier article O15 published where we stated that the entire ” educated class” have been compromised and any post 1960’s collage or university graduate Should carry a stigma and the burden of proving they are indeed mentally sound and not detrimental to the health and well being of western civilisation.