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Boy Beats Girl for Texas State Girls’ Wrestling Championship

In this Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 photo, female high school wrestler Elyse Nelson, bottom, is man-handled by wrestler Mack Beggs, a transgender man who uses steroids to transition from female to male. Beggs won the Texas State 110-pound Girls 6A division after Texas wouldn't let him wrestle as a boy. (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Mack Beggs is a total badass, winning “his” second consecutive state wrestling championship in the great big state of Texas. Mack is a boy, and he wins his championships by wrestling and beating girls.

For the second year in a row, the “transgender” wrestler put a beat-down on the Texas girls’ Class 6A, 110-pound division.

Mr. Beggs is an 18-year-old senior from Euless Trinity High School near Dallas. He entered the girls’ tournament with an undefeated record, and for the second year in a row beat the same girl for the State championship.

Beggs, born a female, is in the process of “transitioning” to male, a medical process that includes hormone treatments, including low doses of testosterone.

The steroid therapy treatments are at the center of the controversy. Taking these steroids to become a boy while wrestling girls has stirred a fierce debate about competitive fairness.  The case likewise explores the minefield of transgender rights and athletic competition.

Last year lawsuits were filed trying to stop Beggs as he plowed through his competition on the way to his first title.

In some ways, the “Mack Beggs” case is the flip side of the transgender argument.  Often, people opposed to mainstreaming public facilities and integrating sports among transgender individuals insist that birth sex should represent “gender.”  The Mack case demonstrates how insisting on birth gender competition, allows for sanctioned steroid abuse.

In this instance, Beggs wrestles as a girl, and Beggs was born and raised as a girl. The difference here, really, is that Beggs’ transition is akin to a steroid case, where the transition process includes hormone treatments that dramatically strengthen Beggs.

Beggs is a girl, who wants to be a boy, but who must either wrestle girls under Texas Law or not wrestle at all.  He chooses to wrestle girls as a boy, using his steroid advantage to punish his competition.

The story may be controversial, but Beggs did ask to wrestle in the boys’ division. The rules for Texas public high schools require athletes to compete under the gender on their birth certificate. There’s the twist.

“People think Mack has been beating up on girls … The girls he wrestles with, they are tough. It has more to do with skill and discipline than strength,” claims Begg’s mother, Angela McNew.

Information for this story comes from multiple sources, including the Associated Press and the Washington Times.


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