Transgender male high school wrestler wins Texas girls title amid controversy

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Beggs, a student at Euless Trinity High School near Dallas, is a female transitioning to a male and is taking what is reported to be a low-dose of testosterone, according to the New York Post.

Last year, when Beggs was 17, he won the Texas girls' Class 6A 110lb division after an unbeaten season in which several of his opponents pulled out, fearing injury.

Cheers and boos greeted the judges' decision but it confirmed what everybody already knew about Mack Beggs: he is by far the best in his girls' wrestling weight class in Texas.

"You put me in front of anybody and I'll wrestle them", he said.

Many parents have been outraged to see their daughters wrestling someone who, effectively, has the strength of a young man.

Beggs has previously stated he'd prefer to compete in the boys division, but UIL rules mandate participants must compete against the gender that appears on their birth certificate. Their requests have been denied because "Texas public high schools require athletes to compete under the gender on their birth certificate", according to reports.

The opposing coach and teammates had insisted the girl wrestle Beggs, but she refused, McNew said.

Mack Beggs has captured his second straight state wrestling title.

"The UIL is not in the gender-determining business and schools don't want to be either", UIL deputy director Jamey Harrison told the Associated Press. It's been a lot quieter since previous year when his march to a state championship was soured by a last-minute lawsuit that tried to stop him.

Regardless on what Beggs or his mother thinks, it's hard to look past the testosterone as a form of doping and in his case it seems reasonable to let Beggs compete in male events.

"But what can I tell people?" Beggs posed. "I can tell the state Legislature to change the policy, but I can't tell them to change it right now".

Beggs does not view his testosterone injections as an unfair advantage.

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.

Last year, Beggs' first championship received mix responses from the crowd.

Beggs didn't want to be in this situation.

Beggs wants to wrestle in the NCAA and is entertaining a scholarship offer from an out of state school. "I've worked too hard for that". "That didn't stop me from competing".

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