Transgender Wrestler Mack Beggs Wins Second Straight Texas Girls’ High School Title (VIDEO)
Mack Beggs, a transgender wrestler in the state of Texas, has won the Texas girls’ Class 6A 110-pound division for the second straight year in a row. You read that correctly.
The 18-year-old senior from Euless Trinity High School near Dallas entered the tournament in Cypress with an undefeated record. Mack beat Chelsea Sanchez in the final match on Saturday, the same girl he defeated in 2017 for the title as well.
Beggs was greeted with a mixture of cheers and boos from the crowd.
End of Mack Beggs title match was chaos. Had huge lead, nearly got pinned, then came the crescendo of cheers/boos. pic.twitter.com/FrLixVsTAj
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) February 24, 2018
Beggs is in the process of transitioning from female to male and is taking a low-dose of testosterone.
“It was his steroid therapy treatments while wrestling girls that stirred a fierce debate about competitive fairness and transgender rights last season. It’s been a lot quieter since last year when his march to a state championship was soured by a last-minute lawsuit that tried to stop him.
However, Beggs recently told the Dallas Morning News, he has fended off the criticism and focused on his sport.
“That (the criticism) didn’t stop me from competing. That didn’t stop me from being who I was,” he said.
“It sure as hell didn’t stop me from doing what I wanted to do in the past, and it won’t stop me from what I want to do in the future.”