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Transgender Student Wrestler Causes Stir

Transgender Student Wrestler Causes Stir

“Look at how beefed up she is”

This is confusing. The student was born female, is becoming male, but still wrestles on the girls’ team.

The student is also taking hormones which add weight and strength which has caused accusations of cheating.

The Star-Telegram reports:

Trinity’s transgender wrestler wins first 2 matches at state meet

Mack Beggs, the transgender wrestler from Euless Trinity High School, is halfway home to capturing the Class 6A state girls wrestling championship in the 110-pound weight class.

Beggs dismantled two opponents on Friday’s opening day, earning a major decision over League City Clear Spring’s Taylor Latham 18-7 and then improving his season record to 54-0 with a major decision over Mya Engert of Amarillo Tascosa 12-4.

Both of Beggs’ opponents managed to avoid being pinned, but neither provided enough resistance to make the match close at the UIL Wrestling State Tournament…

Beggs advanced to Saturday’s 10:30 a.m. semifinal against area rival Kailyn Clay of Grand Prairie. Beggs defeated Clay in the semifinals of last week’s regional tournament in Allen.

For the most part, Friday’s action was routine despite the sudden swirling controversy around Beggs, whose gender transition from female to male became a news story after the regional tournament…

But at least one wrestling parent, Patti Overstreet, yelled “cheater” at Beggs.

“Look at how beefed up she is,” Overstreet said. “It’s because she’s taking an enhancement. Whether she’s a boy, girl, wants to be purple or blue it doesn’t matter. When you’re using a drug and you’re 10 times stronger than the person you’re wrestling because of that drug, that shouldn’t be allowed.”

One athletic director watching the action, who asked for his name not to be used because of the sensitivity of the issue, said he believes “there is cause for concern because of the testosterone,” adding, “I think there is a benefit.”

This video shows part of a match:

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Grab him by the pussy!

But just a few days ago a person said to Tucker Carlson that “There are no examples of this.” Here you have a student allowed to compete despite being on steroids.

In reality, examples abound such as the Alaska student who cost a female her slot on a team and the British murderer kicked out of a female prison for using his/her/its functioning penis on other prisoners.

2nd Ammendment Mother | February 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

I don’t have a problem with the young lady (and she is a biological girl no matter what delusions she’s entertaining) competing against other girls. However, she needs to make a choice – take the drugs that enable her delusions or compete fairly with her peers. Every other competitor in her event who tests positive for the drugs she’s taking would be disqualified and could have their entire schools barred from competition for several years.

Texas explicitly prohibits and tests for all types of performance enhancing and illegal drug use in our high school athletes, primarily because of the lifetime damage it can do to their developing bodies and brains. (Hell, we even test our animals for livestock shows right down to caffeine.) Kids even have to be careful about what they’re prescribed for routine illnesses because of the duration of time it can stay in your blood stream.

How about three leagues? One for normal teen males, one for normal teen females, and one for “other.” In the interest of a level playing field, let all the freaks compete amongst themselves.

So sick of weirdos calling the shots and ruining everything.

There is an obvious solution: When someone takes male hormones to become a male, s/he must compete against other males. That’s exactly what Schuyler Bailar did, swimming on the Harvard men’s team. No one accuses Schuyler of cheating or of having an unfair advantage.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schuyler_Bailar
A more difficult problem occurs when a male is becoming a female. At what point should s/he be allowed to compete as a woman? Richard Raskind/Renee Richards raised this question, which is still problematic. If a 30-year-old male wrestler decides to become a female, will he ever stop having an advantage over those who are born female?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renee_Richards

    Walker Evans in reply to OldProf2. | February 26, 2017 at 2:26 am

    No. A person can “decide” they are the wrong sex but that person’s gender is controlled by chromosomes and there is nothing known to modern science or medicine that can change that. No matter what deforming surgery is done or what shots are taken, a female will always be genetically a female for life. Period.

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