University Interscholastic League

Transgender boy wins Texas state championship in girls' wrestling

Transgender boy wins Texas state championship in girls' wrestling

Mack Beggs identifies as a boy, but his birth certificate says he’s a girl. In Texas’ University Interscholastic League, that means that the high school wrestler can only compete against girls, even though he takes testosterone as part of his transition.

On Saturday, Mack won the girls 6A state wrestling title in the 110-pound weight class. The 17-year-old junior at Euless Trinity now has an overall record of 56-0, with one year of eligibility remaining.

Mack’s state title was a controversial one, with many people feeling his testosterone treatments give him an unfair advantage over the other wrestlers. Boos could be heard among the cheers as he celebrated...

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