Transgender boy wins girls' state wrestling title for second time

Transgender boy wins girls' state wrestling title for second time

Transgender boy wins girls' state wrestling title for second time

Beggs has been taking low-dose testosterone injections prescribed by his doctor since his freshman year, though that was not made public until last January.

Beggs is a transgender male who has been legally taking testosterone since his freshman year of high school, but Texas' University Interscholastic league rules dictate that athletes must "compete in the gender division that corresponds to their birth certificates".

"He has so much respect for all the girls he wrestles", Beggs' mother, Angela McNew, said, according to ESPN. "They're saying, 'steroids.' They're saying, 'Oh, they're beating up on girls, '" he said. "No matter who you put in front of me, I am a champion". "It has more to do with skill and discipline than strength".

Under Texas law, athletes are required to compete against other athletes who have the same gender on their birth certificates. "All I can hope for is that they come to their [senses] and realize this is stupid and we should change the policies to conform to other people in my position".

Beggs defeated Chelsea Sanchez of Katy Morton Ranch High School.

The wrestling champion's treatments have so far given her a mustache and a deep, male-sounding voice. "If you're going to talk down to someone that just wants to pursue a wresting dream, to pursue any dream in general, who are you to as a person to talk down to an 18-year-old that wants to succeed in life but can't do anything about it right now?" Beggs faced only one forfeit this season. "Beggs and his family have repeatedly said he [she] wants to compete against boys".

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Beggs was born a girl.

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"I understand if you want to transition your gender", she said, according to the News. He defeated Sanchez past year for the title as well.

Beggs is now entertaining a scholarship offer at an out-of-state school.

The teen came under scrutiny past year when a parent tried to stop him from wrestling in the female division by filing a lawsuit arguing that Beggs' use of testosterone during his transition gave him a competitive advantage, USA Today reported. "I would rather have a chance to compete than not compete at all".

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