teknolojiarsivi.com March 21, 2018

Transgender wrestler booed after win

01 March 2018, 09:02 | Audrey Hill

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs is booed after second straight state title win | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Mack Beggs right shakes hands with Morton Ranch's Chelsea Sanchez before competing in the girls Class 6A 110-pound title bout during the UIL state wrestling championships Saturday

The crux of the conflict-in addition to the stigma and bigotry that transgender people face throughout the world, and often specifically in athletics―is that Beggs has now twice won wrestling championships competing against high school girls, despite identifying as male and reportedly taking a low dose of testosterone to facilitate his transition.

Beggs entered the state tournament with a 32-0 record, beating three female wrestlers on his way to the championship.

Beggs, who competes on behalf of Euless Trinity High School, said this year and last that he only wanted to wrestle the boys, but the law wouldn't let him. It was done to help schools determine competition, according to the UIL's deputy director Jamie Harrison.

His mom, Angela McNew, said that Beggs isn't trying taking advantage of the girls he is forced to wrestle simply to have an easier path to a state title.

NCAA, USA Wrestling, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency rules classify Beggs as male, however, because she exceeds the range of acceptable testosterone levels for females, according to Fox4 News. This year only one girl refused to wrestle Beggs. "It has more to do with skill and discipline than strength".

Fans had mix reactions, and a loud chorus of boos could be heard when Beggs was named the state champion. It states that the state's high school athletics organization, the University Interscholastic League, can "declare a student ineligible for competition on the basis of steroid use" even if the student is taking the substances for "a valid medical goal".

The solitude allowed him to concentrate on the task ahead and perhaps shield him from attacks on social media and occasional insults from the stands - or even other wrestling mats - during meets. "I felt a lot more humble".

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs has won his second title match.

Beggs' road to the championship last season included two forfeits in the regional tournament by wrestlers who feared injury. This year I wanted to prove a point that anyone can do anything.

In the past, Beggs has publicly said he would love to wrestle boys-and would do so, if not for the state athletic policy.

"Honestly, I didn't even care about the boos", Beggs contended after winning the championship previous year, according to CNN.

Other News

Trending Now

Howe delighted as Bournemouth fight-back for Newcastle draw
But with the lack of goalmouth action, I thought it was going to be hard for us to find two goals. We never really recovered from conceding the first goal.

'Exceptionally cold' weather forecast for next week
It's as if someone opened the freezer door in North America's kitchen, and let all the cold air drain out toward the midlatitudes. Some places, particularly along exposed coastal areas, will also see blustery conditions and wintry showers of sleet and hail.

North Korean ex-spy chief accused in attacks to attend Olympic ceremony
A South Korean government official said 240 million won (S$293,250) had been spent on Ms Kim and her entourage during their visit. North Korea's attendance at the Winter Olympics was seen as a major thaw in consistently tense relations on the Korean peninsula.

Dropbox Files for IPO, and Other 'Unicorns' Are Watching
Dropbox has demonstrated impressive growth since 2015, roughly doubling the number of paying users and revenue. That's a statistic that the company acknowledges it needs to improve.

Samsung Cuts OLED Production, iPhone X to Blame
In this manner, Apple will give LG Electronics a very tough time, so it should plan an innovative market strategy of its own. This led to Reuters noticing that Samsung shares had fallen by as much as 2.3 percent following on from the news.

Justice Thomas delivers pro-gun rant just days after the Parkland shooting
Supreme Court declined to hear a Second Amendment case challenging California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases. He criticized his colleagues for declining to take up a significant gun case in the past decade.

Ice storm warning in effect
There is a good chance of freezing rain-drizzle through the morning today with high around 25, the National Weather Service said. The beneficial rain could total as much as 5 inches by the start of next week, which would significantly help the drought.

Lindsey Vonn's opener, super-G, delayed because of wind
But the 25-year-old racer seems to be enjoying the Korean snow and just four days earlier took silver in the women's super-G. The best men's slalom skier, Marcel Hirscher, won the men's Olympic combined title at the Pyeongchang Games.

South Korea, US move on with holding postponed drill
Song said the South and the USA postponed the exercises in accordance with the Olympic spirit. This was announced by the Defense Ministry in Seoul , quoted by the news agencies.

Lawyer charged with lying in US probe of Russia election role
Manafort then hired the Podesta Group and Mercury Communications to lobby U.S. officials to support Yanukovych, using the report. Mr Gates was deputy to Paul Manafort , the former campaign manager for Donald Trump in the run-up to the presidential election.