Mack Beggs, a transgender athlete transitioning from female to male, won a regional 110-pound girls wrestling title and is scheduled to wrestle in the Texas state tournament.
Beggs, 17, has been taking testosterone shots during the transition process.
Beggs credited his teammates with his success, and they stood around him in support during his post-match remarks, in which he credited them for his success.
Whether Beggs actually wrestles in the state tournament is another question. Yahoo Sports reports that the family of a female wrestler filed suit attempting to bar Beggs from competing in the regional tournament, but there wasn’t enough time for a court to consider the petition. There’s always a chance someone could file a similar suit before the state tournament.
Ironically, Beggs won the tournament as a transgender athlete in a state that’s been taking a public relations beating recently as it debates enacting a so-called “Bathroom Bill,” which would require Texas residents use the bathroom based in their sex at birth,