State Champion Wrestler Fights to Show Fairness in Sports Isn’t Tied to Gender

State Champion Wrestler Fights to Show Fairness in Sports Isn’t Tied to Gender

Mack Beggs in Changing the Game.Mack Beggs would have been an activist anyway. The 22-year-old former high school and college wrestler has felt the pull toward standing up for what he believed in since he was a 12-year-old advocating for mental health awareness. But life cast him in a starring role in that capacity during his athletic career at Trinity High School in Euless, just south of Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport. Beggs won the state wrestling championships in 2017 and 2018—but in the girls’ division, as necessitated by a Texas rule that required him, as a transgender boy, to wrestle against the competitors of the gender listed on his birth certificate. Beggs, a subject of the recent Hulu documentary Changing the Game, found himself a controversial figure because of that…View Original Post

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