Transgender boy wins girls state title

Transgender boy wins girls state title

Texas: Mack Beggs had just won a state wrestling title in a category he didn't want to be in, local media reported.

But instead of wallowing in a debate about what should or should not have happened this weekend at the Texas state girls wrestling tournament, the 17-year-old transgender boy simply decided to be a good teammate. "I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for my teammates," he said.

"That's honestly what the spotlight should have been on is my teammates. The hard work that I put in in the practice room with them, beside me — we trained hard every, single day. Every, single day and that's where the spotlight should have been on. Not me. All of these guys. Because I would not be here without them."

Beggs completed an undefeated season by winning a controversial title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he's taking as he transitions from female to male created an unfair advantage.