Now that this has happened twice, can we please quit the insanity?

A transgender wrestler — in this case, it means she is a girl pretending to be a boy — won the Texas girls’ Class 6A 110-pound division in wrestling once again.

Scratch that.

She’s more than pretending.  Because she is in the process of transitioning from female to male (though this is not biologically possible), she is taking testosterone.

Mack Beggs, the 18-year-old senior who lives near Dallas, has an undefeated record in girl’s wrestling.  Of course, this is probably due to the fact that testosterone makes people stronger.  This used to be common knowledge.  In fact, it still is common knowledge, except that social justice warriors demand that we pretend that we don’t know what we obviously know.   On Saturday, she beat Chelsea Sanchez, the same girl he beat last year for the title.  The crowd both cheered and booed after she won.

Beggs asked to wrestle in the boys’ division, but that doesn’t fly in Texas.  Here, public high schools require athletes compete under the gender listed on their birth certificate.  Though last minute lawsuits tried to prohibit her from participating in this tournament, she prevailed.

The Guardian reports that some female wrestlers simply refuse to even participate in this charade:

Beggs’ road to the championship last season included two forfeits in the regional tournament by wrestlers who feared injury. Beggs faced only one forfeit this season. The opposing coach and team-mates had insisted the girl wrestle Beggs but she refused…

Of course, they would be apprehensive about wrestling a girl taking testosterone pills or injections.  Should we train our girls to think differently?


Angela McNew, the mother of Beggs, wants people to understand how awesome her daughter is.

“He has so much respect for all the girls he wrestles. People think Mack has been beating up on girls … The girls he wrestles with, they are tough,” she said. “It has more to do with skill and discipline than strength.”

Yeah, I’d believe that if this kid competed without the benefit of the drugs.  This is less a sex issue than it is a doping issue.  I guess it takes a wrestler getting hurt before the schools will step in and prohibit this madness.


Image Credit: Ted Eytan on Flickr

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.