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Mack Beggs welcomed to his college men’s wrestling team with open arms

Texas forced Beggs to wrestle girls. Now Life University and the NAIA are recognizing him as the wrestler he is.

Mack Beggs is on the Life University men’s wrestling team, which competes in the Mid-South Conference of the NAIA.
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Mack Beggs is finally part of a men’s wrestling team.

The two-time Texas state high school wrestling champion is now part of the men’s wrestling team at Life University, an NAIA school in Marietta, Ga., a half hour north of Atlanta.

Beggs made the announcement of his spot on the team earlier this week.

“Definitely ready to take myself to the next level and prove to myself that I’m going to succeed,” he wrote on Facebook. “I’m ready to struggle. I’m ready to fight.”

Beggs knows a thing or two about struggle and fighting. While identifying as a boy in high school and taking low doses of testosterone for his transition, Texas lawmakers mandated that he wrestle against girls, rather than acknowledge him as a trans athlete. He didn’t lose a match in his final two high school seasons.

Now he couldn’t be happier to be part of the men’s wrestling team at Life Univ.

“I’m very blessed and honored to apart of such an amazing program,” Beggs told Outsports. “I’ve learned more life lessons in the past several weeks than I have ever... the mindset of this team is definitely a force to be reckoned with. No one is going to be ready for us. I’m excited to be a part of their storm.”

You can follow Mack Beggs on Facebook.

You can follow Life Univ. Men’s Wrestling on Facebook, or on Twitter @lifeuwrestling.