Trans Woman Beats 13-Year-Old Girl in NY Skateboarding Competition!
A full-grown 29-year-old trans woman from Los Angeles has beaten a 13-year-old girl in a NYC “women’s” skateboarding contest.
The 29-year-old biological male who identifies as a transgender woman beat out the 13-year-old in a skateboarding tournament that was held last week.
Ricci Tres, who also goes by Ricci And Tres, took the top title in the women’s division of The Boardr Open, taking home $500.
In second place was Shiloh Catori, a 13-year-old girl who is 133 in the Boardr Global Ranks, which are based on performance in skateboarding competitions. Tres, by comparison, sits at 838 in the rankings.
The majority of the competitors were under the age of 17 – four of the six – with the youngest being 10. Ricci, at 29, was the oldest. Many on social media excoriated the tournament for the biological and age disparities between the competitors, including professional female skateboarder Taylor Silverman, who spoke out in May after having repeatedly placed second in skateboarding contests against bigger, stronger – and often older — biological males.
“I have been in three different contests with trans women, two of which I placed second,” Silverman wrote in an Instagram post on May 17, which met with a barrage of negative comments. She went on to explain that the transgender competitor she lost against in a Redbull Cornerstone skate event took home $1,000 in qualifiers, $3,000 in finals, and $1,000 in best trick.
“This totaled $5,000 of the prize money meant for female athletes,” Silverman noted.
Christina Pushaw, a spokeswoman for Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., questioned from her personal Twitter account why 28- and 29-year-olds were “competing against children.”
Broadcaster Tim Pool wrote that biological males have a physical advantage in skateboarding because they “have higher centers of gravity granting advantages that cannot be removed with [hormone replacement therapy].”