A 29-year-old biological male who identifies as a woman defeated a 13-year-old girl to win New York City’s Boardr Open skateboarding championship on June 25, 2022.
Ricci Tres, 29, took first place and the $500 prize in the women’s division with Shiloh Catori, 13, coming in second.
Four of the top six finalists were 16-years-old and younger.
According to a report from feminist website Reduxx, “in 2021, Tres became the first trans-identified male to attempt to quality for Olympic Women’s skateboarding, submitting a virtual run for the USA National Skateboarding Championships. Tres was unable to meet the short deadline to submit a hormone levels test, but was later told his testosterone was ‘much higher’ than the required levels to compete in the female category.”
The report says that Tres is “comfortable” with where they are hormonally and is not rushing to lower testosterone levels.
Female skateboarder Taylor Silverman, who has been outspoken about the trouble young women are having competing against biological men, was one of the first to point out what happened.
Male wins women’s skateboarding finals and money at the Boardr Open NYC presented by DC today. pic.twitter.com/fgqmHMq2Ez
— Taylor Silverman (@tmsilverman) June 25, 2022
In May, Silverman posted on Instagram about how she has been in three different contests where she had to compete against biological men — two of which she placed second in.
“At the last contest series I did for Redbull, I placed second. The trans competitor who won took $1000 in qualifiers, $3,000 in finals, and $1,000 in best trick. This totaled to $5,000 of the prize money meant for the female athletes,” Silverman wrote. “I took $1,000 in qualifiers and $1,750 for second place, so $2750 in total. The girl who took third received $750.”
Silverman went on to say that she “deserved to place first, be acknowledged for my win, and get paid.”
Silverman said she reached out to Red Bull and was ignored.
“I am sick of being bullied into silence,” Silverman added.
Males in skateboarding have higher centers of gravity granting advantages that cannot be removed with hrt
That plus the Q angle differences
So it’s unfair to female athletes
Your semantics are not relevant
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) May 18, 2022
Tim Pool, the owner of this website and avid skateboarder, offered to give Silverman the total earnings she had lost. She recently accepted an offer to work with Timcast.com on culture and skateboarding projects.