A 29-year-old biological male who identifies as female took first place against a 13-year-old girl at a female-only skateboarding competition in New York City over the weekend.
Female skateboarder Taylor Silverman blasted “Ricci Tres” – the adult male who crushed a 13-year-old child in Saturday’s contest and took home a $500 prize.
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“Male wins women’s skateboarding finals and money at the Boardr Open NYC presented by DC today.” Silverman tweeted.
Ricci Tres, also known as Ricci And Tres, took top spot in the women’s division of The Boardr Open today held in New York City, taking home a $500 prize for a first place win.
Tres, a 29-year-old trans-identified male, came in first place against 13-year-old Shiloh Catori. Of the 6 competitors, 4 were under the age of 17, with the youngest being 10-year-old Juri Iikura.
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.
Around this time, Tres was interviewed by Robert Brink of USA Skateboarding and revealed he was over 190 units off of the required testosterone reduction needed to be able to qualify in the female category by International Olympic Committee Standards. During the interview, Tres expressed ambivalence towards reducing his testosterone levels, and even stated he was comfortable “where [he] was at” in his transition.
Taylor Silverman recently spoke out against biological males taking over skateboarding competitions.
“I am done being silent,” Silverman said on Instagram.
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