The 29-year-old biological male who identifies as a woman and defeated several young girls to win a New York women’s skateboarding contest, catalyzing outrage, boasted brazenly of going all-out to triumph over them.
On Saturday, Ricci Tres, 29, won first place in the women’s division of The Boardr Open over 13-year-old runner-up Shiloh Catori (last year’s winner) and three other children, including 10-year-old Juri Iikura.
“I wasn’t going to go easy on them just because they’re kids,” Tres bragged to The Daily Mail.
Tres, formerly known as Richard Batres, served as a 2nd Class Petty Officer in the Navy and previously was married while fathering three children.
“It’s funny it’s what I am getting beat up over the most, people saying, “You’re beating little kids, little girls. … I didn’t intend to do that. This is the first one I’ve been to that I actually wanted to win….the age thing doesn’t really count,” Tres claimed.
“Last year, Tres became the first trans woman to attempt to quality for Olympic Women’s skateboarding, submitting a virtual run for the USA National Skateboarding Championships,” The Daily Wire noted. “But the biological testosterone reportedly tested too high to allow entry as a female under International Olympic Committee (IOC) standards.”
“I don’t think I have a physical advantage,” Tres protested. “Look at me. I’m not buff or anything. … I don’t work out really; I just skateboard. And I don’t think skateboarding has anything to do with physicality, especially when you look at kids these days.”
“Male wins women’s skateboarding finals and money at the Boardr Open NYC presented by DC today,” tweeted Taylor Silverman, who has objected to biological men competing against her and other women in women’s events.
Silverman said she finished second to Lillian Gallagher, a male competitor who identifies as a woman at the Red Bull Cornerstone Contest. “I reached out to Redbull and was ignored,” Silverman wrote on Instagram. “I am sick of being bullied into silence.”
Silverman won first prize at the Red Bull Cornerstone Detroit Women’s Finals on November 7, 2021; the next day Gallagher won first prize at the Red Bull Cornerstone Milwaukee Women’s Finals, and Gallagher again won first prize at the Red Bull Cornerstone Minneapolis Women’s Finals later that month.
“My name is Taylor Silverman. I am a female athlete,” Silverman’s post began. “I have been skateboarding for eleven years and competing for several years. I have been in three different contests with trans women, two of which I placed second.”
“At the last contest series I did for Redbull, I placed second,” she recalled. “The trans competitor who won took $1000 in qualifiers, $3000 in finals, and $1000 in best trick. This totaled to $5000 of the prize money meant for the female athletes.”
“I took $1000 in qualifiers and $1750 for second place, so $2750 in total,” she noted. “The girl who took third received $750.The girl who deserved $1000 for best trick took nothing along with whoever would have placed third.”
“I deserved to be place [sic] first, be acknowledged for my win and get paid,” she contended. “I reached out to Redbull and was ignored. I am sick of being bullied into silence.”