4/16/2022 4:49:36 PM
A transgender archer who won a state championship has been barred from women’s competitions after complaints.
KellyJeanne Pyne, who identifies as a female, was one of three competitors in the senior women’s freestyle event at the Texas Field Archery Association’s Indoor State Tournament on Feb. 26 near Fort Worth. She finished only one point ahead of the runner-up. “It felt good,” Pyne told KXAN. “It felt like I had achieved something, and then that was rapidly taken away.”
However, three female archers submitted official protests to the results, saying that Pyne, who is transgender, should not be competing in women’s events.