Nine GOP governors sent a letter to the NCAA, asking the governing college sports organization to change its current policy so that gender-confused males cannot compete in female-only sports.

Submitted on Oct. 30, the letter specifically asks the NCAA’s Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports to formally recommend a change to NCAA policy by the NCAA Board of Directors.

“The NCAA has the chance to guarantee an environment where female college athletes can thrive without concern of inequities,” the letter states.

The governors’ letter includes research that supports the fact that biological males have considerable physical advantages over females.

At one point, it highlights the case of former NCAA swim star Riley Gaines, who will be in Alaska later this week for two speaking engagements.

During a 2022 NCAA race Gaines tied gender-confused biological male “Lia” Thomas in a race, but was forced to accept a lower place on the podium after officials decided Thomas should be honored above her.

The governors’ letter also notes that teenage boys are faster than some Olympic god medal winners. 

“If you continue the NCAA’s misguided policies, stories like Riley Gaines’ will only become more common,” the governors’ state. “Policies that allow men and women to compete against one another validate an average male athlete stealing the recognition from a truly remarkable female athlete.”

The letter emphasizes that the duty of ensuring fairness in female-only sports falls onto state governors “due to the lack of action at the federal level.” 

Governors who signed the letter include Kristi Noem (South Dakota), Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Arkansas), Tate Reeves (Mississippi), Mike Parson (Missouri), Greg Gianforte (Montana), Joe Lombardo (Nevada), Kevin Stitt (Oklahoma), Greg Abbott (Texas) and Mark Gordon (Wyoming).

GOP governors urge NCAA to ban gender-confused males from female sports

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • DaveMaxwell says:

    I don’t like liars! I don’t respect weak kneed people! I don’t like appeasers! And I have a disgust for our governor! Am now on the fbi watch list!? Dunleavy will avoid signing this because it will align him with other governors who are courageously taking a stand! When you take a stand it becomes difficult to sidestep it and make everyone like you! Dunleavy is clearly showing his metal in that his quality of steel resolve is less than what China exports!
    Why isn’t dunleavy’s name on this statement? You now have your answer!

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    We used to support a particular University of Alaska women’s sports program pretty generously and for several years. We stopped when all of this foolishness began. If NCAA somehow cultivates some common sense and protects women’s sports we will resume, but not until then. I refuse to send money that might go to a guy whom has displaced the opportunity for a female athlete.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    Here is the link to contact the Governor regarding this issue.

    Whether it will do any good I cannot say but I said what I felt I needed to say. Politely.

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Yes Governor Dunleavy, needs to sign off on this. This make it fair for all females. It gives them an opportunity to go onto professional sports or maybe get another scholarship. When Governor Dunleavy first took office he had some metal. After the heat was applied he became like lead ore and melted. What happened to you Mike? Where did that fire go? It’s time to step up in both this matter and band men from women’s sports and to stop this MURDER (abortion) garbage right now! Either step up or step out! We need a strong Governor not melted metal!

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Hey Minnery are you going to press the governor on this?

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Minnery has events coming soon with the hero Riley Gains! A strong suggestion for you Minnery. Give dunleavy an opportunity to explain his half hearted position on the subject of trannys which his administration pays for!!!!!

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    The silence from mr Minnery makes me very suspicious! I would direct mr Minnery to read the article written by David Ignall about dunleavy’s ocs department! Reflect for a
    moment, think of dunleavy’s response to Chloe Cole, then ask yourself why dunleavy would not sign on with leading conservative governors rejecting trans sports! Our main ring fight is at the top of the chain! Have you made an alliance with this man and his administration? Why the silence?????!

  • jon says:

    They have every right to race, but they should be in a separate category. Perhaps we will have Trans, Male, Female champions soon. BTW, why is there never an uproar about “gender-confused” women in men’s sports?