RICHMOND, VA – Today, Delegate Wren Williams (R – Stuart) issued the following statement:

“Freshman Emma Weyant swam an incredible race in the Division One National Championship. She was the rightful winner of the Five-hundred-yard Freestyle. But Emma’s hard-fought, career-making title was stolen by a biological man.

I’m calling for the University of Pennsylvania and Lia Thomas to surrender their stolen title, and together with the University of Virginia, stand up for women and girls everywhere. That means declaring Emma Weyant the rightful winner.

What’s happening right now to female athletes is a total sham. The radical Left is cheering on biological men as they steal women’s trophies and mock their efforts. It’s shameful and no one should stand for it. 

I hope Emma is getting a champion’s welcome at UVA, because she truly brought a title home to her school.”

Williams graduated from the University of Virginia Sorensen Institute’s Political Leaders Program in 2021.


Wren Williams is currently the sitting delegate representing Virginia’s 9th House District, serving on the Committee on Public Safety, Committee on Privileges and Elections, and the Committee on Courts of Justice. Prior to running for the House of Delegates, Wren served as Chairman of the Patrick County Republican Committee, where he increased membership, helped flip the board of supervisors to Republican control, and raised money to make Patrick County one of the most active Republican Committees in the Commonwealth earning the Republican Party of Virginia’s “Unit of the Year” award. During the 2020 election, Wren traveled the country to help the Republican National Committee (RNC) and President Trump fight for election integrity in the courtroom in Wisconsin. Outside of politics, Wren lives in Stuart, Va. with his wife, Britt, where they own and operate Schneider & Williams Law Firm.