My kid is a freshman on a wrestling team in Penn. He started off on varsity (we have only had one scrimmage so far) but a couple of days ago the coach told him he will have to wrestle up to 171 for this week. He won his varsity spot at 145.
A little background: The coach has two kids (one soph and one junior) that wrestle at 135 and 140. He also has a favorite senior that had a wrestle-off with his 135 kid and lost. Now the coach intends to bump the senior up to my kids weight class and move my kid to 170. He refused to let my kid wrestle off for the 145 spot.
My kid could wrestle any of the three weight classes and beat any of the three kids, but wrestling up to 171 seems like too much of a leap.
What should he do?