My youngest son is a smart kid. We started him in school a year early.
He is a 7th grader and only 12 years old.
I have heard about parents who have intentionally held their kids back in 7th or 8th grade even if they had good grades so that they would be a year older before they entered high school to gain a strength and experience advantage against other wrestlers.
How common is this? Isn't that in the least bad sportsmanship and leaning towards cheating the system in some way?
If a child was held back that should not have been, should the wrestler lose a year of high school eligibility?