What are you talking about? In NJ we have tots, bantams, midgets, juniors and intermediates. Divisions are based on age. On middle school teams you might see 6th graders wrestling 8th graders but generally that’s because their coaches know they can handle it. You don’t see 3rd graders wrestling 6th graders.
At states and tourneys yes. But not in leagues which is where the majority of rec wrestlers compete. Leagues like Tri County, North Jersey, North West Jersey, Central Jersey, raritan valley, Grade School etc are not age based. It just goes by weight class. I see 3rd graders wrestling 6th graders all the time. In the K-8 leagues it’s not uncommon to see big 4th graders wrestling middle school kids. I actually don’t know that I’ve ever seen a rec league dual that DIDNT have a few matches like that.
Edited by JerseyJoey, 22 May 2018 - 01:21 PM.