I can take responsibility for instituting the 5 pound allowance HM. I know you may not be old and/or experienced with health emergencies but this is similar approach we took during the NCAA weight cutting death emergency in 1997. This was a keynote in the history of wrestling and now we have a better sport because of these changes. These are Middle School students who probably cut at least a little weight under pressure of their overbearing parents. Nay is a long ways away and these adolescents are sure to grow so we want them to be able to still compete and have fun without having to submit to the pressure of making a weight class that they no longer fit into.
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