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8th graders on high school teams
« on: December 29, 2015, 09:31:40 AM »
How many states allow 8th graders to compete with high schoolers (dual meets or tournaments)?

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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 09:37:57 AM »
Florida does, but only for schools that also have 7th and 8th graders on the same campus as the high school kids.  This normally limits the practice to small private schools.

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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 10:24:31 AM »
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2015, 11:55:48 AM »
New York does ... or at least it did 10 years ago when my son was still in school.  May have also had the requirement about 7th & 8th on the same campus as 9-12, but I don't know.  His school did have the middle school on the same campus (and it was a public school).

On a side note, this was part of the reason why I've always thought the lowest weights were ridiculous ... they were routinely filled by middle schoolers ... or forfeited.
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 05:05:18 PM »
Kentucky allows 7th and up, I think North Dakota does too because wasn't Storley a 6 timer?
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 08:26:29 PM »
Kirk Wallman was the first 6 timer and was from South Dakota.

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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2015, 01:51:14 PM »
Minnesota allows 7th-12th, Mark Hall won his first state title there when he repeated 8th grade (after losing in the Kentucky state finals)
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2016, 09:42:35 AM »
New York does ... or at least it did 10 years ago when my son was still in school.  May have also had the requirement about 7th & 8th on the same campus as 9-12, but I don't know.  His school did have the middle school on the same campus (and it was a public school).

On a side note, this was part of the reason why I've always thought the lowest weights were ridiculous ... they were routinely filled by middle schoolers ... or forfeited.
Why bother having weight classes so low they are filled with 8th graders mostly? It degrades state titles won by kids in legitimate weights.

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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2016, 06:15:46 PM »
New York does ... or at least it did 10 years ago when my son was still in school.  May have also had the requirement about 7th & 8th on the same campus as 9-12, but I don't know.  His school did have the middle school on the same campus (and it was a public school).

On a side note, this was part of the reason why I've always thought the lowest weights were ridiculous ... they were routinely filled by middle schoolers ... or forfeited.
Why bother having weight classes so low they are filled with 8th graders mostly? It degrades state titles won by kids in legitimate weights.

I agree. I also think it's inappropriate for 7th & 8th graders to be sharing locker rooms, showers, and team buses with 12th graders. Their level of social development, etc, is too different, and it exposes 12 year old kids to topics and activities of.18/19 year old young adults.
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2016, 08:41:42 PM »
Not permitted in NJ for any school.  There are only a handful of schools that can't fill the mini-me weight class.

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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2016, 08:59:14 PM »
New York also has, if I recall correctly, a 99-pound weight class, or a mini-mini-me weight class.

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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2016, 09:32:02 AM »
New York also has, if I recall correctly, a 99-pound weight class, or a mini-mini-me weight class.

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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2016, 11:29:36 AM »
No he didn't.
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2016, 03:06:01 PM »
New York also has, if I recall correctly, a 99-pound weight class, or a mini-mini-me weight class.

Yeah, Dake picked up 5 state titles in "High School".
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Re: 8th graders on high school teams
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2016, 03:12:26 PM »
New York also has, if I recall correctly, a 99-pound weight class, or a mini-mini-me weight class.

Yeah, Dake picked up 5 state titles in "High School".
I believe you have him confused with Nicholson.

You mean Nickerson.....
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