Yes, if an athlete weighs in and makes weight for a weight class, and participation forces combining weight classes, then the athlete gets credit for weight class they weighed in for. Most likely, we will not combine weight classes to avoid this scenario if at all possible. If the situation requires, we will have a true second or a weight class specific wrestle off to dertermine the winner of a weight class that is contested with no clear champion.
The only time that age groups are, or appear to be crossed would be in the cadet to junior division. A wrestler that is of the cadet age group is eligable to wrestle in the Junior division, if he or she is in highschool grades 9 - 12. A cadet that is in the 8th grade is not eligable. All age groups Peewee - Cadet are birthyear designated. Junior is grade designated. That is what is followed at the national level, and what we follow.