I agree with your opinion, HOWEVER, I don't think you are getting the point. Nobody is asking for the rule to be changed... but rather "bent" to accommodate a special situation. The premise behind not allowing boys over 18 to participate because they may be more physically developed, and may have have the ability to hurt younger boys is valid. But, in this case, temporarily bending the rule to allow a challanged 19-year old participate is an exception that will make a positive impact on not only the young man himself, but his entire community.
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