For SA application, I'm hoping we can get informed opinion. My DS, who is a junior and applying to SAs wrestled JV this year (his first year wrestling). He signed up for wrestling because (a) he wanted and found out he likes contact/combat sports, (b) one of his best friends is a wrestler, (c) he thought it would be a good, disciplined way of getting into great shape in prep for this summer's CFA (and it has), and (d) his soon-to-be BGO suggested it when they first met last fall. DS works after school 2 days a week and misses two practices each week. Coach told him at the beginning of the season that he probably couldn't wrestle varsity and would not have enough practice points to letter even if he did. DS understood and dug in and did his best, cheered his team mates on at meets, wrestled JV opponents, and was an all-around team guy. He derived many of the benefits and experiences that interscholastic athletics can provide. He went from zero wrestling experience to being okay (so he tells me). Sectionals are this weekend. On Tuesday, coach pulled him aside and asked if he would be willing to wrestle varsity one weight class up at Sectionals - at 182 (he weighs 165). Coach wants him to have a varsity ranking going into next season (BTW, I know nothing about wrestling and I have never seen him wrestle). At his current weight class, there is a a senior on the team who is state-ranked, so he can't wrestle at his current weight class. Coach (and DS) both understand that DS will likely "get the crap kicked out of him" but that's okay (and who knows, he may get lucky). So, this brought up the following question. Can DS legitimately list that he wrestled varsity on his SA applications? (Baseball has always been his sport and he will letter this year,). DS (and I) want to be honest but understand the importance placed on varsity athletics by SAs. While it seems likely that DS will wrestle varsity next year, he is not sure it is legitimate to say he wrestled varsity on his application at this time (i.e. during the period when his SA ap will be developed and submitted).