Good question. This is one of those cases where there is a rule-book correct ruling, and a practical ruling. Given that this was an exhibition match and the wrestler's team points were not relevant to a team outcome, I probably would have foregone the technically correct ruling and went with the more practical ruling - let the kids have a match.
However, if this was a varsity match, or team points were otherwise important, then you probably would have to be more stringent about your interpretation. Because if you were not, sure enough one of these kids team points would be the difference in the outcome of the meet.
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