There's a local pro who takes several ladies to competitions. When he gets back, he brags about how many firsts, seconds, and thirds his ladies got. When you go online and look at the results, his ladies actually placed last in most of them. A first place in an uncontested heat is also a last place.
And ... it's not the fault of the dancer that their heat(s) was/were uncontested. They've got no control over who else shows up in their age, division, etc.
Not that I think bragging about uncontested firsts is really cool. (Bragging in general is not so cool, but anyway.) But they still went out and danced and earned that much. Which is more than you can say for whoever else didn't show up to compete against them. Let them enjoy it, it's not hurting anyone else.