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Old 02-04-19, 11:40 AM
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like, i get it, everyone wishes that the USA were GB or AUS. and USAC has definitely wandered the wasteland in this area. a few years ago i was looking around thinking "i wonder if it would be possible to go to the Pan Am Champs, i don't even know how one gets selected" or "Wow, they sent Rogers to Worlds, if I have a good season could I get sent too?" It was opaque as hell and if there was support it was on an extremely one-off basis.

But since then USAC has put in a solidly-funded good faith effort to change that. There's a dedicated effort, funding, written criteria, and a steady stable of supported athletes. And, they're getting results. I think it's worth it to take a look at the members, and the results, and concede that something's moving in the right direction.
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