kentuckyfan1001 wrote:however, if you do move to the state of North Carolina, they do have a system similar to what you're talking about.
Kansas does as well. Any regional gold medalist is invited to travel to state. However, this typically amounts to only a handful of people, as roughly half of all teams advance to state in Kansas, so for example only one school sent anyone in C this year. I was talking more about why it would never happen nationally.