Could someone help explain how Level 8 regional qualifying works - Region 8 as an example had 319 at regionals. Rules state: All stars is 208 + plus all ties + additional 54 athletes. State team = 64 / 8 per state. As an example Lousiana had only 13 qualifiers, obviously 8 were for team, why were there only 13 in total of the 319(total) that competed. Also, what is meant by the additional 54 athletes. It is obviously weighted by the states with the most gymnast, but I am still not getting it. Your help is appreciated in advance.