Anyone have any great insight into why the big change for westerns this year. It makes no sense to me. It seems to help the smaller, weaker regions and hurt the bigger regions. For example, region 2 last year sent about 65 kids to westerns, this year they will send 96. Keep in mind they only had about 105 qualify to regionals last year. As for this year, in region 1, my dd age group has 22 kids and only 6 go. In region 2 there are 7 in her age group and again 6 go. In region 4 there are 8 in the age group and again 6 go. This doesn't seem logical to me. I am just glad we were in region 2 last year so my dd got to experience going!