I agree with all that you're saying here. And the more I think about it, statistically speaking, it probably does work in your favor to send them all together. While from a bid point of view, the teams are still competing against each other. And it makes it harder for an individual team to not only compete against all the aforementioned top TX teams AND fellow CA teams. But from a *gym* perspective, I suppose it doesn't matter. As you stated , in Panthers and Wildcats case, where they received bids right off the bat, they no longer were "competition" for the rest of the teams getting bids. Again, statistically speaking from a gym point of view; even had they not gotten bids, it still makes sense to take them all because it increases the gym's chance of one (or more) of their teams getting a bid. I never intended that CA, or any large gym for that matter, split their teams to the point of driving way out of the way to different competitions. But not knowing the competition landscape, now that you mention it, you may already be covering all the bid comps that are financially viable.