I am with Roger. This is INT, not the pros or the WWA. I am all about committment but INT is about family and not the top riders in the country. I don't believe kids should have to give up everything else they like to do only one sport whether is basketball, soccer or wakeboarding. I see if you are a super grom and do the pro tour and go to Qatar and all that but INT is about FUN.
I am not coming down on INT and I know they try to accomodate and do the best and do a great job. I am responding to the attitude that this is about winning comps and sacrificing all to win INT. I disagree.
As far as keeping it in Bakersfield, well I can't respond to that. There is only so much sacrifice you can ask of a parent.