Why would a big dawg top 16 skier ski M3/M4/M5. If you have won money you are not an amateur. I don't know what satisfaction you would get winning a regional/nationals. There is a division for elite skiers called MASTER MEN.
When you take the podium, you should leave your head hanging down after recieving your medal because of shame or embarrassment.
The should be a rule change that If you ski as a MM in any event, you are declaring yourself a MM for that year. No back and forth in divisions.
What's more important, filling the big dawg slots or keeping the integrity of the sport?
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