It is time to put the AWT scoring out of its misery. Or perhaps it is that the AWT scoring should be retired so that all of us can be put out of the misery of having to wait around until the last finisher finishes so all scores can be calculated.
Pity the students at this year's Junior Nationals, standing around shivering to get their individual awards only to be told they'd have to wait another half hour in the cold and wet while the team awards were calculated. I assume they hung in. I saw the photos but I left to get warm. So did almost everybody else.
The AWT might have worked when the talent pool was so thin you might not get three out of five successful finishers on a team but that was then. Now is now.
I invite you all to study the Florida JROTC results for this year and last and click on the trophy icon and the top of the page and see how those results are calculated based on the best three times for a category and thanks to Blaik Mathews they can not only track a team's results as soon as the members start finishing but can also rule out teams once their members have been out too long.
If the team is short a second or third person they are assigned an artificial time, just like the AWT system.
IS/IC/ JR NATS: you have come a long way. It is time to move your scoring in to the 21st Century or put it another way use the KISS system!!!