4) The idea of there being several national champions at different levels of a sport is not really a crazy notion. In fact, that's a pretty typical practice across sports. Think of NCAA DI, DII, DIII, NJCAA and NAIA national champions in college. All can rightfully call themselves national champions, even though few of the lower division champions could compete with the DI athletes. This is even more pronounced in youth sports, where there are national championships all year long all over the country at varying skill levels. For instance, in wrestling, a sport I coach, we have eastern national champions, Fargo national champions, National Preps champions, NHSCA national champions, Cadet national champions, open national champs, etc.