beat, usa was once a very tough to win pro card ,, you had to win overall to move on, then they added 2 best due the fact overall was alway's heavyweight or super's, now there going to have 7 class winners then pare to 4 pro cards, in a way it gives a good middle or welter weight a pro card but thats what the nationals are for, each class winner goes pro.
Yes, Tamer El Guindy looked spectacular last year, I had him in the top three over Grigori Atoyan, but he didnt make it to being a pro even though he deserved it. If there were four pro cards last year, Tamer would be a pro right now.
NPC Nationals is a great contest on the east coast. NPC USA's is the best contest on the west coast.