You know, I've argued for years that USFS needs to consider more than just the Nationals results when naming the team in order to maximize USA's chances of a medal (or high placements) at Olympics/Worlds.
I think sending Wagner over Nagasu does just that.
HOWEVER - they need one or both of these things if they're going to do this:
1) to have clear, objective selection criteria, e.g. weighted importance of competitions
2) to be as clear/transparent about any decisions made using this system to the press.
To me, USFS failed BIG TIME on #2 and that's a huge reason why this has gotten out of hand. (They also need much more work to get to #1.)
If you give vague explanations such as "body of work", what's that supposed to mean? That could be interpreted so many ways. Already you've got folks saying NBC paid to have her on the team, her sponsors paid for it, etc. The most extreme of cases even suggests racism on part of USFS. And it doesn't make them look good.