Thank you for the response, I eventually want to move out to the west coast and I’m just concerned that if I stay in Wisconsin too long it will be super difficult to leave because of friends, relationship, etc... walking onto the badgers is definitely on my radar though. Next year will be the first year where I actually practice in the off season before xc and track so who knows how that will go.
That's the whole point of life, to be cared for and to care for others. That's where all the real joy in life comes from. The whole west coast is going to sh!t. Every city there is dying in dramatic fashion.
Right now you think the Midwest is boring and "square", and that the West Coast is more sophisticated and liberal. But that liberalism out there is an absolute religion, and it's basically a cult, and the people out there are devoid of real values and real principles. They're mostly not even capable of real friendship, and their marriages end in divorce the overwhelming majority of the time.
And I'm sure you'll dismiss everything I'm saying here. It won't be until you're in your late 20s that you realize how morally inferior the West Coast is compared to the Midwest and Wisconsin.
Just go to Madison, and with all the money you're saving you could literally use a credit card to fund a summer long road trip up and down the West Coast before your freshman year.