I don't know whether to think it's sad or promising. Maybe a little of both.
They're comparing apples and oranges. After an extremely hectic Olympic season, the Senior skaters were on tour all summer, until mid-August while the Junior skaters were at home working on their programs.
Not only that, but all the top Junior competitors from last season had moved on to the Senior GP circuit, making it easier for the US Junior skaters to shine.
Yes, the US junior team ruled in the JGP, and good for them. But don't hold them up to make the Senior skaters look small.