To Seniors we will go, To Seniors we will go...
high-ho the derr'io
to seniors we will go"
Who of the junior skaters do we expect to make the jump to seniors next season? Who should/shouldn't? For a refresher, here's the top ten at World Juniors. Bolded competitors are still age eligible for world juniors. Starred entrants are not eligible for seniors (so no debate). And for me, a rules refresher....
Juniors: singles/female partners - Must be over 13 by July 1, 2010. Must not have turned 19 by that date.
Juniors: male partners - Ditto, except must not have turned 21 by July 1, 2010.
Seniors: Must be over 15 by July 1, 2010
1 Elena ILINYKH / Nikita KATSALAPOV
2 Alexandra PAUL / Mitchell ISLAM (she turns 19 after July 1, 2010, which means she should be okay, as per wikipedia)
3 Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN
4 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI
5 Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Simone VATURI
6 Ekaterina PUSHKASH / Jonathan GUERREIRO
7 Rachel TIBBETTS / Collin BRUBAKER
8 Anastasia GALYETA / Alexei SHUMSKI
9 Piper GILLES / Zachary DONOHUE
10 Geraldine BOTT / Neil BROWN
1 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN*** (she turns fifteen July 18th, 17 days after the cutoff)
2 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN
3 Ksenia STOLBOVA / Fedor KLIMOV
4 Tatiana NOVIK / Mikhail KUZNETSOV
5 Britney SIMPSON / Nathan MILLER*** (they're in that part where he's aged out of juniors, but she hasn't aged into seniors yet. They might do senior B and/or a GP comp though)
6 Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG
7 Brittany JONES / Kurtis GASKELL
8 Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO
9 Felicia ZHANG / Taylor TOTH
10 Kaleigh HOLE / Adam JOHNSON
Random question: the upper age limit is 21, but wikipedia states that's for men. What about a couple like Crone/Poirier, where she's the older member?
1 Kanako MURAKAMI
2 Agnes ZAWADZKI
3 Polina AGAFONOVA ***
4 Polina SHELEPEN***
5 Anna OVCHAROVA***
6 Kate CHARBONNEAU
7 Kiri BAGA
8 Christina GAO
9 Joshi HELGESSON
10 Julia PFRENGLE
1 Yuzuru HANYU
2 Nan SONG
3 Artur GACHINSKI
4 Keegan MESSING
5 Grant HOCHSTEIN
6 Andrei ROGOZINE
7 Artur DMITRIEV
8 Alexander MAJOROV
9 Denis TEN
10 Armin MAHBANOOZADEH