Some numbers - you can make of them what you will.
Top 12 junior men scores so far this season:
1. Andrei Rogozine 188.60 at JGP Japan - skating senior.
2. Liam Firus 173.71 at Challenge - skating senior.
3. Samuel Morais Best 170.39 at Challenge - skating senior.
4. Nam Nguyen Best 159.11 at BC Sectionals
3rd at Challenge in juniors, score 143.14.
5. Shaquille Davis best 159.03 at Octoberfest
5th at Challenge in juniors with a disastrous long program, score 138.32.
6. Raphael Yacobi-Harris best 149.71 at sectionals- skating senior.
7. Charles Dion Best 149.64 at sectionals - skated senior, did not qualify for nationals
8. Samuel Angers Best 147.52 at Challenge
1st at challenge in juniors (147.52)
9. Garrett Gosselin Best 144.01 at Challenge
2nd at Challenge in juniors (144.01)
10. Jack Kermezian Best 140.61 at sectionals
8th at Challenge in juniors (score 127.93)
11. Peter O'Brien Best 139.69 at Challenge
4th at Challenge in juniors (139.69)
12. Michael Marinaro Best 131.69
6th at Challenge in juniors (131.69)
So four of the top 12 juniors will be skating senior and one did not qualify in senior. About my only comment on the remaining seven in the top 12 is that they are quite inconsistent. I thought Nam Nguyen and Shaquille Davis would be fighting it out for top two, with the remaining skaters going for the bronze. Nam and Shaquille proved at Challenge that they are completely capable of giving away those spots to other people who want them.