Here is the Listing for 2011
2011 World Junior Championships
Alternate 1 - Alexander Zahradnicek
Alternate 2 - Steven Evans
Alternate 3 - Philip Warren
Apparently the Junior Nationals are not as important as the Senior Nationals in selecting the Junior World Team.
Alexander Zahradnicek had the highest score in the SP and placed 2nd over all in the competion, and he was only given as an alternate to Junior Worlds.
Keegan Messing and Jason Brown opted to skate Senior Nats despite their eligiblity to skate Junior Nats. We know about the age thing, That's not what I am driving at.
Does it make sense to leave out a Nationals podium finisher in Juniors but not in Seniors?