Jason Brown's Future Prospects
Jason Brown could only deliver a 2A (1 in the SP and 2 in the LP) at Junior Worlds. Had all three been 3A's, he could have run Han Yan pretty close for the gold medal. Instead, he finished 7.55 points behind Han. The difference between a triple and double axel is 5.20 in base value. Multiplied 3 times, and that amounts to 15.60. As Jason was only 7.55 points behind Han, for me the lack a triple axel has cost Jason the title. Given this, I think that if Jason is to remain competitive, he needs the triple axel in place by next season. The competition will not be standing still. They will working on upgrading their technical content, whereas Jason is already playing catch up. Jason cannot therefore afford to let another season go by without the triple axel.