Rachael has made GPF once. Mirai has not.
Rachael has four silver GP medals (COR 2008, SA 2009, 2010, NHK 2010) to Mirai's two silver (TEB 2010, COC 2011)
Rachael has beat Mirai in 3/4 Senior National competitions (2008 being the one where Mirai beat Rachael. Though one could argue that she should have won in 2010).
Mirai has beat Rachael in major international competition however:
2011 4CC (Mirai bronze, Rachael 4th)
2010 Worlds (Mirai, 7th, Rachael 9th)
2010 Olympics (Mirai 4th, Rachael 7th)
Mirai has a lot of potential, but she has yet to really capitalize on it. I think they chose to spread the wealth rather than give Mirai a second event.
Rachael had a really bad season last fall, but otherwise, she has proven to be a tough competitor. I could see why USFS would want to give her a chance.
Still hoping for a miracle that Yan will get the last COC host pick, although this hope is probably equating to waiting for the Sun to rise from the west.
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Anyways as much as I would like to see Farris and Brown on the senior GP, I'm sure they have a strategy with their coaches and their decisions were well thought out. If none of the other guys step it up, those two can kick butt at Nationals and be sent to senior Worlds regardless of staying on the JGP in the fall. If it doesn't happen? Then off to Junior Worlds they go. It's actually a pretty logical decision IMO. I mean Josh could maybe even win medals on the GP, but I doubt he'd make the GPF, and he could have only ended up with 1 assignment, so this way it's safer.
Armin had a terrible GP season and Ricky's was ok, but Ricky has a high WS from the season before when he won the JGPF and was 9th at Worlds, so he had 1 guarantee while Armin had none, so Armin really only did better at Nationals, and that isn't really considered for GP selection, so that's why he is out of luck in regards to the GP this season. As for Ricky, he likely would have only gotten 1 assignment if any of Farris, Brown, or Yan had moved up as they all had 1 assignment guaranteed each and probably a good shot at getting 2, but they are all doing JGP again, so that opened spots up so he was able to get a 2nd.
Ice Network has Johnny's new (married) name as Weir-Voronov but the ISU still has him listed as Johnny Weir. Who's right? Then again, even IN still has his bio listed under Weir.