Then we agree, because I think Polina should be able to beat Barbie too if she skates well. Barbie has a nice look on the ice but is quite unrefined and rough around the edges at this point, and her PCS scores consistently reflect that (they aren't horrible, but not great for someone of her technical prowess). Polina is a little gangly and coltish still, but her presentation has gotten pretty nice this season, her PCS marks have been pretty strong at some competitions, and she scored the highest of all the junior ladies who will be at Nationals at Sectionals. URs could be a factor, but Barbie sometimes struggles with those too. In any event, I think we can expect to see a lot of impressive jump content from the junior ladies this season!
Originally Posted by macy
I also agree about Hicks. And I'd maybe have more faith in Lam if she could improve her posture, jump a little higher, and looked older than about 12 (I know she's turning 18 this year, but when your that tiny, choosing costumes with the butt ruffle "skirts" don't do anything to give one a more mature appearance and tend to do quite the opposite...). Maybe she'll show up to Nationals much improved though, who knows.
i would like caroline zhang in top 3 however-since most post and the u.s. has put in the bottom feeder of the practice sessions. i don't see any hope.
it has been like this for her since she jumped up.
mirai is over hyped and over talked, she is okay when she want's to be.but than why fight knowing full well in advance the federation, judges are going to hold you up for your screwups.
my pick is
mirai-silver call it a gut feeling, i just can't shake it.
caroline zhang should be up there. however with the u.s not holding spots open for her and putting on subs list, i doubt it. i want her too, but serioulsy doubt it. they haven't held her up before, why not. she always had to fight where the other skaters could slide, skate by-messy.
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