I don't think a lot of people will agree with me on this, but ill voice my opinion anyway. I have been a fan of Ashley's for a while and I have seen her deal with disappointment and happiness after a good or bad performance. That being said, I would be lying if I said a part of me didn't feel like she did that on purpose. Having 2 of the top 3 go before her, and seeing their results, I think she knew that Gracie has given up her top place before due to crumbling under immense pressure before and mirai somewhat did too last year. After watching her performance, I realized that she didn't look near as disappointed as she should have, having messed up her sp on an Olympic year. She even said she was happy with her placement after. I think that she knows she can't beat Gracie on pure talent, so she'll grab that top spot out from under her when/if she crumbles. Again, just voicing my opinion based on pure gut feeling and observation.