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    Predictions?

    Predictions for any of the events?

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    Haven't been following the Junior circuit all that closely....but here goes:

    Ladies:
    Mao Asada (JPN)
    Kimmie Meissner (USA)
    Yu-Na Kim (KOR)

    Men:
    Dennis Phan (USA)
    Alexander Uspenski (RUS)
    Yasuhari Nanri (JPN)

    Pairs (these are complete and total guesses!!):
    Mukhortova/Trankov (RUS)
    Vise/Kole (USA)
    Kokareva/Golovkin (RUS


    Ice Dance:
    Matthews/Zavozin (USA)
    Capellini/ Zanni (ITA)
    Virtue/Moir (CAN)

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    Interesting Matt - You've got the Americans moving on up in dance discipline. It would be nice to keep the discipline moving on up.

    I'm not so sure of Vise/Kole in pairs. They are good but much better in practice than under fire. This is another discipline the americans have to thing about seriously to get them moving on up.

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    Yeah I'm not expecting Vise and Cole to medal.

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    As I said, Pairs was a complete and total guess on my part...I have not been following the Juniors that closely at all. I wouldn't write off Vise/Kole completely, though. With Vlassov/Meekins on the circuit as well, and both teams making the JGP Final (Vise/Kole medaled, IIRC), the Americans should be a factor (are the Canadians out, btw, Dube and Davison?)

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    Dube & Davison still plan to skate at World Juniors; of course, her recovery will be the ultimate deciding factor.

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    Canada sending some strong juniors-Dube/Davison, Duhamel/Arnold, Virtue/Moir, Chris Mabee. Hoping to see at least one podium finish there, possible several.

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    my prediction is that virtue and moir gain at least a silver medal at worlds, barring any mistakes. if they skate as they did at canadians, they could possibly beat the US dance team. we'll see.

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    Vise/Kole were not named to the U.S. team. The 2 U.S. pairs are Miller/Brubaker and Vlassov/Meekins.

    Rest of Team USA:
    Kimmie Meissner, Emily Hughes, Alissa Czisny
    Shaun Rogers, Jordan Brauninger, Dennis Phan
    Matthews/Zavozin, Pratt/Gilles
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    Dennis Phan has still not recovered from the injury that kept him out of Nationals. He is being replaced by Wes Campbell. Jordan Brauninger is probably the US's best hope for a medal, but he, too, has been injured this season and hasn't been skating his best.

    Kimmie Meissner will be defending her silver medal from 2004, and it'll be a tough battle with Yu Na Kim. You can't count out Korpi and the other Japanese ladies Sawada and Kitamura, either.

    I have hopes for Miller/Brubaker in Pairs. Dube/Davison are strong, but she has been battling an injury all season and may not be in condition yet to medal.

    Matthews/Zavozin will try to hold off Virtue/Moir for gold. I am encouraged by the fact that M/Z jumped from 6th in the CD and OD to 4th in the FS at US Senior Nationals. V/M beat M/Z twice in the FD at the JGP, but M/Z won gold based on their leads in the CD and OD. Their jump at Nationals shows that M/Z have been working hard on their FD.

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    I think Chris Mabee has a great chance of medalling, as does Virtue/Moir

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    junior ladies

    Anyone seen Tamar Katz (ISR)? I heard she's got great jumps and presentation.

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    I think Alissa Czisny could do well, top 5 maybe. If she skates a clean program, she's got the complete package. Go Alissa!

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