Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Junior Grand Prix Final Predictions

I've returned to blogging after two weeks off and if feels like a lifetime! Anyway, we're approaching one of the biggest weekends of the year in figure skating, the Grand Prix Final. While the seniors are the headliners, there were some truly outstanding juniors on the circuit this season, many even outscored top seniors. The Gold medalists in the junior events are fairly easy to predict, but the other medals are up for grabs. Here are my predictions for each event.

Junior Pairs: Short Program (Dec 8th 5:00 p.m.) Free Skate (Dec 9th 11:25 a.m.)
1) Sui/Han (CHN) Highest JGP Score 167.14
2) Yu/Jin (CHN) Highest JGP Score 154.37
3) Bobak/Beharry (CAN) Highest JGP Score 147.72
4) Petaikina/Kurduykov (RUS) Highest JGP Score 144.47
5) Simpson/Blackmer (USA) Highest JGP Score 141.42
6) Tudvaseva/Lisiev (RUS) Highest JGP Score 129.35

Junior Ladies: Short Program (Dec 8th 6:15 p.m.) Free Skate (Dec 9th 6:30 p.m.)
1) Julia Lipnitskaia (RUS) Highest JGP Score 183.05
2) Risa Shoji (JPN) Highest JGP Score 157.83
3) Polina Shlepen (RUS) Highest JGP Score 157.61
4) Vanessa Lam (USA) Highest JGP Score 156.58
5) Zijun Li (CHN) Highest JGP Score 156.40
6) Polina Korobeynikova (RUS) Highest JGP Score 149.87

Junior Ice Dance: Short Dance (Dec 8th 7:20 p.m.) Free Dance (Dec 10th 2:20 p.m.) 
1) Sinitsina/Zhiganshin (RUS) Highest JGP Score 151.10
2) Stepanova/Bukin (RUS) Highest JGP Score 149.98
3) Yanovskaia/Mozgov (RUS) Highest JGP Score 142.72
4) Aldridge/Eaton (USA) Highest JGP Score 136.86
5) Nosulia/Kholoniuk (UKR) Highest JGP Score 128.34
6) Galyeta/Shumski (UKR) Highest JGP Score 122.35

Junior Men: Short Program (Dec 8th 8:35 p.m.) Free Skate (Dec 10th 7:00 p.m.) 
1) Han Yan (CHN) Highest JGP Score 219.37
2) Joshua Farris (USA) Highest JGP Score 207.67
3) Jason Brown (USA) Highest JGP Score 197.23
4) Keiji Tanaka (JPN) Highest JGP Score 192.36
5) Maxim Kovtun (RUS) Highest JGP Score 186.67
6) Ryuju Hino (JPN) Highest JGP Score 182.71


  1. You just listed the highest to lowest scores..

  2. Yep, but I think that's pretty much how things are going to go in this event. Most of these skaters were pretty consistent across their events.