I am fine with selecting the JGP skaters based on Nationals results (perhaps with exceptions made for skaters who withdrew due to injury). If we put great thought into it and weighed things like summer competitions into the decision, perhaps we could select a slightly stronger team of skaters, but we don't even put that type of thought into our World and Olympic teams. Everything is done by National results. I'm reluctant to heavily consider scores from summer competitions anyway... Scoring may be more lenient, the pressure is often drastically less, etc. I would give Gracie Gold a JGP right now, but Nationals results are often the sole importance in this country. I wish they weren't, but if they must be, then I would like that to hold true for both Jr and Sr competitions. Of course, when we have so few JGP age-eligible skaters, like in pairs, other factors besides Nationals must be considered, but when we have so many Jr ladies, I don't think it's right to weigh in summer competitions much, if at all."Some might say, based on a skater's performances at summer competitions, that she should be assigned. However, there are other criteria, and this includes the sustained excellence needed to qualify for and place at the U.S. Championships."