If the american ladies can pull out three spots for next year, I feel like those 3 spots would really be up for grabs and have quite a few contenders. With Ashley coming into her own, Caroline showing improvement, Alissa being Alissa, Gracie moving up, and Agnes and Mirai still very much in the mix.
Also Gao, Keiser, & Cain all appear to be viable 4th-5th place candidates + who knows what a clean Angela Wang could do, even with mistakes she won the technical at Nationals and in fact ended up ahead of Agnes in the FS.
I'm now feeling very encouraged about ladies skating in the US. I hope these girls can keep their confidence and hold it together and continue to improve.
The question is which 3 ladies would you like to see sent to worlds next year, if we attain 3 spots.
Personally, I think it might not be quite the cake walk for Gold that some are predicting it may be. A clean Gold wouldn't hold a candle to A clean Alissa. I think Alissa is the one I would want to see for sure there. The other two spots could come down to a hard fought battle between Ashley, Caroline, and Gracie; especially if the first two pull out the triple triples.
I really hope Ashley & Alissa do well enough for this to happen, ladies skating is getting very exciting! Perhaps next season it will have the same excitement that men does yearly, where so many are contenders!