My biggest reservation at this point is that Worlds are in Canada. With teams that are this close, I feel like small things like that do make a difference. But hopefully it won't matter. Either way, I'm thrilled with the work they've done this year. I loved the fact that DF came out of the gate perfect last year but it's fun having an FD that evolves again. I don't watch it as many times as some of you guys do, so I don't always notice the smaller changes, but I can tell when the program feels different. And luckily you guys always point things out.
I think every skater at this level works really hard so I would never say Meryl and Charlie work harder than anyone else but I do think you can see their hard work more than many other teams. I feel like it is because they are very smart about the way they train and they (and their team) are very good at seeing what needs improvement and working on those things.