With Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold getting back three spots for the U.S. and consistently improving and moving up the world rankings I think it's safe to say that if they continue their trajectory upward they will be going to the Olympics next year. The big question mark, however, is who will be joining them? I know it's too early to tell who will make the Olympic team period, and there is no guarantee that Ashley and Gracie will be on the team, but I thought it would be fun to just speculate on who we think is going to be the third U.S. lady at the Olympics if they are both named to the Olympic team.
My pick is Christina Gao. Not only does she have great aesthetic qualities, but she is a complete package of technical ability and artistry. She had great results during the Grand Prix this season which included making the Grand Prix Final, and the international judges seem to be warming up to her. The judges would be idiots to hold her back at Nationals again for other skaters who have failed to deliver the goods. I hope she has a great season next year and goes out there and kicks butt.