I was in a super-boring meeting yesterday and amused myself by looking at all the Junior Worlds medalists in Dance since 2000. I never realized how many teams were at Junior Worlds with other partners -- Dom/Shabs, Cap/LaN, Mon/Kha etc. And the traffic jam in young Russian teams over the last five years is really something, it's like the period in the '00s when the US won almost every year.He's had, what 3 partners? He's not in Krasnopolsky's league. I am cautiously optimistic about Bratti/Somerville because they rocketed up the (domestic) ranks and deserved to, which is quite a statement in a field as deep as American dance. Green/Parsons currently have the momentum. Hope they can add speed to their fine skating.
We should get a better view of Lajoie/Lagha's scoring potential if/when G/P retires and they move into Canada #2's spot.
There's a lot of young Russian teams that could make a statement in the next quad, even after they inevitably break up and re-pair .
The Taschler siblings have also made notable improvement this past season and could continue to rise, at least as far as a non-IAM OES team can.
Lopareva/Brissaud also have a lot of potential and are creative and voidy, which should be fun to watch.
ETA @allezfred read Gracie's book about her history with him.