The Intermediate Ladies, especially the top two, who would’ve won the men’s competition too!
Any junior dance team who managed to fashion a short dance this year without falling back on Shakira!
Emily Chan, and Caitlin Fields & Ernie Utah Stevens. Fields especially has taken a big step up. And Caroline and Gordon Green, though I’ve only seen their pattern dances.
Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker. Finally gave in and watched them lip sync to the Black-Eyed Peas, and that was something. Kind of still amazed the USFSA actually uploaded that.(I still really want both the Shibs and Hubbell & Donohue to make Worlds, though, so guess I can’t cheer for them this year).
Tim Smyczek. I really, really wish he’d won that match.
Thanasi Kokkinakis. Though maybe it’s more I’m grateful to him for getting rid of Gulbis.