The alternates are what’s weird and inexplicable.

So it’s Bradie, Mirai and Karen for the Olympics with Ashley, Mariah and ANGELA as alternates. It seems very weird to me that they skipped right over Starr. Seems pretty obvious that you would WANT to send your top developing skater over there as an alternate to get used to the atmosphere, etc while they can do it in relative obscurity & not get bombarded with it out of nowhere like Bradie is going to have to. Weird. Weird. Weird.