Nebelhorn Trophy is upon us and it is the first look we'll get this season of some of the top talent in figure skating. Many skaters use this competition to as a pre-season warm-up for major competition which is just around the corner. Some of the top names kicking off their season at Nebelhorn include: Bazarova and Larionov, Cappellini and Lanotte, Michal Brezina, Kiira Korpi, Kanako Murakami, Pechalat and Bourzat, and Kevin van der Perren.
Predictions...I got myself into trouble last season. My prediction rate for the season was terrible but poor alas I feel the need to keep plugging away. So who do I think will take top honors in Germany?
GOLD - Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat (France)
SILVER - Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte (Italy)
BRONZE - Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani (USA) (An ambitious prediction but I think they have it in them!)
GOLD - Michal Brezina (Czech Republic)
SILVER - Kevin van der Perren (Belgium)
BRONZE - Armin Mahbanoozadeh (USA) (Ambitious again...go Armin!!!)
GOLD - Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov (Russia)
SILVER - Nicole Della Monica and Yannick Kocon (Italy)
BRONZE - Stefaniea Berton and Ondrej Hotarek (Italy)
GOLD - Kiira Korpi (Finland)
SILVER - Diane Szmiett (Canada)
BRONZE - Jenna McCorkell (Great Britain)
One of these days I'm going to go 12 for 12!
UPDATE: Yikes, Team Japan is down to one (Tatsuki Machida) so I've updated my ladies preditctions.