Figure Skating's crystal ball

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Sochi hopeful Gracie Gold rose to prominence with her 2012 Junior National title.

The Junior Ladies competition at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships gets underway tonight in Boston. While the Championship Ladies event will undoubtedly garner the most attention, the future stars of the sport make tonight’s short program a must-watch. Olympic hopeful and potential medal contender Gracie Gold was the U.S. Junior National Champion just two years ago in 2012. Other notable past winners include 2010 Olympian and fellow Sochi hopeful Mirai Nagasu in 2007 and 2002 Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes in 1998. The top three junior ladies from 2013 -- Polina Edmunds, Mariah Bell and Barbie Long -- all will be competing in the main event this year.