2014 U.S. Champion and Olympic team bronze medalist Gracie Gold won gold at the last Grand Prix event before the finals, NHK Trophy in Osaka, Japan. This was her first gold medal at a senior Grand Prix event. Gold’s gold medal at NHK Trophy and her bronze medal at Skate America was enough for her to qualify for her first Grand Prix Finals in Barcelona, Spain next month.
Also qualifying for her third consecutive Grand Prix Final is 2014 Olympic team bronze medalist Ashley Wagner. Wagner won silver at Skate Canada and bronze at Trophee Eric Bompard.