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Qualifying for the Junior Grand Prix Final had given them a bye to the 2007 U. They were placed on the team to the 2007 World Junior Championships.At Junior Worlds, they were in second place going into the free dance.
However, they were forced to withdraw from the comeptition in the middle of their free dance due to injury.
In the 2006–07 season, Samuelson/Bates remained on the junior level.
They competed on the 2006–07 ISU Junior Grand Prix.
Skating with a minor knee injury at their first Junior Grand Prix event, in Lake Placid, Samuelson/Bates won all three segments of the competition to win the gold medal overall. Championships, Samuelson/Bates made their senior national debut. Championships earned them a trip to the 2008 World Junior Championships.
At their second event, they won both the compulsory and original dances, but placed second in the free dance, to win the gold medal overall. At the Junior Grand Prix Final, they placed third in the compulsory dance and second in the original and free dances to win the silver medal overall. They placed fourth in the compulsory and original dances. At Junior Worlds, they won all three segments of the competition and won the title overall.
These medals qualified them for the 2007–08 Junior Grand Prix Final and also earned them a bye to the 2008 U. In the free dance, Samuelson/Bates fell during a lift that had been inserted into the program for the senior program due to the different requirements between junior and senior level free dances. In the 2008–09 season, Samuelson/Bates moved up to the senior level internationally.