22 Facts About Ashley Wagner


In 1998, Ashley Wagner watched Tara Lipinski win the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan on television.


In January 2002, Ashley Wagner began training with Shirley Hughes in Alexandria, Virginia.


At the 2006 US Nationals in St Louis, Missouri, Ashley Wagner finished fourth on the junior level, earning the pewter medal.


At the 2007 US Nationals in Spokane, Washington, Ashley Wagner placed third behind Mirai Nagasu and Caroline Zhang, earning herself a spot on the World Junior Championships team.


Two weeks later, Ashley Wagner won her first senior international medal at the 2007 Trophee Eric Bompard in Paris, France.


In January 2008, Ashley Wagner competed on the senior level for the first time at the 2008 US Nationals in St Paul, Minnesota.


At the 2008 Four Continents in Goyang, South Korea, Ashley Wagner finished twelfth in the short program, fifth in the free skate, and eighth overall.

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In June 2008, Ashley Wagner announced that she would be leaving her longtime coach Shirley Hughes to begin working with Priscilla Hill in Wilmington, Delaware.


At the Final, Ashley Wagner ranked last in the short program, fourth in the free skate, and fourth overall.


At the 2010 US Nationals, Ashley Wagner won her second bronze medal.


In June 2011, Ashley Wagner announced that she would move to Aliso Viejo, California to train with John Nicks and Phillip Mills at the Aliso Viejo Ice Palace.


At the 2011 NHK Trophy, Ashley Wagner placed fifth in the short program and third in the freeskate to finish fourth overall.


At the World Championships, Ashley Wagner was eighth in the short program after stepping out of her triple flip.


At her first Grand Prix assignment of the season, the 2012 Skate America, Ashley Wagner placed first in both programs and won her first gold on the GP series.


At the 2013 US Championships, Ashley Wagner placed first in the short program, second in the free skate after falling twice and two-footing her salchow jump, and was able to edge out Gracie Gold to win her second straight national title.


At the Grand Prix Final, Ashley Wagner placed sixth in the short program and third in the long program to win the bronze medal behind Russians Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Radionova.


At the 2015 US Championships, Ashley Wagner won both the short program and free skate, setting a new US record score of 221.02.


Since Michelle Kwan in 1999, Ashley Wagner is the first US senior ladies figure skater to win three national championships.


At the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, Ashley Wagner placed 11th in the short program, third in the free skate, and fifth overall.


At the 2016 US Championships, Ashley Wagner was awarded the bronze medal behind Gracie Gold and Polina Edmunds.


At the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Ashley Wagner scored a 69.04 in the short program, placing seventh.


In October 2013, Ashley Wagner was named as a face of CoverGirl.