Professional Figure Skater
Ashley Wagner was born on a U.S. Army base in Heidelberg, Germany. She began figure skating at the age of five while living in Eagle River, Alaska, one of the seven places she would live before her family settled in Alexandria, Virginia when she was ten. Ashley currently lives and trains in Los Angeles, California.
During the 2006 – 07 skating season, Ashley made her Junior Grand Prix debut, winning two Gold medals at the Junior Grand Prix events in France and the Netherlands, and a Silver medal at the Junior Grand Prix Finals. The next year, during the 2007 – 08 season, Ashley moved up to the senior level both nationally and internationally, claiming two podium finishes at the Trophee Eric Bombard and U.S. National Championships.
Since then, Ashley has podiumed 24 times in national and international competitions, including a Bronze medal in the team event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and three Gold medal finishes at the U.S. National Championships in 2012, 2013, and 2015.
At the end of the 2015 – 16 season, Ashley became the first American woman in a decade to medal at the World Championships, earning a Silver medal. Ashley is US Figure Skating’s top ranked figure skater and has held the ranking consecutively over the past few years. Heading in to the 2017 – 18 season, Ashley is focused on repeating her 2016 World Championships podium performance and setting the stage for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics to add to her Olympic Bronze.
Ashley’s success on the ice has translated to celebrity status off of the ice. She has walked the red carpet at the Oscars, thrown out the first pitch at a Los Angeles Angels games, and appeared on talk shows including Bethenny, Fox Sports Crowd Goes Wild, and Arsenio.