Ashley Elizabeth Wagner is a figure skater from the United States. Ashley Wagner is a three-time US national champion and 2016 world, silver medallist.
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Childhood and Early Years
Ashley Wagner was born on a US Army base in Heidelberg, Germany, on May 16, 1991. During her childhood, she was raised by his father, Lieutenant Colonel Eric Wagner, a former US Army officer, and his mother, Melissa James, a former schoolteacher. She will be 30 years old in 2021.
Ashley had the opportunity to reside in a variety of states, including Delaware, California, Alaska, Kansas, Washington, and Virginia. Despite the fact that she is currently based in southern California, she considers Seabeck, Washington to be her home. Austin, her younger brother, is also an accomplished skater at the national level.
Ashley is of German ancestry and is of American nationality. Wagner, a three-time US national figure skating champion, began her education at home with her mother for seven months. She speaks in German, which she learned at school.
In the 2007/2008 school year, she transferred to Whitman Middle School and then to West Potomac High School. Her college career began with Northern Virginia Community College’s online Extended Learning Institute, but she eventually transferred to Saddleback College in California to pursue a degree in sports journalism.
Ashley is a figure skater who began using ice skates when she was five years old, deciding between skating and ballet. She won a gold medal in her maiden competition, demonstrating her dedication and excitement for skating. Tara Lipinski, a Wagner observer who won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in 1998, decided she wanted to compete in the Olympics as well.
During her time in Portland, Oregon, Dody Teachman was her coach. Later in 2002, she began training with Shirley Huges in Alexandria, Virginia, where her competition routines were choreographed by Jill Shipstad Thomas.
Wagner’s official entry into US national skating occurred in the 2002-03 season when he qualified for the U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships. Wagner finished 17th at the Intermediate level, earned a silver medal at her regional competition, but finished 10th at her sectional competition, preventing her from competing in the 2004 National Championships.
She tried again the following season (2004-05) and was able to qualify for nationals, placing ninth. Wagner won a pewter medal at the 2006 US nationals, earning her a spot on the international junior team at the Triglav Trophy in Slovenia.
Wagner won two Junior Grand Prix in 2006-07, advancing her to the Junior Grand Prix Final, where she finished second to fellow American Caroline Zhang. She also won a bronze medal at the 2007 National Championships. Wagner has retired from professional competition skating as of August 2019.
Wanger made her senior international debut in 2007, winning her first senior international medal at the Trophée Éric Bompard in Paris, France that same year. Wanger’s biggest triumph came in 2013, when she defeated Hannah Miller to win gold at the US National Tournaments, after battling through various national and international championships for roughly 6 years.
Her remarkable performance earned her a spot on the United States team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where she won a bronze medal for the team but no individual medals. Wagner became the first American woman since Michelle Kwan to qualify for three Grand Prix Finals in a row when she qualified for the 2014-15 season.
She was also nominated to skate in the Winter Olympics and the World Figure Skating Championships in 2018, after finishing fourth in the nationals. Wagner declared her retirement from figure skating in January 2019 and relocated to Boston, however she has not yet formally announced her retirement.
On February 1, 2020, she was announced as the colour commentator for the 2020 European Figure Skating Championships in Graz, Austria, which will be televised on NBC. Chris Vosters served as the play-by-play announcer for the game, which was previously taped on January 25, 2020.
Nike sponsored her in November of 2012. She was one of Pandora Jewelry’s style ambassadors in December. She also became the face of CoverGirl in October 2013.
Net Worth and Awards
Ashley Wagner earned her first international title as the Four Continents champion in 2012. In 2016, she won a World Silver medal. With a total of 5 golds, 4 silvers, and 7 bronze medals in Grand Prix events, she is a household name. In addition, in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014, he was a three-time Grand Prix Final Medalist.
She was a member of the US national team that won one bronze at the Olympics, two golds at the World Team Trophy, and won gold at the Team Challenge Cup. She’s also a three-time national champion in the United States (2012, 2013 and 2015)
Ashley makes the most of her money competing in national and international figure skating competitions. She has earned a lot of money in competitions, putting her net worth somewhere between $1 million and $4 million.
Aside from figure skating, she earns money from sponsorships from sports corporations such as Nike and as a Pandora Jewelry spokesperson, among other things. Her pay is being reconsidered.
The 28-year-old figure skater is currently unattached. Her past has also turned up no evidence of any form of dating or relationship history. Ex-boyfriends John Coughlin and Adam Rippon had been Ashley’s romantic partners.
She keeps her personal life out of the spotlight and away from the public, focusing instead on her job and aspirations. She stated in an interview that she had several injuries and that she believed these incidences had harmed her cognitive ability.
She disclosed in July 2019 that she was sexually abused by John Coughlin when she was 17 years old. John, a fellow figure skater, killed suicide in January of the previous year after being accused of numerous sex crimes.
Wagner is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 50 kg. He has a well-kept fit athlete-like body. Her body measurements are 32-23-33, which correspond to a dress size of 2 and a shoe size of 6. Her blond hair and Hazel eyes also give her an American appearance.
Ashley uses a variety of social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Her Twitter account @AshWanger2010 has 206k followers, her Instagram account @ashwagner2010 has 208k followers, and her Facebook page (Ashley Wagner) has 71k.