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Locally Trained Skater Likely to Make Olympic Team

Ashley Wagner, who trains in Aliso Viejo, struggled to a fourth place finish at Saturday's Olympic figure skating trials. Despite this, reports say she will make the team.

A cropped version of a photo featured on Wagner's website. To see more information on her, follow the link in the article. Photo credit, Ashley Wagner and www.figureskatersonline.com
A cropped version of a photo featured on Wagner's website. To see more information on her, follow the link in the article. Photo credit, Ashley Wagner and www.figureskatersonline.com

Aliso Viejo trained Ashley Wagner may be headed to the Sochi Olympics despite a difficult skate and a fourth place finish at the US Figure Skating Olympic trials in Boston on Saturday, according to one report.

In a story headlined “Ashley Wagner has earned U.S. spot for Sochi” USA Today reports she has made the team citing sources familiar with the selection process.

The Washington Post also reported her selection as a certainty. 

The New York Times reported that Wagner, clearly one of the most dependable skaters, “cratered in her free skate to music from ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ She fell on her opening triple-flip, triple-toe loop combination jump, and grew slow and tentative.”

Wagner is a two-time U.S. National Champion from 2012 and 2013, 2012 Four Continents Champion, a two-time U.S. bronze medalist, and two-time Junior World bronze medalist. For more information on Wagner check her website.

The team members will be announced on today (Jan. 12), according to reports.

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