Ashley Wagner is a retired American figure skater. She is the 2016 World silver medalist, a 2014 Olympic bronze medalist in the team event, the 2012 Four Continents champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final medalist, winner of five Grand Prix events (2012 and 2016 Skate America; 2012 and 2013 Trophée Éric Bompard; 2015 Skate Canada), and a three-time U.S. national champion (2012, 2013, and 2015).
Born on May 16, 1991, at a U.S. Army base in Heidelberg, Germany, Ashley Wagner developed her world-class figure-skating skills after settling in Virginia. Her early career was marked by coaching changes and several near-misses at competitions, but she broke through with victories at the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Championships, making her a favorite for a spot on the 2014 U.S. Winter Olympic figure-skating team.
Wagner learned to skate as a 5 year old and showed flashes of unusual talent, but she truly blossomed after her family settled in Alexandria, Virginia, where she began training with coach Shirley Hughes in early 2002.
After establishing her credentials as an up-and-comer on the junior circuit, Wagner won her first international event, the Triglav Trophy, in April 2006. That autumn, she won two ISU Junior Grand Prix competitions to qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final, where she finished second. Wagner nabbed her first senior international medal with a bronze at the 2007 Trophée Eric Bompard. She earned another bronze medal at the U.S. Championships in January 2008, but began to feel the need for new instruction. After the season, she moved to Delaware to live and train with coach Priscilla Hill at the Skating Club of Wilmington.
Wagner showed improvement at the 2009 Rostelecom Cup, notching a personal-best overall score to claim the silver medal. With the 2010 U.S. Nationals serving as the qualifying event for that year's Winter Olympics, she delivered a rousing performance in the free skate routine and finished third.
Wagner moved to Southern California in June 2011 to train with 82-year-old World Figure Skating Hall of Famer John Nicks and choreographer Phillip Mills at the Aliso Viejo Ice Palace. Living on her own for the first time, she worked odd jobs to help pay for sessions with the no-nonsense Nicks, who incorporated drills to improve her jumps and spins.
The dedication paid off, as Wagner won the Japan Open in October 2011 before notching a gold medal at the U.S. Championships in January 2012. She earned another win at the Four Continents Championships two weeks later.
After touring with the Stars on Ice show in the offseason, Wagner got her 2012-13 campaign off to a strong start with victories at the Japan Open, Skate America and Trophée Eric Bompard competitions. However, she made her biggest impression with a gold medal-winning performance at the 2013 U.S. Championships, making her the first American to claim back-to-back U.S. titles since Michelle Kwan in 2004-05. Three months later, she finished second overall at the ISU World Team Trophy to help the U.S. squad win the event.
All American Speakers is a speakers bureau and booking agency providing information on booking Ashley Wagner for speaking engagements, personal appearances and corporate events. Contact an All American Speakers Bureau booking agent for more information on Ashley Wagner speaking fees, availability, speech topics and cost to hire for your next event.
Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive agent or management of Ashley Wagner or any artist on this website. Speaker fees are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Fees often vary based on a number of factors including: speakers schedule, supply and demand, length of presentation, location of event and other factors. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. In some cases, the actual price quote may be above or below the stated range.
All American Speakers Bureau is a celebrity booking agency and talent buyer which supplies celebrity talent worldwide. We secure speakers and celebrities for speaking engagements, advertising campaigns, personal appearances, commercials, licensing, voice-overs, product endorsements, spokesperson campaigns, publicity events, corporate entertainment, trade shows, and media tours.
Related Tags: Information on keynote speaking engagements, personal appearances, corporate entertainment and appearance fees for Ashley Wagner, an inspirational motivational speaker. bio for Ashley Wagner agency, manager, speaker fees, speaking agency entertainment booking agency, speaker's fee, how to book, booking agencies for lectures, speaking event, celebrity appearances for hire, who is agent, manager, publicist, who represents, speakers bureau management who represents Ashley Wagner