Because Nagasu, Flatt, and pewter-medalist Caroline Zhang were too young to compete at an ISU Senior Championship event, Wagner was the only medal winner to be named to the Four Continents and World Championships teams. At the 2008 Four Continents in Goyang, South Korea, Wagner finished twelfth in the short program, fifth in the free skate, and eighth overall.Because of her third-place finish at the 2008 Nationals, Wagner earned a bye to the 2009 U. For the 2008–09 Grand Prix of figure skating season, Wagner was assigned to compete at 2008 Cup of China where she finished fourth.At the 2011 NHK Trophy, Wagner placed fifth in the short program and third in the freeskate to finish 4th overall. Her scores at the Four Continents event were the highest overall for a world lady all season and her free program score was the second highest of the season behind Carolina Kostner's gold medal winning free skate at the 2012 World Championships.
Her next event was the 2008 NHK Trophy, where she again finished fourth. Nationals and represented the United States at the 2009 Junior Worlds in Sofia, Bulgaria where she placed third, winning her second junior world medal.In the process she set new personal bests in the short program and her combined score. For the 2009–10 Grand Prix season, Wagner was assigned to compete at the 2009 Rostelecom Cup, at that event she won the silver medal. To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.Wagner began the 2011–12 season at the 2011 Skate Canada International. She was first in the free program and won her first national title. At Four Continents, she placed second in the short program after two-footing a planned triple flip-triple toe combination and successfully landing her triple loop and double axel.
She placed second in the short program and third in the freeskate to win the bronze medal overall. She placed first in a free skate which included six triples and won the gold medal ahead of two time world champion Mao Asada.
She later attended West Potomac High School through the 2007/2008 school year. Wagner began skating at age five in Eagle River, Alaska. Louis, Missouri, Wagner finished fourth on the junior level, earning the pewter medal. There she landed six triple jumps, including a triple toe-triple toe combination, in her long program to move up from third in the short program to first overall.
team for the 2014 Winter Olympics and won a bronze medal in the team event. Her younger brother, Austin, attends Pratt Institute in New York; he also was a skater and competed on the national level. team for the Triglav Trophy in Slovenia, her first major international competition and where she made her international junior debut.
At the 2007 Junior Worlds in Oberstdorf, Germany, she landed seven triple jumps in her long program.
She finished with the bronze medal behind Zhang and Nagasu, completing the first-ever American sweep of the World Junior podium.
Two weeks later, Wagner won her first senior international medal at the 2007 Trophée Éric Bompard in Paris, France. She finished second in the long program ahead of Meissner and only lost to Meissner in the final standings by 0.11 points.