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She began her season by winning the gold medal at Skate Canada. Those results qualified her for the 2015–16 Grand Prix Final. Championships, Wagner was awarded the bronze medal behind Gracie Gold and Polina Edmunds.At the Final she placed 6th in the short program, third in the free skate, and 4th place overall. Wagner competed at the 2016 World Championships in Boston.Ashley Elisabeth Wagner (born May 16, 1991) is an American figure skater. After studying at Northern Virginia Community College via its online Extended Learning Institute, she enrolled in Saddleback College in California. She says that her mother told her she could choose between ballet or figure skating, but she "wasn't going to do anything in pink shoes." According to her mother, Wagner began to show promise early and won a gold medal at her first competition. In the 2006–07 season, Wagner made her Junior Grand Prix debut.She is the 2016 World silver medalist, 2012 Four Continents champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final medalist, winner of five Grand Prix events (20 Skate America; 20 Trophée Éric Bompard; 2015 Skate Canada), and a three-time U. In 1998, Wagner watched Tara Lipinski win the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan on television. Junior Figure Skating Championships, which are the national championships of the United States for figure skaters at the juvenile and intermediate levels. The following season she tested up to the novice level. Championships in the 2004–05 season after placing first at both the Northwest Pacific Regionals and the Pacific Coast Sectionals. She won both the Junior Grand Prix event in Courchevel, France, and the event in The Hague, Netherlands. Nationals in Spokane, Washington, Wagner placed third behind Mirai Nagasu and Caroline Zhang, earning herself a spot on the World Junior Championships team.Discussing her first year on the Grand Prix, Wagner said, "Competing on the Grand Prix has forced my skating to mature. In the free skate, she placed second again, this time behind Rachael Flatt, after landing seven triples including another triple Lutz-triple loop combination.I'm a senior lady now, and I need to perform like one." In January 2008, Wagner competed on the senior level for the first time at the 2008 U. She finished with the bronze medal overall behind Nagasu and Flatt.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.
Finally, chiropractor and muscle specialist Steve Mathews revealed that tension in her neck muscles was causing one of her vertebrae to be pushed out of place, squeezing various nerves; a physical therapy program reduced the problems.Wagner moved up to the senior level both nationally and internationally for the 2007–08 season.She made her senior international debut at the 2007 Skate Canada International in Quebec City, Quebec, where she placed fifth overall.She placed fourth in the short with a personal best score of 73.16.She then competed as the last skater in the free skate, placing second by scoring another personal best of 142.23, the highest free program score ever recorded by an American woman.