#FlashbackFriday: Ashley Wagner
Ashley Wagner, who helped the United States take home the bronze medal in the inaugural team figure skating competition at the 2014 Olympics, celebrates her 23rd birthday today.
Born on an American army base in Germany, Wagner and her family moved many times during her childhood as they followed her father, Lt. Col. Eric Wagner. Ashley learned to skate when she was 5, and she qualified for her first U.S. junior championships in 2003, when she was just 11. Wagner graduated to the senior circuit for the 2007-08 season, and she has since emerged as one of the top American skaters.
After winning two national championships in 2012 and 2013, Wagner finished in fourth place at the 2014 U.S. championships, but was still chosen as one of three U.S. women for the Sochi squad. Wagner skated a clean short program in the team event in Sochi, and she was less than pleased with her score. Her reaction to the mark from the judges sparked the Olympics' most viral meme -- akin to McKayla Maroney's "not impressed" face from the 2012 London Games. Wagner, herself, has called the meme "absolutely hilarious."
In honor of her birthday and #FlashbackFriday, we look back at some of the podium contenders from Wagner's Olympic moment.