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USA Today Sports
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Almost an Olympian, 2010
Wagner, seen here in 2009 with fellow Olympic hopeful Alissa Czisny, placed third at the U.S. Championships in 2010, leaving her one place short of the team for the Vancouver Games. She said not making it was one of the hardest things she's ever had to go through.
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Moving around plenty
Wagner moves a lot on the ice, just like she did as a kid: Born on an army base in Heidelberg, Germany, Wagner moved nine times during her childhood. In 2011, she changed her base to Los Angeles, where she now lives and trains.
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All in the family
Wagner, 22, has a younger brother, Austin, who competed at the national level in junior figure skating. She says it was him that helped her developed a fierce competitiveness.
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Snowy start
A two-time national champion (seen here in 2013), Wagner got her start in figure skating at the age of five when her family was living in Eagle River, Alaska.
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Just like family
Wagner considers Adam Rippon, the 2012 U.S. silver medalist and fellow Sochi hopeful, a brother. The two share the same coach, Rafael Arutyunyan, in L.A.
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