As a member of an Army family, Ashley moved nine times while growing up. She started skating at the age of 5 and says that the rink became a reliable source of comfort during her nomadic childhood through Alaska, Washington, California, Kansas and Virginia. She began to train seriously when her family finally settled in Virginia. Overcoming an unsuccessful bid to qualify for the 2010 Olympics, Ashley continued to relentlessly pursue her training. And her work paid off. She won bronze at the 2014 Olympic team event, and she set U.S. scoring records (free skate and overall) at the 2015 U.S. Championships. In 2016, the three-time U.S. champion became the first American woman to medal at the World Championships since 2006 when she won the silver medal in Boston. Ashley is left-handed so you may notice that she rotates in the opposite direction of most skaters in her jumps and spins.
*2016 World silver medalist
*Three-time U.S. champion (2012, '13, '15)
*2014 Olympic team event bronze medalist
*First U.S. woman to win back-to-back U.S. titles (2012-13) and three U.S. titles (also 2015) since Michelle Kwan competed at her last U.S. Championships in 2005
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