BOSTON - Ashley Wagner stumbled in her short program Thursday night, jeopardizing her shot at a third straight national title but almost certainly not a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
Wagner, who once trained at the Skating Club of Wilmington, chose not to add any tougher jumps on the fly after her early miscue. She stood in fourth place with a score of 64.71 points heading into Saturday night's free-skate finale at these 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
"I decided to play it safe rather than be sorry," said Wagner, 22, who now trains in California. "I decided just to leave it at that."