Olympic hopefuls compete Thursday in Boston at the 2014 U.S. championships for a chance to compete in Sochi. Patch file photo.
West Potomac high school alum Ashley Wagner is on a quest for a gold medal in this year's Sochi Olympics. Step one in her journey starts Thursday in Boston at the 2014 U.S. championships. Wagner is attempting to qualify for a spot on the U.S. figure skating team.
Wagner earned a bronze medal at the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and was a few points short of claiming a position on the Vancouver Olympic team.
She's using the experience of that performance as motivation to catapult her to a berth in this year's Olympics.