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Elk Grove Village skater finishes second at nationals

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Gracie Gold of Elk Grove Village won the senior ladies free skate program at the U.S. figure skating championships, allowing her to finish second overall.

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Ashley Wagner holds the gold medal after winning the senior ladies championship at the U.S. figure skating championships on Saturday.

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Agnes Zawadzki of Des Plaines competes during the senior ladies free skate program at the U.S. figure skating championships Saturday in Omaha, Neb. The Des Plaines native finished third after falling in the final routine.

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Silver medalist Gracie Gold celebrates after performing in the ladies free skate of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., Saturday.

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Gracie Gold captured the senior ladies free skate program at the U.S. figure skating championships, lifting her from ninth place entering the competion to a stunning second place finish.

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While Ashley Wagner became the first woman since Michelle Kwan in 2005 to win back-to-back titles in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, up-and-comer Gracie Gold of Elk Grove Village soared to a second-place finish with the second-highest score ever in the competition. And Des Plaines native Agnes Zawadzki, who started the evening in second place, held on for third after a fall.
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    • Gracie Gold of Elk Grove Village won the senior ladies free skate program at the U.S. figure skating championships, allowing her to finish second overall.
    • Ashley Wagner holds the gold medal after winning the senior ladies championship at the U.S. figure skating championships on Saturday.
    • Agnes Zawadzki of Des Plaines competes during the senior ladies free skate program at the U.S. figure skating championships Saturday in Omaha, Neb. The Des Plaines native finished third after falling in the final routine.
    • Silver medalist Gracie Gold celebrates after performing in the ladies free skate of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., Saturday.
    • Gracie Gold captured the senior ladies free skate program at the U.S. figure skating championships, lifting her from ninth place entering the competion to a stunning second place finish.
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