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Skater News: Ashley Wagner and Johnny Weir Updates

Some of the news out there today:

Ashley Wagner has left coach Priscilla Hill and is now working with John Nicks, who is most recently well known for coaching Sasha Cohen as well as the ladies junior champ, Courtney Hicks.

Wagner has relocated to Southern California and is already working with Nicks.  I believe the news was spreading last week but it was announced in the press today.  Wagner definitely has her moments but she needs to make some big changes in order to stay competitive - most notably, she has to get rid of those underrotations and two-footed landings.  Hopefully the move will help her do that.

And Johnny Weir has decided not to compete in the 2011-2012 season, but has intentions of returning to "rigid" training the next year, possibly in preparation for attempting to make the Sochi 2014 team.