THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE’LL CHECK BACK.>>Julia: WE LOVE IT WHEN PEOPLE FROM THE MIDWEST DO WELL, LEADING UP TO THE WINTER OLYMPICS, WHICH START IN ONE MONTH RIGHT HERE ON CHANNEL 13.>>Ben: WE ARE COUNTING DOWN. A TEENAGER FROM CHICAGO CAME OUT OF NORTH WHERE TO MAKE THE U.S. WOMEN’S TEAM. CARLOS DIAZ IS GOING TO PYEONCHANG IN A FEW WEEKS IS IN FISHERS THIS MORNING LIVE WITH THE CINDERELLA STORY.>>Carlos: IT IS A TRUE CINDERELLA STORY. WE GOT OUR RESIDENT FIGURE SKATER JOINING US IN A SECOND. SHE IS HERE NOW. BRADIE TENNELL IS THE STORY THAT EVERYBODY IS TALKING WITH. SHE CAME OUT OF NOWHERE TO FINISH IN FIRST PLACE AND MAKE THE U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT HER AND THE AMAZING STATING SHE DID. SHE JOINED MIAI NAGASU AND KAREN CHEN. I THE PAST FEW DAYS BELONGED TO BRADIE TENNELL WHO SKATED FLAWLESS PROGRAMS TO BECOME THE 2018 CHAMPION. SHE SKATED SO AMAZINGLY FOR THE PAST WEEK AND BECAUSE OF INJURIES NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE EXPECTED HER TO MAKE THE OLYMPIC TEAM. THE CHICAGO NATIVE NEVER DOUBTED HERSELF FOR A SECOND.>>IT’S BEEN KIND OF A LONG ROAD THE PAST TWO YEARS I’VE BEEN INJURED. I WAS OFF A TOTAL OF SIX MONTHS BETWEEN THE TWO YEARS, AND YOU KNOW, COMING INTO THIS YEAR MY MAIN GOAL WAS TO STAY HEALTHY, I KNEW IT WAS AN OLYMPIC YEAR AND I KNEW THAT YOU KNOW SOMEBODY HAS TO GO, SO I JUST KIND OF KEPT IN THE BACK OF MY MIND ALL SEASON.>>Carlos: WE’RE HERE WITH A EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AT CHANNEL 13. AND BRADIE TENNELL IS A CINDERELLA STORY BECAUSE SHE WAS IN A BACK BRACE. PEOPLE DIDN’T EXPECT HER TO MAKE THE TEAM. HER STORY IS INSPIRATIONAL.>>HER CONSISTENCY, SHE DIDN’T FALL ONE TIME DURING PRACTICE. EVEN DURING PRACTICE FROM NATIONALS, SHE SAID SHE WAS –>>Carlos: SHE IS FROM CARPENTERSVILLE, FOUR HOURS OF NORTH OF INDIANAPOLIS. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE CONTROVERSY THAT HAPPENED THIS WEEKEND WITH THE U.S. WOMEN’S FIGURE SKATING TEAM. ASHLEY WAGNER WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE TEAM. SHE HAS BEEN IN THE OLYMPICS BEFORE. SHE HAS BEEN CHAMPION BEFORE. SHE DID NOT MAKE THE TEAM. SHE FINISHED FOURTH PLACE AND SHE SAID I AM FURIOUS WITH THE SCORING. WOW.>>I MEAN, IT WAS BY FAR THE BIGGEST SURPRISE. IF YOU ASKED ME A MONTH AGO WHAT’S THE PERSON TO MAKE ON OUR TEAM IT WAS ASHLEY WAGNER. IT’S SHOCKING.>>Carlos: SHE IS CONTROVERSIAL ON TWITTER. SHE SPEAKS HER MIND. YOU THINK THAT MIGHT HAVE HURT HER WITH SOME OF THE JUDGES?>>SHE DIDN’T HAVE THE SUCCESS THIS SEASON THAT BRADIE DID. SHE WASN’T CONSISTENT AND BRADIE COULD PUT DOWN A GREAT SHOWING WHEN IT MATTERED.>>Carlos: ANYTHING GOES AT THE OH LIMB PICKS. CINDERELLAS CAN COME OUT OF ANYWHERE. WATCH OUT FOR BRADIE TENNELL FROM CHICAGO. SHE IS GOING TO DO WELL IN PYEONCHANG. COMING UP IN 15 — HALF AN HOUR, WE’RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT MEN AND CONTROVERSY ON THE MEN’S SIDE, AS WELL. GUYS, SO MUCH CONTROVERSY. YOU WANT TO SKATE AWAY HERE? THERE WE GO. I GOT THIS. OKAY. WAIT A MINUTE.>>Ben: OH, NO. CARLOS, YOU OKAY? OKAY.>>Carlos: THAT WAS NOT PLANNED.

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