|Country represented||United States|
April 28, 1993|
Fort Myers, Florida
|Home town||Bradenton, Florida|
|Height||1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|Coach||Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora|
|Skating club||Southwest Florida FSC|
|Training locations||Ellenton, Florida|
|ISU personal best scores|
2018 Four Continents
2018 Four Continents
2018 Four Continents
Tarah Kayne (born April 28, 1993) is an American pair skater. With partner Daniel O'Shea, she is the 2018 Four Continents champion, 2014 Four Continents silver medalist, and 2016 U.S. national champion.
Kayne began learning to skate in 1998. She competed in the novice ladies' category in the 2010–2011 season and then on the junior level for one season. She then switched to pairs, teaming up with Daniel O'Shea in April 2012.
Kayne/O'Shea won bronze medals at the U.S. Classic and Ice Challenge. After placing 6th at the 2014 U.S. Championships, they were assigned to the 2014 Four Continents, where they won the silver medal.
On July 28, 2014, Kayne underwent surgery due to a labral tear in her right hip. As a result, the pair withdrew from their 2014–15 Grand Prix assignments, the 2014 Cup of China and 2014 Rostelecom Cup. Kayne/O'Shea returned to competition at the 2014 Golden Spin of Zagreb, taking bronze at the ISU Challenger Series (CS) event. The pair stepped onto their first national podium at the 2015 U.S. Championships, where they were awarded the bronze medal.
Making their Grand Prix debut, the pair placed 6th at the 2015 Skate America and 4th at the 2015 Rostelecom Cup. Another CS medal followed, bronze at the 2015 Golden Spin of Zagreb in December. In January, Kayne/O'Shea placed first in both segments at the 2016 U.S. Championships and won the gold medal by a margin of 14.85 points over defending champions Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim.
After placing 5th at the 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy, Kayne/O'Shea competed at two Grand Prix events, finishing 6th at the 2016 Skate America and 4th at the 2016 NHK Trophy. The pair withdrew from the 2017 U.S. Championships due to a concussion, Kayne having hit her head while attempting a throw triple flip during the short program on January 19.
During the season, Kayne experienced increasing pain due to right knee tendinitis, the result of her 2015 injury. She received a new cadaver tendon in an operation at the Vail Valley Medical Center on February 14, 2017 and then refrained from walking for seven weeks. She resumed training by July 2017.
Kayne/O'Shea took silver at the 2018 U.S. Championships. At the 2018 Four Continents, they were third after the short program and then had a personal best score in the free skate to win the gold medal. Following the event, Kayne was diagnosed with a stress fracture in her right knee. The pair withdrew from the 2018 World Championships before the competition.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP Cup of China||WD|
|GP NHK Trophy||4th||TBD|
|GP Rostelecom Cup||WD||4th|
|GP Skate America||6th||6th|
|CS Golden Spin||3rd||3rd||3rd|
|CS U.S. Classic||1st|
|TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew|
|Eastern Sectionals||9th J|
|South Atlantic Regionals||7th N||4th J|
|Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior|
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