Tarah Kayne

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Tarah Kayne
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1993-04-28) April 28, 1993 (age 22)
Fort Myers, Florida
Home town Bradenton, Florida
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Partner Daniel O'Shea
Coach Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora
Choreographer Jim Peterson
Skating club Southwest Florida FSC
Training locations Ellenton, Florida
Began skating 1999
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 181.45
2014 Four Continents
Short program 62.05
2014 Four Continents
Free skate 122.45
2015 Rostelecom Cup

Tarah Kayne (born April 28, 1993) is an American pair skater. With partner Daniel O'Shea, she is the 2014 Four Continents silver medalist and 2016 U.S. national champion.


Kayne teamed up with O'Shea in April 2012.[1] They finished 7th in their first trip to the U.S. Championships, in January 2013. Making their international debut, they won the silver medal at the 2013 International Challenge Cup.[2]

In the 2013–14 season, 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,[3] Kayne underwent surgery due to a labral tear in her right hip.[4] As a result, the pair withdrew from their 2014–15 Grand Prix assignments, the 2014 Cup of China and 2014 Rostelecom Cup.[5] 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.

Kayne/O'Shea began the 2015–16 season with gold at a CS event, the 2015 U.S. Classic. Making their Grand Prix debut, they 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.[6] 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.


(with O'Shea)

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition


Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series

With O'Shea[edit]

Event 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Four Continents 2nd 8th
GP Cup of China WD
GP Rostelecom Cup WD 4th
GP Skate America 6th
CS Golden Spin 3rd 3rd
CS U.S. Classic 1st
Challenge Cup 2nd
Ice Challenge 3rd
U.S. Classic 3rd
U.S. Championships 7th 6th 3rd 1st
Eastern Sectionals 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

Single skating[edit]

Event 2010–11 2011–12
Eastern Sectionals 9th J.
South Atlantic Regionals 7th N. 4th J.
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior


  1. ^ a b c d e "Tarah Kayne / Daniel O'Shea". IceNetwork. 
  2. ^ "Kayne, O'Shea shake, stir 'Bond' in new short". IceNetwork. June 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kayne Recovering from Right Hip Surgery". U.S. Figure Skating. August 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ Slater, Paula (27 June 2015). "Kayne and O’Shea continue to progress". Golden Skate. 
  5. ^ "Tarah Kayne and Daniel O'Shea Withdraw from Grand Prix Series Events". U.S. Figure Skating. October 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ Adams, Leah; Carrelli, Heather (January 10, 2016). "A chat with Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea". figureskatersonline.com. 
  7. ^ "Kayne & O'Shea Online: Programs". Official website of Tarah Kayne & Daniel O'Shea. Archived from the original on January 24, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Tarah KAYNE / Daniel O SHEA: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Tarah KAYNE / Daniel O SHEA: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Tarah KAYNE / Daniel O SHEA: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Competition Results: Tarah KAYNE / Daniel O SHEA". International Skating Union. 
  12. ^ "Tarah Kayne". Tracings.net. 

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