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    Tarah Kayne & Danny O'Shea

    Tarah Kayne & Danny O'Shea are U.S. pair skaters. Kayne was born on 28 April 1993 in Fort Myers, Florida, while O'Shea was born on 13 February 1991 in Pontiac, Michigan. Kayne & O'Shea are the 2018 Four Continents champions, 2014 Four Continents silver medalists and 2016 U.S. national champions.

    Before teaming up with O'Shea in April 2012, Tarah was a singles skater. Danny's former partners were Jessica Calalang and Christine Mozer.

    Tarah and Danny were coached by Jim Peterson and Amanda Evora, in Ellenton, Florida, until the end of the 2017/2018 season. On 7 September 2018 they announced a coaching change, deciding to join Dalilah Sappenfield in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    Last updated on 29 November 2018 by Mohacz

    ISU Bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014450.htm

    USFS Fan Zone Bio
    https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=46

    Tracings.net entry
    http://tracings.net/kayn-oshe.html

    Wikipedia
    Tarah - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarah_Kayne
    Danny - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_...figure_skater)

    Social Media
    Official Website - http://figureskatersonline.com/kayne-oshea/
    Tarah's twitter - https://twitter.com/TarahKayne
    Tarah's Instagram - http://instagram.com/TarahKayne
    Tarah's blog - http://figureskatersonline.com/kayne...ter-with-love/
    Danny's twitter - https://twitter.com/doshea213
    Danny's Instagram - http://instagram.com/Doshea213

    Personal Best Scores starting from 2018/2019
    SP: 63.45 (ISU GP Internationaux de France 2018)
    FS: 127.98 (ISU GP Internationaux de France 2018)
    TS: 191.43 (ISU GP Internationaux de France 2018)

    Personal Best Scores pre 2018/2019
    SP: 65.74 (ISU Four Continents Championships 2018)
    FS: 128.68 (ISU Four Continents Championships 2018)
    TS: 194.42 (ISU Four Continents Championships 2018)

    Programs and Videos
    2018/2019
    SP1: "That's It (I'm Crazy)" by Sofi Tukker, choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne and Shae Zukiwsky
    SP2: "Turning Page" by Sleeping At Last (starting from the GP NHK Trophy)
    FS: "Swan Lake" by Pyotr I. Tchaikovski
    Ex: "That's It (I'm Crazy)" by Sofi Tukker

    2018 CS Tallin Trophy
    2018 GP Internationaux de France
    2018 GP NHK Trophy
    2018 CS Finlandia Trophy

    2017/2018
    SP: "All I Ask of You" (from "Phantom of the Opera") by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    FS: "Swan Lake" by Pyotr I. Tchaikovski
    Ex: "Evermore" (from "Beauty and the Beast" soundtrack) by Josh Groban

    2018 Four Continents Championships
    2018 US National Championships

    2016/2017
    SP1: "Take Me to Church" by Hozier, choreo. by Jim Peterson
    SP2: "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse, choreo. by Judy Blumberg
    FS: "A Song of India" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov / "Marche Slave" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski, choreo. by Jim Peterson and Judy Blumberg

    2017 US National Championships
    2016 GP NHK

    2015/2016
    SP: "España Cañi" by Pascual Marquina Narro
    FS: "The Music of the Night" by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Ex: "Manhattan" by Sara Bareilles

    2016 World Championships
    2016 Four Continents Championships
    2016 US Nationals
    2015 GP Rostelecom Cup
    2015 GP Skate America
    2015 US International Figure Skating Classic

    2014/2015
    SP: "Your Song" by Ewan McGregor
    FS: Selections from "Spartacus" by Aram Khatchaturian, costumes by Dawn Imperatore

    2015 Four Continents Championships
    2015 US Nationals

    2013/2014
    SP: "James Bond" by John Barry
    FS: "Don Quixote" by Leon Minkus, costumes by Dawn Imperatore

    2014 Four Continents Championships
    2013 Skate Detroit
    2013 Fort Wayne Pairs Classic

    2012/2013
    SP: Selections from "My Fair Lady" by Frederick Loewe
    FS: Selections from "The Nutcracker" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

    2013 Challenge Cup
    2012 Indy Challenge

    Competitive History
    2018/2019
    2018 CS Tallin Trophy - 2 (177.69)
    SP: 4 (57.28)
    FS: 1 (120.41)
    2018 GP Internationaux de France - 2 (191.43)
    SP: 4 (63.45)
    FS: 2 (127.98)
    2018 GP NHK Trophy - (164.16)
    SP: 5 (59.00)
    FS: (105.16)
    2018 CS Finlandia Trophy - 7 (162.03)
    SP: 7 (52.53)
    FS: 6 (109.50)

    2017/2018
    Four Continents Championships - 1 (194.42)
    SP: 3 (65.74)
    FS: 1 (128.68)
    2018 US Nationals - 2 (200.80)
    SP: 2 (68.93)
    FS: 2 (131.87)
    CS Golden Spin of Zagreb - 3 (162.26)
    SP: 3 (56.38)
    FS: 3 (105.88)

    2016/2017
    2016 GP NHK Trophy - 4 (172.20)
    SP: 5 (57.02)
    FS: 4 (115.18)
    2016 GP Skate America - 6 (173.50)
    SP: 8 (57.93)
    FS: 3 (115.57)
    2016 CS Finlandia Trophy - 5 (158.11)
    SP: 4 (54.65)
    FS: 5 (103.46)

    2015/2016
    2016 World Championships - 13 (178.23)
    SP: 14 (59.27)
    FS: 11 (118.96)
    2016 Four Continents Championships - 4 (182.02)
    SP: 7 (59.72)
    FS: 4 (122.30)
    2016 US Championship - 1 (211.65)
    SP: 1 (69.61)
    FS: 1 (142.04)
    2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb - 3 (174.96)
    SP: 6
    FS: 1
    2015 GP Rostelecom Cup - 4 (181.23)
    SP: 6 (58.78)
    FS: 4 (122.45)
    2015 Skate America - 6 (165.99)
    SP: 6 (58.38)
    FS: 5 (107.61)
    2015 US International FS Classic - 1 (170.30)
    SP: 3 (54.30)
    FS: 1 (116.00)

    2014/2015
    2015 Four Continents Championships - 8 (166.67)
    SP: 8 (57.91)
    FS: 8 (108.76)
    2015 US National Championships - 3 (185.31)
    SP: 4 (61.56)
    FS: 3 (123.75)
    2014 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb - 3 (161.72)
    SP: 3 (50.72)
    FS: 3 (111.00)

    2013/2014
    2014 Four Continents Championships - 2 (181.45)
    SP: 3 (62.05)
    FS: 2 (119.40)
    2014 US National Championships - 6 (173.89)
    SP: 7 (61.48)
    FS: 6 (112.41)
    2013 Ice Challenge - 3 (157.65)
    SP: 3
    FS: 2
    2013 US International FS Classic - 3 (167.27)
    SP: 4 (60.31)
    FS: 3 (106.96)

    2012/2013
    2013 Challenge Cup - 2 (167.82)
    SP: 3 (54.11)
    FS: 2 (113.71)
    2013 US National Championships - 7 (148.32)
    SP: 9 (47.74)
    FS: 7 (100.58)
    2013 US Eastern Sectionals - 1 (137.72)
    SP: 3
    FS: 2

    Miscellanea
    Golden Skate Articles and Threads
    January 2016 - "USA’s Kayne and O’Shea take first National title" by Paula Slater - http://www.goldenskate.com/2016/01/kayne-oshea-2/
    January 2016 - "Kayne and O'Shea in front at U.S. Nationals" by Paula Slater - http://www.goldenskate.com/2016/01/kayne-oshea/
    June 2015 - "Kayne and O’Shea continue to progress" by Paula Slater - http://www.goldenskate.com/2015/06/t...d-danny-oshea/
    Associated Thread: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ue-to-progress

    Icenetwork articles

    Plus ... "Training with Tarah" is a new season-long blog that she is writing for the USFS fan zone. (thanks golden 411!)
    Her first installment was published today:
    http://www.usfigureskatingfanzone.co...alt-lake-city/ (Oct 19)

    14 November 2018 article by USFS Fanzone: "SKATING November 2018: Health First for Tarah Kayne and Danny O'Shea"
    5 October 2018 article by USFS Fanzone: "2018 Grand Prix Series Preview: Kayne, O'Shea Motivated for More Success"
    January 2015 Report on US Nationals Pairs Competition - http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...to-pairs-title
    USFSA Press release about Tarah's injury and surgery - http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=50379&type=media
    January 2014 report on Four Continents, including Danny and Tarah's silver medal performances - http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...in-taipei-city
    June 2013 article about the formation of the pair: "Kayne, O'Shea shake, stir 'Bond' in new short, Burgeoning pair turns to espionage at USFS pairs camp" - http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

    Tarah and Danny say their names here:
    https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/...90211472535552

    Possibly the biggest surprise of the 2015 US championships, this team had only competed once before the 2015 nationals due to Tarah's hip surgery and came out of nowhere to win the bronze medal. I had the chance to meet them after the competition, and let me just tell you that they may be some of the nicest people you will ever meet! I am now a big fan of theirs, and I can't wait to see them compete a full season! While we wait, however, here are some tidbits you may want to check out on them.
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    Layback Your thread is great! Thank you

    I just added some video and article links, but one that no fan of Danny and Tarah's should miss is Tarah's blog!
    http://figureskatersonline.com/kayne...ter-with-love/
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 06-03-2015 at 09:02 PM.

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    Oh wow this is pretty much the first post in this thread! I am a little surprised

    I just wanted to pop by and say I really enjoyed their SP yesterday at the US Skate Classic! It had some really nice choreographic touches! THe entrance to the throw in particular was

    Can't wait for their free in a few days!!

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    Congrats to Kayne and O'Shea on their first international gold medal! May it be the first of many

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Layback Your thread is great! Thank you

    I just added some video and article links, but one that no fan of Danny and Tarah's should miss is Tarah's blog!
    http://figureskatersonline.com/kayne...ter-with-love/
    Plus ... "Training with Tarah" is a new season-long blog that she is writing for the USFS fan zone.
    Her first installment was published today:

    Belated thanks to Layback and Doris for this thread.
    Last edited by ice coverage; 10-19-2015 at 02:37 PM.

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    It seems like K/O are going to put in a throw quad sal in the free program tomorrow, and apparently they already landed one in practice!

    http://www.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...-skate-america

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    Today's LP at Rostelecom was lovely! So happy for them that they were able to pull up from 6th to 4th! I believe it was also a PB for them

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    They did really well- kept it fast and fluid even with a few small errors.

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    Tarah and Danny's new SP was awesome today. But their reaction in the K&C to their scores ranks right up there with one of the best ever and should make the highlight reels. So happy for them!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by semosk8tfan View Post
    Tarah and Danny's new SP was awesome today. But their reaction in the K&C to their scores ranks right up there with one of the best ever and should make the highlight reels. So happy for them!!
    I also loved it! The only program from nationals so far that I've watched again, or actually that I could ever see myself watching again in the future. Brilliantly done! I can' wait for their long

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    Heyyy no party in the fan fest of the newly-crowned national champions? Congrats to Tarah and Danny!

    I had no idea who they were before SA, but I don't know why I just fell in love with them during COR. Really happy that they won nationals. Hoping they can perform even better at Worlds and get a good placement.... is a Top 10 finish too much to ask for? I can dream, can't I? XD

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    I'm so happy for these two!! And I do genuinely think top 10 at Worlds could be realistic if they go clean, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    I'm so happy for these two!! And I do genuinely think top 10 at Worlds could be realistic if they go clean, yes.
    With skates like those? No doubt in my mind. I seriously can't wait for Worlds!

    I almost cried when the won and I NEVER cry over skating. (And yet I almost cried over them, the Shibs, and Gracie all in one day...)

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    Tarah and Danny's FS was my second favorite performance yesterday (#1 was the Shibs). That performance was incredible - to know you are capable of winning and then to skate a great program - with so much confidence and joy was GREAT!

    I can't get over how many times Danny smiled during that skate. It seems like it is rare in pairs skating for the man to show that much joy and confidence during a competition.

    I hope that they take this and use it as more confidence to get better skills and do better in future competitions.

    I want to give a hat tip to their coach Jim Peterson: Here is a short interview with TSL after their win. I feel like Peterson is a great combination of attitude, focus, and encouragement. I think I would like working with him day-by-day, especially through the rough times.
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    I'm looking forward to worlds and clean performances from them then! They're definitely my favourite US pairs team.

    Their teamwork and emotional connection on ice are just... gah, they're fantastic. I feel like their COR gala shows us a glimpse of what they're capable of performance-wise. The simple, contemporary style does suit them a lot and I'm in love with that gala... and spread eagles. Lots of them. They should do more programs like these in the future, whether in competition or in exhibitions. I don't mind the POTO program though, I just love their gala much more.

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    I think I fell in love with them this weekend. Didn't watch even one of their programs before, but when I saw that they won over Sc/K at the US Nationals I had to go see what that score was about - and well, there's a lot of inflation, but their program was amazing. It might be overused music, but it fits their skating so well and they are so nice to watch, such good chemistry, I can see me liking them a lot in the future. And let's talk about content, I really like their layout, their elements, everything in between. I think it's pretty obvious why they won, actually.

    Really hoping to see more of them in the future.

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    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2016/...witty-repartee

    Should post here as well

    Gracious ppl compliments Tamara
    She may be back to Flo next year as well


    great achievement to get over Sc/Kn
    Congrats to the guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarpova View Post
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2016/...witty-repartee

    Should post here as well

    Gracious ppl compliments Tamara
    She may be back to Flo next year as well


    great achievement to get over Sc/Kn
    Congrats to the guys!
    Wonderful to see this!

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    I've had a feeling about Tarah and Danny for awhile, and they lived up to my hopes for them in spectacular fashion in St. Paul! I was in the arena, and I can tell you that their SP and FS were, by far, the high points of the pairs. Both times, they got standing ovations that started before they stopped skating. It was their fabulous execution of the programs, GOE and components and all, but there are other things about this team that I love.

    They have synchronicity and unison, plus soft arms, that are unusual except in Russian pairs. I've LONG, long, long been hoping for an American pair to show these qualities. Also, Danny has a wonderful "skate big and open" quality. I also noticed that in the half hour practice before the SP, Danny (almost alone among the 4 pairs on the ice) actually looked happy to be there, happy to be performing and showing what they can do. It goes a long way toward pulling audiences into the performance.

    I'm in love. Oh, also, I've watched performances since then, and I don't think their scores were inflated much if at all. If you watch Seguin & Bilodeau during Canadian nationals, the elements and scores are very very close. No more or less inflation.

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    4CC, and our Tarah and Danny, I'll wager, are going to surprise some people here with another fabulous skate.

    In case anyone hasn't seen the new SP they debuted at Nationals yet, here it is. I didn't see it in the OP, so sorry if I am duplicating.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1yAjey09NA

    I see from reading p.1 that I'm not the only one who's noticed Danny's smiles and how unusual that is. I find when I watch them, in both SP and LP(which has been dozens and dozens of times since Nationals!) my eyes are glued to them both, which is a little unusual in pairs skaters. Another one that comes to mind like that, for me, is Tatiana and Maxim. Kind of a good comparison to make.

    By the way, I absolutely love their Music of the Night program; the music is unique because of the Streisand/Crawford duet. It makes a sort of emotional link with them. Has anyone posted the short interview where TSL asked them to "defend" their LP music choice? It's cool: Tarah's reply is direct and a little sassy.

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