Long-term Athletic goals: It is my goal to compete in  Nationals by 2020, then Worlds and become part of the Olympic Team USA.

Favorite Quote: “Set goals that scare you and excite you at the same time.”

Short-term Athletic goals: Land a clean axel-CHECK! and 3 doubles- Double Salchow-in progress, Double Loop-In progress, Double Toe Loop-not yet

Career Highlights:

  • September 15-17, 2017 Madison Open
    • Pre-Preliminary Free Skate, Placed 4th
    • Preliminary Spins (skated up a level), Placed 1st
  • June 23, 2017 US Figure Skating Tests
    • Pre-Preliminary Freeskate Test, Passed
    • Pre-Juvenile Moves in the field. Passed
  • June 3, 2017 Rising Stars Competition, Blaine MN (skated up a level)
    • Pre-Preliminary Freeskate (well balanced), Placed 5th
    • Pre-Preliminary Compulsory, Placed 3rd

Participated in US Figure Skating S.T.A.R.S (Standardized Testing of Athleticism to Recognize Skaters) Learn more here

  • A new system of off-ice fitness assessment and development designed to support U.S. Figure Skating’s existing testing and competition progressions. Its development is based primarily on the need to promote robust, all-around fitness in young American skaters; to push and maintain the athletic ability curve ahead of the skills curve; to ensure that young figure skaters are physically prepared to handle the introduction of new, more complex and more demanding skating skills; and to reduce the potential for injury typically sustained during the training of these new skills.
  • March 19, 2017 Sunflower Classic Competition, Minnetonka, MN
    • No Test Freeskate, Placed 2nd
    • No Test Compulsory, Placed 4th
  • January 14, 2017 Bend of the River  Competition, Mankato, MN
    • No Test Freeskate, Placed 2nd
    • No Test Compulsory, Placed 4th
    • Dramatic Showcase, Placed 1st
  • November 5, 2016 Autumn Skate Fest, Burnsville, MN
    •  No Test Free Skate Placed 1st placed
    • No Test Compulsory Moves, Placed 2nd
    • No Test Jumps- Placed 4th place
    • No Test Spins, Placed 1st
  • October 21, 2016 2017 Upper Great Lakes Regional NQ Competition Rochester, MN (Skated up a level)
    • Pre-Preliminary Girls TT – Freeskate, Placed 10th
  • June 18, 2016 Star of the North Games, Chaska, MN
    • Beginner, Free Skate
    • Beginner, Compulsory
  • January 9th, 2016 Bend of the River, Mankato, MN *VERY FIRST COMPETITION*
    • Introductory Levels Compulsory – Beginner, Placed 3rd

Coach: Rodrigo Menéndez.

Age: 9

Education: Home-schooled 4rd grader.

Club: Starlight Ice Dance Club of the Twin Cities.

Fun Facts: Keara put ice skates on for the very first time on July 18, 2014. 

Favorite color is purple.

Favorite Food: Lasagna

Hobby: Any crafts

Keara has taken our family on the most amazing, but challenging,  journey ever! Can’t wait to see what the future holds! -Keara’s Mom ❤

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