BIRTH DATE: April 12, 1993
BIRTHPLACE: Lebanon, NH
HOMETOWN: West Fairlee, VT
SCHOOL: Home schooled/Sollefteå Skigimnasium, Sweden. Vermont CC
LONGEST JUMP: 125m, Park City
• 2015, 9th, World Cup, Rasnov, ROU
• 2014, 10th, Falun Continental Cup
• 2013, 5th place at Normal Hill National Championships
• 2011-2014, U.S. Biathlon athlete
• 2009, 3rd place in Springer Tournee, Park City
Tara started jumping when she was 9 years old and was named to the Visa Development Team by 15. When she was 16 she suffered two knee injuries. After being told by doctors that she would never ski jump again, she took four years off to do biathlon and Nordic ski racing.
Tara's 5th place at the National Championships in 2013 in Lake Placid boosted her nomination to the Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team for 2014-15. "I missed ski jumping (when I was injured). Not only the rush of the air, the speed, and the view of the ground, but also the reminder that rules can be bent, that impossibilities can be possible," she said.
She was a student of a winter sports school in Sweden called the Solleftea Skigymnasium where she went for biathlon in 2012-2013. During here time there she earned a National title for biathlon.
Tara is a multi-time medalist in Junior Nationals for cross-county skiing and was on the biathlon Junior World Championship Team and Junior National Team from 2011-2014. She mountain bikes and trail runs in the summer, Tele-skis in the spring and enjoys spending time in the Vermont woods.