Ryan Jahnke

Born: March 21, 1978 – Detroit, Michigan
Height: 5'11"
Hometown: Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Training Town: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Coach: Diana Ronayne
Choreographer: Tom Dickson

U.S. Team

Event News
Team USA in Beijing for Cup of China

Competitive History
2006   State Farm U.S. Championships - 6th 1997   World Junior Selections Competition - 2nd
2006   Midwestern Sectional - 2nd 1996   Pokal Der Blauen Schwerter (Germany) - 14th
2005   Cup of China - 6th 1996   World Junior Championships - 19th
2005   State Farm U.S. Championships - 13th 1996   State Farm U.S. Championships, Junior - 3rd
2004   Grand Prix Final - 6th 1996   Midwestern Sectional, Junior - 1st
2004   Marshalls World Cup - 5th 1996   Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Junior - 2nd
2004   Skate Canada - 4th 1996   World Junior Selections Competition - 5th
2004   Smart Ones Skate America - 2nd 1995   Grand Prix St. Gervais - 8th
2004   Four Continents Championships - 4th 1995   U.S. Olympic Festival - 4th
2004   State Farm U.S. Championships - 4th 1995   State Farm U.S. Championships, Junior - 3rd
2003   Skate Canada - 6th 1995   Midwestern Sectional, Junior - 3rd
2003   Smart Ones Skate America - 12th 1995   Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Junior - 3rd
2003   Campbell's Classic - T-4th 1994   State Farm U.S. Championships (fig), Junior - 4th
2003   World Championships - 13th 1994   Midwestern Sectional, Junior - 5th
2003   Four Continents Championships - 6th 1994   Midwestern Sectional (fig), Junior - 3rd
2003   State Farm U.S. Championships - 3rd 1994   Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Junior - 3rd
2003   Midwestern Sectional - 3rd 1994   Eastern Great Lakes Regional (fig), Junior - 3rd
2002   Finlandia Trophy - 5th 1993   State Farm U.S. Championships, Novice - 1st
2002   State Farm U.S. Championships - 8th 1993   Midwestern Sectional, Novice - 3rd
2002   Midwestern Sectional - 1st 1993   Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Novice - 2nd
2002   Southwestern Regional - 1st 1992   State Farm U.S. Championships (fig), Novice - 2nd
2001   Nebelhorn Trophy - 9th 1992   State Farm U.S. Championships, Novice - 12th
2001   State Farm U.S. Championships - 8th 1992   Midwestern Sectional, Novice - 4th
2000   Trophée Lalique - 6th 1992   Midwestern Sectional (fig), Novice - 1st
2000   Nebelhorn Trophy - 8th 1992   Eastern Great Lakes Regional (fig), Novice - 1st
2000   Four Continents Championships - 12th 1992   Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Novice - 3rd
2000   State Farm U.S. Championships - 5th 1991   Midwestern Sectional (fig), Novice - 8th
2000   Midwestern Sectional - 3rd 1991   Midwestern Sectional, Novice - 9th
2000   Southwestern Regional - 3rd 1991   Eastern Great Lakes Regional (fig), Novice - 4th
1999   State Farm U.S. Championships - 9th 1991   Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Novice - 2nd
1998   State Farm U.S. Championships - 8th 1990   Midwestern Sectional (fig), Intermediate - 2nd
1998   Midwestern Sectional - 1st 1990   Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Intermediate - 6th
1997   State Farm U.S. Championships, Junior - 5th 1990   Eastern Great Lakes Regional (fig), Intermediate - 1st

2005-06 Season Notes
Short Program Music: “Irresistible Mambo”; Free Skate Music: “Rodeo,” by Aaron Copland

Goals are to place at the Cup of China and earn a spot on the 2006 Olympic Team.

2004-05 Season Notes
SP Music:"Bourée" by J.S. Bach: FS Music: "Piano Concerto in A Minor Opus 16" by Edvard Grieg ... Jahnke qualified for the Grand Prix Final for the first time with a silver medal at Smart Ones Skate America and a fourth-place finish at Skate Canada.

2003-04 Season Notes
Jahnke competed in the Campbell's Classic for the first time in his career Oct. 3 ... He finished in a tie for fourth ... He had a rough start to the Grand Prix season, finishing 12th at Smart Ones Skate America ... He bounced back to finish sixth at Skate Canada ... Short Program Music: "Prelude No. 20" by Chopin, "Classical Graffiti"; Free Skate Music: "Danse Brasil".

2002-03 Season Notes
In 2002-03, Jahnke had a great start to his first World Championships appearance, finishing third in his qualifying round ... He was seventh after the short program, but he had a rough free skate and dropped to 13th ... Janhke pulled up from sixth after the men's short program to take his first senior U.S. medal, the bronze, at the 2003 State Farm U.S. Championships ...

Jahnke began skating at age 7 because his friends played hockey and he wanted to learn how to skate ... He participated in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills program ... At the 2005 U.S. Chamiopnships, had a lower back injury and a big toe that needed surgery ... Jahnke admires Paul Wylie for his artistic ability and Brian Boitano for his technical ability ... Member of the Golden Key National Honors Society ... Was awarded a four-year academic scholarship to Wayne State University ... Moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1999 to train full-time ... He married Tashiana Foreman of Colorado Springs on June 1, 2002 ... Considers Tashiana his biggest “prize” ... Currently volunteers as a Sunday School teacher “to help young teenagers and give them a compass for life” ... In spare time, Jahnke is also a Dale Carnegie Course Coach “to continue developing my human relations skills and to meet non-skating people” ... Supports World Vision (child sponsorship) and Spring Resue mission (financial support to the poor) ... Hobbies include mountain biking and reading financial material ... Loves vegan food .. Favorite movies are "Miracle" and "Chariots of Fire" ... Once broke his two front teeth in a skating collision ... What sets him apart is his “ability to consume large amounts of chocolate” ... After his skating career he would like to be a coach, invest in real estate, start a family, get rich and give most of it away.