Height Tall enough to know better
Day Job Pharm Tech, I'm your friendly neighborhood pill pusher.
Distinguishing Feature Mega-dorky Harry Potter Half-sleeve tattoo (I'll trounce anyone at HP trivia, bring it on!)
Derby Anniversary May 2009
Signature Move Singing while I skate.
Story Behind the Name and Number
"You tell 'em I'm coming, and hell's coming with me, you hear?" I'm a girl anachronism, meant to be born slinging guns in the wild west with the rest of the debaucherous scoundrels. I'm the quickest draw on the track and I'll be your Huckleberry at the after-party! [the Skater Formerly Known as Suzie B. Catastrophe]
Life Before Derby
A sad, sorry state of affairs.
How You Got Involved
While trying to find info on female MMA training, Google gave me the documentary "Hell on Wheels" about TXRD's revival of modern derby so I watched it and fell head-over-wheels madly in love with Derby. Just my luck that there was a recruitment event the next month in Tampa and I haven't looked back since.
Most Memorable Derby Moment
I struggled a lot as a fresh meat and a rookie, so the idea of tournament competition was a unicorn dream to me. I have always worked extra hard to overcome my shortcomings as a skater. In March 2018 I earned the opportunity to fly to San Diego and compete in a high level banked track tournament with my former banked track league against some amazing teams. We skated two full back to back games, and I jammed every other and blocked every other jam. It was a true test of my endurance and the skill I've spent so long working to achieve. I came away from that tournament with Overall MVP, and I cried like a baby when I got back to my hotel room. I wish I could put that feeling in a jar and give it to any fresh meat who thinks they'll never do great things, like I thought once. 💜
Derby Challenge and How You Overcame It
My endurance has always been my biggest struggle, so for the longest I never thought I could be a successful jammer. I finally pushed myself to jam more and more, and as I did I was able to develop my bulldozing jammer style. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone made me realize that all I had to do to achieve something I thought was impossible... was to just do it my way! 💪🏼