#1101 Jesse “Ava Tarr” Fox

Jesse "Ava Tarr" FoxHow did you get into derby?

I was in grad school and I really needed to destroy things.

Do you have any other hobbies?

Readin’, writin’, travelin’, cookin’, eatin’.

Who inspires you?

FOOD and the state of Kentucky. And my amazing derby wife, Zee “Loraine Acid” Gulertekin.

What is your sports background?

Lots of softball and volleyball, pretty intensively for a long while. Dabbled in some others.

How/why did you pick your derby name?

I conduct research on virtual reality and video games.

Do you have any pre- or post-bout rituals?

Before a game, I’m focused on getting as much work done as possible for my job. Afterwards, feed me grease or face my wrath.

Do you have a favorite or signature move?


How has derby impacted your life?

I work. I derby. That’s it.

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