#14 BerMurder Triangle

Number of years playing derby:

little over one year.

How did you get into derby?

My derby journey started in 2010. I was working in retail and one day someone came in speaking about that Ohio Rollergirls were having tryouts that weekend if I was interested. Living in Cleveland that seemed to far for me so I checked out Burning River Roller Derby. I did their fresh meat program for a few months before life got crazy and had to drop out. Every few months it felt like something was missing in my life and it was derby. When I came back to Columbus I made sure to find Ohio Rollergirls and join, to get derby back into my life

Do you have any other hobbies?

I enjoy running and have done over 25 5K’s, a few 10K’s, a quarter marathon and I am hoping in the next year a few half marathons. Also in my spare time I do ceramic art and photography.

Who inspires you?

Every athlete inspires me physically to push myself to be the best athlete possible. My family inspires me to be better person than I was yesterday. Lastly but most importantly everyone on the team inspires me that everyone has a purpose and to be better you have to put in the effort.

What is your sports background?

I played fast-pitch competitively from 2nd grade until my Junior year in college, now I just play recreationally. I then took up ice skating for a year and yoga. I like to try as many different “sports” as possible.

How/Why did you pick your derby name?

Someone murdered (pun intended) in spelling my last name around the time I was trying to pick out a name and I thought it was very fitting to pay homage to my last name but also instill fear upon all those who I play against.

How has derby impacted your life?

It has helped become an outlet for my high stress job, plus has provided connections to other amazing people so I can socialize and meet others. It has provided me to become more confident in who I am and that I can overcome more than I thought I could.

Any other fun facts about yourself:

I have a three year miniature poodle who loves to go on long runs with me and loves agility courses.

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