#22 Blitz Lemon

How did you get into derby?

Long story short, I watched the movie Whip it, went to a WannaBe Clinic, bought a pair of skates, and the rest is history.

What are your other hobbies?

Work, work, and more work (I’m an auditor). When I get a break from derby & work, I try to travel. I love adventures, the outdoors, and new things. (And I’m also an internet geek).

Who inspires you?

My teammates, my family, and all the awesome people of the world.

What is your sports background?

I have played basketball since I was 5. I ran track & cross country and played softball in high school.

How/why did you pick your derby name?

My favorite show is 30 Rock and Tina Fey is the best, so in honor of her character Liz Lemon, call me Blitz Lemon. “There ain’t no party like a Blitz Lemon party ’cause a Blitz Lemon party is mandatory.”

Do you have any pre or post bout rituals?

Pre-game: make sure my pads go on correctly. Post-game: Thank my family & friends for coming :)

Do you have a favorite or signature move?

Running on the toe stops, T-Rex style.

How has derby impacted your life?

I now have the most incredible extended family that is willing to do anything for each other, including knocking you out.

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