#404 Sauci

How did you get into derby?
I figure and speed skated since I was four and sought out derby as an adult so I could continue my love of all things skate related.

Do you have any other hobbies?
Crossfit, trail running, my dog

Who inspires you?
Jesus and my husband

What is your sports background?
I skated my whole life, played softball in middle school, began running in 2011 and doing Crossfit in 2014.

How/Why did you pick your derby name?
My name used to be Val-N-Tina Sauci, names after Valentino Rossi, a famous Italian motorcycle racer. I shortened it to Sauci.

Do you have a favorite or signature derby move?
Don’t fall too much

Any other fun facts about yourself?
I used to weigh 320lbs, I roller skated in a rap video when I was nine and I’m obsessed with dogs.

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