#56 Avocado ToeStop

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Number of years playing derby:

How did you get into derby?
A former skater invited me to the 2017 season opener. I then found out about WannaBe Clinics and went to one before ever seeing derby live…and I was hooked!

What are your other hobbies?
I love skating on trails, at the rink, and occasionally at the skatepark. I’m an avid knitter and enjoy going to art museums and concerts.

Who inspires you?
Dolly Parton.

What is your sports background?
Before derby, I tried pretty much every sport and hated them all (except for the 3 weeks I was on my high school’s curling team before it disbanded).

How/why did you pick your derby name?
I wanted something unique and punny…but not something violent or aggressive as that’s not really my style. Also if someone says, “you’re toast!”, I can say, “yes, I am Toast.”

Do you have any pre- or post-bout rituals?
I buy a Diet Pepsi from the concession stand and drink half of it. And I must have my lucky bandanna and Ohio earrings!

Do you have a favorite or signature derby move?
Using my butt as a weapon.

How has derby impacted your life?
Derby has revealed physical strength I never thought I was capable of having. It’s tested my limits physically and emotionally, but ultimately has shown me that I’m way stronger than I think I am.

Any other fun facts about yourself?
Ich habe in Österreich für zwei Jahre gewohnt!

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