#8 Slamazon Prime

Number of years playing derby
I joined rec league in January 2017 and tried out in the fall.

How did you get into derby?
I had been wanting to join a sport but specifically wanted to do something where I knew I would get some level of coaching. I enjoy more intense, slightly violent workouts, so when I came across the OHRD table at Comfest, I immediately knew that I would join.

What are your other hobbies?
Boxing, cuddling my dog, talking to my dog, etc. (hi Bert)

Who inspires you?
The derby community in general. The team only exists because members pour themselves into it, and did you know that all the refs & NSOs are volunteers? That’s amazing. My fellow rookies are the best; I don’t even mind being in a group chat with them!

What is your sports background?
“Most improved” on my middle school cross country team. We all know what that means.

How/why did you pick your derby name?
I hope to one day be able to guarantee a wide variety of hip checks, blocks, offensive moves, and maybe even apex jumps in 2 minutes or less.

How has derby impacted your life?
It is exactly what I was looking for. Yay!

Any other fun facts about yourself?
I am fluent in Italian. Forza OHRD!

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