#C4 TactiGal

How did you get into derby?

I grew up roller skating (the 70’s, California, everyone skated). A friend and I had started going to local rinks to get back into skating. I googled Columbus/skating and found OHRG’s wannabe clinics.

Do you have any other hobbies?

Shooting, refinishing furniture, reading.

Who inspires you?

Positive people, underdogs.

What is your sports background?

Soccer (age 7 through senior in high school). Diving, 3 years (through freshman year HS).

How/why did you pick your derby name?

I love weapons and armament. I couldn’t decide on a number and then I thought what is a classic tactical weapon? Ka-boom!!! C4, composition 4.

Do you have any pre or post bout rituals?

Food pre and post bout are key (and fresh unders).

Do you have a favorite or signature move?

Whips make me really happy. They can save you as a jammer and make you feel really useful giving them.

How has derby impacted your life?

It has revolutionized my life! I am back in shape, motivated, met amazing people and traveled to cities I had never been to before.

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