I’ve participated in more than a dozen other sports & athletic activities and nothing is quite like roller derby. The rush of the hit, the roar of the fans, the respect both for and from my teammates. I’ve never done another sport where as soon as the whistle blows and the action stops, opposing teams are giving each other a helping hand up and a congratulations on the bruises delivered and received. I love derby like no other and hope I have many great years on skates ahead of me.
Roller derby is such an incredible sport and an even more amazing community. It truly redefines who and what an athlete can be and look like. If you look at any part of it and think it looks like fun, try it! You won’t regret a single second
What got you into roller derby?
I saw an ad online that CLTRG was recruiting and thought “That sounds amazing! I should totally be able to do that…right?” I went right out and bought skates without ever even seeing a bout
How did you come up with your name?
With a name like mine you end up with a lot of interesting interpretations. Merica happens to be one of my favorites. I’ve even had people compliment me on my “parents being all patriotic like”. And who couldn’t use a little more patriotism these days?
What is your biggest goal this year?
I want to pull off a killer apex jump in a bout. All the points!
My nifty toe covers are by far my favorite thing