June 2012 Skater of the Month


Photo by jmivphotography

Photo by jmivphotography

What does your name mean? 
The meaning of my name is obscure and most people will not get it unless they ask me, but here it is… My name, FishBlockHer, is a play on my birth name of Fishbaugher (pronounced Fish-bock-er).  When I was younger I always went by the name of Fish and so it is nice to be called Fish again.

What position in Derby do you like to play?
I have a desire to be both a jammer and a blocker.  I really like both positions.  I think jamming is great because it is so focused on doing what is necessary to get through the pack.  However, very recently something clicked in my head and I have a new found appreciation for blocking, I really love the strategy that is involved with it and I am really working hard at wrapping my head around the derby blocking game.

How long have you been skating?
I started skating on January 24th with Mini-Sota Pop. Before that, I skated when I was a kid and, for kicks, I had a roller skating birthday party last year.

Do you have other hobbies or play other sports?
I currently play on 2 softball teams.  I am very active in outdoor sports including fly fishing, shooting, mountain biking, hiking, and camping.

What are some of your goals for roller derby?
Set aside more time for watching more derby as there is so much to be learned from watching others compete.  Continue working on my basic skills, especially my transitions. :) And of course I want to be the best asset to the league that I can be.  I couldn’t be more ecstatic to be skating with SFV.  I wanted to train with another league a couple of years ago but the training would not fit into my schedule. In a way I am glad that it didn’t work out as I may have missed something really incredible by not being part of the SFV family.  This league is incredible and I am so jazzed to be part of it.