June 2015 Skater of the Month

 

Tell us about your name.
I have always been fascinated with aircraft and I love going to air shows. There is something thrilling about flying and the speed, agility, and stealth of aircraft. My favorite planes are from the World War II era. I chose my name after the WWII fighter plane the Warhawk P40.

What position do you like to play?
Blocker! Jamming is fun, too, but I like to hit people. Blocking has taught me to be patient, to trust my team, and to learn to communicate effectively. I am learning more and more every practice.

What made you start playing roller derby?
This month two years ago, I had made huge life changes and I needed a hobby and a  stress release to take my mind off of what was going on. Derby gave me something to think about and feel good about. It boosted my self esteem, gave me new friends, and a really nice butt! Next month (July 2015), I will celebrate my two year derbyversary!

What is your favorite derby memory so far?
My favorite derby memory is when I carpooled with Jams Dean, Bratty Heart, and Eleanor Throwsevelt to our very first Maulrats game. We arrived SO early, the Lot wasn't even open yet. We sat in the car, got out the nerves, and laughed at everything.

Pre-bout ritual?
I like to chill the day of the bout. This means listening to my favorite jams, random stretching, and drinking tons of water. I try to make sure no matter what to have fun and GO HARD because to me, that's all that matters. 

WARHAWK #K10

Photo by Tough Girls on Eight Wheels

Photo by Tough Girls on Eight Wheels

SFV Roller Derby

THE LOT, 12900 Bradley Ave, Sylmar, CA