skater of the month

March 2018 Skater of the Month


Photo Credit: Chuck Gay Photography

Photo Credit: Chuck Gay Photography

Tell us about your name:
I originally wanted a ninja turtle related name but that didn't get approved, so I believe on the last day to turn in your name I was at work scrambling for ideas and was even using an online derby name generator  >.< (terrible idea) . My coworkers were also shooting out ideas like Jelly Donut, Gizealous, Bad and Bruisy though none of them stuck to me. But while I was working I was listening to The Adicts and Rockin Wrecker played and it just stuck, I tweaked it to be WreckHer and tadah name!

What position do you play? What are your derby goals?:

I'm not on a home team yet so I don't have a set position, but for the last freshie bout I was a jammer! My goals as a player is to have more stability, I feel like I'm pretty easy to drop or be thrown off balance. Though to help me with that, I'm working on off skate workouts outside of practice and really want to keep that going as well.  Also I need to be more confident in my skating, there are times when I think I can't do some drills but sometimes I can, which is a nice surprise :).

Who/what inspires you on the track? Name one person and why?:

What inspires me is honestly all the awesome kick ass players in this league, I wouldn't have come back if it wasn't for the encouragement and advice of all the coaches (special shout out to Hardlee) and fellow practice buddies. Seeing everyone better their skills and also help other skaters step their game up is amazing and makes it all worth it!! I want to say thank you to everyone who has lead/coached/attended practices you're all awesome, talented, kickass, and any other adjective you'll like to add :D!


What is your favorite derby memory?: 

Uhhhhhh... every thing??? 
Heh well, this one moment sticks to me because it's honestly just random lol. I can't remember the day or who was coaching but I had been working on how to plow outside of practices because I couldn't even make a little screeching noise with my wheels :(. But they announced that we were plowing on the whistle and all I thought was f@$#, but when they blew the whistle I was able to do a decent plow, not 100% but I got the movement. I guess that's when I really started to see small changes and how you do get stronger as you go!