Hometown: Born in Des Moines, IA but grew up in San Diego
Birthday: September 13th
Derby Name: Litl Rampage
Derby Number: 913
Skater Position: Jammer
Current Team(s): Starlettes
Derby Start Date: March 2011
Committee Job: Editor of the SDRD website & a member of the SDRD Art Department
* My first car was a 1967 Chevy Camaro.
* I donated blood once and blacked out. I will never donate blood again.
* Swimming with great white sharks is on my bucket list.
* The maximum weight I can dead lift is 195 pounds.
Worst Derby Injury:
“I broke my left fibula at the USARS National Tournament in 2012. I had to get a plate and 5 screws to repair the damage. Breaking a bone sounds like a pretty bad injury but bruising a big toe has got to be the ultimate worst derby injury ever!”
A Little Q&A:
What is your pre-derby skating/sports background?
“As a kid I was on a bowling league for a few years; and in high school I was on the swim team.”
Do you train outside of practice? If so, what do you do?
“Yes! To help boost my confidence I roller skate outside at least 2-3 times per week. I’ve just started going to the skate parks, which forces you to constantly move your feet. I also hit the gym to lift weights and HIIT cardio at least 2-3 times per week.”
What would you say is your greatest strength so far? What would you like to improve?
“My greatest strength is my determination and commitment to the sport. It’s important to adopt a winning mentality because it helps you push through your plateaus and continue to improve your abilities. I am currently working on improving my footwork. Fancy feet transform good jammers into great ones.”
How did you join derby?
“My boyfriend picked up a roller derby flyer at his son’s BMX track. We saw the Starlettes play against Alaska’s Rage City Rollergirls in March 2011 and that’s when I fell in love with the sport and league. I didn’t know any of the Starlette skaters but I felt star struck and I wanted to be just like them.”
How did you choose and/or what is the meaning of your derby name and number?
“My derby name was inspired from a well-known cage fighter, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and my derby number is my birthday.”
What’s your signature move?
“My signature move is getting low. I try my best to be as miniscule as I possibly can to avoid hits from opposing blockers.”
You’re rolling on some pretty custom skates; can you tell us the story behind them?
“My skates are Bont with Da Avenger 45 plates and they were a gift from my boyfriend. They were custom made to fit my tiny feet because Bont is the only brand that can make a size 2 boot. They don’t call me ‘Litl’ for nothing.”
So far, what has been your favorite place to travel for an away game?
“My favorite place that I have traveled to for roller derby is Sacramento. It was the furthest destination I have ever traveled to in the state of California. What made this trip stand out is that the Sac City Rollers issued a letter of recommendation to have SDRD to be accepted into the WFTDA Apprentice Program.”
What is your day job/how do you support your derby habit?
“I work in a life and soul draining cubicle where I spend far too much time of my life in. Praise derby for saving me from the inevitable insanity that I could have dealt with.”
What would you say is your favorite thing about derby?
“Practices because it’s builds and preserves your skills. It’s the essence of true growth and improvement; and it can close the 1 gap you have between yourself and your goals.”
Any advice or words of wisdom for new skaters?
“Be stronger than your excuses.”
What’s your favorite food to fuel your derby body?
“Thin crust pizza! The crust is easy to digest and it has enough carbohydrates to provide the energy I require on the track.”
Who inspires you?
“CROWE inspires me. She executes her strategies without hesitation in the best possible way. She is a fantastic jammer!”
What’s your goal for this season?
“The Starlettes have amazing jammers and so my goal is to be MVP Jammer in a Starlettes bout someday.”