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The Mad Catter #345

She/Her

How did you come up with your derby name and/or number? (And what do your teammates call you?)

My name is Cat and I had two names picked out. The Mad Catter and Catniss Ever Mean, the winning vote was The Mad Catter. My number, 345, was chosen because I am a preschool teacher and my students are 3,4, and 5 years old.

What made you decide to try roller derby?

I used to watch banked track roller derby when I was a little girl at my Grandma's house. It's been a dream of mine to play roller derby. I didn't discover roller derby until later in life, but it has been one of the best decisions of my life.

How long have you been playing roller derby?

I started new recruits in November 2013 and haven't stopped!

 

What's your favorite thing about MedCity Roller Derby?

I love the people, they are my second family and the sense of community. Our league spans four decades and I love that age is just a number.

What position or role do you have within the league?

I am a blocker, sometimes a pivot. I have been GM, AGM, Member at Large, and Co-Captain.

What are you most excited about this season?

Inspiring others to be their best self through roller derby.

Do you have a game day ritual or routine?

I load up on carbs the night before and try to stay hydrated.

What is your favorite or least favorite drill/skill at practice and why?

I love me some endurance, fellow skaters think I'm crazy.

If you could live or visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I'd love to visit anywhere tropical. I love the mountains and would love to live in Colorado.

Which three words would you use to describe yourself?

Caring, Fun-loving, Creative

Do you have a favorite song that gets you hyped up for games or practice?

I love the band Queen and any songs that are upbeat and fun.

If you had to choose an animal to be, which would you choose and why?

I would be a hummingbird. I never sit still and am always on the move. They are also a symbol of resilience, joy, love, and recovery.

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