We’re starting off the fall with this month’s featured skater, Jacked Up.
Sneaky fast and with footwork so fancy she’s broken TWO pairs of skates, Jacked Up is not a skater you want to mess with!
What made you start derby?
I always wanted to try derby when I was younger but never had the time or opportunity. I kept seeing this group of kick ass chicks practicing every Thursday and Friday; when the boot camp came up I knew I had to give it a shot.
What was the hardest part of passing your minimum skills test?
The hardest part of passing my minimal skills test, 27/5. I never realized how many laps or the time when I’m skating at a session!
What was your first bout like?
My first bout was filled with adrenaline! It was an amazing experience I’m grateful for.
How long have you been playing derby?
I have been practicing derby since the boot camp in January.
What is your favorite part of derby?
My favorite part of derby is being a part of this amazing team and being able to do what I love (skating) with them.
What is your least favorite part?
My least favorite part is only practicing twice a week and not having more games a season.
What is your derby goal for the next year?
My derby goal for next season is scoring more points and learning more about derby.
What do you do for a living?
I coach skating for Live Love Skate Academy for a living.
How old are you?
I will be 24 this September.
What are your interests outside of derby?
My interests outside of derby are more skating, coaching and also skating for myself. My family and I travel to skate and put together a skating event every September. I also enjoy going to concerts, motorcycle rides with my father and also photography.