REAL NAME: Rita Roxanne Rivera — “Roksi”
TEXAS ROLLERGIRL SINCE: 2011
TEAM AFFILIATION: Hell Marys
POSITIONS: Jammer, Blocker, Pivot (Triple Threat)
INTERESTING STATS: Despite a devastating injury early in the 2011 season, Babyface Assassin helped
lead the Hell Marys to an undefeated season on the road and the team’s first home-bout win
“Face” and her Hell Marys will be playing the 2nd bout on Saturday, APRIL 21st – starting at 7:30pm. Make sure you stay to see the Hells take on the Champion Hustlers. And, if 2 bouts of roller derby in one night is too much for you (in other words you are a new fan and not quite addicted yet) then arrive around 7pm to see the last few minutes of the opening bout, grab a beer and get a seat to watch Face mix it up with the Hustlers!
BABYFACE ASSASSIN’S STORY
Having suffered a broken ankle only a few months into her tenure with the Texas Rollergirls, Babyface
Assassin could have simply called it quits, retired from roller derby and gotten comfortable spending life on
the couch. But this little firecracker is no quitter; quite the contrary. Despite her injury, she made a
commitment to herself and her team to stay focused. She hobbled on crutches to every practice and
became a derby footage-viewing addict. And though it took much will power and support to ease back into
derby play after healing, with the support of her team and coaches, Babyface Assassin has returned for
the 2012 Texas Rollergirls season with a vengeance.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT BABYFACE ASSASSIN
“Babyface Assassin is the heart and soul of the Hell Marys. She is unabashedly exuberant and fierce,
innocent and simple on the surface, but with the calculating spirit and nerve of a cold killer.” – Hell Marys
Head Coach Punk Rock Phil
Q&A WITH BABYFACE ASSASSIN
Q: What is your personal training regimen (skating, derby and otherwise)?
A: It’s really hard to find a workout schedule that complements derby, especially coming off an injury.
This is my schedule week-in and week-out, and I try to stick to it the best I can, but I’m very strict about
making sure I have two full days off to recover. The 2012 stats will reflect if it works or not.
Monday/Wednesday: League practice
Tuesday: Speed skate
Thursday: Hell Marys practice
Sunday: SlaughterMelon’s off-skates training
Twice Weekly: Full-body, high-intensity cardio and weight-training workout
Twice Weekly: Full-body plyometric workout, usually before or after league practice
Twice Weekly: Core workout, usually combined with plyometric workout before or after league practice
Once Weekly: Full-body kettle bell/cardio workout when schedule allows
Q: How do you fuel your athletic lifestyle? Do you stick to a specific diet?
A: I don’t really have a specific diet and there is no doubt that I love bacon and boxed wine, but in order to
survive my derby and workout schedule, I do have to have some limitations. I try to only indulge on my off
days, and every other day I try a different combination of carbohydrates and proteins to get me through
practice. The easiest way to fuel my practice is a fruit smoothie with protein powder. And I keep Clif Shot
Bloks in my bag just in case I feel depleted. The hardest battle I fight is drinking enough water on a daily
basis and fighting my post-practice cravings. If I have to eat something after practice, it’s usually fruit or a
protein shake, but what I really want is a giant bean-and-cheese burrito smothered in queso.
Q: What’s your ultimate derby goal?
A: I don’t think I have an ultimate derby goal. I will conquer one at a time until I can’t skate anymore. I
wanted to skate for Texas Rollergirls — check. I wanted to be a triple threat — check. My next major goal
is to be a contributor to the next Hell Marys championship. I will give all my energy to this goal and after
that I would like to be in a solid rotation for the Texecutioners.
Also – check out Face’s team below or on youtube: Hell Marys 2012