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Stronger. Faster. Bigger. Nastier.
Skater name: Big Nasty
Skater number: 8
Position: Jammer, Blocker
Year you started playing for TXRG: 2011
Height: 5’ 2”
Currently bartending at your favorite neighborhood pub, full time student, and future personal trainer. Wanna get in shape? Call me.
I have a crazy, energetic, and adorable (they say your dog is like you, right?) little pup named Jackie O. If I ever get free time, I try to spend it chasing her around.
Other sports you have played?
I fell in love with dance at a young age, and dedicated myself to ballet, tap, and jazz for the first 15 years of my life
How did you get into derby?
My friend Babe Ruthless introduced me to derby. I was so impressed by the charisma and athleticism of the women on the track, that I soon joined the TXRG rec league, and became a Texas Rollergirl the following year.
I am a health food fanatic. My favorite food? Kale. Seriously. I love kale and think everyone should consume more of it. My mom got me a juicer for xmas 3 years ago, and I do not know how I survived without it. Drink more juice!
Who inspires you?
My Grandfather: he was generous, creative, and patient. I strive to be more like him.
How/why did you pick your derby name?
Well, I think that’s obvious… I’m the biggest and nastiest skater out there!
How has roller derby impacted your life?
I eat, sleep, and breathe, roller derby. Derby has impacted every aspect of my life. Thanks to derby, I realized that I wanted a career in the fitness industry, and was the catalyst to get me back in school.
What’s the hardest part of being a rollergirl?
There are not enough hours in the day. It is hard to find time for non-derby friends and activities, but balance is very important.
First thing you do after a derby bout:
Find my nephew in the crowd and give him a big, sweaty hug. My biggest fan is also my smallest.
Would you like to brag about your skates?
My skates are held together by green duct tape. We have a love/hate relationship.
You play several positions, which one is your favorite & why?
Jammers get all the glory; everyone wants to jam. But I am learning love blocking. Catching an opponent off guard, and knocking her to the ground just feels so good.