Scrape Myrtle

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

Skater name: Scrape Myrtle
Skater number: 11:11
Position: Pivot, Blocker, Jammer
Played derby since: 2009 (Rec-n-Rollerderby)
Year started with TXRG: 2009

Height: 5’4”
Birthday: April 7th

Likes: Chai tea, refurbishing furniture, Migas breakfast tacos (sans cheese), unexpected road trips out West, afternoons hiking Austin’s many trails, Modern Family…

Dislikes: Recyclable goods that end up in landfills, water wasting, glutens and mean people

Occupation: Learning Specialist for a locally-based global SaaS company

What is your pre-game ritual? Water. The evening before I give my skates a good cleaning and look-over, then enjoy early bedtime. Day of bout I hydrate with water and copious amounts of coconut water, I enjoy Migas for breakfast and bananas for snacks, visualize penalty-free game play and hug up on my Hustlers…

What skates do you wear? Reidell 695 Black Widows with PowerDyne Reactor plates, but I’m seriously looking at a pair of Bonts

What’s your favorite wheel brand? Atom Poisons and Radar Villains

What is your favorite song to warm-up to? “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)” – the Bernadette Peters version, natch! Then, I slide into Whitesnakes’ “Still of the Night”

What’s your favorite way to work out off-skates? Casual (and long) hikes, yoga and an occasional run

The best piece of derby advice you’ve ever been given… “Trust yourself. Be unafraid. And, go get it!”

The best piece of derby advice you’d like to give someone new… “Trust yourself. Be unafraid. And, go get it!”

Who is your derby idol? Why? Have you seen the Texecutioners? That I skate with them, and am trained by them, each and every week… is astounding. The Hustlers’ own The Killa Sal Monella is so. much. fun. to. watch! The way she flits around the track with such grace and precision = (skater crush!)

What is the best derby bout you’ve ever watched? Why? The last bout of 2013 – Texecutioners vs. Gotham City…. What a game! I was so incredibly proud of our team, and of our organization. Those women are simply badass.

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