Latest Bout: 7/22/2023 Burning River: All Stars 209 vs Windy City: Third Coast 166 7/22/2023 Burning River: Haz-Mat Crew 99 vs South Bend 269 WFTDA International Rankings
Get to know CoCo Sparx...
What was your athletic background prior to playing roller derby?
Years of rec soccer, ran track, gymnastics when I was very young.
What aspect of derby do you enjoy the most?
The focus and discipline it requires. There is no time to get inside your own head about what went wrong the last time because you HAVE to be ready for what's coming up next in just a few seconds. In life I have a tendency to overthink and over-analyze things that are over and done with, and I let it at me. But when I'm on the track and playing derby, I have to let go of that way of thinking and it feels really really good.
How did you get started in your roller derby career?
I got a message on MySpace (I'm old) that said "Hi, we're a group of people looking to start a roller derby league in Cleveland. We're looking for girls who are over 21 and have health insurance." And I was just like "well, I am both of those things so..."